The Galveston Daily News. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 36, No. 161, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 27, 1877 Page: 4 of 4
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A. H. BELO k CO., Proprietors.
Thursday, September 27, 1877.
The Indications for the West Gulf States
are: Winds mostly from south, partly ciouoy
weather and rain areas, and nearly stationary
pressure and temperature.
[Observations taken at 3.24 p. Sept. 86.1
Change of barometer for last 8 hours—Oal-
veston .04 fall. Corsicana .14 fall. Indianola
^Change of temperature for last; 24
Salveston 0 fall. Corsicana 4 rise. Indian
ola 0 rise. ^
Taken by Uie Signal Officer yesterday for
the twenty-four hours ending at 9.49 p. M.,
shows maximum temperature 82 degs.; mini-
mum 74 degs. f
The last game of base ball between the Lee
Jr club and the Pelicans, three besl in five,
resulted in favor of the former by a score of
13 to 9. |
The cotton receipts at this port yesterday
were 2030 bales; of this number 1487 bales
went on to New Orleans to be sold in that
The N*ws returns thanks to the Western
Bernstein Brass Band, composed of colored
musicians, under the direction of Lewis
Junes, for a serenade, last night. It is a new
organization, and turned out last evening for
the first time.
Tbe Jassamine Social Club gave their hop at
Sylvester Hall last evening, which was a most
enjoyable affair. The ladies turned out in
full force and graced the event with their
smiles, and encouraged the spirit of pleasure
that prevailed by their hearty participation
E. Hauser, H. J. Bauhhens and E. E. Fia
hertv were the reception committee, and J.
W. Paquet, A. P. Dumesny and fir Grahu
were the floor committee.
er Filed in the Cotton Press
▲ horse Attached to a dray loaded with bar
rels. and driven by an old colored man, took a
notion to try his heel?, last evening on Market
street, and after a most satisfactory effort
was brought to a stand-still at the corner of
Church and Thirty-first streets. The old
darky stayed with him until he stopped, but,
unfortunately for him, the halt was effected
by a collision with a fence-corner, which cap-
sized the dray and landed him underneath
the wreck. Help came from all quarters of
the compass, and when the old man was re-
leased he had only one pain to complain of—a
sort of a rheumatic touch in the hip.
The State a^d County Assessor of taxes has
received hi^ blanks and instructions from the
Comptroller at Austin to make out assess-
ment for all lands and lots in the Menard
J?ran% and which are designated on the city
map, on which taxes have not been paid dur-
ing any of the intervening years since 1870.
Tax receipts covering this period are invalu
»ble, for should the rolls show a single lot
which has escaped its tribute of taxes during
-any of the years mentioned, nothing can pre-
sent a second payment of such taxes except
the presentation of the tax receipt for that
year. There are lands amounting in value to
millions of dollars on the delinquent rolls,
and persons interested in the payment of
taxes can save both money and trouble by
seeing that the records are clear against
•A- Canine Filicides.
A dog of the bul» species, belonging to Mas-
ter Henry Thomas, corner Avenue M and
E gh eenth street, committed suicide in a
very stra/ ge and extraord.nary manner. For
several days he has been acting like most hu-
man beings are supposed to act who contem-
plate hurling themselves into eternity. The
dog wandered about the house and yard in a
seemingly unconsolabie and melancholy man-
uer, and all efforts of his young master to get
him to act as was his wont, proved futile.
Finally, between 6 and 7 o'clock Tuesday even-
ing. he entered a two-story stable in the yard,
managed to get to the upper floor, there pave
a few farewell howls, and sprang out of a
convenient widow toward an adjoining feoce,
where he managed to get his neck caught be-
tween two pickets, and where he departed
this life without a struggle.
Return of the Adella*
The yacht Adella, owned by C. Walbart and
Jos Walthew, arrived yesterday from New
Orleans after having run two races at Bay
St. Louis against the famous yacht Maggie,
from New York, owned by the Brewsters, of
New Orleans. This boat has beaten all the
boats of her class in the South, and was con
sidered one of the fastest in New York. The
Adelia won the first race on Friday last, the
*•11 st inst., by 13 minutes and 51 seconds, but
wa- beaten on Saturday through the misman-
agement of her crew. The owners of the
Maggie were not anxious to run a third race,
tliey being fully satisfied that the Adelia is
more than her match. This success proves
that the Adelia is one of the fastest boats of
her class in the South, and her record is one
of which the aquatic sportsmen of Galveston
may feel justly proud.
This court met at the usual hour yesterday.
Present—Judge Williams and the officers of
the court. The minutes were read and ap-
proved, and the following business was trans
Joseph Fischel vs. G., H. and H. R. R.; judg
ment for plaintiff on verdict of a jury,
Sloan & Gonzales vs. Southern Cotton Press
and Manufacturing Co. Continued by con-
A. M. Scarborough vs. Texas Cotton Press
and Manufacturing Co. Continued by con
Hartmu8 & Co. vs. Texas Cotton Press and
Manufacturing Co. Continued by consent.
Hartmus & Co. vs. Gulf City Cotton Press
and Manufacturing Co. Continued by con-
Arthur B. Homer vs. Texas Cotton Press
and Manufacturing Co. Continued by con-
Arthur B. Homer vs. Gulf City Cotton Press
and Manufacturing Co. Continued by con-
sent . 5
M. Kimley vs. T. Dignan ani W. H. Nichols.
Dignan given leave to amend.
The following is a copy of the answer filed
bv tbe attorneys of the cotton presses to the
petition of A. M. Scarborough and others, who
sue for a recovery of the press charges, which
the plaintiffs allege are unlawful:
A. M. Scarborough et aL vs. Southern Cotton
Press and Manufacturing Company.
Now comes defendant in said cause, and
for answer say6 that if plaintiffs purchased
cotton from the owners while stored with de-
fendant, which they do not admit-, they pur-
chased said cotton with full notice of defend-
ant's tariff of charges, and particularly that
charge complained of, and defendant denies
that said charges were exacted without any
service, care or labor rendered in respect of
said cotton, and say that defendant was put
to great expense of time, labor and money in
preparing eaid cotton for delivery in deliver-
ing the same to plaintiffs, which plaintiffs
well knew had to be expended on said cotton
by defendant when plaintiffs purchased the
same from the owners thereof; and defend-
ant sayatkat said charges were and are rea-
sonable and just and customary in the city of
Galveston. Defendant denies that it Was le-
gally bound to make the delivery mentioned
in pTaintiffs' petition under their instrugUenS
wKfeout making any charge therefor, and say
that if plaintiffs ever purchased any cotton
while the same was stored with defendant,
they made said purchase with fall notice, ana
well understanding tb^jj was in posses-
sion of defenfj^j^ and t^at the
charges complai^^ of would have to be paid
service, expense, labor
defendant in executing and car-
instructions of plaintiffs in re-
2*5. «o the delivery of said cotton in tbe
Bj18 ^ner described in p'aintiffs' petition before
-aeir said instructions would be complied
with, they well knowing defendant's business
and its right to retain said cotton for the
charge against the same.
Defendant denies that plaintiffs were com-
pelled to purchase cotton which had been
stored by the original owners thereof with
defendant, and say that if they ever pur-
chased any such cotton they purchased the
same for gain and speculation, after having
first calculated the charges complained of,
and that said purchases were made by them
voluntarily without being compelled by de-
fendant or any other person or corporation to
embark in said business. Defendant, further
aoswering, says that if plaintiffs paid to de
fendant the sums of money mentioned, said
sums were pafd to defendant for value re-
ceived as aforesaid and without any com-
plaint that said charges were unjust, and de-
nies that said payments were made under
protests, but, on the contrary, that payments
were made willingly and Voluntarily by plain-
tiffs without objecting thereto, well knowing
that they undertook and promised to pay the
same when they made the purchase from the
original ownets of said cotton, believing and
knowing that said charges were reasonable
and justi and, further answering, defendant
denies all and singular the allegations in
plaintiffS* petition contained. George Mason
aiid a. r. Campbell, attorneyb foi defendant.
Mr. a. Somerville returned home yesterday
Major Howell, U. S. a ,-Chief Engineer of
the Department of the Gulf, is in the city,
and yesterday went over to Bolivar to inspect
the works going on at that point and in the
Mr. C. F. Hohorst, after a long absence
abroad in search of health, has returned to
the city, hearty and robust. It is his inten
tion to remain in the city and resume the la
bors of his business.
▼isited the Cotton Exchange: J. R. Hill
Willis; T. C. Thompson, New Orleans; J. B.
The Texas correspondent of the Chicago
Times, writing from San Antonio last week,
pays the following handsome compliment to
a young lady who was raised in Galveston,
where she has many friends and admirers:
44 The sultry morning sun aroused us alJ, and,
immediately after a hearty camp breakfast,
we proceeded along the bed of the Cibola,
which revealed some vistas of great love-
liness, to the rancho of Col. Sellers, where we
saw a lily of the valley growing in the midst
of frontier surroundings, in the person of
Miss Sellers—one of the handsomest and most
accomplished of the fair daughters of Texas.
She did the honors of her home with true
southern hospitality, her father and mother
being absent. Our chief est treat was a sup-
ply of ripe figs, which have a most delicious
flavor. They grow in this climate luscious as
in Palestine, and a scripture patriarch might
not disdain to sit beneath a Texas fig tree
and recall the dews of heaven that fed the
wandering tribes of Israel on Etham's bar-
Have It Repaired.
A part of the railing along the south side of
the Broadway esplanade between Twenty-
second and Tremont streets was blown down
by last week's storm, and the pieces still lie
scattered along the street. Home of the
shrubbery was also damaged. Will the proper
official make a note of it and see that the re-
pairs are made ? _
Justice Gilbert's Court.
8tate vs Josie Williams. Jury trial; ver-
dict not guilty. Charge of cursing and swear-
ing in a public place.
Justice Jobdson's Court.
State vs. S. C. Beman, charged with assault
and battery on John S. Terraberry; tried by
jury, found guilty and fined $1.
State vs. Mary Lee, charged with threats
and obusive language; fined $■■!, and in default
of payment committed to jail.
Justice Shields'* Court*
State vs. Chris. Schrader, charged with
assault and battery on Georgie Hattal; tried
by jury and fined $2 and put under peace
bond of $25.
State vs. Mrs. Schrader, charged with
threats on the person of Mrs. E. Hattal;
placed under peace bond of $50
State vs. Henry Hammer. The preliminary
examination in the assault and battery case
of H. Hammer on Henry Elmers was contin-
ued to Friday next.
Maria Johnson and Mary Reed, vagrancy;
each required to execute a vagrant bond of
£50, or be imprisoned for ten days.
Philip McDonald, drunk and down; firstap
Horace B. Yammer, vagrancy; required to
give a vagrant bond of $50 or be confined in
jail for ten days.
Ice Lee, disorderly conduct in the Central
Market; fined $2 50 and costs or six days in
Lucy Essex, disorderly conduct and disturb-
ing public worship; fined $5 and costs or ten
days in jail.
A. C.Crawford, obstructing the sidewalk;
fined and costs or six days in jail.
J. M. Brown, agent, obstructing the streets;
Sam Moeling. assaulting and striking Alice
Runnels; dismissed for want of prosecution.
F. Stephens, fighting; fined $2 50 and costs
or five days in jail.
Charles Brady, disorderly conduct in the
street; fined $2 50 and costs or five days in
F. Caffe, abusing and threatening Mrs.
Caffe; fined $2 50 and costs or five days in jail.
J. a. Parker, assault with intent to murder
Nicholas Nordberg; bound over to Criminal
Court; bond $500.
August Brodherring, theft of $15 from the
room of J. M. Curry; bound ever to the Crimi-
nal Court; bond $100.
George Faunce, theft of lumber from the
Brick wharf; bound over to Criminal Court;
To get a cheap hat, trimmed, and a
good assortment of hats, latest styles,
go to Klopman & Fell man.
To but striped silks, all colors, dress
silk for 75c. per yard, go to Klopman &
To buy striped silks, all colors, dress
silk for 75. per yard, go to Klopman &
Amid Sylvan Groves
and rural retreats, where the wild flow-
ers bloom and nnite their sweetest frag-
rance, nature's healing balm for the ills
of lovely woman is found in abundance.
Developed by chemistry and improved
by science, these wonderful elements
for the cure of woman and her diseases
have been compounded and offered un-
der the name of English Female Bitters
at one dollar per bottle.
A letter from Rossville to the San Antonio
Express says: As the main Laredo road is
quite near our village, I can see all that
quite near our Tillage I can see all tnat ouoty contains about 200 »fim t miles
passes. Trains of eight and oftentimes ™' cBtri/ lftnd B considerable potl .ion of
lW?',T?™'S2ODZ!?2V ?TeH.tW0 °f I which is in the Trinity bottom, and I. . as rich
hVh ittrade between San Antonio I land in the world. The uplaad prairie
and that point is growing larger every day. ■■■W of a nambe. of gmail praW eg, viz:
Making a circuit of about ten miles around I T Nevils, East, Muffcsnjr, Mart bison's,
& ^ sstomshed to find I geveral others of smaller size. A U these
what a great interest is taken in the cause of I generally productive. Tyler, Ne^ *ils and
education, there being actually five'public |Mt*pralri(J part of the beat eetti ed por-
^vera^lnK thirty pupils each. JTbe j j.jon3 Gf th6 county, and contain s i tumber
Some time ago the cotton speculators in
several of the thoroughbred cities of the
South who fancy that they can never be hap-
py nntil they have monopolized the Texas
trade, and who are not possessed of that chiv-
alric sort of enterprise that would bring them
to this State and develop them into success-
ful factors and brokers in the cotton business
got together and concluded to send their
drummers all over Texas, with authority to
buy up directly from the farmers every lock
of cotton produced by the great common
wealth which is represented in the galaxy of
States by a lonesome looking star. These
wide awake merchants skirmished around and
found any number of "live men " who could
talk Spanish, ride a bucking horse, and take
a scalp as scientifically as a Comanche, whom
they engaged to go upon the cotton crusade
they had agreed to make against the crop of
lexas These fellows got their red top boots
greased up, their six shooters well loaded
and their bottles filled with trading whiskv
forward with all their pockets
filled with credentials and letters of credit
se^?ted wealth by the million. They
over Tax&s- Every station,
town, village and hamlet had half a dozen
takeuD aU6of t'h"!fr*d in them- waiting to
of the fleecy staple that might be
o£bispoV8°^d JUL" proposes and
lng^in that the "for™" XerTSf8 A™ COm'
much has been said have -- ° whom
more nor less than" educated trarnL"0"1,!
being treated accordingly p and
"STpflSE.118 ,1,e Broa<> way colored
The members of the Eroadwav onir.-^
Baptist Church held a business meeting nn
Monday evening last for the purpose of mak
ing some disposition of a certain sum of mon
ey which nas accumulated in the treasury of
the congregation. Brother Randolph, the
pastor, was present among his flock, talkine
with them and cheering them with all th^j
zeal and loving kindness that characterize
his ministerial labors. Brother Randolph is
not -without his enemies, unfortunately for
him, and on the occasion In question he was
pained to fee that Sister Essex, a rip-roaring
sort of an Amazonian cohort within herseLf
was present to mar with her clamors the
the scenes that were trembling
'<* coming events. The pastor
evade the obstreperous sister, and to
» 7 hkea conflict with her, but
she was neither to be evaded nor were her
comments on his character to b- avoided
She sent out her skirmishers and found the
parson, and then she moved on him with her
solid columns of abuse. Sbejcalled him "a half-
hamm,r:d, kinky-head. d.Hmber-legged yaUer
negr » *hoknew nothing »bout th,scierceof
salvation or the redned instincts that make
up the cream of Christian piety." she told
K l?do'Ph "*at Saviour of mail
kind did not make the world in one day, nor
did it please Him to model the physical
structure of all men by the same pattern. She
pointed out the game leg of the parson as a
proof of her declaration, and then stie sn^rS
lxci,tement ofraVflr«rUrfrfl0 ,nHated with the
n?^?Sr°he reverend object and
tion. But Sister Elmore grabbed he?
congregation came to her^ assistant US
Anally Bister Essex was cast S and
ing. baffled in her p"rpo"A°?, t£*Lbu"d,
vrith not one iota of her warlike spirit abated
Things have been srerminatiDg since and
To get bargains in dry goods and
fancy goods and ready-made ladies'
dresses and underwear, you must go to
Klopman & Fellman.
To buy striped silks, all colors, dress
silk for 75c. per yard, go to Klopman &
To r.tjv striped silks, all colors, dress
silk for 75c. per yard, go to Klopman &
Where you get full values for your
money—you must go to Klopman &
Low spirits, distate for company,
irritability of temper and love of re-
tirement, exist with many persons from
some lesion of the liver; they are ad
vised to use Home Stomach: Bitters,
as it acts on the whole animal economy.
If you want to see a large line of
black scarfs and fancy silk ties, just re-
ceived, you must go to Klopman &
The finest stock of ready-made
dresses and underwear in their new
store. Go to Klopman & Fellman.
To but striped silks, all colors, dress
silk for 75c. per yard, go to Klopman &
The best assorted stock of dry goods
and fancy goods you can only find at
Klopman & Fellman's.
To buy striped silks, all colors, dress
silk for 75c. per yard, go to Klopman
To buy a good corset at 75c., goto
Klopman & Fellman.
Where to buy the cheapest black
cashmere—at Klopman & Fellman's.
THE LATE It. V. COOK.
Meeting of tbe Columbna Bar—
Resolution! of ueapect.
At a meeting of members of the bar
of Columbus, Texas, W. J. Darden,
Esq , (being the oldest attorney of this
bar,) was called to the chair, aDd Fri-
ench Simpson elected secretary. Where-
.upon the following resolutions were
Besotted, That the sudden and unexpected
death of our Brother tR. V. Cook, which oc-
curred at his heme, in Columbus, on the 30th
day of August last, forcibly reminds us that
we too must pass away, and calls forth our
sympathies for the family of one whom our
private and professional associations for
years have left only the kindest remem-
brances. We can but express our unfeigned
regret for our sudden loss and bow to the
Dispenser of the destinies of all.
Jtesolred, That by the death of our Brother,
the State has lost a just and valuable citizen,
the bar an honorable, able and courteous
advocate, and we a loved and trusted com-
panion and friend.
Resolved, In all the events of life our Brother
acted his part well as a citizen, lawyer, Chris
tian and gentleman. We commend his ex
ample to the memory of our profession, and
when death overtakes us we hope that our
preparations may be as complete as his, and
that it may be said of us as it is of him. he
died a good lawyer and honorable man, a kind
and devoted husband, a loving and affection
Besolved, That we tender our warmest sym
pathies to the family of our deceased Brother,
and we condole with them in their greatafflic-
Resolced, That the Secretary furnish to the
District Court, now In session, a copy of these
resolutions, with a refj'test that they be spread
on the records, and that a like copy be fur-
nished to the family of our deceased brother,
and that they be published in the Colorado
Citizen, Galveston Daily News and the
Fayette County Record
ROBhRT L. FOARD, 1
W. S. DELANEY, |
JNO. C. MITCHELL, !> Committee.
L. J. LOGUE, |
E. J. SANDMEYER, J
These resolutions were presented to
the court by Wells Thompson, Esq.,
and received and ordered recorded on
the minutes of the District Court of
The reckless statement is made that
Emma Abbott loves her husband, and
doesn't yearn for a divorce. We have
always said that this lady wasn't much
of a singer.
Charles A. Minnie, the young mulat-
to who has just won the West Point
cadetship in the First New York Dis-
trict, has been presented with $50 by
the Hon. John Morrissey to provide
him with an outfit.
Sometimes, what a dreamy, far-away
picture of the beautiful Had Been it
calls up in your memory, when you
have loved a fair young girl with all
the fervor and passionate ardor of
manly nature, when your very soul has
caught the inspiration of her presence,
and her face has been for you the reali-
zation of all that was tender and fair
and pure, and when the loss of this
prize has swept over your heart like a
sirocco of agony, and left it dry aDd
bitter and hard, ten years after, to look
over an alley fence when hunting for
your runaway boy, and see her in the
back yard of a corner grocery, with a
draggled calico dress pinned up over
red flannel petticoat, a man's hat
perched on her head, and stretching a
flapping shirt over a line, while she
holds two clothes-pins between her
Jennie June says that money is not
so often the reason why young women
marry elderly men as people imagine
She says that the young man of to day
is not the desirable husband that the
young man of fifty years ago was; he
is not so thoughtful, sober, painstaking,
and conscientious; he lives at a club,
has no love of home life nor desire to
build up character and reputation as
man and citizen; his ideas of life are
bounded by the theatre and the doings
of his little set; and in too many cases
his ambition is to own a racer and be on
intimate terms with the ballet. Natu
rally mothers "shrink from intrusting
their daughters to such youths as
these, even if they have the opportuni-
ty, and are better pleased to bestow
them on older men—men who know
how little of real value there is in the
temporary excitement of pleasure
who' have, perhaps, been married once,
and have learned to value home and the
guarantees it affords for permanent
Lucy Hooper says that what Patti
feels most keenly is the altered attitude
of her fellow artistes toward her. Her
genius and her social station had com
bined to make her a sort of queen
amongst them, and when she came into
the green room or upon the stage at re
hearsal everybody would respectfully
make way for her, and salute her as she
passed. Now they stand their ground
glancing at her askance, with signifi
cant smiles and whispers. She is no
longer their goddess, their sovereign
lady; she is one of them only, and an
unloved comrade at that. For, strange
to say, notwithstanding her immense,
her unprecedented success, an artistic
standing that need fear no rival, she
was pitilessly jealous of all possible
rivals, and quarrelsome and exacting
with the male singers who supported
To buy striped silks, all colors, dress
silk for 75c. per yard, go to Klopman &
It is the duty of every person who
has used Boschf.e's German Syrup to
let its wonderful qualities be known to
their friends in curing Consumption,
severe Coughs, Croup, Asthma, Pneu-
monia, and in fact all throat and lung
diseases. No person can use it without
immediate relief. Three doses will re-
and we consider it the
duty of all Dtuggists to recommend it
to the poor dying consumptive, at least
to try one bottle, as 40,000 dozen bot
ties were sold last year, and no one case
where it failed was reported. Such a
medicine as the German Syrup can not
be too widely known. Ask your Drug-
gist about it. Sample bottles to trv sold
at 10 cunts Regular size 75 cents. For
sale by D E. Schoolfield. T. C. Tomp-
son & Co., wholesale agents for Texas.
If you want bargains in cheap black
and colored silks, go to Klopman <fc
The largest and cheapest assortment
in fancy children's hose you will find at
Klopman & Fellman's.
To buy striped eilks, all colors, dress
silk for 75c. per yard, go to Klopman &
Such bargains in ladies brown Bal-
briggan hose at $4 50 you will only find
at Klopman & Fellman's.
W S LSeath, City; Dr Linden, Houston: Mrs
M Baker, Giddings; James Rice, Round Moun-
tain; WT Nobles, Montgomery; R F Oliver
Willis; TH Clark, Banquette; J T Woodson,
Crockett; Mrs McLean, Grapeland: R F Wor-
tham, Lovelady: J Behmsek, New Braunfels;
A Hedemann. City; T J Lloyd. Texas; S Eng-
linking, San Felipe; Mrs a W Mellen and son,
Lampasas; J H Miller, City; W G Halsey, Har-
risburg; J P Davis, City; E A Schaefer, Bal-
timore: T P Giles, Virginia: H O Buerce, At-
lanta; D D Bryan, Houston; J W Germain
St Louis; C W Catlin, Chicago; WTFinley.
Hannibal: J E Downes, Crockett; M 31 Me
Mannus, St Louis; J M McFaddin, Texas.
John Hollander, E A Hollander, Houston
J H Peters. Garden Valley ; A Ruppel, Hous
ton, C M Nab, Houston; John Boland, Dlckin
son; E L Parish, Huntsviile; T T Beazley,
W J Kyle, Grapeland; C F Jefrey, Cedar
Bayou; B Frelich, New Orleans; H Freid
lander, Waco; Esto Jimener, Mexico; Valen
tine Jimener, Rose Whiiing, Mexico; W H
Fisher, Austin; John W Harris, city; M J
Scott, Kingston, La; J P Wood, New Orleans;
C A Oliver, Franklin, La; F C Landon, Lynch-
burg; M McManue. St Louis.
W R James, Phil; M Myer, Chicago; J R
Bright, Tenn; G Gibbs, N O: WA Ellis, wife
and child^Texas, G H Moore, Calvert: Chas
See^r Chleago; M Lewis, city: G H Hurzet
ton, Phil; L P Compellan, N O; J A Moore, N
Y: J L Lewis, Houston; C H Hart, Texas; H
C Krown San Antonio; J W Armstrong, Pal-
Loute' J s Harrison, Cin; J R Biser, St
world along the Trinity river wfcioli' c 'an be
had at very low prices. The chief ^ rietie*
of soil are the black waxy, the cbocol* te, the
black fandy, the red lands, the sand; - piney
woods lands, etc., so that a person can have a
choice of any kind he may desire »o sni Itivate.
mineral resources of this" county are very
;reat. A piece of hard substance, resem-
bling, and after testing found to be coal, was
licked up in the field of Mr. J. C. Ross. Now,
lere is a field open to capitalists.
of well improved farms and nfeo rea* lences.
The uplands, as well as the botterals nds of
the county, are fertile, producing 1m crops
of corn, ootton and most of the small grains.
, Vegetables of almost every variety « -;an be
ti^k.h austin couxty. produced abundantly. For fruit. eq> ecially
The ball and supper given by the Masonic I ' che8i pears, apricots, nectarine*, plums
fraternity at Bellville was a fine affair Up- I £nd mogt of the gmau fruits, this coon ty can
wards of three hundred people attended, the i be excelled Saw-mills are sea ttered
music, dancing and supper were admiraoie, roneh the county, and pplendid pine 1 umber
so were the ladies, and the merriment equal I » had at $10 oer thousand teet . at the
to the demand of the most fastidious married | mjUg £iarl(j can be bought at from SI to $5
belle, to say nothing of the typical marriage a'cre; iropr0ved at from $5 to ;\10 at t acre,
bell Fully half the cotton is already gath- I to quality of soil and style -of lm-
ered. and some assert that two-thirds of it 1 proyement_ In the county there axe seventy
has been saved. The crop will be^hort ex- | gehool-housOB, mostly public property; the
ceeding one-third o? last year's product
A late letter says: On Holliday creek, in
SLllUUl'liUUO^r . ~ V. ' J
free schools haw been much bette> - organized
in this county than in most °ther^s. does
..... ■■. - - - not suffers© severely from drouth e« some
Arcner county, we found large bodies of rich I .. gectiaos. An entire failure in crops
valley land, not an acre as yet in cultivation. I un)£nciwn when the cultivatio.l is tbor-
We found the best large body of land in our I qu , a CTOp wiu be made even in titei dry-
line of travel on this creek and is tributaries. I seagon is never visited by th« gr*»s-
From Ikard's we traveled up Beaver creek est season.
passing over a rough country, covered with I PP • jouvson county.
mesquite brush and mesquite grass. This i cleburne TtiOnnt. •' Not* ithstandir ig the
section is well water d and affords good shet I etc amonjr cotton, we fine t there
ter in winter for stock, and is a fine stock worms, etc ,amon^ pickerg, and o ar far-
country. There arc some fine valley lands on ™ ood wa* es for the same . The
Beaver creek, and enough^ timber Jor fire | mejs wdl pay plfin of a w^t of
employment andltringen/.times.....CI eburne
has a brewery... .Cleburne CTrOTKfc S spt ^
The town gins are now bus\ ■• ■ • • . >J <jay
the cotton sales increase C. lewJha»« SiiSf
a lively trade in the staple.... • Wehave^mada
inquiries as to the number of l ,
purchased by our merchants uv
and they foot up to 135. More cotton mu
Belton Journal: The number of acres ren- I J*™!*!4I^lVotcitae ponies! calvt s,'"sheep,
cles. 1«78. All of which has been valued at I evening.
M. a . . . , . a m, m 1. _ O L — A n ♦- . — A m t A V 1 7 I "'M I
wood, but no fencing or building timber.
The State Baptist Convention meets at Bry-
an the first week in October.
Texarkana Democrat: A great deal of new
cotton has been received this week, some
bales being brought from adjoining counties.
$3,154,615. The State tax amounts to $li,723
"~Vand county taxes, $10,8*24 38.
Banner• The man Beard, mentioned
the Dallas Herald and other papers as having
been arrested in Shackelford county recently,
charged with being a desperate character,
was brought to Brownwood Tuesday last, for
the purpose of being identified as one of our
St. Louis, Galveston, New Orleans and
other cities represented in the cotton t-J*ade
this week by their respective agents. ...About
$5000 received from various localities as con-
tributions to the sufferers by the late ftre at
Paris. St. Louis heads the list with $550......
Representatives of fire insurance companies
have nearly all gone from the city, having
paid oft many of tlieir policies, while others
. . j f.. tnirajtSira.
- - -1 SfSHBSSSSSS
and he was discharged.
Th# man Williams, reported as having been
shot at Bell Plain, Callahan county, by Geo.
West, of this place, died there on Thursday
after the shooting.
Xorth- West: The people of Henrietta, Clay
county, are talking court-house, and empha-
for i'2000, which sum will be collected and go
towards paying off their indebtedness.
The season for digging cucumbers is at nana.
The Bcerne Register says Dr. Bayard, or that
place, planted some cucumber seed in his gar-
den last spring. The plants grew up_finely,
SMnTi't h'y5 appoinung acommitteetoconfer but would noftear ™/'™^£"hePtt
Wiethe Commissioners' Court at its next re- | ^
covered c usters of cucumbers grown to the
roots just like potatoes. The cucumbers had
the pame flavor as the ordinary cucumber;
gular term A party of hunters from Sher-
man, who have been on the range fifty miles
west of Henrietta, say that deer and antelope
are plenty. The buffalo have nearly all gone
The most of our cattle men have sold out
their entire herds this summer, and are rein-
Lockhart Xews-Echo: District Court com-
mences next aionday, 24th inst There is but
one vacant store-house in town now, and it
will be rented as soon as the estate to which it
belongs can be administered on — We learn
that a gent'eman has recently purchased ten
thousand acres of land in the northern part
of the county, and is preparing to inclose it
for a pasture. A few more such purchases,
and ('aidwell county will not have much va
cant land lefc.
Empire: The rains have put the ground in
good condition for wheat-planting Houses
for rent are scarce in Stephenville—..The
turnip crop promises to be abundant—if the
grasshoppers will only stay where they are.
The cotton worm is sweeping the flolds in
some parts of the county, but too late to do
much damage ... .Cotton-pickers are in de-
and the color of the shell somewhat resembled
the potato known as the yellow yam.
Dangerfield Banner: Times are growing
lively in our burg The protracted meeting
at this place is being conducted wit* much
zeal Cotton-picking is the order of the day
in the country Our streets and the public
square are being put in splendid condition.
News: Picking cotton and gathering corn is
the order of the day Notwithstanding the
rainy weather there was quite a large attend-
ance of our citizens in town last Monday, be-
ing the opening dav of our District court....
His Honor R. S. Walker is up to time, and
seems to be determined to push business
through with a vengeance. W® are glad to
see the Judge looking so well ana active.
However, his excessive labors are seemingly
getting the better of him.
Corsicana Observer: Nearly evert stalk of
cotton in the county has been entirely strip
ped of its leaves by the worms. Nothing can
now be seen in the fletels but the stacks and
bolls. That it will reduce the yield and qual};
mand, and street walkers and corner-loungers I bolls. That it will reduce tneyieiaan^ 4^-
can find plenty work in the country New | ty there is no doubt. The
- - ■ an(j flne crop a month a go was never oeiter.
Everything is in abundance? and a short crop
of cotton we can stand.
goods are arriving daily. Our merchants have
bought big stocks and are preparing for a
large trade. If the cotton crop is only well
handled we look for an active revival of trade
in our burg before long Messrs. Burroughs
& Jenks, of Vermont, have en route for this
county one hundred merino sheep—fifty bucks
and fifty ewes. They will locate on Buck
creek, about four miles from Bluff Springs.
There is no doubt about this being a good
country for sheep, for it has been thoroughly
tested for the last four or five years
with the most satisfactory results
The late rains have greatly revived vegeta
tion of all kinds, and caused the grass upon
the prairies to put forth rapidly — A large
number ef wagons loaded with immigrants,
lumber and merchandise for the west, are
constantly passing through Stephenville—
It will be remembered that on the 25th of last
June, James Mastin, sheriff of this county,
was shot and instantly killed by one Bone
Wilson, alias Napoleon Wilson, while attempt-
ing to arrest said Wilson, about three and a
half miles from Stephenville, upon a charge
of horse-stealing. Wilson then made his
escape. About the first of this month a party
of t*n men, belonging to Major Jones's bat-
t ilion, and Capt. Sparks's company, under
command of Sergeant Sparks, found the
murderer about twenty miles from Fort Chad-
bourne, and ordered Wilson to halt and hold
up nis hands. He immediately halted, reined
his horse around, seized his gun and attempt-
ed to draw it from its scabbard. He was
again ordered to hold up his hands, but
still attempting to draw his gun, his
horse was shot down and he himself
wounded in the body. His horse fell, he fall
ing at the; same time on the opposite side of
his horse from the Rangers, at once leveled
his gun over his horse at the troops, but as
his horse was only wounded he staggered and
rose, and Wilson thereby missed his aim. He
then ran about ten steps, took position behind
a horse, and took aim at the troops, but was
instantly shot through the right breast by the
Rangers, when he ran about five steps and
fell dead with his gun cocked in his hand.
The Weatherford Exponent announces that
the extension of the Texas Pacific Railroad
to that place is now certain—the $30,000 have
been subscribed. It asserts that the work
will go on, it matters not whether the com-
pany helps them or not.
Moscow Review : The Methodist camp meet-
ing closed last Monday night, with several
accessions to the church. Tho attendance
was quite large, and everything passed off
harmoniously We hear of considerable
sickness throughout the county, and the doc-
tors are kept very busy — Some of our farm
ers have succeeded, beyond doubt, in saving
their cotton from the ravages of the cater
PALO PINTO COUNTY.
The &tar, after noting a number of improve
mencs in the town of Palo Pinto, says: The
constant flowing of emigration, and the de-
velopment of new interests. insure th« future
growth and prospe rity of the town. The out-
look is indeed encouraging. Beautifully anil
healthfully located, the center of trade for
the entire county, a*d surrounded by valleys
of as rich and productive land as can be found
anywhere, we see do reason why Palo Pinto
should not take position in the front rank
among the county towns of North Texas. A1
ready we have seven dry goods a nd general
mercantile establishments* two groceries, one
drug 8tore, one saddle and harness shop, and
barber shop, one confectionery store, two
blacksmith sh^DS, one carpenter and wagon
shop, and one flouring mill.
RED RIVER COUNTY.
Clarksville Times; cotton ro/1# in slowly.
The recent rains have seriously retarded pick-
ing The attendance at tho Methodist
Church this week has been rather limited.-. •
Some immigrants in last and this week... .No
frost yet, but the mornings are extremely
cool a heavy rain fell here Mo.iday
Drummers by the score Mrs. Dilhxrd, <1°^"
J \ • A A U L'WU M Itli U lO g 14U V Wtt W AU UiaJ u w v J ^ B /w\
The dead body was then brought to Coleman I on Shawnee prairie, in this county, nas «uu
City, where a jury was summoned and a cor- I head of sheep-. Apples sell from 75c. to $1 ou
■' per bushel Sweet potatoes sell for ©1 per
bushel Plenty of oak mast—The criminal
oner's inquest held. The jury simply find
that the deceased, N. B. Wilson, came to his
death by a gun-shot at the hands of State
Rangers, under command of T. M. Sparks, on
the 15th day of September, 1877. Out of a re-
ward of $800 subscribed by private citizens
for his arrest $631 25 has been paid, and the
balance will be paid soon.
Marlin Ball: The depot wharves are crowd
ed with goods and merchandise. Cotton is
coming in and trade is brightening. Cotton
is being bought in Marlin directly for the cot-
ton mills in the North and in Europe.. Every-
body is picking cotton. There will be more
cotton raised iu this county than at first anti-
cipated after the worms struck the crop. The
entire cotton crop of the county is hardly ever
fully gathered any way, and higher prices and
a better gathered crop will make up the defi-
ciency destroyed by worms The fetorm
struck Marlin rather lightly, and only had a |
tendency to make a fellow hunt for blankets.
... About fifteen business men have been ar-
rested and cited to appear before the Mayor's j
court for violating the Sunday law in keeping j
open and selling goods on Sunday There is j
a difference of freight between Marlin and
Waco to cotton ports of ten to fifteen percent,
in favor of Marlin.
Honey Grove Independent: Business has
been rather quiet during the past week.
Farmers all busy gathering their crops
There were fourteen bales of new cotton on
the streets Wednesday New corn 25 cents
per bushel — Judging from the quantity of
lumber shipped to this place, the surround- |
ing country must be building up rapidly.
The San Antonio Herald says the Haven
Colony have concluded the contract for I
twenty-four thousand and twenty-six acres of
land, lying partly in Quadalupe and partly in
Gonzales county. It was purchased from
Messrs. Dewees and Allison for tne colonists,
through the agency of Col. H. B. Andrews
and Major L. E. Edwards. The purchasers
represent the best classes of men in New
York and Pennsylvania; they come here not |
as consumers, but as producers, and bring
with them sufficient capital to purchase every-
thing they need. The tract of land purchased
by the colonists is beautifully situated on the
Guadalupe river, having a water front eight
and one half miles in extent, and was pur-
chased for $80,C00. It is about twelve miles
from Seguin, and embraces a rich and fertile
tract of conntry.
The bridge over the Brazos at Granbury is
being rapidly pushed forward. The contrac-
tors nope to get it done before cold weather , . . _
and high waters The Gazette, says a youDg I ^ew York, September 26.—Stocks advanced
jr, who lives on Stroud's creek, picked 202 I with a slight reaction in later dealings.
record has been rather fair this week. The
number convicted of drunks was six and for
carrying pistols five. This is a paying busi-
ness for the officers, but a losing one for the
unfortunates Little or no wheat has bt en
sown In the county yet Miss S. E. Latim.er
has been removed from the control of th e
post office here, and Mr. C. H. Fassett ap-
pointed. We do not know the cause for re-
moval The late rains have in jured cotton
to some extent, washing more or less of it
out on the ground. Some of it has also taken
the second growth. The crop will be snort in
this county Our merchants are receiving
their fall goods, and all are bringing on heavy
stocks. The trade of this place was consider-
ably Extended last fall and winter, and this
season the hold on the tejritory will not only
be retaiLed but extended wider.
Henderson Times: Corn is turning out well.
More business houses have been built in
Henderson within the last six months than im
any other place in Texas east of Dallas — A
young man about twenty years of age, named
William Wolley, and who lives near Belview,
in this county, was brought here and lodged
in jail this week. He is charged with having
severely beaten his wife a few weeks pince,
from the effects of which she died..... The re
are seven prisoners in the county jail — On
last Sunday little Sallie NeaL, daughter of
Dr. Neal, of this place, happened the misfor
tune of getting a grass-burr in her mouth and
thence down her windpipe. This caused im-
mediate and very intense pain, from which
she soon became very much exhausted, and
gave evidence of being in a very critical con-
dition. Her father started immediately for
Shreveport, and sent a dispatch back on Tues-
day for Mrs. Neal, stating that it was thought
that an operation would have to be performed
in order to give relief.
Courier: There has been shipped from
Hempstead to the morning of tbe 20th inst
360 bales of cotton Messenger: Seventy-five
bales of cotton changed hands Saturday
Farmers from the lower portion of the county
inform us that they have made full crops of
cotton and corn.
MARKETS BY TELEGRAPH.
London-, September 36—Moon.—Erie, 11!^.
New York, September 20.—Gold opened at
K-J«nD "arrlshurg; Mrs Charles P
Keep, chjMren aDd servant, New Orleans:
Geo W Hynson, New Orleans; C DeGraff
Reliable help for weak and nervous suffer*
ers. Chronic, painful, and prostrating dis-
eases-cured without medicine. Pulvermach-
er's Electric Belts the grand desideratum.
Avoid imitations. Book and Journal, with
particulars, mailed free. Addsess Pi.xvi.a-
*acma Galvanic Co., Cincinnati, Ohio.
pounds of cotton last Friday, which waa her
eighteenth birthday Business has been
rather flat this week, but cotton is comiog in
riehc lively — Sixty-five cents per bushel was
offered for corn on our streets.
A land locater writes: A few miles west of
Wanderer's Creek are four high mounds or
peaks, from which we could see the surround-
ing country for miles. The tops of these
mounds are covered with juniper cedar, and
none of them more than fifty yards in circum-
ference, the tops beiDg a bed of gypsum, per-
fectly white, and in many places made smooth
by tne Indians, who call these hills their med-
icine mounds, and the sick ones sleep on top
of them and use water from a gypsum or
minora! spring near one of them. 1 hese hills
are called by the whites in this vicinity Prai
rie Dog Mountains. We found Qroesbeeck
Creek, the first above Wanderer's Creek, filled
with flne flah. It is a bold, running stream,
though there had been no rain here for two
months. The water in this creek was pretty
sparkling and clear, but so strongly impreg-
nated with gypsum tnat we found its effects
on us to be similar to croton oil. We found
two caves neat* the head of this creek, and ex-
plored them for some distance. The walls
were of gypsum, very hard and white the
caves large. We found a natural bridge one
hundred feet in thickness, across a small creek
running into Pease river on the nort h side
The top of the bridge was about one hundred
feet wide, the bottom three hundred feet
making a natural bridge for the buffalo to
Greenville InAeOtuMH: Cotton pickers are
now in brisk demand, and we learn that some
planters are giving a dollar a hundred for
picking—Notwithstanding the drouth, the
sweet potato crop bids fair to be a full one,
and of the finest quality—We learn that the
area to be sown In wheat in Hunt county this
fall, promises to be largely increased over
that of last year.
Tevas Almanac: It would be almost impossi-
ble to And a better watered county than
Houston in the whole State. It is covered by
a complete net-work of streams and creeks
The land in the vicinity of these streams is
extremely rich. Houston is one of the best
timbered counties in the State. There are
thousands of acres of the richest lands in the
.none} j per cent, (iold 103J4. Exchange—
long, 4t*3: short. 483>£. Governments quiet.
State bonds steady.
Evening—Money al -"'.34 per cent. Ster-
ling exchange steady at 483. Gold heavy at
103J.«. Uovernments dull; new 5s 107)4. State
Closing—Stocks during the afternoon de-
clined of 1 Per cent, with a partial re-
covery at the close, new York Central
101%; ErielO^s; Lake Shore 63£g; Illinois Cen
tral 70)4; Pittsourg 81>£: Chicago and North-
western 37)$; Chicago and Northwestern pre-
ferred 63«. Kock Island 101£g
The 8ub-Treasury balances are: Gold
434,9U0; currency, $43,748,074, The Sub-Trei a-
urer p«id out $47,00u on account of interest
and (82,800 for bonds. Customs receipts
New Orleans, September 26.—Gold l«2%a
103)4. Sight exchange on New York 14 pre-
mium. Sterling exchange, bank. 5C0)£.
Foreign Cotton Markets.
Liverpool. September 2fi —Spot active but
unchanged Sales 15,U00 bales; American 9500;
to exporters and speculators 3000 bales. Im-
ports 2550 bales, 40Q bales of which was Ameri-
Uplands are Quoted as follows: Ordinary
5 13-16d: Good Ordinary 6d; Low Middling,
tiJ4d; Middling Uplands, 6-%d; Middling Or-
Arrivals opened partially 1 32d higher, be-
came weaker, with free sellers at from l-32@
1-16 decline, and closed dull. Basis, Middling
Uplands, Low Middling clause, from any port:
September-October delivery 0 5-16; Octo-
ber November delivery 6 ll-32d; November-
December delivery 6 5-lUd; December Jan-
uary delivery 6 11 b2d; January-February de-
livery ; February-March delivery rt%d;
Octoner-November shipment 6 11-323; Novem-
ber-December shipment 6 ll-32d; January-Feb-
ru shipment 6 13-16d.
Havre, September 26.—Market quiet but
Tres Ordinaire ''spot) #7f; Low Middling
(afloat) 78f. per 50 killogrammes, or 110)4
Domestic Cotton market*.
New York, September 26.—Spot opened
qu-et and eloped steady. Sales 143 bales to
exporters nnd 1398 bales to spinners: total
17j3t>aies. Texas quoted as follows;
Ordinary 10 l-16e: Good Ordinary 10 ll-16c;
Low Middling ll)£c; Middling HUc; Good
Futures opened quiet andeasy, ruled steady
ud closed lower. Sales 43,000 bales.
Saotember 11.23: <ictober 11.18; November
110*2 December 1100; January 11.08: Febru-
ary 11.22: March 11.36; April 11.60; May 11.63;
New Orleans, September 26. — Market
closed irregular and easy. Sales 725 bales.
Oood Orcunarv lOMe: Low Middling lOJJc;
Middling ll)$c; GoodMiddling ll^c. .... ..
• New York, September 26—Noon—Flour
quiet and unchanged. Wheat quiet but firm.
Corn steady. Porir dull; mess $13 90. Lard
heavy; steam $9 27)$ Spirits of Turpentine
quiet at 34c. Rosin quiet at $1 70©1 80 for
strainer. Freiehts heavy.
Baltimore, September 26.—Flour dull but
unchanged; Howard street ana western su-
perfine *3 75®5 00; extra *5 00 @6 00: family
$6 50®8 25: City Mills superfine $4 00@4 75;
extra 6 25@6 75; Rio brands brands $7 25@
7 75; Patapisco family $8 75. Wheat—south-
ern dull and 3@5c lower; western quiet but
Arm; southern red, good to prime $1 31@
1 35; 1 amber $1 43@1 50; western steamer,
$1 25; No. 2 western winter red, spot, $1 51;
September 'delivery i$1 52; October delivery,
$1 40; November delivery $1 37J4- Corn—
•outhcjrn steady and firm: western dull and
lower - southern white 69®70c: yellow 60c.
New Orleans, September 26.—Flour dull;
et'.perflne $4 75; double extra $5 00@5 25;
treble extra $5 50@6 75; choice $6 75@7 50.
Corn dull and lower; white and white mixed
I, . yellow 66)^c. Oats quiet but steady;
S^* kouis 40c; Galena 42c. Oornmeal quiet at
$2 50®2 60. Hay dull and nominal; prime
$14 00@15 00; choice $16 50. Pork—demand
food and pricestending upward; mess held at
14 50@14 75. Lard in fair demand; refined
tierce 9j£c; keg lOJfjc. Dry-salt meats in fair
demand and higher; shoulders, loose, 7)4c;
packed 7%c. Bacon strong and higher; held
8houlders7J4c; clear rib sides 9)$c; clear sides
10c. Hams scarce and firm; choice sugar-
cured 13)4©13J4c, as in size. Whiskv quiet;
western rectified $1 08 ®1 13. Coffee steady
with a fair demand; Rio, ordinary to prime
cargoes, 17)4©21c, gold. Sugar dull and nom-
inal; jobbing, common to good common 7@
8c; fair to fully fair 8@8)ic: prime to choice
8)4@894c: yellow clarified 8J£@9)4c. Molasses
—nothing doing. Rice in good demand at
t ull prices; ordinary to prime Louisiana 5)£®
6$, 4o. Bran dull and nominal at 82)£c
1 Jew Yore, September 26—Flour dull and
hea vy and 10®25c lower, the decline being
mat ily on medium and low grades; superfine
west ern and State $5 00@5 65, closing dull;
south ern flour unchanged; common to fair
extra $6 25Q6 75; good to choice extra $7 00
@8 5(J. Wheat firm: $1 37<&1 45 for winter
red western; $1 50@1 57 for white western.
Corn opened firm but closed heavy; 55@56e
for ungraded western mixed. Oata steady
with a fair trade. Coffee—Rio auiet and un-
changed. Sugar dull and ieavy; 8®8)4c for
fair to ?ood refining; 8-%c for prime; Musco.
vado 8)4®8?4c; refined in moderate demand;
9%@'0c /or standard A; l(%;@s0)£o for gran-
ulated antl powdered. Molasses—grocery
grades stendy with a fair inquiry; refining
stock higlier with a moderate demand; 37®
33c for 50-test. Rice unchanged. Tallow
steady at 7 13-16@7^c. Rosin quiet at $1 70
@1 80 for strained. Turpentine quiet at 34o.
Leather firm. Pork quiet but firm; new mess
$13 9U@14 00. Lard less active; opened firm
but closed dull and lower; prime steam, $9 20
@9 35. Whisky steady at $113)$. Freights
quiet; cotton to Liverpool, by steam, )4d;
sail, 7 32d; to Continent, steam,
wheat to Liverpool, by steam, at 8)$c; by
St. Louis, September 26.—Flour steady and
firm: double extra fafl $5 60®5 75; treble ex-
tra $5 80®U 10. Whaat lower; No. 2 red fall
$1 30; No. 3 red fall $1 24. Corn easier; No. 2
mixed 42J4c, Oats dull but unchanged; No. 2
at 26c. Rye dull at 50)4c. Barley quiet and
weak; choice to fancy Wisconsin and Ttf111"
nesota 80@90o; No. 3 Iowa spring 45@49c.
Whisky quiet and unchanged at $1 08. Pork
inactive; jobbing at $13 50 cash: $13 59 for
September. Lard—an advance is asked but
noDe established; $8 87^$ asked for summer;
$8 75 bid. Bulk meats higher; car l«t® of
shoulders at 7)£®7)4e: clearrib sides $7 87)4
©7 90; dear tides $8 12)$. Ttacon higher;
shoulders 7)$c; clear rib sides fl%c; clear sides
Notice to Stockholders.
OFFICE OF THE GULF, COLORADO
AND SANTA FE RAILWAY.
Galveston, Texas, September 20, 1877.
The annual meeting or
the stockholders of
The Golf, Colorado and Santa Fe
for the ptirpose of
for the ensuing year, wUl take place at the
Company's Office in tills City
ON TUESDAY, OCT. 2d, 1877,
AT 12 O'CLOCK, M.
se20 td C. C. ALLEN. Secretary.
To all to "whom these presents shall come:
Whereas it has this day come to my
knowledge that J. J. Groos, Commissioner ot
the General Land Office of the State of Texas,
did. on the 16th day of July, 1877, in opposition
to my solemn official protest in writing and
his own official assurances given me and the
Attorney General in writing, issue, in the name
of John H. Gibson, contractor for opening
and cleaning out the Bernard river, four hun-
dred and forty-six land certificates, each for
six hundred and forty acres of land; and alsc
to said Gibson, as contractor for cleaning out
Caney, one hundred and twelve land certifi
cates, each for six hundred and forty acres of
land; in all five hundred and fifty-eight land
certificates of six hundred and forty acres
Said certificates for craning out the Ber-
nard are numbered from 1 to 446 inclusive,
and for cleaning out Ca*iey are numbered
from 447 to 538 inclusive. These certificates
were delivered by said commissioner to A. M.
Hobby, which certificates were issued con-
trary to law and without consideration to the
Therefore, I, R. B. Hubbard, Governor of
the State of Texas, do issue this my procla-
mation forewarning all persons whomsoever
from pnrchasing or otherwise dealing in said
certificates, as the patents for the same will
not be issued.
In testimony whereof I hereto sign mv
name and cause the s©al of the State to be af
fixed at the city of Austin, this 21st day of
July, 1877. R. B. HUBBARD, Governor.
J. (4. Skarhy. Secretary of State^ jy24 tf
The copaptnership hebe-
tofore existing between the undersigned
under the firm nt.me of Steele, Wood & Co. is
this day dissolve* i by mutual consent. Oliver
Steele haviDg pui-chased the entire interest of
Wm. G. Morse, t ecomes sole owner of the as-
sets and alone responsible for tbe liabilities of
the late firm. OLIVER STEELE.
Wm. G. MORSE.
The business will be continued by me in my
own name. OLIVER STEELE.
Galveston, August 22, 1877. au28 lm
The copartnership here-
tofore existing between the undersigned
under the firm name of Loeb Bros, is this day
dissolved by mutual consent. J. H. Loeb hav-
ing bought the entire interest of August
Loeb, becomes sole owner of the assets, and
is alone responsible for the liabilities or the
late firm. J. H LOEB,
Galveston, Sept. 26, 1877.
I have just received an entire new and well
assorted stock of Dry Goods and Notions
which I offer to my former patrons and the
public at extremely low prices.
J. H LOEB,
8e2ti 8t At the old stand, 117 Market st.
In view of the constantly Increasing popu-
larity and demand for the
uniyersally recognized as the favorite tie of
planters, cotton presses, and shippers of cot-
ton generally, the
American Cotton Hie Co.,
sole proprietors and manufacturers of said
TIE, commanding unequaled facilities, have,
in addition to their large stock now on hand,
contracted for increased quantities, sufficient
to meet the largest demand for Cotton Ties,
during the approaching season.
It being the purpose of the company to
merit a continuance of former patronage and
defy all competition that may arise, their
agents are instructed and prepared to con-
tract with dealers and factors for future de-
livery of supplies at unprecedented low prices
and favorable terms. We again
all parties Interested against buying'or ::eilini<
SPURIOUS Ties offered under our brand and
As heretofore, we fully guarantee the qual
lty of our ARROW TIES and assure the trade
they can entirely rely on them when pur
chased through regular dealers.
R. W. n A VNK * CO., New Orleans,
8*91*1. A. EDOERLEV, tialveaton,
je33 Om General Representative In Texas.
rp"p » CJ —The choicest in the world—Im-
J- porters' prices—Largest Com-
pany in America—staple article—pleases
everybody— Trade continually increasing -
Agents wanted everywhere—best induce-
ments—don't waste time—send for Circular
to ROBERT WELLS, Pres. of the Original
American Tea Co., 43 Vesey St., N. y. p. O
Box 1287. se4 d&Wlm*
500 sacks COFFEE;
300 bbls. SUGAR;
200 bbls. MOLASSES;
UXX) pkgs. TOBACCO;
CIGARS, WHISKY, BOX GOODS of every
descripi -ion, at very low figures, by
»VALLIS. LANDES & CO.,
19, 21 and 23 Strand, Galveston.
IPX-STEAMERS PIO GRANDE
LJ and State of Texas:
150 boxes Philadelphia LYE,
75 chesti; choicest black and green TEAS,
75 boxes imported VERMICELLI and MAC-
100 boxes CORN STARCH,
50 barreils ALMONDS.WALNUTS, FILBERTS
and BRAZIL NUTS,
20 mats DATES, 50 boxes choice LEMONS.
«. SKELIOSON <V CO.,
se23 207, 209 and 211 Strand.
500 bbls. Portland Cement,
200 bbls. PLASTER,
Just received and for sale by
se9tf C. W. AD.1HIS Sc CO.
a car loads racon, clear
and clear kib sides,
i carload racon shoulders,
1 car load choice s. c. hams.
1 CAR LOAll CINCINNATI AND
ST. LOUIS CH01CD S. C'
5 CAR LOADS OP FLOUR, all
Grades, in Sacks and Barrels.
2 CAR LOADS REFINED LARD,
In Tierces and Kegs, Scliaeffcr
N. SUIAEFFER— CHOICE RE
FINED LARP, SOAP, ETC.,
CHAS. HEZEL—FLOUR MILL,
MISSOURI BELLE. "ST. ELMO"
AND " 4 XXXX " BRANDS,
V. STOCKE STAR MILL.
STOCKE'S BEST " STAR MILL'
WOOO & CONOHAN'S STAR CAN
BACON SHOULDERS, STAR CANDLES,
NEW YORK AND ST. LOUIS REFINED
LARD; in Tierces, Barrels, Kegs, Firkins and
CHURCH'S SODA, in Kegs and Boxes.
CHOICE CIDER VINEGAR,
CHOICE CANVASED S. C. HAMS, Ham-
ilton & Bartle Brand, Etc., Etc.
J. K. ELNWORTH & CO.,
TUES., U€T. 16 and 27, 1877.
$67,925 in Prizes I
1 Prize of $15,000
1 Prize of 8,000
1 Prize of 5,000
1 Prize of 2,500
1 Prize of 2,500
1689 Other Prizes, amounting to 44,925
Whole Ticket*, ?1: SO Whole Tick-
eta lor $45; IOO tickets, $90.
Chartered for Educational Institutions. Un-
der charter no postponement can ever occur
All prizos paid in full. Official list of drawn
numbers published in N. Y. Herald, N. Y. Sun
and Louisville Courier-Journal.
Circulars containing full particulars free
Address SIlTflTIOiVM <V UK Klvsov,
Managers, office 72 3d St.. Louisville,Ky.
^"Similar allotments on the 15th and last
days of every month during the year, sell 4w
Royal Havana Lottery, 1877
ORni!V*RY »»KAWING DAY?.
Class No. 100} On tbe X '<th of September.
C/A<fto<a iiu. iuy« uu tne 1st of October.
Class No. 1003 on th© 18th of October.
Class No. 1004 on the 5th of November.
The number of tickets has been reduced to
25,000. and the capital prize increased to
5200,000, and the second prize to $100,000.
This lottery never postpone the drawing or
fail in anything promised. Official list of
prizes sent to every purchaser of tickets.
Send money by postomce order, registered
letter, express or draft. Send for circular.
All prizes cashed at the rate of exchange.
Price of whole tickets, $40; half tickets,
$20; quarter ticket?, $10; twentieth tickets,
$2 50. Parties or clubs buying over $50 worth
10 per cent, discount. Address all orders for
tickets to MANUEL ORRANTIA,
168 Common St., New Orleans, La.
jy!4 tii th ka
jQli. M. PEEL,
can be consulted at the Texas Hygienic Instl
tute, corner Travis street and Texas avenue,
Special attention piven to chronic diseases
TUKCO RUSSIAN BATHS open at all hours
Single Bath, $1 50; 12 Baths. $12. ia20 d&Wti
Dr. records essence of
LIFE restores manhood and the vigor
of youth to the most shattered constitution
in four weeks, from whatever cause arising.
Failure impossible. Beware of advertisers
who offer so-called free prescriptions that are
useless, and finally prove ruinously expensive.
Whatever has merit must cost a fair price.
Three dollars per case. Sent by express any
where. Sole Agent, DR. JOSEPH JACQUES,
7 University Place, N. Y. Druggists supplied.
View of Marriage!
iBjrWiL ^ confidential Treatise on Marriage and
—i*MMmk the Physical Life of Woman, lor the mar-
ried and those contemplating marriage,200
pages, illustrated, price oO cte. A PRI-
VATE MEDICAL ADVISER on Youth and Manhood,
their diseases, and the best means ot cure, 224 pazep. illus-
trated, price 50 i-ts. A CLINICAL LECTURE on the
above, and Chronic Diseases, price 10 cts. All three
books, over 500 jiuges. mailed on receipt ot 75 cts. by
DR. BUTTS, Xo.12 N. 8th St. St. Louis, Mo.
To all suffering from chronic diseases of all
kinds. Confidential consultation invited per-
sonally or by mail. New method of treat-
ment. New and reliable remedies. Book and
circulars sent free in sealed envelopes. Ad-
dress HOWARD ASSOCIATION, 419 North
Ninth street, Philadelphia, Pa., an institution
having a high reputation for honorable con-
diietar 1 Drof*ssionahl« nkill. mv23 12m
HPHTS STANDARD PREPARA-
tion has received the unqualified com-
mendation of the beauty and fashion of the
land. Its intrinsic excellence and peculiar
adaptation to the toilet has secured it an in-
stant preference over every competing art-
icle. No lady has ever given it a trial with-
out becoming its lasting patron, or has failed
to col firm every virtue claimed in its behalf.
Conveys no suggestion of artificial appliance.
Reduced in price to
this excellent article will command a wider
and more extended patronage than hitherto,
to the exclusion of cheap and baneful cos-
metics, whose price is thtsir only recommen-
Sold in Galveston at wholesale by R. F.
GEORGE; at retail by D. E SCHOOLFIELD
In Houston by It. COTTER & CO.
jy80 th su
BURNETT & KILPATRICK
LESSEES STATE PENITENTIARY,
OFFICES: HFNTSYIL1E AND GALTBSTON.
COTTON AND WOOLEN GOODS,
BOOTS AND SHOES,
All Kinds Furniture, Mattresses, Chairs, Wagons, Etc.
Now protecting property in this city and vicinity against the elements. The causes of ite
Cheapness, Durability, and its Superior Wind,
Water and Fire-proof* Qualities.
It has another advantage, in this climate not generally known, which is its property of
reflecting, instead of absorbing heat, making it the coolest roof in use.
r ASPHALT PAVING
For Cheapness, Durability and Beauty, has no equal.
P. O. Box 403.
Office In News Bnllding.
J. W. BYRNE*.
TEXAS BANKING & INSURANCE CO.
N. O. LiCTE, Secretary,
8. H. KIHB1LL, Cashier.
B. S. WILLIS, President.
W. K. fflcALPINE, Vlce-Pres'l.
ROYAL CANADIAN INSURANCE CO.
OF MONTREAL, CANADA.
CROSS CASH ASSETS, $l,29S,70t TO
CASH ASSETS IN UNITED STATES, - - 894,941 67
Efl". O. LAUVE, General Agent,
NEW MACHINE SHOP.
west strand iron works,
26 and 27 Strand,
A re nqw ready to repair
XTL Steam Engines and other Machinery.
Having placed in shop New Mac' inery. we
can do good work at low prices, 11 o ise»mith-
insr, iron doors and window shut'ere, etc.
je21 6m J/ A8TALL,« al vest on, Tex.
SHEAN & DISBROW,
Sheet Iron Workers.
Manufacturers of Improved
Steam Batteries and Cl '.rifi r.
For Making Sugar, and Dealers in
STEAM, WATER AND GAS PIPES,
Brass Goods, Etc.
157 and 159 East mechanic Street,
Special rates on large orders of Pi]
d. webkr. joshu amillkr.
LEE IRON WORKS.
C. B. LEE & CO.,
Iron s Brass Founders
BULL AND GIN GLARING,
Shafting, Pulleys, Brass and Iron
Pumps, Etc., Etc.
Particular attention given to orders for Iron
Fronts and Castings for Buildings.
All kinds ot Job Work solicited.
Corner Winnie and 33d Sts..
(Near Railroad Depot),
SUGAR i SORGO MILLS
EAGLE COTTON GINS,
HABT'S AND OTHEB IMFBOVED
Stranb Corn and Flouring Mills,
AMES PORTABLE ENGINES
Asbestos Boiler Covering,
Complete Cotton Cleaner,
and all kinds Farm and Factory Machinerj
and Fittings, Belting, Brass Work, etc., etc.
Send in early orders and get advantage ol
present low rates of freight.
W. L. CUSUING & MOORE,
Noa. Ill ud 124 Strand,
SeDllTK 13m QALVIERTOtV.
Houston &Texas Cent'l
r'rom 116 Tremont Street
J. WALDO, Gen'l Passenger Agent.
selB * rAKR JONES, Ticket Agent.
From 116 Tremont Street to tlie
STARR S. JONI9,
selB lm TICKET AGSNT.
SOUR WATER WELL HOUSE
ts open both summer and
JL winter, with plenty of comfortable rooms.
This is the first and famous so-called LULINQ
WATER, fully recognized by the Medical As-
sociation of Caldwell county, with a respecta-
ble chemist certificate of analysis. This, with
the great cures that have gone over the coun-
try, is sufficient without certificates or distin-
guished references. However, this is not the
sparkling spring or clear alum water, but the
old well, with health-healing in the waters.
Circulars of analysis and medical effects sen*-
free, by addressing H. N. BURDITT, M. D.,
jy5 3m Box 3. Lnliner. T«*a
The Great European Novelty.
SEW APERIENT WATER.
mended for rich-
ness in aperient
salts, and its effi-
cacy in Prions at-
tacks. preven iott
of Gout, Piles, etc.
and as an ordinary
aperient, by LI K~
BIG, V 1 It -
ZONI, and SIR
II h N It Y
and the entire medical profession in England
DK. J. MARION SIMS, New York :
"As a laxative, I prefer it to every other
DR. JAMES R. WOOO, New York :
"Certain, but gentle and painless; supe-
rior to any other bitter vratwr."
DR. WW. A. HAMMOND, New
York : " The most pleasant and effi-
cient of all purgative waters."
DR. ALFRED L. 1.00MIS, New
York : "The most prompt and most effi-
cient; specially adapted for daily use "
DR. PORDYCE BARKER, New
York : '• Requires less, is less disagreea-
ble and unpleasant than any other.
DB. LEWIS A. »AYKE,'Ne\v York :
" Preferred to any other laxative."
A WINE3LASSFCFI, A DOSE.
Every genuine bottle bears the name of
Ths Appolinarts Co. (iimited), London.
FRED'K DE BARY & CO.,
41 and 43 Warren St., New York,
Sole Agents for United States and Canadas.
For Sale by Dealers, Grocers and
sell eodeow 12m 4p
THE ONLY RECOGNIZED STANDARD NOW
IN USE BY THE GOVERNMENT.
FAIRBANKS A. CO.,
53 Camp St., New Orleans, La.
Notice to Consignees.—The steamship
CITY OF SAN ANTONIO, Pennington, mas-
ter, from New York, is now discharging cargo
at Williams's wharf.
Consignees will please receive their goods
as landed, receipting for the same on the
wharf. All goods remaining on the wharf after
4 o'clock p. m (not receipted for) may. at op-
tion of steamer's agent, be placed in ware-
houses or covered with tarpaulins on the
wharf, but they are entirely at risk of con-
signee or owner. A'l claims for damage must
be adjusted before the goods leave the wharf
se2) J. N. SAWYER, Agent.
Notice to Consignees.—1The bark
FLORRl M. HCLBERT is now discharging
cargo at Kuhn's Wharf. Consignees will
please attend to receipt of the goods as
landed. All goods remaining on the wharf
after 4 o'clock will be stored at the expense
and risk of consignees.
3t W. L, THOMAS, Agent.
The undersigned beg to
Inform the public they have rented the
new two-story brick building now going up,
No. 176 Market Street,
between 21st and 22d, adjoining the Island
City Savings Bank.
Our Mr. JAKE MILLER is now in New York
purchasing a complete stock of
Fall and Winter Clothing
HATS AND CAPS,
and a flne and large assortment of
Gent's Furnishing Goods.
We therefore have concluded to open our
new establishment with only
and offer the balance of our stock now on
hand at grea'ly reduced prices. We call par-
ticular attention to our stock of
Home-Made Workingmen's Clothing
of which we will continue to make a specially.
We are the sole agents of the celebrated
FISH BRAND OIL CLOTHING,
of which we keep a large stock for wholesale
and retail trade. We solicit a share of pub'ic
patronage, aud guarantee satisfaction in ail
se33 .la 4p 301 IWarhet Street.
The attention of the TRADE, Hotel, Restau-
rant and Saloon Proprietors is particularly
Invited to test the superior merits of this
brand, which rivals in quaiity with the best,
and is the
Cheapest 6ennine Champagne
ever offered in this market Trial Cases Will
be sold at jobbing prices.
KAVFFIHAN dt It I NGE,
]«T 5m th *u4p Bole Agents Eor.TeiM,
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