Democratic Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 16, No. 5, Ed. 1, Friday, January 31, 1851 Page: 3 of 4
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Halifax, bringing dates from Liverpool to the
4tli, andTrom London to the 3d instant
markets generally are firm. Cotton at Liver-
pool is without change. Middling Orleans is
quoted at 7 7-8d. .Money is abundant, and the
market active. Consols selling at 96 7-3 a 97.
Pork has slightly advanced. Tobacco is im-
proving. Manchester markets active and bus-
iness extensive. 4
The political news is favorable. Affairs on the
Continent are satisfactory, the German question
promising an early settlement.
Nothing is yet heard of the Atlantic, and
much anxiety concerning her prevails.
Passage of the Cheap Postace Bill.
Washington. Friday, Jan. 17.
Tn the House to-day the cheap postage bill was
taken up and passed by n. vote of 130 yeas to
75 nays. The bill fixes the rate on each Jcfter
of half an ounce at 3 cents for all parts of tbo
United States, probably excepting California
and Oregon. The compensation to postmasters,-
is not to be reduced. Printed matter
of 2 ounces weight will be charged 1 cent, and
each additional ounce, or fraction, 1 cent ad-
ditional. Books, weighing not less than twenty
ounces, are considered mailable, and when de
livered in the State where printed, will be
charged only one half of the above rates. There
will be no' charge on newspapers delivered in
the county where printed, or within 30 miles of
the office of publication. A deduction of 50 per
cent will be made on Magazines, when the
postage is prepaid. Three cent pieces are to
be coined, and stamps to be used, to forgo
which is felony. One million and a half of dol-
lars is appropriated to meet probable deficien-
cies in the revenue, under the new system.
Letters uncalled for will be advertised only
a - , : Jnr.iaA
uue. pCUUJFjreiu10 "
which carriers will collect letters and delivered
them at 1 and 2 cents each.
The following were received last evening:
Ohio .RiverSteamboats Missouri Senator.
Louisville, Saturday, Jan. 18.
At Pittsburgh, yesterday, there were five feet
water in the channel and falling.
The steamboats Georgetown and Bostona
have arrived here from New Orleans, and the
fomer has departed for that port.
We learn from Jefforson City, that the vote
for United States Senator, in the Legislature
stood on the 20th ballot, as follows:
Bonton, 50, Geycr. 70: Green, 31.
Ohio River Steamer Atlantic Pros a.ble
Louisville. Saturday, Jan. 18.
At Pittsburg, to-day. the river was rising,
with seven feet water in the channel. The
river is full of ice. The rise is from the Al-
leghany. The steamer Atlantic has not yet arrived.
A ship has been passed off Halifax, with her '
hull cut nearly in two; supposed by collision
With a Steamer. j
rBv the Southern Line.
Mobile, Monday Morning. Jan. 20.
Eastern Mail Through. The Eastern mail '
arrived here, bringing New York dates oF the
13th. You will, consexuently, have your mails
to-morrow morning as late as due.
CONFLAGRATION OF THE St. CHARLES.
On Saturday morning about half-past 11 o'-
clock, a fire commenced in the St. Charles Ho-
tel, which, in the destruction it caused, turpas-
ses any calamity of the kind since the burning
of the old St. Charles Theatre. The fire is
said to have been cauBed by the bursting of the
flue of one of the chimnies, and was smoulder-
ing some ten or fifteen minutes in the southeast
corner of the building, between the ceiling of
the upper story and the roof, and was the whole
of that time, apparently, easy to bo subdued. It
was attempted to use-the engine of the house. .
l,f V. !,. ocCnnJ tnn mffnn on,IMn on. I
gine itself not in working order. This being
the case, the engines of the Fire Department.
several of which were on the spot Bhortly afters
the first alarm, were resorted to and a hose wa
passed through the 'main entrance to the roof,
while others were drawn up' the outside by
means of ropes. In the meantime, however, the
flames had burst through the roof and spread
themselves and over a large surface of the
building. Water was driven up the hose, and
pipes commenced playing from the streets.
That passing through the hose to the' roof, so
great was the height was 'utterly inadequate to
staying the progress of the fir6 streams from
the pipes were scattered in vapor, by a strong
wind from the Northeast, which was blowing
the whole morning, and the devastator march-
ed with terrific strides. A few minutes after
twelve the whole roof from over the portico to
the Common street wall, and the cupalo wore
burning, and by half past twelve the cupalo
came down with a crash, tearing with it. to the
landing of the portico, a large segment of the
The building in the front and centre was
now burning from basement, to cornice. The
opening made by the crash, gave vent to the
flames, and from the top of the building, and
tbe windows and doors, they rushed with np-
palling fury, and with the roar of a hurri-1
caQe" . , , - -11 !
. Burning embors were being carried to almost
incredible distances by the gale, that increased
infiereccnocs as the volume of flame extended,
and serious apprehensions were entertained that
the Second Municipality was about to be visit-
el with a calamity which neither energy nor
labor coulu repair in many years. At hall past,
12 o clock- Pr7 Uapps Church took fire in the
wood work o.i the top ot the towei
same time the tall steeple of the
Methodist Chappel was fired, and boforo 2 j
o'clock, nothing was left of either tumpiu l.ut, ,
tottorinrr walls, and crumbling pillars. The i
burning of these buildings increased fearfully j
the multitude of incendiary aereonaute. and it
would be impossible to enumerate the numoerot
houses in the lino of their flight, that were on
fire. The firemen were scattered at half a
dozen different points, combatting the enemy
with indomitable courage and perseverance; the
house tops were covered with citizens, exerting
themselves to the utmost to save their domicils.
, and the streets were filled with the moveable
families, who looked upon the destruction of
their houses as inevetitable. Such a scene of
terrible confusion and wild consternation, w
hope never to behold again.
It is needless for us now to say to our city
readers that the whole of the St. Charles, from
side to side, and from front to rear, was utterly
destroyed, and nothing of it left but the frag-
ments of iti walls, and the noble columns that
faced the magnificent structure. Laborers were
busy yesterday in tearing down tberuins, wnich
jeopard the lives of citizens passing them, and
in a fewdays we shall have nothing left of tbu
grandest and most beautiful architectural
I adornment of our city, and tbo most splendid
hotel m the world. In another column we
give the amount of insurance on this and the
other buildings destroyed, in the offices in this
city. The furniture of the hotel was valued at
about 70,000. on which it is said, there was
about $50,000 insurance. Messrs. Mudgo &
Wilson, the lessees, had taken the St. Louis
Hotel, a few days before, and will open that
Between two and three o'clock, the wind
lulled to almost a calm, and the threatened cal-
amity wide spread conflagration was averted by
the energy of firemen and citizens. At three,
the fires in every quarter were under control,
and by four, the people felt secure from further
damage. In addition to the public buildings
mentioned above, which were destroyed, the
Pelican Coffeehouse, running from Gravier to
to Union street, the three story brick store on
Common street, adjoining the St. Charles Hotel,
and occupied by T. Henderson and Feal; the
double two story frame house on Poydras street,
next to the Methodist Chapel, and occupied by
Mrs Sale as a boarding house; two small one
story frame tenements adjoining house of ill- i
fame; a two story house on Larondelet street,
near the Chapel, and occupied by Dr. Mensing,
the Dentist; three two story houses on Laronde-
let streot. between Hevia and Girod sts., owned
by B. F. French, and the two story dwelling,.
x? ot tt -. -i. : u:i. t n.. :jj '
iu. oi nuvi;i SI., iu wuivu vui. AHU1J lUSlUCU,
were burned down.
Dr. Clapp"s Church was not insured. We
understand that Judah Touro; whose property
it was. contenplated tearing down the building
soon, jto erect btores on the site, and proposed
to raise a temple, for Dr. Clapp in another part
of the city. We have been unable to learn to
what extent the owners of the smaller buildings
destroyed were ensured. The loss of the Peli-
can, we understand, was fully covered.
Some of the furniture of the St. Charles was
saved, much damaged, and the majority of the
boarders got out their baggage, before danger in
remaining in the house became imminent.
Though reports have been circulating since the
conflagration that several lives were lost by the
falling of the pediment of the portico of the
hotel, the roof and cupalo, all of which came
down in quick succession, we could trace none
of the rumors to an authentic source.
From our own observation, and we were look-
ing on when every crash came, we do not
think there was any one within reach of the
foiling masses. And yet it is wonderful that
in sucn a contusion, and with so many im-
minent dangers threatening these who attempt-
ed to arrest destruction, that no life sKk be
lost, nor a single person severely injuijHfet
we have not heard of a single casualtj-Pthe
sort, and hope we may have none to report.
Port of Houston.
Manifest of Steamer Farmer, John H. Sterrett,
master, from Galveston, Jan. 25th, 1851. '
Passengers. Rev C Gillett, Dr Massie lady and
servant, Mr Cramer !ady, 3 children and 9 negroes;
2 Mis Hadleys', Miss Fuller, Mortimer Strong, Geo
Butlor, James Burke, G E Travis, Isaac Brashear, 2
Mr Wallaces', Mr Myers, John Lanrr, Mr Lewis, P
J Simons, G II B Grigby, J Willie, Gen P M Cuney
and servant, T Sivceny, O Furgusou, 17 on deck.
Consignees. Rice and Nichols, Bremond and Van
AUtync, T W Houh-. J R Morris, James II Stevens,
Rohf rts and C, Henry Sampson, C Enuis and Co, A
S Ruthven, Gen P M Cuney, B A Shepherd, Geo
LeofHer, A McGowen, Wni H Eliot, H D Taylor, D
M Gutter, J S Tail, L J Latham, James Burke, W
J Hutchms, Groehbeeck and Co, Martin and Butt, Mr
Brown, Allen and Bagby.
Manifest of steamer Reliance, from Galveston,
Juu. 27, Capt. H. L. Conner.
-Passengers J G Mathews and lady; R M Davis,
lady aud servt; J F Harcauut, lady and 2 serv'ts; W
Goucher, lady and 3 children; C Cottinghain and la-
dv; Miss Collingham and sister: Miss M Magraw; J
6 nee-roes: B Crukmore. ladv. 2 nliilrlrp.n and RRrrnnl?
Mr Ryan, lady aud 2 children; F E Wilkinsen, lady
and 3 children; Allen aud lady; J Roberts; Gen 1 J
Chambers, J F Farrall; C Raly and 6 negroes; J H
Hargrave; W H Coulsen; A H Young; W F Wilson;
Fitzgerald, J McRobinsou, Col G W Grant, C Yalds,
.hppereon, Ash ford, Y Y White, J H Thompson aud
servt, B F Taukerslev, G B Davis, J Langley. John
Wast, G B Kennard, Forester, Nichols, R A Price, J
C Eldridge, S C Brooks, Crewsoe, Blevert, J C Park3
Johnsteu, Jarvis and servt, Dickenson, Conner, AI1-
coni, Nash, Capt J W Wood, Hynes, JC Mathews,
J F Harcount, C Cottingham, Mr Johnston, J H Mc-
Leod, Mr Allen, F E Wilkiuson, M R Ryon, R H
Davis, B Creekmare, S Slaughter, W Goucher, N J
Hale, Forester, A H Young, 20 on deck, 22 negroes,
and 19 horsey and mules.
Consignees. Rice and Nichols, Groesbeeck and Co
Juo Dickinson, M D Couklin, J Pecore, C Spears.
Manifest of steamer Farmer, J. H. Sterrett, master,
from Galveston, Jan. 29.
Passengers. Mrs Webb, J H Robinson and fami-
ly; 2 Miss Whittabells; Mr Whittabclls; Miss Ring;
Miss Brown; J H Herudon aud lady; Mrs McCor-
. c'. . ,, ,,' .,.. n . ',. , ,'
" WM " luwimiiau, um luuigau, J. JW
"Worlham; F A Saunders; A Clifton; J C Shaw; Mr
bteveus; I Al League; Ool Stanley; L-ummiugsitCa-rolhers;
E A Culpepper; T B Spence; J C Lewis;
Springer; Aindohr; Mr Boyken;Benj Hoffman; James
Gray; Waterhouse; Mrs Hughes; 7 white persons aud
5 negroes on deck.
Consignees. Roberts and Co, G A Simon, A S
Ruthven, Allen and Bagby, C Eunts aud Co, II D
Taylor, Groesbeeck and co; James Burke, Geo Loef-
fler, Bremond aud VanAIstyno, B A Shepherd, Rice
and Nichols, Lillie and McGregor, J S Taft, Win H
Ehot, D M Cutter, T W House, John Pecore.
Houston, Jan. 14, 1851.
Board met Present, his hon. the Mayor ; Alder-
men Bergen, Belles, Nichols, Ruthven, Shepherd and
VaiixYlstyue. The minutes of the last meeting were
approved. Tbe committee appointed to examine the
Books of the Secretary and Treasurer, and.make a
synoptical report of the City Finances, reported. The
report was received, and loave was granted said com
mittee lunncr ume to maKe me report complete, to
be presented to the next Board.
On motion it was resolved that Mr. Chambers be
allowed $100 for a bridge across Cypress creek, near
Mrs. Burnett's, when said bridge" is comploted and
approved by the Road Committee.
... , , .
Alderman Ruthven moved that a voto of thanks be
tendered to hi hon. the Mayor, for the able, zealous
and diniuterfisted manner in which ho has presided
over the Council for the past year; which wasunan-
im0b,y adl,pled. l0 which his hon. responded most
, , ,
PPln-tly and lorjupiuly.
Oh mnt'on the inmates ol tins meeting were adop-
Oj mot or. li.e Board adjourned jnir die.
T. M. BAGBY, .Sec'y
jt i8 the lot of genius to be opposed, and to be
'invigorated by opposition ; all extremes touch
each other ; frigid praise and censure wait upon
attainable or common powers : but the success-
ful adventurer in the realms of discovery, leaps
on an unknown or long-lost bhore, ennobles it
with his name and grasps immortality.
As the next thing to having wisdomour-
selves.is to profit by that of others, so the next
thing to havinir merit oursplves, is to take care
that the nierii'irious profit by us ; for ho that
rewards the d-"rving, makes himself one of the
If the stars were to appear but one night in
a thousand years, how would men believe and
preserve for many generations the remember-
ance of God which had been shown I But every
night come out these preachers of beauty, and
light the universe with their admonishing smile.
ioustou WijoUsale prices &uvvttit
(CORRECTED WEEKLY FOR THE HOUSTON TELEGRAPH. BY HY. SAMPSON.)
A r t i cl o s .
ALE, p bbl
DRUGS AND DYES
Vassar ami Taylor's,....
BAGGING per yard
Sulp. Quinine,. ...per ox
English Calomel,., per ozl
HALE HOPE perlli
Cotton Leadine Line,
BACON & PORK,.. per lb
Un in j, canvassed
MESS PORK ricrbb
st. L.OUI3, cuoice
BREAD per lb
Dlackeral, No 1 and J
BEESWAX per lb
Almond, S H
Raisins, SI K
BUTTER, per lb
BRICKS per 1U00J
GLASS, ;.cr'i.i. SO
Amenuui. ox it
IRON & STEEL..
" " r'd
Hoop, H ana M incli
German " ,
Enzlnh Blister steel
Texas, in ear............
" slicllen uerbusli
CORN MEAL.... per bush
CIDER, per bbi
ICes Lear. ,
Tcas Band and Hariics.
LIME.--, .,.-.. -.per bbi
CHOCOLATE per lb:
liojlon. Ko. 1 ...
DOMESTICS,.... iier yard
Brown Sliirtinj, ii, ,..
" SheetinjJ, 4 4, o-l. .
Blea. Shirtings, 3-4,7-8..
" Sheeting, 4-4
N . O. plantation
" " Sugar House..
A shrewd old gentleman once said to his
daughter : ':Be sure, my dear, that you never
marry a poor man ; but remember, the poorest
man in the world is one that baa money, and
in .i i ...iii... '"llt'HI mill.. ILHIHI
0YVo are requested to announce Col. V. E. HOW-.
ARD, as a candidate for re-election, to represent the
second Congressional District of this State, iu the Con-
gross of the United states.
NOT ICE is hereby given to all persons interested,
to present any claims thoy have against the late
John McKnight, dee'd, to the unders'gued, adminis-
trator of the estate of said decedant, within 12 mouths
from date for allowance, or they will be bdrred.
C. F. DUER, Ad'mr.
Houston, January 30th, 1851. 6w 787
T)Y order of the county court of Harris county, the
XJ entire stock of cattle belonging to the estate of
the minors of Joseph House, dec d, will be sold on
Tuesday the 4th day of March, A. D. 1851, on a cre-
dit of one, two and three years with interest, provided
6aid slrck shall bring at least 4 per head. The pur-
chase money to be secured by notes of the purchaser,
with good personal security, and such mortgage upon
other property as will satisfy the Guardian. The
said sale is made to prevent the necessity of removing
the stock to a new range, or any further losses inci-
dent to its remaining iu its present condition.
Sale to take place at the residence of Ransom
House, within the hours prescribed by law.
3v787 RANSOM HOUSE, Guardian.
Fort Bend county.
Whereas at the December Term, 1850, of the
county court of Fort Beud county, held for
succession business, Arnold Miller, a guardian of the
person -and property of Elizabeth Jane Bryant, a mi-
nor, presented a petition representing that the estate
of this said ward was indebted, and that he had uo
funds on hand to pay said indebtedness, and praying
an order to sell the interest of his said ward in and to
survey No. 22, in section No. , iu Bexar District,
being part of the headright of Wm. Bryant, on the
Hondo, which said interest is an undivided sixth pa'rt;
aud whereas the said petition will be acted upon at
the next February term of the snid court. All per-
sons interested iu the wolfare of the said minor, are
therefore notified to appear and show cause why a
sale should not be made as applied for at the Februa-
ry term of the said court.
MILLS M. BATTLE, CVk C. C.
4w787 Fnrt Bend.
THE partnership heretofore existing between Mitchell k.
Hooper, his this day been dissolved by mutual consent. All
persons indebted to said firm, will call on 'James M. Mitchell and
settle the same. FRAXCIS F. HOOPER,
JAMES II MITCHELL.
Montgomery, Jan. 22d, 1851. 8tw7S7
UNION INDIA RUBBER COMPANY,
19 Nassau St. New York.
MANUFACTURE and have forsale on favorable torms the
'largest stock of
"Goodyear's Patent Metallic Rubber Goods"
in America, warranted to stand all climates: consisting of
Coats, Cloaks, I'onchev,
Leggins, Pants, Caps, Sou
Westers, Blankets, Piano and
Table Covers, Crumb, Carriage, and
Horse Cloths, Sailors' and Travelling
Bags, Gold Diggers1 Exploring, and Military
Goode, Diving Dresfes. Breast Pumps, Syringes
and art:t':s fur Druggistj and Surgeon, Engine
and Factory Hose, Gas Tubing, Horse Fenders, Knanp's
Patent Premium C-iw milker, Maciiine Belting, Dolls,
Toys. Life Preservers, Cushions, Pillows, Beds,
VVhips. Bridles, Wagon and Boot Floats,
Boats, Knapsacks, Canteens, Water
Tanks, Pails, Fire Buckets, &c.
Articles for the Trade,
made to Order.
Jan. 1851. Cm 787
UNITED STATES WHOLESALE
S. E. HANFTJRB & CO.,
Successors to '
IjEAVIS to HANFOBS,
Nob. 252, 354, 256 aud 258 Pearl Street,
Between Fulton street and Burling Slip,
AVE ON HAND THE LAP.GEST ASSORTMENT
In the United States, adapted to All Markets. In the articles of
SHIRTS AXD DRAWERS,
We keep an endless variety. Also, the most extonsive Manu-
OIL CLOTHING AND COVERED HATS
lit TUB WOULD.
Plain and Fashionable Clothing of all hinds.
Catalogues of stock sent by mail. Orders promptly filled.
S. H. HANFOfD & CO., Successors to
Lewis It IUnford,
Nos. 232, 254, 250 and 2.8 Pearl St,,
Cm 787 NEW-YOUK.
6GOC)D NEGRO MENrom 1st February to
1st of Dae, us Wood Choppers, &c. Apply to
RUSSELL, WILLIAMS & CO.,"
January 23d, 1851. wtf 78(
For Sale cheap for Cash or Negroes,
A FEW hundred head of Stock Ca'tlo. For fur-
ther particulars, apply to the undersigned on the
Brazos, or at the Telegraph office.
jan 24 w5t 786 THOS. J. HUNTER.
LILLIE fc McGREGOR have this nay received an assort
menl of most fushiojable Jewelry, consisting of
Silver Table Spoons,
Gold slides nlnin.
Ear Rings Jenny Lind,
" " Garnet cets,
" " Toriuoiso"
" " Coral "
' " Brilliant "
" Bracelet c'aspi Oinrthyst
" " " Brilliant,
" " " Lockets,
" timuosseo iioop, iop
" Raspberry pattern, Breast Pins Lone Star,
" Coral Hot, " " Cluster,
" " Garnet, " " llrlliianls,
" Amethyst, " ' Clinins,
' Tortoise, " Coral,
' " Cornelian, " " Garnet,
RIngt Wedding, " " Cameo,
" Chasod. " " Cross,
Set, " " Odd Fellows,
Gold Fob.Vest ft. Guard chains, 'old and Silver Thimbles,
" Pncilcases, Butler Knives,
Pens. Pearl nnd Ivory Tables,
' Watches, Watch Kers. plain and set,
Ger. silver Spectacle cases, Gold and Silver Spectacles,
Houston, 29th Jan., 1851.
NAILS per keS
OILS per rol
White Lead, No I
" " extra,
" " nure
POTATOES per bbl
SUGAR per lb
SALT, per sack
jLii verpool uion n,. . .
SOAP per lb
SHOT per bag
uroii and Uuck...
SPIRITS per bbl
" American .
TAR per bbl
TEAS per lb
imp. and Gunpowder....
bar. . . .
TOBACCO per lb
Choice cue win-...
WINES & CORDIALS..
Mndeira per gali
Claret per box
cordials, r rendu.
Abiynth .. ..
Maraschino. ..."".. .
SOFAS, Rocking Chairs.
Black Walnut do.
Cane Seat and Bark do.
High and Low Post do.
Marble Top Bureaus.
Marh'e Top Centre Tables.
Marble Top Sofa Tables.
Marble Top Pier Tables,
jan 18 For sale by LILLIE & McGREGOR.
I f PACKAGES sup-rior French Brandies,
X J 2 Pipes Holland Gin, "ne plus ullra."
5 casks pure Port Wine, just received and for sale by
dec 19 HENRY SAMPSON.
1AA DOZEN Kentucky Mustard, for sale by
1UU de3l ROBER1
ROBERTS & CO.
2DEMIJOHNrf genuine old Irish Whiskey, on
draft aud for sale by
dec 7 HENRY SAMPSON.
In Store, and now Receiving, i
Corner of Main and Franklin Streets,
(Entrance on Franklin street,)
A large and complete assortment of
DRUGS AND MEDICINES,
t CHEMICALS, Perfumary, Patent and Botanic
Medicines, all of which have been carefullyselec-
ted expressly for the subscriber, and are warranted
pure. Also, a general assortment of the most improv-
for adults and children, made to order of the best ma-
terial, and may be depended on.
U'PrescriptioiiB and country orders personally at-
tended to, and the public may rely on having pure and
H. EVANS, Apothecary and Druggist.
NEW ORLEANS Loaf Sugar, small.
" " Refined do
" Paragon do
Just received and for sale by
aue 13 HENRY SAMPSON.
Q A Bbls. Mess PORK, just received and for sale
LINSEED OIL. Spirits Turpentine, White Lead,
Lard Oil, Alcohol, Chrome Green,
CastorOil, Copal Varnish, Yellow.
Red Lead, Litharge, Prussian Blue,
Borax, Vermilion, Ivory Black,
Just received and for sale by
march 2 Groesbeeck, Cooke &. Co.
- ff Packagin half barrels and kilts, just re-
1 W Vceived and for sale by
oct 8 HENEY SAMPSON.
Ayres Cherry Pectoral.
TUST received, this celebrated remedy for Coughs, Colds and
O Consumption it stands unrivalled,
ROBERTS & CO.
COLOURED MATS, Sheep Skin Rugs, Plate
Skin aud Wash Leathers, for sale by
uov 2 LILLIE & McGREGOR.
FOR SALE OR RENT.
THE Storo House and Dwelling on Congress
street, lately occupied by F. R. Gans a good
stand for a family grocery, will be sold very low by
oct 8 HENRY SAMPSON
ROBERTS & CO.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL
Groceries, Provisions, Liquors
Main Street, Houston.
A large supply always on hand at low prices,
PRESBYTERIAN BOARD'S PUB-
LICATIONS. LILLIE & McGREGOR have constantly on haad a full sup
ply of the Presbyterian Board's publications, including the
Psalms and Hymns, plain aid in Morocco, which they oiler a
the Catalogue price. dee 21
STEWARTS Remedy for this scourge has proved itself all
that is dpsired curing in every instance in which it has been
3rNo family should be without it. For snle only at the
sole proprietors, de31 ROBERTS & CO.
FRESH ARRIVAL OF SE1V GOODS.
I HAVE just opened, and am now prepared to show
to the citizens of Hoii'-tnn and surrounding coun-
try, un entire new and fresh tuck of Goods direct
from New York, which I will sell at the lowest rates.
My stock is general and includes every thing all
new Goods, as follows :
Dry Goods, Boots and Shoes,
Crockery, Saddles, Hardware,
Queens Warr, Carpenter's Tools,
Table and Pocket Cutlery,
And a choice lot of single and double barrell Shot
Guns and Rifles, with all the requirements necessary
A first rate assortment of Goodyear's Water Proof
Clothing, well calculated for persons traveling in Tex-
as. Country Merchants and Planters visiting Houston
will please give us a call, as wo aro satisfied we can
offer then inducements not often m"t with.
. CHARLES TAYLOR,
At Mandelbuum's old stand, Cor. Main
dec 27 dw3in and Franklin st.
NO TAMA L WAFERS.
OV'T Sealing Wax, red and black. Wafers,
stamps, pens, ink and paper, forsale by
dec 14 LILLIE & McGREGOR.
From. I To.
Drugs, Medicines and Groceries,
URBAN & ELDER
fHAYE associated themselves in the abovo bu
sinesson Congress St., between Market Square
aud Main St., and thoy hopo by prompt attention, td
share a part of public patronage. Dr. Urban will pay
his attention to the sale of Medicines, filling Physi-
cians' prescriptions, &c, as the Doctor is well acquain-
ted with the Drug business, having carried on the sarao
in tho city of New York aud other places. Person-
may be sure to get the articles prescribed by the ats
tending Physiciau. Orders from PhysicianB, Plan-
ters and country Merchants, promptly attended to.
Houston,. Tuly27th, 1850. dwly 7G2
JENNY LIND Head Dresses. Cashmere Scarfs, Palm do. and
Shrtvvb. forsale by jtn IS LILLIE & McGREGOR.
The New Orleans-Picayune.
Subscribers to the New Orleans Picayune, in Tex-
as, are notified that their accounts are left with the
subscriber for collection. He ia authorized to receive
and receipt for amounts due, and to receive new sub-
scriptions. All persons in arrears, will please remit to
the subscriber without waiting to be called on by an
ageat. , WM. CLARK,
Telegraph SuUdivjr, Houston.
July 23, 1S50. "
THE PSALMIST & SUPPLEMENT
IN every size and style and of binding, at
dec 51 LILLIE & McGRSOOB.
PRAYER BOOKS in Velvet, Turkey. Morocco and Antiqu
bindings, for sale by LILLIE & McGREGOR
DATES, currants and raisins, just received and for
march 2 Groesbeeck, Cooke & Co
fEN BOXES Soda Crackers, a superior article
J- forsale by
march 2 Groesbeeck, Cooke & Co
WHITE Irish moss
Bath or British Brick,
Just received and for sale by
march I Groesbeeck, Cooke & Co.
Rates of Fare
On the Eastern Mail Route for 1851,
Pour Horse Coach Service ! ! !
HOUSTON to Montgomery, $ 5 00
' to Huutfville, 8 v00
" to Cincinnati, 9 00
to Ciockelt, 12 00
" to Nao:gdoches, 18 00
The above rates are established at 10 cents per
mile. The same rates are charged for all intermedi-
This route extends to Nachitocb.es, La., running
the whole distance in six days.
Office at Brown and Tarbox's General Stage Office,
next door to Harris' Exchange, and opposite the Hous-
Days of departure, Wednesdays aud Saturdays.
THE undersigned begs most respectfully to ac-
quaint hisfriends throughout the State, Merchants
aud Planters in particular, that he is now receiving
direct from the Manufacturers in Sheffield, England,
a large assortment of Hardware and Cutlery, suitable
for the Southern trade, consisting in part of the fol-
lowing: Very superior Coffee Mills.
" " fly wheel Corn
Pocket and pen Knives,
" " ' on Cards,
Knives & Forks,
" " bal. handle,
Carvers and steels,
Iron, Tiu'd table and tea
Box head gimblcts,
German steel hand saws,
Till, chest and cupboard
Jap'd latches with nobs,
Brass table hinges,
Kent Hammers, .
Bolts, hooks aud hinges,
Shingling hatchets and
Brittania metal tea pots,
" " coffee "
Trace chains, bright and
Fine steel scissors,
" " on cards,
Superior razors in cases,
German silver table spoons
,: tea spoons,
Plated, table & teaspoons,
Britt'a metal " "
Iron and brats pad locks,
Trunk and dead locks,
Rim and carpenter's locks,
Butts and screws, wrought
Pit saw, and mill saw files,
Hand saw files,
Socket and firmer chissels,
Drawing knives and aug-
ers, Needles, weight pins and
Twist & plain shell combs, 'Shell side combs,
Brass, iron, steel and plated spurs in great variety.
The above, together with his usually well assorted
stock of Dry Goods, Groceries and Provisions, will be
sold on the most reasonable terms, and will compare
in prices with the lowest market rates. Please call
aud examine for yourselves.
A. S. RUTHVEN.
November 15, 1850. dwtl
THE subscriber has lately received direct from
New York aud Philadelphia, a full assortment of
FRESH AND PURE
Drugs and Medicines.
which are offered for sale on as fair terms as any oth -er
Establishment in Texas.
As the object is to supply customers with good and
genuine Medicines, that can be depended on in all
cases of sickness iu Families, a regular price is set on
every article, but not more than enough to allow a
reasonable profit, and as the subscriber does not pre-
tend to sell Cheap Medicines, he would not hold out
the inducement to Merchants and others wishing to
purchase, that he will sell "lower than any other es-
tablishment ;" ou the contrary, he sells some Medi-
cines higher than they are offered by others. Every
article sold is genuine and warranted to be fresh
and of the best O.OAUTY. From long experience
as an Apothecary and Druggist, (having been engag-
ed in the business for the last 20 years) the subscriber
flatters himself that he is a competent judge of the pu-
rity of every article in his lino.
W. HENRY ELIOT,
Apothecary and Druggist,
Main Street, Houston.
Orders from Planters, Physicians and country Mer-
chants promptly attended to. A large quantity of the
most popular Patent Medicines on hand. Also a
heavy supply of leading articles wholesale and ra-
tail ap 27 d wtf 649
COFFEE 100 Sacks Rio Coffee.
SUGAR 10 hhds. Nevr Sugar.
MOLASSES 30 bbl. supericr Molasses.
FLOUR 150 bbls. St. Louis and Ohio Floor.
SOAI 100 boxes Family 'towh Soap.
CANDLE? 50 boxes tnr Candles.
ALT--.r00 larks nllnm nnd blown Salt.
MACKEKAL 20 packages whole and half barrels
TuHAI'CO 100 pack".c various brands.
BUTTER 10 Legt Goshen Butter.
LEMON'S 20 boxes JIalnga Lemons.
POTATOES 30 bbls. Northern Potatoes.
TAR 20 bbls. North Carolina Tar. just received and fo
inle by dec 19 HENRY SAMPSON '
CANDLE STANDS. Papier Mch:e Candle Stands; Jenny
Lind do , for sale by LH LIE fc McGREGOR.
STATIONARY Arnolds, London Red, Black and Copying
Inks. Patent Rlollin Paper. Patent accommodation Pen
holders. Porcupine do. do. Pump Inkstands School, Me-
tal, do. Square Glas, do. Octagon do. do. Travelling do
do. Rulers, pens, quills and pencils. Envelopes Government,
packet, letter ami noti; embroidered, embossed aud gilt. Note
naoeis perfumed do. do., for sale by
' jnnlS LILLIE fc McGREGOR.
IN Calf. Sheep nnd Hoard Bindings. Miniature Account
Books in Calf nnd Russia, for sale by
jan 18 LILLIE & McGREGOR.
OLAR, Counter nnd side Lamos
Hall and Hanging no.
Stained Glass do.
Glim Prosed 1-
Tin Japanned do,
LILLIE fc McGREGOR.
EMBROIDERED Crpcs, Embroidered Cuffs and Collars
Lice and Muslin. Blond Lace. Bruse's Lace, fiom one
to twelve inches rn width. Black silk do. do., forsnlchr
jau 13 LILLIE &. McGREGOR.
Drugs and Medicines
o F every description, fresh from the Nor-b
&ff lthern markets, warrantedpureand nua-Jgl
jffl ihillerated. forsale by
inarch 2 Groesbeeck, Cooke &. Co.
npms plsaasnt Medicine can be had at
JL deo 31
ROBERTS & CO'.
On BOXES fresh Jlalaia Lemons, juit received and foriala
U by deo 19 HENRY SAMPSON.
Fire Proof Warehouse,
Storage, Forwarding and -Commission.
THE undersigned having commenced the Receiv-
nig and Forwarding Biftiness in addition to tho
selling of Goods, would most respectfully solicit a
sharo of patronage from Merchants and Planters ia
the interior: also tho Merchants of Galveston and
New Orleans. Being in possession of a fire proof
Brick Warehouse on Main street, tho Goods entrusted
to his care may bo considered in no danger from fire.
A. S RUTHVEN.
Nov 14,1850 dwtf -
ALMONDS jubt landing and. for sale by
nov 9 LILLIE McGREGOR
Calomel and Quinine.
LBS. English Calomel, 100 oz. French Qui:
nine, for sale by
RICE 4- NICHOLS.
Sash and Blind Fac.
JAMES A. THOMPSON? -
comer Main street and Texas
Avenue, opposite (he Old Cap-
itol. The proprietor of this Fac-
tory is prepared to fill all orders
for Sash Glazed, Blind. Doors, &c, made out of tho
best cypress limbers:. Also, to build houses of any de-
scription, desired, eitherin tho city or country, fur-
nishing all the materials iherefor, with despatch, and
on the most reasonable terms.
Sept. 25, 1850. dawly77I
DEALERS in Jewelry, Books and Stationery,
Fancy Dry Goods, Laces and Ribbons ; Hard-
ware, Cutlery, and Carpenters' Tools; CrockeryiChi-
na, Stone, and Queens-Ware, Family and Fancy
Groceries, Furniture, c., &c. nov 2
Orj BOXES Champagne Cider, for sale by
0J dec 31 R0BERT3 fc CO.
BACON AND HAMS, :
5 TIERCES Dnffield's Westphalia Hams,
5 casks Bacon sides.
Per Palmetto, for sale by
ang13 HENRY SAMPSON.
The Delates of live Texas Convention
JUST published and for sale at the Telegraph Office, Main it.
July 184(5 .
Shawls ! Shawls ! jBhawls !
LILLIE fc McGREGOR have lost received pet 9. F. Austin,
an assortment of large, plain. Baunockbura and BcyStata
Shawls. Howton, 30th Dec 1850.
LILLIE & McGREGOR are receiving fresh sap-
plies of Family Groceries, by each steamer from
LoafSurar: Philadelphia and Louisiana, No. 6.
Vtl.lftn II nr.,r.t.(wl r.n.4 naorn. 3fi
Brown " Louisiana and Texas.
Java, Rio, and Havana.
Underwood's, and Wells, Miller and Provost's, J gals-"
toqrts. and pis. . "-
Walnut and Tomntto KetchuD. '".t"
Reading, Worcestershire and Walnut Sance.
Cloves, Mace, Ginger, Allspice, Cinnamon.
Nutmegs, Black Pepper.
Dales, Citron, -Zanle Cnrrant3.
Soft shell Almond. Raisins. '
Orange, strawberry and Guava, Jelly, in small "
Quince, peach and plumb Guava paste in small
EXTRACTS AXD ESSENCES
Rose Water. Mint.
Young Hyson, Twankay.
Sardines, and boxes, Sweet and olive oil, quarts -Barley,
and pints, g
Split Peas, Kentucky mustard, fine & &- -
Sperm candles, S.fine, -r
Star " Premium mustard,
Soap Boston Family, NaBlacking, , '
Salmon iu kits,
Sago; Irish mass,
Scrubbing brushes, .
Smoking tobacco, paper
SnufF Scotch and Honey
CASES Ladies Gum Elastic Over Shoes,
4 Men's " " "
2 Misses " " " "
dec 7 for sale by HRNRY SAMPSON.
CHRISTIAN Family Almanac
KJ Presbyterian " "
Merchants' and Planters'.
For sale by
nov 30 LILLIE & McGREGOR."
AAA Oz. French Quinine, just received and for
ANNUALS FOR 1851,
For Sale by Lillie 6? McGregor.
" Snow Flake,
" Ceral Gift,
" Lady's Album,
" Home Offering,
Young Man's do.
" Irvine Offennj,
Gems by the Way Side,
Buds and Blossoms,
Wreath of Friendship,
Wonder of the Scriptures,
Sons of Temp, do,
National Temperance Ofi'erin g.
A LARGE assortment of goods necessary for
plantation use, kept constantly on hand and for
GrtOESBEfK, Cookk & Go
Sugar and Coffee.
1 C) Hhds. prime Sugar,
1 30 sacks Rio Coffee,
10 " Java do.
Just received and for sale by
aug 13 HENRY SAMPSON.
A. S. RUTHVEN,
Wholesale and Retail Dealcrin Dry Goods, Groceries,
Iron and Hardware,
WILL pay strici attention to the despatch of Cot-
ton, Hides, Peltries. Pecans, or other produce
scut to his caro, aud fill orders at the lowest cash. pri-
ces, dwtf 699
'pWO TIERCES plain Hams, one cask Sides, one,
JL tierco Rice, recently received by
march 2 Groesbeeck Cooke & Co
Garden Seeds, 1850.
AN assortment of Fresh Garden Seeds, landing
from the Farmer" this morning,
nov 9 LILLIE & McGREGOR.
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