The Galvestonian. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 2, Ed. 1, Wednesday, March 27, 1839 Page: 1 of 4
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PUBLISHED THREETIMES A WEEK
By John Gladwin"
PROPRIETOR EDITOR AND.PRINTER.
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TERMS: Twelve JDollars ayear payablelqnarterly
in advance. Single Copies one bit or $100 per ddz.
Advertisements charged at T.wo.Dollars per square
for the first insertion One Dollar for each weekly coiiil
tinuancc and ally cents lor. each; tn-weeKly comma-
ance. Twenty-five per cent discount to yearly adver-
. GALVESTON WEDNESDAY MARCH .27..
Office of the Galvestonian at' the old
CustonvHouse (late Court-House) above.
. the Ualveston Hotel. '.
A Pig ijf a Poke. Who'll buv? The names"
of those whose souls are not worth a shilling
are not desired on the subscription. list;oi$(
vxaivbDiuiuuii uicicimc acoiuicu UUinrjCTS
are not given to obtain them; Letitbelu'
derstood his .sheet is on the pennylpaper
plan and any one wishing a copyicWsimply
pay the carrier one bit as Jieiwould for a
gin julep and take it down without tasting.
The hazard is not so greaSi .-
We beg PARDox.-A-few subscriberiwere
not served witbjfpur 'first number seasonably;
It was unavoidable; but they will be served
with the fist and 2nd papers to-day. If any
arefstillneglected it is because then: names
.A JOi BETTER .VET. Fnr flip enmo ranbnn
at our first paper had no foreign selections
tins sneet nas none indeed even had we.
papers io &5lcv;L'ir-jrrijuGy'3nIdjv guiu;t.-
ally'such as subscribers.had already perused.
'JaFexianreaders generally take United Slates
papers-and can feel little interest to see. the.
same matter; 'uopieu. iuiu uieir local pnnts.
Short summaries of news .shall be given;
but the GalvesronmnwiH be chiefly filled'
with domestic matrqgrived from'Texian
lAiimnlc nnA P.nrrfisririnflAhlRinnrl frnm tlio
editor's pen when he begaw.jnis jTezianiTdur
of uoservaiwn anu jvoiesoyinefWayc or
the sake of novelty distant editorawfiplease
copy them. Landlords on the Trinity) Colo-..
rauu uim uiaaaua aig mviicu tiu ia 1U.XUU4
SlUti. J1 liuiniux uui nuiot. IfWJiWiS
Post-masters are invited to act as agents
for "this paper. . ' ' '.
Good jSIorning.: Gentlemen who " go in'H
for this paper are desired to put up their
-money bright and early v .
DCF'Some little delay' will probably occur
before the regular tri-weekly publication of
the Galvestonian. Therefore the days are;
not appointed. . V
-rr-' " .- ' ' ? .V
Notice. Messrs. Allen & .McCullobgh
and Kelsey Barr & Co. wfll.receive adver-
tisements and orders for this .'office from the
' western part of the city ; ioctorVi.C.Pi WOfc
cester from the centre; "' " ' -'' ' J&J-
. . ...
Dlan!whicffwillirive us remilar
.wiuchinOvve'tb'VunUe'us in friendly feel
ink; wmchTwill secure to our families the
priyilegeMisteniilg one day in sQven.to the
wuiu uiftVVu" ll ls Liii'i juci u nuiiiuer ui
tne; principal men on ineisianu agrec.ioiaKC
it byune'ach Sunday to read aloud a well
selectiflBrnion for the benefit of the- many
who njwgrieve for the holy observances to
wnicHfJiiey have been accustomed."
- Cs'plan has been long tried in Europe
anaVAmerica ; and thus have we beendrawn
dramaacallv under the influence o9" Christ's
Sermon in the Mount" and tho inspired
homilies of; a few modern disciples only for
$hom the. Gospel might blush at pulpit medi-
ocrity. Sometimes on a stormy Sabbath
father than ride a league to church.; many a
Saturday night or Sabbath eve and on other
occasions have our parents led us to the vil
lage school-house to meet a few pious heads
of families with their well trained progeny.
And then have we heard a rhetorical reader
revive the shades of St. Paul Sterne Wesley
and other great divines whose soul-stirring
passages thawed the hearts of some to piety
and of others to friendship and. early 'love.
It was u community where religion was
verging perhaps to popularity ; so that those
who needpd grace to go up to the temple of
the Lord with right motives went there to
save their credit and show their equipage
No matter ; piety friendship love cleanliness
and elegance all were good fruis. though
some perhaps a little out of season. .
'Tis sad to hack into the roots of tilings.
fa anv"other.y murht " '& ':&U ft "I ' f 1
measures be takerrf . &t ''lr'i'"'t. - a
:wouldWfbnrivdncea''.-:' lQur"?r"' "' '
wedk at;leasf if that 'can be any inducement a- r : -'' ?.'
and. surely "tliere is joy .inHeaven o'yer; ' G!i' CJ '- &' K
one sinner that repenteth."' ' " s. "'- 'vc ". .. .' ;;".
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be added. Should these
we know a. man who
An-swer: rSomcbody .asks whether the
Galvestonian is to be a nolitical nnnof'nr '
Mhf paper; Certainly siry not. -.the first-" ': . '
nor perhaps either: The first number. - . '
L 1 11 1 ni " -..-
nowever nauiea out ot the press and.weln
tend to keep it up as furinv as ourvnatnro
will admit. But that whTnot bemuchPsai
fellows we. "' " " f ""'.
Die of-a rose in aromatic pains.
A Dangerous Delicacy. .THn
tliistle ni?w in bloom' is the sweetest flower ''" -V
a1' . . '. . - T J 4'V.
on uie prairie :not even1 me luxunous-jessa- j. v j 'j
mine of the fashionable garden surpasses it ' rU i i; .'
T3. ii: i a !!: ii r . i - '-W. 5.K .
jjui aiiicuuig m iub vmaiciive wossom take.- i. w
care not to prick: your nose. .
fpf iy?th (lig-carth;
Bad Reading. A poor -fellp.w yho. begged
one of the Galvestonians fastened iseye.
on our stump nomination lor State Printer
" and began spelling thus: "Mo-destrTMd'dest..
r-The Galvestonian1 wishes to becorisidered.
a candidate before the next Congress ibr
States Prison:'.' Thank Heaven it is.jio
jSo that the branch a. goodly verdure Hiflgl"
1 reck not thou-h an acorn pave it birth
To trace all actions to their secret springs '
Would cause I'fear some melanctioly mirth."
Though it fell short of regeneration " Faith
comes by hearing" and those who cajiic to
see might hear enough to set up the monitor
Concience on a pedestal of substantial moral
feeling which by its occasional alarm might
warn some away from excessive wickedness
even through a subsequent life of temptation
and irreligion. However misimproved was
our own attendance it improved the poetry
if not the piety of our hearts and taught us
since to sympathise with poor oelkirkm the
:0 But the sound of.thp church-goin; bell
-'iiSThese vallevsand rocks never heard;
i'Never sighed at the sound of a knell
SyM'Norsmiled when a Sabbath.appeared."
"VaAKt' KnttA nnnA tr pinna 4nA namflnlAal
Amuo uavi tLvm uy oiuuc uib uuiiuuibtu
promise and pleasure of the Sabbath morn
cheereiiiuB regularly to the wonted smile';
our heart-trnigs have not been stirred in uni-
son. withJtiKrgan and choir "as we sang
psalms)jcijgallicr;" nor beauty allured us into
thatDivlSSPresence that tempers the pas-
sionsandpbwersof humanity. Our. morals
like bur garmtsrhave grown slovenly for
Iabk.pf; iptustomed Sunday's toiletj
' Ho wTsoonJMijXthe dignity of the human!
chafacterDecwBes debased by associating
withilow ahdihfe minds.- How many rays
of.thpughtr-preCiiu8.rays I emanating immer
'iis't i fb .. .r i. p
eitv unon me miner oi.
by the noxious vapor
iv trade-we dislike them.
peciallatMMtfst ordinary are prpne to
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NAME OF GALVESTON. "
Frequent inquiries are" made aftcr-'tfie orir?:
gin of this name. By a royal schedule of the-:
10th July 17'76i me. Spanish government and.
intendancy ojf Louisiana was conferred on'
Don Bernard.de Galvezi Colonel of the re-
giment of Louisiana. His uncle' Don Joseph
de Galv.ez was president of the council of.
the Indies; and his father 'Dpn'Mathias de;
Galvez was vice-roy of New Spain. Don'
Bernard entered udoii th; duties tif. hie nffipf
wmuu. iic ie.il me American Kevolutionary
cause should welcome hisnanie to republican
ears. His chivalry and talent to eovemA-
i ! '. r. . -' . o. .----- '
iu ins promouon to- tne captam-generalshitf:
of the island of .Cuba Louisiana and the.
li'uuuua aimmxioo lie succeededhis fa-
ther in the vicerroyaIty of Mexico. Wh'
.. -u.mJlwJ(uluc gU vciumcui oti.ouisianai
a number of colonists were located bij the" '
Amue river dehind 15aton Kpuge where;aij
... " '.' "iu .JJU.IUU lTiiicii iiu3 ueen -- .v n C:V
transplanted to the .old 'island of St LoukiV' 'vil
With only.a small error of orthography. ' 'V- "."S
" commercial intelligencer.
a. ' Tttw-; s.
of stagnated ili
J) ANCING ACADEMYvMr; Amed.ee Grig
nun lAiijcmg luasier. Having returned to Texr v- .;-
ne wnprn iifi rnrniorit nui.HM .h.. 'k uK i am
..... ..-.v...1ijmucu uua iuc uuiiur OIK -j
informing the Ladies and Gentlemen of 'tills city. '
and vicinity lhat he is how. 'giving lessons id' ".
dancing in the mopt .approved and fashionable
style. He is advanlagebusly known in v.many" '
Cplege3.a"nd Private Academie34hroughoutLojii '
jsi'anar. -Tfioselpexsons who!will;honor' hini wiih-. -;
'their confidencemay take priVate;lessonsat their; -'
own houses. Lessons in Waltzing from lo.9 V
lessons in dancing frooi 9to IOqclock. Assent-;. V-
blvHaJliatlie Court House Session iiaarri- "
Teb :-5pVallzing andna
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