Texas State Gazette. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 34, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 14, 1855 Page: 1 of 8
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meeting' of the Rangers.
San- Antonio Ai'iui. 10.
JSds. Gazette. I fend proceedings of a meeting of the returned
Hungers which please publish. Yours B. M. B.
A nipulitiK of tits icturned volunteers from tho mountains was liclil according
notice at the Courthouse on Monday ovonmsr wiiuu
On mo ion ofCupt. Walker Cunt. William 1. Hcurv was teniicste.d to net us
Clmirtmiii or tin- meetinir nnd George Iliibiuon upjiointed aecrolary.
After mi explanatory iiddm from dipt. Henry n committee wu appointed
when tin' lollowiog preainli'o unci resolutions weio adopted :
Wo the volunteers of the Into expedition to Fort Davis under Mnj. Siinnnson
feeling ouiselves aggrieved und impo-ed upon hy the cotiitiiiineiii'o.iiuor of the
Department of I'eMiw Ci-n 1'. l Smilli havo' thought piuper to assemble in
public tnei linf; for the purpoe ofexpressing our indignation und diaiippiobatiou
til tie- eoutse ptirsued hy lnm. and to tukc some method to obtain redress for the
past uu.l security against the futute: Tiieiefoie bu it Resolved Tlmt we the
iiK-nilieri) i.f the snid expedition do unanimously unil cordially uijree in the
following lesolutions. tun! iTimlyund honestly proclaim them "to the public in
tiuihs und funts that uaiinot be refuted :
1. Jiesolced That in cverv insiunce from tlio eonimuncement of ihn iibovo al-
luded to citmpaian Gen. Smiib has exhibited a desire to ciipple nod injure the
"roltititefr h i vices of Texas liist by Bending- them to u re-:iot of cmtn'iry tln.y
weie not in duty hound to piotect mid wlieie there existed no enemy to contMid
agiiinit ulld ulso in nut providing fur them in u manner suitable 10 do good
2. Resolved. That in an order dated retaining tie three com-
panies under Miij-Simonson for three months lonycr than iigreed upon and
without consulting their interest or a-king their cunent was tv signal exhibi-
tion of a want of military knowledge anil a gross iiifringmeut on their rjghts.
3 Resolved That in discharging the volunteersat Foit Clurh without" for-
ege transportation or rations a distance of four hundred miles from then-
homes and where the means of subsistence could not be obtained wns a con-
tinuation of his efforts to carry out his ungencious designs and a palpable
flotation of the words and m.'aning of tlie law in such cases mustering out
1. Resolved That we eurnestly appeal to the volunteer portion of the citiaens
of Texas never again to take up arms in defence of the fiontiers while Gen
Smith remains in command of the Military Ueptutmeut of Texas and that we
incerely and earnestly request the Secretary of War and tlie (Joinmnnditiir
General of this army to remove him from this Oepartmcut and place in hi
tead an individual more friendly to the interest of Texas.
5. V.'tohed '1 bat we heartily recommend the ge.ierous and enlightened
course pursued townrds us by bis Excellency E. M. Tease in receiving into
iho State service the six Compniies eailed out by the United States and after-
wards refused to lie received after having been assembled at Austin from the
remotest parts of the State at great individunl expense and trouble and we
here take occasion to express our readiness at all times to take up arms in tlie
ervice of our State; and furthermore we believe had wo been continued at
he disposal of his Excellency that we would have been nble in the three
months so uselessly consumed in the service of the United Slates to have
expelled from our border the savage enemy who ar now harassing the fron-
6". Resolved. That copies of the proceedings of this maoting be forwnrded
jo the Hon. Seen tary of War his Exci llenc; Gov. E. M. Pease and that the
newspapers throughout the State be respectfully requested to give publicity
There being no futiher busiues-s. tlie meeting ndjournetl sine die.
WM. It. HEN RX Chairman.
Gko. Robinson Kectetary.
Vtlxv Very Latest Intelligence I'urlliiir Newi.1iy tlto Asia Pros-
pect of 1'cacc L'rusHiu. not Joined tlie Ailica
The ilctuils of the Asia's newi are of considerable importance.
Tub Vienna Confkuenck. The 1'ence C.ingres at Vienna formally met on
the 15ih iiibtuni as has ulreudy been sluted.
'JiheM Were present two Fieuch two Knglish two Austrian and two Turkish
embassadors. Ths-Uusiuu plriiiputemiury 1'iince Gortxchiklxoir wnt not present.
Uepurt sajc iho di&cu&BUH).on u genetul basic for negotiations teiminutml sut-
Ufuctoiily. It was ulso mulcted tlmt Austriu- and Knglaud would bu atitfied
wish the demolition of Sevastopol.
At the coiifciciice everything wa boing conducieilin the most ftiendly mnn
er the plenipoteutiurien exchunged their power und the proceedings were en-
tered upon the bhsu of the four points. The inierpretuiiun of them given by the
Allies Ituving been bet forth ihey weio occupied verbally by the lepresumatives of
Nussia who ihoicnpun departed- One of the pjcnipoleniiuric wus to dinw up
aininutoof a prottctor.ite which wua to huvo been signed on Sutuiduy. This
ducllmcnt wil1 couslitute the bnsis-foc pence.
Piiusma The.micion of General WulheRtyio Pntis 'u a complete failure
frussiu rcfusses-to uccde to a tienty with thuAllies and will not theroforo be
permitted to puriicipato in tin noi.foienee ut Vjonim.
Cow Stkalinb. A correiipuudentof the Truo Delta of New Orleans dating
firum Anderhun Texas suys :
A man numeil I.ritch on hi trial for cow stealing wus fonnd juilty verdict
ftho jury twelve months iinirionnioni in the I'eniteuiiaiy. rpe mur Wu
houovci fottuiute in his application for. a new tiinl which ho readily obtuiued on
account of. soma extonmiiinj circumstuncei conneL'ied with the nil'ftir. The ver-
Aict of the juiy piodtlced boiiio men iinunt. An old Texiun beinj; present und
omowhut astonished at the seventy of the eentence exeluime 1 ' Wall buyB we'll
bate to stop jhe business ol cow xtealins. thu jiiiiim are get ing tii be fio d I
onanimoi-a ibr.penitentiaiy ptiiiMhmoiit'" A wotn.ui whoe numo i3Aot rucolieci-
d wus Iliad lorhisjamy und aetpntied. I understood her husband (the last) wus
ulso clmrged with the same ciiinn but had fled.
AcauismoN. op Cuba. At a inuennjj uf the Democrats in Tummany H.ill
NewYprk on the 7th ult the Jo 1 aving resolution was adopted :
Resolved; theiefure. That ns the utiiinrnjus voice of ihe Democracy of New
York we hold the itcquiMtion ol me imuiiu or uaniu ueui painn.ouni unpur-)
tanceJiot only to the safely and integrity ol the Siates but asnoeviry in ngeu-(
grapoical p-uil of view as was the po session ol the delta ol the Mississippi to
uio i ominerciJl greatness and hoiuir ut tne country.
Havana. Consulship. It gives us great pleasure to learn that the appoir t.
mint of consul has been tendered to lion. 0. It. Singleton of Misisippi. His-
well known. views on the subject of Cuba called out a warm erpieasion of feel-
ing from the leading spirits m ihe Cuban cause. We well recollect ihe letter of
Mr. Thrasher which was given to ihe public wherein he congratulated the
worthy Colonel for his liberal speech in Congress in regard to Cuba. Col.
Bingleton goes .to Cuba attho right time and we teel lhat we can firmly rely up-
en him ia the present crisis. .
Washington City Vorrcsponitancc.
Wasiunoton City April 1 lS.r5.
Gentlemen : I ca'lcd at the office of the Commissioners of Pensions think-
ing I might find something interesting to the people of ymir Stute. I must
slate to you tlmt the business now on hand is gi enter than it bus been for some
years and that none of your applicants may expect to obtain their bounties
for land till about fall. You may state that there is a great deal of swind ing
going on among men advertising themselves ni laud agents and I would re-
commend your citizens to put their business in the hands of rosponsib'o
attorneys nt their homes in Tevns. They will thus avoid probably the loss ol
I am informed by the Seeretnry of War that he is making carnot profana-
tion to placo on your frontier an oil'eetive military force to suppress Tndinn
dopredntions and marauding parlies. The great difficulty he h s lo encounter
is the limited number of men now in so-vicc and the immense area over
which they are scattered. At the time your people are sufTerina from Indian
deprednltons ihore nio conslatitly cominjj up calls for the aid of the military
force from the territories of New Mexico Utah Kansas Nebraska Missouri
Minnesota Washington and Oregon on the Pacific. These calls are made
in viev of oittriigcs perpetiated hy iho Indians nntl are equally as cogent and
importunate iir their nature as those of Texas. Now omi of your people do not
know these things and are unwilling to imkc the proper nllownncc when any
delays seems to occur in the movements of the War department. But the
truth is in such cnse where- delay takes place it is entirely owing to the want
of a disposable force at the command of the Secretary of War. The present
number of troops composing the American army may be put down nt ten
thousand and the nnmberof miles over which they are stationed about ten
thousand. It oftcus happens lhat troops have to be sent fiom recruiting stn-
tions in the E-.ist to distant posts to meet an emergency where Indian oninnre
has either been committed or is expected and by the time that the new force
arrives it is found scarcely sufficient to fill up tlio ranks made vacant by dis-
charges sick list and desertion. With such obstacles to encounter and with no
remedy for the evil placed by Congress in the hands of the Set retary of War
it is a mutter of great surprise that ho should be able to give ell'icic cy and
usefulness to the army by tiny plan which ho or any other officer might device
There are now very few members of the lute Congress to be found in Wash-
ington City. The Texas delegation as far as I see have left for their homes
I listened to some of their speeches with considerable interest. It was the
evident impression of all parties that in reference to the publie debt of Texas
her scaling system was admirably sustained by ineontrovertable arguments
Were I at libeity I could disclose to you the names of eminent statesmen ant'
jurists who regard the right of Texas to scaln her debt and the eqttitublo scal-
ing which she has adopted both equally unassailable. Holding a high posi-
tion like this and commanding the rc-pact that the scaling rates do will
Texas playthc humiliating pnrtwhich the late bill of Congress would impose
upon lien Your Stnte is a gallnnt one a State where an uppcal to State pride
will never wunfa full response from her chivalric sons. Will she without nn
hesitation or question so fnr surrender hT rights ns an equal State in the con-
federacy ? If she submits and capitulates to I er creditors repiesentcd by the
law of Congress she certninly loses three millions of dollars. If she should
decline-to doso she ran never loseany more than this; but I think wi'h Gen
Husk-and' with mnny other members of Congress with whom I havo freely
conversed the Stnte of Texas Iris every thing to gain by the latter course.
For should tile Legrsfalure of Texas decline to accept the act ofCongnss
she then would' not have parted with her right to indemnity from the United
States for Indian speculations. Whatever she might obtain from this source
hereafter would be a clear gain to her tiensmy for now it is proposed by tins
act of Cnngress- that Texas shall abandon all further pro-crution of the
claim. B think Texas will act very unwisely to part with her claim to Indian
indemnity estimated by Gen. Rusk to be worth three million eivtht hundred
thousand dollars for the purpose of securing an additional amount to our
creditors of 51250 009 over nnd above the five millions of bonds and interest
in-tlie United State tr ajttry to the State of Texas. If your State owes these
crcd'ttors-only a little over four mill ns of dollars she will set her f.ice agains
1 'IT Y O K B 11 N A IV C E ..
Proceedings of Council.
MAYOR'S OFFICE April 5th 1055.
City Council met pursuant to adjournment l'rescnt M.tyor Cleveland Alitcrracn Wlloox
Taylor llurrcll ami l.:um.
AWornmn Taylor inoreil t!ic-pMss.RC of Onllnanco 0 which unon the vote being taxen was
AMcriniiu (.'iiir apiitivreil ami lonl: Ms seat.
AUlernuii l.-ine iovel that thu Mnvor be requested to nscertaln tf Messrs. Iloy nntl urmn-
blot brick yard U eo the public grounds of the city und If so cWe them notice to-reuiove It at
once ; und In case they f.iil todo so that the M.iyor has the authority of this ltturd to proceed
lucidly iigninst tlutin fnr trewt upon said city grounds. Passed. t
AMvnuan Utne moved that this Council authorUe Ilia City Attorney to defend tho City SUr-
shnl In a suit now pending In the District Court wherein HurIi Wuldon Is plivlntlttaud the said
Marshal ! defend int and th.a he be allowed a remonahle fee therefor. Passed.
Alderman llanell moved the passage of Ordinance No 8. The iptestlon being taken it tts
Alderman Taylor moved the paosnge of Ordinance No. 8. Tasked unanimously.
Alderman llarrell moved that the minutes of last meeting bu so amended as to read : Thut
Mr. T. II. .Tones he allowed the sum of nvo hundred dollars Tor bulldiiiR a city prison." rusted.
Aldei man Lane moved tlmt the Mayor and Alderman Taylor bo appointed n committee whost
duty It shall ho to Inform Mr. Jones or the action of this Hoard and the ucceptanco of his propo.
Dillon for build inc; a city pi Uon for tho sum of flVJ hundred dollar) and also to superintend tu
uiilldlni; of thesame. I'usi'd.
On motion of Alderman Cair the committee appointed at a previous meeting to draft rules
of oider for the government of the proceedings or the city council be allowed further lime anil
tlmt the Mayor be added to that committee. Passed.
Ma roll's Office Austin City March 5 1855."
FJlow Citizens :
When I permitted myself to accept Sic office to whloh your almost unanimous suflVngos elec-
ted me It was with a full determination on my part to perform its devolving duties to tho ex.
t-nt of my ability strictly nnd Impartially to enforce all ordinances enacted by the Council
uot inconsistent with the " Constitution and Laws" Independent of passion or rejudlce fear
In purMiuucc of what to me appeared a duty on thettth of March I recommended the fol
loniiur us embodying what I comidered the proper course to be taken by tho Council Injustice
to tlie oily of wliicli we were elected the protectors and conservators.
" 1 lyit tlie Mayor lie autlioi ir.eu anil empowevcil whenever no may uecm proper to navo in
lines of the avenues and streets around ami tlirouuhout the city properly run olTnutl marltcd
nr staked by the City Survcjor and the corners thereof established In a permanent manner
wherever such linei or coi tiers have become obliterated or demolished and also to take mean-
iirei iismhiu.'is prac lcablcto open to their full length and breadth all such streets and avenue.
public walks and coniinuiis as have been In nay in.iminr encroached upon or obstructed j" uivon
which the Council thought proper that no action should bo taken.
Agiitn : lt a bub.-eciK'iit session of the Council (last evening) a member offered an ordlnaou
and movid its passage of the satuo tenor and purpoithut not being seconded It was of coami)
passed oer In sik'iice.
Subsequently at same tension the following resolution was olTered (sco proceedings of City
Council regaining Messrs. Uoy and (humbles1 brlek yuril In this paper) and passed.
IhiWiigkittitflcd unil po'exprestcd myself to the Council tlmt there nre. numerous Instiiiiccs
throughout the city In ivli'ch not only encroachments upon the public grounds walks streets
mid menue do now exist to a great extent tin- that In several cases tliey are entirely fenced
in and new plowed up and cultivated I cannot in view of my whole duty think It rUhtar
consistent with thu City Charter that such syecta! lesishitlnn should receive my support or co-
deration; thus 'pecial'ly alugling out one or two " to proceed legally agulnst"iind place thetu
exclusively as obnoxious to city reform.
Kntertalning these views I take leave resijcctfuHy to decline the request of theClty Council)'
as expressed In the foregoing cited resolution. J. T. OLHVKLAND Mayor.-
ORDINANCE NO. G.
April S ISM.
licit ordained lytti Jiyor anrt'Aldtrmm of the City qf Austinii Covnvll uiembl4
Sfo. 1. lteslgnatlonsby Aldernwn City Attorney or 'Marshall shall be addressed to tli
Mnv ir. wbosi! ilutv It shall be. Incase tho resignation death or removal of Aldermen to or
der an election to fill the vacancy and in cave of either of tho other officers named to lay th
same btfuic the council for Its notion.
Skc. '1. Whenever two or more persons have an equal uumbtr of votes for Alderman lb
city council shall decide-the election by vote.
Skc. 3. Itetums or election for Aldermen snail lie mane to tne mayor wno snail communi-
cate tlie same to the council at its nest meeting. thereafter which shall judge- of the qualiOca-
lion of its own members.
ORDINANCE NO. 7.
Apiil 5 1 8.05.
Jli it ordaintd hy the Jfutor unil Abierttvm of the City oAwtiu In Council aseinliUl.
'lhat so much of Section 2 of Ordinance No. .1 as relates to the paying of "an annual llconw
tax on grogshops tlpplllig-houses.or places where spirituous liquors ure sold In quantities u
thaii one quart bo and the stnie Is herewith repealed.
April 5. 185.V
He U ordttliul by Uiei Jfiiyor nnd AUleninn oUte City of.Aurttn in (huiu:iSiuembll.
That any person or poisons who shall keep open on Sunday any room building or enclosuro .
fnr the purpose of wiling spirituous vinous liquors or offer the same for sale or shall o.i tUut
day keep open any such room building or enclosure for the purpose of playing at billiards Ui
pins or other game of chance or amusement shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and pay
the sum of not less than twenty nor muru thau-one hundred dollars to be recovered .with costs
as in other breaches of City Ordinances.
March 21ftt. ISM
IU it orduintil by Vie Miyor anil AkTermen of thsiOlty oAltttinyin Cbuncil a.wttribltd.
Site. 1. An ud valorem tax of one-fourth of one percent be levied upon and collected frojn -the
nwncrsir owners of all property within the limits of- said city both personal and real.)
Si.c. 'i. Rach proprietor of a billiard table or tables pool table or tables nine or ten pin. aV-
cy or alleyu shall pay un untmal IScetisu tax of twenty ddllhro for cash and every suslv tabU
or alley as may be utcd or employed by him or her ; ouch public tiotul eating-house or restau
...i. ii....:. 1:1 . .l;0 I ln nt il:nlr frnm jmt t I i.ni .. .. i i ... i I rat wilt-re i-ph ituutu liquors are sold twontj -five dollars; each publJehottl for general entei-
any uch floecin hUe- this. I do not think from what I have henrd.and I mingle .. 0? rcBtarlk icre splrltiums liquors are not sold ten 'dollars; twenty-flve dollars
on all giogsliops tlppllng'twuseBf or places wnere spirituous liquors are ion in quantities IkM
(linn one quart.
with those who have some knowledge of his views thnt President Pierce
would ever have sanctioned the Texas debt hill hut that he considered the
choice was with-Texas whetlvr to accept or reject it A. J.
Santa Fe Mail Route.
Complaint is made thnt we are to all ribtite the del.ty-t in the Sanln Fe mail li
the post master at lhat place. We are assured that during the term of the pre
senffotitrncior the mail h is been delivered to him by the S inla Fe Post Master
onlyoncenm ihe cause is imputed to obstinacy and disinclinniimi lo pern.il ihe
contractor to carry it Wj mention this circumstance lhat ii miy meet the eye
of allipartiesnnd especially the Post Mister (i'rieiul. If the f.tcts are as stnt-d
and we havo them upon respectacle authority we hop that Mr. Campbell wi II
ndminUler the proper remedy.
This route is a very impnrtant one and ihe mail coul I be carried in much les
lime than under the proerst eonlraet. By rai'fin(f it to n MMni-minithly we could
makeaclo.-cr connection- with the north than ilu Independence route. The
Santa Fe mails would rt-achi V: shingion Cily several d y earlier than ul pr
sent. The commerce of the Southern purls of Chit lesion. Sivannah Mobile
New Orloins and Galveston demand in any rate this exlenion of service
should it be also granted on the Independence and St. Lmi route. We think
we shall obtain is.
Western Settlers in Anns.
Wc are informed by ihe Texan that a company of seiilers of ihe Medina a;d
l-ltinda vallies have lately organized lhemelvti4 into a comp-iny of mintiic men
andthat ihey hiive.-uctueded in'bitrprising a party of Indian snnpo.NPd lo le
Wflcoes- The editor ayy:
"'J-'heir potilion wns-.-ueh. lh.it thev could not beapprnnrheil without disr-ovc--V
which rendered iliein careless. Three out of the lour n'oie wounded ihefus
fire-but tlinv .Mieceedeir in n limiiit l lie dense chaparrel where on of ihe niiiii-
lier fell .unable to proceed when imuiediaielv h" plucked an arrow rom hi:
qniver-nntl dispa'ched himhdf. A number of'pisinl shois were fire I at them before
ihey reached the thicket many ol mem iautn eiio't. i iiev jmu i wu norses nut-
ot wiiieh lliev had jul. stolen f-om Bautlerti Pass where ihey ln-d killed' a heel
ulso. Thty were well prepared for inkim; ofT luir.-ies haviuu' four bridlcn mid
a number of ropes ami oilier con veniewes for .such depred i.ains.
Indian OurrtAfiKs Ti e San Ano lio Texun inenuoiis ihe name of J B. Dnv-
cnpoit who resiles utn shott disinncu above Sm Anionio ami says thai Indian'
supposed to be Tonka way.s'and Sipans iccenily wounded hi.s Mexican nndcair-i'tl
ofl" twenty three head of litifM. The .Mexican i not expected to livo. Since
ihen all the horses in ihe neishborliotd have been Molen. The neighbor;? wvv
compelled to move near to San Anionio. A dUposilion 10 lake the rt'tlrcM of
sriovances into their own hands is fast gaining ground in our wosUrn iettls-
ments Mr. Davenport was InipJv run inio his ntich by Jeveu Indians
Klkction In Kansas A dispotith from the imrtliorn aide of tha-Kansus rirer
suts tbot.thq prO'lavery ticket is cliosen by one lhousandtnajoiity.
Sue. tl. The llrat ast.essmentof ta for the year IBM shall be made and the assesfemru4
toll returned to the Kecorder -on or before theurstdny of June next nnd-lhe-cslU-utlou tlier-
of made on. or before the first day otepteiibcr next and the secoud ussessmeut of lues for
tlie year 1H.W (hall be made and the assessment roll returned to the Kecorder on or before -tiu
first day of: December next and the collodion thereof made on or before the "0th day. of'Di-
ceuiber next ; and It shall bu the duty of the Marilml when making the first assessment to- rir
quire each und every peruou or firm occupied In tlirtutlu of goods wares merchandise vluou
ir 'iiiiluouliquoiH lo render an account of all goods wares merchandise spirituous or to-
nus liquors pui chased or received hy hliu or them for sale from the first tiny of January 1850
to the time of said assci-smeiit ; iindiJtsliall be Ideality of the Marshal when making the
ooiid ur'Sc'vinvul U4 herehefore provided to require each and every person or firm occupied lu
the .il- of goods .ires incTeli.inillse vinoui or spirituous llquo s to re-uler nn account of all
goods wares nierchaiidise uplilluous or vinous liquors purchased or received by him or Ihem
for yule from the date of the last prcccodtng a.-esf meiit Xn the time of the said second assess-
ment ; hlch -aid goods wares merchandise vinous or spirituous liquors shall be assessed as
other personal property contemplated by the first section of tlsl-t Ordinance anil any person
or persons when so called on who slunl full-or refuse to furnish the Marshal. -Willi an account
of all hueh puruhascs us have bexn made hy him or them during the ' imu for whlcf i:the assigns-
mrnt is lu be ui ide i-hall lw liable to a penalty of fifty dollars fur each faihiro orjiieghvct tot
recovered on the Information of the lkrihitl before the .M.iyor or Kecorder by .a suit In favu-
of the L'lty and shall also he liable So catto of -v conviction to the same costs allowed In olhor
cukcs of a violation of the City Ordinances.
Six" -t. JZ it further onlalned Tim there shall he assc'ced and collected of everv free muW
ptixin above tlio age of twenty one jrvars residing within the limits of the Corporation (IdJuw.
and pel eons noil vontjiomeitttn excepted) u poll lux of fifty cents each.
ORDINANCE NO A.
lit itordntntd byt'te jntyor uttd Aldemuu of Urn City of Austin in Cuuncll aneembltd
lialiee-i approver reiiruary xisi iMf ue auu
Tlmt Si-cliou '1. Aitlclefi. of the Cltv Orilln.t
s.-iini- 11 ln-rebv to uiiiiiimIl-iI. lli.it 1 litre afti r It lli.lli read as follows '
?tr. -I. No horse mule wagon eart buggy nor other obstruction of whatever character shall
be allowed to remain upon the side w.ilko of this City ? and insrase any such nbstiuclloii is fouud
lliereon tho Marshal Is auilioilzed nnd I etyilred lo take possession thereof ami report tlie
same to tho Mvor or lleeorder and tho Miyor or Ul-coiihjr as lli cju 'nsy le upon- such lu-
foi uiation sliuli IsHiie notice to the owner or ovrix-M tliieof if known thnt nald -'property
(describing the p-.iiiu-) has been n-1.ed hy virtue of thin Ordinance and wi'.lbo.( unless tho
line and costs ale t ild n hereinafter pinvldetl ; and If the owner or owners thereof bo not
known then tlio Minor or Iteconler us tlie cue may be shall e.iu.e advertisement to bJ rand
for ten days by im'tiu-s posted up In three public ploces in the city noticing all persons
that said pi opi'rty (ih -iribiig the "aiue) has been seized by virtue of this Ordinance ami. wd!
boioldut thu tiriiniaii-iii or ten days unless tlie owner or miner thereof appear within Mid
ten days und pay the fine '' costs us hen in provided or demand n Dial fin u liohitlon of this
Ordinance and If Irte ni-r or owners thereof do not appear within the leu days and pay
said fine and ctuls or demand a trial then the Mayor or llecordur as the cum may be shall
render Judgment ugdnt Ihe uwnt-r or owners thereof If known ami If not known then Jiv
.ball render Jndgmeiildiisclliig said praert.y toUssuM t public sale and In either case thu
Marshal rhall pioeet-il under sueh Judgment to sell tho siune to the liight-.t bidder uuless thu
owner or oivneii llu-it-of shall come forward and ledeein the samo by juj ingover to the Marsh-
ul the itliu of five dollars as a fill's ami all curls lucuretl by the J'nrfli.il in keeping the siuue
with such other costs us proildul for in this Oiiliuiiuco ; one-half of which lliiesbull go to thu
Marshal mid the oilier half to tlio City Treuiiny and in cu-o tlm owner or owners thereof do
not appear to leib-eiu Ihe Mint- wlihiii the timeubovo specified hut allow thu sumo to l ahw
In tli.it ease tin- .M.iri-lial shall retain over &nd above h.i-uu il fej tno sum of. ten pur csiiU
upon the full amount of the prureedsof tlnsale and the residue after deducting the fine costs .
and P'.'rcent.ige hall be paid oii-r to the Cily Treuurer i-uhjeet to ih-j order of the oirntr nr
owners of tin- property. And the Mayor or IVuuort'.ir slmil itceiie Ihe suiiin foes for N4i)lntT.no-
ticis provldtd for in ihiaSiction im for issuing a wnriitnt. and such other fees us he is cnlilUd
lo Incases of a liolalion of other Ordiimiices of this t'itv. f'lorltted. That nothing; Iwrtrlu
shall bu consirued to deprive a party of the rv-litof a trial by a weiring before too Mayor or lit.
corder lis thejcastnimy bo utitny time before tin saleof tlufprujierty us htrt-iidefL-repiOvMeJ
ami it upon trial raid party bu couilnced of a nidation of lliK Oulliuinco lio.h.ill he (iiijuitftl
lo pay a fine of live dollars and all cost ; and the property m taken shall lieietiiliifeil by tli
Marshal until said flue und all costs art-puld or the proierty uld us jiruvldid for abuc.
ORDINANCE NO. t.
H it ordained by the Mayor awl Aldermen f the City of Awttn in 'ounctl ttftetiiltletl
TlmtKtcllon 1st Article 1th Ordlnunco No.l be no amt-mleO n to read as follows s Thdi;
!. ft n fill i k O.i.. !. nil l.n ................ tit I'll.- (f fill ir jj j I nil i-l vll 1. till .t-tintit. I tlitft
11IC3 UJ II1V UU 1."II1.J eioiii ttV ill I I 'l Iftl'. ...v "V i" "'I V..i '- .--.. vi it-.tii.. imj.
may Wine before the Mnynr or lleeorder or any Justice of thu IViicc District or Supreme yuur u
of tlie Stute ami hall be the Itgal rivlstr( Hie Hoard of the Cily Ouunctl.
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Oldham, W. S. & Marshall, John. Texas State Gazette. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 34, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 14, 1855, newspaper, April 14, 1855; Austin, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth81181/m1/1/: accessed May 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.