Galveston Customhouse

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The structure was located on the block bounded by avenue A and Strand, and Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth streets, which had been donated donated by the Galveston City company for that purpose. After serving for some time Mr. Borden was succeeded by Dn Willis Roberts, who in turn was succeeded by Colonel Aid en A. M. Jackson. Mr. Borden then reappolnted and served until the administration administration of President Anson · Jones, when he waa succeeded by Colonel James H..Cocke. The first collector of customs after the admission of Texas Into the union was Hiram G. Runnels, hla successor being Joseph Bates. During the a a ministration of Presidents Pierce and Buchanan Colonel Hamilton Stuart served as collector, going out In 1861. Under the Confederate government James Sorley served a.s collector with headquarters headquarters for part of the time at Houston. After the close of the civil war the office for a while was in charge of Dent, a relative of Mrs. U. S. Grant, was succeeded by Dr. R. B. Peebles of Waller county, who was replaced by General General Loren Kent, who fell a victim to S»llow fever in 18C7. Then came Colonel athan Patten of Waco. General B. C. Shields of Falls county, Kllsha M. Pease Austin, and General Adam G. Mulloy of Jefferson. Captain C. C. Sweeney was appointed during President Cleveland's first term and was succeeded by N. \V. Cuney, who has just been replaced by Colonel Geo. P. Finlay. The 'oilowing are the receipts and ex- S endltures of th? Galveston custom bouse or the iasc eight years: ' Rec'ts. Exp'd't's. For the fiscal year ending ending June 30, 1893 J132,G9Gftf $36,041 86 For the fiscal year ending ending June 30, 1892 161,05248 37,fcl 92 For the flscul year end- Ing June 30, 3891 174,75407 41,25888 For the fiscal year end- Ing June 30, 1890 131,61317 41,128-16 For the fiscal year ending ending June 30, 1889 158,244 17 43,45289 For the fiscal year ending ending June 30, 1888 240,35771 46,GZG 21 For the fiscal year end- Ing June 30, 1887 172,88417, 47,98373 For the fiscal year end- Ing June 30, 188G 113,34257 4u,OG8 80 For the four yeara end- Ing Junn 30, 18S9 084,828 G2 183,031 G3 For the four years end- Ing June 30, 1833 000,11638 150,04112 JTJVBjfIM TILL TAPPBHB. Thar Tell What They Did With the Morioy. For about six months there has been a good deal of complaint of petty thieving In Galveston, and only yesterday were the offenders caught. Eddie Fields and Henry Brown are the two boys who have done a great deal this work. They admitted It at the police station, and talked about the matter very frankly. Eddie Is a white boy about 12 years old, and Henry Is a little black ne- fffo, about 12 years old. The boys said that they spent much of the money for whisky, which they drank. Then they bought candy and other things. Their plan of operation was to hang, a barroom and when the barkeeper had gone to the front door one of thtm would »ued,k utrefulU iu the buck Jour, uu behind behind the bar, and take about $2, The scamps were barefooted and made no noise. They arc small and so the counter would hide them. They said that they were careful never to take much money from any one place. Henry Brown gave a sample of hlu speculations. He sold his bicycle for 30 cents. Then he stole $3 and bought It buck for $2 50. When lie got broke lie sold It for six bits. Eddie Fields said that he had been stealing for the last three years. Chief of Police Lcrdan says that tho P etty thieving that has been laid to theso (vo boys Is enormous. It has been mostly In 50 c*nt and Jl amounts, rarely reaching $3. The chief says that people would miss a half dollar or dollar, which they were satisfied had been stolen and never would report it. Warrant Oftlcer Henry Thomas caught the two boys. Brown fought like a little fiend; he was helping unload a lot of ineluns when Officer Thomas walked up behind him and grabbed him by the neck. Fields was lying asleep on a bench when the officer came along with Brown. The capture was mado on Winnie, near Thlr- ty-aeventh street. After consulting with Recorder Johnson the chief turned the boys loose, first call- Ing In several ofllcers, showing them the boys, and telling them what, they had arreatetl for.

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 16 Jul 1893, Sun,
  3. Page 5

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