Clipped From The Galveston Daily News
Pullman yards, officials at a It cannon a LATE HOUSTON NOTES. Veterans on the San Jaclnto Battlefield. J. R. Mitchell Released on Bond.' Houston, Tex., July 4.--The party that looked over the San Jaclnto grounds to-day was composed of Veterans J. M. Hill of Austin, L. C. Cunningham of Waelder, H'arbour of Bell.'Sparks, H. H. McCullodh, Frank Lulybock. Mrs. Anson Jones. Mrs. Brlscoe and Mrs. John Fenn. They were accompanied by others of the excurslon- !fc!i% **Â£ stated those who were in the light d.ffered as to some locations, but in a genera! way they pretty well agreed. bati.efleld was located on the property of Mr. Habermehl; dimensions covered by a -hundred acres. It included the line of the Texas troops or. the south side of Buffalo bayou on .the 20th of April, the place the cannon were located, the entrenched position of the Mexicans on the 21st, and a -sÂ° , the Texans, and the ground over which they advanced under a fire, the smoke of which was so blinding as to plete.y hide the armies from each other till the lexans were within eighty yards of the enemy, when the wind cleared the smoke away and the Texans opened nre continuing -the advance. Their aim was so deadly that the enemy were routed in confusion. They designated Santa Anna, or Bogy bayou, Into which the enemy tied were mired down and slaughtered. They were unable to locate the tree under which Santa Annr. surrendered to Houston, and were of the opinion that the bayou had widened that the spot had bee'n covered. The committee to report on this ground the next meeting' of the Texas veterans composed of James M. Hill, Henry K. McCulloch and Hon. Frank Lmbbock. Patriotic and eloquent speeches were made on Mie grounds 'by General Gano, Major V. T?. ?:-2r.U ar.2 S. Talllu^rr^ ,,: 11...;.-^.,., in which the daring deeds of the gallant little army were pictured In glowing words. Major M. IÂ»osean and Captain A. S. Richardson were called upon, but not being present at the moment they did not respond.