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Collector Stuart - tf I K W CUM- Ihe NMca- custom houm- and...
tf I K W CUM- Ihe NMca- custom houm- and e*t!tb- Is one of the f t h tlls- would lam section to look h u t w i t h out e postofiice n d , ihere- K i i i K a dist t e r r i - und it should have been In e m a t t e r to u a r r i s coimty 'oncernin;;- II:irrlK c o u n t y n t r y -vo tilt hi locate lives an Ther Ji\ U V . Is V i s i t e d by n t:i En by pry In siee tlrllle. from .\iooOv' opt-i frnn r l a m e d ugains K-lfty 'In! a u l t : seen a guKop. TJi h i s at . t o . I , i b e r l t y lor ^ puss The women, h a m urrivvO passage Kausuii a f - of Liberia p a r t y under has Just bven preparing io v received r negroes who w^ni home for tin who bad rhnrge i t r r a n g c m e n t s nnd i m e io Uic m a n o r developed been for on foot in A!ab hinre n u m b e r uf ne- t »l:ite W . I H t h o u g h t and p t r i a t f o u cn- h and direct from wen- working un t h e m who stiunuiv« direct i l i e n i p / and t h e n i i h o i i K h n g e m e n t s lo send t n T t n niif '"argo ' n n e s . H o w n u n v seen tiilkt-d li i l l soon . 'Tlu-y .seemed "prospect* l j a i f }{}(.·.·!." before HIS LABORS ENDED. Mr. Hamilton Stuart^ the Beloved Nestor of tho Texas Press, Passes Away. ALONGANDEVENTFUL'LIFE, Ovrr Fifty Years in Editorial Harness-A Sketch of His Career--Arrangements for His Funeral. Nov. Hi.-Tha ;i t r u e b i l l l o - n i g h t of members, yesterday g t u r p e n t i n e at i h e r e r for l l irob- lu-re ;u un n g near M u d e - kiv-per |-Vr- a n d w h e n t e , it IN Three i l H h i t UIH:e U l l d e r visitors n s r c t - c i v t - i l of f i n e in li'T,- t n l h - w i l d l i - r a re|iont n - p a r t i . i . i n - In l i n e ji:it- u r cents u b u s h e l ; make r . u r conts a ; whole dor- n t s a jiound e H vou ure r l,o»r n d sweunng. sniull TOp well, n t s n h--. Af 2.30 yesterday morning Mr. Hamilton S t u a r t , one of the oldest, most beloved nnd estimable c i t f K o n n of Galveston und uf Texas, pasHeU from hla labors on earth to 1 his luyt reward. Death came pcace- i'uiiy, g-tfiitly, i-j the uublij veter.t*',- who (.-njiijly awaited the summons. He had b?cn il! for some- weeks and the result way not unexpected, ills WUB a l i f e of !;w't.'Gin«jsH anil love and his gentle character character endeured h i m to a l l who know him. The story of lite Mfn Is the story of the republic utid of tin? slate of 'JVxas, for he dwelt here moiv t h n n h a l f A century a n d lu-.d il^urod in many ot the most hu- L'oriuut events \vhlc.h shaped the destiny of republic, ^ud state. The friend and ii.sKoeIa.le of the fathers of Texas joined in their councils und aided w i t h his efforts t h e i r plans I'or the f u t u r e greatness of this empire of the .southwest. HAMPTON STCART. One hy one his old assoc.Ii'.tes have gone before und now he has i j u i t the scenes of his tiiuhiph.s und trials lo join t h e m on t h y cUw yhoru, leaving- fceh!i:J tho licrltu;,-', 1 uf u. nobli- IhV to .serve a.i a guide to those who come after. The world is better because lie lived in it ami t'ne memory memory of his virtues w i l l be cherlslu?d while t i m e :;hall endure. H a m i l t o n S t u a r t was born Seple'.nber S, 1813. on a farm In Jefferson county, Kent Kent u c k y , n i n e miles itbove ixmlnvllle. but iLMM-Ived his education und attained Ills manhood at Georgetown, Scolt county. :n the sume sUile, whei-c he n«Hldud for Mix years prior to coming lo Texas. He UKTW learned the trade of u printer, and edited und published the Weekly Sentinel In isas- :'(l-^7. H« married In tin- Inner part of November, lJj'17. ;tt O: i argftown. AtlSH Ittillne H. rhambers, ulsior or Airs. Aiinl** Chambers Chambers Ketrhuin. the. aulhorcHS, whose yrand- fatlier. one of the liradford*-, printed the first iii;!w*pU|ji»r wi-Bt. of ibe Allcffhany in«, aim who nutti m Ualvesion - ui 1nS7, v.'ltJiin a few weeks of wlial would luvu been Ihe n r t l e i b a n n i v e t H a r y of hc-x marriage. Ill Hit- l a l l e r p u r l of 18.'I7 Mr. Stimrl, by the advice ot his physicians. Itji't Kentucky and Hti-rted I'or Texas, w i t h lj'ller« of Int Int r o d n c i i o n 10 Gen. Sam Houston, Gen. T. J. Chambers nnd others jiromlncm in the a f f a i r s of the I n f a n t republic, handlng l i i _ 4 i i l v K t o i i In J a n u a r y . IK18, ho f o u n d A, i j c i i o n of » tloxcn or 1=0 hoi uteri, and pro- led hy steamboat to the ttwrr of Hous- inn, w l i f i - h bud J u s t been mnOe. tf.c ciipltiil of thi! Texas republic. Hero 1m secured ·mplo.vnieni on (he National Bann«r, newp- »iipcr. us editor, but remained in iVic ponl- lon bin a short time, and on May I*. ISIS, he .sturt-.'iJ the C i v i l i a n , which was published published for a fe.w m o n t h s , when* Us e d i - tor being t a k e n sick, the publication was lUcuiitImic.i.1: a:iu upon his recovery Uiu taper was revived ai Calvcnlon under the mmt-^of _"Thc C i v i l i a n and G u l v c pton City This paper, w h i c h was Ihe KUROIU! fllartexl n (lalveaton, was a l l l l l o four-pa iff; sheet, our wide c o l u m n s lo the pa^t, pi'.'nleil. us lie p n i s j j f c i n s Mii:l. ' o n f a i r lypt- u n d Rood tjtpfr." The Mibst ripilon was §:· .per min min n i i . piivfi.].' in J i d v i u i c e . :uid 1 hi" rnte^ 'or Mdvcrtlsciiu'nis were $1 per sqenir? /or · o n t i n n j i n c e . A m n n j v tin- c d l t o r l . i l ilcnis .·,-ii^ i n e n i l o n of tho loss of the .·^.·hooin-i* 'rusjuii-r. l \ i y . miles from llraxos S.in- ia«o. o i i i l Ihe a r r i v a l of the r n l i c - ' J Stal«'s var sr-iiooncr ( t r a m p n s f n n n Ma ttimoros v l t h JSIr.ittCi In spcr'le. The H d v c r t i s i i i K -ol · uiiamV. Hlackweir"* Allen. 1 " G. ttordr-ii! . ( O l l c d n r of c i ' s t o m x ; Settle ft WllllHni!", i n \ \ ~ t n l v l e Mros., John t'ummens. itud 'Vl Jones, apent of t h e CSulveston 1 C i t y ·ompany--oiH- column and. a h a l f in all. The inn rim- li:U noted the. clearance of Ini sloop Wasp, commanded by a, noted 'Intruder known as ".Mexfran" Thompson l'ln* price current qnoied Hour n t JL':i to S'.'fi KM- barrel, w i t h the l o l l o w i n p note: None n Jirsr hiiiuls, und In t h e event of no ar- Iviil In n few d n v s will c.ommnnd a n v irlce naked. The paper from Its first tesue. was a t a n e h supporter of Gen. Houston, and of- en Imd Its hands f u l l in replying lo atlacks sMdi- nji J:im by the opposition. Wht-n the iaper wac Hrsl Isaned there were hul forty muses in the "clt," and for w a n t of a vlnirl'. iiaKsenKcrs' and i^ooils arriving from sVw Orleans by the steamers, were brought shore in s m u l l boats, while, tlie t o t a l popu- j t i o n of tin; c o u n t y was not more than 0"j souls. The pap*r prew to be one of the most In- l u e n i l u l jo.irnulH in the slate, lint was RUS- ipiided d u r i n g the c i v i l war. nn.I revived In Siiy, bin llnally mtccumbeil and was RU.S- icnded In IS77. In the fall of 1S7.1 Mr. Slu- :rl reilr.'d from the f ' i v l l i i i n and became on.H'cted w i t h The News, conducting the l i ; i l c I'rcr.s . J r i m r l m e n t up to w i t h i n a l.ort t i m e of his d e u t h . M r R t n a r t was . memlier of t h e board of aldermen, a ininber of i linen; represented Halves* on m i n i y In \l\t- r:;it.' li'iri'dtiniiv In U K ; wus nuyor of lh.» o i l y In ISlit. 18T.O. 1851 and 1802, nd collector of customs for clKht ycnrs ISG.1-UI). d u r l n c thr admlnlslntilons of 'residents Pierce und H u c h a n u n , retiring rom the oftlce upon the secession of Texas t the outbreak of the civil war. to which ,e v.-;-.[i opposed, He also served a a a mem- ier or the slate o o n a t l l i i t f o n u l convention 11 IfitW; belonged to the old volunteer tire t ' p i i r t i n e n t , havlnj,' been a charter me.m- i-r. tiinl t h e HI-HI treasurer of I s l a n d C t i y re i - o i n i m n y Xo. 2. l i e WHH n N o Hie clenui- r a t l c notnlnc-e for Oovernor In 18Gf».' Mr. t u n r l h;id hccji a i-c:;J;U-nt of C a l v c u l u i i or more thn.i (Iflv-slx yenrs, and had out- ved the most of Ids contempornrfen in ha new^impcr Inislncss, w i t h - I h c possible xcfpilo'n nr John Henry Hrown of Diillns his p i t r i i i e r in 18. r ,4). and the veteran typo, Katner" Hanson, now at \Vncldcr. l ( f t'-avop four children--Mrs. U . T.Wlieel- r of Hitchcock. Mrs. .T. K. Moore of .ulItiK, Airs. Karrell 1). M i n o r and Hen C. t l i u r t of f ; - i l v r ; M o n . Kmicral to-ilay at 10 n. ni. from tho u ml I y n stdeucc, corner of H e v r n t c e n l h m! P o . s t j i f i l f i - HI reels: servl.-en hv lt(rv. of (trace (Kplsoopah n h n r c h . . Mr. K i u n r t wus u HK · M r n t n i l M i H o n Tho I n t c r m c n f will ·unlly lot in Mir c i t y rt'f. refp»**-:t h i i v h i K Ido his w'fr. T h e f o l l o w i n g h a v e -mhor of no l a k e . jdaco In the 'nnctrty, Mr. rftu- ii:cn to bo. laid l»p- W. T. AiiHtin, U. V. lKvldi*on *nd I.ueUn Miiwr. houM- anil Luirxv ufttw y«Ht«nt*y for th»» deuth of Uon. U a m l U u n H t u w ' t !«·*»» collector of vtiHtonift *t thtf |»or* for v l K h l varti d u r l i i K lht» u.;linliilHlratltii.^ 1'ri'MUIftit* I'U'ix-y und lluthaim». l-'luK" were also placed ut h u i r - i n u » t at liull und M'vvs ofltce. A 8KMTCII. The- The- following- InieresilriK- «ketch of Mr. Stuart upp«»r*d In the St. ixjuln Cllobe- DemocrHt over two years a^O, fiteimred from personal Interviews with the vener- itble editor by a np«-clal correspondent of thut paper then iravellnjjr in T«XBH: At "8, llmlltoii Stuart is probably the oldetit tdltorlul wrllur on u dully paper Mi the country. Certainly ho Is the Texas ties tor. 1C he liven six y»uirs he will eele- brutu his Mt-ini-ctMiteiinial us un editor in this stute. Ther*.- were but three other papers between thu Sublne und the Itlo Grande when Mr. Stuart befrim to fill a long-felt want. Thut was years before Texas had become one of the United Stuteat. Texas' Independence of Mexico Imd been declared only two years. The Lone Star republic was in Its infancy. Young: und hopeful. Mr. Stuart arrived I n Tuxati simultaneously with ii n event \vhiuli aroused liveliest dilutions at the 'jupilul. then established established In Houston. The **vcnt was the reception of n hogshead of Ice brought by shlj) from NJW .rlcans. The !no bad neon opened. It was. perhaps, the nr.it t h u comy to thy Texas capital. And when Mr. Stuart war. Introduced to Sam Houston, the president of ihe republic was tn (he act of sampHiiff the Ice with the aid of a Klass of c.hampuKne. The moment was rather a erltk-fil one for tho now-»fom?r. He WHS somewhat acquainted by hearsay with the ron^h and ready reputation of Texans. There wore reasons why lie desired desired lo make a yood impression upon Mr. Houston, for be had conic to make his M C I I I I M mid ( m - l u i i e in "IVxas. expected, Mr. Houston Invited him to drink, and, as he liar! determined to do be.foro- huml, he declined. This wus an fxtraordf- n u r y t h i n B lo do tn Texas In and it was nmdt Iht* more unusual by tlto fact thut Mr. S t u a r t n»d come (o from south of Hie Ohio. Mr. Stuart said to Mr. Houston t h a t he feiired he think Ii ungracious t h n t lie. d e c l i n h O E p l t u l I t y . but It wn» a fact m:ute it. a rule never l o take wine. "YouiiK man,"Kai!l Mr. Houston, p u t t his hi-nd t-n Mr. Stuart's nlioulder, "J never insist upon a n y o n e d r i n k i n g suinvtlniKS t h i n k that 1 d r i n k myself. Probably It would Imvi; been b e l t for me If I had never Hu(|iilred the hublt." The prcHldent of the republic and tho y o u n g e.Htor became warm friends. afterwurd tho onimrt u n i t y lo repay Mi'. Houston In kind for (he. cour- tersy of t h e i r first meeting came' to Mr. H l u a r t . living u U n l i t out of 1-taKlmore .at a* . c o u n t r y seat wurf a n c u l t h y KVUtlemaii imuicil He had transplunteci to American soil the generous und hospitable ways of the JOng- lish gcntlcniun. When Texas wus struggling struggling to maintain her independence not knowing .whether Mexico wouM- a b i d ihe arbitrament of Han .Jactntn, t h i s Dawson was the s y m p u t h l x c It wasn's much of a n a v y a« na'vlcs nowaduys, but It went n long way to help t h e littto nation m a i n t a i n KM d i Ibe Boas. Mr. Houston nnd other loading men of Texas cume. to Washington on an I m p o r t a n t mission. Mr. Stiuirl thi; purly. It was arranged t h a t on tin; way Ihc whole parly should mop at Mr. Dawson's country sent and bo entertained a day or Iwo bcfort; noing on to \Vunhintr- ton. Mr. tiitiari w:ts tin 1 giivst {it 1 Mr. i m w - SO71 befon? thu others arrived. J I c saw open-handed stvle in w h i c h Mr. DuwHon enterlalned, and he ft-ll upprehonsive of the result. The Haltlmorr- gentlc-mim wan very proud of his wine o-llar. J l l w WHK io place before those whom he wh'hcd lo honor most n sp«.'cl»l brand of wine which witfl al t h a t lime t;i?:ty years old Holding it before bis K n e n t t t - l i e cani upon Its age. Us histnrv and Us q u ties, und call for an opinion from each. Sitting u t Mr. Uawflon'n table, and h a heard him tell of this f a v o r i t e v.'lne Stuart suddenly s n f d : "Mr. Uawson, 1 would m i n e r lose J.'H'O t h n n KOI; (lencrul Hoimton lose his self- conirol throuRTb the effiMit of t h a i wine.'' Mr. DawHOit unused a moment und then replied, t h o u g h ' t f u l l y nnd w i "Mr, Sluart, I would nil her lose $TiftW than see General Houston t e m p l e d table." Nothing more pupaed upon Ihe subject, In a few days Mr. Houston und his parly arrived and wt-rt: made thoroughly at home hy Mr. Dawson. Dinner t i m e and at the uimal nlnce tn t h p crremnny of the chlei event of the d u y . t h e years old wine was brought In und pluc'-i before the host. But not u word was uttered of (lie uire, history or qualities of tho f a m o u p wine. Having scon ihe m a d e ready for ihe Ke.rvlng. w i t h o of ihe u s u n l p r e l i m i n a r y Hon t u r n e d to Mr. Houston, who sat Ills right, in (he place of honor, and , , , marked In t h e most casual tone: "Mr. I'ret-Uent, 1 believe you do not d r l n k V " "No, sir." said Mr. Houston q u i e t l y A n d w i t h o u t a n y t h i n g wus served to t h e other gueKl.t us If It had boon ordinary claret. Air. Stuart is In charge of a department on The Gul vest on News which la some- tiiiiiK U n i q u e . Then: ia n o t h i n any o t h e r American paper. "The State Press" fs his feature. Texas has a large number of newspapers and many bright newspaper men. Mr. S t u a r t goes t h t h e e n t i r e list of Texas exchanges ".tP* fron ?h"TMi n "pMiinn a 'lay of the most ui n rt ling facl.s and most tut-iking Opinions. TlH'SO ) e n e e n m n H n l p a ;l few linos of com inc. IH or w i t h a d d local I n f o r m a t i o n from a r to a w o n d e r f u l memory ha» II Hod to If ho account cd .^lcul visor bv Tlf a iot:il abstainer hciMi si-lcclcd :IR pull- I ' t i r t ' i . s i i i n - i i i i i e n i l |h)s inoi n i i m : lr. 'larli Cinnpliell. (tcorge Mnson, A. . W i l l i e . K p h n t l m Mcl ( e»n. W. H. A n - rewf. Jtoliert (!. Ijowe, J o h n It. i*nn«- .. . . N. Onslcy. l'ir. K. f. Vonng, . t p l a i n .Tolin cimblt. W a t e r s R. D n v l s , ,) ' SKinn*-r, Ur. ('. W. T r n e h e n r t . A. Kenon, Kenon, J, M. O. Menard, II. W. Khodee, Mr. S t U H r t wns asked fur hlii Ions life and |-liy f n e t t h a t he hnd been a l l his life. "No." «»ld be; "1 rton't know t h a t 1 t r l b n t o my good h e a l t h io H rtR I do t o my habit about sleep. I h a ,vade It « rule nol lo work at n i g h t titough I have been a newspaper man nJl m.VT life. T have managed t o get t h r o by ( l a y l i g h t . I t Is my custom have* my first coffee, before .*i o'clock. Then J go to the posloflice und get the excha tift'cs. At this t i m e of year, l h a before sunrise, the mornings are cool and I walk S«wn and back. My hardest work 1 do he tore noon, nnd a f t e r t h a t I ft easlei'. I expect l h a t the h u h t t T formed of' avoiding l a t e hours and n i work Jn:s ,?rf«erved me." "What k.'nd of a man waR Houston?" Air. S t u n r t wna n«kcd d u r i n g the of a two In *i'r«* la Ik in the- cool parlor of bis pleasai.Y home on Post office street. The veteran editor laughed a little and said t h a t wus rather a d i f f i c u l t to answer. ; 'l have pr-en Ji, Houston described as a coarse, r o u g h » uneoutli man," he ])lulnfi(i. "And I Ifi^n again T have heard some say t h e y fo ift'id him the most p o and courteous of gentlemen. I lhini.1 Mr. Houston wus a in;in who o-lflpted himself lo surroundings. I j 1 could be at honui almost anywhere. He liked to ml* with people. Probably tlSP very dissimilar de- nOiipuGr.^of bis chav* cter are all correct to an extent." "Is t h e r e uny publW "inn of this generation who is like )itim\?" Mr. S t u a r t t h o u g h t c. moment replied: "I don't k n o w ' o f - any public present or n.ist posst-splng- similar characteristics. characteristics. Mr. Houston! wui* a wholly orig- i n a l m a n . I l l s appeal finci* u.vas Intt. Wherever he llvei! he 7 '.was a lender of men. Houston wi-is Etoven'ior of Tennessee Tennessee when a very young m\'n. ITe resigned resigned thai oftlce ai'td went A 'it to live w i l h the Indians. President Aml.-ew Jackson, Jackson, who thought n gi»ent deal o f - , H o u wrote o letter strong'ty urging- hln,» not to Bucrlllce b i n f u t u r e In t h a t had no effect. Houst on was absolutely in- d e p e n d e n t . He .lid j u s t w h to do. and could not toe Influenced b.v. any body." "Mr. Stuart, I t hna been s a i d ' t h r t t loti resigned the K O v r r i i o r H h i p ol seo and banished hfn'Kelf to give bis wl. f e her freedom, huvliif; iliscoveied t hnt tile Indy IK- bad .lust Uiiuried loved tilt o-lher. What do you t h i n k about ii?" "T never had any i (invcr*Htlon x v f t i i Houslon about his r paeons for resfg,nfn^-, l.tui I don't t h i n k ihcre Is a n y t h i story t h u t the lady preferred someh ody The f j i c L t h n t t'nc lady never . ii would fc.-iu IM i l i H p t o v p t h a My Impression is thw.t. Al?-. H c n s t o n l from hi-* \ v l i c t h a t she h « d :nnrrlod n n t from a f f e c t i o n Mm to gratify tlon because lie WUK grrvoinor. Ho ro - Kned t h e office nn?l went lo live ivith IniMi,.-,:, as the lie;.t -w.i In- v.-ould t h i n k oft to r o b u k e her for lu*r folly." "Hie o r l K l i i r t l U y of R H U I l l I t n e l f In Ills l;isl will n n d te;;;;.n«ent. cltniHc in t h i s i-einarkHblc ilocument rend as follow.": "My rtill Is t i i K f my ^OIIB should recelvf solid nnd usef'il vHucHllon, and (hat un portion of U i H r lime may Im devoted sludy of abstract science. ( greatly desire t h a i t h e y m n v n^nos* n thoVouRh kno-wl- e-.l K e o? KiiBllsh l a n K i H K f . w i t h a ifooif knowledR-e ··! thf L,aiin langua«e. I request t h a i they be Instructed in the.Holy Scrip- l t U to He he ! of t c as of up to one u In was he no Mr. Hud gel an Houston H and i lo tho d of h mg and Mr. f l t nnd d a pi to I T of (I'lfl l w

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 17 Nov 1894, Sat,
  3. Page 6

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