Samuel Williston, an American philanthropist, born in Easthampton, Mass., June 17, 1795, died in 1874. He acquired a large fortune in the manufacture of buttons. In 1841 he established in his native town Williston seminary, to which he gave about $270,000, and bequeathed about $600,000 more. He endowed two professorships at Amherst in 1845 -7, and gave that college in all about $150,000. He thrice erected a church at Easthampton, which was thrice burned. His gifts and bequests amounted to more than $1,500,000.
Samuel Woodworth, an American author, born in Scituate, Mass., Jan. 13, 1785, died in New York, Dec. 9, 1842. He learned the printer's trade in Boston, worked at it in numerous places, and in 1823 with George P. Morris founded the "New York Mirror." He produced several dramatic pieces, but his reputation rests chiefly upon the song of "The Old Oaken Bucket." His collected poems were published, with a memoir, in 1861 (2 vols. 18mo, New York).
San Antonio River, a river of Texas, rising in San Antonio co., and following a general S. E. course of nearly 200 m. to Espiritu Santo bay. It unites with the Guadalupe about 12 m. from its mouth. Its largest tributaries are the Medina and Salado in San Antonio co., and the Cibolo in Karnes co. The chief towns on its banks are San Antonio and Goliad.
San Augustine, an E. county of Texas, bordered W. by Angelina river and Attoyac bayou, and drained by their branches; area, 680 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 4,196, of whom 1,964 were colored. The soil is very rich and produces excellent cotton. The chief productions in 1870 were 110,007 bushels of Indian corn, 10,082 of sweet potatoes, 2,598 bales of cotton, and 1,135 lbs. of wool. There were 913 horses, 2,576 milch cows, 791 working oxen, 5,368 other cattle, 1,221 sheep, and 8,713 swine. Capital, San Augustine.
San Benito, a W. county of California, bounded E. by the main range of the Coast mountains, and embracing the valley of the San Benito river. It was formed in 1874 from the E. portion of Monterey co. The raising of sheep and cattle is largely pursued, and agriculture is carried on to some extent. It is traversed by the Southern Pacific railroad. Capital, San Benito.
San Cristobal, a city of Mexico, capital of the state of Chiapas, 450 m. S. E. of the city of Mexico; pop. in 1869, 7,649. It is situated in a fertile and well cultivated valley, on the E. slope of the central mountain range, and has good streets and houses, the latter mostly of one story. Lead and iron abound in the surrounding country. The chief industries are cattle rearing, and the manufacture of coarse woollen and cotton stuffs and common earthenware. - The town was founded in 1528 under the name of Villa Real, and was successively called San Cristóbal de los Llanos and Ciudad Real; it received its present name in 1829.