The Fannin House?
Here's a selection from an old book (https://archive.org/stream/houstonahistory00writmiss/houstonahistory00writmiss_djvu.txt) --
"With the outbreak of the Civil War, the inns were again as crowded as in
the early days. Men complained of being obliged to sleep "three in a bed." Rank
ing Confederate officers hurried -in and out of their favorite hotel, the Fannin
House, which had been built on Fannin Street, near Congress. The Old Capitol,
enjoying a renaissance, glittered with gold braid and sabers. But the Houston
House had become a ghost. Where it once stood now rose the brick walls of the
As in the old days, arguments sometimes led to violence. Col. G. W.
Baylor, commanding soldiers encamped at Hempstead, charged Maj. Gen. John
A. Wharton with being a demagogue: "You, sir! You have always borne upon
me!" They met again at the Fannin House, and after heated words General
Wharton struck at the colonel. Baylor shot and killed the general.
Two famed inscriptions appeared on the printed bill of fare of the Fannin
House when it came under the management of Colonel Hadley, who had
directed the Old Capitol in its days of prominence. One was: "Children at the
first table, full price. At the second table, half price." The other appeared in bold
type at the bottom of the card: "For Entertaining a Drunken Man, per
May be the same publication as this one, which is as racist as one would expect from those days -- https://www.yumpu.com/en/document/read/51498792/houston-history-and-guide-pdf-southern-usa-visitor-information