Weekly Democratic Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Ed. 1 Thursday, January 3, 1878

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jwsuraBce coin nan
Keen. . One Af n. '.'
xlestof the Drear.!.-..
Ny (Presbyterian);
"c" assertions Siiid
'nctiva of eUrual pun
e basis of eferii
f ul ioes not sia etc?
e and he believed i
V niininharl . t 1 1
V
1 ouerv Dr. . f.lna
r
It believed there are
Tg repeni-
fc4j there are in
he could not
; Ions or cferr
jTa answer to
ivr re.
rtra.atk.ed
of Christ
ble
the
win lclccl a
I'm
iZ souls in flip
W( -
As til" .
uthbdist
point.
I field sai
pd Preuclifr
half
versalists'
cot ;o with
bnc baud nor
i Calvini
fcfo a phc
tuition
Tit rrr
flaw ... 4....
pfliment.ta; ne
tAanocptuh.;-
rial'Ifiro for lU 1
iiZZ "i f' He J
ing..
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10 ;ucu .1 lint. rin U
md'iere armanv iiaisarK;
au u niverssn) wTtrBinning men
wi4 uiHKe aq.wnir an offended
uoa.-.ito. iicjes t4 the time is
ceiiing-wnenube creois of Christen
do . mu3t It W visei n- !...
rwiv. . a 11
med l)aitisi preacher.
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el especially at
leri wbich likens
ug nultitodeaof
p.s' Air.
r himt SJlieved
jgjoieni -TJryTifV
Vra geneffjudgment
Viod of efPteuce. He
Iirectionf t5cbody
neral ju'diSent ; in a
ve wncM as well as
ndi
for the redeied as well
oi Messed ncl hereafter.
plained his paficnlar and
cuis as correfiondiD" to
?'f a criminal
' incarrrin it may be. j
'ore nn trial and actua
j-USuWhiib may be
itpwta for life or for a brief
01 may be death on the gillows.
Iff believes. however thht od will
gie every man an opportunity ta .ac-
c)t or leject' Li's Ealvatiori cither in
tiis life oy in the future. l . ..
fAnothej Methodist rroathcr. Mr.
ortains -somewhat peculiar
aid tha. ther! wt-re difler-
f criminals to be sssigned
Jfs ef future punishment.
corrigible ainna- .with
in do nothing liec'pt to
1 nnnisbment" un-fiim
"S him ou'N of ttisfmce.
rgo dif rent terms o
here Mr Sitrles was
saiil.V mhd- is Tfc
Vint: Still he coul I
Tidl of lire
J.
'Jm.tae but neither cvuld U
. 1
the Lresent state of hisknowb
I 'V. Jr.llll-
V'K.O.)li( sit
iWVatoa ft'ler '''e' jrfVet proposed plan of adjustment will
"no Scriptures Macvj-mn jt
3 Christ and i
A sinner
w 1 wo lives ia eyua
ents must
Wlavothis eternil life whr
found
' oniv in the 11 n inn nt IK.
jr -
v .
oufith
1 Christ. Hence Mr. &ar!ecoul not
iuiij Bttcjn inn uuvirniv 01 evnal
punishment but lie 'wus ot prepVcd
to say bow God would modify the p.
ishment of thft tinner in tke future U.
l An Infidte Ttrie
as subject loemji".
ia nvisfol then
opiaionsjtn
ertlued
them divergent froa
es ot ininkmg ana we can
clade that
it is safeit al
of
t all events to- iOt Mr. UeccuerUho first proposition of an overbcrdened
iuiuil luib uo uy. no nr
he chances anl believe and
pKsUeved in an eternal lit
V - . -
1'onfederatea have been ap-V-
trifling positions in and
pington and we discover in
U Uuutn that they are com
Jijs carpet-baggers." Those
I of Washington think they
;opolizs the office o the
Very well then lejt the peo-
'f United Btte W taxed bo
nrtpunt of Washington ito
ilruesofparVi. ' Bat these
to Federal an not
i-tecea. . Then Jel all
..-..! rrnet-bar!rers-Sr'.-
a South. Let the m
V"ill not the-f 'niit or
Li
einrl m fir fx fhr?
rqured by nsht o7!& to endure
Bondpsyerj never contracted to pay in
Sold alone and it was only bondhold
ers wro niuxed this stipulation after
t.ie original Jlr.r..i
n.. oict-iuent was
nv.de. If Filver hd graiDed Bnd
Bold.. .Rt relative vthie these
'"dhoMrs weuld have-m.1.
bonds paynhle exdusivy ia stwnd
-. me people hav thh will surely
rc.se t!is . n-ht to use either
coin in c'lscb-ircin? the' d..M . r..
l tU1 rio-ht will . i J
rAkin to those witnessed m Ten-
ne jy demanding too much.
o - r.v.Mnu lean rn
w.eeuy creditors of that
common-
WAith have lost
enormoualv. Ti...
bought bonds for forty cents which
declared oa thci face tnat they werc
void if sold for less than their face
v;ue. Tixvy then sent a syndicate to
Nashville when the Legislature waa in
eeiupa aud paid for the enactment of -
fupdin- bin. The whole debt of th
8tat was thus made nniform.th nn
unthonest bonds were undi8tinn5.h.
from those tainted with frand nH
honest debt created before the war
was inseparable fom that lawlessly
made after the war besran and f.- n
ended. This funding procW was de
igned to subject a people who had lost
their wealth to gratify the philun-
uropist- Waves were
emsci.Tw v-m-.j
:nnessecana were hardly disposed to
pay the last farthing due on the face of
the9o (radulent bonds and paid noth
..rhe bvui) hold era were furious.
man
factf
ad aittJo terrible 4hreati and 'orgs tj-
jiftj i syndicate lo amend the Federal
.Alidaws cliagthem.
tL'U AHil lllrttlAM nmA krCtl'
. ) ' . T- - .u HMl
1 h? boifl holder j liare been supreme
masVs of e Federal government so
Iwgnd Hve smiled when it has
. I J " "VLB IUC11 UUU19I.
9Url"?rr("iretrHOrd.nary powers
iiittt f y have never question
...1 . . .
u inr right or power to
do tfc tlihgs. They threatened
id -ravd il vain. They sent (
"ifjniy Jhaucer and swell-head to
flash sile0 suject the Legislature. by
an the ana aua wiles that money em
ploys to their Untenant purposes but
for the first timceince 18G5 the people
everywhewbaTb been - thoroughly
aroused and lever Before have they
comptlled lv-givers to' remember
that the pcopfc who pay have rights
as well as thosl who uav nothlnir and
receive every thrW The result is. that
if the Tcnnesscc!Lcgislature make any
settlement tt alRit will be such that
the people cau extcuteit without abso-
lute ruin. : .Thee:esentatives of the
syndicate at Nashville which threat
ens tojel.l out States and counties at
auction must bo conttnt to take noth
ing or fifty cents on the dollar in bonds
bearing four per cent interest.
Bondholders of tie United States
might discover valuable lcssonB in facts
incident to the conduiit of Tennessee.
It is always wise to accent the flrBt and.
best proposition made lw a bankrupt
debtor or by a multitude of debtors.
Every merchant and evert old lawyer
knows this to be true. Tite people of
ihe United States propose to nav their
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debts as contracted to be paid and not
otherwise. Deny them thisripht and
they will come with other propositions
ess and less agreeable to heartless
creditors and we can only advise those
violent Eastern organs of the bondhold
ers that their folly is infinite when they
enounce those debtors as repudiators
who are wiilinzttr pay in silver
or gold or paper. This is the
people's proposition and if the
bondholders do not accept the
be intinitely worse lor th03e whose ln-
inordinute exactions even reject this
embodied in Bland's silver bill. We
have never believe .1 that Vhe bondhold-
ers would fuller this Congress elected
without special reference to this ques-
tion to enact the silver bill. Enough
members of the carpet-bagsort may be
bought to prevent the defeajjof Hayes's
veto but at the next elections the
''est and South will send unew men
chosen with reference io financial facts
and for financial purposes aid then if
not before greedy bondhoUers will
leara that it is always wisest fe accent
; OcOtor
ei!K BEItOt'lKS.
Etly in January Diaz will hao 10-
000 iustworthy disciplined trotpron
the RU Grande and the only psible
node cd.bringing oa war is. be
found ia giving some filibuster-VoO
000 with wkch to raiso and eqt in
Mexico a regiment ofOortina's bauits.
With these he must enlist under laz
and winaiag kis confidence .Utss-
signed a pesk ion opposite Lieut. Ital-
Us. ; When TrcvlnoAnd CdFnalcs ar tot
at haad the flibustusirvdisguse wlljnrs-4ai.Jdei io the value of each
cross. the nyei atUikr Bu1HwId
'ill Yetreatao4 app. -to GeivOA
for reinforceraeits anA. by lhis me
i
alone can an actual cotrfllc .
wrccJpitat1 and then V-X-iex
u"n tn ignorant
highway!
the border who. .
c.uzena or a powerful republic would
a weaic. republic and they who
woma precipitate a conflict withfo.;.
co which; by MJ possibility may be
Bre on ly robbers and plun-
derers of States and cities even as the
Bedouins of our desert rob rancheros
and stampede herds.
TIE ANTONIO Kfticss
Sin Antonio is still for war. Th
.rraa lU0 orgw of bellicose
oan Antonio. It even -tniiwct. .i.
is lis rage and anxiety that the
06 WJ UUI il
statesman is dishonest in this behalf
w -uu.wltreioref xt 13 impossible
1.0 conceive of dishonest or selfish mo-
tives. Nobody would pay us to oppose
-oacxico; somebody miht to
inauce us to advocate it Neither land
nor money nor office nor silver mines
are- to te hoped for by hira Wu0 op-
poses the inyasion of Mexico. Bribery
.corruptness 01 purpose is therefor
unppssioie. The populace di;sntsTn
war.: 1 therefore war are often pre
noted to stjgthea a tottering ad
n t.a or party in power and the
lopie always n war. ndhrr :k
flinching tenacity to their leaders and
rulers. Polk and Lincoln were omnip-
otent when wars raged and because
wars raged. Patriotism in the midst of
strife supports the existing adminisfa
rT C " that Governor
Hubbard was as eager for
ject
or
and the city consists in the simple
that Governor- Ilubbaxd. wjujts
1
office and fame and San Antonio or1
SL
riflce-
munons of treasure an a 7?!?
Antonio- Would bo tLeso of
operations and . of supples and
become the terminus of a rulway
to Monterey and Mazitlnn. Tb Ex
press advocates a war" presiinid to
have necessarily these palpibl re
sults. The question arises wither
the Express or Statesman is' actued
by the loftiest most unselfish purposa.
We may advocate an unpopular poli
tl simply because it is wise and rigt
do we pursue this course. Whatevi
popular clamor may indicate or tl
greea 01 quartermasters and commis
a 4- . .
sanes or the mal ambition of iudi -
viuuaia who are IO COmmana Willie
common soldiers die . ditvhes on arid
plains or stony hillsides whatever
the frenzy of the hour the Statesman
still insists that we have no proper oc
casion for war. It will cost infinitely
more than we can gain by it and while
one city may bo aggrandized and a few
lucky speculators and adventurers en
riched or crowned with laurel and bay
the great body of the people of both
countries would ' lose enormously in
life and wealth and morals and for
tune. : . .
Eastern papers say that no appro
priation will be 'suffered to be madoto
maintain any Line of steamers that
does not make an Atlantic port its
point of departure. The Northwest
has direct railway access to Philadel-
phia and New York and now thai
Chicago controls a railway lino even to
New Orleans and Eads is saidto hav
opened the mouth of the Mississippi
the West prefers New Orleans to
Charleston or Savannah and the proba-
bilities are that the West and South
west will find in addition to. the silver
bill another measure forcing them to
0-Ciperate in Congress. The defeat of
the siher bill will bo the signal for the
creation of a 'new party consolidating
as it will the West and. South
and this question of giving sub-
ventions to two - steamship-- lines
to 'Brazil one from a Mexican
gulf port may also affect the
new partisan combinations.' It
seems that Eistern congressmen think
enough done for the West and South
in hiring Eads to build jetties at the
Balize. If Eads's aims be accomplished
the great volume of the wealth of th
upper ai well as lower valley of the
Mississippi will seek exit to foreign
ports through New Orleans'. It is paly.
unfortunate for the whole country and.
especially for Texas that a slack-water1
ship canal instead of -125 miles of
river current does not give New Or-
leans access to Barataria Biy." The
commercial distance ' from Galves-
ton to New Orleans would be
lessened more' than one half.
ship canal across the peninsula of
Florida would perfect routes far. the
coasting - trade and prove of infinite
service ' to Galveston and Houston.
Thesq cities must have direct access to
the point of departure of subsidized
steamship lines and ' now that the
Northwest becomes an ally of the South
there will be little difficulty in secur-
ing the intervention of Federal power
in our bohalf. -From-ten to fifteen
bushel of whee produced in the North
west by the rwrTfcHjon of the naviga-
bility of the MississiVr Bnd that the
products of the North-Jkit ni-"-
iropicju maxxeij sut-sir
t. 1 1 ......
"IK II 0(l . '
-ai. iu.iiir tu races iontTn.i..L
"73 ' V?. 8hiPof heads
.noriimw ara nt more dis-
similar than incumhle racubts anH
modes of livi anlyi tJjV
institutions find 't4r--x.
Anglo Son re .ltrJJDJ
s Whlskir u 1
atco ana gunpewdor eiterminite .
red race and he vBo loves th-rf?Pro
most desires his asrrgatian. ' There-
fore we have : wi'stentl
if Mexico must Te tiumembered and
wesvou!d have leBnnnent neftoP ni
bless the Africsn Ut we should set nn
Sambo free and hiaown master of his
own country wet t 0; the Rio Grande.
Ekn Iii;TLEK in his speech in
Massachusetts that the President ob
jects to t ho Bland bill on account of
the frcc.coinac clftise i unlimited
legal tvnder chamo-'istics and be
cause it is a flatten of the publje
faith to pa:' the creditors ol the "ov-
ernme either the principal or inter
est of their bonds in silver. In
Sard toD''SitfrIathedan-
' flooding the ountrv with cil-
he said we need not fear that "because
we cannot issue more than $3000000
per month or abou twentj-Sve 'mil-
llOn 0 v n n f I . I ...
ouu iun wouiu oe a mere
drop In the bucket. -IIi: snid ' ft was
claimed to be legiilation in favor of
the silver industry of the couuffy but
he did not know whv we shonl.1
to it because it benefits the silver
any other special indus!ry if itjilso
uueuis me wnore country at the gam
time. If. as a let' al tn.i. ;i -
Mnir.ii
.. . . .
r 1 1 1 i-jr-r"m
SfliT2S4fprer6. currency si-
ment of liii ciuila gold
which was wosi i. A
tuiiia're over r ..loSma .k.
whattsgoonnugh for Alhat
is good eruo'h the ricur mtt
what isrjyed by the rich nfc &"
jver. iJi
this rPect should be enjojeiF bj the
popr'tiian.
Edmund liuRiui h.h.1 iu a spctch on
the British national debt and taxaUin
to pay it: -j. '
It is to the property of the citizen.
and not to the demand of thTe7ftc5i
of tho State that the osijuUl faith ot
society is pledged. The claim of the
citizen is prior in time paramount in
" nupicmi; iu niiujr.
The government and the leaders of
he people have been taught by anom-
i potent all-pervading Eastern news-
IHper press suborned by the mighty
landholders that each demaud of -ev-cy
creditor must be first considered.
Wien famine iii the shape of a mighty
arny of tramps pervadtj the country ;
wlen women ' are driven by want to
perlit'on; when children are starving
and property made vtlualess bankrupts
honest toil everywhere (till the Presi-
dent .tells us that the Remand of the
creditors and not the woes of debtors
shall be considered. Blmand Burke
was tho profonndeet of statesmen and
when discussing the very questions in-
volving the very facts that affect the
rich and poor of to-day in America
declared ; the claims and needs of 'the
many rather than of the fev to be par
amount and supreme i a equity.' There-
fore lef 'sil'er be romoiielized and na
tional bauk&abo'iishci! and greenbacks
become the country's currency.
Under the new Const t :tion of
Georgia adopted by an overwhelming
majority' none can votj iu any elec
tion county or State who have not
paid all taxes. The result is that one-
third or one-fouith of 'the present
voters of the State will soon be' dis-
franchised and it follows that Georgia
will lose one or two perhaps three
members of Congress. The loss . in
Congressmen will be more than com-
pensated by the gain in intelligence
and honesty and . interest in local law
making but Georgia should have lim-
ited the operation of the restrictive
law as the Statesman lias ever pro-
posed to local county and town (mu-
nicipal) elections. These local govern-
ments impose heaviest burdens and
aro most disgracefully corrupt and In
these none should vote who do not pay.
In. State elections incapacity and vice
are lost in the great mass of voters
ploughs and tramps and repeaters aad
.whisky guzzlers affect towns and cities
tnd not the country.' 1 The whole coun-
try can take care of itself despite the
Lulncss of city elections- and the
Gfirgia jaw lias overshot : the mark.
It protects tho - ballot-box . properly
cnuogh if the restriction did not cost
thisloss of congressional representa-
tion. The law as we have proposed
to mike it protects society where soci-
ety sailers terribly 'and. at the same
time retains the States' representation
in' Co-igress nnimpared' We would
let everybody vote in State and Feder-
al election-.. ... '
. Tile Galveston Independent thinks
MivAnjlrews's explanation so explan-
' 'row vrzJ'iSr
l-
andyoa.s of exceptions ia thicSeof
Th Sim v. IUm. A notable rtcogoi-
tio of (he value of the Statksmax
at a public journal was niude in the
fiict that the "report of "the last day's
1 ucieu rtrTllie Flam case was eni-
ouiiy i-tne statement of facts hav-
oeen ufed by defendant's counsel
and accepted'vs correct by the counsel
tor tne state. The printed report of
the proceedings in' totihui ttrlh were
pasted on the folio of the statement nf
facts and thus g.- iv to the Appelate
Court as so much of te history of the
case. Stevens's bond reduced to
$10000 after which a Mother" mat-
tern wra ilbn. r 1 -r
.CTlmi.-.nen tne co .
aajnurne.1 rorthe terra. ' Judge Turn?
Ms wonted faithfully for protract
penoa at tuts term of the court and
.. .Til l... ' it
L-uiuiea to tne gratitude of the pel
.us naenty as he has chdk
their admiration for his s.bilir
The St. Louis
to the habits of
and of red
says that ...
derest.care
to her." I- tne
posed one'- mode of li
lasts people who would
f existence the JtcpuUk
us believe must live in tne
nd sleep upon tha grouna. eu
- . . . . 1 f V
il venrs ftiro earn
ucU tbe same thing and was 01 mc
opinion that soldiers' modes ot lite n
they never went into battle were most
promotivfc of longevity. The J&pubii-
can does not mean to approve as sani-
tary measures the habits of a certain
Texas State Senator of whom it nrght
e safely asserted if dirt gave vitality
wviuld surely live a thou-and years.
'JSt. Louis owes Thomas Allen more
J '
!nan to any living man. ne has not
oolj saved his road from the clutches
of foreign speculators and capitalists by
ceaseless effort and extraordinary fi nan
cial skiL but has turned into St. Louis
waaJjiinc-Dllrade and travel which no
nlhi r Tii Ml In. Inn p
dreamed of giving to that city. He has
sacrificed Little Hock and Memphis
and Louisville and in the midst of hard
times almost forced S -uthern roads and
these cities to build a rival road to his
ova. across Southern 'Arkansas from
aiempnis to lexarEana. mere was
never a railway manager so devoted to
Vis city and State as Tom Allen to St
ui
uis and bt. Louis is Missouri. He
I woAld fill wisely and well a seat in the
I'-ikd Sl.l.. Q...I. '
kling with the assistance
of
four Democrats has won such avictory
ever thelPresidcnt that the w--ie Re
pubucan. tarty deseits Lira : as the
setting sun? to worship Conkling the
rising cod of day. What will the Dem
ocratic party do with its members who
have accomplished these results? The
demand is now made by the solid Re
publican party consolidated by this
victory and by Cbese Democrats that
Key Schurz and Evarts shall go out
of the Cabinet and then r.omes next
and naturally the Remand for the' re
inauguration of the aysof Grant with
Conkling as king ailrl t 'orJ the
throne.
.. Thr statement that lfo or iiie assail-
acts of the beleaguered Sate'troops at
Dim xun.ano were. jtieiLicans Has been
questioned and this part .tlLthe story
will be seanned closely af suppose
that there were McxicanlrlWom both
sides of the Rio Grande engaged in the
riotous proceedings but -rhat does it
signify? Nobody representing any
State or community or un&cr any law
or proclamation was concerted In an
affair only significant el frontier
modes of thinking and acting when
"the salt of the earth" is involved.'
National bank owners are the
owners of bonds deposited to secure
their issues.' Of course toe 2S00
national banks are pleased to set bonds
and bank notes rising in purchasing
power and the property of the people
shrinking even to nothingness. The
simple process will enable a fe.wmen
very soon to own the whole country
therefore Congress should repeal the
resumption act remonetize silver ex
terminate all national banks and give
us enough greenbacks to supply de
mands of trade.
It is well that the. government of
the United States will not suffer'Gov-
ernor Hubbard's State troops on any
terms to f ross the border. Mexicans
have a suspicion that these State troops
represent tbe war party in Texas and
that their commander-in-chief 'Gover-
nor Hubbard is erpccially bellicose:
Trevino himself could not save a Texan
caballero if he f '11 into the hands of
the Mexicans. The official dispatches
of Governor Habbard have terr "re-
published in Mexico and excited the
ire of the people.
. - Peace in Pan-'
the worliPv"
has yiej
r 1
iW.
.- 1 .
1
- r
and president oC
life insurance eompanj
name at the prison t)
bert M. D. A. M
and universities 1
degrees because
"With what mej
norant colles
pie regard.
names.
' At t
other day
Hayes and 3
In the course
Mr.'Evarts said
fear that' the Pres;
his course; that b
backward ; that he Wuhtd
even tenorjof his way "tint
This was the plain meaning of
Evarts's figurative remarks.
TrtK illustrious statesman scholar
and poet fnrious Secessionist and Con.
federate and Unionist and Radical and
lover of Jeff Davis and of Grant the
inimitable Sam Bard has just made his
forty-third periodical newspaper fail-
ure. : . Tin 8 time the calamity befel
him in Mobile and the country weeps
and the . bard the Sambard hangs
ois narp on tne willows.
Gen. Fueko who lately spent some
weeks in Austin has written to a
friend in Mexico that Lerdo has aban
doned his aspirations to the presiden-
cy and assents ta the supremacy of
Diaz. ' LerdO does this because he
would haye peace restored everywhere
in the distracted republic. '
It. seems that the President must
either succumb to Conkling or conduct
an administration. as hopelessly and
uselessly as did Andrew Johnson. Un
less the silver bill and financial question
dissolve and reconstruct . parties - the
President's prospects are not brilliant.
Tite united South meani of course
the united Nortb: and Cinkling and
Blaine propose to perpetuate this Con-
dition of Stutes and partes. Here
and there absurd and selfisl and ambi-
tious Southern Democrats co-operate
"with these two men' who propose to
role and ruin. ' ' "' ' .'' !
Papers abroad seem to ttink that
war with' MexrcoTias been inaugurated
and fear that Sari" Antonid' m;v be de-
stroyed before we can equip in army
Diaz entertains no purpose of. waging
war or he would not borrow money
to pay the debt due . the United
States.
- Everywhere in tbe Northwest and
in the Middle and Southern States Title
Congress is idle the peoplejare bid-
ing meetings and sending up petitons
to Congress in behalf of the enactiient
of Bland's silver bill pure and sijie.
Why not here in Austin? . .
The olid South means the soli
North and the enslavement of tb
-.
south. Conkling and Blame toil td
perpetuate this relation of the States
anda few so-called Democrats eagerly
co-operate withthenx.
. An ' Eastern paper says that tbe
twenty. State troops left at San Eli-
zario were designed to be sacrificed in
order that there might be a pretext for
war. .''It's rough joke on tbe troops.
. Tennessee ; will enact tbe Moffet
whisky register law. It will pay the
public debt of that Bute when shave
down to fifty cents and four per cent
interest. . . '!
Capt. John'
Rock. Is in P
plan of a
'-Ukansgi-
foV
that
inal 1
arbitm
defined!
but thu
is metel
words l
is the .p4
l"-k J"
u him.
irom a in pence
uum. He further asked a
aance to procure the evi.lpnon nf
one Jackson to prove by him that he
never uttered the forged field notes.
He was not tried for uttering but upon
the ' count for forging the field note
aud therefure Jac ksou's evidence could
not have availed him and no injury
has resulted from the absence of bis
evidence these and these only are tho
reasons then assigned for a continu-
ance.! Oa careful inspection of the
copy of the indictment it was found
that a slight mistake had been made in
the copj and the case was postponed
until the sixth. A correct copy was
sworn on the third and on the sixth
of December the case was again called.
The 8ute announced ready and the
defendant again moved for a continu-
ance on account of tho absence of wit-
nesses that he had taken no steps to
procure until the fourth of same month.
If this be regarded as the first applica-
tion it shows no such diligence as the
law requirc3. And the application
states that he desires the evidence of J.
C. Mi:chullY. Feiris and of F. Tracy ;
that he expected to prove by said Fer-
ris that the land described in tho field
notes set forth in the indictment had
been actually sunvvd by G. II. Schley
and paid for by -jliaui. On the trial
of the cause this fact was proved by
Schley himself. and he further said
that the survey made for defendant was
py virtue of another certiricote which.
the evidence shows had been "by de-
fendant floated. Bo the fact sought to
do esiaim.sued by Ferris was estab-
nsnea by fcchley and not controvert. A
The application states that defendant
expected to show by Mitchell that there
was a controversy as to who wa enr.
veyor inFortJ3c.nd county and that
mere was an agreement between con
testants that whichever should be dr
clared the lawful surveyor he would
approve the work of the other. The
materiality of this evidence wna nnt
aiscernabie and the proof was by the
ex-surveyor Schley and Lott his suc
cessor that there was a doubt about
wuo was entitled to the i.ffica for a r
noa out tnat tuerc never was any such
agreement and these two men certain
- . . - i'
ly knew all aboat it and better ifcn
Mitchell could and the materiality of
Mrttholl'a - .
...v...w. . iiiucuw m no. now seen
and the fact of such agreement is posi-
tively disproved. . -
I he fact which he exDcctrrl r nmv
by Tracy was that defendant never ut-
tered the forged; field nofevas has
been stated. He was not trii-d fv
rattenng. - Should then a new trial be
granted because of the absence of
these witnesses? It seems to me clearly
Complaint is made that evidence to
show the custom of surveyors to per-
mit others to make out field notes for
signature was excluded
I cannot
conceive . tbe propriety . of showing
That others may have done when tbe
arveyor ocuiey whose name is to
lose field notes swears that he never
tl in his life permit it. The field of
secalation is closed by positive and
dect evidence as to what this ur-
VBor actually did.
e last point to be noticed is the
vaance between the startinir
)
uoiiar
of ammuni-
ues. hospital an.l
ould have to be hauli
ik.- iivery ooiiafs worth
vantage gained would cost ui 4t
aiexico is stronir enougn to require an
army of 800000 Americans to whip her
The Mexicans are dogged resoWte
tenacious fatalistic and know how V)
die without a word when they have to
die. Diaz fought the French harder
bftener faster and more furiously than
all the balance of the so-called Liberal
generals put together. He wold not
have shot Maximilian. .He spoke of
him oa tnn t. h - 1. u . m ; a f . 1-n I . ; 1 1 .
ing. Mexico has a population oi nearly
9000000 and is au admirable country
for defense. If aroused by war of
invasion 1000000 of combatants might
spring to arms; say anyhow COO 000.
The regular army now numbers 00000
and there are also under discipline 3.1-
000 rural guards and - 31000 armed
police drilled as soldiers. Nine-tenths
of tho trouble on the Rio Grande cornea
from this side of the river. You don't
know that river. Along it on ither
side is the paradise of the cit-throat
the bandit hiding from pursuit
the highwayman - the J. horse -rattle
and sheep thief ' the di-bptTrrte
border Inan the berderout of wcik.
"and the red-handed murderer. Onrn
ranchmen had ntf fences about thcrr
ranches and had to employ a multi-
tude of herders for both cattle aud
sheep. This called into being a class
of men who had of necessity t lead a
wild life to ride well to slioot will
to know little about law to Ik ennic in-
ured to every kind of hardship 'and
who before they will ever scttln down
to peaceful work again now that the
most of the ranches are fenced wiH
have to try awhile tbe virtues of rnid-.-ing
and raising h 1. Already thev
have organized in t. nds of despera-
does and the two c mi anieR i t Siato
troopa. under Jones snd Hll were
organized at the rt quest of the ranch-
men' and to protect them against these
-very ex-herders which the newspapers
call Mexicans. If this country cvets
territory let her. say so and 'lake ir;
but in the name of all ' that l.t
....i.i i .j t
suiuicn; uou Drave ana magnani-
mous do not let her make the depre-
dations of thieves and cut-tbrott an
excuse to sacrifice one hundred thou
aaau lives-ana f UO.0UO.000. Ji.nz
hates these thieves and robbers on the
borderworse than we;doi- llia.ohjct
in mov'.ng troops is to plat oucli- a
force on tbe Mexican side of the lti
Grande as will crush all who stir or
prey npon bis territory. He means to-'
do what Ord is doing. He means tu
take caie of his own house and to co
operate with the United States suihor-
ities. I he is not kicked and pit
upon and insulted beyond i totu .
amc ue oaa rainer reea ADiri4jirti
wr. .w.w .wm luim IJ L 1 1 -
enemies oa tuc i. a uraou. b he U
is prowling around S.u Al'
t'uiuuii iur. me iie.D oi tiif
Lerdo. He is not nrtic
eerous Put be is en
sub-agents all u
lie porter "If thefcv.
Would ton call fnr rJ
strjve to gather together'
nant of vour old briVarl
slay idly at homf nd
to the4'noisy d"vfff!f
yon con tent 5-ey'
life pf a f-?
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. Weekly Democratic Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Ed. 1 Thursday, January 3, 1878. Austin, Texas. The Portal to Texas History. http://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth277644/. Accessed December 26, 2014.