The Alamo Star (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 13, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 8, 1854 Page: 1 of 4
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"VALUABLE WAKES OCCUPY BUT LIT
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, JULY 8, 1854
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w iU give our optnion oft jamete* - -- —
est news ajM s|3ciest wit will alway* be feund
in the Stab.
"aiHh ofthjs, and other,States, are solic-
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j^JVe rtiaemcnts will be inserted at the regu-
ScHbols, ill general, will consuTnftetr inter-
est by CI ubi ng together fur our sheet.
Ali communications or matters of busluess,
in order to receive prompt attention, must be
pre-paid, and addressed to
NriKWCOMB & WftlTKMOND,
Editors Alamo Sffrt
§an Antonio, Texas,
fW ÜÜtüJIJrii-.JlUllli. I- ill- J-....V.-ÍX.
0Í1HTII OF JULY.
gave three cheers lor their benefactor, who de-
lived a short e tor tat ion, advising them to obey
their parents ap$ be true to their country.
— ' * ' "* tu theiT
aum of money; h* was )ast a
be could not have Ills wishes
guagt! used, araá thé Young America's con-
ducted themselves in a very proper manner.
Day dawned, and the rising sun was greeted
by ther oar of cannon, which echoed atid re-ech-
oed on the still morning air, rousing the freeman
from hTvcoueh, reminding him of the seventy
^ ^4u^Lxxl^rs:ny uf the 1) eelarat io n of tnde pe n -
The city was in a perfect bustle from 5 o'clock
till 10, A. M.; trotipsof horsemen and vehicles
of every discretion filled with pleasure seek-
ers dashed- through every part of our city.
plott about seventy «five yards long—the
multitude rushed to the spot to witness the con-
tent—the racers were aranged, the word given,
and of they went, Young America stumbled
and fell at the off start, regaining his ft^et fi
overtops hi competitor, but mist ailing the dt«*
tance Yoiin¿ America stopped t«* short, when
finding that his braging friend sfilt eun tin tied
to run, took a fresh start and beat biiu 01
Grermany could not believe htinsetf
the raée was run over, and Young America,
as a natural consequence, beat him bj
■ . | Mr. Wilcox arri ved about 8 o*
About Ml oelock we joined itt wúh a |íarty oi.. whose arriKAl thirty-one guns were .fired.
, —— «u- Wilcox immediately took the'' "*3"8
part of his address he pai tieularh
every nation'and congr at uIate4r%euft oV UÉ|
place on the river we had a glorious swim, and . happy choice of this country as their
juveniles who were on their way up the river
to take a swim, abundantly supplied with mel-
lón*. Proceeding to a secluded woodland
glorious dnf has gone, fSftfrg behind
iVents wJH^h will ever be treasured in
ory of its ¿clebrators. Celebrating
} ft keeps up a lively fffaemb ranee
flis struggle, and renews fresh
in the bosom of the American.
roipsy from till? effects of the
"lot proceed to give a d i script ion
kh our eiti/.cas celebrated
e coming oí this
obtained son|fe com-
Mnin rlaza; a
Which made a
rge of a number of
ckers and the
swelled with you thiol partis nr. The fuma
of exploded gunpowder and burnifrg fcarseen-
puck^l cannons, paffca of fire
jfheut ot the -younc. 'UHiitit
a comfortable repast, after which by common
consent the party proceeded to the head of the
San Pedro, where the Germans had prepared
to ha ve a kind of public celebration- -
at the 4>lace where the doings was to come oft
and JSnding iiothiug going op, we adjourned to
the springs where we quenched our thirst with
ihe cool waters that gusbcdlfom the roek, and
threw ourselves down fn the shade of the tail
pecan trees that grew around the place. The
scene was a pleasing oue and of a. romantic
character, on every side were gushing streams
of chrystai waters dancing and tiu-ling along
over the'"pebble bottom, and formed into a lake
below, a variety oR tiny wnbiers fluttered
through the trees, singing sweet songs, as if
they knew it was Independence day.
■AboifS o'clock wc walkVl tip to the house
where the people had alread)\began to gather-
at each end of the house was ,1\bar where the
dizy multitude emptied glass afte\g;lass of in-
toxicating liquors, dull eyes ami gidy heads
were a general thing—tables were scatter*!fn
every direction through trie woods, Which were
surrounded Iby the gay of both sex. There was
nonpublic dinner, but rcíreshrnent could be had
at a very exorbitant price.
iVy 5 o'clock á great concourse of people had
"tod Ttie~~nighi aitv-
one otwr ctona, A
feastc4 on a bount
alter wb%K the
L.ihc_ klmUie^ -of ¡ cox Ksq.
gathered, princlpaly Qermans, impatient to
TiearTfie oration to be delivered by J. A. Wll*
His oration was adapted to the occasion a
audience. In speaking of our country a
institutions, he very properly allude
const it iMioti, «mi protei i nmj' ügpif i wt «Iff
which was good and to the p< int. Dae of h
lustration of the consequences of a
(as well as we can remember) as follows
those heavenly bodies, which re vol v# In
order and harmony around that
light were to disobey the!
from their paths ami ai ra,
in the void space; what a mT*J
a crushing of worlds tbtre would be,
the Constitution, if a change was made,
Constitutions would tly otf and t|ko
cources, thus wuuH tmr
bountl together by ties Of^rieSi^hlp and
love woqjd be cut nft it a t y kingdoms'and
pr ihci pa [itieííf gov^rwd by somef Ouk# «Dr
Prince, who we would have, to sti
proifigacy. A good touch jihnt.
While the speaking was going^ S fishing
patty came up; among the numbet we^e
of our e.iiy nvkid^ns who looked fresh and
from the excutiiions o| the day.
Alter the adtUesa^iSerc was h general rrndt
for (he agroi* tN prairie
so as to
sj^a wav thc 11 me ^foot rAééliW|gÍcg
ting Oerman hadhe^eti braging that discrtpt¿g#y
he could beat any wan on the gronnd for aa
ffA W ^ «St-
eg le brat
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Newcomb & Whitemond. The Alamo Star (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 13, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 8, 1854, newspaper, July 8, 1854; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth176981/m1/1/: accessed December 16, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.