The Daily Herald and San Antonio Public Advertiser (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 25, 1857 Page: 1 of 4
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i i I write of fflWHW JW nntao
r njjst that aoaae pejwons will iM
' fie the .original* Jv|! M traveling
[JnlTesaa, through) one *t the aparae
fsctürd wildn. on my own tmimi. It
was th* ***** "P"ntf aAcr the happy
ck**e of the Mexican war. A delight-
ful Slay ttorning gave charms to %édf
towering oaks thowd tha
_ power of a master creator
undergrowth, in untold variety, gave
finishing' stroke to the wide spreadin
drapery. The scene ao ew, and vet
tb grand to the late dentsen of tl
crowded, líSsziyg city, made me c«
tejnplátivw. 1 : -■ ^
je these tli^t lead many ipj|ne«J w
lligen se7tíe?íf to braee tha many
r i fice* of life in the *whfen e*s; a;
njijr thought* ttamed to am* host a*|d
stesa of the previous night
They had emigrated the previous a i-
mn from old Virginia. Their object
leading one,) was to enjnv quiet
the wiidernesi. Their aeej>rft^d, T
lij-ns fur entertainment were truly Viii-
ited, but their hearty good «fill uNfcfmg
tljt tr lx>«l tu make nm comfortabli-,
g*ve entire satisfaction. They called
roe their 'newspaper1 from the State) ,
and if they did not understand, they
(«Mldf-that is, questioned—attentively
The fare was I united, confined to bear
bacon. dri* l •"-<*^0. boaie-g-rt iwnd i
bread a/id garden vegetables,
>f it* kind
whole «"Milled in
.«ifjt, was a charm,
bill,, th* v go
and coffee not to
beatén But the good natnre at
«ft my III hamo* departed, ittd lftt
ng to myaelf at my own whim,
'Aht I wilt not he- «avgü ¡up" in a
road tliia time, bnt will take the
> way, and trnat to aoase lutffctent
topnt <ne on my ws$in the right jroad.
itiug the action t* the word, I start-
forward, alow, ^n^isin|; e*«igr
t> and ^listening with wide awake
interest, 'tol a- sign of animal life
ever having intruded ia
or orosen Dough, or
marred—not a sound—not
n «f the wing, bill, or wing of bird.
Slowly I progressed; one moment
wing to paaa underlie low hraryhes
the aproqjtíng underwood; the next,
'* my jftcad high, and even throw-
ig it backward^ to gaze npoa the
of a towering pine, The solem-
nity was prison-like, and I murmured;
"jo«t! lost!" At that moment, a sound
—bu\ what waa it ? A single sound.
It conld not be from bell of the distantl
grazing heard, for such sounds come
r<|i>eated. It wm not tlie sound of
bjrast or bird. My wite were at loss,
ami a double loneliness preved upon
n(y spirit. To add to the dilemma, 1
had not marked the eourne the *omid
\ame. Such lonHmess made me va-
cillate ia my fir*t fancied whim of pur-
suing ~tbe midway betweeh the two
plainly beaten roads. I limited; a sec-
ond sound of the sarao kind greeted
my eat. 1 caught the direction; it was
single,, and not unearthly. It seemed
a rtng like that of some high tempered
It awakened hope, as it might
«a filieu wi
i tiene* in a
' been brought
íj d *•.
l-: • -
if I ' ->!
one of théi
toeovné ia the wl.1
y, m f«
al, neow, t
"Teou ace, tvjpiirc, I her known
air cauie since'they've been so high to
nothin" ' if í
"What in their character for jumping
tenoen^ and tn>«p:is<«ing on other peo-
ple's property?" !*
"Th< ir character, Sqaire, stands very
high, in titi4air community. Teousee,
all them keowshev l eea ria unkimmon
well. None on 'em 'ill fro inhsf a field
onle«*s there be a gate open, or a low
part to the fence—then t hey sorter jump
"What would you
"Will you see there; are tow kinds
call a low^art to
wait no longer, and step-
ing forward, apologised for tny intru-
in, and asked,
*1'ah ytsi direct me on which hamf
is the road leading to Crockett?"
With a slight blush she asked,
"Do you want to tittd the road the
marched, that Nnent to conquer
"Yes,, that is the road," I answered.
"Then you must go back the way
ou come; wn come that way,;" point-
ed go round the "field, with your rf Ll.
ticA* ;!♦ „..4:i A" , otfenwH, Niuiro, in tins section; one
"grrt toward it until you come to the l. i . i
. ^ . J ... .. kind is.putty high-—say faoro tliree t- i
an^n; there my auift will direct you." ¡ tiv«j feet almve tlu% ground. Tin* other
I delayed a moment, being singular- j ki,,<í ÍH w,ult 1 ca^ sorter low; f. v iti
fy inureste<l in this Texan cornfield ! ,,f • hum*X ull a U™ v ,ho frmV
. ,.i .j . 1 is dug inter the grouno—s cnetim«,H
^ t Wm> , i;i> j J^have seen this fence the feet low!"
"My aunt will be gilad to see you, if I Art' thew considered legal I'euces out!
eacher. Wo have not seen ' wh,^V >'"u •" «he Justice
. . : Ual. not exactly, lie replied, mus
« <e we ave eén m tl«^ . jn^jy ••though that dependw on what
-liderncss, and my aunt wants the Hldo\.f' the "hole you throw the ei.rth /
aby, tny little cousin, christene<l.M
1 still delayed, for there was an at-
traction in that contented, happy,
kinr face, and mild toned voice,
inner of tli - e strand-
On requesting tyy
"We don't talie pay win*u indulg
AS we have be<-n, in asking questions.
We are the d< | tOrs, and if yt n will
say- "even." we will be greatly obliged,
aud iw<k of you the ÍÁtv« r to call again.
Your favor iu giving us the news from
the older States^ far exceeds our b?st
endeavor in serving you in one nig its
ill I We parted, "^tit«." I rode several
miles, musing on jhe hacritice* «>f the
.first sett Km* this deliftitful eoumry.
Land balancing theiu with its charm.) of
jwildties5 . Indeed the lofty trees
seemed the hig'Uer arches of Go'fs pri-
i^val temple, and the smaller gfoi^th,
s.rfíie if! fruit, 4nd wme in flowers, the
' I'Tiauiental wojrk of the same <Sod l^nil-
dfd church, inviting wan to worship
<,ii«xl, the mighty creat« r. I felt isol-
«^iun, if iu*tjievout, and called to njiind
*U ar altient friendo, and wtailed that
they w'ight se<^ admire ai*d wuralop
with me, in thsa magnitieent temple of
i latum < i ¿ litis solemn nuxsl I ajrrjKed
at the forfis if the road, arjd to a ; ud-
<iem stand «till- Kach fork sefjised
j i*q[naíÍy -plain, eqnully travehsl, ! and
neitiw# diverged at so great an Singh?
.to throw i e greatly off my cusirse;
yet I abbotre4 j* boy« numy fvil things,
r tckking a wrdtig road, and hayfcjjf to
fnrn and travel backwards, or to
a crossing and uncertain angle.
hrnt I titeuL-d self, f«|r b«4
ing so negligent, as Uot to bavjs i-n-
Mftfrril about the roads, and said, all
this comet <?f toy veiy agreeable com
piu y laál (night; but as soon i4 the
jmind's ta"!C. ¡caught a
is^hihg'fícéH of ftly l.tte'cnf^rtaJn^rs,
iti, " j aMt Tr <«n M TM vane
itess, if only reached. 1 now rushed
forward, in the high spirit ^>f impa-
tience, taking no note only of the di-
rection. until stopped by fallen tree*,
but glad to see where man had once
been, I scanned the fallen trees, and
found them in lines, and concluded
they were the temporary fence of some
improvement; made by a weak handed
dismounting, and leaving my Wél
trained pony to graze, I mounted th
fallen trees, but no appearance of im
provement or opening beyon
green and dark, and wild as ever; hu
reason said tiiese trees must
¡something, and if an improvement, v
must be^> yond. ' I progressed slowly
amid tl e tangled undergrowth and bri-
ars, straining my gaie to see light
amid the tall trees, indicating an im-
provement. ' . J,-'
Another sound 1 It is the ringing of
a hoe against a hard substance. Rope,
now buoyant; Koon an opening app<'art).
T re*eh«*<l it The Umber was dead-
ened, and corn growing. Hut what a
novelty j no ord«r in o«*rt lull i||
many logs lying upon the- gronn
The fit-Id had U em burued over, at
corn planted in^ the favorable pl<t'
without the aid of a plough. We
the corn looked timely, but what carM
it was the enltivator with whom I h
business. But the cultivator 1 cou
not see; but, mounting a stump, at ti'j
Opposite end f fgvawhi),' ijorii
saw a moving object—-a human beij>jg''j
evidently; but the color and sex could
aot b« detaiwiiiMid. Drawing iwaret-.
tlie figuré Men was small, the beajd
covi'K'd with a broad brimnxnl stra
iMVt.o«Í*ll!A<*l?,*ilf* tMf ^tti
roundel «ant,' josey, or shortgowu
When still uvarcr, a neatly h^iiging
skii t, ef domestic manufacture, deter
had! given it the sh^dc of tlte black-
smilh. t^he again observed: 1 i
1 do not like to «ce yod go that
road." , |
1 asked why.
"How is that *"
You see, our Squire has decided if
the dirt is thrown on the side next 11 «•
road, the fence is onlegal, lxpcanse tie;
cattle then can hev a [good clvatiee to
it'rnrn. u rrf isw < m->. A-wt*
tlie side next the field, pquire >!<«■<nuo
has decided l o\v. thc'tenc** Ik t
hold gor d in law. lsfeausc if
the cattle to«i much chajnee to jump out
"Because it seem
who go that way ne%
I walked away. j j
\T b* nmrfmiM }
8 to me 'that all
er return again."
A Si setup[: Cam£
Drs. Fre«>man and
amputated tie leg
Teslfleiit of ¿at vil
Mr. Smith, a
The cause ft*
the ¿imputation was the actual death of
the limb. ir. S., wtsi is a laboring
man of industrious and tempeijatc hab-
its. some weeks since.; while ^jralking,
wa« seized with a sudden, pais In the leg,
about half way from the anMeJ and i«i-
rnt-diately all wu**tion <trfeéliwg Ijeloit
the region of the painf oeásjd. The
look and' oohir of the skin, < nd to the
touch- Was that of a destd jbtkly, and
. It !' ' Li.- ... . k/tletttf ! flit:
-Wliv, sir, according to what yet:
say, the fence, in any event, would nor
be'considc'ed a lawful enclosun
"X<>! that's jist what I told th< Spifrf
when he was making the <h'ci«ion
Wal: then, says lie, led, Vposea-, how I
split the difference, anii (lecide that tie'
brt shall t « thrown in the iniddle -|'l*
the Me. Sez I, that's it: then'they kin
neitlu-r get in nor out "
"Why that would make It level—th<
same as it was before you commenced
digging."—- j (
•'Wal# Squire, I d -«t know V lu-ther
it 'ud ntake it a level -^r 1K>; but I m sat
tin that that's poo.1 law wharc f l.ive."
♦'Your Justice's knowledge In r<-ga|d
to fi'nws must be ejsc*Htli«glv limit-
• \«V it ain'U Squirt tor he.- bad a
great deal of experience in that line.
all life animate below |m«flway ¡W kmovn hi\ al^M
frm th-- k"«- f.'«W "kto, w«« «mm*- l-l'tj""" « r .
Iv .-radivét.-d. fJ .Ihw. !pl «c¡ l I^xl ,h,,>. "''1!'
Mi" ,U*1 *'"-w I ' l1 ""M1 "-
skill and ingenuit^Wiown ti> the medi- | but ine t**"- j
cal profession to restofe the circulation, j 11— It-
! J.„t ti no avail. Tlie in$v0iual had ¡ Kendall's Sheep Ham h
' ptwvtoualy enjoyed gnotl béálth, arid \ c,.v^re^p .mleut oí the Seguin J
the oause*far so sitdden «jai singular ! naj anting to the editor of that paj
result could not bciarfipuuted'for. t'ir-1 ' ...
cií.«stances of paWd <4 f^alyjed j hil> !¡' ^ a#rk wp r<Klcbwl Kand. \«hrep
limbs are of rVeqtiktnti occtu^nae, loft jriMlch<K awM. aui nharpit
tltatof thed^tteí a limb, we understand, .w_ u ,,f ¡.i* a. iet«r u a ow««r. I *ay
was never known to the«M*dical faculty
That the limb was aetully Jwd is shown
from the fact that deeompjcMltion ha<l
Rii-t in, and it was fotijnd necessary to
amputate the limb to prevent mortifiea-
tijon. Tlw leg w s taken off abm e the
—Ai'bmp Arpa.*. '
We learn that A B. Andrew* han ro-
ved the appointment of Poatmaster
. .. i¿. ■ * j i y m" ' '■"" !■' Í .
(io t Geary of Kansas lmjt'
signed, andi-is on his way fo W;t(ilu*J-
f) v Í-
ttw bo^pi^iUt^ of Uk «.-letwsW'U owner. I say
ct-l. ' *ud l c ir. justly «o: "Pifiaran? Ken
d ir'i a n*nw with whkrt ! f unt
i«r; i*i with wbww 1 U**« bwoctinm
¿«1 «luce I tir>t Jparaca; to r<M<l BfWffMtjM"
HleLs or Sftjr ,^r-
ol s*^ia«n fcató.¡fctí <i vor? p<kli,-tteU nd
C(Sitt<*ui<uitl iu ht* mannqr* «'«1 bp h*-
trsei l«^ wMich, m>i b* McaU *i S antirin^
ewtiif w°n f,>r hiimetf hs i* i-t
itie nt'ift anutsumiiití «I'm t «5 'tra <"t with; *a«l
witbal vary hkmMo aa4 v«ry euitertaiuin^ iu *|
bW o^avci-MituQ. pmwrrii* a; raro rua*l oí
+i-clkiltt, wbich ht> c ii tírinw ppon tot tt « < n-
tortniNSiMt •' UMXMMTSijiMl Wm, Jib a gr*cc
««4 ühhhm iuimiUbie, «Jul pecatuu ly bt< o«n.
Sí whole atteiitloo i* fcH'co t<nigrl^uttur l | ur
«uHn. kiwi Utt-tfp racing. 11« ls|« oa tiU r*x<ohi3.
^vbi-re w« mw him, *uUswu huodre4 head < I
•beep, tu ffii« oMtiilluon, Had to aic it *4 a very
Ihtercpliog tight to wiUtws.
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Logan, J. D. The Daily Herald and San Antonio Public Advertiser (San Antonio, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 3, Ed. 1 Wednesday, March 25, 1857, newspaper, March 25, 1857; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth178095/m1/1/: accessed October 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.