The Gonzales Inquirer (Gonzales, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 6, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 9, 1853 Page: 1 of 4
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SMITH * DAR6T .. Proprietor .
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r, JULY 9; 1853.
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Lock.iiart, June 30, 1853.
Dear Inquirer;—I am glad to see such fa
vorablo notices in regard to yourself. Such a
paper has long beeu needed in this section of
the country ; and I would suggest to those
who take the "Inquirer," or any other Tvxus
paper, to send them to their friends in the
"States." The postage is only one cent, and
i he different Post Offices generally have a sup-
ply of " one cent stamps;" therefore the pos-
tage could easily he paid, and thus enable
those who have scarcely ever seen a " Texas
newspaper," to form some correct idea of the
'.sources of our beautiful countfy.
Since the recent rains, the laces of our far-
mers look more cheerful, and there is.no doubt
now, but that we will make on average crop.
A " right smart sprinkle" of. candidates have
appeared among us, and putting Qn all their
affability of munncr, and enlightening.ua male
Vvpedt on the subjects of Natioual and State
policy. Among the number who have paid us
a visit, is W. Hess Jones, Esq., of your town.
I believe the people generally are well pleased
with him, and doubtless will get a strong vote
in this county. He addressed the citizens of
this place a few days ago and gained several
votes. I think tho' if he would be a.little more
animated in his speaking he would be more ef-
fective before the people. I learn this morn-
ing that he is gaining ground in Hays county,
and if Col. Kyle does not run there can be no
doubt of his election.
As yet| there is no opponent to Charles E.
Travis for representative in this. District, com-
posed of the counties of Caldwell and Hays,
tho' I am informed that those who are opposed
to him, are endeavoring to get up a caucus to
nominate some one to oppose him. Let them
run who they please, Travii' election is certain.
Perhaps this caucus may nominate some one
as a candidate for the Senate, as I have heard
it spoken of; if they do,, it will take a -good
many votes from Jones, but still, I think, from
all that I can learn, Jones will be elected, pro-
Tided Gonzales county stands up to him as she
Our village of " Live Oaks" continues to im-
prove. Business ratlicr dull. No sickness of
1 am, dear " Inquirer,"
Yours most truly,
[For the Inquirer.
J. R. Crawford.
"The first subject" adverted to by the gen
tloman whose nan\e stands at the head of this
article, in his "circular to tho voters of the 27th
.Senatorial District," is a fling at the legal pro-
fession. This is evidentljyntcnded more for
the purpose of casting.odium upon one of the
candidates for tho same honorable office to
which he himself aspires, than to disparage the
character and standing of lawyers in general.
This is apparent from the &ct that,-in anoth-
er place, he proposes to increase the salaries
pf Judges and District Attorneys, so that gen-
' -tlemen of the highest legal attainments may bo
induced to seek those offices.
J,. - It is matter of grave and serious regret, that
.• • a man calling himself a Farmer, should so far
compromit his own sense of propriety, and treat
s- with disrespect tho whole agricultural class of
-his fellow citizens, by an attempt to impose on
them so shallow and so stale an artifice. Such
cláp'-tráp and detnagogueism is never resorted
to by an honorable competitor, and can produce
no other effect than a blush upon the honest
/cheek Of the intelligent former.
Let us see what this abuse of' "power and
privilege," as Mr. Crawford calls it, is, in the
conduct of lawyers, that calls so imperiously
for Legislativo enactment, and which is of so
much Importance in his judgment, as to be
placed at the head of a long list of items.
"When claims are placed in their hands for
collection, they become Attorneyn in foot,
well as Attorney* at law.'l
Angels and ministers of grace defend üíf—
Attorneys at lav presumptuously assuming V
become Attorneys te ¿¿til We shall be ra-
ined without benefit of dlergy. But to be
serious; wfcat is an Attorney to Act? Noth-
ing more, gentle reader, <$an a harmless indi-
vidual acting for another, by delegated author-
ity. What in an Attorney at Law? An officer
in a Court of Justicc—sworn to the perform-
ance of the highest intellectual and mdral du-
ties, which he owes no loss to the court than
to those persons by whom he may be employed.
Business transacted by an Attorney at law,
within tho scope of his authority, is binding
on his client. There lis no need of a special
letter of attorpey to invest him with powtfrs,
already incident'to his professional duties.
A man places a promissory note in the handB
of his lawyer for collection ahd takes his re-
ceipt; in this case there is a privity of contract
between the parties, in relation to which, it
would be unwiBe in the Legislature to interfere.
It is the well known, and well settled law,
throughout the United States, that agents and
factors of every description known to the law,
as Well as attorneys, have a lien upon money
in their hands for fees that may be due to them
for services rendered; and this is perfectly right
Where then, is the hardship in going to your
lawyer, returning to him his receipt, and set-
tling with him as an honest man should. All
durable relations in society are correlation, and
reciprocally beneficial. Justiee, though inline-
table and eternal, is not, nor can it arrays be,
meeted out under any system of jurisprudence.
Mr. Crawford'has, no doubt, known cases of
wrong and iqjury resulting from the mal-prac-
tice, or delinquency, of some unfortunate law?
ycr; but, for the honor of the profession be it
spoken, his own testimony proves that such oc-
currences are rare and uncommon.
The writer of this article is not a member of
the Bar, and it is no part of hia design to de-
fend that class of persons known and distin-
guished as Attorneys at law. Neither is it his
design, by any means, to indulge in adverse
criticism upon Mr. Crawford's circular. That
document is before an intelligent community
and he is willing to let it pass for more than it
Invidious comparisons, however, between
respectable classes of people, it is his deliber-
ate design to oppose, and against this principle
he enters a solemn protest. At a time of much
harmony and kind feeling among the political
parties which divide the country, let us have
nothing from the beginning to the end of the
canvass but FAIR PLAY.
From tho Galveston News.
The Public School Fund.
If there is any ono measure more folly and
implicitly demanded by the poople of this
State than another, it is that some permanent
and adequate provision should be made by the
State itself, for the great cause of common ed-
ucation. That is sufficiently indicated in the
constitution itself, by which one tenth of our
revenues, in adition to the previous large do-
nations of public lands, were appropriated to
that object But the fond thus created for the
support of public schools, was known to be
wholly inadequate to supply the wants of so
large a State as ours, with a population so wide-
ly dispersed and that it was impossible, in half
the counties, to have schools that could con-
veniently accommodate more than half a dozen
children each. It was therefore, by common
consent, understood to be our true policy, to
permit this fund to accumulate for a few years,
while our population would, in the mean time,
become more dense; in the expectation that,
"by the time tho schools could be conveniently
organized in all our counties; tho common fund
would bo sufficiently large to aid effectually to
the establishment of such schools on a per-
manent basis, by an equal and pro rata dis-
tribution to each, according to the number of
pupils, It was certainly never contemplated,
that this important era in our histoiy for the
establishment of common Bchools, should be
postponed longer than till the fund should be-
come large enough to accomplish the object in
But since tho above provision was made for
a system of common schools; our State has
become to possession of moans for more ade-
quate to the accomplishment of the great
measure of Stoto policy, so clearly demanded
by our people. A question at this time arises
whether any portion of the ten millions ac-
quired J)y the Sale of - -rfflimTfn
be appropriated to tho school fond, so as to
give the people of the State ¡the blessings of
those common schools, provided for by the
constitution, at an earlier period than would
have been practicable under the first inade-
quate provision? *JSut really we do not think
there is any question or doubt as to the public
sentiment on this point Wo believe If the
question was put to a popular vote to-morrow,
more than nine-tenths of our atizona would
be found infovor of enlarging the sohool fund,
and establishing the system of public education
without further delay. This requirement of
the people seems to have been well understood
by the last Legislature, and accordingly a bill
was totrodtofcd with this caption:
" An act to appropriate, set apart and invest
two mtylions nf doBars as a permanent School
The other day Mre. Sniffildns, finding her
self unwell, sent for the doctor and declared
do it 1? shouted SnHBkhw. u It's all gai
upon the spot—tf'm wi!
Ben Bolfi Reply.
We publish the following pretty lines in re-
ply to a song, which inspires a melancholy
pleasure whenever we read it For simplicity,
grace and dépth of feeling, we admire them
much more than those published two or three
weeks since; and if they have not the mascu-
line energy of' Catopbell, or the vivid'imagery
of Sonthey, they resemble much the plKitifive
tones of Chatterton,
Ah! yes, I remember that name with delight*,
Sweet Alice, bo cherish ¿4tf 4¿«r;
I soak her lone grave in the pale hour óf night,
And moisten the turf with a tear;
And there, when the heart is o'erburdened with
I wander and muse all alone;
And long for the time when my heart shall re-
Wb«re " Sweet Alice lies under theetone."
... a atatfto ?&
I roam through the wood where so joyous we
And recline on the green sunny hill;
All things are as bright in thatbcautiful glade,
But my heart is all lonely and chill.
The hand that so fondly I pressed then in mine,
And the lips that were melting with lovo—
Are cold in the grave, and I'm left to repine,
'Till I meet with sweet Alice aboie.
All I well Í remember the Bchool-hoiisc and
" And the master so kind and so true,"
The wild-blooming flowers in the cool shady
So fragrant with incense and dew.
But I weep not for these, though so dear toVny
Nor the friends that have left us alone—
The bosom will heave, and the tear-drops will
For " sweet Alice lies under the stone."
'v- lv'Artificial ... .... ,
The Southern Ladies' Companion gives good
lávica to a certain class of young ladies to the
"There are a few habits, more or less com-
mon among the ladies, which wo should like
to see abandoned; we ell ado especially, to
the use of atificial coloring and perfumery.
Perhaps every young lady desires to show a
fair complexion, and at tho same timé the
ruby glow of health; and where these are
denied by nature, or—as is toó often the case
—destréyed by improper habits of neglect; it
is a common practice to resort to artificial
means for the purpose of putting oh «n ap-
pearance which is unreal and deceptive. This
is objectionable, becauBe, as no lady wishes it
to be understood that the white and red of her
complexion are but a disguise put on to deceive
the spectator, it is therefore a species of hypo-
crisy—What an Indian would call a lie. But
wherein is the advantage? If Bhe should find
herself admired for the possession of qualities
which do not belong to her, but are only imi-
tated, she must feel mortified for having elicited
a complimentjby deception, and she ubpost
trembles lostftite truth should leak out, And
how must a lady, of sensibility feel, to know
that she has won the heart and hand of a
worthy man—partly, at least—by a deception
which her very success must bring to light?
Surely she cannot expect that measure of re-
spect from a chiated nusband which an honest
lady of naturally good health and cothplexióh,
byi keeping irregular hours, by lying in bed
lfte, and inhaling the exhausted atmosphere of
her bédroom, instead of breathing the pure,
invigorating air of early morning, and byto-
dolently neglecting to take proper exercise to
the open air, becomes weak, pale, and sallow;
her beauty is gone, and now, instead of re-
sorting to regular habits, early rising, and
healthful exercise, for the recovery of the for-
feited boon, sho vainly attempts to,supply the
deficiency by the employment of rouge and
lead,.and other vile compounds; and while she
deceives few, and is laughed at by tho many,
sho effectually obstructs the healthy action of
tfeo- pores, and tons the skin of her &co' iq.ip
thick, dingy leather, and when the matt is off
her complexion appears really'repulsive ; even
at the eairijy period, when nature '
to possesss a fur skin, and to wear the
, her complexion
health on 1. ■■
old, wrinkled, thick, and leathery ;
health—aSt well as her bcauty-
iqjurofi, by the unnatural means
for the restoration of the latter.
In addition to the use of what ore improp-
erly enough called cosmetics, many ladies are
in the habit of employing perfumery, to give
their persons a sweet an agreeable odour.—
One of the moat common of theao In use is
called musk, a substance of strong and cer-
tainly not sweet scent, obtained from tho male
of an animal sometimes called the
A lady certainly makes not a very:
ary concession in admitting—as she does
tho use of this substance—that the
offensive odour given out by
Wé have fi-equc
«tu* fSfitlpnta ftfck,
some to iBweeteh the
are used hy
is á mis-
plenty of exercise, eat
freely and regularly, cleanse the teeth and
mouth carefiilly after every meal, and serve
God and their fellow-mortals with'a cheerfol
spirit, they will have very little use for rouge
and whiting^musk or aromatics, padding, por-
celain teoflfrjor perukes, and be more sweet,
prétiyJftafflRy, and happy, and withal a great
•deal aiv&Ltitating. .
Love, Revenge and Suicide.
In the year 1780, a young London merchant,
having won the affections of a lovely girl, aiso
obtained the consent of her father,'to whom
she was an only child. The old gentleman had
a singular fancy that they should be married
at the same village church where his own hsp-
py'uhfob took place; and beinga sufferer from
the gout, he placed the young lady under the
Charge of her aunt; and the happy lover, ta
king' his own valet, set out on his journey to
Westmoreland. Soon after their arrival at that
place, a letter foil of transport waS*dispatched
to the fether ','the wedding had first taken jHace
the bride hsd been pronounced by the old vi-
car to bo nearly a8 handsome as her mother,
and although the bridegroom wore no "shoul-
der knots, open"sleeve, or pantaloons'!" he
might still compete With the bridegróom of
earlier times in appearance. After the cere-
mony, the Kappy couple took a walk in tho vi-
car's garden, and the valet, aware that they
would soon leave the place for their forthcr
destinatioh, went into the refreshment room of
the inn, ar.d knowing that his master had drawn
the charge from his pistols die night before,
and that the state of the roads required every
precaution, took this opportunity óf re-loading
them. Upon their rétúm from the stroll, the
young couple went into this room, and'the gen-
tleman, seeing his pistols laying where he had
left them the night before, and being sure that
he had unloaded thfem, took up «me of them
and presented it at his foir bride, saying, with'
the most becoming flattery, "Now,* maiden, re-
peat of ali those cruelties you have been guilty
of towards me, my sleepless nights, my days
of anxious hope; I "Will revenge myself 1 Fair
tyrant, thou shalt die, with all your instru-
ments of torture about you, and that enchant-
ing smile, those killing ringlets 1"
"Pray, do not suffer mc to linger,'' said the
confiding girl, laughing merrily at his sgreea-
ble nonsense. "Fire Iv
He did so, and shot her deadl Who can
paint his horror? After a pause he rung the
bell—his servant entere^attd hiB master lock-
tog the door, said in a singularly marked voice,
"William, did you load those pistols?" Tho
unfortunate wretch,.horrified at what he saw,
mechanically ar wered "Yes." His master in-
stantly shot him dead with the undischarged
pistol. After thiti, in a state of insanity, we
must hope, he wrote an exact account of the
occurrence to the bereaved fother, and conclu-
ded by telling hito, that two hours ago he wMf
made the happiest man alive, but that now.as
the object of his fove lay dead at his feet, he
should finish his wedding day and hia life, by
foiling on his sword, if his heart did. not break
before he cquld complete his intention. This
sad epistle being finished, he put an end to 1ÚS'
life. The body of poor William, whose.fotal <W ttoued
carefotoesshadledtoso sad acatapti<ophe,;wft8-
In the cnoi
r of a
fV : ' •*' ''
Sor thee my heart will ever beat, r
And never cease «0 love: * <• V
I'll never forget the happy hours
That I have passed wkh thec, ¡ <
wife is entitled to receive. But there il an- . . . . .„ , , ■■ - ■ - -
other view to be taken of the case. A yout^ .^ t*10 village church yard, and th«
lv • f corses Of thte lovers, attended W lolf-Kauril.
corses Of thte lovers, attended by the half-bewil-
dcred aunt, were brought to London, and pri-
vately laid in one gravc,in the parish where
tho noW wretched fother had once lived a hap-
py and a prosperous man.
' .1. *
Roles or Coubisbip.—1. Never marry
wealth. A woman's life conBisteth not to the
maray a fop, or one who
about dandy-like in. his silk gloves and
with silvered cano, and rings on his Angers;
beware 1 there is a trap!
8. Never injury a 1
mean, sordid wretch, ^fho
or spends it grudgingly,
stint yo(ji to
4. Never marry a
character is not
males jump right into
b. Never marry a
drawls and draggles
another, and let
«. Never 1
er and Sister i
treatment is a 1
ne'er return to ntei
I think of thee, I think Ofthee,
. Though from me thou doetrova;
For thee my heart Will ever beat,
And never cease to love.
se 10 love.
J- X<r .t
Ah.! should thy thoughts on days gone by
But for a iftment stray,
Qh. may'at thou then remember her
Who loves thee night and day;
And should thy heart e'er foe) a pang,
Or tear bedim thine eye,
Though seas divide us, mine would beat,
Though from me thou dost rove ;
For thee my heart will over heat,
And never cease to love,
"from me you go to gayer scenes,
Where many fsar youTl^e,
But thouffh thoy all^ - '
And when I dié, ti) last
Will breathe a pray'r "
Then think of me, oh.thi
Though from toe i
' For thee my heart will evor
And never cease to love.
of the 1
Tire BArn.KD LAWYmu-^At a reoAkt
of (he Cork ABair.es, ed
the court, in which the principal witnew for
the defense wins a tanner,'Well known to the
surrounding country by the soubriquet of
" Crazy Pat"
, Upon Crazy Pat being ¿aHed upon for his
evidence, the attorney for tha
the u^Rort extent pfh
legal chicanery in the endeavor to force this
* 0 T « . 7/ ■ ; * *7Tv\ •'r. ■
witness into some slight inconsistency, upon
which be might build a "potot;" but he was
excessively annoyed to find that JJnuy Part
evidence was consistent throughout r
Perceiving that acute questioning foiled to
answer his purpose, the disciple
Blackstane betook himself to
Whati did you My Jim 8W e
inquired flippantly. , ,, ,'¡ tu
"Folks call me 'Crazy Jfat,' but -" ; 1
" Craay Pat, eh? A very euphonious title;
quite romatic, eh?" t;¿íí:tíVV',iV/ f .•'.• !
" Romantic or not,.a«r, it wuldnH be a had
idea if tho Parliament would give
self, an' lave me to choose
This caused a slight laugh to the <
and the presiding j
have your match now." . •
•'•And what "* "
to a rainy day. 1
best way 1
"I am a i
"A tanner, eh?
• "T.'.11 .
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