The Representative. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 9, Ed. 1 Saturday, July 15, 1871 Page: 1 of 4
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DEVOTED TO THE INTERESTS OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
GALVESTON, SATURDAY, JULY 15, 1871.
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Mails at the Galveston Postofltec are closed as
New Orleans, Louisiana, Mondays, Wednes-
days and Fridays at 1:33 p. m., and on Sunday,
it will close at it a. M.
Houston and all interior points, daily, ex-
cept Sundays, at 7 a. m.
Houston only, daily, at 1:30 p. m.
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The Representative will be
published every Saturday morn-
ing, and of course will be a weekly
journal, published and ed;i,ed by
Richard Nelson. This journal
will be Republican in all its fea-
tures, and will be devoted to the
cause of Republican principles. It
will advocate the rights of all
American citizens "without regard
to color, race o • previous condi-
tion of servitude." Hence it wiU
be national in this respect; ^
The necessity which is felt in
the city of Galveston for a true
Republican paper which will re-
spect the rights of all, and main-
tain the end and principles of the
now dominant party is to obvious
to need an argument. It is pro-
posed to meet this necessity, and
to publish a journal, republican in
all its views, advocating the doc-
trine that "all should share in the
government they help io sup-
port," and that nonp should be
disfranchised who help to support
the Government." In advocating
this doctrine, we are compelled to
stand by and support the doctrine
of general amnesty with such e:;-
ceptiong only, as are deemed re-
cessary to the safety of the C o-
vernment in all the luture. We
do this the more readily because
we know :t to be right, ancl have
in support of our views on this
point the ablest journals of the
Republican party in the United
We feel at liberty, and shall ex-
ercise the liberty, to attack cor-
ruption, no matter whether in the
Republican party or in those op-
posing us, and while We will not
be the organ of any clique or fac-
tion of a party, we will not feel
at; liberty to forsake or abandon
our party because of differences of
opinion or internal strife, but will
use our influence to heal all rup-
tures and reconcile all meie diffe-
rences of opinion that we may re
main united, and thtt& triumph
over our enemies.
With regard to general litera-
ture, we will give as much atten-
tion to that subject as our limited
space will permit. And our school
system, or education, will find in
the Represantative all the aid
within our poweu to give believ-
ing, as we ao, that only that gov-
ernment is safe from evil and dan-
ger, whose foundation is laid deep
in fundamental and lasting intel-
The subject of caste webcast
aside, and advocate a cause solely
for its merits, without regard to
the source from which it came,
and in this respect we will, as a
matter of course, advocate the
equal rights of all under the laws,
leaving the social circle to the
conventionalities of society.
As a matter of course, in con-
ducting a public journal, many
questions will arise o" which we
cannot now form a correct con-
ception. We can therefore, only
promise that we will endeavor to
advocate an honest, and economi-
cal ad tr>* rust ration of State and
national affairs, with a strict re-
trenchment of expenditures and
to this end we sha1' eel it to be
our duty to oppose the unneces-
sary taxing of citizens for the
mere purpose of feeding a set of
officials, whose services are not
needed, at the same time we will
advocate a system of internal im-
provement, so necessary to the
developement of the hidden re-
sources of the vast area, embra-
ced within the limits, of the State
of Texas. We will labor for the
elevation of all; the education of
all; the piosperity of all; the
rights of p\h and Tie peace and
quiet of all a-ike.
Coming be ore a generous and
free thinking public with this
prospectus aid piomising a strict
compliance wit i the forego' ig an-
nouncement, we ask for that sup-
port only which our friends will
feel gratified in giving, and with
a consciousness of the correctness
of our convictions, we commend
the Representative to the Re-
publicans of the State as the or-
organ oTtruth and living princip-
The Democracy in 1861, after
eight years of unbroken sway left
labor degraded, the country dis-
severed, four millions-of its people
in bondage, and thirty millions
engaged in internecine warfare.
The Democracy depleted the
national arsenals, dismantled the
forts, disbanded the navy, and de-
moralized the army.
A LAY SERMON TO YOUNG
by dr. dio lewis.
Republicanism and Democra-
cy.—The Democracy repealed the
Missouri compromise and enacted
the fugitive slave law to make
The Republicans,abolished sla-
ery and repealed the slave code to
make liberty universal.
The Democracy declared the
union dissolved, and sought to es-
tablish a slave empire.
The Republicans declared the
union indissoluble, established
that declaration by force of arms,
and substituted citizenship for
Now, ladies, I will preach to you
just a little sermon, about an inch
long. I don't often preach, but
in this case nothing but a sermrm
Firstly—You are perfect idiott-
to go on in this way. Your bodies-
are the most beautiful in God'e
creation. In the continental gal-
leries I always saw groups of peo
pie gathered about the pictures of
woman. It was not passion; the
gazers were just as likely to be
women as men; it was because of
the wondrous beauty of a women.
Now stand with me at my office
window and see a lady pass.
There goes one. Now isn't that a
pretty looking object ? A big
hump, three lumps, a wilderness
of crimps and frills, a hauling up
of the dress here and there, an en-
ormous, hideous mass of hair or
bark piled on the top of her head,
surmounted by a little hat, orna-
mented with bits of lace, birds,
etc. The shop windows tell us,
all day long, of the paddings, the
whalebones and the steel springs
which occupy most of the space
within that outside ring.
In the name of the simple and
sweet sentiments which cluster
about a home, I would ask, how
is a man to fall in love with such
a piece of compound, double and
twisted, touch-me-not artificiality,
as you see in that wriggling curi-
Secondly—With that wasp of
a waist, squeezing your stomach,
lungs, liver, and vital organs into
half their natural size, and with
that long tail sweeping on the
ground, how can any man of
sense who knows that life is mad<
up of use, of service, of work, hov
can he take such a partner ? lit
must be desperate indeed to unih
himself for life with such a ftt
tered, half-breathing ornament.
Thirdly—Your bad dress and
lack of exercise lead to bad health,
and men wisely fear that instead
of a helpmate they would get an
invalid to take care of. This bad
health in you, just as in men, will
make the mind as well as the body
fuddled and effeminate. You have
no power, no magnetism. I know
you giggle freely and use big ad-
jectives, such as "splendid," and
"awful," but then this does not
deceive us; we see through it all.
You are superficial, affected, silly:
you have none of that womanly
strength and warmth which are so
assuring and attractive to man.
Why, you have become so child-
ish and weak-minded that yon re-
fuse to wear decent names even,
and insist upon baby names. In-
stead of Helen, Margaret and Eli-
zabeth, you affect Nellie, Maggie
and Lizzie. When your brothers
v ere babies you called them Bob-
by, Dicky and Johnny; but when
they grow up to manhood, no
more of that silly trash, if you
please. I know a v ornar of 25
yrars, and she is as 1 ig as lo*h of
my grandmothers p1 t togeshvr,
u,d her real name i* Catherine,
xnd thovgli h> v braiu is big
enough to cor duct the affairs of
State, she does nothing but gig-
gle, cover up her face with her
fan, and exclaim once in every
four minutes, "Don't now, you
are real mean."
How can a man propose a life-
partnership to such a silly goose.
My dear girls, you must, if you
would gel husbands, and decent
ones, dress in plain, neat and be-
coming garments, and talk like
sensible, earnest sisters.
You say that most sensible men
are crazy after those butterflies of
fashion. I beg your pardon, it is
not so. Occasionally a man of
brilliant success may marry a sil-
ly, weak woman; but to say, as I
have heard women say a hundred
times, that the most sensible men
choose women without sense, is
simply absurd. Nineteen times
in twenty sensible men choose
sensible women. I grant you
that in company they are very
likely to chat and toy with those
over-dressed and forward crea-
tures, but they do not ask them to
the altar with them.
Fourthly—Among the young
men in the matrimonial market,
only a very small number are in-
dependently rich; and in America
such very rarely make good hus-
bands. But the number of those
who are just beginning life, who
are filled with a ncble ambition,
who have t futnr ic 1
Tlrse are ^ovil h.
ucV v ill 1 h y
you to joii; b* r . "•> h;k hey fc.ee
v..u so idle, sl::y, and gorgt ously
attired. Let them see that you
are industrious, economical, with
habits that secure health and
strength, that your life is earnest
and real, that you would be will-
ing to begin at the beginning of
life with the man you would con-
sent to marry, then marriage be-
comes the rule, and not, as now,
Here’s what’s next.
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