The Galveston Representative. (Galveston, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 15, Ed. 1 Saturday, March 16, 1872 Page: 2 of 4
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EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
For President In 1872.
ULYSSES S. GRANT
Subject to the nomination of the National
Republican Convention. .
SATURDAY, MARfH 16, 1872.
paper, edited by Justice Richard
Nelson, in Galveston, has been
revived, and publication com-
menced again on last Saturday.
14: is National Republican in pol-
itics, and we wish Judge Nelson
success in his undertaking. Gal-
veston has long been in need of
a Republican journal, and the
Representative promises to fill the
We thank you for the compli-
ment, and promise to fill the bill.
the coming contest,
In the contest now so rapidly
approaching, and the various
conflicting interests now agi-
tatiug the political elements, it
becomes every voter to consider
well the relative value of each
and every candidate offered by
the respective parties for his
suffrage. Gen. Grant is a tried
and proved hero upon the po-
litical track. That he may have
his superior, as any other vic-
torious general may find upon
comparisons-may be trtie, yet we
doubt jf the opposition can ad-
vance any champion possessing
superior claims to a nation's
gratitude, and one in whom the
people have more confidence.
His policy has never proved ag-
gressive, but on the contrary
has evinced a conciliatory spirit
worthy of a Christian age, and
in accordance with the acknowl-
edged civilization of the rimes
and enlightened measures of a
government which seeks to rule
by just principles, whicli have
been tried and approved iji all
intercourse between all civilized
nations. Notwithstanding all
the abuse heaped upon his ad-
ministration by renegades from
the Republican raaks,. the major-
ity of,the hearts of the .nation
are still with him,, and this will
be proved when, on the 4th of
next March, he renews his seat
for a second term of office as
President of the United States.
The wisest of us are- sometimes
mistaken, but acts speak louder
than words,, and by his acts
President Grant should be*
judged \ mere (defamation, with-
out specific' charges, sustained
by pioof, is as ftrtile as the wind
against a mau&taiu. an/I produce
no effect, either in convincing
or leading the people to sujtain
measures which are directly op-
posed to theirjOTji interests and
the common- weal of all the citi-
zens of this widely spead and
expanding nation. Produce Tour
proof, ye agitators and envious
office seekers, and not till then
will the .nation believe, much less
listen to your windy words of
spleen and malice. If any one
is responsible for the miseries
inflicted upon the country by the
late war it is the Democratic
party, they alone are the crim-
inals, for they caused the svar
and all the suffering which fol-
lowed in its track.
B. Rush Plumly and several
others, have been indicted and
put under bond for trial because
they found an indictment against
the sweet scented "nigger" kel-
son of Galveston.—Sentinel.
Not so. They were found un-
der the Civil Rights bill, article
The State Journal says t\at
Gov. E. J, Davis has returned to
We suppose he is tired of run-
ning about, evading the law, and
concluded to take the desperate
chances of a trial. Or, perhaps
lie procured an order from old
"Useless" for the authorities not
to try him.—Sentinel.
You are slightly mistaken, the
Governor lias always been ready
for trial. This must be a diesiral
w^itli you, Mr. Sentinel.' ' *
The New York Times, of Janu-
ary 24tfi, contains a long eulo-
gistic article in favor of the Grant
administration, and sixteen thou-
sand copies of that number o±
the paper have been sent to the
folding-room of the House of
Representatives, to be folded and
placed in wrappers at govern-
ment expense. This is one of the
contingent outlays which deplete
the treasury and rob the people.
Kansas City Times.
What are the Democrats doing-
now. with Sehurz speeches h
Negroes Becoming Demo-
crats.—The Savannah Republi-
can mentions the recent election
of Cal. Styles to. the Senate of
that State as a very significant
fact. Cal. S. was a Democratic
nominee^ and was opposed early
by an independent Democratic
candidate, who expected to get
the negro vote. The negroes had
3000 to 4000 majority in the dis-
trict, and yet the Radicals did
not nominate a candidate, but
voted for the independent Demo-
crat, hoping to defeat the'Demo-
cratic nominee; But the result
was that the Democratic nominee
received nearly all the negro-
voters and was elected by a hand-
some majority. Here, says the'
Republican, " is a straw from
which, the political managers at
Washington may determine the
direction of the political wind
in the South. The truth is, since
the negro has found out, under,
his Radical experience, the real
value to him of politics, he cares
nothing for elections, and if he
cares nothing for elections, and
if lie votes at all hereafter it will
be as a Southern man, equally
interested with the whites in
good, honest government, which
lie knows he can never get at
the hands of the Radicals." The
colored voters of Texas have
been slow to learn this lesson,
but they can not be deceived and
misled always.—Gal. News.
Whenever the Democrats will
swear to accord to the colored
man every civil and political right
that they now enjoy, and not un-
til then, should they ask the color-
ed voters of the South to vote
Coming Political Events—The
dates of the most important po-
litical events for some months to
come, so far as announced, are
March 15. Election of State
Senator, Fourth District, Penn-
March 29. State Republican
A.pril 1. State election, Con-
April 2. State election, Rhode
April 10. State Republican
April 10. State Republican
Convention, of Pennsylvania.
April 10. National Convention
colored men, New Orleans, La.
April 17. §tate Republican
Convention, North Carolina.
April 23. State Reform Con-
April 25- State election-, Va.
May 1. Connecticut Legisla-
ture meets at New Haven.
May 6. National Liberal Re-
publican Meeting Cincinnati.
May 7. Election, Idaho Ter.
May 22. State Republican Con-
June 5. National Republican
June 11. State Republican Con-
Prom tlio Houston Union.
Civil Rights Association.
The National Civil Rights As-
sociation met, in compliance with
a call of President James Green,
for a more thorough organization,
and to complete the election of
officers. The President stated'
the objects of the meeting and
appointed E. Carter Secretary pro
tern. After reading the action of
the Southern States Convention
which met in Columbus, S C.,
and the constitution, regulation &
and documents relating to the
Association, the President in-
formed the meeting that nomi-
nations for First and Second
Vice-Presidents: were in older.
Messrs. R. Allen and T. Bush
were elected Vice-Presidents,. E.
Carter was. elected Secretary, Qi.
A. C. Todd Assistant Secretary,
and Reuben Williams Treasurer.
R. Allen, Esq., introduced the
following resolutions, which were
Resolved, That the President
be authorized to call a meeting
of the Association to meet on the
14th day of this month to elect
delegates to the Houston State
Resolved, That all persons
friendly to the cause are respect-
fully invited to participate.
Said meeting to be held at a
place designated by.the twelve
initiations. The meeting ad-
CIVIL, RIGHTS MEMORIAL..
FliOM LIBERTY COUNTY.
Petition to the Honarable Senate and House of
Representatives in Congrese assembled;
t We the undersigned, citizens of the
State of Texas and of the United States
of America, are constantly denied the
privileges and enjoyment of the riglits
to which that name entitles ns.
We are continually subject to all
manner of inconveniences, annoyances
and indignities, which the ever fertile
brain of our persecutors are expedient
We arc ever refused admittance to
hotels, barber-shops, and all public
places of instruction and amusement,
and are ever denied our legitimate
rights by that stereotyped public ser-
vant, tlip common carrier.
Which unjust tyrannical proscription
deters those of our own race who are
competent and willing to. instruct us,
from residing in our midst, thereby vir-
tually relinquishing us to the tender
mercies of those who scorn us as they
would a venomous reptile which lay in
their path. We, therefore, respectfully
pray your honorable body to pass the
bill now pending betore you and known
as the "Supplementary Civil Rights
We have the honor to subscribe our-
selves, your obedient servant,
M. H. Reynolds, Liberty, Liberty Co,
Rev. Sep. Bauedwin, Justice 'of the
Peace Precinct No. 4,
Robt. Baldwin, Pastor Baptist Church,
Rev. All'. a. Venable, Presiding Elder
Thornton Hantly, Acting Bailiff Pre-
cinct No. 4.
C. W. Harris, Principal, of Dist. School,
Henry Jones, Shay Lockhart,
John Banks, A J Shortwell,
Early Evans, John Blanks,
Wesly P Stone, Amanda Jackson,
Jacob Smith, Levi Martin,.
Jerry Davis, Daniel Davis,
Sol Williams, Lemuel Jones,
Sanil Green, Fred Autoine,
Henry Moore, Samuel Davis,
Jesse Pavory, Richard Adams,
Cato Grant, Wm Grace,
Richard Adams, Clias Tarka,
Chas Brooks, Wilbrom Varner,
Clias Williams, Joseph Maleomb,
Tilman Arliue, Benjamin Sliafer,
Joseph Allen, Adam Robinson,
Edmond Varner, Joliu Neil,
James Peters, John Nisby,
Wm Rouse, Jesse Williams.
-I, J. O. Shelby, Notary Public for the
County of Liberty and State of Texas, ,
do hereby certify that the above and
foregoing memorial was signed, sealed,
and delivered for the purposes and con-
sideration set forth and contained in
said petition, and 1 do further certify
that the parties whose urines are ap-
pended thereunto are to 1110 well known,
and. consist of the best and' most re-
spectable of my fellow-citizens.
To certify to which I have
|'Ls I hereunto- signed my name of
\ ' ) ficially at? my office in the Towo<
antL County of Liberty.
J. O: Shelby,
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