The Eastern Texian (San Augustine, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 42, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 30, 1858 Page: 1 of 4
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Editor and Publisher.
E N D E N T
SAN AUGUSTINE, TEXAS, SATURDAY,
A left Place.
THE COHVICr'8 DAUGHTER:
THE EASTERN TEXIAN,
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will be Mt oal of.the Cotfttj, <ex-
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fifty re . Mftnn
C a rim—Of one square, per annum $10 00
Liber*! deductions made for adwtisemMits ol
greater length, wd to prrsons adTertising by
the y#M* or quarterly.
N«>ticks oi'0ani> d*tw—For ®r ®>8tru!l
offices. tea dtdlnrs For Coantyoffioee fire
«# We will bo onmp^fW to decline legal ad-
■I r ■ ijinimrmTn nnlesa n^d for in *dtance
iS^Oli WOKK, of e*«ry description.will
fee neatly, ebeaply, and'axpediioualy executed
It the TtJtian Office.
WEUNtSOAY MORNING JaBan'?, 2V
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[From Last Satcrdat's Extra. J
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Apologetic.—-We are under the ne-
cessity this week of issuing a half sheet.
Under ordinary circumstances our pa-
}icr would have been received more
|han a week ago, as it has been in
Grand Beorc for some time.- 3f*he un-
paralleled condition of the roads has
it being received. We
oar sttbseriiiera that
not a number of the pa-
per, and is fitfitislied d\ira, at OWf own
From Awn*.—Our friend Dr. Fall,
Senator from Nacogdoches, has laid us
untjfcr obligations again, for a report of
the proceedings of the Austin Conven-
Iw r, held on the 8th imH, We have
not sjWiec sufficient for the report in
tins issue The nominees are as fol-
lows: w . ' <■■■* 3 ■
¥ r Chief Justice, H« T. Wheeler of
<l^vesto«. rt- :i~A' """
F«*r Associate Justice, C. W« Buck-
ley, of Fort Bend.
For Attorney General, M. D.
ham, ttf Rusk.
For Treasurer, C. II. Randolph, of
For Comptroller, C. It. Johns, of
Lieut. Randall, IT. S. A., re*
candy stationed in Arizonia, returned
on Thursday's stage to his old home
on a visit. lie placed us under obliga-
tions for a full file of Xcw Orleans pa-
jjers. His furlough, we believe, is for
h month or two, and we earnestly hope
lie may ttnd tlte society of his old friends
as agreeable as in former years
The following narrative is borrowed
from the interesting work of M. Mau-
rice Alhdv, on the COavict prisons of
It is ootne years; says this writer,
since I passed several months in the
town of Kochcfort. It became my daily
habit to wttlk in the gloomy avenuesf df
the public gardens, and there I used to
watch the convicts as^ they worked in
nairs, carrying heavy burdens^ find
It will be seen, by referring to
the advertisements, that the Masonic
Male School will open its next session
on Monday next, under charge of
i'roff. Bewley. It is always to the in-
terest of pupil# to commence the first
day of the session, so as to be up with
WSU la consequence of high water
the stage was detained beyond the Sa-
bine for near a week, leaving us with
out mails. In every direction the
streams have been higher than for
years, while the roads arc abnost im-
passible with mud. Sabine river is in
boating order, and is likely to con-
ine so tfll late in the Spring. Plant-
* and merchants cannot do better
m ship their cotton by this route.—
ie high rate of insurance is now the
incipa! barrier to the successful nav-
ition of this stream. Could not tiie
>ple of Galveston do something to
re our river in this respect, and
jfercby secure the trade to their city.
We received intelligence this
brning, through the mail, that Ex-
icskient Anson Jones committed sui-
lie in Iiouaton, on the 9th in3t.
p The chief item-of news from the
Ijhmus Utile•uttooneemeut of the sur-
Inder of Col, Frank Anifessou to tire Uni-
Li|^tates steam frigate Su«juctiftua^
of beffg1 jiflbwed to escajje for a few
hourstfrotti the pestilential atmosphere
of the prison. I had. remarked a ytJung
girl, who passed before me several
times, casting an anxious and longing
look toward the building in which the
ropewalks were carried on. The yotlug
girl wore the Vendean costume. £?he
seated herself upon a bench under the
trees, and remained apparently lost in
thought. I approached and recognized
her. I had seen her the preceding eve-
ning at the house of the gate-keeper,
and liad been informed of the object of
The young girl was engaged to be
married, and her fath r was in the con-
vict prison. Eutrope, the peasant to
whom she was betrothed, was acquaint-
ed with the guilt of his future father-in
law, for the same village had been their
home. He was conscious how much he
might lose in the esteem of others, by
marrying tli€; daughter of* a convict;
but Tiennettc was beloved, and Eu
trope's afTection for' her made him shut
his eyes to the ]>ossibility that any
painful results might arise from their
He wished to marry the companion
of his childhood; but he desired that
this fath£r, who in the eyes of the law
was dead; who had no longer any right
over his aflttghterf and whose remem-
brance it was well M slitftild be
spoken of no uor& Tiennettc loved
Iter father* aud th#£tfntcmpt with which
otliers rt-jfflfd*#! Hits author of her day
only the fond affection of his
daughter. She was desirous that he
should sign her marriage contract, rfrrt*
bestow upon her a father's Mcssitfg.--
Eutrope had long resisted this wish of
Tiennettc ; he still objected the step
she proposed to take ; tfffd it Was wit|
an unwilling heart he $it
Urd- her the journey to Roohcrttft. fCfttrope
was a Wdl looking youth, with frank
and open manners, and of a prepossess-
ing appearance. It was not iGtog be-
fore he joined us, after making some
purchases which had detained him ffff
awhile from his betrtfthe'd*
I took upon myself to interpret to
him the wishes of Tienette. I told
Eutrope that a father is never guilty in
the eyes of his daughter ; that no laws,
judges or juries can unloose the ties of
nature; and the filial piety wi' Tien-
nettc ought to be considered by him as
a precious pledge of the viftues of his,
future wife. The girl did not speak,
but her eyes were fastened on the coun-
tenance of Eutrope. She watched its
every movement as if to gather from
them his acquiescence in her desire.—
Eutrope listened to me with his eyes
fixed upon the ground. When I had
done speaking, he made me no reply,
offered no objection, but took the arm
of Tiennettc within his own. and to-
gether the young couple turned their
stepa towards the prison.
I followed them and the poor girl",
who seemed to consider my presence as
useful in conurmmg the vascillating
resolutions of her ipver, encouraged me
by her looks to remain with them. We
found on our arrival that tug aged con-
vict had been ill for some days he was
no longer in the prison, but had been
conveyed to the hospital. Wc silently
traversed the long court and mounted
the staircase. When we reached the
entrance of the wards the young girl
trembled violently, and her heart seem-
ed to sink within her. ' Eutrope and
Tiennettc were permitted to approach
the prisoner's bed ; but I was refused
admittance by the turnkey, and I could
only sec from a distance the remainder
of this touching scene. At the foot of
the convict's bed stood Eutrope ; while
Tiennptte approached her father with
an# expression of fearfulncss which she
vainly strove to conceal. He raised
his languid head, turned his dimned
eye upon his child, and a faint smile
passed over his sunburnt countenance.
The turnkey, who had introduced the
young people into the Avard, remained
gazing upon the scene ; a good sister of
charity supported the sick man; he
took a pen which was handed him, and
glanced Over the inamag© contract
which had been prepared beforehand.,
and wrote beneath it his dishonored;
name. Then stretching towards Tieu
nette his wasted arms, he clasped her
to his bosom. The movement he made
in doing so shook his chain, one link of
which restdd in the hand of Eutrope,
who looked at it with a bewildered
stare, whilst another rustled against the
dress of Tiennettc, whose teai's fell up-
on the rusty iron: The head of the dy-
ing nmn soon stifak oncC more upon Ids
pillow. TionnCttc took advantage ttf
this moment to glide her trembling lu
lit turned to lead the way out
of the room, and the anxious glances
she fixed upon him betrayed to me
alone the poor girl's secret differing to
her father. Eutrope,- vriid seemed ill
at ease, made a sign to Tiennette, a tic!
they both went slowly out, with down-
cast looks. When tllty bad reached
the foot of the staircase which led to
the wards, the young girl said to Eu-
trope, " the step we have now taken
will bring us a blessing." They then
entered together the.chapel of the civil
hospital, offered up H shtfft prayer,
bade me farewell, and mounted a little
cart which bore them back to their na-
Yes, God bless thee, poor maiden,<
who did'st not forsake the author df
thy days, nor think that his guilt had
broken every tie whieii subsisted be-
tween thee and him. Thy children
will pay to thy virtues the dutiful hdiii-
age with which thou hast not feared to
honor a guilty father/"
Trw Wrfw# of Omah Fasiia.—Sev-
eral fYeneh journals haVe annoiufe'ed
the presence in Paris the divo'i^'&l
wife of Omar Paslia', the following de-
tails of her career arc given in the Pa
" She was born in Reps, Transylva-
nia, and was sent at the age of eleven
to one of the best boarding schools in
Bucliarcst. Some lessons on the piano
developed wonderful musical powers,
and at the nge of fifteen she possessed
a remarkable' teflent off that instrument.
It Was at thei period t^at Omar Paslia,
Who then wffs the ntffitary commandant
,i?f Wallachiii; met the young lady at a
Soiree, and being very fond of music
fell in love with her, and subsequently
married her. She was then compelled
to submit to Mussulman habits; the
iristian became quite a Khanoun,
(Titeb Woinnn.) never left. the house
cxcejyf and attended ; but, con-
trary fo' oriental habits, accompanied
her husband ifr his warlike expeditions.
She was grftfrtly delighted with the
gkrrv of his arms, and coji'qwsed tri-
flinphal marches, which were flitted by
the Turkish moments when ift! battle.
The only chilu born from this" marriage
having died. ftrtif an accident', Oirfar
Pasha hd]^$ by d new tinioifi to hait'6"
an heir, and, perhaps, also, to' attach'
himself to the Turkish party, and hft
therefore demanded jn marriage £fi6*
daughter tft Hafiz ra^ia, its' chief.—
" jta'telsffri! in the hafcm," Ire said to his
wife ; btft she was too prc/tid to accept
a condition so unworthy of her, and de-
manded a divorce, which was granted,
and she has come to seek an honorable
asylum in France. This lady fi only
about twenty-three years of age. She
contemplates giving public concerts in
Paris, ahd it is said that she would,
had it not been for the interference of
Lady Canning, have made London the
scene of her performances."
"Nobody but a Printer.—Such tfas
the sneering remark of a person residing
not a thousand miles from the door ot
our sanctum, in referring to the pro-,
fession we follow with pride. "Nobody
but a printer," in sooth! It makes our
blood run rampant through our veins to
hear such expressions from the lips of
those nursed on republican soil. "No-
body bitf a printer, anyhow 1" What
was Bejamin Franklin ? "Noboby but
a printer." What sas William Caxton
one of the fathers of literature ? " No-
body but a printer." Wh$t was
Bigler of Pennsylvania, and Gov. x>ig-
ler of California ? "Nobody but
printe/s." Geo. P. Morris, of N. P.
Willis, Joseph Gales, Charles Richard
James Harper, Horace Greely, Bayard
Taylor, Robert Sears, Charles Dickens,
M. Thiers, Douglas Jerrold, Geo. D.
Prentice, and Senators Dix, Cameron
and Niles ? "Nobody but printers I"
And last though not least, what was
Buchanan who occupies the most en-
viable position on earth? "Nobody
but a printer." One thing is evident:
every person that chooses can't be a
printer. Brains are necessary.
"I was down to see the widow f$s:
terday," said Tim's uncle, "and she
gave me back bones for dituier. I went
down early in the morning; we talked
and laughed, and chatted and run on,
$hc going out and in occasionally to see
to things till dinner was ready when
she helped me graciously to back bones.
Now I thought that. Tim, rather favor-
able. I took it as a symptom of person-
al approbation, because "everybody
knows I love back-bones, and I flatter-
ed myself she had cooked them on
purpose for me. So I grew particu-
larly cheerful; and I could see it in her
too. So alter dinner while sitting
close beside the widow I fancied wo
both felt comfortable, like—I know I
did? I felt that I had fallen over head
and ejti'S and heart in love with her, and
I intaginckl 1'rdm the way she looked
ghe had fallen teeth and toe-nails in
love ith me. She appeared just for
tfll the tfdrld likd £hd thought I Was a
going td court her. Presently I couldn't
help, it I laid my head softly on her
beautifiil shoulder, and I remarked
when I liad placed it there in my bland-
est tOntfs, Tim, for I tried to throw my
it hole soul into the expression I re-
marked then with my eyes pouring love
truth and fidelity right into her, "Wid-
ow, this is the nicest and softest place
I ever had my hand in all my life."
Lddktffg benevolently at me, and at
the same flushing up a little she said in
melting itfrd warning tones : "Doctor
girfe me y6Wf hand and I'll pot it on a
much softer place "
Frugality is founded on the principle
that all riches have limits.
and burst into a laugh that's ringing
ill my cars yet. ^
Now, Tint','I htffe'n't t(M flits ro d
living soul bfit you,' a,lid bv jinks ! yotf
musteirt, but 1 6ouldcn't hold it any
longer so I tell you, but iniud it mustn't
go any further/' , ...
\ffi: Y. Spirit of Ifle times.
Bio Smell.—To hear Go ugh tell the
drugger story is worth a quarter any
time. The staryis a capital one, but
it takes the i$ff? to telI it'.' This he
does in such words as these:
A long, lean gaiit Yankee entered a
drug store and asked ; .
"Be you the drugger?''
"Well I/sposc so, I sell drugs."
"Wall hav you got any of this here
scenting stuff as the gals put on there
"Wall our Sal's gwtuc to get mar-
ried and she gin me rihiepcncc and told
me to invest the hull 'mount in scentin
stuff, so')$ to make her sweet, if I could
find sonic to suit; so, if you've a mind
I'll jist smell round!"
. The Yankee smelled round without
feeing sir it fc'rf .nWtil the drugger got tired
of hiui ; anxf taking down a bottle of
harts-horn, said :
"I've got a scentin stuff that will
suit you. A single drop Oh a hanker-
cWSf fo'r tfeftks antf you' can't
v?astc it out; but to get the strength of
it you must take a good big smell."
'Is that so. Mister ? Wall, jis? h'old
oh a minute till I get my breath ; and
when I say now yotif put it under my
The harts-horn of coursc knockcd the
Yankee down, as liquor lias done many
a mfoiV. Do you suppose he got trj$ Sttxf
smelt again, as the drunkard does ?
he, but doubling up his fist he said :
"You1 ffiade me sinell that tarnal ever-
lasting stuff Mister and now Hi make
you smell fire and brimstone I"
[Harper for July.
How They Got Into tfrfe Minstrels.
The Springfield (Mass.) papers tell how
a party heard the ministrels, preform-
ing in that city, cheap. Said one of
them to the door-keeper :
"Just count the number of these fel-
lows as they go in."
In they went—the door-keeper count-
ed round dozen.
"Have you £<>t the number ?"
"Yes, sir, you'll maJcp thirteen."
"Oh certainly—nothing more C?rrc£*>
said' the other. Then pulling out a
well-worn pocket-book, and fumbling
among some papers awhile, remarked :
"There, I perceive I haven't quite
enough—I'll just step across the way,
and be with you in a jiffy."
And so he did, but the night was some-
what foggy and the fellow diden't find
his way back.
The lucky dozen, however, heard the
, The most comu
actef proceed from those
whonf the affections are
stinking , example replete Wfi
pathos which lies too deep for tears, la
found irf ill# story chronicled by John of
Bromiori,' df the mother of Thomas a
Bkecket. Ilia father Gijbert a Becket
Crusades oy'aWyfldii Einir and held
for a considerable period in a kind of
horrible captivity. A daughter of the
Emir saw him at lie? far.ther's table,
heard him converse, fell iri'
. t «huM-
cnt of the JSfi
ill London 1
I a banker
yoffl^ C stiaii, wWi
him, and ofiered to arrange the meanV one-half of his father's fortiinii' . The
by which both might escape to Europe, father, much alarmed, flew to his law-,
rn_—j - yer to inquire whether such a law wa*
really in existence. ^rfhe lawyer's an !
The project only partly succeded, he es-
caped but she was left behind. Soon
afterwards however she contrived, to
elude her attendants, and after many
marvelous adventures by sea and land
arrived in England, knowing but two
English words, London and Gilbert.
By constantly repeating the first she
walked from street to street crying, as
she went, Gilbert, Gilbert. She at last
came to the street in which her lover
lived; the mob and the name attracted
the attention of a servant in the house.
Gilbert recognised her, and tliey were
married. We doubt if any poet, if
even Chaucer,'imaginative as he was,,
ever conceived sentiment in a form so,
vital and primary as it is realized iri!
, Is it Coldest Just Before Day?—
There is a theory among some that T
coldest part of a cold night is4Just be-
fore day. Aith6i%ti* this is riot inva-
riably the case yet from some experi
ence formerly had with night rides
when in the practice of physic, we are
irfelined to think that it is generall\;
Che cdse that there is a pretty colcl
pbint a little before sunrise.
Bishop Whately has made som^ re-
mftl'k upon this subject which we &>'py
for those of our readers who may feel
curious on such questions. Some say-
says he, that the earth is gradually cook-
ing after the sun has set and consequent-
ly £fte cold-must have fetched its height'
just before the return of the sun. This
theory sounds plausible but he thinks
docs not gradually increase during the
night, but the temperature grows alter-
nately warmer, and colder, according
ds tlffc' £kf is crowded or 616ar. All wfc)1
have been ar^tfstontfi'd to night traveling
must have often experienc'ed'mauy such
alternations in a single night—and they
also iind that thi cold at day br6'ak
comes oil very suddenly so much so
that it catches the earth Worms, which,
On mild lliglifs ffe out of their holes.
You may often see a whole plat strew-
ed with their frozen bodies on a frosty
morning. If the cold had not come
suddently they would have had time to
withdraw to their holes. And any-
one who is accustomed to go out before
daylight will often in the winter or
in the fall find the roads full of liquid
mud. half an hour before dawn, and at
sunrise as hard as a rock*."
" Ydtt mtay do so Again."—The fol-
ding embraces a very exquisite les-
son on gentility : "
A gentMman from' F&feton chanced to
find tiirtiself among a liul6" party of la-
die's, away down cdfct, last summfef,
!i?ftftl, while in th^'enjoyment of sotrife'ih-
liocent sobiftl play, lie carcle<?5ty placed
Iris armfs ^b'out the slender waist of as
pretty a damsel as Maine can boast of,
when she started and exclaimed :: " B'b
done, sir ! don't insult me!" The gen-
tleman instantly apologized for the
seeming rudeness, and assured the half
offended fail1 one that he did notitttehtl
to insult her/
No! " $he replied archly ; " well, if
didn't, you may do so again / "
Best Work op the Season.—Wm.
L. Jackson, Esq., of " Jackson's Point
Plantations," boasts of eighteen bales
of cotton to theiiandV, " When he has
opened all his optiient domain?' says
the Concordia Intelligencer, " we,cot-
ton market will stand a chaucc df' be-
What is a clerical error?
a- tlipep hours' sermon,
Little localized powers, and little
narrow streaks of specialized knowl-
Preaching edge, are things men arc very apt to
be conceited about.
Mail J' of the
brightest virtue^ ?i'C
must be night, or they
cannot shine. Without suffering there
could be no fortitude, no patience, no
compassion, no sympathy.
I look upon the simple and childish
virtue of veracity and honesty, as the
root of all that is sublime in character.
Speak as you think, be what you arc,
pay your debts of all kinds.
It \va9 a maxim of Gdn'. jJaekson, "Take
time to deliberate ; bin when lt*i* U6ur for
scuou arrives, fctofy tljink'm r"
the son replied,],
not intend Jf) give
ing to Mlaw he
' be enti'^iJ.t^'.
guineas he would
whi^h he could fr
you to;?do6ec«h^ Cliri^an^
also, and tne law will not mmkk you to-
The Jew hurriedly seized his hat and
left the lawyer without any further re-*
A Bjiace of perplexed Darkies.—
The Sdvanhah Republican t^ls the fol-
lowing: ( .. .y.n .
Yesterday.,;^, (two athkMc negnocs
were engaged in tumbling IKout tf^lc
of cotton on .^i^.ao^, a mystenous
:yoi<;e.i ajipearinj^ td' tfroeed , froift the
fnteffor of the bSSe efetajine^,;,; ••
"Bress dc Lord, who' ^iatt?, Wliar
yoii ?" exclaimed one of tljje darkies, as
l?o'th' let go' their hold and stood
aighast.' . • -
"Inside d"e bale," responded the
voice.'. - . ... % ,
"Joe," f6joinM 6Ac of tiie negroes fA'
his companion,."de IJefeil is about, sure,
and then cjcftl^e^hig' hiinselif somewhat,
he addressed the sewed man: "How
you coMe thai* ?" , ,,
"Put rrt (fer at the plantation, make
out the laSi bate," replied the voice m-
side," | ....
"I golly, Joe, you licai'^#?' What
'11 buckra mail do next ? Well you'se
got to' go along wid d'e bate to dc cot-
on press andyo u will (be packed den,
sure," said one of Hie kiiiglits of the
hook, and both get* to' woi'k again dt
rfleir job.' - r t. .
Just.tlicff loud ci'i^s oSf "Murder!
Murder!!" proceeded' from the bale,
when the darkies, convinced that "de
Debil was really about" dropped every-
thin^ and took fo tlieii^ heels.
The comedy was highly enjoyed by
some friends who were standing around
\fit1v SignOr Blitz who had gone down
to look after a c^ge of, canaries' that
come out by the Flonda.'
A tall slap sided Yankee, who
making his appcarapCe at Cape M«^y,
last summer, strolled down oir the beach
during bathing timc.' O'n seeing the bevy
of beauties sportiiig in the waves, he
burst into a fit olF enthusiasm :
"Je-ru-sc-lem! if that does not remind
me of sometliirt'g gdod we hilve to HUtni"
"What is it?" I'eiWirkcd a friend'.' ..
" What is it?"said Jonathan', snifter-
ing hi's lips, "Whs it is lasses -.and wa-
ter1!" . • - _ * ■>—
Woman's Lauoh.—A wouian has iir>
grace n^ife ljcwitchinir , thin a ^fteet
laugh.' It leaps fr6ni< her heart iii'a
clcar, sparkling fill j ^'iid the heart tliat
hcars it feeli?
wc are traveling, it touchy with light1
even our sleep whitjlt' is no' nfore the
image of death bti'l? ^oVi^umed with
dreams that arc tlfb shadows ofimmor"
Pa, di^t you wlup' nfb . for biti'na
my ( . .
him verrv much. Well then vouioiij$t to'
i 'It. JL A- - . ^ •!'
?" Yes my chi
whip tnama's mu$e teacher too, for he
bit her yesterday, right in the moutti ;:
and I know it hurt her, b^lfeiuseshe pht
her arms around his neck arlft trhkl for'
chokc u M.
"Please, sir," said a little
ttas swooping thocrossings for; i living
you have given me a bad periHyV'. "Oh,
no consequence at all," replied the be-
nevolent giver, "keep it for yoiir hon-
eaty." /. 'r''~
"O Mary, my heart is breaking.'' "I??
it, indeed, Mr, Clbsefist ? So much the
better for you." " Why, my idol?" ''Be-
cause, when it is broken out and oiit,
you may sell the pieces for gtmftiutV
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King, George W. The Eastern Texian (San Augustine, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 42, Ed. 1 Saturday, January 30, 1858, newspaper, January 30, 1858; San Augustine, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth233694/m1/1/: accessed October 22, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.