Weekly Democratic Statesman. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 15, Ed. 1 Thursday, November 9, 1871 Page: 1 of 4
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Tlie Executive Committee.
The Central and Senatorial Executive Com-
mittee chosen by the Democratic State Con-
vention are as follows :
A. S. WALKER Chairmas.
II. D. BOWER." JOHN D. ELLIOTT
W. M. WALTON B. G. SN'EED.
Central Executive Committee.
1st District. K. B. Pickett Liberty.
8. B. Bewley San Augustine
T. R. Bonner Rusk.
James W. Ewing Palestine.
James H. Jones Henderson.
J. P. Douglas Tyler.
James W. Pope Marshall.
II. P. Mabry Jefferson.
W. B. Wright Clarksville
Wo. A. Wortham Hopkins.
S. B. Maxey Paris.
R. L. Fulton Galveston.
P. E. Peareson Richmond.
J. W. Henderson Hauston.
J. SI. Maxcy Huntsville.
Seth Sheppard Breaham.
G. J. Goodwin Bryan.
A. W. Terrel Calvert.
Capt. George Clark Waco.
C. M. Winkler Corsicana.
John Hanna Dallas.
E. T. Broughton Sherman.
W. E. Hughes Weatherford
R. M. Forbes Calhoun.
Wells Thompson Columbus.
J. D. Sayers Bastrop.
W. D. S. Cook Gonzales.
J. W. Posey Georgetown.
C. Upson San Antonio.
J. B. CarpenterCorpus Christi
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AUSTIN TEXAS THURSDxVY NOVEMBER 9 1S71.
"Republican State Executive
The above committee met on the 23d
of October. Mr. Morrison was the first
speaker upon the occasion. It was said
to be au exceedingly harmonious meet
ing. Of course this means politically;
roguc3 generally act closely in concert
forvillainy requires such action. It met
as a committee but in truth acted the
part of a convention
The memorial says they have care
fully considered the measures which will
be most conducive to the future sta
ty and success of tnc great party they
represent and rccommcud a list of
resolutions for its guidance
Resolution first says it is of the
highest importance that an efficient
registration law should be passed but
only calls upon the members who rep-
resent the "loyal" constituency to sup-
port it. If by loyal they mean those
who honestly represent the supporters
of the corrupt State Government they
will have but a very Email number of
Resolution second leads cut with the
idea that a very high regard is paid to
the interests of the people of the State
at large and that this interest calls for
a new apportionment. Who ever heard
of such an absurdity !
Resolution third admits that there is
no use now for so many judicial dig
tricts and recommends they be reduced
to twenty. The fact is some district
judges are wanted out of the way and
as Davi3 has no blank resignatious
signed by them this is to be the dodge.
Resolution five says:
Resolved That the policy of the present
State administration upon the questi:n of
encouragement to internal improvement in
the subsidizing of grand trunk lines of rail-
way having met the cordial endorsement of
the leading financiers and statesmen of Eu-
rope and America we respectfully recom-
mend a continuance of the came enlightened
and progressive policy to judiciously selected
maia trunk lines and insist that the public
faith pledged bv the representatives of the
people shall never be violated. That all the
rights privileges and franchises granted un-
der their various acts should remain intact
and we do hereby denounce auy attempt to
curtail or repudiate in any manner form or
shape any obligation incurred by toe State
for any measure whatever.
This is the State document which is
to knock the shine out of all othecs.
The people are groaning under heavy
taxation and have disapproved of the
course of the Legislature; yet as their
course has been approved of by men else
where who wish to use the party they
advise the same "enlightened end pro-
gressive policy'' to be continued in
Resolution six regrets there has not
been the same advancement in this
State as in the Northwest. They know
that their infamous tax laws keep hun
dreds of thousands from coming to
We Lave not heard of either Dr. R. this State
K. Smith R. A. Mill? or Tom Ocbil Resolution seven says Texas can
tree stealing anything from the State build up a credit for herself abroad
since their late advent to the capital. We know that; it used to have it and
would have it again if the scoundrels
"Who will be the next Democratic nomi- . nfTnlra n-ow mi. nf
nte iur toe presidency. uousiou uniuu.
TO THE DEMOCRACY OF TEXAS.
The Democratic State Convention that as-
sembled in Austin last January after the
adoption of its platform passed the follow-
"Saolved That the Central Executive
Committee be and they are hereby in-
mructed to take immediate steps to raise by
joint stock or otherwise a fund and at the
earliest possible time establish a central
organ to be under the control of a committee
of three to be selected by the Central Com-
mittee. Which resolution was adopted."
A meeting of the State Executive Com-
mittee was held in the city of Austin subse-
quent to the adjournment of the Convention
at which meetingjbe State Executive Com-
mittee passed a resolution directing the four
resident members of the Central Executive
Committee in Austin and the Chairman to
carry out the resolution of the Convention
by the establishment of a Central Demo-
In accordance with the resolution of the
Convention and of the Executive Committee
at large the undersigned report that they
have entered into arrangements with the
" Statesman Publishing Company" to publish
a Democratic newspaper ia Austin to be
styled the Democrat 10 Statesman which
paper will be sound in its support of Demo-
cratic Doctrine. Under the management of
editors counseling with a competent com-
mittee the undersigned trust that the paper
will in all respects meet with the approba-
tion and support of the Democracy of Texas.
We earnestly solicit for the interests of
ths party that every member of the Demo-
cratic" Executive Committee and Democrats
at large use their influence to extend the
circulation of the paper.
A. S. WALKER
Chairman Democratic State Ex. Com.
S. G. S.NESD
Wm. M. Waltos I Central Committee.
H. H. Bowers j
Austin Texas July 20 1871.
The Democratic tnlrnnian haa the
larcm bona-litlc circulation in both city
tins' country of AX V paper published al
We are in favor of the new depar-
ture that of Kewconib from Texas
provided he never comes back again.
The man who is destined to be the
next President of the United States.
Do you see ?
office. Dishonesty is what has ruined
the credit of the State. It is recom-
mended by the committee
"The immediate payment of every just and
equitable outstanding claim against the
We would like to see this done too
Newcomb has gone to Washington
it is supposed to understand whether
he will be supported in issuing false but know that the present administra
certificates. Was there over a more tion will not do it. We do not call the
infamous man? Yes ; E. J. Davis. issuing of bonds a payment of the
. 1 .t f . T- 1 " 1 jt
Since the Ueam Ot tUO uauicai pany We recommend the funding of the entire
ill Texas it is amnsinsr to witness the debt of the State in bonds of sufficient in-
. in? .i T I vcrca. amo tu tuuiuiuuu iuu luuuucuio ut iuc
Diusterings ana irauus oi me iavis at C8 pitaii3t3 who geck ft sure and safe in
tMexandcr Ring to resuscitate the lie- vestment. There 13 no reason why the bonds
r 111 -v- . : :. .i 1 1 of thi3 Slate should not be us eagerly sought
usip it is ut.m uuu
Another writ of habeas corpus was
granted by Judge Duval on Monday in
favor of F. C. Oliver confiued by mili
tary authority in Limestone county.
It is like the former in favor of Ste-
gall returnable at once.
by this class as those of the Uoiud States.7'
We know there is a reasou why they
will not be sought in the market. This
game has already been tried and
meets with no favor. Capitalists do
not feel inclined to make contract
with such men.
"We recommend tho nppointmo .t of a com
petent financial agent whose duty shall be
to negotiate tho bonds of the State under tho
nomoornov did iu worst and the result instructions ot lue Uoveruor and with such
has convinced it that there is no use in naak- compensation as may be deemed auvi3ble."
Kg another set eaort.-douston Union. jj cyimslXm yc a.lv;e thom
11T . 1 . a I
i.oiiKoai least 10 see an enemy 0 j j- . vuwt.oml ro
speak out boldly as the above; The commcnJatIon fr()K1 0ov I)av; t .
Democracy are convinced that there fitreeLand tr to msit. tl. at
ia not much use in making an effort if Qur financM are ina tmiUo conait;n
such unprincipled men as Davis and but seli YOur lollls if Y0U a1 for
Force versus Reasou.
We have private letters from Grocs-
beck in our hands received by a gen-
tleman in this city from which we are
allowed to cull tho following facts.
One of these letters gives an account
of lawlessness committed by the State
troops now in Limestone county. Capt.
Wil!iani3 who commands a company
of State Police at Springfield sent two
negroes of his company to Tehuacana
to post notices in regard to the collec-
tion of the military tax and these men
while returning from that place com-
mitted a highway robbery. On the
road they met a Mr. Yelverton upon
whom they drew their six-shooters
threatening to kill him unless he gave
them his money. This was given up;
and upon complaint bciug made at
headquarters the two scoundrels were
pointed out and are now confiued un-
der orders of Gen. Malloy. A military
court was to dispose of tho case ou the
27th of October. The tone of this
letter is despondent. The writer thinks
the people are in the hands of a merci-
less band and there is no chance to
foretell what tho result will be.
Tbe next letter says that the Rev.
Mr. Stegall has been attacked with
pi.eumonia and in consequence has
had to be removed from prison. Be-
fore this removal took place a bond
was required signed by Stegall and
two other responsible citizens tho con-
ditions of which bound arc in sub-
stance as follows :
That the above mentioned A. H. Stegall
shall report daily at the office of the Provost
Judge in the city of Groesbek until other
wise ordered by said Provost Judge aud it is
also further conditioned that tbe said A. H.
cot at any time io any way by word conver-
sation advise or action binder delay or ins
tcri'ere with the collection of the military tax
levied by the Governor or military authori-
ty upon said community of Limestone; and
further that they will at all times and in all
p'ace3 keep tbe peace as good and quiet citi
zens and exert their inlluenee with other per-
sons to the same end and effect.
Such is the novel style of security
required. 1 nc Dona is nor. oniy ior me
forthcoming of Stegall but requires the
bondsmen to use their influence for the
collection of the military tax. Do those
iu authority consider it a hopeless case?
Do they fear they are overstepping the
bounds of justice? Force is the rule;
not reason or justice. Four hundred
armed negroes lawless and ready to
obey the most terrible orders are
stationed in Limestone couuty to carry
out the tyrannical dictates of Gov.
Davis. Why hesitate? Why force
ciiizoi:pas the price of a man's life.who
languishes in a cold and damp prison
to sigu a bond requiring them to use
their influence to further this accursed
villainy? Both Generals Reynolds
and Malloy thought when they reach-
ed Limestone county that martial law
was not required and yeVonc hundred
and fifty negroes extra have been mus-
ed into service in the couuty Bincc
Malloy arrived with his force. What
dots it all mean ? Is this tho nucleus
which is to swell until Texas suc-
cumbs to Radicalism? Tho oppress
sions practiced in Limestone county
are not directed alone against its citi-
zens. They ore felt by the people of
Texas at large. It is an unjust attack
upon the rights of Tcxans; the driv-
ing of another spike into the plank
which is intended to close from our
sight the last vestige of civil liberty.
Priifanlly iu flic Legislature.
FitOM OUR KF.rORTUR.
On Thursday last while discussing
the Sunday Law Mr. Slaughter the
gentleman from Smith used language
which for impiousnoss has no parallel
in the history of Legislatures calling
God a murderer and using other lan-
guage calculated to shock even the
The gentleman from Nueces Hon.
Ira II. Kvaus called the member to
order claiming that the gentleman
It is very geuerally conceded that
the election certificate will be given to
Clark instead of to Giddings. We in
tend to place the vote of the Third
District on record that we may oc
casionally look over it and have an
evidence of the infamy of those officials
who make out such false certificates.
The following list is made up of offi-
cial returns from all the counties ex-
cept Bosque Madison and Montgomery.
Counties. Giddiugs. Clark. sod.
Total 6048 3060 363
Giddiog's majority.... 2988
Senutor Flanagan it is known
sought popularity the other night be
fore a mixed audience of about one
hundred and fifty in the State Repre
sentative Hall. Tha same was reported
in Sunday's issue of the Journal
probably for a benign and Christian
influence upon the public. The reporter
"blew"' the old gentleman s effort ouiy
tolerably well wlieu it is considered
what a trc-men-gi-ous speech was
made. The "bar" story was not "tliar"
nor "war"' those beautiful passages so
eloquently delivered from "Lovcl's
Great men like to be quoted literally
and when we consider the visions of
preferment which loomed up before
the reporter's mind as he sat at the
dead hours of the night pouring over
his great task we are truly surprised
at his remissness.
Mariial Lavtr in Suutli Carolina.
WAsnixGTos October 17. The President's
proclamation issued to-night reciting that
Whereas Persons engaged in unlawful
combinations witbia the counties of Spar
tansburg York Marion Chester Laurens
newoerry airneia. Lancaster and Chester-
field in tbe State of South Carolina have
not dispersed in obedience to the proclama-
tion of the 12th inst and given np their
arms disguises etc.:
Now therefore I Ulysses S. Grant Presi-
dent of the United States of -America do
hereby declaretbat in my judgment the pub-
lic safety especially requires that the privilege
of the writ of habeat eorput be suspended id
said counties in respect to all persons ar-
rested by the Marshal of the United States
for said District or any of bis deputies or by
any military officer of tbe United States or
by any soldier or citizen acting under their
The above is inserted for the benefit
of such as may still doubt that martial
law is in force in South Caro-
lina. Besides we have seen a dispatch
from Columbia S. C stating that
Marshal Johnson has one hundred and
twenty persons in custody; that there
is a terrible panic and people aie leav-
ing their homes and fleeing to the
mountains of North Carolina and
Georgia from York and Spartansburg
It is quite certain that this mode of
action was decided upon in Washington
City long Bince. The Ku Klux law
was passed by the party in power as a
political measure of safety for its per-
thc atmosphere and the heroic manner
in which they were resisted who can
tell the loss the misery and desolation
which would have resulted from them?
Millions would have been lost probably
and Austin in such an event would
not have recovered from it far many
Let us take a lesson from the cheap
warniug we have received and prepare
for the greater safety of our community
Let us inquire into the necessities for
our defense; necessities which at the
cost of some thousands of dollars will
prove a safeguard to millions. First
aud above all other things necessary
for the protection of our city is watek.
This is not in reach of us and uutil it
is placed there Austin is not secure
against almost annihilation. There is
not enough water at command to put
out even an ordinary fire. In fact we
are told that one of the public cis
terns was emptied the other night and
had not the atmosphere been damp and
still all the business part of the city
would inevitably have been destroyed.
The Legislature is at present making
a laudable tffortto appropriate means
for the protection of the property of
the StatQ located here; only the amount
to be appropriated by tho provisions of
petuation more than for any other tlie uiI looks moro like it was intended
purpose. This party has looked with or an experiment than a success. Ihe
a sort of terror upon the loss of ono move however is a good one and we
after another of the Southern States noP tno citizens of Austin will at
and to secure itself in the great con- 0000 awake from their lethargy and
test of 1872 has seen fit to pass tho act too. Why not co-operate with the
above bill and to give to the President Legislature ?
the extraordinary power of suspending ben water is supplied aud not till
the writ of habeas corpus when he then does it seem tous atal! practica-
sees fit. blc that more money should bo spent
Of course the necessity of a suspen- upm fire departments than what is
sion of such a right will not become necessary to perfect those we already
necessarv except in Southern Rtafpn. have.
We publish that part of the present
ment of the Grand Jury of Grimes
couuty which bears upon the late
No matter what occurs elsewhere it will
prudently never be deemed a necessity.
It is simply a presidential election
scheme. Only two or three of the
0 1 1 Ojt Til T 1 I
ouuucl" oiaiea aie uuw election frauds committed there. We
" . I J Al FT 1 1 T 1
icui ana me pany cannot auorci to lose cousWerej it our dufy UQ(cr the cir.
wic ua.ance 01 power wn.cn ti.ese cum9tanccs (o give th;3 report room
otates wmmrowimo tnc next electoral 0nr private advices state that worn
coucge. oucu wowa piooamy result statcmCnt3 of some of the best citi
J J A J A 1 J 1- I
in ueiew anu as success must oe tne zeDa of the C0UQ(y hav(J alrc;idy beeu
resuii cost wnat it may tins maruai d c G-dJ. .
. 1 . i- I law svsfpm is rPRnrf.pil in llv nrarlii. I . . .
't we aro aDie to cud some pusia- -j - J o statements troto nrove me tiau a com.
.Winf the Senator's inconsistency allJ returning to military rule in these m;ttC(1 bv thc reo.:atPn. nr. T v
for which he is truly notorious from States lhe next election for President mh and amonff them ig one ;n"ed
this rehash of stale and worthless manageu cnurtiy in uie interest b Ju( 0f election themscl
subjects. Head the .ubjoincd extracts " -- vj- Ti.-se and other documents which will
;md compare. Sec how the oM gentle- "a"J ' o-'" go to prove that the frauds and inti-
man lauds the Governor whom be aDl . v uuulT nidations charged were committed
condemned about a year ago for the PeoP'r. 11 DJ U01US B l"ai V7. cn alone by Mi!ls and his police will bo
.. for hi mnmmilation of tl..: To- Ptoses to keep him in power is sue roadv at the rillt t-
lice and othcrlills from which sprung cessful ? Civil lights as far as it con- presentment cp tub grand jlrt of cuimes
Davis's infamous election order. The "rns tuc ooutnern people .ore as notn- n jn j A "'JutlM 0 the oth
i i u 1 1 . x" i : -1 1 iv.i i .... . " '
Senator oves order he savs. and one lus lv UUJ' ""eiiiig8 wm uictaie uiut jmuuai vulnct:
of tho first principles he would teach cver human ibert.v bc disregard if The Grand Jury for Grimes county duly
n bv it Radicalism remains triumnhant. elected empannelled and sworn would res-
jusmow is oueuience iu ' - - ' " pectfully present : That in the discharge of
Davis. Sec what ho aya- in regard to ib mie mm n way uo t-jpecteu their duties tbey have hud before ihera a
obeying the clectionlaw. ScehowtheoLD nat mo bloody BWurd of oppression .VlV wZo
mav would have regarded Mr. Gover- remalu unsncainea in tne oouiu to all concur in tbe opinion that tbe utmost har-
nrA W-l T Wn w-Mi 1W an indefinite poriod. This is a part of mony qmet and peace prevail la all parts r
nor s order had he been wun ttii.t i r the couuty and that violations of the p?uai
bind of lawless negroes who had re- tlie caniPalSn tactics of this lawless inw ar not more canierou3 than would be
and corrupt party. Are we permitted I0UDQ eiiai in .8n7 Pari 01 ine ljmiiD In
this llllamous pe0pie. They have diligently enquired into
We advise for- the conduct of the people prior to and dur-
to even reflect when
terrorism will cease ?
. 4 . ing the late election for a member to Con-
ocurui.ee; iti mo peop.o uu iiuuiuig anJ find tbat n0 one V(lS preveott!dt or
which Will give the authorities a handle that any attempt was made to prevent the
. . e i ; i i .. free exercise of the right of sulfrrge by any
to take hold Of by which BUCh OppiCS . . f . g irreiularif.es
siots will be doubly practiced. land violations of law have been found in
parties not auie to auena tne pons woo sent
their certificates of registration and voted by
proxv. This resulted doubtless iu most in-
alludine: to God cs a
Newcomb have the last saya-so. But
we do not intend for them to have the
last word this time.
teutywfivc cents on the dollar and let
the people take tncni up at par in the
future Who among the men of that
committee care one iota for the respon
sibilities heaped upon the people?
What terrible convulsions Radicalism
is having iu its last hours !
On Tuesday two newly elected State
Senators took their scats : W. II
Swift from the Second and J. E. Dil-
lard from the Third State Senatorial
Districts lioth are Democrats. On Tho law rrrmin-a that sivlpen
the same day Newcomb reported the afer an cection tie Secretary of State
following members to fill vacancies hall roceed to count t!l0 votcs an
elected to the House: J. J. oiley -u immediately issue certificates of c'.cc
district; J. U. iam oa Uisinoi; t;n to those candidates who have re-
Frank llaiuey 3d District ; J. A. B.
Putman 10th District; W.C.Jones
10th District ; and A. B. Gaut 23d
District all Democrats. All have ta-
ken their seats. Let us congratulate
So far the prosperity of the Dkmo-
cratic Statesman- has surpassed our
ccived the minority. This period
passed and no action was taken for
soven days after nor probab!y4wcu'.d
any thing have ever been done had not
tho Legislature positively demanded
information in regard to the election of
members to fill vacancies in that body
Tho position in regard to Congressmen
j :u :.. .....
most sansuino csnectations. With 13 B141U LO alu wm Itluai" ' "v
each day come additions to our sub- Presume until it is discovered whether
scrintion lists and more ffratifVinr Rtill fraudulent certificates will have sulh
than this the commendation of friends. cieut weiSlit to 6cat them 51 Congress
We seldom if ever publish these noti- Newcomb has gone to Washington to
ces aud hope uo one who writes us such consult tne autuoruies upon mis suo
letters will feel slighted when we re- Ject
fuse to print them
We shall in
return U6e every effort to make our
columns more inviting. Very soon
we hope to enlarge the size of our Tri-
Weekly issue but will continue to sup-
We wonder if Governor Davis gives
a special permit to all Radicals to
carry arms? Thursday the younger
Farsons dropped a pistol from his per
son while within the bar of the Senate.
murderer and in using other blasphe-
mous expressions was guilty of indec-
orous mid improper language and was
therefore out of order. In the prcam-
le of the Constitution the people of
Texas say: "We the people of Texas
acknowledging with gra'iludc the
Grace of God in permitting us to make
a choice of oar form of government
do hereby ordain and establish this
Mr. Evans said : I hold tbat in
. -tii i
using tlie language stateu tne gentle
man from Smith has insultcJ the people
of Texas who have acknowledged
"With gratitude the Grace of God in
permitting us to make choice of our
form of government" and that such
language is indecorous improper and
The Speaker Sinclair decided 6uch
language not unparliamentary-: on
iippeal was taken from the Chair to
the House and Mr. Evans's point of
order declared well taken.
We trust that this expression of the
sentiment of tho House may forever
prevent any repetition of such bias
It ia reported in Washington that
tbe President will be able to an
nounce m his annual message to
Congress the virtual abolition of
polygamy in Utah. No resistance
has yet been made to the Federal
officers ia that territory but every
preparation has been made to re
press with the bayonet any attempt
ai such resistance.
Kt r .1 . "1 1 . t . . I
mj .uuatiiui-ia at uie same cneap rates. In tllC aftcrn0on of the samo day we
We also propose to do a more exten- saw tbat nuie fro8t bUtcn fellow
jou Business wnen our material walking down the avenue with the point
and press which is already shipped 0f a Bix shooter showing very plainly
from New York arrives. Heretofore iwtimtli his nnt tail Tl vra nf ih
we have been unable to fill the large policc gcem clo30ll to an snch breaches
amount of orders offered us
I of the law.
solved to disobey the election order;
how he would have marched into that
town. EXCITEMENT OR XO EXCITEMENT. It
is very well the old man was not there
or elfc there might have been another
necessity for martial law.
(Extracts from Senator Flanagau s
UClOOer -Jl) While polrcamy is beinz overthrown in stances more from itrnorance of existing
"This Legislature lias passed some oius utau tbe hu Klux are being tnrottied in in rieht than nnv intention of a criminal ch r
which did not meet my approbation at tbe South The most encouraging reports . come acter to violate the election laws of the State
time of their pa3Sflge. I regretted the pass- from South Carolina. State Journal. Nor are we prepared t say it was possible
Bgu ui i" .. i' -"-"p "--" yy suppose these reports arc niOSt "P"" le I'ar OI lue '""""Zer m iue eiec-
defence bi'.ls but I was aosentat Wasbicgton rr r tion to delect such violations of tho law.
and not as weil advised of the condition ot cncouaging 10 liauicais ine uwiuuj yotiuj; b- reEi3tration at one place in a po-
affaira as the immediato representatives of politicians who are ready to sink a pulous community liviug upon nine-hund-the
people aud my opinioLS were hastily . rtd square miles of territory it would be an
formed. There were suuic.eni reasons au- nnu.v; t.vu n.v.- .n.. ..aw. imDOSsii. i tT for tbe manneersof an e ection.
atborizing tha Legislature and the Governor misery that their political ambition where the voting was rapid and continuous
iu tho course which tbey thought it wise to . Vnt (). i.i:-innc to identify persons or even have the time to
pursue and their wisdom has been fully may be realized. Lut 10 the blmdnc.S mRke anXrt to do so unless their atten-
vinrticateil oj me receni action oi me ieo le willi wnicn mat party 18 now acting tion was especially callea to some
of this State. If they erred they erred on I .. i.!rM. con ;tc min .nmnln. particular case. These violations of
th side of riirht. for those measurea were "" -
intended only for the suppression of wiong." ted. There is already a strong fechn
fThe distinguished Senator here read an
account of tbo adoption of tbe American
Hag which was hrst raised at the battle of constitutional liberties. They have they would in addition sy that there was a
SarutOfra and which has since been baptized . cross and certainly wilful violation of the
n the blood of its detenders and waved vie- never loll oppicssion aim n n.ia umu oa tbe part of tbe rtaisterine ofiicer of
county Dr. It. fi. Mills in the manner ot
ding the election and which h ouiy
lined upon the earnest remonstrance and
my life long 1 have loved that flag as the tic Journal read what leading North- protest ol citizens in this that the said rg
emblem ol my country s glory ana greatness . r - istering oflicer assuming a leading centrol of
mode and manner ot voting refused to
e anv clerks ot election appointed aad
love it for the protection it gives him and . f . . .i0-4;n over the qualified until a large number of votes hud
ihe honor and trlorv both at homo and abroad 18 BUtl1 saltv g10iuno er K ro!. nH rtPnnBtP.l in h lllot hniM.
which it confers upon him. At the late elec- miseries of the Southern people burcly anJ rcfusintr. in addition to allow friends of
tion in my county ahout seven Hundred ol ft retri!jlltrOll will come upon such a the contesting candidates to be present (as
my fellow citizens came to my bouse to go t e the Executive of the State had proclaimed
from there to the county seat to vote. I had party and we believe tlie intamous BhCuld be) to see that the election was fair
two American nsgs wtncu i gavo to ray sons f.. ;n Tpxas the declara- in all particulars thus willully as it wer9
to carrv with them over this crowd of frte ... . ' I cloaintr the door against the detection of
tion ot martial law in limestone couu- frnnrl nnon tha dearest and most cherished
law could not occur if the county
were divided into convenient voting precincts
hen mcennes citizens meet
they do not ask concerning each
other's health. They simply "shake"
and go directly to the nearest drug
store for quinine.
Don't expect too much morality
from your editor for evil communi
cations corrupt good manners.
Co at m uru'cit ed-1
Mr. Editor: No better proof
could be adduced of the true patn
otism and unselfish character of the
Democratic party in Texas than is
shown in the efforts ma"de by.said
party to induce the Kadical Uover
nor and Legislature to pass a law
fixing a general election at an early
day. That such an election would
bo best for the interests of the whole
people of the State is unquestion
able. It is a proposition the truth
of which the best of the Radicals
freely acknowledge. Lut the Dem
ocrats are well assured that it would
be to the interest of their party that
the Radicals should continue to
usurp authority and to illegally pest
pone a general election many months
more. For every day the Radicals
continue to violate so flagrantly the
laws and Uonstitution the more cer-
tainly will their power be eventually
lost ; the more certainly will their
friends and supporters amongst the
people disapprove and vote against
them. As a varty. the Democrats
have every thing to gain by tho pre
sent course of Radicalism. Rut
whilst tho Radical party in Texas
is committing suicide the best in
terests of the State aro suffering.
Area of the Fire.
From tho Chicago Jouroal J
Careful measurements and calcu
lations of tho area of the burnt dis-
trict of the city place its length
from its starting point to its placo of
ending at four and a half miles and
its average width a little over one
mile. Along the south side of lake
shore however and westward five
blocks Harrison street 13 the south-
era limit of the conflagration and
the distance from that street to Fuln
lerton avenue its northern limit is
only three and a half miles. The
point of the fire's beginning on the
west side wa3 about one mile south
of Harrison street southwesterly.
lne number 01 acres laid waste
is not far from 2300. A pretty care-
ful computation places the number of
buildings of all kinds destroyed at
18000 of which at least 1500
were substantial business structures.
The actual total of the pecuniary
losses is estimated at three hundred
millions dollars; but no fair estimate
that we have yet seen or heard of
places the grand total below two
hundred millions dollars. Wo still
believe the latter will cover all the
A Washington special to the St.
Louis Democrat says this of forest
In view of the rapid destruction of
the Western and Southern forests
through fires and commercial neces-
sities the cgricultural department
for some time has endeavored to pro-
cure seed trees which would grow
rapidly and replace in some degree
those now being annually destroyed
through the above causes. Yester-
day Commissioner Watts received
advices of the shipment of the secd3
ot about fifty kinds of Australian
trees from Dr. Van Muller of the
British government carden3 at Mel
bourne. Ma nv of them are n.irr Jpih.
larly well adapted to the cli
e....' 1 r :i!
tue ouuiiicru oiuies uuu iur lapiu
growth for fuel ; others are valuable
for timber trees and well suited for
stocking the Western treeles3 plains
and prairies. Seeds will be planted
and trees propagated in the grounds
ol the department here and ulti-
mately distributed to their proper
TIU-WEEKLY DEMOCRATIC STATESMAN
Siuale copy one year ftO
tii g.c ipysrx raoall s . 3 o
Single copy oue month $0
WEEKLY DEMOCRATIC STATESMAN.
8'ngle copy ore year 9 3 OO
Single copy aiz month 1 UO
Five copies one year. . IO OO
The above rates are f ci.
shrouded in smoVe
men. luey reacned town near nigtit anu
eucamped prepared next mornin.g to go in
and vote. But in the night my sous received
a note from the Registrar ot my county re
questing them cot to march inta town with
tbe nags for fear it might create an excite
ment at.d cause trouble. Yes fellow-citizens
the freemen of Rusk county could not march wiil g0on awaken the neonlc of the found in packages securely folded together.
their couctrv-'s flag for feer of creating . . . These facts forciblv impress your Grand
an excitement and causing a difficulty! I was entire country to a sense 01 tneir uan
ty the late suppression of the writ of right of the citizen. It is in proof before
. e l n v - 1 your Grand Jury that upon the counting of
habeas corpus in South Carolina and Jhe voteS) 8eventyour fraudulent votes were
the many other nets calculated to found and thrown out all ot wbicb were cast
J ! ... m 1.. .1 .:!..- . A
... ii 0 - I lor lien. win. x. umra; luesu ucaeia raugeu
bndgc the rights of American citizens . . ... ' teD. which were
I These facts forcibly impress your Grand
Jurv with the conviction tbat to preserve
not there being too unwell to ride in the rain rrCr. It is in opposition to the spirit the purity of the ballot-box a return should
which fell that day. Had this old mas bees f mrm-p nnd not eonsis- be made to the system of precinct voting
there THOSE FLAGS WOULD HAVE of ul laws our natuie ana not consis- ftnd thatin allelfCtion3by the people oppoe-
GONE INTO TOWN EXCITEMENT OR NO tent with the record of our race that inK candidates should as far as possible be
KYPiTrvrvT ........ . . r ..j 1 .i;:i knm orl
we should submit to tyrannical rulers. reP8eui ""'J
A:-n frlanAa nnr.n the hprrh nf 111(lLTPR
and clerks of elections lour Grand Jury
has also enquired diligently into an excite-
mnt which is said to have existed in the
shall not be suspended except by act of the tory of the world has just taken place jtpHor to the elecUouV d fined
Legislature in case of rebellion or invasion . . . e . rmius juoi pnur m c .
v 'ui:- . r ... : atChlcasfO. Ill which hundreds Ol mil- that it all crew out of the ignorant utter-
ir c 1 j 1 .1 I ance3 or i ireemumiu.vi nunc uu nuu
nuns ui piopcuy uvueuu """ujcu. her utterances. Tbat it
Extracts f rom the Slate Const!
The privileges of the writ of habeas corpus
One of the greatest fires in the his-
And yet what action has been taken Such occurrences are constantly taking had no basis upon which to rest and al-
in the Limestone affair by the Lecis- nlacc from vcar to vcar. and no one though lome excitement was createo. mo-
- r '
minianli therebv. vet no one. either white
can toll until too late the doomed or colored was molested or disturbed : tbat
The military shall at all Units be suberdi- the community was in fact then as now in
nata to the civil flnthnritr. rstit Pnntin I J' I va.ninnv aril th prritpmpnt nf the
tion. It behooves us all wheu considering mnR1nt one onlv of astonishment and en-
And yet Governor Davis suppresses tuis rXezi calamitv to take into con-r quiry by both white and colored citizens as
r 11 t- 1 0 .t to the cause. Nioeteen-twentieths of cur
i action of the courts in Limestone t;irat.ion snp.h measures as wi 1. as ;m-wj . aa
D. C. Dickson Foreman.
lue-uiunuuiicxiuiis in limestone ijeratlon such measures as win as people from this neighborhood as well as
anu rrcessione counties anu estaDiisnes fur as wc arc abc to do so lead to tlie elsewhere were at tnc pons ana voiea
upon his authority alone martial law. prevention of such accidents in the
rerpeiuuits nna monopolies are contrary p
tn lh trPTlilia nf a froo rrnrnnM nl eh.U lUlUfC
never be allowed. fState Constitution. In the last few days it has been A Milesian born on the last day 0
And vet the Radical nartv aw nsino- hrmilit verv forciblv to the minds of the year felicitates himself on the
every effort to establish perpetuities our citizens that Austin has also to narrow escape from not being born at
..i ; wk 4it all. "Be lubers" said he "and if it
"u u uu ' T iuB r.nM uW . ""V " had not been till the nest day what
u""'u " T . - ". ' would have become of me Y'
ah prisoners buau oe uanae;e upon sum- botli in vaiuaoie locauiies anu iHuan
cient sure ies unless ior capital ollences. i r .j: r a
-State Constitution. Serous P.-c Bt.c-.uB amQn fashiorla
Has the Governor the right to de- traction occurreu m new uuurS UIU y)rk yoQth ig tQ weftr &
clarc martial law as a dictator and im- of cach ot5Jcr on? tw0 da aS0' and small thermometer on the sido of the
prison persons without legal trial? had it not been lor tne quietness w tat.
The great want of this age is men.
Men who are not for sale. Men who
are honest sound from centre to cir-
cumference true to the heart's core.
Men who will condemn in friend or
foe in themselves a3 well as others
that which is wrong. Men whose
consciences are as steady as the
needle to the pole. Men vtho will
stand for the right if the heavens
totter and the earth reels. Men who
can tell the truth and look tho world
and the devil right in the eye. Men
that neither brag nor run. Men who
can have courage without shouting
to it. Men in whom the courage of
everlasting life is Bcated deep and
strong. Men too large of heart for
sectarian bonds. Men who do not
cry nor cause their voices to bc heard
in the street but who will not fail to
be discouraged till judgment bo set
in tho earth. Men who know their
mission and tell it. Men who know
their places and fill them. Men who
mind their own business. Men who
aro not too lazy to work nor too
proud to bo poor. Men who only
eat what they have earned and wear
what they have paid lor. Louis
Tea-Growing is now carried on
in the various parts of the South with
considerable success. A gentleman
in Wilmington N. C has success
fully raised plants and cured tea
which he claims cannot be excelled
by the imported article. He obtained
tho plants from the Agricultural liu
reau of the Patent Office previous to
the war the latter plants being fuily
erpual in every respect to those first
grown buccesstul experiments have
also recently been made in South
Carolina lennessee and Lalitornia.
and the climate of several other sec
tions of the United States is we
adapted to this plant. California
especially seems to possess peculiar
advantages in this respect ; and tea
culture has already cemmenced a-
mong tho Chinese who have ECttlcd
there and with the most encouraging
The Importance or a Stusle
During the late can vass we often
exhorted our Democratic frinds one
and all to be sure and vote. We
allude to the importance of a Bingle
vote as sometimes deciding tho most
important elections. Tho result of
the late canvass has in a striking
manner shown the importance of the
exercise upon tho part of every in-
dividual of the right of suffrage.
The Legisliiti.vi has been lost togeth
er with a UYi x States Senator bv
the return t Republican members
from the following counties with the
Vinton Uepiihliciin majority
Highland " "
Honcoclc " "
Scioto " "
Knox " "
Salt Lake October 31. Daniel H. Wells
Mayor of Salt Lake City was released on
bail of $50000 on charge of murder.
Cnse8 for divorce and alimony are pend-
ing. In one case the ninth wife is plaintiff.
Waseinotox November 1. A courier ar-
rived at Matamoros oa the 27th bringing
news to the 23d from the capital of Mexico.
All was quiet. Diose was not in the field.
AH the Governors had offered Juarez their
congratulation and support to suppress tbe
Monterey pronunciamento. The revolution-
ists hold communications between Monterey
and the border.
Cincinnati November 1 . Tbe Daily En
quirer leading Democratic organ of Ohio
contains an editorial this morning expressing
preference for Thomas A. Scott of Pennsyl-
vania as Democratic candidate for the Presi-
dency. Tbe article discusses Mr. Scott's fit-
ness for the ofiico at considerable) length.
Niw Yoiik lk-iuber30. Ilinton R. Helper
writes from H u noa Ayres August 29 that
there was a fricbtful prevalency of small
pox. The deaths from yellow fever during
tbe summer uno 2U.000 in Buenoi Avro
and 30000 iu the Province Corrientes.
CuiCACO Orlober P.O. This citv anrr.ala In
the generous in behalf of the sufferers of
Wisconsin .Michigan and Minnesota. There
are probubij 50000 persons in Northern
w isconsin aud Michigan who have bsn
stripped of every possession; many have been
i i i i . . . .-.
reuuereu hick ouoa or crippled bj tbe or-
deal which will necessarily make them obs
jects of charity for some time to come:
nuuie ituumua ana wnoie communities wero
involved in the common ruin and there are
no neighbors nor relative on whom as in
Chicago some of tlie sufferers fall bck for
Tho officers of the Bricklayers' Uhiin as
sert that that body has taken no action re
garding wages and tbe advance in wages
has been owing to the competing bids of em-
ployers.who offered larger wages to journeys
men to leave former employers.
Tho company will not rebuild the Opera
House but wiil put a business block on the
old site. The PaciSc notel will be built on
tbe old plan and site.
Washington October 30 The corres
pondent of the Government and the Gov-
ernment officers in Utah indicates a de
termination to crush out polygmany.
CoNConD. October 31. Eighteen hundred
sheep and six horses from Canada were
seized for under valuation.
Washington November 2. Salt Lake Citv
quiet. No prospect of an outbreak.
Marshal Patrick is preparing an expedi
tion to follow nd arrest Brigbara Young.
It is reliably reported that Young is still
moving south with elevoa wagons and ono
hundred armed men all mounted.
ISusinces dull. Money scarce.
Nkw Youk November 2. Details of ths
Brazilian emancipation law says children
bora after its proclamation are free at seven
teen years old. Slaves owned by the' govs
eminent are f.ee. Various provisions are
made for tbe benefit of those still held in
slavery. Religious corporations were eman-
cipating tneir slaves and many private
slave owners are moving in the same direc
tion converting them upon condition of four
RocnxsTER. October 24. The reuorts
from tho fire3 burning in the forests of
Western New York received to-day show
that in some localities the fiames were rac
ing with unusual violence yesterday. About
l.bu j acres ol land were burned over in
Orleans county. Rain is very much needed.
PoccnuEEPsiE. October 24. A dsnso
srroke prevails at all points ou the Hudson
er iroin tbe burning mountains and forests.
The mountains opposite this city back of the
first rang? aro nearly bid from view. It is
feared that when reports come ia from thn
Sbadnken ranre tbey will tell of much
damage. A slight rain fell to-day which is
bailed wilh joy.
MiLWACEEErQclobcr 24. A special to the
Sentinel from .lieloit says there are large
fires in the woods seven miles from that
place. Barns stacks etc. were burned near
Roscee yesterday. Other fires aro reported.
Tbe city is filled with dense smoke.
Habrisbcbb Penn. October 24. The
mountains above Daupbia have been on fire
since Friday last. The operators at Dauphin
rr rnrt that the Ere extends two tni'en (mm
lie entire breadth pf-rstere
'"lr.trr surrounding is
A doctor's motto is supposed to be
"patients and long suffering."
Some ono feeling that actions are
better than vrords has Baid : "We
read of the acts of the apostles bnt
never of their resolution."
It is cheerful to be sitting in a
railroad car going at the rate of
forty miles an hour and have a man
pass through the train and leave a
tract in your lap entitled. "Prepare
to meet your God."
In these five counties there aro not
ess than a thousand Democrats who
neglected to vote and upon them
devolves an immense political res-
ponsibility. If these counties had
returned Democratic members and
all aro Democratic wo should havo
the Legislature and the United
States Senator. It is by such small
and trifling figures that wo are de
feated. Cincinnati Enquirer.
So dense is the smoke from tho
burning forests of Michigan and
Wisconsin which covers Lake Huron
and Lake Superior that the steamer
Artio the crack vessel of the upper
lake trade on her last trip down
was about fifteen hours in finding
Marquette alter she was off that har-
bor by clock and compas3. Such thick
darkness did the smoke establish that
the steamer s lamp3 were kept burn
ing all day the samo as at night.
Fire in Maryland Woods. A
large fire has broken out and i3 now
in progress in the woods in Western
Maryland. The mountains in the
vicinity are said to be one complete
sheet of fiames at night and im-
mense destruetion of property is
ieareUjespecially among those people
who have habitations in the vicinity.
A negro pricher at a recent
Georgia campmecting told Lis hir
ers they would never get to heaven
with vhisky bottle3 in their pockets
and ht3ouht thein to bring theia
"right up to the altar and sacrifice
theai to tho Lord." When the time
for every evening services came
round tni preacher was very
sound asiecp in nis tent.
The proverb say3: lfc"IIunger
sweetens bean3; but a .venerable
nouseKeeper says she always foun
moiasscs nest to use.
The total debt of Pennsylvank
on tne own ot September was ?'J:
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