The True Issue. (La Grange, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 20, Ed. 1, Saturday, February 23, 1856 Page: 1 of 4
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THE TRUE ISSUE,
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--..,.-f-i.. Annrmnrp.ment f candidates for
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Vo announcement, without the fees accompany
r, lineal Circulars Charged as adscrllMmens,
OF THE AMERICAN PARTY'.
Adopted at Austin, January 22d. 185G.
I. The elevation to political offices
executive, legislative, judicial anddiplo-
matic, of those only who are native A-
mericans, or who being citizens of the
Republic of Texa3 at the time of jls
annexation to the United States, made
citizens thereof by the act of both Govern-
ment. II. The nreservation and perpetuation
of the Cnnsiitiiiion, and the Federal U-
nion as the bulwark of our liberties in
war jml a prime source of national
rroiinflss nnd individual happiness and
1st. Opposition to all attempts to weak
en or destroy it.
2d. Opposition to tiie formation or en-
.mir.Tr..inen! ofsectional or jreorrraphical
parlies at this time the most threatening
adversary to us siaumijr.
III. A strict construeiion of tha Con-
uiiuiion of the United fctates, and the
nreservation of all the rights of the States,
r-eciired or reserved in the Constitution:
inculcalinir forbearance and a Jiarinoniz-
in; ppir'it in llliny apparent nrreil con-
litcl' of jurisdiction; and repudiating tile
exercise of doubtful powers by tlie Fede-
IV. The exlenbion of the period or
the naturalization of foreigners, to the
term nf x! I years; to he prospective in its
opcratimi, and the repeal by the Legisla
tures of the States, in which they exist, of
ail laws confirming the right of suffrage
an unnaturalized foreigners.
V. Liberty of Conscitnce and Liberty
of the Cress. The right to worship God
according to the dictates of Conscience
being secured bv the Constitution and
Laws, jny attempt to impair or abridje
it, would stuke at the liberties of the peo
pie and should ho resisted; but this ines
timable piivilee is never to be used as a
pretext fur violations of the Constitution
or laws, or the prarticc of principles, creed
orsvsti i.i under the guise of religious be
lief, destructive of the principles of free
cpublican government or in conflict with
Je laws and hence : Opposition to all
'higher b.r, doctrines, which look to any
power, foreign or domestic, civil, eccles-
iastic or otherwise, for rules of civil or
political action paramount to the constitu-
tion and laws.
VI. Congress possesses no power un-
der the Constitution to legislate upon
slavery in the States where it does or may
exist, or to refuse the admission of a new
State into the Union because its constitu-
tion does or does not recognize slavery
as part of its social system; nor to legis-
late upon the subject of slavery in the
Territories of the United States; and any
interference by Congress with slavery in
the District of Columbia would be a
violation of the spirit and intention of the
compact by which the State of Maryland
ceded the district to the United States,
and a breach of the national faith; nor
should Congress repeal the Fugitive
Slave Law. And while we disapprove
that principle of the Kansas Nebraska act
which confers the right of suffrage upon
unnaturalized foreigners and that which
recognizes the right of the Territorial
Legislature to establish or exclude sla-
very, tve cordially approve the principle
of non-intervention by Congress, and are
opposed to the repeal of the act and op-
pose an- further agitation of the subject
ol slavery in the Halls of Congress.
VII. The enactment of laws to pre-
vent the transmission to our shores of Fel-
ons and Paupers from foreign coun-
ties. VIII. A constant and eflSri'nt protec
tion of the frontier against the predatory
i.icursions of the Indians, being an actot
justice due to the citizens ol the irontier
0r.ttlpri thereon, ana a meusuie u Hu..,
necessary to the growth and prosperity of
our State; it is the duty oi tne uenerai
Government to provide such protection,
and in default thereof it is the duty of the
State Govermentto provide the same
fully, effectually, and promptly.
IX. We adhere to the national or-
ganization of the American Party upon
the basis of the Platform of Principles
adopted at the Philadelphia Convention
in June, 1S5S recommencing me ucm
National Convention to modify the 8th
article of said platform by striking out the
tvnrds "Resistance to the aggressive pol
icy and corrupting tendencies of the Ro-
mnn Catholic Church in our oouniry,
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for the reason, that it has been so much
isrnnstrned as to cast upon us the im
nutation ofreligious intolerance and a de
sire to abridge the liberty of conscience
which we utterly repudiate.
But while we disclaim any intention
tonhrid or impair, or interfere within;
right of any citizen or whatever laun, or
denomination to worship God according
to the dictates of his own conscience, we
claim' the right, indispensable to the secur-
ity of free institutions, to resist and op
pose through the natioi oox.evcrj unun-
pie or policy, whether claimed or exer-
rljoil. n a risrht appertaining to any
church government, or under pretext of
any religious uehel, hostile to uueny ui
liberty of conscience or the liberty of the
nress" or" liberty of suffrage, or to any
other essential element of Liberty under
the Constitution and Laws.
X. It is declared that all secrecy, obli-
gations, pass words, and signs sre abolish-
ed. Abbe Laborde Persecution t Death,
The French correspondent of the
Piltsburr Christian Advocate, gives the
fotlowinc; ocpounl of llio.Abbe I.ajiordo,
one of the champions of the s-malt Galli-
can party of the Romish church, as con
tradistinjruished from the dominant Ultra-
mantano party. The temporal suprema
cy of the Pope is the principal question
between them. Part of the Gallican
party also deny the recent dogma of the
immaculate conception. Speaking of
Laborde, this writer says :
He was not the first who wrote against
the Immaculate Conception, but he was
the first who had lhe courage to avow his
book, which appeared when it was an-
nounced by some zealous Ultramontanes,
that surely the Holy Ghost would in the
course of the ensuing year, inspire the
Cope with the formula of the dogma of
Immaculate Conception. It was entitled
"The belief of Immaculate Conception
cannot become a dogma of faith, and
thereby he clearly and abundantly proved
that the uehel in that dogma had never
been recognized in the ancient church
and that in fabricating it, he would abuse
his power, destroy the unity of the church
and accomplish her rum. His book was,
of course, condemned by the Index; and
I Abbe Laborde replied by attacking this
tribunal, -which condemns without the ac
cused being even able to know why they
are condemned. Severely treated by his
Archbishop, he vainly asked for an ex
planation; silence was the only answer
Encouraged by the success of hi:
book, which had within a short time at
tained its third edition, and urged on by
his conscience, lie last year wrote a letter
to the Pope, in whichhe implored him
not to enter upon a line of conduct in
which he foresaw great misfortunes to the
church. When the moment appointed
for the proclamation of the new dogma
came, he went to Rome at his own ex
pense, being so poor that it was said he
had to travel on loot part ol the way,
and there endured all kinds of privations,
living as the poorest would not live, in
the vain hope of obtaining an audience
of the Pope. Having ascertained that
the definition of the new dogma which
the bishops had been convoked to discuss,
was quite ready to be read befora the
bishops had even arrived in Rome, he
addressed a petition to the Pope, asking
the convocation ot some assembly, where
he might make known bis views on the
subject, and those of several French
prit and taytrun, whom h was charge'!
range, JTanrttc tanfe,
t0 represent. The only answer he re
ceiveil, was a seciei oruei iu ic. ..
as soon as possible! He could see no
one but the agents of the pontifical po-
lice, who took from him all his books and
i . a .J a Idfttta W rimta
papers, inquired how many ol tit3 uooks
he had distributed, and to whom he bad
given them, which he refused to tell, and
at last imprisoned him on board of the
Saint Pierre, a pontifical vrael. K5a
subsequently carried to France, w.nrre
death relieved mm trom lurmer cruen,
The Sight of Birds.
PiVeons find out newly sown fields im
mediately, and will frequently go several
miles to a field the very first morning af-
ipr it ; sown. Wild ducks, that feed
at night, are equally quick in finding their
food; and in this case i woum ue gnu iu
know what sense they employ. The rcJ
deer invariably knows when the shep-
herd's patch of grain is fit for his food,
and will frequently come down in such
numbers as to eat up the entire crop in a
single night. The carrier pigeon finds
its way home, take it what distance you
may. Toss it up in the air, and after cir-
cling for a few moments, it adopts its line
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Of hiiht, without Hesitation, anu wnuuui
mistake. Audubon furnishes an instance
of the exercise of this faculty, in his de
scription of the razor-bill:
"The instinct or sagai-uy which en.
bles the razor-bills, after being scattered
in all directions in quest of food, dunn
the lonsr niffht. often at a great distance
from each other, to congregate towards
, previously to their alighting on
a spot to rest, has appeared to me truly
wonderlul, and 1 nave ueen tempieu 10
believe that their place of rendezvous has
been agreed on the evening before."
Man probably surpasses birds in the
extent of vision, as much cs a bird sur-
passes a man in sharpness. Ross, in his
voyage to Baffin's Bay, proved that a man
under favorable circumstances, could see
nur ili -. n all..-..... -C an Jiunttr-j,
and fifty miles. It is not probable that
any animal can equal this in extent. In
sharpness of sight, on the other hand
birds gteally excel us. The eagle, soar-
ing at such a height that he seems a mere
speck, sees the grouse walking in the
heather, which it so closely resembles in
color, as readily to escape the sportsman's
rye. Schmidt threw to a considerable
distance from a thrush a number of bee-
tles, of a pale, grey color, which the un-
assisted human eye failed to detect, yet
the bird observed them immediately.
Many birds readily perceive insects on
branches where the sharpest sighted per-
son could detect nothing.
An Unexpected Finish. Speaking
of the tendency of temperance orators to
set forward themselves as previous ex-
aRp!es of the blighting effect ir drink,
the London correspondence of the In-
verness Advertiser says:
"This predilection was smartly satiris-
ed the other evening at a temperance
meeting. A person in the hall got up
and 'My friends, three months ago I
signed the pledge. (Dapping of hands
and approved cheers.) In a month af
terwards, my friends, I had a sovereign in
my pocket a thing I never had before,
(Clapping and loud cheers.) In another
month, my friends, I had a good coat on
my back a thing I nevrr had before.
(Cheers and clapping much louder.) A
fortnight after that, my friends, I bought
a coffin.' The audience was going to
cheer hrre, but stopped and looked-seri-
ous. 'You wonder,' continued the lec
turer, 'why I bought a coffin. Well my
friends, I bought a coffin because I felt
pretty certain that if I kept the pledge
another fortnight, I should want one.' "
Important Discover at Babylon. A
London paper states that Col. llawlinson
has just discovered among the ruins of
ancient Babylon an extensive library,
not indeed printed on paper, but impres
sed on baked bricks, containing many
and voluminous treatises on astronomy
mathematics, ethnology and several other
most important branches of knowledge.
These treatises contain facts and argu-
ments which, in his opinion, will have no
tmall oneration on the study of the scien-1
cei to which they relate, and which throw
great light upon biblical history and
cririciim, nd the history of our race.
fcBhItattHf jy, 23,
Anti-American Treason. I
fong the most zealous opponents of'
ricanism is Senator Wade of Ohio.
tot hard to discover the motive of
astilily. He is an abolitionist and a ;
onist, and seeing in the American
ent a bulwark of opposition to the
'is schemes he cherishes, madly
mac DreaK ll down, in a speixu
jjjjebyhim a short lime ago in Portland
inet-e '3 uttere ,ne following sentN
the viere s no union now between its and
istirf outh the pretended union now ex-
noN! is al meretricious the heart does
I. l , .. , T .!.
iiate in it and I believe from
whO'-t I I've seen, and l am one ol those
Mot'dare speak what I believe I believe
tverthere ire few nations on earth not
litis; the Lussitins and the English at
lotc'i'J vho at heart fed more enmity
norfds eaih other than the men of the
A and smth. I believe that.
.;,Vid afte- this to talk of an Uiou!
sau'J hacesaid you have no Union. I
iheion naie no uihuh w uuy u-unny j
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knfi I am here a conservative man
to 'nS as do that the only salvation
y ) ur Union is that you divest it entire
bm all the taints of Slaver'.
0;ve cannot have that, then I go for
nion at all, but I go for FIGHT"
asantlier abolitionist and traitor, not!
Seideserving the gallows than Wade is
W!ar Wilson of Masssachusctts. Mr.
the? and his backers made great use of
thafct in the late canvass in this State,
oii.fijc was connected with some spuri-
Wtuuncil of Americans in the North.
jut't sort of an American he is may be
D61 1'U'" l,,c lu'iut'nip. . wo.w..
ed fates that a gentleman having ask-
bis" how he cn-ild conscientiously use
'deavors! iJs'Jj 'erlhrown a political
zaiiorijJ . JhicKhe hail received
,1 r . T.;.i :. r.i.
n rii ii iuu.wa":?3 in 1111- ni.s. uj .1.--
toi.UVf Massachusetts, the Hon. Sena-
fAiJ ipft; "Til blow the whole thing
I ,can party) to hell and damnation'"
, . .
f,,c Courier des Etats Unis. This
Neph journal, published in the city of
deli York, prefixes to an account ol l to
c,.. tion ofthestr-amcr Northern Light
'onday, the following remark:
assiVe are once more called upon to
wlii atone of these pitiable struggles,
tenti manifest at the time both the impo-
cau: of the Federal Government to
con', the law to be respected, and the
fronmpt into which the law itself falls
Sday to day in the United States."
men imp nn the minsled impudence,
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;.n. r,, l. ibis insolently imputed
tociotenre of the Federal Government I
eu: tse tne law 10 ucic3ici.n.u
(lomwhere lie Happens iu ni u ...;.-,
Fraijof speech that he couM not enjoy in
e: Jl'askingtoa Union.
par;.JoMcr Alliance with France A
Sp letter writer says:
now eaking of matrimony, people say
in cirjthniish this report has already been
is abtcuiation before) that M. de Morny
S-reifSjini to marrva vouns American lady
M. ! - fnrtmu;.- lhe antecedents 01
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fT,. ... Mnrnvare already known to you.
Quee; generally regarded as the son of
e.gn v c : c..a,.e. 5.. "- ,... - -- 1 . , , ; haihcli ,vouIJ U not! ,v;,h which "Young America" al the pre-
ibis, -s his own country while he insults fa;r dames, were they resolved oa going ' . - J
.. tTT -1--M n tlm nrnnl I IllCinr- - I
nHortense, themolheroapoleon j corporeal nimblene enable , for one lifetime, I'm open to conviction,
! He executed the coup d'etat of! ' f hJas to what would.'"
. . - i.. tr- f i,,.Uheni 10 keen pace with lat omig la-
. ,. r r. k H Jr.,, at thru
ed fr, Minister of the Interior. He relir -
atUvmihis place thrnugh dissatisfaclion
famif decrees which impoverished the
dent . of Orleans. He has become Presi-
nine m 01 jvcLcmuti. " -
Dpni dip second
time of the Chamber oil
.viillif I. a? H. tin, a III1LUIIU Ul Hllll.111
W f r...nn nT hlf.nn
Illllll III&3. -
tion, nsoHrancs, acquiren 111 spraiw-
said, and which he is diposed, as it is'
orco notwithstanding his former bachel-i
this t, nnections with the court, to give to,
ns of francs, acquired in specula-
He i- oung and obscure American lady,
ppss ; onr-nnraired in this step by the sue -
! -- " o - . v
if the love match of lhe Emperor,
has'nrofited much, as I have already
by what was regarded at first an un-
Tor lie True Iue.
TO 3!.... M
'ct thee ? w hen the lillv of von vale
Forgets to rehearse in its fair, humble talc ,
The true wisdom and goodness of the hand,
i tat rear d. tin this bright and lovely land,
Then suy that I forgot. ,
Forget thee ? when yon golden Sun
Disdains its order jd path to run,
tVnd.in angry frowns, vows no more
On earth his flood of light to pour-
Then say that T forget.
Forget thee ? when yon twinkling -ta;
Vows its heavenly light to mar,
And veils its face from mortal eye.
Amid the wondering host to die
Then sav that I ftr
Forget tltcc ! Oh! si v it no:.
For in my heart there's not a snof.
That is not hung with wreaths of Ioii
AH bright and pure as from uboie
No, I can ne'r forcrct !
For ihc True U
Austin, February 10, '
Mk. Kditok Although much Ins
been slid and written upon tii3 subjuci of 1 ,,
etiquette, or the laws ot gna:t uresum, ;
still there is an incsplicahb difference of j
opinion entertained in re -iril thereto by 1
many of the worthy people of the pres-
ent day. It is in view, then, of my own
edification, (being a young man,) that I
would presume to ask U12 following tpics-
tions, namely : After several youn; men,
(good looking ones too,) have 1n.1nifes.t-
c:I their profound regard rr as rAuny of
Eve's fair daughters, by calling upon
them with an eye single to the pleasure
of seeing them safe to church, if you
please; is it really necessary that the ;
yonn ladies should first tchisper wit!, j
1 , . . .
each other; then, with asignificantg-ci';!
cast side glances around the room, and ,
finally, in total defiance of nnidenly mod- J
ty, yoke themselves together and budge i
mr-d mustang, to avoid the
appearance of being over anxious for
"protection," or to use a ward of more
common acceptation, "beaux?" It is
true, the "jrrntlc-women" arc sometimes
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thus enabled to test the physical agility
of the genus homo, but they usually leave
in the rear ,hoe least favored of
urcnus caimic! Admit for a moment ilia
tlc y0Un3 men after their visit
friends to join them or else offer them an
excuse for their precipitate departure.
Again, are not
those unfortunate lew,
who, having been distanced by their more j
eaer compeers, find themselves bnng-
thc rear, bound by every law ul
..'.' iterred. bv their innate modesty irom ma-, ..- nr the nromntitude and
r.Q . . . . .. .1 .-!.
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n n.i iif infim inoir m:iii:
order, rank,and station, ,0 consider thciry, a. ar-;;.
acquaintance cut '.
? !!ut let us follow the
apparently more fortunate young men to
lie d,,,,-,;, I mean those whose extra
them to keep pace
. , t
, dies and atthe close ol lhe tnLCting.iti, shavcr -n .
, . w;,ne33 another "rush," and see ,lieonc Sunday, "will Mrs. Stuckup go to 1
' cevor aiants, first approaching some 1 ilt.avei any sooner than you, cause she's
" rnrr. t be in ! rat a new all to her,elf?" Mother.s on-
"' '"", ,,....
rnriprcarriafre. men loosing U11
erJ),ahs bonnet, and at last siumuuiiE
uer Xniwi s oni uu i m
uponlhe bewildered object of their ama-
coafu5ion perhaps ten or fifteen
.....,.: .; ,;r
yards irom i'"- ,
1 way in "outer darkness.
And then, let
me ask vou, if it would not savor more
of civility for the "belles" to mani.'est a
pill. nior- ppnd"n'": by ttv'"z
the pews of course furnished thorn by
their escorts until rejoined by their at-
! tendants, who, as I understand, would al
ways be pleased to find their 'dulceni.13'
region round about where they
-,.-. v ...w ktfWkblUIII it.lu 111- - 1 tics
,sriorMilTi trhnra !
and any" are wont to congregate at the '
I was oing to stop here, but if )ou
will pardon my presumption, I will go a
1 little firiher. It is not uncommon when
j.t strange young man rccelres an intro
uuciton to a young lady, for the conver-
sation, on lhe part of the ncquaintancea,
to turn upon some little local affair, con-
nected, perhaps, with a secret organiza-
j tion, about which the stranger is totally
(ignorant, thiw leaving the stranger to
choose bef.ii.tt two alternatives, thoono
of immediately absconding, the other of
becoming a silent participant in that
which to him could certainly not be very
interesting; the young stranger, perhaps
imbued with a sense of charity, strives to '
overlook the disrespect manifested to-
wards him, and presuming to propound a
few intcrrogativffs upon a subject about
which he knows something, finds himself
suddenly cut off with, yes sir! or no sir!
the nature of the question may allow.
nt, tis hnished! the mute actor is
about to uithdrarr from the "atrango
srchc -' " No applause stirs up his droop-
ing soul no fragrant emblems of appro-
bation are cast at his trembling feet no
sacred wreaths of the ambrosial flowers
of tender regard are cast at his modest
brow. He retires, with no evidenco
t that another "appearance" would be eith
er as-oalila or ndmlsstbte tini rolls
on eventually, liowflver, lie meets his
new acquaintance 011 the street she gives
him 110 token of recognition ho passes
on, and now imagine 1115 muiiue surprise
on learning that he is looked upon by thii.
good woman as a distant, formal, cold.
cercmomus vou.vc mav :
resolution averting that the MUouri'
compromise ought not to have been suh-
mMcu to, even to save ...e u...ul, u
l'"""" """ l'"t""" ""'"-"
Legislature bv a vote of 02 to 20.-
There is one curious fact, says the Rich-
mond Eequircr, connected with theso
proceedings and that is, that the author
of the aforesaid resolutions (Mr. Walkcr,)r
the son of Senator Walker, who repre-
, AIabarn, :n Iho Senate of (he
rjn;tej States in 1S20, and voted torthf
1 he son now
votes that his father did wrong in voting
for the Missouri Compromise, even to
Which is only an il-
Wommi's Idea cjllappincss. Ala-
' jy carrespondcn!5 of the Boston T
gives her ideas of "perfect bliss" ii
"u"""5 1"""S-l""., , .
1 m U VrUUIJII, ll .1 "union o ......i.
:. and havintra 20od constitution, can
hrar a treat deal of happiness.
If 1 was.
asked my idea of perfect bliss I should
I'"""-' ..." , " ' . - :, ".. ,i
coat, with a handsome man in it, and
r jjallame WaU-h's little French
- ! bonnets. If that wouldn't be happiness
u-riMilv wa to tell the youngster to wins
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Xotice. If the young ladies at No. 10
do not within four-and-twar.ty hours from
the publication of this notice remove their
piano from the wall it now stands against,
the old bachelor at o. 9 will have art
extra sized brass knocker fixed on his
side of the partition, and will engage .
retired postman to perforrn a'rejuh: ec-
j .-unTiii-TP-t t tltn ' i'IS'C r'J"-T ..
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