Texas Ranger. (Washington, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 29, Ed. 1, Wednesday, October 6, 1852 Page: 2 of 4
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J. LANCASTER, EDITOR;
'Nomznearof t7ie 'Democratic National t
FOE "VICE ERESIDENTf
' vm. R- E0SFG.-
Ju. D. Erans. j G. 3VI. SryaB.
'Elector for 1st Congressional District,
- GEORGE W. SMYTHE.
Elector for 2?id Congressioyial District,
R. S. NEIGID30RS-
5-fcMerchants, and other .business men
of Galveston, New iork, New Urleans,
and elsewhere, -would find it to theirad van
tage to advertise in the Ranger, lhe
businessmen of our own section are well
sware of the extensive circulation of this
gaper, -which has induced theni to extend
to us a libeix&patronage.
The democrats of Washington and vi-
ciuity, are exerting themselves in a praise-
worthy manner to prepare a baracne for
the 12th. The thousands who will attend
on that day will "be compelled to admit
that there is no little earnestness, energy
-and public spirit among our citizens.
Those of our friends in the country and
elsewhere, who bave any thing to furnish
in the way of provisions, will please send
it in on Monday evening. Mr. McGregor
has kindly volunteered to superintend the
harbacuing, and will be on the ground
near the Academy, readj to receive any
thing sent in.
V Come every body, "and the jest, of man-
kind." Ladies don't forget the festival
anlifparty at night, the managers for which
"are Dr. R. L. Allen, Col. W. T. Austin,
Liaiicaster, Washington. Col. Jno. H.
DayJas. Willie, Esq., Brenham. Dr. J.
B. Robertson, Independence. James W.
McDade, Esqr., Dr. W. S. Rogers. Chap-
TM?irHiH'. aTlfl I1DT TTrr-JIEDljtiiS, as piKiiuU-
on the tickets through mistake.
03-Some of our exchanges suggest the
propriety of a Democratic State L-onven-tion,
to nominate a candidate for Govern
or. He think, with tnem, mam inven
tion should be immediately called. Hither-
to more than one democratic candidate has
been in the field, against" oue whig. To
such a course we are entirely and decided-
ly opposed. Not mention the possibil
ity of a whig creeping in, such a policy
will tend, if persisted in.Tio create and to
foster-a bitter and Tasting division in the
emocratic ranks. We should guard a-
gainst a result so calamitous. We should
be united in feeling -and in principle and
in action; and concentrate our whole
forces in one holy cause do not fear that
a majority can be too large. We exhort
all democrats not to'uecome so attached to
any particular man, as to refuse to abide
by the dixit of a State convention. This
is the best, in fact, the only way, of bring-
ing out a man wl v will be acceptable to
all parts of the S e. tit is evident that
the whigs intend to ruu somebody, and to
run that somebody unitedly. They are
only waiting uutil .Mi'eral candidates of
the-other jar aTfJT JSSgllf crafTtlTeir
Oa. Let UU5j3&;done7eTl5T3oti!
embitter the feelings of the eastern and
western portions of the State let every
one subscribe to a convnntioo. We sub-
scribe to the- suggestion of the Nacogdo-
ches Chronicle, that it be held nt this
place on the first Monday in February.
Who sajs, no. That is soon enough, and
it will give sufficient time for every county
toiappoiut and send delegates. Speak out
one and all does this place and time suit
rXp-The communication of Mr. Han-
cock has been received: and we must a-
gain repeat, that the terms and'policy of i
our paper is, not to publish anything of a Jox.E. Warrex, Esq. Cooperstown, N. Y
personal nature, unless the same is paid for
as an advertisement.
Letter From Gen, Pierce.
Anything, true or false, no matter what,
so that it is calculated tolinjure the char-
acter of Pierce, is greedily siezed upon by
the whig speakers and papers, and bla-
zoned forth to the World with all the ad-
ditions that fruitful imaginations can sug-
gest. Among., other totally unfounded
and wilful slanders, thus propagated, is
the one that Gen. Pierce and the demo-
crats of New Hampshire have been, and
are, opposed to the repeal of the religious
and property test, engrafted into the con-
stitution of that State by some unaccoun
table fanaticism and bigotry.
What reason is there for this foul ac-
cusation 1 As good reason, as for any
other of their charges against that pure,
high-minded, unaspiring, consistent states-
man just none at all they do not ask
for truth in makingJlheir charges they
only ask will it injure Gen. Pierce's pros-
pects ? not one charge against him has
ever been based on even" a possibility of
being true. Here is a letter from Gen.
Pierce upon the test question :
Concord, (N. JL-,) July 15, 1852.
My Deah Sra-: T;t4fitifjpossn!e-that a4
chargesHould pibrace!aimorg- direct at-
f tack upon trrfth, th&n toat with which
the Whig papers have teemed, in relation
to my sentiments upon the leligions tet
contained in our State Constitution, which
was adopted in 1792, and never amended
since. The charge is contradicted by
every word and act of my life, having
reference to the question, in any formv di-
rectly or collaterally. I advocated the
call of the convention for the amendment
of the constitution, which assembled in
November, 1S50, and the most prominent
object in my own mind, was to strike out
the unjust and odious provisions, common-
ly called the religions and property quali-
fication tests, from our fundamental law.
In haste, your most obedident servant.
(Signed) ERNK PIERCE.
pWe learn that Gen. Houston has
arrived safely, soundly, halely, heartily at
.home. Joy to the honored old hero, once
more to be among his "loved companions.
Joy to the democrats, to the whigs, to the
ladies, to tbe children, to every body, who
gets a peep at his honest, toil-embrowned
features, and hears him bear testimony to
his- love for Texas, to the truth of demo-
cracy, and to the purity, nobleness, and
coming triumph of Pierce and King. We
may now confidently expect him to attend
-the-Mass Meeting at this place on the
12th- Come every body!
'- "Gen. Rusk, has also returned to his
liome at Nacogdoches. Will not he also
Our Town. --
The business season of Washington has
riot yet set in; but the merchants .and gro-
wers are fi ling their stores for more than a
usuahljrisk Fail and Winter trade. The
tavern .keepers (although they do not ad-
vertise are smakiug ready to welcome and
3Ccom1go3ajg travelers and adventurers
inigoSufsubstantial and comfortable style
As this place is the focus of several
stage lines to different portions of the State,
it has always been a kind of resting point
.preparatory to starting out into distant and
.surrounding counties; aud when they have
fmishedrtheir business and "looked at the
LCQUHu.5giir Washington is the rendesvous
Spre'leaving the State. A great deal of
Jravel is looked for ijiisfall and winter, and
iour landlords are determined not to be ta-
ken aback. The liptlg here will bear a
favorable comparison with those of any
Inland town of any State, both in the po-
lileness.and kind attention of their keep-
ers, and in the loaded' hospitality of their
tallies, and in sleeping apartments.
The mechanics are all busily and con-
tinually employed in erecting new build-
lugs., auu promoting other improvements.
, "Where, but a week or two ago, were
growing weeds, now stands a large and
handsome brick building, which is design-ed-for
a store, aud is now almost comple-
ted. Several other good stores are in the
progress of completion. Three large
.churches are almost finished, aud although
ich is beinjr done to them at pre
sent, vet in a very short time they could.
he put in readiness for service.
The Masons, Odd Fellows, and Sons of
Temperance, are all flourishing finely here.
Tradesmen are encouraged, and from their
neat shops and industrious habits, mnstbe
tbrh'ing. Lawyers are as thick as mus-
.quitoes, and fully as thirsty Doctors
' well, we wont say any thing about them.
Jn short, Washington is a great place; at
" Jeast it ought to be. It has a fine, beau-
tiful, convenient and healthy location; and
notWogiSt the total want of unity, exer-
tionita public spirit, can prevent it from
beTngfine thrifty, business place.
Some months ago we received a commu-
nication from Messrs. Donaho and Mitch-
ell of the same kind, and on the same
grounds we refused to publish it. Again,
lr. Battle sent us his article, which ap
peared in the Star, and we declined pub-
lishing that. Then came Mr. Mitchell's
vindication of himself, which we refused
to publish, until our terms were complied
with. This has been done, and it will ap
pear in our next week's issue.
This is the course we persue with all.
It is the established rule of the press, and
every one must see the wisdom aud neces-
sity of it.
rjj The Lone Star, No. 1, Vol. 4,
comes to us, edited by J. W. Wynne.
The Star has heretofore been neutral in
politics ; but now, under the auspices of
Mr. Wynne, who has " inhaled the pare
Jackson democratic atmosphere" of Ten.
ncsfee. it will loem a.notyr pffioTonf r;i1n-
to the " mighty superstructure," of de
mocracy that is being reared up in our
State. We hope the Star may have a wide
circulation ; since we feel assured, that by
that means, the pure principles of " Jack-
son democracy," will be extended, "and
the old ship of State made to ride safely
over the waves of popular commotion."
In his report to the Governor, we learn
that Capt. Shaw, on the 17th of Sept.
came up witha party of Indians, num-
bering 19, in the Valley of the Nueces,
whereupon a fight ensued,' in which the
Indians, who commenced the attack,' were
badly flogged, and routed,, only one es-
caping. " Nine were killed on the ground,
and the remainder were desperately
wounded." Twenty-three horses, mules,
armsj blankets, &c, were the spoils of this
brilliant victory. The Indians were armed
with muskets, rifles, six shooters; and ar-
rows. One. horse wounded was all the da-
mage this gallant baud of Banners sus
tained. Captain Shaw speaks in the high
est terms of the coolness, bravery, and
daring of the young men, who. formed
We opine the Indians will begin to
make themselves considerably scarce about
those diggins before long.
Another Indian Fight. A mau by
the name of Smith, who had been to fort
Ewel with a load of watermilous, and was
returning home, when he was attacked by
a party of Indians, who fired several shots
through the body of his wagon. Smith
returned to the fort; and Lieut. Frost was
despatched by the; co"Tandant in pursuit
He repaired to the place, on the San
Antonio road, designated by Smith, took
the trail of the Indians, and on the ISth
came up with them. The Indians were
encamped, and, on discovering his guide,
who was in advance, stampeded their hor-
ses aud fled, themselves, in every direction.
A rain had fallen, and the nfles had be-
come unfit for use. The camp was charge!,
Lieut. Frost receiving a slbjht wound, a
fall from his horse, and wounding an In-
dian, by a shot in the back from his revol-
ver. The Indians were pursued, but the
rifles of the company being unhandy and
wet, none were killed or taken. The mail
of Corpus Christi was found in their camp ;
the rider having been killed some weeks
Nineteen horses and mules were taken,
arm", ornaments &c.
Besides this, it is proved and admitted
by Gen. Scott's right hand man, Horace
Greeley, that before the last septennial
election Gen. Pierce urged the people to
vote for Catholic emancipation : and on
the day of the election, was in Concord
exhorting every one not to forget to vote
The democrats of New Hampshire nev-
er have had the requisite majority of two
thirds, for altering the Constitution : They
have always made it a part and parcel of
their creed, to abolish the test laws, at
every septennial election"; and yet the
democratic party, and Gen. Pierce are held
responsible for the existence of the odious
clause. For shame, whigs, do not urge
this charge further.
D Political news from the States are
encouraging. The division in the whig
ranks of the eastern States will ensure
several of them to Gn. Pierce, that have
hitherto been-strongly whig. Tombs and
and wilLsupport Webster. If Pierce were
not entirely sound upon the Fugitive
Slave Bill, we could heartily say hurah
for Webster. Cotton crops in the older
States are spotted. Some counties have
more than a full yield, while others are
cut short one half. As a general thing
an average crop is not expected ; conse-
quently, prices will continuehigh. The
following reports from the plantations in
this vicinity, handed to us by Mr. Wood,
speak well for the prospects of this county :
LIST OF COTTOX PICKED AT A. TI. WOOD'S
SEPTEMBER 29, 1852.
A.U. Wood s four hands :
Dennie, ... 477
Alfred, - - - 4G2
Peter. - - - 407
Dick, (fourteen years old,) 33-5
IVm. Gresham'sfour hands :
Stephen, -. - - -172
Jsick, ... 433
Ilenrv, ... 445
Allen -' - - 439
C. II. Cooper's four hands :
Bob, - - - - 3o9
Amos, - - - - 304
Ben, ..... 316
J. Franklin's six hands :
Caroline, - 372
Emily, .... 352
Louisa, --.. 372
Brazil, --.- 39i
Andrew, - ; - 372
Barthenia, 13 year bid girl, 404
D The Council of State has author-
ized the President of Peru, to levy an
army of ten thousand men, and to purch-
ase or construct six war Steamers, to be
employed in protecting the flag and the
commerce of that government from any
indignity. TJnkle Sam is not mentioned
in these belicose preparations, but no
doubt he was thought of.
rp- John H. Connor, who has been ac-
cused of assisting Thompson in his escape,
writes a letter to the " News," statin his
connection with that affair in the following
" On the'iiiglttof the 2C"ih "lilt. I had
sent a boy to the post office for letters and
papers, and had partly undressed for bed,
when the boy came running m, saying
that Mr. Thompson had shot Mr. Fanning.
I asked him if it wasaccidental 1 He said
he reckoned not In a few moments after
this I heard some one running in the street
by my house. I hailed two or three times
and Thompson answered; and in reply to
my question', stated that he had shot Fin-
nin, but that he did not think he had hurt
him much, lie said he was much the
worst hurt of the two that Fmnin had
struck him mhe side with an a.e helve,
and that he had shot him in self-defence,
lie seemed to be in great pain at the time,
and next day showed me on his side an
ugly bruise, made, as he said by Fmnin
with the axe-helve.
He appealed to me to assist him off un-
til alter court, as he said he did not know
what they might make of it. This I rea-
dily consented to, and went with him
He defends his course on the grounds of
the intimate friendship existing between
them, and his belief -that Thompson would
not be guilty of committing murder.
rj- It is rumored thai Gen. Scott in-
tends visiting the South this Fall or Win-
ter. Hot Springs in Ark., is the named
place for a short stay. A great resort for ;
invalids, that. j
Tribute of Respect.
The memory of the dead has ever been
the peculiar care of .the living, and the
human heart is forever turning with fond
solicitude to the silent pathways of the
crave yard, aud keeping sentinel watch
amid its solitude over the dreamless slum-
ber of its buried companions. Many have
but just looked their last upon the re-
mains of a fond friend and dearcompanion ;
many have but just trimmed smooth the
new made hillock, and with full hearts
turned from his grave to realize as we
look at the plaee he has left vacant, the
extent of our loss, and the poignancy of
our sorrow. j
Dr. John Eilis, departed this life a
few weeks since, of congestive fever, at
his home in Burleson county Texas, in
the 39th year of his age, lamented by a
circle of friends to whom he had endeared
himself by every social virtue and manly
quality and who, as long as honesty and
truth make the man, will cherish in their
hearts a fond recollection of him to whose
memory this humble tribute is given.
We learn from our friend, Judge J. G.
T-homasT- that thedeceased was born in
Norlb-Ala.bamna attached himself to
the Presbyterian cHurch when quite a boy,
of which church he had ever been a con-
We became acquainted with Dr. Ellis
in 1842 in the county of Chickasaw, Miss.,
where he became our family physician,
lie it was, who stood by us at the marriage
Altar; he it was, who met us again in
Texas after a separation of years, and at-
tended the biith of a daughter, and he it
wa, who near three years after, saw that
darling child close its eyes in death, and
conveyed it to the. tomb. He then re-
turned to his home in Burleson county,
assuring us that he would return to Wash-
ington in three weeks, but ere that time
elapsed, his spirit had taken flight to an-
other and happier world.
We feel that we'have lost a friend and
a companion whose place in our hearts
can never be supplied, and for whose
memory we cherish a fondness and affec-
tion strong and enduring, and for whose
deah we feel a soirow and pain, words
fail to convey, and interpret.
He leaves to moiirn his sad and untimely
death, a widowed "aunt, who looked to
him as her stay and counsellor in life ; a
brother, a nephew, and neices, who re-
garded him as their'trrtest and best friend,
and a large circle of friends who loved
him for his many virtues.
Surrounded by all that made life most
precious to him, he still yielded it to his
Maker, with the calm and peaceful resigna-
tion of the sincere christain, dying irthe
hope of a blissful immortality in th world
to come displaying in his last moments,
the humility of a christian and the forti-
(tude of thaJRornjaji. , ,
The Aberdeen, Houston aud Columbus,
Miss, papers, also North Alabama papers,
are requested by the friends of Dr. Ellis
to give the above an insertion in their re-
J The Cuban authorities have pro-
hibited the introduction into that Island
of any American newspapers, except the
True Delta of Orhans, and one or two
(p There was a regular pitched bat-'
tie came off betweei the miners on Rogue
river in Oregon, aid the Indians. The
latter were floir"e badly of course, the
whites suffering rn loss. The difficulty
arose out of an attempt of the. Indians to
get possession of aivhite child.
rxp" The Womsn's Rights Convention
has met atSyracust and are pleadi ng with
a vengeance for tte breeches. Some of
the orators are elojnent in the cause of
freedom. They tak of resisting taxation,
unless they are allowed a representation
among the taxing rowers. Lookout you
tax gatherers, forbioomsticks, pokers, hot
water, etcetera ; tie bront of the battle
must fall first upon you. These Amazo-
nians, or Viragoes ere in earnest, and oh,
what a sight of vounteers could be raised
ny a sweet little itower ot sixteen sum-
mers, or a charming widow of twenty ;
and how valiantly would the youngsters
fight for a smile or a kiss. A dangerous
civil war may be expected, and we all
know wko the victors will be. Then the
killed, and more than all thowounded
CP" General lijtryuau, the Austrian
commander, of whose cruelty durin"- the
Hungarian struggle for freedom, so much
has been said, was in Paris at latest dates.
The people surrounded his house, when
his presence was known, cried Ticer,"
Hyena," hooted, and hissed, and threat-
ened to mpb him, and made other demon-
strations not very flattering to the great
General. At a dinnerparty, upon a com-
pliment being paid him, he took occasion
to defend his character against the impu-
tation of cruelty, and made himself out
to be a mighty clever, humane fellow.
p" A Commercial convention in Cana
da, has recommended the Provincial Gov-
ernment to 6peu the river St.Lawrence to
the free entrance of American vessels, on
condition that the restraints aud customs
of both banks be abolished.
ftp- A letter to the New York Tribune
says that nine tenths of" the people of Italy
are in feelings republicans. Wait a while
The cause is a good one. It is progress-
ing to universality. Nine tenths of Eu-
lope will yet be Hepublicans in feeling
and in fact.
We are now visited with cooling showers
The Tyler Telegraph, comes out in an
article about the division of the State,
and pretends to give the sentiments of
Eastern, Texas in favor of an early divi-
sion. The Trinity Advocate also speaks
of it as a desirable measure. The discus-
sion of this measure is premature. Thcre
is no necessity for division. Let us be
united, and go on in improving and set-
tling the whole State. No inconveniences
have as yet been felt to any part of the
State from the present position of affairs.
The expenses attendant upon this incisure,
the difficulties of fixing satisfactory loun-
daries the question, of which section tien
would be entitled to a further division
the trouble and bluster of another Sta e
government all these, and other consi
derations, compel us to say, no division
should take place until the State is prepar-
ed to cut itself into five pieces ; also, end-
less distention and dissatisfaction will be
the consequence, and the fair prospects of
our State be blighted. Upon this subject
theRedlandJIerald speaks sensibly:
" While we do not object to " Junius"
of the Tyler Telegraph entertaining aud
expressing vijaws favoriug a division of our
those views being quotpd and republished
as the " public9 sentiment in the East."
Saving and fxcepting that single article in
the Telegraph, and a short paragraph in
the Trinity Advocate, not one line has
appeared, and not one word has been spo-
ken to our knowledge, throughout all
Eastern Texas, on the subject of a divi-
sion of the State. --
Not one sound reason can be given for
a division of our Empire State. As a
whole, she attracts attention and com-
mands respect. Divided, she would be-
come insiguificant. As a whole she can
preserve her present institutions. Divide
her .and the fell spirit of Abolitionism
would hover over our Western sister, sha-
dowing with its sooty wings Our own dear
homes and fire sides. We then say, away
with the division of our young and flou-
The State Gazette endorses these sen-
timents in decided language :
" These are not only sound, sensible,
and patriotic sentiments, but we have 110
doubt they accord with the views on this
subject, of nine-tenths of the people of
Eastern, and ninety-nine one hundredths
of the people of Western Texas.' '
The Brazos Planter, in speaking of the
crops of that region, says :
" The prospects of a fine crop were ne-
ver more promising than at present. Our
sugar planters are making every prepara-
tion for early grinding. It is thought that
most of the planters will commence on or
about the 15th of October to grind. There
is a gr eat demand for able bodied negroes
to save the sugar crop."
General P. F. Smith has removed his
head quarters from San Antonio to Corpus
Christi. The Nueces Valley, says that
city is rapidly improving; new buildings
are being erected, and trade is brisk.
k D5Fjom the BonXfi. Thomas, we
ciation met at the town .of Montgomery
on the 30th Sept., aud closed on the 4th
inst. Rev. G. W. Bains was e'ected
Moderator, and J. W. Thomas, Clerk.
About 1200 communicants were repre- j
seated, showing a large increase on the
last Associational year. About twenty
ministers were in attendance, amongst
them much talent. The meeting was,
luueeu, a very interesting one, and every
thing connected therewith passed off with
great harmony aud good feeling. Before
the close of the meeting a resolution was
passed by the Association, expressing its
thanks to the citizens of Montgomery for
their hospitality aud kind attention.
New England and Southern Consti-
tutional Rigiit.s. Col. Tarpley, a states-
rights man of Mississippi, writing to a
Jackson paper, uses the following lan-
guage, respecting our Northern brethern :
". I take great pleasure in saying, that
after many weeks spent in the New Eng
land States, I find the enlightened and
educated and patriotic men of all parties
as warmly devoted to the principles of the
Constitution which secure to us our do-
mestic institutions, and as firmly opposed
to the doctrines of Seward, Hale & Co.,
as m any other portion of the Union. I
do not, of course, speak of the fanatics
of the Frederick Douglas School, or the
politicians who are attempting to manu-
facture capital out of which to build up a
party for their own aggrandUement, but
of the great body of the Northern people
who are opposed to slavery in the abstract
but who recogni.-e our rights under the
Constitution, and who are willing to carry
out the provisions of the compromise in all"
Anderson, Grimes County,
Texas, Sept. 15th, '52.
To the Editor of the Ranger :
Dear Sir Having had occasion, a few
days since to be in Brazos county, I was Fa
somewhat surprised to learn, from-a Post
.master, in that county, that he had a bag
of mail belonging to the post office at An-
derson, which had been sent there from
some distributing office in Washington Co.
What distributing office it was, I do hot
know ; besides, it is needless to mention,
and this method of letting the public know
the cause of our mail failures, through
the columns of your paper, is sought by
one not disposed to be clamorous, or even
captious on the subject of official negli-
gence, or, to belie it into a better form
and color, official accident.
For it may be some satisfaction to your
readers to understand why our papers, and
letters, so often fail. to arrive when due ;
and, to what to attribute it. I am in fa-
vor of rendering unto Ccesar, the things
that are Ccesar's ; or more emphatically,
and plainly, and Anglo-Saxon like, to give
the devil his dues. I give no name I
know none and infactcare not what the
name of the Post master may be. The
people have a right to complain, when by
such a culpable negligence the mails are
thus'delaed jfca'ndTwhole bags iLjpauers.
and letters, utlnffLd, Tost, or destroyed.
I make this statement, that you, Mr.
Editor, may know, why it is that persons
so frequently complain of not receiving
their papers; and, when they do arrive,
oiu enougn 10 nave come irom ew
York. For it is useless to expect, or hope,
to change a custom of negligence in the
Post masters of Texas, which has been
so long in existence and acquiesced in, that
the memory of the oldest inhabitant run-
neth not to the contrary. This custom is
now law, a privilegium ojjlcii, something
like priviligium clericalc, or in common
speech, "benefit of clergy," in a former
time. I merely do so, as I have already
said, that the people ma y know unto whom
to render the things that are Cajsar's. Of
course there are some exceptions some
worthy, attentive, aud careful persons, in
this numerous class, some " men-'good
and true." But I cannot particularize,
and if I should, it would be much easier
to name the " good men and true," than
the others in this class. The people of
Grimes perhaps, have more cause to com-
plain, than those of almost any otheF
county : for, on one. occasion the whole
mail belonging to Anderson Post office,
was sent to Anderson county. I have not
the most distant idea what post master is
entitled to the credit of this movement.
This was done, of course through one of
those very excusable blunders, mistakes,
or negligences, excusable only in, and
common only to, Texas Post masters.
They have certainly all bought indulgen-
ces to commit official sins, ad infinitum,
without scruple or remorse of conscience.
In the word's of Scotland's immortal bard,
when he saw the louse on the lady at
church ; we may exclaim,
" O, wad some power the gift togie us,
To see ourselves as others see us ;
It would frae mony a blunder free us,
Aud foolish notion."
But I will dismiss this subject, and turn
to one of at least as sjenerallnterest the
not comecp to the expectations enter-
taiued oni or two montKsisince. The cot
eral-in-chief, by a boundless cupidity; an
unquenchable thirst for gold and'a longing
for dstinction, which he has plainly .veri-
fied by his feuds with -other distinguished
men, whose shareof military glory he
feared would pxeponderaiexfiis own. f
And really the Treasury must oe 10 unit.
"nrefernatural salt-stream, for , every
draught he drinks appears:to augment his'
thirst, and rempt him to drintc more, in-
stead of attempting-tb curtail the expen-
ses of the army, wefind liim in his official
report of December 1 845, recommending
to Congress the addition olthree nezaregi-
ments to our standing army, which woufd-
evidently increase the expenses.at least
three miliions of dollars annually. But
nothing wiser could be expected of a man
whose "brains are all within his epaulets."-
Again during the last Congress heushered
forward the same effusion of his wzi jjoca-
ted brains, "a slight variation" aud'uino.d-
est reference to his former report, manifes-
ting the high opinion he entertained m
that his puerile idea. "jjg
Again, Gen. Scott has, contrary 'tojtha
very letter of the law, received thefull
salary for discharging the duties of twor
offices simultaneously. In 183S when he
wa"s receiving full pay as a Major'General,
he had to enter into some negotiation's
with the Cheorkee Indians, for which, he'
charged the Government QO&er .diem, .-
besides his travelirur expenses: Underili
Mr. yauurihadmJnistra'tion tgisiflaji
grant uuuse. v.a"cr allowed: but so
soon as Gen. Harrison was inaugurated
the claim was again presented and" paid,
amounting to more than $2;000. Con-
gres, on account of this abuse was fdfee'd
as it were, in self defence to enaafaTawi
to stop the military Chief in hs mad ca-
reer. Did Congress succeed 2 Noindeecf,
for in 1850, for one month after the deatk
of Gen Taylor, he (Scott) acted asSecre-
tary of war, and acting at the same'tirne
a General-in-chief of the army, he received
seven or eight thousand dollars for thebne
office, and six thousand per year for the
other. Since then Congress has passed
another law for the old chiefs' special
benefit, as it were, which he, asr yet,!lfa
not had the opportunity to evade. The
northern anti-slavery whigs nominated
him in order to deceive the South 1 he is
a kind of Greek stratigem to which they've
resorted, in the vain hope, of henceforth
holding the reins of Government. If that
hope can be realized, they will no longer
sustairrthe compromise, butVill retum'to
their "old habits." "
Trust not the Greecian horseffbF so
soon as he is within the'walls of the city,
the Trojans are destroved ! '- P.
Cbappell Hill, Sept,-23d, 1S52.
ion worn nas done some lniurv to many
fields, and very seriously damaged others.
But, aSide from this, and from some cause
unknown to planters, the cotton crop will
not realize the expectations of "the people.
Perhaps this may be attributed to too
much rain in the early part of the season.
The corn crop yields abundantly, and is
worth in this county from 25 to 35 cents
Yours, truly, Sec,
A Citizen or Grimes.
p At a called meeting- 61 Warren;
Lodge, No. 56, of Free and A'ccep'ted
Masons, held in the town of Caldwell1, on
Wednesday eveuing, Sept."I5th, aj. 1852,
the following Preamble and Resolutions,
were unanimously adopted : fpr
Whereas, by an inscrutable Providence
we have been bereft of our esteemed and
worthy brother, Doctor John Ellis, ""
Therefore, Resolved, by this Lodge,
that in the loss of Brother Ellis, it'has
been deprived of 'one of its brightest or-
naments, and best craftsmen, "and this
community of one of its most worthyci
Resolved, That a copy of this Preamble
and Resolutions, be furnished to 'the re-
ox wiH-Uatlves oftis, deceasedra$heSeere$i!P
anu ijjiat ine memoers or mis jjouge, wear
the usnal badges of mourning, for thirty
Resolved, That the above Preamble ana
Resolutions be published in the "Texas
Ranger," and that our worthy brother, J".
G. Thomas, is hereby requested to furnish
for the same paper a short obituary of the
John W.1 Devilbiss, )
J. G. Thojta's, (- Com'tee.
, J. P. Johnston, j
(Attest) MARTrNTR:. SNELB,
Interforcnce in American Aff airsi
Tiie London DaTTy News, of a recent
date says :
"Another case 111 wiiicti the joint inter-4.
ferencc of the two leading European pow-
ers will probably be soon exercised, is
that of Mexico.yery great benefits are to
be expected, both commercially and po-
litically, should the contemplated inter-
positron be attended with a satisfactory
result In the Daily News of the 4th
inst , we mentianed that the government
of Louis Napoleon had it in contemplation
to propose to the government of Enlaud
and the United States a plan for brinfinc
about a firm and solid Government in
Mexico, with a view to raising that natu-4
rally magnificent country from the state
of prostration to which it has been reduced
by long continued mal-administration. We
hear that it is further proposed to invite
Spain, Belgium and Holland to take part
111 the measures that may be deemed nec-
essary ; so that, in fact, the project has
the appearance of a general Congress of
the chief commercial nations of the civil-
zed world for the discussion of Mexican
For the Ranger.
Mr. Editor :
As it is the privilege of every one
to speak his sentiments freely, in regas
to the candidates for the Presidency, at
the next election, I wish through the col-
umns of your paper, to make known a few
lines of my" scribbling, based upon the
"known incidents" of Gen. Scott's Ionrr
After mature reflection upon many of
his public acts, I would not. even icere I
whig and eligible to vote, support him for
the Presidency. No sooner far would
I suffer my right arm severed from my
body, if 1 knew that, by my single vote,
he would be promoted to that high aud
dignified station which should be occu
pied by no one, uuless he bears a Slates-1
man s head, and feels the throbbings of a
patriots heart. Has Gen. Scott proved
himself worthy by his counsel, to occupy
that station which has been honored by
the great Apostles of American liberty ?
We think they not only fail to do this, but
force upon us precisely the contrary opin-
ion. We will show our reasons, by first
glanciug at the expenses of the army, for
which Gen. Sccftt is as responsible as a
guardian is for the extravagance of his
ward, and then by noticing some of his
public act', aud wise advice.
That there Jias been an enormous in
crease in the ponses of the American j
army, which Senator Dean terms, the pre-;
gnant mother of a monster-brood of abuses,
no one will deav. For in 1845 the whole
expenses of the army were only 3,155,-
027 ; but by examination we find them
more than thribblcd in 1851. For the
whole expenses of the army proper, during
that year, amounted to Sll,811,792 as re-
ported by the Secretary of the Treasury,
being about 965 dollsr3 per man.
What would the patriotic spirits of '76
say, could they view such extravegance ?
Could the manes of the illustrious patri-
ots of that day, descend from their heav-
enly abodes, aud cast one glance at our
0J? Bayard Taylor, in a letter from the
Nile, affirm the story of men with tails
being found in Africa. He says the women
.. ... M .. . 1 ..
aic, ju an imjicuw, miuiau, "out me men
have faces like dogs, claws
and tails like monkeys."
German traveler, gives the
Masonic Jubilee. One hundred years
willliave elapsed on the 4th day of No-
vember next since George Washington
was made a Free and Accepted Mason in
Fredericksburg Lodge, in Virginia. Sev"3
eral Grand Lodges, including the Grand
Lodges of Tennessee, Michigan, Vermont
and North Carolina, have recommended
to the -Masonic fraternity under their ju-
risdiction to observe the 4th November
next as a Masonic jubilee. The Grand
Lodge of the State of New Yrbrk will also
celebrate the day.
The Chapterand Blue Lodge of San Au-
gustine, contemplate celebrating the 4th
day of Novemfcet next the centennial
anniversary of General Washington's- ini-
tiation into the Masonic Order. The cere-
monies on the occasion will be truly impos
ing. All Lodges and Masons in good stand-
ing are cordially invited to participate.
tt Whatever you think proper to ,
graut a child, let it be granted at the first
word, without entreaty or prayer and,
above all, without making any conditions.
Grant with pleasnre, refuse with reluc-
tance, but let yourself be irrevocable, let
-not importunity shake your resolntion, let
the article, no, when pronounced, be like
a wall of brass, which a child, after be has
tried his strength against it half a dozen,
times shall never more endeavor to shaket
Q3P There was a man who was- so anx-
ious to make a noise in the world, thatthe
left orders when he died to have hiskin
tanned and made into a drum.
T7OR SALE. The tract of land, for-
J raerly the residence of L. P. Moore,
situated on fke road to Austin, 35 miles
from Washington ; containing about 1050
acres of land, well timbered and watered.
Sixty acres are under a good fence. The
situation is one'of the healthiest and most
to their feet,
Dr. Werner, a
Terms of sale. Part cash; the bal-
lance by first December.
Also for sale at the residence of Henry
nons, fifteen fine blooded Rams. Terms
cash. - EL HONS.
:ept. 29, 1852.
nresent aristocratic arm v. methinks tlmv
would wail more like" the melancholy beautiful in the county.
dirge of perdition s damned millions, than
like the cry oancestors weeping o'er the
degeneracy of their posterity.
Once our officers were content if they
could procure the necessaries of life, but
now they must have in addition to the
necessaries of life, all its luxuries, and are
not content unless they dwell "in priucely
places and revel in royal halls." But
why this sudden change 1
The cause is obvious to every thinking-'
mind and to every student of his country's
welfare. It is wholy attributable to the
infinite difference between the then Gen-eral-iti-chief
and the present General-in-chief
of the army. The great father of
his country was actuated by motives of
tbe purest patriotism ; the present Gen-
THE STATE OF TEXAS. )
COUNTT OF BRAZOS. ) "
rpAKEN up by Wilson Reed,
JL and estmyed as the law di-
rects, a flark bayfillv, about three
years old, hin'd feet white, and a white
spot in the forehead, no brauds.
ROBT. JOHNSON, Clerk
Connty court, B C.
September 12, 1852. 28-3w
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