The Corpus Christi Star. (Corpus Christi, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 2, Ed. 1, Tuesday, September 19, 1848 Page: 2 of 4
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The merchants of this city have decided to despatch
a trainvef wagons for Chihuahua by the Way of Pre-
sidio Rio Grande onor- about the first of December
next and will invite merchants and traders centrally
to accompaay tbem. The train will be undertho di-
rection of t3en. Cazneau who will. tales up a very
lares stock of goods which he is now selecting in the
North for that market. As it is the intention to open
the road for permanent trade with Chihuahua and to
hare the first train as large as possible invitation is
held out to all who-may wish to join it.
To those who have been seeking a new route to
hihuabua an opportunity is here presented by which
they can satisfy themselves that from Corpus Christi
must thttiftabssful trader s:art. In view of this
lose whtPmay wish te go up in an observative ca-
icity can take with them a small stock of goods
ilh which to defray expenses and if desired
isportation will bo furnished here. In fact wagons
ill be in readiness for the accommodation of any
art who -may not be prepfed to furnish their own
W invite the attention of thosr who have been in
the habit ofjjoing to Chihualiua by the long route from
IndepenWnce to this expedition. Let them go or
srnd sonle one with this train in December and they
.will at etice see the folly of continuing the old route.
Chey v4l see that they cannot compete with traders
'who neeaj.but one shipment of goods by water and
whose roatj by land will be but little over oni-focrtii
as much asj the old route. These advantages are too
palpable to' bo neglected and those who may be4oth
to take ouy word for the distance of the Corpus
Christi route have an opportunity presented them
h by the departure in 'December of judging for them-
selves. Another enterprlzing gentleman and successful
merchant who has engaged in this trade to Chihua-
hua is -Mr. Mann of this place. To most of our
readers' he is well J;nown as a successful trader
with (the Mexicans. He was a swler'for the army
frT:long time and thN in addition to bis Mexican
trade has plared him &fa position from which he
can wield a constder.ible capital. With the com-
bined energy oihimjelf and Cazneau we cannot
doubt their .success in any undertaking.
Those in othei Slates of the Union who may de-
sire detailed information on the subject can obtain
it by consulting Gen. Cazneau now in the North;
er if they will address the editor of this paper he
will take pleasure in imparting it.
FROM GALVESTON ANDNtew ORLEANS.
The schr Relief came in from GAveston on Mon-
li day bringing dates from that city to uHi.MnaC
.Much sickness is said to exist in
cellow Jevcr was not on the increasi
the 8th. From 1st of Aueust ti
paritively wide .spread. Lord John
'CS deaths from that
in N. Orleans
Sept. 7th there
The swMra-Hibemia had arri.Ved at Boston with
European dates . -je fa w- Ireland was quiet
and the trial of the lfSdersrviT the late ravnlt worn
going on. The crops'baing short in somo parts of
that country the famine had already appeared.
"Tmi BcrrALO IIukt." ArnictM Patria in the
Belleville Ills papers summons all those desirous
of taking part in the great "Buffalo Hunt" to ren-
dezvous near Mattmoros in November. A
" The inhabitants of the country are determined
to be freefrom old Mexico and only desire a few
intelliconl and determined SDi'rita to assist ihcm in
their struggle for freedom. These are the Buffalo
Hunters. These hunters go to the hunt not to
make conquest nor to oppress thei people but to
act with the natives of the country as a band of
brothers for liberty and independence."
Tut Sierra Marie Affair. The New Orleans
Delta says: The Buffalo Hunters we understand
are mustering strongly ; many of .them have already
started ferthe hunting grounds more are preparing
h Z' and accordin t0 all the signs and tokens
" "n I comea Ior we sport to c .mraence
annpnnccd his .willingness to convene Pafljament
should famine threnten the Empire. Continental
news generally pacific. On the l2th u!t. the Man-
Chester magistrates seized the paper and arrested
fourteen of the chief leaders of several 'clubs. 'At
Hyde DuckenGeld Manchester and Oldham the
Chartists have appeared in considerable nnmbess
and paraded with arms but in all cases dispersed
on the appearance of the police or military. Arms
and ammunition were detected jrfer club room in
Liverpool. It is thoucht that aWheme has been
concerted throughout the kingdom among the dis-
affected to get up some insurrectionary movement.
Ireland. Numerous arrests have taken place
as many as sixty having been made in Tipperary ;
among the most prominent are those of O'Brien
Meagher Lcgue and O'Donohue. Mr. O'Brien
had been brought up as a witness' in tho case of
John Martin. His appearance is said to bo altered
for the worse. D. Hoban printer of the Tribune
pleaded guilty. Sentence was deferred.
Two persons fiom America had bern committed
to jail in Derry. Messrs. Hanson and Gernon were
also arrested on their arrival from America. They
have both been liberated the latter od bail. Dr.
McCarron for some"lime'past surgeon or he Sarah
Sands the American screw steamer had b?cn com-
mitted to Newgate foi high treason. He k said to
he a man of great ability and gave up his situation
to engage in the cause ot Ireland.
France. Precautions had been taken t pre-
vent an outbreak. It was reported that Gen Cav-
aignac was about to resign on account of tie la-
borious duties of his office. Measures of precaution
against the cholera were being adopted by the gov-
ernment. Tin Irish Fckos The New York Sun under-
takes to foreshow (whether upon good authority or
not wc cannot say) where the Irish subscription
are to ue expanded as follows .
It is rumored that the funds raised for Irelaid
arc to be appropriated in orcanizinjr an extensive
fox hunt to take place in the British American pro
vinces tins tail or winter iteu luxes are said to
abound in those regions."
Tho following is from the commercial news cf
the Picayune of the.Sih
Cotton The sales reach 1000 bales at rather
easier rates including 200 bales part now of strictly
Middling at 5 3-4 cents and 120 bales new Good
Middling at Gc. f
Flour The market has been very quiet and we
only hear of the sale of 200 choice St Louis at
S4 62 1-2; 60 bbls. at 84 75 and 160 Illinois at
$4 50. A- - t'-
Cork 350 sacks White soldVst '55c an v-ASO
sacks'slightly damageiUaumtfion at 37 1-a cents.
Court Wee- Tho District Couit will or-
ganize today an(' proceed at once to business.
ivcral meryibers of the bar hare arrived.
"n o !
The IVuails. There must be a general derange-
ment of the en tire mail system throughout our State.
for the papers of every section are complaining.
The inconveniences resulting from the lack of a
route to the new counties on the Rio Grande are
not only ieh by the inhabitants and merchants there.
but here also. The merchant or trader on the Rio
Grande who wishes toconfei with those of Corpus
Christi has to send a special courier and vice
versa. The present rapid increase of population
in those counties demands a regular communica-
tion and as we remarked in oar first number Mr.
Johnson would do well to look to it.
TaAirtPORTATi09 to THt Rio Grakde.' The atten-
tion of the citizens and 'trtders on the Rio Grande
and of shippers in New Orleans and other places is
called to the Corpus Christi and Rio Grande Lines of
Transportation whith will be at once established from
this point. By thir means we will be brought in di-
rect and regular communication with the most impor-
tant trading points on the frontier of Mexico and the
advantages to tracers exceed any thing that has ever
been held out
By the river it is dangerous vexatious and costly
in the extreme ttended with the greatest uncertainty
as to time of dHivery. A New Orleans merchant in
shipping for stance to H. Clay Davis1 place via
the Rio GranrV pays a heavy freight to the Brazos
and the heaest insurance known on the coast and
if a "northr" be blowing may remain a week out-
side the brr. When the goods are landed on the
island the is storage to pay ; they are then taken to
the mouth0'" the Rio Grande at an expense of trans-
portatinn'almost equal to that from New Orleans and
there upess a steamer be in readine
stored lefore shipped. On the
freighwnd insurance is again liea
it is laided at its destination has cost almost double
w'hat i would if passed through here.
Th Transportation Line will take freight from N.
Orleffs and land it at the enumerated points at the
rate! set down in their advertisement. And this will
be dine expeditiously ton for so soon as the vessel
cones in which she can do in almost any weather
thebar being the best on the coast the goods will be
traisferred to the wagons and at once started to their
pants of destination which will be reached in G or
We will again set down the distance from' Corpus
Christi :o the several points : To Loredo 133 Mier
14-2 Rb Grande City 130 miles.
To San Antonio de Bexar 1 10 miles the Transpor-
tation Line will also run asd from tho facilities of
the route and cheapness of freight wc think they will
be well patronized..
' The Cause or Ireland. Wc have remarked that
:here is not a town or villago in the United States
which has not contributed something to the cause of
suffering Ireland. Even in our new counties their
friends are up and doing. A meeting has been held
in Refugio; in San Patricio $100 has been subscri-
bed and in another part of our paper will be foim-1 a
call for a meeting on Wednesday night to bo held in
:CP During the past week near 200 persons have
arrited ami passed through hero from different points.
Thanks To our friend Richardson of the
Galveston News for his kindness in sending us a
heal for our paper. It would have been most ae-
ccpible had we no: chMJeoT-oar mind as to 'the
title but tho favor was net the less appreciated.
Ve will return the head by a safe hand.
Wtthinztan Mnum'ent tv i. tmm Naiinnal in.
tclligencer that ihe foundation oT t he Washington National
Mbnomenl is moving1 upward tepidly the nature of
ouch a work will admit. The IoieUieenctr sava: "It is
cifhtv feet loeaf. and of solid Monte. The muanrv i niJ
Plo be so far most skilfully and' care jfully exeeute'd asd pro-
: iu uu gci cwjii iu an coDKcrocQ in ine erection or
this magnificent membrial of the gr'alituda of the American
People to the illustrious Father ofhis Country."
A meeting of the Friends of Iceland will be held at the
Corpus ChHtti Hot tt on Wednesday evening 20th but at 7
o'clock. AU who love liberty and hate oppression are invited
to attend. " sept 19
THE undersigned having been appointed by the Hon.
the Probate Court of the county of Nueces State of Texas
administrator on the estate of Bartlett Annibal deceased.
Notice ir hereby given to all person indebted to said estate
to come forward and settle the claims against I htm and to
all persons having claims against said estate to file. them
witmn the time prescribed by law or they will be forever
Cmfpus Christi Sept 19. Administrator.
ss they are mainl THE undersized. lmn'rftaMffiltjeaaaaHL .m.t
steamer then ihtW0f0JAvSKMKDi'''')
t and baasFrtircra- bSBk?2KJBJB y
through CoTddi C&OHwl
or Iranpportationfror Ircwh
IromXicw Orleans to the above porats at Ihc follow rfjratego
n rom corpus enruti to Loredo per iuu lbs IJ 00
Return freight " " ' 1 50
Corpus Christi to Rio Grande dy " " " 2 00
Return freight " " " t 50
Corpus Christi to Micf " " " 3 00
Return freight . " " 1 50
From New Orlcanto Corpus Christi per bbl. 1 25
From Nov Orleans to cillier-of the afcove mention-
rd points pe; 100 lbs. 3 25
Back freight to New Orleans " " " 225
In addition to the above points a Ine will be runftoSan
Antonio de Bexar (110 miles) from Ctrpus Christi at the
luiiumng rates: (.
From Corpus Christi to San Antonio per 100 lbs. f 1 00
Back freight " 75
These Masons will start eviry two weeks and ran at all .
stasnns and it is intended soto arrange their departure thatT
ennds brotiptit down in the sani-monthly packets from New
Orleans can bn taken awaj ai soon aa landed so that the
methoJ f conVL'jartce will ombinc besides chcapnesj and
From the central posilioi of Corpus Chriti t all the
rnunicratcd poitns and in hct to alttnc Upper Rio Gran Jo
Country thendcrsigned flitter themselves that their under-
takin; will meet uitti success.
All information duircd vill be liberally impiit.-d by the
J. H. BLOOD Commission Merchant
New Orleans.' J
E. FITZGEEALD Corpus Christi. J
H. CLAY DAVIS Rio Grande City. 1
sl9 BENJAMIN F. NEAL San Antonio. J J
J. W. KINNEY
nere will b a. K!ly and rrallant comnanv on il.
anirs of the Rio Grande amtan. tn .i ! .1..
w mibi IIC
glonoss cxnilerating port which the beautiful
ileal and rslloc .r k r t .
them r7 - ' -j." rne paradise will aflbrd
JL?' r ll "r dIe-Vi't'ashington correspJn-
:lj e JonnalV ComXpe avs. "to rail
:ri!S ine buffrin .m. .nii
buffalo unt anil
ktji .1 r j . J ...
j lueir oesiin nnrt ih.i-ofio- j.
hich'lhair ..r "I0": 'l "'-Tf." tf "JUU.
vm6; tiln 3 -irre9ica. iopmice it
j... M iere 78 no raeaBS l0 prevPnt iK"
RRIVAL OF THE STEAMER HIBERNL
' "& iucrKep5r:ed Rtvolutien at St. Ptten.
VUrg JJesCnuclian if th Vl.t i.- n
'arcand 'Dreadful Lon f LifeTChartuts-McH
Charleston Sept. 8 1848. The steamer Hi.
errna has arrived ut Rninn ai ;.
jreek s. later news. Br.adstuflT have advanced
The weather was deemed unf-nmiki-Hr r nnj
The following were the Quotation in tho T.itrornnni
market: Corn thirtv-ei-rht hili;n. o..i.-.
Wea! from sixteen to seventeen shillinjrs and sir. I
I pence. iour lroin thtrtyHhree shillings and six-
pence to thtrty-sir shillings. On -the day of the.
Hibeinia's eailinir. Consols clrwerl nt fmm :rrfn..'
six and five-eights .10 eifhty-six and three quarters.-
I In the L5ndon market Flour mno-orl fm.n q n on I
lahillino-s. There was nochnnorin Pnitnn -
The packet ship Ocean Monarch from Liverpool'!
uuuu iuuk uru in lua. inrr isn t hinne nnrf
s burned. One hundred and fiftv 1i'm wm ?.
in the conflagration. Ireland continues quiet .
w ivaacriy naa a second trial. -Iif that as in the
first the jury-failed to ajjree. Such of'tbe leads
were arrestee: whd had CMpn part in tirb TippeTi-
musraic. were.io do trieu oy special commission
rirish Grain crops nre bdowtheaverarje yield.
i-some parts Jonreland the famine had alreadv
pcarwl. ThcScotchrjChartisls werft'eaus ing soma
aesj to4be li mis a uoyemment Secreted
rms and munition A'ootibua . be discovered by
. esjtaiis 01 me uron uorernment ma a to sa
ttUhtsa'shoTs that tia conspiracy w w coat
Ges. Wm. L. Cazneau. This well known and
enterprising nerchant left here for New Orleans and
New .York n Thursday last. To the people ef
Western Texts and to all the Mex'.can traders of the
Northern Frounces the General is well known fir
that energy ol character which has carried him ono
successfully jn his mercantile operations. To hm
the citizens o' Corpus Christi are indebted for a cm-
siderable porton of tnat trade which the place enjiys
with the uppeiRio Grande. He was the first to cpen
a road from tmpb'int to Loredo which he did with
his own freightoj wagons and for which enterpize
we are happy to tato the return was commensurate
with the undertaking. The success of his business
in T.nrpnn nntv ulittmA liio .nn.t!u rv.r..-l... !..
uaters.' That will l 3 .r.i ... - j . ...
isxrm mode in r ' w""1 closing 1.1s business there or in this
?iace ue nas gojie isorui lor tho purpose w" seljrting
a large stock of goods lor he. Ckihiaboa martet for
which place he will start immediately on hireium to
Ais point. That this expedition will be attended with
the sreatCSt success we cannot nrmitVrv.r.nl..o. m
douoaftrticularly when we know that Gen. Cwneau
will'heao.TSk He Is ajman mho has shownTliciself
possessed otniind iapablo of grasping great com-
mercial undertakiiigand at no distant day is destined
to be one'of the richest as he is now the most per-
ssverlng .of merchants i
This sectiofr of coontrr reauires men like Caz-
neau who are not afraifc! adventure and.who br
adventuring often reaUaK rich harvest.
OTFALO HCJITCKS. On SuTwmnn;n.. .
I r M IMBI BUWt IIIIIE SllfP 9V1S
Col. de Hussy left St. Josepli'sAwith ftfh inn
J men who csmown to join in the BuTaln Hunt."
Capt. Besancon laftn the schr. TSu.-maininrr nd
largest portion of those who came down defermined
not to retnrn and have departed in1 small parties for
the Brazos Matamoros Rio Grande Citv. MatarrnrJ
&c and some few of them have njrseed in business
e -ritited Cornus
Wd. it WS9 in'nVil
fin body of jneo and most-of wBom before .it.-n
on" the buffalo hunt had encountered the elephant in
u.o T...ey oiiexico. We are iddee.l sony for the
Iamentarle OccuRBcvcr. We regret exceedingly
thii early in our editorial career at this place that we
hare to record the sudden and unexpected death of
ore of the oldest and most respected citiztns of Corpus
Ciristi. Georos W. Bbkndstt an old citizen and
frrmerly one of the County Commissioners of this
ounty was by a sudden jibe and whilst off his
guard thrown overboard from the sloop 411ack Bird
Capt. Smith on Tuesday last on his way from St.
Joseph's Island to his residence at Musquito Point
ind being unablo to swim was drowned.
Sir. Brundett has been fur several years one of the
most honest industrious and estimable citizens of
Corpus Christi and had been for the last few months
nrrarred as Blacksmith in the Oimrtermaitf m
partment at Brazos Santiago from which employment
he was returning to his family cnnsist:ng of his wife
and six children now lc destitute.
However much this affair is to be lamented we
learn that Capt. Smith is eionerated from all blame
the accident being beyond his control and that he
made every effort to save him.
Capt. Smith since that time has been very vigilant
in his efforts to recover the body in which he at last
succeeded in doing on Sunday. It was conveyed to
St. Joseph for interment.
The JIaVoess. Tho residuo of Capt. Sutton's
company left for Calvier's ranclio on the San Anto-
nio on Sunday last where they will be mustered out
of service by Capt. Blake 2d Dragoons.
Commission and Forwarding Merchant
Will attend to the.xO)iranUTornanJftij f conr J v
parti of the country mil receive nrlersvi(jSiafcIias ct
goods in New Orlcara and in the iS'tilhsrii cilie? and mil
111 fact attend to all business cntrui cd to his care uilb.
promptitude and lid"hty. sept 19
MRS. DE MEZA
Informs the inhabitants of Corpcs Clinsti that fhe will
opens Day School on the 9lh of October 1S43. Tho
coiire of mfhrctTOVrt'ill wmprise ErtgtMi Reading Writing
Arithmetic. Gramnar. Grocraphyand History. ;
Terms J TVo and Three Dollars per month accordinc
to the age and degree of improvement of tht pupils payable
N. B. Fwicb Spanish and Needlework will be taught
ifrequirci r-pl9 2t
W.M. MANN & CO.
Gentrd Ctmmission and Fnsarding Merchants
Corpus Christi Texas
WILL attend to the receipt of goods from New Orleans
and otlar plates for the points on the Itio Grandf and t
Bexar. They mil also attend to the shipment of such articles
of prodice as may b sent from those places to New Orleans
thrnuci thii place. sepl9
SLMatiers that few possess.
PWr f "! information etc. he
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Wll practice in the counties of Starr Webb Cameron
San fatricio Refugio and Ts'urces and will attend to the
cbmBtion of Notes Bonds and Accounts; locating lands
PTnttinini. title ptr A frn vp.irc rpcidpnrf in Wrllprn
Tcx!3 pives him opportuniues for information in Landed
refers to :
Col. H. L. Kinney Corpus Christi ;
Thos. F. McKikxxt. Galveston;
iJ. H. Blood Merchant Nw Orleans;
H. C. Davis Rio Gtand City. sepl9
disappointment which has been occasioned ih.mVKti
nope that no self-appointed leader w again seek A fnoarSo
raue under the "Buffii ..-..... 'if " ' our
wmw mhuwii LvsNiUfMe.uian it- nf nrntito
wldgeessichsiB. 1 . v i2W;t.t
Vlj" The District Court was in session 'in Refugie'
ceunty for two days during last week.
AN60IU Wool. The city of Angoria orEh-
jrurizc'Was fermerJy the centre of the production
of the celebrated 'Eastern shawls and carpets made
rum in; siiKy nair 01 111c Atlijora goat. Aoout
200000 persons including the manufacturers and
merchants werefemployed or derived a living from
this business and the vearlv eXDorts of thn artirJe
amounted to about 30000fpicces of one or the other
kind. Some years ago the Turkish Government
abrogated the law nrohibiiinir the exnort of the raw
material ; in consequence of this the population of
this flourishing city has decreased considerably for
European capitalists have bought up the raw article
in larrje quantities and produce an article superior
to that made at Angora. Austrian and English
speculators' have hitherto beer the princidal ope-
In our epttntry where there is every variety of
;i j i3 . - :. ...l.. L1..U
sun una ciiumic wc sre nvrasou tviiy wc suuuiu
be behind in tho manufacture of (ine articles of ar
pa'reB At present there is not a fine shawl made in
the United Slates. We could breed both the Angora
hwik worm to mane ine npett 01 iaoucs.
ulusrn Statesthere are fields more prolific
in tne cotton or tobacco. WtfOtWM
ii j 1 t .
J. W. KINNEY informants frjgnds and the public here
in Matamoros Rcynoso Camargo Rio Grande City Mier r
Guerrero Loredo Corral vo Marian Cadareita Monterey
Sallillo ect that he has non on hand and is in daily expec.
tation of a further supply of G roceries and Provi-
sions Hardware Crockery etc all of which
will bo sold at lower rates than were ever known in this
section of country. Corpus Cjiristi. Sept. 19.
(" Corpus Christi Hotel.
Formerly called the "Kinnty Wouie" hating now become
the property of Mr. Gcorgs NocsscI weft known tn the
citizens of Texas as mine host of "Noessel's Hotel" at
Iiastrop and the ' Colorado Exchange Hotel at Matagorda.
Mr. Norfsel has the honor to inform citizens and strangers
J in general that the above houseis mtjatra fobJgccptiooi
for hmr :ie a can. ire naiiera '
of all those who mav-fiwhnn''"
himself that he is too well known to make further comment
necessary. The house is now being materially improvad lor
the comtort and convenience of ..is customers ; and as the
proprietor has fishermen and huitsmen engaged his table
will always be well supplied with Fi'h Oysters and Game
of all descriptions. Tne BarSwill always be well supplied
with the choicest Wines and Liquors.
PRICES OF THE CORPUS CHRISTI HOTEL.
For each meal SO SO
Board by the day without lodging 1 00
For lodging 50
Board and lodcing per month 30 00 '
Board by the month without lodging 25 00 "
For a horse feed 1 50
Tnlcinir rare of a horse bv the dav. 1 00
epI9 GEO. NOESSEL. Proprietory
Shirts.-300 dozen all varieties.
jast received and forjsale low by .TIr
scptlO V J- JVI"
Boots and Shoks. 200 VM i.Lafh
Shoes and Gaiters and 150 pairs g2lig"
5ho. aaAorted. in f nre and lor li hV
sept!9 . J. W. KINNEY.
Lost Certificate No. 334 dattd Jane the 6th 1839 baaed
to Micfiael McMahon by the Board of Laud Commissioner
for Harris County; for (MO acres of land. If not found with
in thejime presenbed by law 1 shall apply to tbeyoper au-
thorities for duplicate of the same. tl
- Corpus Christi 10th September 183. X-S -
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