The Corpus Christi Star. (Corpus Christi, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 5, Ed. 1, Tuesday, October 10, 1848 Page: 1 of 4
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LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining in the Post Office at Corpus Christ
SeDtember 30 1848.
Swift 3. F. 2
Sutton J. S.
Aubcry V. Ps-
Jones J. W.
Mycr James 2
Sanders J. L.
Dura) John C.
Xcnncdy Robtrt William
Martin George W. 2
Mycr James 2
Taj lor Samncl
Griffith C. J.
Rogere J. II.
Whitby W. W.
Scc'trv Frontier Lodsc No 28
Secretary Point Uabel Lodge
II. D. NORTON P. M.
THE CORPUS CHRISTI STAR.
CORPUS CHRISTI OCTOBER io 1848.
STATE OF TEXAS
Nueces County. ' )
To COLUMBUS P. ROGERS specially appointed in this
case: You are hereby commanded to attach so much of the
property of George N. Dovvns and JohnS Owens or so
much of tlie property of the firm of Oucns ) Downs be-
ing the same w lioarc trading as merchants under that name
and stjlc if to be Tound in jour county replcriable on secu-
rity as shall be of value sufficient to make the sum of fifty-
four dollar? with interest on the same from the 7th day of
October 1817 at the rate of S per cent per annum r.r.d costs
that may accrue on this writ.
And that you cite the said John S On ens and George N.
Downs as the firm of 0 ens & Down merchants to ap-
pear before rue by publishing the same in manner and form
as the law directs on the first Saturday in November next
being the foulh day of said month then ami there to answer
the demand of John P. KeNey who brings this suit against
them for a note of hand due 011 the 7th day of October 1817
then and there to anavvrr the naid d -muni! and show cause
if any they lmc why judgment shall not be rendered as
at ked for with eot-. etc.
Herein fil not and make due returns of this writ with
jour endorsement therein as law direct?.
Git en at my office in the town of Corpus Christi this 23d
dav of September ISIS.
J. BENTON JOHNSON
Justice of the Peace No. 1.
DRY GOODS &c.
The undersiuned is'm daily expectation of receiving a large
and complete assortment of Dry Goods sqlcclcd and manufac-
tured expresslv'for the Mexican trade and would respectfully
call the attention of Mexican Merchants and Traders to this
point as being the most convenient and cheapest to make
their purchases. Try it and j ou w ill be com inrcd.
scp2G WM. L. CAZNEAU.
3. W. KINNEY informs his friends and the public here
in Matamoros Rcynoso Camargo Rio Grande City Slier
Guerrero Lorcdo Cerraho Marian Cadarcita Monterey
Saltillo ect that he has now on hand and is in daily expec-
tation of a further supply of G ro c e rics and Provi-
sions Hardware Crockery etc. all of which
will be sold at low cr rates than were ever known in this
section of country. Corpus ChriMi. Sept. IB.
Having b'en appointed agent for the proprietors of the
town of Corpus Christi ami that large anil beautiful ection
of country adjoining comprising upwaids of forty leagues
I will be irt pared at alt tunes to git c information as. iNujo
show the propcr'y nther town or country which from its
po-ition and ii-iMijI advantages nfTir inducement to the en-
terprising seldom met with." 'Ihe lands will not he "old to
anv who do not intend to Income actual .-enters. All ltttcrs
addressed to me post paid will meet prompt attention.
sep'.'G KUWAUU til.jl'AiAUU.
5CP Galveston Civilian and New Orleans Delta will copy
three months anil send account to this oliicc.
In accordance with a Proclamation of the Hon. Geo. F.
Wood Governor of the State of Texas bearing date Sep-
tember 12 1848
I F. Beldcn Chief Justice in and for the county of Nue-
ces hereby order that an Election be held in said county on
the seventh day of November next at lha house of G. W.
Bryant in this town for the purpose of choosing four Elec-
tors of President and Vice President to which this State is
And I do hereby appoint J. Benton Johnson Esq. Presi-
ding Officer of said Election who will conduct the same
according to law.
Done in the town or Corpus Chnsti this 4tu
day of October A. D. I8-J8.
slO Chief Justice.
COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE
During my ahsencs from tho town H. A. Gilpin who is
properly appointed and qualified will attend to all business
connected with this office.
ElH. M HAINES Clerk C. C N. C.
Corpus Christi Oct. fl ISIS. olO-tf.
Powder and Lead. A small suppl
t .. - . .. . . . . .. n
oi LMiponi-s unesi I'owdcr ami bar Lead in store and tor
I . 1... ... n a.-. n.
""v OKI t. WHL.r-.lf.
STATE OF TEXAS
I J. Benton Johnson Ju-licc of the Peace in this county
lierebv- appoint and depute Columbus P. Rogers special con
sume io levy mis writ and serve it lie having taken I lie oain
Corpus Christi Sept. 20 ISIS
J- BENTON JOHNSON J P. N. C.
In conformity with the above I hereby notify the said John
S. Owens and Geoige N. Downs known as the firm of
(.'wens y- uovvii"! Io appeinn obedience to the above cita-
tion or the cause will procerd exparte.
P. C. ROGERS Special Constable.
Levied on this day Fcpt. 23d 18 IS the ftore house and
o-itbu.ldiiigs on Block 2u. I and Lot No 1 in the town ol
ortl0 3t P. C ROGERS Special Constable.
ASSESSOR AND COLLECTOR'S NOTICE-
Pay your Slate Licences and s.ive costs.
J. BENTON JOHNSON
oct3 Ascsor and Gl-'rctor Purees county.
FreslrGrocories and Provisions.
E. OHLUR lusjun received an apartment of Groceries
and Provisions which will be sold o-i reasonable terms.
Among other articles his iIock comprises
Potaioes ' On-ons
Corn Meal Sourcrout
n3 (hrrs &".
Stale of Tens Comity of San J'alncio. Letters of ad-
ministration having been granted to the undersigned by the
Honorable the Probate Court of San Patricio county on the
estate of William de Bcnlnin Into of said county deceased-
al the September term. A. I). 15!3. Therefore all pen-ons
who have claims against said estate must present them with-
in the legal limitation and those indebted are requested to
make payment and William O'Dochartv- of this county has
been appointed mj lawful attorney and agent in fact.
JAMES DE BENHAM Administrator.
San Patricio Sept. 23 1SJ8. oct3 Ct
J. H. BLOOD & CO.
Commission and Forwarding Merchants
Ai. 31 Camp street New Orleans
WILL civc particular attention to the executiun of orders
for the Mexican Mail.et and Io consignments of Hides
A ool etc addressed lu their care as well as to all general
K'fir to Col. II. L Kinney Gen. W. L. Cazneau Cor-
iiisOuriati: James I'ovrers Jtsq.. Live (Jafc Point: V. E.
Jovvard Esq. San Antonio: H. Clay Davis. En . Rio
.-....-- - '-
iiranue uiiv. sepvs
' 7 "DRY "GOODS STORE.
"Wm. L. Cais-evp being now in the northern cities for the
"purpose of Iivin" in a complete stock of Dry Goods is de
sirous of selling off his stock now on hand and in order to
muuee purchasers to come forward the prices nave been re-
d'tcetl. Come one. romc all. spuSft
THE undersigned having bem appointed by the lion
the Probate Court of the county of Nueces. Slate of 1ias.
administrator on the estate of Bartlctt Annibal deceased.
Notice is hereby given to all persons indebted to said estate
to come forvv ard and settle the claims against them and to
all persons having claims against said .e-tate to file them
within the tunc prescribed by law or thrv will he furevcr
barred. EDVAUD FITZGERALD
Corpus Christi Sept 19. Admininrator.
THE undersigned impressed with the belief that a great
portion of the trade from Hio Grande Citv (Cliy Davis')
Slier Lorcdo and other points on the Km Crunch will pats
through Corpus Chri-ti have determine d to e-iablih lines
of transportation for freight and passengers from here or
from New Orleans to the above points at thelolluwiii!; rates:
From Corpus Cnrisli to Lorcdo per IU) lbs $C 00
Return freight " " " 1 50
Corpus Chnsti to Rio Grande Citv " " " 2 00
Return freight " " " I 50
Corpus Christi to Micr " " " 2 0U
Return freight . " " 1 30
From Ni"w Urli.ans to Corpus Christi per bid 1 25
From New Orleans to tithcrof the abvo mention-
ed points per 100 lbs. 3 23
Back freight lo New Orleans " " " 2 23
In addition to the above points' a line will be run to San
Antonio dc Bexar (I i0 miles) from Corpus Chnsti at the
Back freight 75
Trom Corpus Christi to San Antonio per 100 lbs. 00
These wagons will Marl every two eik and run at all
seasons and it is intended sn to arrange their departure that
Cooda brought down in the semi-monthly packets from New
Orleans tan he taken away as soon as 'l.inikd so that the
met lied of conveyance will combine Insults cheapness and
From the central position of Corpus Clm-.ti t all the
enumerated poitns nnd in fait to all the Upper Rio Grande
Country the undenigrcd (Liter themselves thai their under
taking will meet with sucics.
All information dosirid will be liberally imparted by the
J. II. BLOOD Commission Merchant.
E FITZGERALD Corpus Chnsti
II. CLAY DAVIS Rio Grande City
BENJAMIN F. NEAL San Antonio
scp!9 Agents for Ihe Proprietors.
Hams and Mackerel. Sugar cured
Hams and fresh Mackerel in store and for sale by
Supar . Clarified Brown and Loaf
inflnreaiidlnrs-ilehy olO E. OHLER.
THE CORPUS CHRISTI STAR.
rUBLIallCU EVEKV JOESDAV MORNING BY
JOHN H. PEOPLES.
Subscription S3 per annum. Advertisements 81 00
for the first and 50 cents for subsequent insertions of 8 lines.
CORPUS CHRISTI TUESDAY OCTOBER 10.
Shirts. 300 dozen all varieties'
jjst received and for sale low by '
eptl9 J. W. KINNEY.
New Orleans and Corpus Christi
T.INE OF PACKETS.
Schf. WM. AND MARY.Capt. Roberts;
Schr. T. F. HUNT Capt. Mitchell;
Schr. - Capt. .
The above first class fast sailing vessels will leave punctu-
ally every ten- dajs sfi as to connect with the Transporta-
tion Lines foPthc various noints on the Kin Grande and will
be lorotnanHed by cajitairis eiperic"rrct5l in the trade. For
freight or passasc having superior accommodations apply to
Jwv. isaiMNhiY Agent Corpus.Chnsti.
J. H. BLOOD & CO. Agents N. Orleans
New York and Corpus Christi Packet
The A I fast sailing bark MOPANG Capt Simptofc will
run regularly in this trade and is to sail from New York
about the 1st of Novcmbcr.'whicti" affords a favorable oppor-
tunity for shipments from that point. Forfurther particulars
apply to f ' W. 3.1AHX & UU Agents
k Corpus Christi.
.nept. 20 J. H. BLOOD & Co. Agents N. Orleans
Boots and Shoes. 200 pairs Ladies"
Shoes and Gaiters and 150 pairs gentlemen's Boots and
Shops a-sortid in store and for sale by
septlO J. W. KINNEY.
J. W. KINNEY
Commission and Forwarding1 Merchant
Will attend to the receipt and forwarding of goods lo all
parts of tip- country will receive orders for the purthass of
1 -s- .1. I... .1... V. ..I ... 1 .. .11
goons III ev iieaiiH iiiiu in uiu ..Muiueiu line ami 'm
in fact attend to all business minuted to his care with
promptitude and fid My. t-cptlD
WiUTiANN & CO!
General Cnrirthsion and Forwarding Merchants
Corpus Christi Texas -
TS'ILL attend to the receipt of goods from Nov Orleans
and other r laces for the points on the Rio Grande and to
Bexar. They w ill also attend to the shipment of such armies
of produce as may be sent from those places to New Orleans
through this place. tcy 1 3
ATTORNEY AT LA IV
Will practice in the counties of Starr Webb Cameron
San I'atucio Rclugio and Nueces and will atttnd tu the
collection of Note Bonds and Accounts; locating lands
cramming titles etc. A ten years residence in Western
Texas gives him opportunities lor information in Landed
Matters that few possess.
iSFor information etc he refers In :
Col. y?L. Kinnet Corpus Christi;
Jd rri.. .E:iI..l.-...:.. .. "!.. ....
i7 x iiu. x-. luuivinitbi uuivvstuu
iJ. II. Bf.oot) iMtTclmm New OrLaniS
11. C. Davis Rio Giand Citv. swlO
J. P. KELSEY
Commission and Forwarding Merchant
Corpus Christi Teias
WILL attend to all business entrusted to his care and
despatch it with promptitude. He will receive and atoro
goods from New Orleans and ship them to any and all points
on thoRio Grande and will receive produce from those points
on storage to sell here or ship to NevnOrleans or clsewhero.
.Nu B. He has also a largo and convenient warehouse at
J?io Crcwfe City where he will also receive any good on
tali or storage. f
He solicits the patronage of the public assuring all who
may entrust business tobis care tliaj it will meet with the
most prompt attenu'on.'and be executed on reasonable terms..
All orders for horses mules marcs sheep etc will be
thankfully received and promptly attended to and filled it
tlgloweit market prices for cajh. erpt26
Corpus Christi Hotel.
Formerly called the "Kinniy Ilavsr? having now become
the property of Mr. George "lotsst I wll known lo the
citizens of Texas as mine host of "Nocsscl's Hotel" at
Bastrop and the Colorado Exchange Hotel' at Matagorda.
Mr. Noescl has the honor to infuim citizens nnd strangers
in general that the above house is now open forthc reception
of all those who may favor him with a call. He flatters
himself that he is too will known to make further comment
necessary. 1 he house is now being materially improved lor
the comlort and convenience or his customers; and as the
proprietor has fishermen and huntsmen engaged his table
will always be well supplied with Fili Ojtersnud Game
of all descriptions. Tne Bar will alvvajs be will supplied
willi the choicer Winrand Liquors
PRICES OF THE CORl'BS CHRISTI HOTEL..
For each nual 'SO 50
.'Beard by the day without lodging 1 00
"For lodging SO
'Board and lodging per month SO 00
Board by the month without lodging 25 00
For a horse feed 50
Taking care of a horse by the day 1 00
tep!9 GEO. NOESSEL Proprietor.
Boots and Shoes . A lot of first
qnahlyinsloreandforsaleby nlO WALL. CAZNEAU
THE MEXICAN TRADE.
We stated in our last number that a large proportion
of the goods for the markets of Zacatecasand Duran-
found their waj into those States from the United'
States via Santa Fe and Chihuahua. The goods
were brought to the latter place and sold to merchants
who in turn disposed of them to traders from Zacatc-
ras and Durango adding their own per centage on the
original cost in Chihuahua the purchaser adding the
carriage of t'.irco or four hundred miles and their pro-
fits to the retail purchaser the distance from Chi-
huahua being not only greater than from points on the
Rio Grande but greater than to their depot at Corpus
Now that they can get American goods at but httlo
advance on factory prices nearer to them than even
Chihuahua itself it is not probable that they will go
to that place to make purchases when they must know
that not only bca and river transportation is added to
Independence I m also that of the long land carriage
of fifteen hundred miles to Chihuahua. Thero is but
little chance in that city of avoiding the duties which
are so enormous on some articles whilst from here
they Invc every chance of running them over at some
point on tho Rio Grande.
Had there been no war between Texas and Mexico
and between that country and the United States nearly
all the trade from those States and Coahuila too
would have found its way to this coast before this
time ; for as far back as 1833 Mr. H. A. Gilpin Agent
for a large house in Matamoros landed at Copano
$50000 worth of goods which he took to .Zacatecas.
The Matamoros trader seeing the advantages of this
section over his own place ordered his good3 here
because he was vycll aware that he could land them
cheaper in JZacatecas than he could from Matamoros.
The iirt let meeting with such a rich return Mr. Gil-
pin continued it and being the pioneer trader over tho
prairies met with unheard of success. He has taken
from this section over COO mule loads to .Zacatccas
at one time and that out of vessels arriving direct from
the Noith. He is of opinion that had not the revolu-
tion broken out in Texas not only Zacatecas but por
tions of many of the adjoining States would have now-
been supplied with their goods from this place.
If it had not been more advantageous to take goods
to Zacatccas through this section why did ono of tho
first houses in tho Republic of Mexico leave the Mata-
moros route where they were doing a permanent
business for it ; and why after the first return did
they send so large a stock the second time and con-'
tinue it as fast as they could procure mules to haul in
their goods unless they got their goods in much cheap-
er? To us this transaction argues more favorably
rth'ith ouy thing elso that the trade can be carried on
more successfully from Corpus Christi than any other
Mr. Gilpin has traded to and in many placesin Mex-
ico and amongst others Chihuahua. He says it is
not true as stated by some that the mountains be-
tween the Rio Grande and the Bolsoh dc Mapimi are
impassible. He assured us that he had left Chihua-
hua nnd come in a pretty stiaight direction to the Rio
Grande through the pass of Santa Rosa. To this
point we have had traders from Chihuahua who came
through the same pass leaving Monclova a little to
the right. From Cor'pus'Christi Chihuahua is 490
miies N. N. W. in a straightline;butas wo stated in
a previous number it will protebly be necessary to
deviato from th'sline to facilitate the progress of a
large train of wagons. We allowed 'fifty miles for
tins deviation but it is probably a little raoro ; for Mr.
Gilpin says there is one stretch of 60 miles without
water.in the llolson de Mapimi and it would thus bo
necessary to deviate a little raorOjlhan we first stated.
LtbpiJ of seven
. H a W. Campeachy and AmericyHb
in store and Tur sal? by cJO tVM L. CAZEAUT
UHnfniar.shntilH thfl HlOtanPA mnf
yY i.l "li
i too great
THE CALIFORNIA MINES.
We alluded in our last to the mines recently dis-
covered in California. In regard to tho same the
Mexican correspondent of the Picayune says-:
" From the meagre information which has so far
been had of these mines there remains very little if
any doubt that California is destined to become pro
bably the richest and most important country on the
continent of North America. Under the free and un-
restricted laws of the United States and in the hands
of an enlightened population such as will be constant-
ly repairing from the old United States to this their
young sister the new SI Dorado as it may be termed
California will soon shine out a bright particular star
in the republican galaxy which has already astonished
the world by its rapid progress. As far back as two
weeks since private letters were received here one of
which was read by Mr. Clifford stating that these
mines had been discovered and were being then work-
ed by persons at distances of eighty miles apart with
equal success; but at that time I did not wish to say
any thing on the subject expecting some further in-
formation. The inhabitants of San Francisco Mon
terey and other towns have all deserted their homes.
and gone to the mines. Shovels. Dicks buckets.
bowls &c have risen most enormously in value and
indeed are not to be had by those who require them for
any price. Provisions in the neighborhood of the
mines are sold at very high prices but this is a matter
of small account where gold is so plenty.
I cannot enlarge or add any thing to the followinsr.
which Ihavo from a gentleman who left California on
the 1st inst. ile says the mine or placer the mine
proper has not yet been come to is situated a short
instance from Sutttcr's Tort on the American fork.
It is in extent from ninety to one hundred miles in
length and prolAbly twenty in breadth. The entire
population even young children have left their trade.
profession or farm to attend to tho mines. With no
other implement than a spido or shovel pick axe and
a bowl a man makes sixty to seventy dollars a day
and some who have constructed rude machines get
eighty and ninety dollars a day. Shovel? and picks
sell at thirty dollars a piece and lumber to build shan-
ties sells at $400 per 1009 feet. The pots and pans
for washing sell for $5 a piece and flour readily com-
mands $20 per bbl. The entire population are re-
moved to the banks of the river a locality hitherto
unpeopled. In Monterey in the early part of June
there were but twelve tnen remaining; in San Fran-
cisco only ten and these were then piepjring to leave
The officers and crews 'of some merchantmen have
gone to tho mines from tho latter place and their ships
are lying up. This is but the commencement; there
is no telling what will be the extent of the wealth dis-
covered when the mines commence to be worked."
Mr. G. S. Peacock Forwarding- and Commis-
sion Merchant at this place received into his ware-
house this week for shipment to New York 19500
lbs of wool. This article will be. classed at the
North as Mexican wool nnd will probably bring
from 10 to IS cents per pound in that market. The
attention of the people of Western Texas generally
will soon he turned to raising tins vaiuauie prouuec.
The great and peculiar advantages possessed by this
portion of our State for the business of wool grow-
ing is so apparent that capital will flow into this
channel as naturally as water will seek its level. A
dry healthy climate clean running watsr short rich
grass a Deautiiut unuuiaung country anu pasmraje
which fails not in winter or summer constitute somo
of the advantages possessed by the wool grower of
While the northern former is compelled to toil
and labor to fted his little flock of sheep for seven
months in the year the Texan shepherd exists his
flocks of thousands upon the never failing1 pastu-
rage which nature his spread like a earpetof emer-
ald over every hill valley and plain.
This is peculiarly a grazing country when cotton
and sugar cease to be productive the same capital
may be mucrTrnore advantageously employed in the
production of wool. Rfillions ol" sheep could be
grazed upon our upland prairies without materially
injurin j or destroying the grass ; but on the con-
trary they would improve its quality The great-
est adranta?e we possess is that our pasturages arc
not only uuTailitig but they are almost boundless
The farmer who owns 5000 sheep of the improved
breed allowing fach sheep to produce three pounds
of wool at 20 cents a pound obtained as the market
price would have an income of 930000; and this
is clear profit as tho great yearlySqcrease of the
sheep in this climate will more than repay all the
expense attendant oa the business.
We look forward to the day when wool will be-
come the great article oftexport from Western Tax-
as ana our great staple win cornmanu u. uaiancu oi
trade in our favor in all the markets of the world
W believe with our neighbor that in a short
time the shipment of wool from Western Texas and
Northern Mexico willlbe a great item in our trade
and we are glad lo see so many turning their atten-
tion to it. Some of the farmers from the Brazoa and
other.parts of the country have visited this far-famed
grazing country recently and determined to drop
the cotton business which barely pays at this time
and come to the Nueces valley and raise cattle and
sheep. No one who carefully examines our mus-
qtiite grass covered prairies think of goiaj any
further in the hope of getting a better location.
Capt. G. K. Lewis hearing that his name had
been connected with the robbing party that visited
Sabinas and other places has written' a letter to the
editor of the " News" in Galveston with whom he
was formerly associated. He denies indifnantly
the charge and states that he has in his possession
certificate! as to his whereabouts at the time. To
get undoubted evidence he says he has travelled to
and from the Rio Grande three times. Heconcludes
' It is hard to think that after I have spent rny
life upon our frontiers and in the service of my
country I can receive no other reward than the
title of Robber Chief."
We trust that Capt.L. may succeed in establish-
ing his innocence of the charge if charge it be
for the sake of tho fair name he hai won in the ser-
vice of his countrv.
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