The Corpus Christi Star. (Corpus Christi, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 9, Ed. 1, Tuesday, November 7, 1848 Page: 2 of 4
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bare been freely made of late in Ireland by the self
immolation of John Mitchell and his i.iithlul li lend
John JMaitin ; by Mr. Meagher and Mr. O'Gorman
the sons of two of our richest merchants; by Mr.
Duffy our greatest journalist ; by John Li'lion and
Smith O'Brien men whom much fortune and miuy
friends wooed" in vain from ''the thorny path of du-
ty." In other revolutionary attempts leaders are
usually less exposed to danger than the people; in
this they have openly adventured fortune home
friends and life. The country that can bear even
a few such men will not readily degenerate into
a nursing mother of slaves; for
Freedom's battle once begun
Bequeathed from bleeding sire to son
Though baffled oft is ever won.
That it will be won in Ireland and sooner than
many even among her friends dare hope I be-
lieve. The vice of loyalty is gone at the root
and it but needs a little more of Time's teaching
to make a. democratic revolution which will wait
for no leadership to strike to make Ireland as free
as the freest even as free as this parent land of
Requesting your indulgence for this too long let-
ter I remain mr dear hir vours very truly
THOMAS D'ARCV MAGEE
A traitor to the British Government.
THE CORPUS CIIRISTI STAR.
HUELlMIEn EVERY" TUESDAY MORNING BV
JOHN II. PEOPLES.
Subscription 55 per annum. Advertisement $1 00
for the lirst and 51) cent.--for subsequent insertions ofS line.
CORPUS. CHRISTI TUESDAY NOVEMBER 7.
THE ELECTORAL TICKETS.
Wc insert the following names of Electois from
lie Texan Advocate
J. It. Miller J. G. Broocks-
W. C. Young M. A. Doolev.
Taylor or W.hig Ticket.
Wit. D. OcniLTnnc E. II. Tarrant.
B. II. Epperson Jamcs V. Allen.
23" During the absence of the undersigned Mr.
C. Callahan will attend to the editorial depart-
ment of the Star. JOHN H. PEOPLES.
We need scarcely remind our readers that this is
the day fixed upon by an act of the late Congress
as the general election day throughout the Union
for Electors of Presidentand Vice President of the
United States. If we are to believe the political ra-
pers on either side the candidates selected by both
parties are positively the very men for the present
crisis and we advise all our citizens to go early to
the house of Maj Bryant and cast ihcir votrs for
those candidates whose course of policy they deem
best calculated to advance the interests of the coun-
try. The Judges of Election wc believe have decided
that all citizens of the UnitedStatcs arc entitled to
vote upon this question without ieference to their
being citizens of the State of Texas.
Both par:!cs'wlll find their Electoral Tickets at
the head of o :r paper. &
Hj Judge Norton and Mr. Mann have both ar
rived since our last the former from the Rio Grande
and the latter from New Orleans. Mr. Mann states
that the William arfd Marysailed from th.it port on
Saturday the 21st ult and the Uncle Billy on the
Monday following both for this port.
Just as our paper was going to pres' the schr.
Wm & M.iry arrived with goods to Mr. Mann.
Capt. Roberts reports the schr. T. F. Hunt a total
wreck at Aransas Pass.
ID We are indebted to Capt. Brcn'enJ'of the schr
Neptune for late Galveston papers ; also to Mr. N-
Baldwin for files of late New Orleans and Galveston
fCf A brisk Norther sprung up on Friday last
and very soon thereafter great coats and Mexican
blankets were in demand. It continued to blow for
nearly two days with great violence when the wind
hauled to the east and afterwards to the south. Up
to. the present time of writing wo have not heard of
any body being friz but we eame very near "peg
ging out" ourselves.
Accident. As Col. Kinney accompanied by a
party of gentlemen was returning from his ranch of
Barranco Blanco on Thursday evening last the
horses attached to his wagon took fright and dashed
off the road upsetting the vehicle and spilling the
whole party. Wc are happy to state that no per-
son was seriously injured although some of the par-
ty were severely bruised and Col. Kinney is still
confined to his room from the effects of the fall.
The Mails. For the second time within three
weeks we have to chronicle the non-arrival of the
mail or rather the mail rider at this place. Wc
think it is full time that whoever possesses authority
upon this route should look into the causes ofthese
repeated failures and should the fault be found to lie
with the mail rider let him be discharged at once
and a trustier person placed in his situation
LATE FROM MEXICO.
The Hew Orleans papers of Ihc QJsl and 2 2d ulL contain
some interesting news from Mexico. Their d ties arc to the
ICtli from Vera Cruz and the 14th fro'm the capital. Wc
nuke up our summary principally liom llic Picayune.
The Arco Iris of the IIlli tinder the luail of "Very Im-
portant from Tampico" savs: "By an express which ar-
med vesterday morning we barn that a proniinciamciilo has
been made proclaiming the independence and annexation of
that Slate to the Unhid States In consequence of this or-
ders have been given here to disembirk three hundred mus-
kets and other munitions of war which by order of the Go-
vernment had been sent on board a vessel now in this port
and which were to be sent to Tampico. Tim event will
prnic most disastrous to the Ui public under the circum-
stances that the Gov eminent is so straitened for resources;
nevertheless by making a sacrifice so as to arm tun or three
vessels which may blockade the port of Tampico and by
attacking the insurgents by land a new dismemberment may
be prevented. It is believed thai the same thing whn.h oc-
curred in Tampico happened in Matamoros at the same time.
The Zcmpoaltcca of Jjlapa of the lOlh mst. regards the
Tampico movement precisely in the same hsht na covering
desisns of annexation to the United States. It pours out
anathemas upon the authors nf Ihc project and is in despair
.it the rum wimii threatens the country Irom tliu source.
Not a word is said abusive of the United Slates vet all seem
to take it for granted that annexation to the United States is
he true and solo motive to the rivnlulion. '1 he document
of Col. Caslil'a justifvuig it are not reprinted nor even al-
luded to The- arc evidently rrsirdcd as shams.
The Picavune sas that letters have been received from
Tampico from a source rnlitl'd to credit which m.ike it ap-
pear that the Governor of Taiinuhpis as will as a grcal
majority of the citizen of that Slate are in favor of a scpa
ration trom Mexico and llicluruutionof an vv liipubhifm
the following reasons:
I"irs btiauc the best i-ifiirmition received from Mcxtc.
leaves no doubt that Sauti Ainu wnl return in Mexico u
less than two months at the invitilion of the nilicers of ill'
army and that the .-amc-guv eminent of niL-icile and pluudei
which cittd on v ions In the inva-ioii l the Americans vm'
be rcoicd : and sicondlv because the comim rce of 'i urn-
kiico lb uttLily destroy ul oh ins to the following cauc il e
possession ot tne lelt lurik t Ihc Kin Uranilu uy the Ame-
ricans renders it impos-iblc for the Collector at .Malamum
to suppress smuggling. To derive any revenue from hs
oliicc therefore he is obi ecd to admit goods on the tinii"
prescribed for turn by the merchants; the consequence is
that Tampico and other place are Hooded Willi snmls pa vine
a nominal duty and ruinous hisses arc the result tu thuse
ulio import goods tliniugli lampicu.
So immediate did the General Government consider the
dancer of an attack upon Tampico from the United Stale-
that before the late proiiunciameuto in that city troops had
been ordered thither from San I.ms Guanajuato and othci
points; and further authority has been conferral by Conare
upon the Government to cni loythc National Guird Alul ill
of Ihc frontier Stales to icpel any invas on u hich may threaten
the country. From the dciiioiislralirm lately made in Tam-
pico this "Guard" is not ery hily to acquiesce in t!i
wishes of the Government unless they should square will
The Vera Cruz papers of the IGlli conta'n no new- deve'
npments in regard to the Tampico alTiir. They treat all t!
pretexts of Cistilla as shallow and contemptible regardm:
bis operations as a pari of the Sierra Aladro project ti
vv Inch some i.f the papers w ould hold Gen. Urrca rcspon-ib'i
Gen. Bustamente is to command the troops wlrn.li arc to at
tempt to stay the threatened disincnibciincnl. They vvi
amount in a few-days to 4000 men it is said.
President Herrcra is taking all possible measures to guard
against the threatened danger on the Rio Grande frontier.
Mr. Chfi'ord our .Minuter has assured the MencanGovern-
ment that our own will oppose the project to the extent ol
its powers One of the .McMcan papers remarks "God
grant that these repeated professions may be made ir. good
From the following it would appear that much the same
state of feeling exists in Vera Cruz as has recently developed
itself in Tampico
There hive been diflicnllies at Vera Cruz Intwrcen tin
military and some of the people gnm ins out of some per-
sonal quarrel ; but so strong was the indignation cxlubilri
acainsl the troops that the military commandant had to order
the rigulars out of the city. The irrurnstances of thcquai
rcl were ofjjittlc moment but the inference drawn from it bv
the Mexican editor is important. He tells the Governmcn
that so deep was the distrust of the usulir troops on tin
put of the people that it will lie quite impossible tocarr
any public measure into ilTct theie whit his oppnscd to th
understood public inlercts. A paper'of the capital s lys (ha
the permanent troops stationed at Vera Cruz arc understoo"
to be parlizans of Santa Anna and ready to support anv
movement which may be made in its favor.
There appears to prevail in the respcclablejiurnalsof th
capital a sad desponding spirit in view nf the many difiic ill
tics under which llictounlrj labor and the lol.il iiidifT'rrnn
thereto of the mass nf the inhabitants. The return of Sanl.-
Anna is looked upon wilh ahnmt a sense of terror yet hi.'
parlizans arc open and declared and a newspaper organ if
already established for bun. The army 13 represented as fn
a state of destitution and eager for Ins return. The States
of Durango Zacatccas and San Lu.s are constantly threat-
ened and often devastated by Indian incursions. A restless-
ness which bodes no good man.fe.sts itself in the principal
cities and flummery processions and festivals appear to oc
cupythe mindi of theipcoplc instead of the necessities nf
their country. In commenting upon these topics the editors
of the capital men of spirit and ability erince deep and
An indication not to be nvstaken that a revolution or an
attempt at one is at hand and in favor of Santa Anna wc
have in the action of tbcSlate Legislatures conferrin" ex-
traordinary power upon their executives to put down any
attempt at disorder.
The Minister of the Treasury Senor Pcfia y Cuevas has
been seriously ill and pubh: business much obstructed 111
There has been a report current in the city of Mexico that
the minister of war had employed some Spanish aseasins to
make away with Parcdes. Government journals indignantly
There has been a difficulty in the city of Guadalajara be-
tween the Governor and the1 military commandant' of the
State Jalisco. 'The latter had at last gone to the city of
Mexico with hu complaints and the papers incensed that
peace should be disturbed by such quarrels demand the abo-
lition of all the Comandanciai Gtncrales. From the com-
ments on this quarrel u hich we find in the papers it is mani-
fest that these military commandants arc grievously suspected
of being parlizans of Santa Anna. Whispers of a revolu-
tion in Guadalajara in favor of the illustrious exile had been
for some time current. r
The Arco Iris of the 1 1 th inst. contains the following para-
gnipli. It is important as disclosing great distrust of Sants
Gem. Santa Ann. Wc learn that letters have been re-
ceived from Gen. Sanla Anna by his friends assuring them
that he has no thought of returning to the Republic at pre-
sent; that be is very pleasantly situated in his retirement
and that he would only consent to leave it in case the nation
in masse thou'd demand it or the territory of the Republic
should ! invadid by a foreign foe. These may very well be
oiiir ritjos anglice oily gammon.l but if what lie says be
tiue we pray Heaven to preserve him in this wholcsomo
The Pica v line says it has accoonls from an intelligent
Mexican that the Sih of last month was fixed upon for a
revolutionary outbreak in the city of Mexico of which the
reputed leaders vv ere" Gens. Basadrc Tomcl and Almonte.
The Government called out the iS'ationnl Guards from their
quarters and stationsd them in the plaza and artillery was
stationtd to protect the square on which the Palace Ironts.
The attempt was thus thwarted.
DonAugu-tm Itmbidc Don Manuel Partcanoyo and many
oilier olliccrs have been thrown into prison by tho Govern-
ment. The object of the conspirators was to bring back
Santa Anna. All the papers allude to the projects on fool to
enable Santa Anna to resume power and men still predict
that not iwo months will elapse before he is reinstated.
Two of his private secretaries ScfiorcsArnllagaand Gcncr
arc now in Mexico luting proceeded thitlur on the last
voyage of Ihc Forth.
The Chamber of Deputies acting in their capacity as
Gtand Jurors have thrown out the charges-preferred against
Gcu Arista Secretary of War.
The Government is pursuing a course of seventy towards
'he pres though bv legal ralhcr than arbitrary measures.
Sefior Otero the Minister of Relations directs the prosecu-
.10ns. IV many years connected with the press ho was
one ol the most powerful advocates of its entire freid im.
Si nor Arrangmz. formerly the Mexican Consul at New
')rlians has bcin appointed Secretary of the Mexican Lc-
gitiim at Wa-hinctoti.
The .Mexican Government has sent a secret expedition to
r.ibaco uiider command of the brave D. Thomas Mann to
attempt to wrc-t power from the notorious Miguel Iiruno.
Maruus appointed JComanddPtc General of Tabasco and
-ailed from Vera Cruz with a command of 200 men on the
-icaiiierNtptunc. -'Ihc whole afiiir was Kept a profound
secret nil ihc expedition sailed.
Light gun-boats are to be immediately constructed for the
purpose of protecting the coast ard cu-toms revenue.
faanta Anna's partizins made an abortive attempt at a
'evolution 111 his favor at Guadalajara on the 23d ult. which
was stilled in the bud bytheugor and promptitude of the
The Yucatecos l.avc experienced a seriou3 reverse at the
hands of the Indians and it is feared that it will be the pre-
cursor nf fresh disasters. Two hundred men under the com-
nand of Col. Geo. W. White late a captain in the Louisi-
ina Dattahun have left ?vcvv Orleans for Yucatan.
The telegraphic despatches in the New Orleans pa-
cra arc so confused and contradictory that we havo
found it almost impossible to get out anything like a
lain summiry. so we have concluded to give it to our
ciders as we have found it. The despatch is dated
Baltimore the'JOlli of October:
The steamship Niagara had arrived at Boston.
There has been an unparalled scene of confusion in
die French Assembly caused by a member railing
itrainst the Republic. The populace attempted to
scale ihe Tribune. The President suspended the ses
sion. Reports say that the Government will propose
universal suffrage. The Cabinet Council has agreed
to support the assembly. Government has taken po-
sition against the moderates.
The Southern Provinces of Germany have revolted.
The Austrian Provinces are in a state of anarchy.
The KiPof Naples has refused French and Eng-
lish mediation in the Sicilian question.
The trial of Smith O'Brien is progressing;.
The London Chartists have been convicted and
sentenced to transportation for life.
Queen Victoria has returned from Scotland. All is
There is great excitement in France. The Assem-
bly have decided to have but one Legislative Chant-
er anil President to be elected by suffrage.
IitELA.o. The special commission for the trial of
he Irish prisoners was sitting at Clonmel at last ac-
counts. It seems to be generally understood that the
only parties to be tried by this commission are Smith
O'Brien. T. 13. McManus commission agent James
)rchard and Dennis TyneJ' farmers and Patrick
O'Donnel laborer. Messrs. Meagher- Leyne and
ibout forty others have been notified that they may
not be called up for trial at present. Mr. S. O'Brien's
it was'evpected would commencepji.lhe 1st of Oct.
The Times says Mr. Dnheny who took a leading part
in the insurrection in Ireland has arrived in Paris
An English paper says:
Four more leaders in the late rebellious movement.
have been proclaimed William Mitchell a brother of
the convict John Mitchell Dr. Antiseh Edward Hol
lywood silk weaver who was one of the deputies to
Paris in March last and John Kavanagh. It is said
that on of the principal actors in tho'Ballingarr? af-
fair has been accepted as a witness for the Crown
and that he has furnished a complete narrative of all
the proceedings of Messrs. O'Brien Meagher Leyne
and other chieftains from the day when they ieft Dub-
lin to the period of their arrest. Smce this man's de-
fection1 several of the clubbists who had been lying
pcrdus have disappeared. He is believed to be the
person who informed the police of. the only person
who could at present be found to identify Meagher as
being engaged in the lalingarry battle.
An order in council has been passed dirocting that
six members of the clubs in confinement under the
habeas corpus suspension act should be discharged
on entering into bail before adjudge of the land to
bear true allegiance to the Queen and to keep the
peace. -The Privy Council was influenced in direct-
ing this enlargement. by the small extent to which th'c
parties were implicated being merely members of
clubs and also' by the fact that all were young men
earning a livelihood to whom farther confinement
would be a severe punishment and who had already
enough of correction for the inculcation of prudence
Tampico. The N. O. Delta of the 20th ult. contains
some highly interesting letters from their correspond-
ent at Tampico on tbe subject nf the late movements
there. He urges strongly upon the friends of freedom
in New Orleans the necessity of sending immediate
aid to tho Tampico insurgents and with regard to tho
"sinews of war" he says :
" In all grand undertakings there is ever some risk
but it is the characteristic of great men to work at ar-
duous projects conquering by their talent and bold-
ness. You may perhaps tell me that resources are
wanting to transport the necessary means from New
Orleans to this place. To this 1 will reply that pro-
vided the expedition appears here within thirty days
abundant resources will be provided. Besides there
will shortly arrive at Tampico from England four or
live large vessels lor Ihe lair ol ban Terran and Irom
the statements of 1I10 cargoes to be brought by them
the duties to bo collected thereon will amount to
SCOO.OOO or $700000."
In a subsequent letter it is stated that there is one
individual 111 Tampico wlio would advance $100000
to a force of a thousand men on their disembarkation
and the editors of the Delta say they have information
that 1 500000 would be forthcoming if necessary to
to the movement.
Tho writer speaks of a general desire among the
people to get rid of the swarms of Government offi-
cials which is heightened by the recollections of tho
abundance they enjoyed under the mil J sway of Ame-
rican authouty. He says "From these considera
tions some by conviction others by disappointment
and a large number by the instinct of self-preservation
have come to the conclusion that a separation
from Mexico is impcraiive. Yes the general mass of
the inhabitants with the exception of the Govern-
ment employees and the military ardently desire a
separation; and if within twenty or thirty days a body
of one thousand men were to present themselves off
the bar of this port to lend a hand to the enterprise
the standard of the new Kcpubhc of Sierra Madre
would be triumphantly unfolded."
Ortrcos. The Picayune nf the 2Dd ult. contain? in-
telligence from Oregon Territory to April 3d. The
inhabitants appear to have a desperate time of it w nh
the Indians by whom they are surrounded on all side-.
On the 10th of March their little force had a desperate
tight with some six hundred red skins of various tribes
in which the whites came off victorious but not with-
out losing many men. Col. Gillian their leader was
accidentally shof a short time after the conflict
and Maj. Lee succeeded to the command. Gov. Ab-
erncthy had issued a proclamation calling upon the
inhabitants to come forward and increase the dimiu-
ished ranks of the army. Great praise is given to the
Hudson's Bay company for rescuing some of the un-
fortunate prisoners from the Indians and returning-
them to their homes. Gens. Smith and Lane will
probably have their time fully employed whentljev
arrive in Oregon for which place the latter has already
Political. As near as we can make out the tele-
graphic despatches in the New Orleans papers the
Whigs have elected their Governors in Ohio and Penn-
sylvania carrying the former by 200 and the latter hy
250 majority. Pretty tight work ibis. Flondi is also
conceded to the Whigs by the Democratic papers
while they claim Georgia though by a greatly dimin-
ished majority. Horace Greely the editor of ihe N
Y. Tribune has made an estimate of Ihe probable re-
sult throughout the Union in which he sets down for
Taylor the States of Massachusetts IMiodc Island.
Connecticut Vermont New York New Jersey Penn-
sylvania Delaware Maryland North Carolina Lou-
isiana Florida Kentucky and Tennessee giving him
153 electoral votes. To Cass he gives Maine New
Hampshire Virginia South Carolina Georgia Ala-
bama Mississippi Texas Ohio Indiana Illinois Mi-
chigan Wisconsin Iowa Missouri and Arkansas 137
electoral votes. He winds up as follows
Of course wc do not say that the States will vote
precisely as above for we ilunk Taylor will do better;
but this is a fair exhibit of the present state of the
contest from an impartialpoint of view. There may
be changes both wavs but the above table will show
that conceding to Gen. Cass Ohio. Indiana Wiscon-
sin and the entire North-west which we do not bc-
liovo he can get Gen. Taylor will still be elected.
ID The Bostonians are making considerable fuss
about the completion of their water works. The wa-
ter of Cochituate Lakejras let into their aqueduct for
the first time on the 12th ult. in tho presence of tho
Mayor the water commissioners engineers &c
When our Artesian Wells commence spouting forth
their water from the bowels of the earth we'll show
them a sight worth celebrating.
A Simile. The Boston Chronotype says : " Tho
frost of Sunday night waked the ten thousand groves
of Massachusetts to their full harmony of colors and
they greeted the' morning sun like an army of rain-v
JCJr The publishers of the New Orleans Picay-
une have commenced issuing an evening edition
continuing at the same time their valuable morning
The 'Hiohfaulutin" Style. A writer in
the N. Y. Tribune in describing the Irving House
tho new hotel just-opencdjn that city goes into ex-
tacies at the arrnngementiand says :
"There are several bridal bedrooms where Evo
might have whispered love to Adam afttr she was
expelled from paradise without regretting the
change I The curtainings are as chaste and light as
the feathery dtapery of a summer sky and the.her
belongings as splendid as those of the chamber of a
We give it up if this is not " piling the agony" a
little too strong .
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