The Corpus Christi Star. (Corpus Christi, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 14, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 16, 1848 Page: 1 of 4
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THE undcrs'g-ncd impressed with the belief that a great
portion of the trade from Rio Grande City (Clay Davis')
Alier Loredo and other points on the Rio Grande will pass
thrnunli Cornus Christi. have determined to establish lines
of transportation for freight and passengers from here or
from JNevv UHcanvo ll!e auovcpouusai wu luiiowing rales:
From Corpus Christi to Loredo per 100 lbs g-2 00
Return freight " " " 1 SO
Corpus Christt to Rio Grande City " " " 2 00
Return freight " " " 1 50
Corpus Christi to Micr " " " 2 00
Return freight " " " 1 50
From New Orleans to Corpus Christi per Iibl 1 2 j
From New Orleans to cither of the above mention-
ed points per 100 lbs. 3 "23
Back freight to New Orleans " " " 2 25
In addition to the above point a line will be run to San
Antonio dc Bexar (110 miles) from Corpus Christi at the
Back freight " ' 75
From Corpus Christi to San Antonio per 100 lb. SI 00
Thcso wagons will start everj two weeks and run at all
seasons and it is intended ?o to arranec their departure that
goods brought dovvn in the scmi-inonthlv' packets from New
Orleans can ho taken away as soon'ns "landed so that the
method of conveyance will combine besides cheapness and
From the central portion of Corpus Chnsti lo all the
enumerated poitns and in fact to all the Upper Rm Grande
Country tho undersigned flatter themselves that their under-
taking will meet with success.
All information desired wilt be liberally impart ;d by the
J. H. -BLOOD Commission Merchant
E. FITZGERALD Corpus Chiisti.
II. CLAY DAVIS Rio Grande City.
BENJAMIN F. NEAL S.in Antonio
FcplO Anrnts for tin" Proprietor.
W.M. MANN & CO.
General Commission and Forwarding Merchants
Corpus Christi Tcus
"WILL attend to the receipt of good from JN'cw Orleans
and other place' for the points on the Km Grande and to
Ucxar. The) w dlaNo attend to the shipment ofuch articles
of produce as'maj be sent from those places to 2cw Orleans
thronali tin place sept 3
ATT OR N E Y A T L A W
Will practice i'l the couotics- of Starr 'Webb Camcro-i
San Palriciii Refugio and Nuccc and will attend to the
collection of Note-- Bonds and Account'; locating land
examining titles etc. A Un ji-ars resilience m Western
Texas gives him opportunities lor mfoiinattou in Landid
flutters that few po-scs3.
For information etc. he refers to :
Col. II. L. Kinney Corpus Christi;
Tuos. F. McKinxi:y Galveston;
J. II. Blood .Merchant New Orleans;
H. C. Dam- Rio Grand City. soP19
Corpus Christi Hotel.
Formerly called the "Jwiiry 7o" having now become
ttic properly of Mr. George .Xoc-el well Known In the
citizens of Texas as mine host of "Noecl's Hotel" at
llatrop and the ' Colorado Exchange lintel' r.t .Matagorda.
Mr. Nocsscl has the honor to inform citizen and strangers
in general that lliuabov chouse is now open for tho reception
of all tho-c who nm favor him Willi a call. He llilti.ro
himself that he is too" w ell know n to make further comment
necessary. The house is now being materially mi rov ed for
the comfort and convenience or his cii-lomcrs ; and as the
proprietor has fishermen and huntincn engigcd his table
will always be well supplied with Fi-h Ov tiers and Game
of all descriptions. Tne Rar will nlvvavs be well supplied
with the choicc-t Winesand Liquor.
ruicEs or the coitrus cnuisrf hotel.
For each meal SO il)
Board bv the day without lodging 1 00
For Iodgintr 50
Roard and lodging per month 30 00
Roard bj the month without lodging 25 00
1'or a horse feed 50
Taking care of a horse by the da 100
scplU GEO. NOESSEL Hroprirtor.
Having b-cn appointed aacnt for the proprietors of the
town ot Corpus Christi and that large and beautiful section
of country adjoining co-uprising upvvaids of forlj leasne
I will be prepared at all tunes to givciiformation as alsoto
sliovv the propcrtv eitner town or coumry iiieu umii us
position and natural advantage ofilr inducements to the en-
terprising seldom met with. The lands will no he sold to
any who do not intend to become actual settlers. All letters
addressed to me post paid will meet prompt attention.
sep26 i:i)WAIU) FITZGERALD.
Cj Galveston Civilnn and New OrleanDelta will copy
three months and send account to this office.
New York and Corpus Christi Packet.
The A I fast sailing hark MOPANG Capt. Snnpton.vvill
run regularly in tlii3 trade and is to sail trom xs'cvv York
about the 1st of November which afu-d a favorab'c oppor-
tunity for shipments from tint point. For liuthcr particulars
apply to W. MANN S. CO Aecnls
bept. SO J. II- BLOOD & Co. Agents. N. Orleans.
THE CORPUS CHRISTI STAR.
VOL. i. CORPUS CHRISTI DECEMBER 16 1848. NO. 14.
Hals . Campeachy and American.
n store and for sale by olO WM. L. CAZNKAU.
ASSESSOR AND COLLECTOR'S NOTICE.
Pay your Stale Licences and save costs.
J. BENTON JOHNSON
ocl3 Assessor and Collector Nueces county.
Hams and Mackerel. Sugar cured
Hams and fresh Mackerel in store and for sale by
Powder and Lead. A small supply
of Dupont's finest Powder and bar Lead in store and lor
iic nv oin . I-. uiiu.ii.
I.' HKTniPW l fO Mntvlmnte
Will receive and sell Goods ofall kinds on commission and
will forward merchandize entrusted to their care to any pirt
tho slate or Mexico.
Corpus Christi Oct. 10 IS 18.
OXEN:::: 1 00 j'okc of gentle work oxen
for sale low. Apply to
DWIGIIT W. BREWSTER
or lo E. FITZGERALD.
Corpus Christi Oct. 10.
Whiskey and Tobacco- In store and
for sale by olO . L OIILKls.
Flour Bacon and Lard The sub-
cnbcr has on Imid dhnul 100 bbls Mrp'tlinc (lour a frc-h
and sucet artule which he will dispose of at luodeialc
rates if application be soon made.
Ho Ins aho in More a lot of prime western cured baton
aud hid uhic.li will be sold low.
on n. oni.ru
J. II. BLOOD & CO.
Commission and Forwarding Merchants
No. 31 Camp street Sew Orleans
IVILL give particular attention to the execution of orders
for the Mexican Market and to cnni2nmcnts of Hide
Wool etc addressed to their care as well as to all general
Refer to Col. II. L. Kinney Gen W. L. Cazncau Cor-
Iius Christi; Jamrs Powers C-q Live Oak Point; V. C
lovvard Eq San Antonio; II. Clay Davi Iq Itio
Grande City. sep2G
Ketsup and' Seet Oil A superb
jirticle of tomato ketsup and a few dozen bottles sweet
oil for tabic and other uses for sale by '
olO C. OHI.F.R.
Sundries . Vinegar Hops Rice
Bologna Sausages Tabic Salt Salaratu Raiin Almond.
Dried Apples Pickles Tea Tobacco etc in More and for
talc by olO n.OHLER-
S u n d r ie s Just received a large
stock of Dry Good' conistin2 of Man'a Shcrting Slmt-
inc Blankets Calicos Gingham etc. etc. for -iIe by
nU WM. L CAZNl:AU.
Fresh Groceries and Provisions.
E. OHLCR has just received an assortment of Groceries
nnd Provisions which will be sold on rcaonab!o terms.
Among other articles Ills slock comprises
Corn Meal Souruotit
n3 Chcrp. S-.
Boots and Shoes . A lot of first
quality in lnrp nnd for sale by nlO WM. L CAZNKAU
DRY GOODS &c
The undesigned isin daily CTpcclationof receiving a large
' andcomplctc assortment of Dry Goods selected anil manufac-
tured expressly for the Mexican trade and would respectfully
call the attention of Mexican Merchants and Traders to this
oint as being the most convenient and cheapest to make
their purchases. Try it and von will be convinced.
- scp26 " WM. L CAZNEAD.
Groceiics Pro isions etc.
Mamlli and Tarred liopc sheath uuve
Hrandv Chcrrie Porter Claret Wine Mipcnor article
Ni vi atlicle of Havana Smoki lg Tobacco
1'nc artii Ie of Half ?pinish Cigars
Churnr UuikiNand '1 ulw
Onion- Iri-h and Sweet Potatoes
New art.elcof Limp- Stove
Sailor1 Ni edlc- and Twine
'rch Malagi I!ai-m Ground ColTi-e
Turpentine Lui'-ecd Oil Lamp Oil superior article
llutterCraikcr- Pilot I'rcail IJccf Tongue-
Cofiic Mill" Ntitincg- Garden Slid- etc.
Jiitricriviiland for -ale by nil E. OHLEK.
New Orleans and Corjnis Cliristi
Lixn OF PACKLPS.
Srhr. WM. AM) MA1JY Capt. Roberts:
Hchr. T V. HUNT Cipt. Mitchell:
Schr. UNCLE P.ILL Capt. Miller.
Thea'iovc lir-t class lal sailing vessels will leave punctu-
ally every ten ilavs so as to connect with the Transporta-
tion Line- tin the anoii points on thcliio Grande and will
be commanded b iptams experienced in the trade. 1'or
freight or pi'sasc liavin! superior accommodation apply to
J. W. KINNEV Agent Corpus Christi.
20 J. H. BLOOD & CO. ArnK N. Orlran-s.
J . P . KELSEY
Dealer in Mexican and American Goods
And Commission Mckcuaivt at Rio Grande City.
Pari n a. A new and superb arti-
cIefor soup pudding cte. enmbinins the virtue of flour
vi'rinu ilia anil macaroni for sale hv olO IX Oil LRU.
Just Received per Schooner Neptune :
Tia Liitl-o Misar furls Union Itrnvvn and white soap
Sperm Candlr I.in-ecil ond Sperm Oil White Lead 8 10
12 and 20 penny cut 2vail Tacks Sliovi-ls Garden Hoes
Cow llcll Hoop Iron Try Pans Ac Tar; assorted Dry
Good Sadlcrv Tinware Woodvvare Rrooni Hats and
Shoes; Powder Shot Lead etc.; Pen Ink Poolscap and
Letter Paper; a -ortcd Medicine all of which I now otTer
at the Iowcn nnrkct prices for cah. JOHN P. KELSEY.
Corpus Christi Nov. 28 ISIS It
THE CORPUS CHRISTI STAR.
MEETING OF CARPENTERS
At the store of Wm. L. Cazncau for the purpose of
ptirchasimr a magnificent CHEST OF CARPEN-
TERS1 TOOLS. These tools were specially ordered
fiom lite best manufacturers and the consignee not
feeling disposed to sell ihcm at retail wishes the Car-
penters of Corpus (Jhrisli to combine and purchase
them as a whole. n2S-tf
Suijar . Clarified Brown and Loaf
in store and for sale bv
-The undcri-!ncd grateful for Hie patronage hitherto 1C'
stoned upon bun by the people of Corpus Christi and deter
mined to de-serve it would rcsptc'fiillj inform them that he
will continue In keep the best quality ot UJl- constantly on
hand and three times a week changes of ATullon Vra'
Pork Vcnion Corned Hccf Tonzuc S-c. As soon as my
arrangements arc completed? I will have full supplies from
Now Oilcan of all kinds of Vegetable such as Turnip
Cabbhcc. Irish and Svvcel Potatoes Parsnips and Carrots:
also Esc. All of lhccl will sell at cot price. Two or
llirec tunes a week I will have fcau-age. these articles I
will keep simply to accommodate my customers wishing to
make only a fair profit oil" my meats.
d9 If W. LA.UY.
G. K. LEWIS will attend to the locating urvc)ing
liuving and selling of Bounty Lvnd Warrants Headrihl
Cortifkatcs and Scrip Claim-" the procurement of Land
claims due deceased soldier the obtainm" of Patent from
the General Land Oflice the examination and perfecting of
Titles in any pait of the State ; the Recording of Patents
and Uccels in the several counties in which the land lies; the
pun base and sale rcntinz and lt-aing of farms and Lots
in the county of Rcxar and all adjoining countic ; and all
oilier bii-iinss in winch the service of an Agent in this
portion of Texas maj be required will be attended -to upon
the most rca-onablc terms.
K. H. All persons having Lands or other property for
sale can have the same advertised and kept in markcl free
of cost if not sold. G. K. L.
Co?u;iisioii Merchant Ilto Grande City Tcxai.
The undersigned having prepared hinitlf with suitable
buddings in the city of Rio Grande for the piirpoe oftrans-
acling a general Coinuiision and storage buiucs is now-
prepared to receive consignments cither for sale or storage
lie believes that tin point from its central position on the
east b-ink of the Rio Grande being four miles from Camargn
and fifteen fiom Mier offers facilities to merchants and
others engaged in the Mexican trade far surpassing any-
other on the river; and his extensive acquaintance in this
valley he beheve will enable him to close speedily all
consignments made to him. He will devote his entire at-
tention to the bttincs and will endeavor to givo general
satisfaction and solicits business. Charges will be moderate.
H. CLAY DAVIS.
Agevt Messrs. Ogdcn ft Mosby mouth Rio Gnndc ;
C.ipl. P. C. Shannon nataniuros. ' diS-lf.
ORDER No. 2.
Hindquarters 8th Military Department
Galveston Texas Nov. 7 18 18.
The fullovrinn points now occupied by companies of vol
unteer service will be occupied as follows by the four compa
nies oi inc -'nu uragoons now in mu ucpauniciu :
One company at Conner's Station on Richland Creek
cast of the llrazo.
One company at Ross1 Station on the Boscha river west
of the Brazos.
One company at McCuIlnch's Station sit miles cast of
me coiorauo and auoul Iilly miles above Austin.
One company on the Medina River at a point ten or fifteen
miles abov o Castrovillc.
I. The Headquarters of the Regiment will be established
at cither of the above points to be selected by the coninnnd-
ing oiliccr. Lt. Col. Faunlleroy will proceed with as little
delay as po-oMc with the four companies from which point
thev w ill be detached to their ihfiurent stations.
II. Capt. Eastman with his company 1st Infantry will
proceed to and lake po3t at the German low u of I'redencks-
burg on the Picrdenalc a branch of the Colorado and
about eighty miles north-east of San Antonio
The two companies 1st Infantry Beiibank and Scotly
now en route for S.in Antonio will proceed to Austin ami
there await further orders.
III. Ever cflbit will be made by the different command-
ing officers to cultivate a friendly understanding with the
dillircnt tribes of Indians near their respective posts.
Great di crction and vigilance must be u(d in preventing
any depredations bv cither the inhabitants or Indians upon
The Ii.dians will be required to rcrrnin north and west of
a line connecting the dilTcrcnt posts above established
cvxi tit on friendly visits to the posts for the purpose of trade.
IV. Cipt.UI.iLa will muster out of service the different
companies of volunteers without del.iv going if licccssarv
to their difTircnl posts.
1! on'cr of M.ij.Gcn Twice-:
W. T. 11. BROOKS A. A. A. Gen.
After the execution of the above order No. 2
wliicli wo publish nnd without the employment of
oilier troops the Indian Ironttoror our Slap will
not have adequate protection. A rough glance
along the line will best illustrate this beginning; on
the rinjit as indicated in the order the establish-
ment of a military post at the point now occupied by
Capt. Conner will leave open and exposed to the
incursions of the Kickapoos Wisutas and other
tribe? all settlements from the station to Coffee's
ttend a distance of one hundred and fifty mi'es on
Red River. These settlements arc continuousbill
in then infancy and call for the fostering hand of
the general government and until within Ihc last
two years have been harassed attacked and ex
hausted by Indian depredations ror sometime
past they have enjoyed security and this beautiful
and valuable portion of Texas is begining to tle-
vclopc its resources. It would be lamentable if n
mistaken policy or a parsimonious hand should
check or cut oil" the prosperity which now exists
with this industrious and energetic population.
The execution of the order with vigilance and
activity will cover the settlements from Conner's to
McCulIoch's station near the east bank of the Colo-
rado A company of infantry to be stationed at
Fredericksburg can give a nominal protection only
except to the inhabitants in its immediate vicinity.
The nourishing settlement on the L'ano containing
from three hundred to live hundred souls nnd nt
this time protected by a company of mounted vol-
unteers commanded by Cap'. Highsmiih will be
thrown back upon its own resources and left at an
isolated spot to struggle with alhotisanJ apprehen-
sions to say nothing of their real dangers. This
settlement is forty-five miles above Fredericksburg.
A wide scope of country containing spree settle-
ments on each the Colorado Onion Ctcek Rio
Blanco San Mtrcus Guadaloupe Cibolo Colelto
San Antonio etc is by this arrangement left
open to marauding parties. It is a stock raisin";
country and presents inducements to nrcJatorv
bands ; recent tragic scenes fresh in the memory of
all have been acted here. 1 he pottinn of the
country here spoke;; of needs guarding. We would
next invoke aid for the verv exposed inhabitants of
Pueho aiHlenbiirg and Dohuis villages which
would be without any practical substantial advan-
tage to be drawn from n small command to be sta-
tioned twenty miles above Castrovillc. "c will at
present only advert to the trade wilh Mexico by the
Presidio and Lorado routes remarking that it will
require the notice and the assistance of military
Our fellow citiens of San Patricio and Corpus
Christi have high claims to the notice and help of
ttie-vjoverntuent. Aljiott; places tlicy are going
armed for -purpose's of self defence And after
having been bruised and scathed by the brunt of two
wars are now equally the prey of Indians Mexi-
cans and renegado whites. It is high time they
were redeemed from this condition and a good com-
pany of mounted men would cinphatica ly give
them "aid aud comfort." Even now Mtisiangers
Indians and other nameless parties piy them un-
ceremonious visiis. The Oso Agua Dtilce Santa
Gertrudas Sjh Fermndo etc.; invite the settler if
lawless men were driven fiom their lurking places.
We respectfully and in the kinde-t spirit ask the
attention of inilitiry nun in rh.ugc of the state
frontier to these aud other collateral points.
The above comments arc from the Western
Texan published at San Antonio. Thcpioxitnity
of-the editor to many of the points alluded to should
render him good authority. I3ut with regard to
Corpus Christi we must inform him that although
vvc are entitled to a company of rangers or dragoons
we are not the sou of people to put up with the
: unceremonious visits" of which he speaks.
Almost Inckediiile We sec noticed in the
Northern papers the death of Thomas Liinbert. a
printer at York Englind. at the age of 1W years.
Did any one ever before hear of a printer living to
such an ago? if we had'nt !seen it in the papers"
vc would'nt have believed it. If the thing really
is true the poor fellow's martyrdom endured a long
Ge.v. Twiggs. On the 3d ult. the citizens of Gal-
veston proffered a public dinner to this distinguished
officer. From tho following answer it will be seen
that he reluctantly declines
Gamtestos Nov. 3d 1813.
Gentlemen I have just received your polito notes
of yesterday date welcoming in the name of tho
citizens of Galveston my arrival among you and ten-
dering to me a public dinner.
In the present as on former occasions I am com-
pelled to adhere to a determination long since funned
and to decline with reluctance the honor jou have o
It is grateful to the feelings of a public officer who
has served in any capacity cither civil or military to
receive as a reward for his services the approbation of
his fellow citizens. It is peculiarly so to me in the
present instance coming from the patriotic citizens of
Galveston wilh some of whom I have had the plea-
sure of serving in the late Mexican war.
The citizens of Galveston have contributed largely
in men and means not only in the struggle for Texaii
Independence but in the more recent difficulties be-
tween the General Government and the Republic of
Mexico. I hope they may live to reap and amplv en-
joy flic fruits of their many sacrifice i.
To you gentlemen and lo them I cannot adequate-
ly express my thanks fur the flattering notice which
you have taken of my military services. The hand-
some terms of your kind note will be long and grate-
fully remembered by
Your ob't. scrv't.
1). K. TWIGGS Ilrev't. M.ij. Gen. U. S. A.
Messrs. Jos. IJatcs S. M. Williams and other..
M vrtiv DcnALDE. AVc taw the death of this gentle
man announced some time since in the New Orleans paper--
and a late Concordia Intell.gcnecr in a letter from its New
Orleans correspondent givcj the following painful particulars
attending I113 'cccac:
"Among the recent deaths hcrcl noticr one that scarcely
attracted a pamg remark vet he was a 111-111 who Ivventy
jcars ago stood at tl.u head of soeietj Mmtm biiraldc.
Dorn of an influential and affluent family 111 Attakipas ex-
tensively connected augmenting his hereditary fortune by
successful investments married to a daughter of llie Hon.
Ucur Clay who was then at the zenith "of his popularity
and power Mr. Durable was on all tides cnurlcd consi.llcd
and carcscd. Uul reverses overlook him; city propcilv
rapidly ran down ; Ins wile died; lits friends diminished Willi
his fortune ; and at the commencement of the Mexican war
this man once so rich so popular and so honored found him-
self obliged for subsistence to follow- our march with a few
packages ot mcrchandi-e. He recently embarked on n tra-
ding schooner at I ampico to return home. The deadly fever
of that coast swept off ever) one of the crcu but a -mall
boy and when the vessel after beating ab ml in the Gulf
finally made the bar of the river with a tiznalof distress tin;
captain was found dead on a pallet and the unfortunate Du-
rable by bis side in the last agonic and no medicine ii"
water carccly a ration of food on board. What an illus-
tration of the vauilv and viiissitudcs of life!1
A Piiutk. The Uostnn Alias of the 2yth of October
published a letter dated " Urig Crusoe Gulf of .Mexico July
20 1848" from which vvc make the following extract:
The Gulf of Mexico a yon know basin other jcarbccii
infested with pirates smugglers and rovers. The nice is by
no means extinct; though for some j car-pist verv few ot
them have been met in these waters ar.d those whieh wash
the West India Islands. 1 have seen men in Mexico dump
the recent campaign who undo no secrecy in regard to their
operations in the Gulf within a few vcar". I remember tun-
in particular who left the beach at Vera Cruz witb u Ian
vcar for the interior by the name of Milton. though Williams
wasbclicvid to bebis real name. He figured m N-v Vnrk
some years ago a a smtigslrr and bis proK.-rly was confis-
cated. I think an account of the aftur was piibli-hed in the
papers of that city aithe lime. He was verycommituicalivc-
at times and oeca-ionally gave his auditors a full history of
his life and doing. I never sh-ill forget the astonishment of
those present when on one occasion lie suddenly asked an
officer Irem Maine " Did jou ever hear of a ship called the
Cobbosseconte 7" A v cscl w ith thi name sailed from Gar-
diner in Maine some twenty vears ago for the West Indies
I think and from that da.v fiirth nothing was ever heard of
her or her men. Upon being asked wlnt became of bcr tho
narrator said thai being in command of a slave Iup at thai
time he fell in vv ilh the Cobbo-econt e rear the Isleof Pines ;
that she had been attacked by pirates; that he found every
man on hoard murdered end sunk her. Probably there was
not an individuil who h-fcucd to this dc-pcrado who for a
moment doubted that he was himself the chief of thorlmud
of pirates thai took the vessel and murdi-rcd the crew. This
man once held a commission as second lieutenant 111 a com-
pany of Mounted Texan from the Government of the Uni
ted Stales; and unless I am deceived by a unnlarity ol
names lie lias within sex months been the bearer 01 etc
spatehes from Mexico to Washington.
The .1es-icerie. The richest fun on the race traek at
St. Loui during the race week was to be seen according to
tho Kcpubhcan in the place set apart for play under tin-
stand at a game christened the "menagerie" under the
superintendence of a shrewd little upstart of the house of
Benjamin. The cloth spread out before him was covered by
ten briik-rcd nondescript portraits of bird bcat a lady
and the God of Love the latter being more like a Poltowal-
toinic than aught cl-c and at one end inclined a wooden
spout through vv hieh a ball bearing duplicate representation
was rolled on to the cloth. The sport savs the Republican
consisted in the Isrrchtc's manner of conducting the game
his speech being an execrable specimen of broken English.
"ATaikc jour bets gciitilmcn maikc jour bets down
wis it arc jou done roll!" and at his command down
rolled the ball. " Cupec Cupid wins gentdmen maikc
jour bets hands oft" roll helephant wins down wis it
gcnlilmen arc you all done ? roll coon plenty on do coon
dovv 11 vv is it hinds oil; maikc j our bets !" and as the ball
would turn up sav at the snake 011 which nobodj-had staked
their nionovthc sheeny would rattle out again "Sbnakr
win gciitifmeii ; nopody on deshnake; dat's a ten strike;
down wis it again."
Patrick IIenht. The following very interesting anec-
dote of the organization of the first Congre-s was told to
Dr. Tho. C. James by I5ihop While. As soon a the body
had organized all seemed miprc:scd with a sense ofthe hi;;ii
responibihly Ihcv- had assumed .uul a most profound -ilciuu
ensued a if to say What next 2Cone seemed willing to
break the eventful silence until a grave-looking member 111
a plain dark suit of "minister's gray" and unpovvdercd wis
arose. All became fixed in attention upon him. Then it
was that all seemed to feel asrncof regret that the seeming
country parson should so tar have mistaken his talents and
the theatre for their di-play ! I!ut as he proceeded In-
evinced such unusual foree of argument and such novel and
impassioned eloquence that be soon electrified the whole
house. Then the excited inquiry passed from man to man
" Who is it who is it?'1 The answer from the few-who
knew him wa "It is Patrick llenrv !" The honorable
body thus having received its impulse moved on with energy
Wooden Gunpowder. From sundry recent
experiments the fact is established that line .-awdu-:
or rasped wood steeped in a mixture of concentrated
sulphuric and nittic acids . uul afterwards washed
and dried will explode similar to common gun-
powder and if rightly managed with much greater
force. The greatest wonier about it is that the fact
had not been discovered earlier.
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The Corpus Christi Star. (Corpus Christi, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 14, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 16, 1848, newspaper, December 16, 1848; Corpus Christi, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth80208/m1/1/: accessed February 8, 2023), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.