Colorado Gazette and Advertiser. (Matagorda, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 18, Ed. 1, Saturday, November 16, 1839 Page: 1 of 4
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Colorado d-saette and Advertiser
Printed anil FnMMicil
Colorado Gazette and Advertiser
Will bo .Published even S tlurday Morning.
Fire Dollars per Annum in Advance.
agents run TLXYS.
Bate W O Cooke. 1 La Oraigi '.ester J Eastlin
7absfVaj ! M Allen I" Chcnault
Boitrap VV. 5 Oliver j Cosmlta - P t-cranton
TERMS OF ADVERTISING.
Monthly Sale fProbato or.Sherln - S10 00
Probate Notice .--... a 1)0
Curator'! autl Administrator's Notice - 5 00
Casual AtlvertlsriMcuts. raclt Insertion 55 00
Candidates Tor Ofllrr Cards or Passengers
Mairlage or Obituary Notices - 5 00
Quarterly Advertisers f pay able at the end
of the quarter) is 111 be cliarCfl - 25 00
(fc5 Thc above terms arc in Texas Monet) and
must invariably be paid in advance.
REPUBLIC OK TEXAS.
Treaturj Dtpartmtnt City cf tfssfss Jly 17. 1CJ0.
IN rURfcUANCK of A requirement ofa Ian passed by tie
third conercss of this HcpiiMir. approved Jaiiiiiry 21st
183y making it the dut) of tlic s-rcrctarj of the 1 icasiiry to
advertise anil cause to lie sold the lots in the Cut of Calhoun on
aday 1 lilm to te filed No'ire is herehr chen that Hie lols
in the Clly ofCalhoun mil be oTerfd at ublie silcon Mondar
the eighteenth day of Ntncmlicr west hrturen the hours often
o'clock a tn and four o'clock p tn altherapilolof tUs Keputlie.
upon the terms set forth in the following citracl from the Ian
Sec 4 Ite it furlrer enacted. That the lots In raid ion n shall
be offered and sold for noolhercnrrenry than 0tJsititr audi cd
paper or the promissory notes of this go eminent.
Eec.6 Be it further enacted. That the "aid lols shall le so'd
on the folloning terms .It One fourth part to tc paid donn
and the other three fourths 10 be in equal lns.alincnt of sis
Inelre and eighteen montl s.
Sec 7. De it fjit erenarled.That Ifany perron n ho shall pur
chase any of the afoirsaid lots shall fit1 'u mike pijmcutof the
several Instalments In conformity u itli i ict lie or they shill
forfeit all such sutns as tie may lar ireiiiusl piij and the
lots purchased by such defaulter shall rt rt tothc gotcrnu cut of
Sec. rt Be it further enacted Tl at :.'! perron alien? tint ex
ceptcd shall have tl c prii e-e of pur-'nslnc and holding the
same and tic I resident faulhoilcil to i.-ue patents to tluro as
soon as the list inMalmcnls stall have been paid
The sale will continue from day to day until all of the lots shall
fcmve been dlspo-ed of
Calhoun Is situated on " -ast end of .Vita-orda Island di
rectly on the main pall Into Matagorda l'a) . and from its ad n u
tagrous positioofwill probably berouic the principal commercial
city of western "leias Apian of the city may Le seen iu the
General Land Office
JAMES II. STAUIl.
Sec. oj the Treasury.
A Fable A gadding bec being delighted with
a web which a spider was finishing requested him
to weave heraclotk of the same texture and pro-
posed paving him in honey. The spider consented
the web was made and tno of ihc hive were sent
loaded with honey to bring it. Tiic fancy look
with most of the bees they must barter with the
spiders they must all hate cloak; pirticularl)
those who were fonder of gadding than making
honey. A few of the industrious dissatisfied with
the measure urged the following argumcut: Many
of our laboring hands said thev will be t-ikcn oil
to traffic with tho spiders others in visiting to
show their flimsy finer) ; the industrious must do
double labor; our stock will be reduced and the
Lire will want that honey which you arc sporting
away for cob-neb garments. This argument had
Ho effect the trade was pursued through the sum-
mer the stock was exhausted in the full they
slept as usual through the winter and in the spring
were without supplies.
The moral must be obvious to all.
. The rorNc Ancll and his Guide. A young
angel being sent down to this world on some bu
siness for Ihc first time had an old courier spirit
assigned him as a guide; they arrived over the
sea atMarlinico in the middle ofa long day of an
obstinate fight between ilio float nf Rodney and
v Do Grasse. When through the smoke ho saw the
fire of the guns the decks covered with mangled
limbs dead Bodies or dying the ships sinking
burning or blown into the air and the quantity of
pun misery or destruction the crews who wcie
" jet alive were with so much eagerness dealing
afoaad to one anotheivboa turned angrily to his
faide and said " Yofundertoolc to conduct me
to toe earth and you. bate brought me to hell!"
"No sir" said the guide" I nave made no mis-
K take tbis is really tbotaftb and these are the
sen; iderils never treat'ono another in this manner;
tier bare more sense and more of what men call
Jtasrasfe Fox. A prinuir on seeing ssheriff
closely persuing an unfortunate author remaiked
tbat h was a new edition of the Pursuits of Li-
toaUUBt tmbotmd and hot pressed.-
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every Siitnnlar Morning' by JAMES ATTffELL at KicIiolM BuiMing Lewis Street.
MATAGORDA TEXAS NOVEMBER 16 1839.
nv ). E. DOW.
A ftiend gave me a piece of the coffin of the
Father of our Country which was taken from his
tomb at the time of the transfer of his remains to
the mirblc sarcoplngc in July last. Such a relic
shall never be pirtcd with by mcand hereafter my
children as they handle the sacred fragment
thill exchim with holy admiration " This corned
the form of Washington."
The mnmrc'i's lmusolcum may rise
In sculptured beauty to the skios:
And Ilashing gems tiny mark the spot
Where tt ram's sleep lij mau forgot;
The py ratuid may mock at time
And lite a monument of crime;
And Ahric in his pride may sleep
Amid the caicrns of the deep
Whose dark and ihundur-spc iking flood
Was turned for him o'er fields of blood.
'Neath iticd towers the proud of birth
lU-iy mingle with their parent earth!
And storied arch and chiseled urn
Mty speak their meaning in their turn;
The lofty pillar's basement wide
May tell how Pumpcy lived and died;
' And gilded inosijiiu may brightly show
Where blood) Mah'mut sleeps below.
From bannered aisle and mitred tomb
From Druid's cairn and express gloom
From pictured will and sculptured stone
I'll seek the tomb of Washington;
And while ihc eagle soars abotc
I'll liud it in a nation's luvc.
The mo'intain peik the giint stream
Tne hoi) steeple's gu'den gleam
The filling furcst dttk and old
The tin iter's lodge the herdsman's fold
The city loner v.liosc ocean fleet
Makes c.irlh's remotest regions meet
The reaper's song at Inrvest eve
Where fury feet their circles leave
The cliiiiiless jiresj the village school
Where knowledge rears her golden rule;
These tell the wonders he hath done
And bid Columbia prize her siin;
While stars upon the breast of night
Trace out his name in living light.
No gnldcn crown no sceptred hill J
V.i- blizoncd on his sombre pill;
No Kiiintn purple robctl his form
Tho' farcmi si in war's bloody storm
No longer stamped with rapine's stain
Led on by princes formed his train.
Wrapped in the bann.Tuf the brtvc
His brothers bore him to his grave;
While o'er him cvcilisting fame
Inscribed new glory in his name.
Dark temples reared in crime and lust
1I blood hands when wars were done
iI iv tower above ambition's dust
This relic covered Wasuim;to!
Selfishness. Within his house in a great arm
chair before the lire sat an old gray-headed man
ripe for the grave. Twas winter and the cold wind
whistled among the leafless branches of the trees
and the now and sleet rattled against the windows.
The old mm chuckled for ho was warm and com-
fcrlableand the biting blast touched him not. He
said " I have enough lam rich so blow ye winds
and drift ye suons I am safe." A servant entered
and said " Sir a woman is at the door trembling
in the cold his nowhere to sleep no home to
go to. She begs for a corner of your kitchen to
pass the night in."' "Awij; I've no room for
thieving beggars there is a tavern close by toll
her to go there." " She siys she lias no money
and begs you to give her enough to buy a meal and
lodgings." "Begone! drive her ofT. What I've
got's my own and I'll keep it. I've none to squan-
der upon mendicants.'
The nct morning thojild man stepped out into
the porch and there upon onoof the benches sat
tho poor beggar woman. His rage was kindled.
"Did I not tell you I jave nothing for vou im-
pudence? Come come tramp. Leave my house
1 say; d'ye hear?" Sho heard him not! She was
dead. The old man smote Jiis breast and entered
his house. He never entered it again for be also
died and died miserable though rich.
" Do you know what made my voice so melodi
ous t" said a celebrated vocal performer of awk-
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wara manners 10 unarics uannisior "no re
plied the other. " Well' then I'll tell you: when
I was but fifteen I swallowed by accident some
train. oil. " I don't think my friend" replied
Bannister " it would have dono you any harm if
at the same time you had swallowed a dancing
Ax aeri(.l ciivsk well DESCRinEn. It is sel-
dom that the denizens of a city have an opportunity
of seeing as interesting a sight as was witnessed by
scrcral gentlemen from Ferry Bir on Sundi)
morning week. A lirge Bald Eagle was seen
skimming Ihc air and floating up the river on a
foraging expedition for the replenishment of his
royal larder; but apparently finding no quarn
worthy a stoop he soared away and was lost to
the sight in the clouds. A short time after a fisli-
hink appeared and squinting with a knowing
glance across the broad sheet of water pounced
upon a fino fat iish and mounting prepared to
return to his nest up the south branch. He had
not flown far before lie put about and steering in
the wind's eve siilcJ down towards the biy with
all the swiftness his powers could compass. Pre-
sently a daik speck was seen a mile or two in his
wake and soon the royal bird was discovered dart-
ing after his prey his tail stuck a-pcak and his
wings compressed flapping with a rapidity that sent
htm along with the swiftness of an arrow from the
the bow of bold Kobh Hood. The hawk knew
his pursuer and practised a ruse by durling upwards
when about a mile this side of the fort. The eagle
darted under him and rising appirently perpendi-
cularly a few feet above the hawk give him a flip
with one of his wing which caused him to drop
the fish and the roval pirate dropping from his
air height caught the fish before it reached the
water anil skimmed oil" triuuiplimt lcating the
poor hank to seek his breakfast where ho best
might rind it. It is thus with mankind. We see
a petty prjn.ee plundering his neighbor until a mure
powerful Onei'likc the eagle with the hawk robs
him in turn and reaps tha reward of his tjrannv.
'essioxvl Kejlvbks. A doctor going into
his Doarding-house and not finding dinner ready
exclaimed " What! arc there no nymjitonu of din
" No appearance"1 replied the lawyer.
" Thoro's a sample of it" said a merchant as a
servant appeared with a turkey.
" Faith! a fine lolcn it is" rejoined the printer.
At the beginning of tic week (July 0) the well
known character "Old Jack" the gigantic and
and venerable swan so long known to the public
departed this life upon the canal in the enclosure
of St. James' Park Loidon at the advanced age
of 70. Old Jack was hatched about the year 1770
on the piece of water attached to old Buckingham
pilacc and fur minyyelr' basked in the sunshine
oTrojal favor Queen Charlotte being cMremelj
partial to him and frqucnlly fed him herself.
When the pleasure grounds in St. James's Park
were laid out Old 'Jack was removed. His im-
mense size sociable disposition and undaunted
courage have often excited the admiration of the
public. Jack's strength and courage were asto"
nishing. Frequently has he seized an unlucky
dog who chanced to rpproach the edge of his
watery domain by the neck and drowned him.
Upon one occasion he seized a boy about twelve
ears of age who had been teasing him by the
Icgof his tronsers and dragged him into the water
up to his knees. Jack Iratvcvcr never acted upon
the offensive but alwajs upon the defensive; and
if not anno)cd was exceedingly tractable. But
the march of modern improvement has affected
poor Jack as much as it has done thousands of
more pretending bipeds? The Ornitholog cal
Society was formed and a host of feathered foreign-
ers found their way to (he canal with whom Jack
had many fierce and furious encounters and inva-
riably came off victorious.' But a legion oTPolish
geese at length arrived wliu commenced hostilities
with Jack immediately. Despising everything like
even warfare they attacked him in a body and
pecked him so severely that he drooped for a few
days and then died. London paper.
Tho skeleton of Marengo the barb torse which
Napoleon rode at Waterloo and at most of his
great battles has been presented tu the Museum
of the United Service Institution in Middle Scot
land-yard by Lieut. Col. Angcrstcin of the Grena-
dier Guardfy Ltrengo was a beautifully formed
Arab of parent blood about thirteen hands and a
half higb.Uek-was frequcntlyvoundcd; at Wa-
terloo was struck by u musket ball on the hip when
tho Emperor was ou him which disproves the as-
sertion that he did not go into the fire.
Toon roit the rr.vrn. A ship arrived at New
Orlcins from Havre with about sixty pisscngcrs
chiefly poor Swiss and Germans on the 4th inst.
The Tunes rennrks: It mikes the heart of tho
philanthropist bleed to witness men ill the full rud-
diness and prime of health thus walking into a
grave yard. That ten of tho sixty will be living
when frost comes we do not believe unless they
leave the city. How arc they to do this7 Send
them to Texas.
A Mix IIcnc Tn irtlln Times. Dr. Chow no
mentions in the current number of the Lancet the
very singular cisc of a Swiss who had undergone
the process of hinging thirteen times and yet sur-
vived it all. When death at last had seized his
prey his body was eximined to ascertain the cause
of this strange tenacity of life and it was found
that tho windpipe had turned lo bone.
Beauty- or Ami-ricin Lydim. However Mar-
rjntt may have slandered us in his new book he
has made his peace with the ladies as the follow-
ing quotation from his account of an cxamimtion
of the pupils at the Albany Female Academy
will shew. He savs:
" As 0un2 lidics are assembled here from every
Stile nf the Union it wat a fair criterion of Amo-
tion hcaiilv and it must be acknowledged that
the Amenciu women are the prettiest m the whole
woild." Noulltm Banner.
iMroSatniLrriES. A characteristic tnit of Col.
Walhcc a British officer in the Eist Indies is
recollected by those who served with the army in
the Deccan. At the scigo of Gawilghur he had
been charged with the execution of certain details
necessary to tho capture of tint place. A heavy
gun had been directed lo be conveyed by night to
.111 important point and its transportation over the
most rugged motutiain lg baffled all endea-
vors that tho artillery officer in despair reported
the accomplishment of it lo be impossible. Im-
possible sir!" exclaimed Col. Wallace who had
all his life maintained the most rigid adherence to
obedience; ' Impossible! let us sec."1 He then
called for a light pulled out the instructions from
his pocket and hiving read them said " Oh no
not impossible the order is positive.' The resolu-
tion evinced tho efficacy of the order and also
afforded another 'proof that implicit obedience
when accompanied with devoted zeal will in gene-
ral overcome every difficulty.
A man who had a scolding wife in answer to an
inquiry made afler her siiJ she was pretty well in
grncnl only subject at times to a " breaking out
at the mouth.'1''
Tho Tcrritoriil Government of Florida has
offered a reward of $230 for every Indian taken
Sultan- Myiijiood The uso of wine and
strong drinks is forbidden by the Koran and drunk-
ards aro seldom found among the Moslems. But
Mahmoud tbc late Sultan of Turkey a man en
dowed with a vigorous constitution a powerful
and energetic mind who had done much to im
prove the condition of his subjects so far forgot
what was due to his own character and dignity to
his religion and to the example which he should
place before his people as to quiff to excess the
intoxicating cup. In this way he ruined an excel-
lent constitution and absolutely died of delirium
The conduct of Mahmoud in this particular ap
pears to be view cd by his son and successor not
as a pattern to imitate but as an example to deter.
It is said and we hope it will prove to be correctly
said that on his coining to the throne one of his
first acts was to cause the immense stock of rich
wines and other intoxicating drinks which bis fa-
ther had collected with great labor and expense
to be thrown into the Bosphorus. The present
Sultan of Turkey has embraced the doctrines of
total abstinence. Boston Journal.
A Fine Little Fellow. In tho Criminal
Court at Philadelphia the other day a small
boy was objected to as a witness on account
of his extreme joulh. When asked 'Do you
know the nature of an oath?' ' Yes' he replied.
'What is it?' 'Thou shalt not bear false witness
against ihy neighbor.' Ho! all c witnesses learn
of this boy and be wise.
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