The Northern Standard. (Clarksville, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 17, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 31, 1842 Page: 1 of 4
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THE NORTHERN STANDARD.
CHAS. OE MORSE
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EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
CLARKSVILLE TEXAS DECEMBER 31 1842.
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TEXAN SANTA Ft EXPEDITION
' BT OKOROE W KENDALL.
The Story Resumed Our Treatment at El Paso
Mode of hieing among the Better Classes of
Bt.fore resuming my narrative of th travels hard-
ships privations and sufferings endured by those who
composrd the unfortunate Texan Santa Fe Expedi-
tion it is necessary to revert to the treatment we rc-
ceivd at the hands of the kind-hearted and hospitable
inhabitants of El Paso the town where we -vere re-
lieved from the custody of the inhuman wretch Dima-
sio Salezar. Previous to reaching this place we had
been living fie months entirely "out doors." with no
oth-r bed than the cold ground and a blanket afforded
and frt qtirntly without any thing in the shape ol
hoaid. Before our capture we had lived for weeks
upon an allowance which barely savrd us from star-
vation and after we had fallen into the bnnJs of the
barbarians of New Mexico we were fed and driven
along and treated worse than ever was a drve of cat-
tle in a civilized eouniry. We ha 1 almost forgotten
that there were such luvirtrs ns chairs and tables
knives and forks: but now the scrfle changed and the
dawn of brighter days was opening before us.
It was on the afternnoon of the 5th tf November
that F.-.lconcr Van Ness and myself were taken wj
the housed the well-bred and gentlemanly Col. til-
es Gonzales the commandant His family consist-
ed of a prima or first cousin of his a stout handsome
countenanced and good hearted lady some forty year?
of age who attended to his household affairs. A well
educated young nephew on a visit to the Colonel
from Scnora ins also there. His name was Dn
Jcsuh-J to him ne were all under obligations for
rr . ts cf k:n Iness and attention. A former
. ofthi Lmperor Iturbide Capt Francis-
' -a also a guest at the Colonel's a good-
. ghmg. and dashing office of some forty
veais ii sgp. dilicugb at first sight he looked much
youiicer. Oc.'ioa was frank and soldier like in his
bear rg t xpr-ssL-d tbr greatest abhorrence of Salezar
nr.d hi herds of la.ironcsand plcaros as he called
them jnd in travelling with us some five or six hun
dred tnilrs we ever found him a friend and a gentle-
man About five o'clock m the evening a servant brought
us in cakes ar.d chocolate the latter of the richest and
most deiicioui ila-.or. At eight we sat down to a well
arranged and sumptuous supper Ramon Ortiz the
voiinc and benevolent cure of the place joining our
party. It was the first tabic we had seen for five
months to wiih the chairs. What a contrast ! on
that very morning and within twenty yards of the
spot where the unfortunate G ites wax lying. Falcon-
er Van Ness and myself had hastily swallowed a
mcalof hadly made mush upon the ground our minds
full of misgivings as to the treatment we might receive
on cettinc out of the hands of Salezar now we were
seated at a tabic groaning with luxuries the cuestsofd
a gentleman attentive tour every want. Gen. Mc-!
Leod and Mr. Navarro arrived just as supper was
ready and took scats at the table.
Our supper consisted of a variety of dishes; which
save that some of them might have becn seasoned ra-
ther highly with onions and red pepper were ex-
tremely well cooked and palatable to a degree which
caused them to disappear with an astonishing rapidi-
ty. The wine of the country too was placed before
lis of an excellent quality and in the greatest profu-
sion The inhabitants of El Paso drink it ont of quart
tumblers& in quantities which wouldstartle a French-
man over his claret or a New England farmer with
his cider. Supper over some two hours were spent in
smoking and conversation when wc retired to bed.
- '. I
I hive piren this name the Spanish spelling although it is
pronounced Hetoos. Among the women ot both Mexico in4
Spain Jeiuta is a very common and considered a very pretty
name. Bv ihesamerule of pronunciation it is called Haooxa.
As is remarked above I have given these names singular
jnd irreveient as they may appear to in American their
Spanish orthography- Were a Mexican to see utioot in
Tirinthe would not know it crcn svere it hi own name
t Thieves and rogues.
Here was another comfort which for months we
had net enjoyed had forgotten and for a long
time we could not close our eyes in sleep so novel
was the luxury We were under a roof. Our beds
were of the very best sheets as white as the driven
snow and pillow cases neatly fringed and of the finest
linen. We kicked tossed and rolled about for hours;
and our various antic) some of them ludicrous
enough might be likened to the feats of tumblers in a
ring. Meep hnally overtook us nor was it broken
until a little belore sunrise when a neat and pretty
girl brought us in cakes and chocolate. Without his
chocolate in the morning the Mexican would be mis
crableull day. At nine o'clock we had breakfast
consisting of some five or six courses with wine but
no coffee. At two dinner was served and. in the after-
noon we again had chocolate and cakes and at eight
o'clock supper. I have been thus particular in giv
ing the number and order of our meals to show the
difference between the customs there and in this coun-
try. As a general rule the Mcxicaa gentlemen lives
boiler than his equal in point of fortune and standing
in this country cals oftcner andspends more time at
Although meats may be seen in profusion at both
breakfast and supper on the table of the Mexican gen-
tlemen in the northern and middle departments of the
republic yet the principal and most substantial meal
as w ith us is the dinner. I he meal commences with
mution soup or broth then comes a dish of boiled
mutton followed by a stew of the same meat. A fa-
orite dish with the Mexicans in the State of Chi-
huahua is made of the blood of the animal fried and
seasoned which is very palatable. Chickens and
cffgsi ecoked in different ways but the former never
roasted as with us make their appearance during the
meal. A standing article is chilly guisado a dish
composed of fat mutton stewed and highly seasone-d
with red pepper. Stewedreoej a species of dark
and large sized beans wind up the substantial part
of a dinner breakfast or supper and seldom is this
favorite and national dish omitted. The frejolrs es-
pecially to the lower order of .Mexicans arc whatpo-
tatoes are to the Irish they can lire very well so
long as t'.-y can procure th'-m in abundance and arc
lost without them. A failure of the bean crop in Mex-
ico would be looked upon as a national calamity.
Among the higher order of Mexicans the dinner
finishes with fruits dulces or sweetmeats and the
never failing paper or shuck cigar. In the Southern
departments these cigars are manufactured of tobacco
put up in bunches and then sold at a low price; but
in tne antes ot cninuabua benora New .Mexico
and more particularly the latter every man is provi-
ded with a small pouch of ponche a species of plant
resembling tobacco a parcel of corn shucks or husks
and a flint and steel. With these materials he makes
his cigarito strikes a fire and smokes away almost
incessantly. Women and men are alike addicted to
the pract.ee and the prettiest senora in the land can
be seen at almost any lime with a cigarito in her
mouth the smoke puffing from her nose in two
straight volumes somewhat resembling the escape
pips of a double-engine steamer on a small scale. It
may seem singular however that the children of ei-
ther sex arc not addicted to smoking. It appears to
be a habit taken up after the person has attained full
growth and when once contracted is never abandon-
ed. Time fixed for our Departure More of Salezar1 1
Character A Dinner and Ride vith Ortiz An
Opportunity to vex Salezar improved.
Afti r spending two very agreeable days at El Pa-
so it was announced that on the next the journey
would be resumed towards Mexico taking the city of
Chihuahua iti the route. Before leaving however.
I had an opportunity of paying Salezar a small in-
stalment of the heavy debt I owed him on account of
the ill treatment my companions and mjself had re-
ceived at his hands.
Prominent among his various traits was his insa-
tiable avarice. In the paniers which contained my
clothing at the 'ime wc were first taken prisoners he
found three or four pair ot heavdy gilt spurs articles
w hich I had taken along as presents to such Mexi-
cans as might show me attentions on my journey
through that country. These spurs he had sold for
a mere song as they were of a pattern different from
those used in New Mexico and as he supposed their
real value trifling. A telescope which he had taken
from Mr. Falconer and which was an instrument of
great value he had parted with for a few dollcr;
not one-tenth perhaps of its first cost.
On the road from San Miguel he had spoken of
these articles to one of my comrades and mentioned
the prices he had received for them. Out of pure ha
tred to the wretch and from a desire to vex and goad
him my friend expressed great surprise that Salezar
should have parted with them and more especially
the spurs at such a sicrifice. said thry weieofpurc
gold and extremely rich workmanship and thatthey
would bave been worth twenty times the sum he re-
ceived for them to melt down.
This storj chafed the fellow. He cursed himself
for being such a fool ground his teeth and with an
oath swore that if ever a similar opportunity to plun
der offered itself he would make more money out of
" than he had done in the present instance. In fact
BnkiH .lrf . I . .-! 1 . .....- 1.nMr
nothing could exceed his rage and he vented deep
imprecations upon himself for allowing such golden
opportunities to escape with comparatively so little
As I stated in one ol mv former sketches Salezar
uttered suspicions that he had not found all our valua-
bles at the time we were first taken and on approach-
ing El Paso he threatened to search us all thorough-
ly with ths hope of finding more plunder. Hearing
of his hints Falconer and myself made a bstch of
bread or cakes on the very night that these threats
were uttered seasoning our loaves with doubloons.
Mv private jewelry with the exception of a cold
watch and chain was also secreted in the same man-
ner. The lattct I rolled up in an old handkerchief
and one of my friends tied it carefjlly abont his ncclc
As it turned out however the search was not made
Salezar probably thinking the miserable-looking
crowd of prisoners before him could not have money
Pranounced f'tholw hi the Mexicans from the simj.
larity in the prounrleiaiion cur men rlirays called them (re''
enough to make it an object; but I verily believe that!
had he supposed he could realize five dollars by the
operation he would have stripped us to the skin and
searched every rag upon our backs.
As I have stated above an opportunity occurred
while I was at EI Paoto let the fellow know that he
had been outwitted. I had been invited by my young
iz the ure iodine with mm; and ns ne nv-
; distance from my quarters he eent a servant
ed at some distance from my quarters
with a beautiful and richly caparisoned horse forme
to ride. Ortiz mounted a large and powerful mule
anua orist ironu iiau mi u-.ur uiuugm us io ma res
.jt-i ft.li l. - l v. t:....-
lucucc Jiucr aimwiiy lUKiug u lkuiiciiiu putting uu
clean linen all kindly furnished by the young priest
we sut down to a sumptuous dinner. This over he
informed me in the course of half an hour's conversa-
tion that I need be under no apprehension of being
robbed again that we were now in the hands of offi-
cers who were gentlemen who would treat us kind-
ly and respect our personal property; and that what-
ever jewelry I might have l might wear openly and
without fear of its being molested. With these assu-
rances and to show that I had implicit confidence in
his integrity I immediately displayed about my per
son rather ostentatiously perhaps a valuable breast
pin together with the gold watch and chain which I
had kept hid from the searching ryes of the greedy
After smokingand partaking of excellent chocolate
with my young mend wc remounted our animals and
rode over the larger part of the beautiful town
While passing through the plaza or principal square
I saw Salezar in conversation with two or three of
his officers standing in front of a tienda or store. Tel-
ling Ortiz that I wished to purchase some trifling ar-
ticles he kindly held my horse while I dismounted
for that purpose As I walked directly towards the
little knot of our former oppressors I placed a hand in
each pocket of my pantaloons which were tolerably
well filled at the time with doubloons and dollars.
Grasping as many of them as I could with cither
hand I let them drop jingling to the bottom of my
pockets when ntthin five yards of Salrz.trnnd so that
he could plainly hear them. The sound I am con-
fident entered his soul. When immediately in front
of the avaricious wretch I gave as loud and as impor-
tant a ''hem" as I was able and then with a conse-
quential swagger and ns much ostentalion as I could i
assume drew forth my gold watch as if to ascertain j
I cave the fellow one glance and I was sat-
His face wis a perfect index of the workiW
.; ... . ui.
close his eyes in sleep that night I felt confident sol
wclll knew his nature. No punishment I could
have awarded him would havp been as setere. That 1 1
black scowl so lull o' hatred aianceandail the worjti
feelings of the human heart! Io me it was a '"re-
ccipt in full" for all the indignities and injuries I had
received nt his hands that look so full of rage baf-
fled desire and unsa'cd avarice more than paid for the
property of which he has stripprd m and the cruel-
tics which he had inflicted upon us all.
Arrival of a Courier from MexUo Our March
Resumed Further Instances of the Liberality of 1
Ortiz Arrival at the "Diamond of the Desert"
Sand Mountains in the Distance.
After my interview with the detestable Sahzar 1 1
remounted my horse and together with Ortiz rode to
my quarters at the house of Col. Gonzales. I more
than half suspected that my young friend was aware
of my object in thus "showing off"' be.'orc Salezar; but
not a word did he say.
During our absence from the house of Col Gonza-
lesa courie1 had arrived from Mexico. The only
news that in the least interested us was a mention
made of the departure of Col. Cooke nnd Dr. Bren-
ham with the first party from Chihuahua and a re-
port that they had been well treated.
About noon the next day we took our departure
from El Paso. Although I did not expect it nor had
the least intimation of his intention just as we were
leaving my kind hearted friend Ortiz sent his servant
with a horse for me to ride to Chihuahua a distance
of near three hundred miles. Nor did the liberality
of the excellent cure end here. He ordered his ser-
vants to bake two or three cart loads of excellent
bread for the use of the prisoners on the road and sent
his own teams of oxen along to transport it. To those
who were most in need he gave articles of comforta-
ble clothing and imitating the charitable example of
their pastor the citizens w ere very liberal in their
gifts Mrs. Stevenson the wifeofan American mer
chant who was absent at the time was unceasing in
her acts of kindness. Althougha Mexican by birth'
and not understanding a word of our language she
was indefatigable in her exertions to procure clothing
provisions etc. for our comfort and subsistence on
The whole town turned out to see us off Col.
Gonzales sent his nephew the young Don Jesus with
his own private coach for the accommodation of Gen.
McLeod and Messrs. Navarro Van Ness and Falcon
er. Th". Colonel himself accompanied by Padre Or
tiz and several gentlemen or the town rode some dis-j
might arrive safely at the city of Mexico and be spee-
dily liberated bade us an affectionate farewell. Sel-
dom have 1 parted with a friend with more real re-
gret than with young Ortiz Possessing a different
religion from myself and one too that I had been
taught to believe inculcated a jealous intolerance to-
wards those of any other laith I could expect from
him heithcr favor nor regard. How disappointed
then was I to find him liberal to a fault kind in his
attentions and striving to make my situation as com-
fortable and agreeable as the circumstances would ad-
mit. I can never hope for an opportunity to repay
.. 1 . .. A...J .. ..nnlnnt milih (lVl
all his Kinoness io mis. auuiiiuawiiinuuuiaLu
His charity and his
Our journey was a short eno the first day there
in bo water for some distance ahead. In fact we
nninif nn iiiatap inr nrnn iiiti:iriri nnr.iu. nil uil.l ii
were oblired to travel nearly the whole of the two
I next days without fitidingany- The rosd from El
of his narrow and selfish mind and with a pleasure have scm the most remarkable thincs abroad and
irli-;ni..nirhnn. I watrhrdit Thnt hi vrnnM nnt.hn nr.nl it mn.1 clnlo nn.tnn fnr tliirl v T-nrs
1.:.. .;.nrl iritintptn Ins worth
aula oiiiii... ... - -
manly virtues adorn the faith w hich he professes and ed to be hanged either lor some no-orious oreacii oi
illustrates by his life; and should this page ever meet j the law or for disobliging "ta Chie that -she was
his eve let it assure him of the deep respect and revcr- allowed to choose "her" tree. Donpld looked about
ence with which the moral excellence of the pious and selected a very diminutive gooseberry bush
padre orEl Paso inspired more than one Protestant) whereupon "hi" might be justified. 1 he nn'sner ol
: the law exclaimed with crrat indignation ' lat tree
Paso to Chihujhua runs for the greater part of the
way tnrougn n dry and barren region although
there are some fertile valleys as the traveller ap-
proaches the latter city. As there arc no settlements
or houses between the iwo cities we were again com
pelled to take up wnh lodging upon the ground; but
as I now had procured an -xtra blanket thp M IM
i - - . - . .....
not prevent .-n' Irom sleeping as was the case on the
other side of EI Paso.
Taking advantage of the strong guard which uc
companied us. the citizens of the vieinitv nfP.I P.1!n
l.j" . . ..-.. .. ------ j - --- -
- " nau sent on tneir law crop ol Iruits consisting of rai
sins pears nnd apples to Chihuahua and also their
wine all ol which hnds a ready market at the latter VCW3 and expects her assistance and co-operation in
city. In return they bring back sugar coffee and Paclno h'm on the Throne as Dictator or if you
chocolate English at.d fancy goods The road being P'se. Emperor.
tnfested with the Apache Indians a dangprotu tribe 'Under this belief he will alent himself from here
always at war with the inhabitants of the State of Relieving that decency requires him to do so while
Chihuahua the present occasion was improved a? I ( n's serv''c too's prepare the crown to pface upon his
have said above by the citizens to send on their pro-1 ncac" 'le expedition to Yucatan affords the prc-
duceand the consequence was that the road fora long 'lcxl' ani supreme command is to be the result
distance was filled with pack mules and Mexican' ''But while this is appearently going on snioothlr
carts. The entire number belong ncr to our caval- a v'i s preparing to burst" its fury beneath his
I did not ascertain: but includinir nrisnnrre
cuards. muleteers drivers traders nnd r.nmn fnllTi-.
crs in the shape of women and children there must
have been upwards of five hundred along and in the
order in which we marched the procession extended
over a mile. A large number ol women always fol-
low a Mexican body of troops and they are really
"hewers of wood and drawers of water for the so!-
The second night after leaving El Paso we en-
camped in the midst ol an arid and sandy plain
without water; but as casks were transported contain-
ing that necessary and as we had filled our gourds at
starting we suffered but little. On the third dav we
arrived at a celebrated water hole called the Dia-
moid of the Desert. Immediately beyond were large
mountains of loose sind and as far a distance of some
ten miles it was impossible to drag the carts over
without dnuhlinf the teams we wern ordpred to rp-
main hehind until nil hnd murfn thp nnsiTP Thrsp.
sand mountains were plainly visible fronTour camp.
their yellow tops entirely destitute of vegetation of any
kind and presenting an appearance singular in the
s;r TnVn Mn.nn Pr.r- Pn.mn.llnr in Hmrv VIII
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spoke ns follows upon his deathbed "1 have seen
five princes and been privy councillor to four. I
After all" this experience I have learned this that
mrnt.ofahermit.nndthewholetime which I have spnt
in the palaccfor one hour's communication with God.
. . r i .
"When I look upon the tombs of the great every
emotion of envy dies; when I read theepitaphs of the
beautiful every inordinate desire forsakes in. ; when I
meet with the grief of parrels upon a tombstone my
heart melts with compassion; when I vcthc tombs of
the parents themselves I rcfle.-t Wv va n it is to
grieve for those w hom we must quickly follow w hen
I see beings ying by the dc of those that dtnie
them-when 1 behold rival wits placed s-d by side cr
the holy men who divided the world ay their comets
anuuispiiies i reneci wmi soiiow .iiiuusiuiiimiiuiiui
nil lilt- II II lildlj.t I'lIIIIIIt illlllll. lill imii illti ULUaiLS UI
i I -.! C .? 1 .1.1.-. i
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manwino .vnen i rcau WMrc iuu u. .ue u. ui
of some who di-d yesterday and some six-hundred
ipo. l am reminded ot mat aiy wnen ail man-
- t . .1 if
kind will be contemporaries and make their appear
ance together." Addison.
Honnons or Pugilism. 'lhe New YorkTri"
seriousness is most commendable tcmnerance the -'" '-r" V"y"""' v'"s "'""."1"1
jest physic and a good conscience the' best estate. "Pn tn Inrone- vc!fs f " omen'ous impor-
Were I to live again I would chance the court lor """"- " " '"" "ut "' "" """'- u" '"c
uidr m. nrW;. n-.i!r' Km.iI. fnr ihp rPiirp. f revolution more sudden and mysterious than any
t.lVatl.a "f . V.L'U...u 4 w.-w "V. ..... ....w
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McCoy still gasped for breath sucking his remnants
of lips far back into his mouth by the violence of the
effort. A moment more and his struggles ceased
the widow's darling child had been immolated on the
altar of "SvortP he was dead! And even in that
cnt 0ffrccz;ng horror when it would seem that
the blood of the hardiest ruffi-ui must have curdled
with conscious guilt and remorse and a shadow dark-
ened the most indurated brow even then in refer-
ence to the fact that another ficht had been arranged
to come off on this occasion one voice was raised in
the crowd exclaiming ''Come carry off your dead
and produce your nextmanr Thus closed the light i
at Hastings and the life of Thomas
mas rticioy! J'ir.
A Patient Rascal. Highlanders have a grcatdis-
like to be hanged upon a fir tree at least they were
wont to have. Whether they still retain this unwor-
thy and illiberal prejudice we don't know. It hap-
pcfted upon an occasion when Donald wascondemn-
wadna be lang enough for fifty years to hang her!''
Donald however was ready for the objection- She
was in nae hurry. Cot blcsi her! she wad just wait
til! ta lice grew!
bune closes an account oi uic murucr oi mcoy in Uce that Pedraz:u Braro and AainaiI are a 0f the
the following mannei. I Escocescs party'while Santa Anna has herctoforw
But why linger on the dreadful scene? At the one uned xvith the Yorkinos. These men therefore
hundred and twentieth round McCoy stood up as athough apparently enjoying the confidenccof Santa
erect as ever but with his eyes clostd in funeral back A may be secrUy conspr;ns w;ti their party to
his nose destroyed his face gone and clots of blood overlhrow his power. Such however is the dupli-
choking the throat which had no longer power to c;ly and fcijehood that characterize Mexican politi-
eject them. He could barely walk but still sparred . c; lhat : secn)S a!most as iJIe t0 cilcuhxc upon
with some spirit though unab.c to g?t in a blow atlthc;r szbcmC3 as upon the changes of the wind."
his still vigorous antagonist though the latter was i
evidently suffering sctere-Iy from blows in his body. Slavfs A Washington correspondent of the
The fight had now lasted tico hours and forty three t New York Commercial says that : a young farmrr
CTl'-ueJ'. McCoy had received not less than one Aun- 0f that vicinity being about to remove to Missouri
dred square blows and had been thrown or knocked 'u here he had lately purchased a plantation had
down eiqhly-one limes his opponent falling heavily pro:ured the assent of his field and family hands to
as possible upon kim. For the last time was this re-' the removal and was about to take his departure
peatcd and when Lilley was lifted oil" McCoy was iW hen suddenly all his negroes were missing. He
found lifeless and sank inanimate as lead in his sec- nad treated them with kindness uniformly and their
ond's arms. "Tune" was called but for him time position on his place was comfortable and happy
was no more! Lilley was declared ictor and ap- n0 had procured them a supply of clothing for the
pearingbut little hurt and less disfigu'ed jumped up COming winter and next summer and they wen
with a cry of exultation and sprang out of the ring! L united in their agreement to follow the fortunes
Probadlk Revolution in Mexico We give
the following for what it is worth ; expressing our
decided disbelief ofit.
A highly rcspcctatblc srentleman residfnr in Mexi
co writes to the Editor of the Houston Telegraph that
....... (iiigiuy revolution in etnDrjo in that Krpub-
Iic which threatens the total overthrow of the Dic-
tator Santa Anna. General Bravo and Alaman the Je-
suit arc the confidential friends of Sanu Antia who
is to leave Mexico to superintend the ODcratiom
against Yucatan accompanied by those centlemtn.
'Santa Anna believes that Spain is favorable to his
I "The family of the late cmnernr 1tnrhiJi nntor.
"' an(l numerous both ih old Spain and Mexico
nrltc concocted schemes with the Spanish govcrment
an 'heir numerous partisans throughout this country
0 Facc 'he eldest son of Iturbidc upon the Throne
uncn Santa Anna has at so much labor erected
nc Peop'c of Mexico satisfied that a monarchical
! government will of ntccssity be established prefer
one of lhe legitimate stock as sovereign and Santa
AnBa 'las m3ny ad've enemies who would prefer
a"y body to him. The family of Iturbide has now
becn 'or. a 'ono ?me n cxi'c. antl 'b' 3 kept also from
lHC P wnicn nave agitated .Mexico lor many
years. Madame Iturbidc has occupied her self in
giving her children such an education as was suita:
bleto their birth and high pretens;ons and they will
return to Mexico with lhe sympathies of the people in
their favor. Santa Anna. has lone been iealous of their
growing power and influence as is evident from his
n.av.ng some years since endeavored to conciliate
t . a.vor D' an attemPl l0 procure a repeal of the law
oanisning them Irom Mexico vitA the exception oj
i "" "uc" ian-
I Santa Anna as yet has no know ledge of the plan
" bich is on foot for the restoration of this family ts
.1 - . - .
Powcri so secretly nas it been thus tar managed
l"31 ev?n ' ls. "lousjnu minions and spies nave been
ueuaeet and aeceivcd. -.
' " 1 he faVOr OtOld Spaill W hicll he thinks he PO'SeS-
scs. is entirely in the interest of the Iturbide family
w"ic.n "as ever oeen experienced oy nerano wun
which the explosion ot a minecai. alone compare.
' "lhat the attempt will be successful 1 have but
HuIe doub and Te3 mav rcjt a$sured o hc fjct am
. c CQlmc accord - ..
llthlin t0 lhc coment3 (hh jctter lhc &; lhus
. w; a a o - b whal mcanj
;. cxUns;ve secret plot has been prepared and there-
f afc nQt incIfn(t0 h(c .. totheJr
fu MtcnL Wc ;. ganCl A h &
. SQDS tQ Jear lhe mach.-natjon3 of lhe federal or demo.
fc - M fc than fa monarehiss or ar-.
It is not improbable however that
i llr-. . i i --.
me out taction or secret lodcc 0i the tscoceses
wfc fa prost;uted feato of Masonry
Wr :! nrmcro !..: .
1U 5IIU3L.1 nt uvlillltUI put uuatj. lUISUlZUlll iciit'trcu 111U
- . .-- . .'-
old project of Victoria to establish a monarchy and
has determined to continue the succession of Itur-
bide by the coronation of his son as Augustin II
with the powers that hisfathcr exercised when rcign-
mir .K ftin Itfln if A itmicf tn T It io .etl-P nr.
S . mw u.. v. au.. a. a tiuuii) VI 1V"
'0f their indulgent master. Judge ot uis snrpriso
then upon waking a few mornings since and find-
ing them all gonr' They had no: only taken every
thine in their possession of a personal movable kind
but even the beds and bedsteads and other articles of
household furniture with fhich their quarters had
been abundantly providrd by their careful and consid-
The writer states further that 'about a month ago
Mr. Mason a member of the present Congress from
Maryland lost twelve of his slaves in the same une-
nected and hopeless manner rieusru every ctior:
but vainly to track themjand in the midst of his en-
Jeavors he received a letter Irom uernt Jmith fc.sq.
of the State of New York bidding him to give him
self no farther trouble oil their account; that they were
safe in good.hralth and contented; and that they had
arrived in good ordr at his house.
Cost of Self-indulgence A single gambling-
house in London cost net long since with its furni-
ture 8500.000 and the receipts of the proprietor in
one year amounted to just about the same sunv The
money lost anhuly in all the gambling-houses in that
city amounts to over 35000000. In one alone 8-v
000 000 was recently lost in one night. One noble-
man pays $1500 a car for a single box at the opera-
Several of the Chartist leaders including Fergus
O'Connor have been arrested on rt charge yf conspi-
ring to pronu'tc sedition
nnil It. ill lti T1Miirfiii nvurlnl in nldin am. nt l Am
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De Morse, Charles. The Northern Standard. (Clarksville, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 17, Ed. 1, Saturday, December 31, 1842, newspaper, December 31, 1842; Clarksville, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth80468/m1/1/: accessed October 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.