The Northern Standard. (Clarksville, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 43, Ed. 1, Thursday, July 13, 1843 Page: 1 of 2
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THE NORTHERN STANDARD
CHAS. DE MORSE
LONG SHALL OUR BANNER BUAYE JHE BREEZE THE STANDARD OF THE FREE.
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
lCLAKKSVILLE TEXAS JULY 13 1843.
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For the Northern Standard.
ble production which I published in the Standard nothing done wrong by the Executive should be ex-
would have called down upon me the ever to be posed or made public because forsooth it gives the
dreaded vengeance of so accomplished a gentleman country a bad name abroad. This is beautiful demo-
as I know " Civitas" to be. What I have written . cracy ! amJ ? Now I hoId the vefy revere nf lh3
was not intended to have awakened any malicious llo2c lobe the true doctrine for all errors public or
feelings upon the part of any one and IfCiviias" Prvatf. hY a P"0 c"zen Pubh? functionary
had contented himself with mpr nersnrml nh.isn nnd 'nust be exposed and held up for public scrutiny or
bad nsrfi nn tmnrinip. mrinni nh thnsp F hnrp
asserted I should not have deemed the serpent folds
of his envy jealousy and malice which he has at-
tempted to throw around me of sufficient importance
to have merited any other reply than courteous si-
"lence. Some fancied notion ha&aroused his lu'rking
hate and Sir Scriblcr has vented bis gathered gall in
the elegant and courtly article signed ' Civitas"
which bears intrinsic evidence more of the high-toned
liberalitv of his mind the purity of his intentions and
fnr in h; llUrfcicPit h-.i in mrl.-p tho nnhlio hplisvn
tbcchivalric generosity of his character than of his "--' '"" '"" ".isuasiyauu unauviseu course
common sense in ihus'gallantly defending those who "i1011 !he subJect Sat Anna's rommunication
were never attacked and who have little to thank him .proposing the " Armistice.'' Th.e lime and circuin-
that I was aiming a shaft at men for whom I enter- s-!tlons aRd1he naure thereof- sufficient miner oi
tain opinions of the highest regard and believe inca- wonder and astonishment but the hasty and unquali-
pableof.heleastdishoiiest'v. ficd acceptance of them may be ranked with the
Most of the gentlemen who bare heretofore rcprc- "ven- and made tlle ghh. tconr 0?'he world.
sented this District would have hug'hed at the idea To show that this proclamation of President Houston
of my remarks being intended for dirai none but declaring an armistice with .Mexico nnd its concomi-
tKo t.;Iib fpl th.. th lch . ot th;- wl- Vn.r tant circumstances-should be ranked as the first ot the
defence '-Civitas" evinces vour generosity but
evidences but little discretion on voar part for were I
disposed to turn aside to chastise every yelping cur i
Ihnl frn tn thp i-nminnnfl nf hi! mrnlpr nnii nhi.vincr
the natural instinct of his rare comes ho wlm2 on my I
time but beware how you tempt mv puience too far. I
I nnn-irwte vlm " Hivim3' U and'whn spt him
and why. and 1 dspiso the contemptible creature who
suspects everything advocating honesty as being a
rebuke to himself. " .
I would advise " Civitas" for fear of calling down
suspicion which would otherwise not be entertained
upon some distinguished friend cf his own in future
" Wlm U fh. nidh. nnH Vl.r Hnp Vn n- ?ntn n
. vou would rue the dav that you ever entered 'a S?'- exwm a disastrous war witn l ucatan
columns of a public journal. You have given i 1 nal ga"aniiiuiestaie is valiantly feasting tne storm
rrhMPb..nin.hpcm;tpr Vmi Vinrp PcmnpH hi ' I the tyrant's power. Hunger and piivations of
not to show so much feeling when it is simply as- crv ' -j L ' "ere uau3cr ""cuens. -i.oougn
eerud lhat it is wrougto swap votes without any do- outlawed he gallantly bears down upon.his country's
sign of casting 'any reflections upon anv one; thel5nera-v winning grecr.hurcls for himself and open-
people will He apt to reason sametnin'c like tbis:'nS wide the door to secure his country s liberty:
passion because it issaid members of Ccnress ought taln?d her ground -Santa Annas generals are rn-
notto swap off theli votes &c ; why 'does Tie call ' volting rebellion is hoisting her dangerous head
' M. D. Y. hxL names such as -biff mouthed dema- n the ntenor of Icxico Texas is aroustd as one
Koguej-s3&c; wh'at"does it mean" is he or anv one man the gallant Rusk is at the head of her voiup-
(or whom he is interested guilty that he works up eis '" BUU'3 " UJ5" lur u--hU
indirrnminn ?n j.nV h.U it :nnl-i'..nTc.;nc I Thty were on the eve of marching
any way or why deny a charge not made' against
I care very little for the elegant epithets heaped
upon me by " Civitas." his appreciation of my merits
is a matter of entire indifference to me the public
knows what appreciation to place upon his distin-
guished merit of whichthey gave him the most con-
vincing testimonials not a very long time ago.
R'lt to His argument the only question upon which
we differ essentially by a single effort of his giant
inind. he disposes of the location of the seatof go-
ernment. and knocks my poor liitle eflbrt into non
entity hear him II!
!. Who I would ask the logical farmer are re-
presentatives and what the powers with whichthey
are invested? Arc they uot the servants of the peo-
ple bound to obey any instruction coming from their
constituents? most assuredly they are. And cannot
the voice of the sovereigns be ascertained upon the seat
of Government qiiestiun during the present canvass-
ing for Congress? And this' would be the proper
method to pursue. Let the people instruct iheir rep
- "-" ' "'' ' m. Mb u- awwnw juwmWU
resentatives whether they wish the seat of govern-
ment to go back to Austin. Crockett or any other
place and they as5 honest' triea will feel bound to obey
Now I would ask. if a child old enough to compre
hend that two and two makes four would not see at
a e lance that leavinc itto Con cress the will of a
majority of the sovereigns as he chooses to call them
cannot be ascertained according to the present manner
in which the people are represented; some counties
that have scarcely one votier iri'their limits have as
many voles in the halls of'Congiess as another that
has a thpuMd free votes thus making one man's
rote equarrnhe rates ofa thousand of his fellow
citizens equany inieresieu in me uecision ot tne
matter. How could this matter have escaped the
piercing black eye ol tne learned Civitas whose pe-
netrating mind could discover so much design in a
plain statement of principles entertained by' myself
and whoso chivalry has induced him to charge upon
me in a style as bombastically ridiculous as Don
Qtixotle's celebrated battle of the wind mills. I
should have thought one possessed of so ninny of the
natural elements of greatness nided by that college
larnin which cost his loving dad so much money
and which so eminently qualified him to fulfil the
duties of a certain office which he did not get would
have perceived a discrepancy so glaring and not
have wailed to have his scholarship enlightened by
one so ignorant as a humble farmer like me; but per-
haps he was laboring under an old complaint poe-
tical inspiration or rather I should say "the melan-
choly madness of poetry without the inspiration."
But let him pass.
The flimsy veil with which he has attempted to
disguise his opposition to letting the voice of the pro
pie be heard upon this subject is too fiail to require
an effort to tear it off 'lis a specious pretext to hide
his anxiety to defeat the object to be attained by the
taking of the census that is. that the will of the ma
jority" of the people may govern. Go thy way Civi-
iasandsin in likemapner no more and you may yet
find forgiveness. Ttnpt me no longer. You are
too open to attack to hope tq be spared; so likewise is
iMr. Editor I have done unless some vain Civitas
again tempts me to give him a lesson of prudnice
and learn him to quit dabbling in things that do not
I am respectfully
M. D. Y.
For the Northern Standard.
am. Jmiitor mere are some would be politi-
cians ot thc present day who hold the doctrine that
they will be persisted in to the ruin and downfill of
lhe government and prostration ot the good morals
of the community. '1 hinging and feeling as I do
l.hat "he k-v ofever7 Cltlzen of the community
ln. whch he '.lves- t0 !Peak bo!11y and fearlessly of
h'3 nghu-.of the demoralizing acts of individuals and
of the anti-palrtotic anti-republican and anti-scnsiblo
act3of government offi-ers; 1 shall attempt in afcic
ambers to show the bad policy of President Uous-
ton ?s wel1 as the ruinous consequences which must
I . i t - . . i .
stances under wmen Santa Anna made those propo
8t wonders oi the world pel mil me to explain to
th13 Pe0Ple lhc re'a've positions cf Mexico and
les. at he lmc of the rroinul2atlon of this boasted
lMesico was ar11 is engaged in an expensive and
eJe.r.v description are patrioticaly borne. Freedom is
their ivatcnwordlibeity or death their battle cry
Tne l-vrant Is attempting to hem them in by sea and
'and- The-V bear the breast and nerve the arm of
Freemen and rush onto the charge wonderins if
lne civilized world will quietly witness their glorious
struggle and give no helping hand. Our gallant
I Moore sails for the coast of ucatat. where the battle
' ' Mexican navy is crippled Yucatan has mam
to the invasion
ofthe tyrant's dominions his forces heing scattered
his whole country in a ferment. The valley of the
Rio G-ande with its rich towns itsjierds its priestr
its'alcaldas would have been. an easy prey. Monte
ReySaltilloilier Matamoros (excuse me if I mis-
spell Mexican names for I neither know no'r wish to
know how to spell or speak them) would have betn
sacked the wealth acquired would have enriched
our bankrupt treasury tne priests and alcaldes in
our possession ' would have secured the humane
treatment and safereturn of our gallant Fisher and
his intrepid followers. The gallantthe intrepid Rusk
in the possession of could have dictated a peace
frm the walls"'of Matamoros. to the recreant Santa
Anna for our suffering country. The genius of liber
ty from those walls would have wafted the tidings lo
distant countries to our mother land that by one
bold move or the gallant sons ofthe lonn star with
her favorite son Thos. J. Rusk at their head they
had extorted a recognition of the independence of
their country from the enemy of freedom. The cold
blooded murderer of confiding prioner. whose
bands are still stained with" the blood of Fannin
Travis Crockett Bowie and a host of other bold
and daring spirits who shed their blood for freedom's
cause and whose shades rest not in peace on account
of the tardiness of their kindred and country jn aveng-
ing their foul murders.
Isa'y Mr. Editor that in three months from this
day; Thos. 'J. Rusk would have djctated a peace to
Santa 'An'a''from the walls of Matamoros". And
wn'atdnd who has prevented the .happy iaue of our
efforts fdr freedom? Santa Anna's usual resort in
timo of need has ngsin served him h'is white flag.
Alasl alas! my deluded countiy. ' "Has President
Houston forgotten the white flag at Goliad and its
blood stained. consequences the white flag at Santa
Fe and the trailor Lewis with the sufferings which
followed has he forgotten Mier has he'Jorgotten
Cameron the gallant! the intrepid Cameron with his
seventeen murdered associates? My God! was not
the white flag itself dyed deep with freemen's blood
by Santa Anna's hand when he penned the article
proposing an armistice was yet smeared and .wet wjtjj
the blood of the bravest of the brave whose very
deaths prostrated him at the feet of Texas where we
might have crushed him or received our independ-
ence have we done it?
I will show you in my next Mr. Editor that this
move of the arch tyrant is of a piece with all his si
milar moves; lhat it was for him to gain time to re-
suscitate to pacify his general? ge: shut of Commo-
dore Moore whip Yucatan scttl" his internal diffi-
culties unite his forces and then declare the armistice
atari end and bid defiance to the people and the go-
vernment of the land of the Lone Star.
President Houston so promptly acceding to an
armistice when (as I will hereafter show) nothing
can be gained by it to advantage Texas did hs do as
his prototype Jackson would have dono and said.
" By the Eternal fret dom or war.' No ! but aped
him as the j s did the lion brayed put the niqeieii
off Old Ram Rod qrtd n trio in these parts with
one M. at their Head liant kome it quite.
P. S. I see that you have a younker of a corres-
pondent who is trying to gull the people with the
idea that peace may be expected with Mexico through
the means of negotiation. Now that is about as near
the truth as that this same enrrcspondrnt was ever a
farmer of lamar or anti-Houston in his politics.
Fudge! But -'Civitas" lias him in tow and by the
time he leaves the warm embrace of lhat gentleman
his mortal rrame will be so relaxed his immortal
part (the mind) so beclouded and bewildered that it
would be a pity further to press him lest he explode
and evaporate what an erplosion it would lei
For the Northern Standard.
M? Editor Can you inform me what member
of the last Senate it was" who introduced that foolish
nonsensical and absurd bill or resolution to remove
the Land Office to the city of Crockett 1 The object
thev had in view bv its introduction--the amount of
money which that ridiculously absurd procedure cost
the people and also whether or not it was then
looked uponcs an Executive measure?
Can you tell what member or members after fixing
the per diem pay of the succeeding members of Con-
gress at three dollars voted for their back pay of two
dollars whilst they at the same time were shouting
and hallowing retrenchment and reform? I say.
Mr Editorcan you tell us these things? Wc wish
to know?. If you cannot will you please ask the
Hon James Titus' ' I think he can give the informa-
tion if he !. If he will not. perhans I can pro
cure the information from one Isaac Parker of
Houston countv. Look sharp.
For the Northern Standard.
Head or Delaware Cceek
July 0th 1S43.
Mister Editor I was down irt your town a
dav or tu o ago. where I hi aid lhat our Senator. Col.
'1 fus was really and in fccl iheauthor of thebill in-
tioducfd into the Senate at the last session for the
purpose of temoving the Land Office to Crockett
Now I do not really know whether this 13 SO nr not
but so ne of your knowing folks in town told me so
and 1 have told my neighbors so and we have all
come to the conclusion lhat if Col. Titus did do that
thing it was mighty curious. So on last Saturday
our folks met at Browns and thought over the matter
for you knowthe Col. is. out again for the Senate.and
we wanted to understand it so Hint we rnight know
how to vote npxt September. Uponconsideraiion.it.lacler from the qliarge of participiting in the mutiny
wasihougiit proper mat t oe constitutcu-a foniwtfr.!onDoaiuinai-iii-iatcd vessel lor a Dcitpr i nad not on
ofthe vhole to write the Col. a letter asking him all
about it fnr there are some of us whq don't believe it.
Inasmuch as ldo not personally know the Col.. 1
beg you to put my letter to him in J-otir paper so that
he may see it and I hope when he does he will tell
us all about it; for by trie Elamal (as Gen Jackson
used to say) weallof 113 up here are poor but nontst.
Sir yours to command.
TO COL. TITUS CANDIDATE.
Being by the Squatters on tho head wajers of De
lawarc CreeV deputed to write jou a letter asking
you all about that bill introduced into the Senate last
winter having for its object the removal of theGene-
ral.iind Office to Crockttt. I avail myself of the
columns ofthe Standard to doso. And in ordcrthat
I may be understood. I shall propound to yon certain
questions to which you are politely requested by the
aforesaid Sq-iatteis to give a reply:
1st. Did you introduce that bill.
2d Why did you do so? Your reason? in full.
3d. Did you consult with any other Senator on the
propriety of.the measure.
' 4th. If yea who did you consult?
5;b. Did you hold any consultation with Hon
Iraac Parker cf the House on the subject?
These are the questions Sir which I was request-
ed to propound to you. Upon your answer is de-
pendent the vote of this neighborhood. We all voted
for you here last time and I pray will be able to do
so conscientiously again.
I am Sir yours with marked respect
Com'tee ofthe whole of the S. ofthe
H. of D. C.
For lhe Northern Skmdard.
Cluiksville Jply 10th 1843.
Mr. Editor By a letter from the Hon. Chief
Justice of date 23th June I have been informed ofj
the following adjudications ot the faupreme Oourt;
" All property under the Spanish laws acquired by
purchase after marriage whether the same be in the
name ofthe husband or the wife separably or in the
name of both jointly immediately becomes a portion
ofthe common stock of acquets and gains'- and is
impressed with all the incidents appertaining to
ganancial property. This being the general rule
all exceptions thereto must be established by clear
and positivb evidence."
''Also traat under the same laws "the husband had
a risht to sell or dispose of the common property
without the consent ofthe wife and lhat such aliena-
tion wa's valid unless when mado with intent to de
fraud and mjuro the wjfe
And fuTthe'rl""thaticriiI sales of real property
were good when accompanied by possession on the
part of the vendee."
These nrincinles have Ion? been well established
in the Spanish law but as a very general error has j
prevailed in relation to theexlept ot tne wile s interest
or estaje in property purchased in her name after
marriage; also a great uncertainty as to the validity
of verbal sales of land made here prior to the Decla-
ration of Independence I have thought proper to ad-
vise you of these decisions in order that by a publica-
tion of the same the erroneous notions heretofore
entertained may be corrected and doubts now existing
I am. very respectfully vours
NO. T. MILLS.
Gannncial property all that which if increased ormal-
tip'ied during marriage. White's i'tw Rec. xol.. lb.. Tit.
7 pagt CI Note ev Hd.
LATE FROM CAMPEACH Y.
Texas Sloop of War Austin )
OffCampeaohy.May 19 IS43. j
Messrs. Editors I wrote you on the 5th msL
enclosing you a copy of the minutes of the action of
i-ith enclose you a copy of the minutes of
oftlie ICth ins-the wind was so light.!
that at no time wero we nearer than a mile and three
quartets. The adranugeof steam and heavy guns
is tremendous particularly in the Gulfof Mexico in
the summer where there is so much light weather.
The whole fire of both steamers was directed at this
ship; not a shot struck the brig. We Hrvd over five
hundred caitridgcs and the lon gun fiom the Whar-
tpn (obtained since ws arrived here.) was fired sixty-
five limes and repeatrdly with gre.it effect. When
the sea breeze came in the brig was caught aback
and before she got round on the same tack we were
some distance ahead because we could not heave to
as we. would have run the risk of being raked; she
however made sail and s.oon got within gun shot
again. I forgot to m-ntion that I have obtained since
...y arr.va uo 10g ia pounuers rvnicn nave ocen
' . ! memory the dtbl of gratitude wht:h we owe to it.
Our crew behaved nobly I a finer se of men. were Thc pre3;d(:nt berefore directs that the flass be
never on board ship; and as to the officers under my hoi;tsd ot half mast that this order be read and'thir-
command it would be impossible for me to express I teca m-mute gURsbe fired at wb nayyard and. each
to you my admiration of their conductand hearing I n3val smtion antt on board every vessel of war iathe
lhe Guadeloupe uas very much crippled and tj S. Navy at noon on the day after the receipt of
when wc wore to s.tand in for our anchoraCe she ni order; and that the 0rfieers of th2 navy and -3.
djd not move her wheels for over forty minutes; rine corps wearctape on the left arm for the space of
.... ..o ....v.w ""- " i """ "u -""'' "U1-1
itn nn in nor- nr.n rw rnn raii nT nii ... ..m
daloupe abaft the wheel which must have done her
I have fired but very few of
them owing to the distance that they have always'
kept fcom us.; I am reserving them for close
On the l"th and ISth thire was brisk firing kepi
up on both sj.Jcs onshore and the gun boats took a
hand the .Atexicans having h.kcn a position in thp
suburbs of San Roimn which they were compelled
to evacuate this morning. I was on the walls yes-
terday mornins for about an hour and thc musket
balls were whizzing a small kv:. and many were in-
jured on uthcrsidc. 1 imagine that they were not
less than five or six hundred yards apart.
I also enclose you a copy ofthe Surgeon's report
of killed and wounded. Frederick Shepard was one robberies which has ever occurred in this or any other
of thecrew ofthe S.in Antonio; he was confined on country nnd we trust that ourconsUibtilary and police
boaid this ship from the 1 hh March 1842 until Lis force with every good pitizen will be upon the look
acquittal and reieasp; he was captain of No 5 gun out for the detection of the perpetrators. Itissome-
and.moit nobly had thc poor fellow redeemed his char-' what singular that the source from which wed rived
board the vessel.
The wounded men nrc doing well several' of them
arc in the hospital at Campeachy and the Governor
is very urgent' that they should all be sent on shore;
(two men have had their arms amputated and one n
leg Thomas. Barnet and John Norris an arm. and
Owen Timothy avieg;) but the Surgron prefers keep-1
ing tnem.cn boarJ at least lor the present.
Those 6S pound balls are tremendous missiles and
tne nay they-did whistle or ratner hum over our
heads was a caution I tell you. They fired a great.!
many over the poop where I was standing and;. ! - Ft. j .- . ..i."
1.1 r .u j- j . 1 .u ? for the protection ofthe expedition to accompany th
several of them were di;pos"d to be rather too in- ' . .. " . . . o. rv.
I will be Teady to give them another chance in a
few days but ! will wait for a.strong breez? and if
I can get near enough to use our shell shot I feel
confident that they -.vill tell a big tale in a few.
A fisherman came in this.afternoon. and said that' Citizm published tt Romp Oneida county N. York
he had been alongside the Gtia.laloure to-day and jgives a mo5t heartrending tccosnt of the death by
that she had forty-seven men killed and thirty ivoiind- jfarvjtion ofa mother and her child. An Irish-nan
ed; he also said that nearly all the men were oc ;;. his family seme time since took up his residence
board the Guadaloupe fur the purpose of boarding! Florence in thai county four or five miles from
una auiji wuitu uy :;ic uy mry uuu a uir cumicc-1
of doing for during the four hours fight ne cbased
them not less than twelve or fourteen miles
Yours truly E W. MOORE
May 20 at 3 o'clock P. M. Nothing d'.ne in the
way of fighting on either side side yesterday. I for-
got to mention th.it wc have thc Guadaloupe's flag
stafifon board this ship E. W. M.
Bagging made of Cotton. Wc have taken
several arlicles from South Carolina and Georgia
papers showing that a bagging made of cotton there
is being- used and grnerally approved. We wish
sincerely that. some of our leading planters would
take the subject in hand and give the experiment a fair
ttiaL We dotbink lhat every planter could if he
would make his.owncotlorvbagging as profitably to
himself as he now makej his own negro coining;
and we have nntiqed for years that our most success
ful planters always make cverylhing they can at
home. ' This is the. true policy and -verc it lollowta
generally we should never be troubled with a high
rate of exchange against us.
If planters would givecotton bagging the prefer-
ence over hemp in a short time they wo-ild create an
additional demand annually for 50000 bales of cotton
to make into bagging. If they can I make it at nome
Ret factories be established for that purpose. It must
be the cheapest bagging they can use It can be
:rr:. ... m . i .( .M nn. Krin .rl
five and then after behs made up would generally!
when the cotton packed'in it was sold bring from 8 '
'o 10 cents per pound. Here the planter would not
crjly be paid full value for the raw material but also
well paid for manufacturing it into bagginc. It
couM easily be made as heavy as Kentucky which
weigh's. on an average it is said two and a half lbs.
toiheyurd. The cottortthen in a yard would at 3
cents per pound be 12 1-2 cents while the same yard-
would sci'l with cotton in it at 20 or 25 cents thus
paying richly for making. Make your bagging1
planters and you will be independent of the tariff on
lhat article. Will you look at the subject? Perry
We have for exhibition at our sanctum a sample
of the rntton baggiog made from inferior cotton by
Mr. Robertson near .Fayette. Mississippi; it has been
examined by many oi our planting friends and alt
unite in saying that it is lhe thing and must do.
We hope to have the pleasure of exhibiting within a
shqtt lime a blanket of superior quality from the K
manufactory of Mr. Robertson and will lake pleasure
in proving that there is no humbug aboci themaUer.
The late Commodore Porter. Thef&FTow-
fnrr ron.rol ntrlm e ' ni-ohoin icurn Frnm Init IVllffV
' jjATr DErur.TaENT April 21 1843.
Intelligence has reached this Dop.irtment that
Commodore Divid Partvr late of the U. S. Navy
departed this life ner-r Constantinople on the 3d day
of March 184?.
Commodore Porter has stood conspicuous among
the distinguished men who have done honor to our
country. His devoted patriotism his consuramateskill
and his indomitable courage displayed on many
memoable occasions have won for him the gratitude
of his awn country and the admiration of the whole
world. Although he had retired from our naval
service before his death yet he left it with the full
reuo.wn which his own great actions bad shed upon
its fia?; and as that imperishable honor remains un-
impaired we claim to consider him as still belonging
t0 lhe nrK . of lhe Um-ted Sla whiIe we to his
thirty days A. P. UPSHUR.
A Most Daring Robbery Seventy Five Thou-
sand Do.lars Stolen One of the most 'darim rob-
beries of which we have cer heajdt occurred in the
city of Columbus Georgia on the 14th inst. On
the evening of that day just as the officers qt" ti o
Western Insurance and-Trust Company of that city
were about closing the vau'ts and bank for the night
three or more pcrspns entered the banking house in
disguise s- cured iheoflL-ers in such manner as to ren-.
tier them unableto give an alarm and then proceed-
ed to rob the vaults. This they did and then escaped.
A reward of 85000 is offered for the recovery ofthe
money or a proportionate sum for. any. amount re-
covered or for apy information which maylradito.
the recovery lhis is certainly on? of the most cjnnr-
'our info'ination gave no description nf the peisons of
They were however disguised and
under such circumstances a description would bo-
difficult to make. Bait. Sun.
A learned Doctor has given his opinion that tight
lacing isa public benefit as it kills off the foolish
' girls and-Icavcs.the wise ones for women. A learn-
ed Doctor mat
Santa Fe Traders The Army and Navy
Chronicle states lhat the permission asked of thc
Mcx:c.i3 M:ms:er at Washington to authorize the
escort of U S. Dnrsons. detailed by Col. Kearney
traders through thc .Mexican territory to Santa Fe
has been refusid; and mat instructions have been is-
rued prohibiting the United States troops under any
circumstances from crossing the boundary line into
Horrible Case of Starvation The Roman
t;le village and a miieirom any nfignoor.
Lust summer the man was killed by thetdlkng ot
a tree leaving a wife and three small children. Left
thus alone the. poor woman managed to snstain her-
self sr.d little ones comfortably till winter with itt
severity came upon her. The deep snow shut her.
up within her little shanty and she was soon forgot
ten by the world without. One of her neighbors
chancing to call her to mind put on snow sho3s. and
proceeded to her house nearly buried in snow. With
much difficulty he succeeded in entering and then
what a scene! lit one corner hy the lifeless emaci-
ated body of lhe mother. Thc suffering spirit had
fltd. By the side of their mother's corpse lay the
children just gasping in the last agonies of starvation.
They were immediately taken lo the neighbor's
house onJ supplied with food but in one life was
nearly extinct and after lingering a short time it ex-
pired. -The poor woman had lived to see her chil-
dren devour lhe list crumb in the house and then
laid herself down to die in the agonies of starvation.
Talavcra Wheat produced in the Isle of Jersey
last year at the rate of 661-2 bushels tj. the acre.
It was sown in drills 14 inches apart after a crop of
potatoes; and cultivated in the best manner.
Vermont Sugar. The Montpelier Watchman
Mtimatesihat the n.aplo sugar produced in lhat Statr
the present season at the low price of five cents per
n.iiind. will amount to 8I.00O.OC0. 1 ha will raak
the quantity of sugar about twenty thousand bogs
heads In 1840 the quantity was but 5500 Vids.
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