The Northern Standard. (Clarksville, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 45, Ed. 1, Thursday, July 27, 1843 Page: 1 of 2
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THE NORTHERN STANDARD
CHAS. DE MORSE
LONG SHALL OUR BANNER BRAVE THE BREEZE THE STANDARD OF THE FREE.
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR-
CLAKKSVILLE TEXAS JULY 27 1843
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For the Northern Standard
Head of Deleware Ckee
July 25th 1843
Mturr.R r.oiTnB Ji-t hv vvav of a slant I hsD'
penfd to be in town on Inst Saturday when I heard i
iji.it Major Litimer was a candidate for the Congress
gainst that iojy SiJ'iire ScWry. who if poke of in my '
list letter to you. Slow. Mister Editor this nenS
has put ut all into a mighty flmry up here. Brown
nays nccan t tntnu ol voting against .lis genius uuu
as for voting for Latimer he don't know what to do.
Litimer lives up here among us on the head waters
of Doleware Creckand like all the rest of us as we
ssid in our letter to the old Col is poor but honest.
More than all that Brown is some kin tc the Major
that is to say that jist about this lime ho gels roastin-
ears out of the Major's cornfield. I can't say whether
he has permiss'on or no. This race betivixt the Ma-
jor and Suire Slurry is agoing to play the devil with
our neighboring up here cettnin. I tell you what
Mrs. Brown has primped herself and gots it hard and
heavy hi the Squirf and I rather guess that before the
"r.'ection sie will bring Brovrn rntirely over to her
On la:l S-moay evening a parcel of the neighbor-j
:ng bqnttcrs on the heart waters of Deleware Creek
mi t dl my house and 1 tell you what we had a real
consultation on the cl lims of bulh the Vajor and the
Squ re. Somp of o'ir folks cot pretty tolerable mad
nnd thought for a while we was about to break up
in a row but jial as we was gelling right hot on the
w-cnt and every dog had fairly opened in pops upon
our crowd Mrs. Brown who exclaimed. "Why Lord
Jeremy if your mare aint dead." ''The devil you
sty" aid Brown nnd then he broke out into the most
outrageous nbttse of a certain man who rides a while
hirtz and d d generally into h 11 e-cry man that
rrouli not feed a dumb brute. I diJ'nt know what
to make of him he went on so. He reared und
pitched like that short tale puppy Squire Martin
poke of would have done had he got into tall rye.
In thott. h knocked all oar chat abcutthe Major
and Sqtiite into a cocked hat Isaw Brown yester-
diy he had cooled ofTabout the mare. He says some
aftliMcdays ho will tell me all about that unfortunate
brute. When he does I'll write you a letter and
ii-ll you. I know it will be funny.
I had almost forgot to tell you that during our
chat that evening some one tried to poke in a word
about the Brig Genl's but as Mr. Check (I wish I
knew who that chap was) siys "he could'nt come it
.q-iiie." I think all the Squatters on the head waters
of Deleware Creek are pretty well satisfied as to
which is tho best looking man. Squire Martin or
Judge Stout. I would'nt be surprisf-d in so much
as lam for Martin and Brown is for Stout ifive
played our votrs offat crack-loo.
Oar folks up here are talking pretty considerably
about this here army slice of our old President. Well
now Brown says ho don't believe in it because says
ho " Old Sam is mighty cutmins and its all to get a
Houston Coag'ess." That fellow M. D Y. who
writes for your paper is in a perfect fit about it. I
wonder Mr. Editor if that chap thinks he can gull
tho Squatters upon the head waters of Deleware
.Creek? He can't come it. I don't believe he be-
lieves what he says bout the army-slice. Do you
want to know for why? Why because if I catch a
man in two down right nO'Such-thlngs telling one
tale I won't believe him at all. Brown says this is
according to some science I forget the name it ends
in ticks." Now that fellow M. D. Y. says two
things that are not so : 1st he says he is a poor far-
mer. Now that aint so. Brown says if he (M. D.
1 Y ) aint a lawyer he hopes he (Brown) may never
again hear a school-boy blate. .He also says he
I never was a Houston man : now I say if he aint a
Houston man 1 hope I may never get my fill of
butter-milk again. He talks about not knowing
grammar that's all " in my eye and Elizabeth Mar-
tin." I tell you Mr. Editor that chap's a writing
for grandeur or greens one or the other sure.
When I was in town I heard that Squire Amos
anl Col. Allen had got back from the Supreme
Cant 'Tis said that they say the crops are fine
doVn in the South and West. I beard something or
or about the Old President blocking the game on
Jura Jones. They say the old President wout pay
hitjany money for nis salary because hedid'ntstay
at Supreme Court long enough. Brown says
heels barTfor his friend Judge Mills whodid'ntgo
aL X wish you would tell us all about this in
yqaext paper. I don't know but it seems to me
ihtrKen Congress says that a man shall have so
in a year ior Juage me president can't stop u.
&'ma fpol Brown says I know nothing about
ttreWo-ga-tive of the President '
is isall I have to'tell you of what has happened
ol head waters of Delegare Creek since itlast
vjvou. i don t know but that vou aouo raiehtv
in printing that-first letter of rajas' for please
God my name looked so good in print that I am de-
termined to write you every week as long as you
print my letters. Mrs. Short scolds me for writing
for the paper and now and then she lets out on you
Mr. Editor; she says "you area good-for-nothing
and that you have turned her poor dear Robert cra-
zy." But you must look over it Mr. Editor if you
know any thing about women you know "it's only
a way they have" that's all they don't mean any
Sir yours to command
For the Northern Standard.
Mr. Editor In my last I promised to show the
probable evil results which must follow in the "foot
prints" made by President Houston by his hasty ac-
ceptance of the proposition for an armistice made by
Santa Anna and then to point out the course which
he should have pursued which would have been pa-
triotic and sensible which would have been the
course of a soldier and a statesmen.
Now what have been the constant the avowed de-
clarations of Santa Anna? That he never would
acknowledge ihe independence of Texas that he
would move heaven earth and " but what he
would reconquer the revolted province. If these
were his sentiments (and that they were none entitled
to respect will deny) what at this particular juncture
has humanized and civilized this butcher of human
beings? Has it been because we have given evidence
of our determination to be free and to chastise the
aggressor or our rights the murderer of our bravest
and best citizen soldiers? No I Because our Pre-
sident has opposed every warlike movement every
effort at retributive justice or given such sickly aid
and countenance that it was revolting to common
sense and insulting to patriotism. Our country
groaned under insult and injury the Executive fell
back upon his dignitj and laughed at our misfor
tunes oniy wnen ne sent oen. aomericu wincii
was adding insult to injury. When. Fisher and his
brave and gallant band were made prisoners only
by the interposition of Santa Anna's accursed white
flag when ihe terms of that capitulation were disre
garded were violated when eighteen of that intre
pid little army by the order of this vreleh this
blood-sucker this murderer of the innocent and
helpless this poltroon and chief of a polt'oon nation;
what did our Executive do? Nothing! Literally
Then ivhy has Santa Anna become scared of our
power and has he become afraid by the interposition
of England France and the United States when he
ordered the perpetration of this foul this damning
act of raurdsr zsi Oi crfHu is ih?-""" e nfdav. befor
the civilized world? No! Thoso Governments
ere silent because forsooth that ours was. Has
President Hous'on sent forth his protest to the civi
lized world in relation to the cold blooded murder of
our forsaksn and abandoned countrymen? No I he
has not. Let his satellites say what they may. they
can show no official art of Houstons claiming pro-
tection for (hose unfortunate prisoners as prisoners
of war. His silence then or want of action 13 proof
conclusive to my mind that he never intended to claim
protection for them as prisoners of war but that San-
ta Anna might keep and treat them as banditti deserv-
ing no aid no commiseration. Then I say this
having been the course pursued by our Government
what has induced the modem Napoleon fo propose
an armistice for the reasons glrcn in my last the
gallant bearing of Yucatan where yet rioft'S the
true Castillian blood where death is preferred to
slavery where freedom's cradle rocks the infant--where
in freedom's school the youth 13 reared
where on the battle field freemen are found ready to
lose the blood or breathe the air of freemen. Our
gallant Moore was crippling up this one-legged
(speaking of one leg I guess he could not run as fast
as he did at San Jacinto.) Napoleon's navy (though
outlawed Moore's a captain) his generals becom
ing disaffected (and said by some warm Houstonians)
to have raised the standard of revolt and shouted
come on Texas. With a bankrupt treasury and
the United States and England pressing for a little (a
few millions) of the ready; with Texas in opposition
to and in despite of the chief magistrate of the nation
(though in accordance with an act of Congress) under
her gallant Major General was making a portentous
move towards the barrier line between the two na
tions the Rio Grande.
Santa Anna saw (for even the Houstonians give
him credit for some sense and cunning) that he could
not contend with both Yucatan and Texas when
Texas got her dander up and was as willing to fight
as Yucatan; particularly whilst there was such a fer
ment su:h a commotion as the Houstonians say there
was in the interior of Mexico. Then he must lose
Yucatan or Texas or both; and perhaps his own
humbugged Mexico unless by one adroit move upon
the political chess board he could stave off a portion
of his troubles until he could master the others
and alas I he found a willing dupe in President
No knowing as Santa Anna did that President
Houston was violently opposed to the war to the in-
vasion of Mexico by Major General Rusk at the
head of the outraged sons of freedom (and perhaps
cutely guessing that he dreaded the rising star of
Kusk and knowing that he wished to be the lone
star himself.) I say. Santa Anna knowing these things
determined to make the venture; his accursed white
nag (though stained with our richest and best blood
a mo an ft txritn mrtaf tnrrrsm rr itPAnntitinnt 7 lVnnn 1
VMIMtj HUM HltU WUU MIIUBj VI UIWUUtltSVMW 9 .WMW .
Or worse than none for i4..end we will receive
insult for cmr folly and chastisement for our want of
"-if ..f ljj r - L -f
cHgy iur our wuuiui uoiunesa ior uiu wum ui
waepenaence iorourcaiiingupon tiercuies (tnougn
a she one) before we put our own shoulders to the
wheel To treat of peace just such a peace as was
proposed by or through one James W. Robinson
which propositions with the proposer and the bearer
thereof should have been kicked and scouted out of
every nation in the world excrptthat of (he Osages
which is said to contain more thieur than any other
on the globe according to number.' -This same Ro-
binson peace will be the only one which Santa Anna
will ever" acknowledge he intended to treat about.
Our Comraissiooera.will return from Mexico (if tlfey
are ever semi with the&fiMers in their mouths and
we will again have fo rcsorf-to afmi--agawu.the;
tented field will be our resting place again the ene-
my of freedom with his thousands bears down upon
us (we having by this armistice given him time to
breathe time to "recover from his fall from his
wounds) the sons of freedom yet have to fall to
bleed to die; for by Texan valor Texan arms and
Texan swords we have our freedom yet to win. Let
the next Congress look-to it.
Now this flimsy and anti-patriotic subterfuge that
some active though very modest Houstonians ar.
using to throw a veil ocer the President's hasty ac-
ceptation of the armistice viz: that England has
pledged herself and is bound to make Santa Anna
come upon terms with Texas is just about as near
the mark and juit about as sensible as it is for M. D.
Y. to say that he is or ever was a farmer of Lamar
orthat he waseverthe least anti-Houston in his poli-
tics; that is if he ever had any The truth is Eng
s oounu ior nothing only that the contending
parties arc to be notified through her of the terini-
nation of the armistice.
Mr. Editor I will show in my next what course
should have been pursued upon the reception of San-
ta Anna's propositions.
THE VOTERS OF THE FOURTH
BRIGADE TEXAS MILITIA.
Gentlemen The rumor has got out that I am
a candidate or would be for the office of Brigadier
General. I take this method in stating tothe voters of
tho Brigade that I am not a candidate neither do I
expect 10 dc at t.ie same time returning my sincere
thanks to those who might have been favorable to my
election. I would here remark that it is not the
fear of being beaten in the plcction that has iuduced
me to withdraw for I hold my claims to be as good
as any mans' that has been spokenof for neither of the
other candidates have rendered more real service than
myself; that fs" if participating in ihe battles of the
country is counted service.
I would here remark to the people that I feel an
interest in the election and would to God that they
may select an individu:! who may be calculated to
fill the office; it is an office of no minor importance
then be careful who you select for your lives and
vour honor are nlaced in his hands Self command
is the first ingredient of a military officer for he who '
is not capable of commanding himself is not fit to
command an army of men.
W. B. STOUT.
Clarksville July 19ih 1S43.
"Gen. Houston has now been in office near a year
and a half. He has paid arrearages of the govern-
r..cr.:.- tS th: amount Of 6 000; which were due!
when his term of office began; anu lucre are not more
than 820000 of exchequers in circulation; which
amount constitutes the whole debt incurred by him
in the support of every department of the govern-
ment; and every thing is paid up to the first of this
month." Brazos Farmer.
Judge Johnson could hardly have examined the
above article before it was published as he held in
his own hands the evidence that it is false. So far
from "every thing being piitl up to the first of this
month'1 the editor of the Farmer hasnotbeen paid for
publishing the laws of last congress at least he stated
this to us personally a few days since. All the Judges
have not been paid and there are still claims to the
amount of several thousand dollars contracted under
Gen. Houston's administration that have been duly
audited and are" not yet paid. The stitement that
there are only "$20uiPof exchequers in circulation
which constitutes the trMc ebl incurred by Gen
Houston" is about as probable as the statement that
the whole expenses of his former administration did
not exceed 8650000 when the books of the comp-
troller show that the public debt at the close of his
term amounted to nearly $3739571. The president
according to his oun. admission expended about
$10000 for Indian purposes nlone. We advise the
editor of the Farmer when he desires to recommend
the economy of the President to respect the following
maxim ol the poet:
" Lest folks succt your tale untrue
Keep probability in view?'
The Bunker Hill Celebration. By 'last
night's mail we received the proceedings of the
Bunker Hill Celebration together with Mr. Web
ster's speech on the occasion but we have not room
for it to-day. J he correspondent ol the Philadelphia
U. S Gazette thus writes.
There never was bofote in Boston or perhaps in
the whole country a display of so grand a character
as this. I rom all quarters people bad come up to
pay a reverence to the shrine of libeity and to listen
to the honorable mention from the lips of the orator
of the achievement of those who struggled there and
its tremendous consequences. A single idea seemed
to reign paramount with ail; a single spot seemed
alone to possess an interest in their eyes and toward
that spot they thronged in thousands; and one could
not but pause to reflect haw deep and abiding mutt
be the love of liberty in the heart when its expres
sion was given in such a tone of moral grandeur.-)
No accident as we are aware of cast a cloud upon the
pleasures of the day which closed with festivities of
a cnaracter suuea to inc joyousness 01 ine.occasion.
We had the opportunity ehortly before the proces-
sion formed of seeingthe ballet which killed JGen'l
Warren. We believe that it was appropriately re-
ferred tont the dicner at Faneuil Hall.
Th'efdinner at Faneuil Hill took place at 6 P. M.
onSatdfday. Those who were present at it includ
ing the EresidentoT the United States and .surteand
other invited guests assembled at the State'Houae.-and
were escorted thence to tho. Hall. l"T-.lir "f
the mWp was tha President of the Bunker
.' ' .:.-r ut d...!.?-'t..
Uineui ASSOCUUluuvwsW uuhiujimu
sat the President
the Hon. Caleb" Citinuig. Gen'I'BancroujEc &c
'On thejfft)fthe chairs. wero'the.CTator of the"DayJ
f-HOIL uwniei.vveo5y:r me .nayojyBccicuiijca opcu-
ti rirM itr.i ".- .f vt r-ra 4--: o r
cer;P6rterJohn Tyler Jr.Esq. Hon. Uavid-Hen-shaw
Robert .Rantoul Jr.Coltector Lincoln and
others. "Mr. Legare wssAaof wejt -and did not at-
Vend. - "i-f- "- '
The Northern Standard.
THURSDAY JULY 27 1843.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT
WILLIAM E. JONES
We shall not be able for want of paper to issue
another number for three or four weeks We
regret very much to disappoint our readers and
should not have done so if exertion on our part woul
have prevented it but the extreme low stage of the
.- . dr;n hp nflpmnn ;c .
i o - a-- r-"i
and the delay is unavoidable. Our new sheet will
be of larger size than the present and we shall be
enabled to present our subscribers with greater quan-
tity and variety of matter.
"At a ncent barbacue held in this countv
President Lamar is reported to ha.-e said'.
' other memorable things ' God has made me u pa
'trio: and a hero and man cannot make me less."
We arc satisfied that the report is a gross falsehood
and we have ltic doub tha. (he Editor 0fthe Vindi
cator believed it to be so when he published it but
demeaned himself so far to gratify the petty maligni
ty nnd jealousy of his patron the Executive. He well
knew how far in advance of Houston's reputation for
chivalry stands that of Lamar. He probably knew
or if he did not hisdirrciordtd the conduct of Lamar
in the skirmish of the day preceeding the battle of San
Jacinto which was worthy of the times of the Crusv
ders and elicited universal remark and admiration;
from that day Mirabeau B Limar became a source
of jealousy to the man who can bear to hearjio other
praised. It 13 a trreat pity thit the official organ of a
government can find no inure elevated employment
than the Drenaration of such matter though it is ner-
I haps hard for the agent to refrain from attacks which
the principal excites and gives the lead in.
" Gen. I .a mar will probably be a candidate for re
presentative in Congress for Travis county." TV.
53" We hope this is correct. He owes it to him-
self to occupy a position where he can explain his
"curse while President and the motives which diclat-
ca tnst course vvcareno advocate 01 inc errors 01
his administration but we know the man icell and
have the highest possible degree of confidence in his
purity of character and unalloyed patriotism. We
cannot but despise the paltry efforts to blacken his
reputation and render him odious which commenced
with the present Executive immediately after his in-
auguration and which are now officially carried out
through his stipendiary press. Ceu. Lamar is fully
capable of repelling these things in person and we
predict that if he stands upon the floor of Congress
oat: month as a member of that body the tide of slan-
der will be turned bick to its source.
HT We have received six numbers ofanpat little
newspaper entitled "The News" published at Gal-
veston by M. Cronican & Co. It is neutral in poli-
tics and its character is indicated by its title.
We find the following extracts in a late number of
the National Vindicator in an article headed "Hous-
The article entire is some two columns long and
evinces a more eager disposition to laud the admini-
stration at all hazards than to adhere strictly to
facls. However we suppose the Vindicator is paid
for sustaining the administration right or wrong or
in other words performing the duty expected of all
official organs and of course its statements are to be
taken as the statements of a partizan who however
honest he may be dees not occupy an independent
position and deriving support from the Government
gives his services to that Government in return and
has no inducement to enlighten the people as he is
not of them and has no sympathies with them. We
wish it understood that we make no objection to this.
It is customary and right. Such a press occupies
the same position towardan administration thata law-
yer docs to his client; we only wish our readers to
recollect this position. Any sensible man knows
that it would be ridiculous to expect an official organ
to expose any wrong done by an administration. It
is a thing unheard of. A man who lives upon the
Government and associates exclusively with its mem-
bers of course views the policy of that Government
with a partial eye: Htek'nea-nothing of the people
except by hearsaysHe iw'na intercourse with the
truth and.consfdefejt&iteadeBcy;' and" expatiate upon
it his optics arfSwBsenretrly afilrny obstruction of
about the consisted" f an eichiwl''fl. Would I
inysooer minoea cruzen expect m.ia wyes jio.uau
etnnl&ved. and oaid ton. tovwead againsf him .how
"ever unjust hisaide.cJtbefc-epitbrf ' Did any
citizen ever know the ofcisorJJvlsf ioy admini-
;straiion-ofttto-Sativy anything against
tatoinistiMMTDaes any sober sensible man
fUnlBb tc do any other way than
etdminisirsnonjana gioss over or excuse us
Ue'fects however" corrupt or weak its' policy. may be.
There can be but one answer lo thistiew because
.modern.times wHl' 'furnish no- inttancVof anyatber
eourseuntess it is the instance ofihe Lonilo&'Tiine!
fnrwhose change of pol-ties lJb0QQ" j saytrhare
been paid - . " -
people. xHis'intercstBtwri; msjutrtits come
fromthetreasjaTyfwp to look at. 9
Well then wepresumeall of our readers who may
chance at any time to see the National Vindicator
which bating its disposition for low slang is a well
edited paper will understand the quantum of allow-
ance to be made for its laudation of the Executive
and the vividness of coloring skilfully applied to its
statements of facts. Our readers will understand that
a true statement can be ja distorted without becoming
positively false in iu terms as to produce an entirely
erroneous impression; and that by stating some facts
and suppressing others a false impression may be
All this is rather rambling but it is well enough to
" Unbought by caresses unsolicited by sophistry
the people returned to their allegiance and by an
overwhelming majority again reinstated him in the
chief magistracy of the nation. And he magnani
mously undertook the Herculean task which would
have unquestionably appalled a spirit less devoted to
the welfare of the country. For what was its condi
tion 1 An exhausted treasury drained to its last do!-
lai by every species of extravagance a defunct re-
venue a frontier bleeding at every pore a disbanded
army a dismantled navy a country without credit
either at home or abroad."
This is ery beautiful very I "Tha poop'e re-
turned to their " allegiance." The people of fren
countries aro usually complimented with better
chosen terms than this last of" allegiance" but wo
suppose the poor devils should not be over particular
when honored by the rule of so great a chief and so
keen a financier'
So far as we are capable of understanding the posi-
tion of things in the last presidential rontrs: it was
thus: There were two men before the people as can-
didates for the presidency both extremely objectiona-
ble. The previous administration of both had bern
ev'.rcmely unpopular. Both had yielded up the sym-
bols of office amidst the curses of the people. One in
bitterness of spirit declared that hs station had been
to him a pillow of thorns. The other we imagine
might have said as much without exceeding tho
truth. It seems to us that we never at any other
time heard such universal execration of living man
as attended both their official exits. Houston had
disappointed a people who bad rlecttd him as a sort
of demi god and who found on trial thst he had little
above the ordinary attributes of humahity and some
qualities beneath the grade of common decency
They diJ not get some service that he might hat
rendered particularly protection of the frontier and
they were frequently compelled to feel national humi-
liation in the degraded habits of their chief magistrate!
habits which of course injured the country which
presented him as the choice of its eminent men. and
which certainly unfitted him for business. As for
Burnet with a most ardent patriotism; integrity of
the nicest character' great industry; and a ready
and powerful use or the pen; he was the" very imper-
sonation of official weakness. His appointments
were offensive. He was subject to the meretricious
influence of others who had less information bu1
more energy and directness of purpos. Even the
personal friends of Gen. Lamar disliked him and
there was a littleness about him in pecuniary matter
which created contempt.
This wss the position of things and these the charac-
ters of the men presehted for the suffrages of the peo-
ple. They distrusted Burnets weakness of charac-
ter. In Houston they only feared the influence of
bad habit and an arbitrary disposition Burnet was
considered mean. Houston's personafcharactcr and
disposition were generous and he had military repo-.
tation and eloquence of speeti. .The people as tney
usually do looked most favorably cpon the man who
had some high qualities and put aside the recollec-
tion of the blemishes. He had changed very much
his habits for the better. His .conduct as member of
congress from San Augustine was conciliating and
he had a native popularity of manner improved by
close attention and long practice. The other was in
dued with a repulsive pomposity and never-gained
anything by hi: manners.
Well the election came on. Thousands who had
once cursed Houston voted for biro 'in prcference'to
hia opponent; a majority of the people of theWjst."
voting for an Eastern man though a large number of
them would have voted against him had there been
some otnftr-choiee. Even in the city of Austin where
Burnet lived he was badly beaten perhaps a majori-
ty of the officers of Government voting against him.
But the people did not return to their allegiance.
They are not serfs or subjects to a Dictator. They
made the best of a bad choice and we believe they;
would do the sameto-morrow. We know we would.
The "magnanimity" which the Editor of the Vin- '
dicator speaks of weare unable toappieciate. Would
he put such stale foolery upon the people as" to inti-
mote that Sam Houston consented to serve them
only on account of their distressed condition. The
official mistakes tBe people if he thinks they are soft-
patcd enough for that. He evidently rates their intel-
lect lowor he would not address such disgusting stuff
lothern as he does. Probably the poor creatures do
not know muchbut we think they knowenough to
undrs:and'lbatit is nola very umagnanimous' conde-
scension in any "individual to accept the Presidency
and having cot it to perform its plainest dutie.
t " "Such was the s'at9 of the country whe Ho'utm
? 1 . .
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