The Northern Standard. (Clarksville, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 45, Ed. 1, Wednesday, September 11, 1844 Page: 3 of 4
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Shelby County The troopsthat were
marched to suppress the difficulties in this
county have been disbanded. Several of the
citizen? belonsfin to each of the parties came
forward ana gave bonds to keep the peace and
for their appearance atthe next terrrrofthe
a District Court while others voluntary return-
ed to their homes. We feel assured that the
influential and goed citizens of the county
will use the'r utmost exert'ons to prevent an-
.othfer outbreak. Every one who has inter-
ests in the count; must feel it a duty he owes
himself and his country to extend his aid in
reconciling ihe unfortunate troubles
There werealtocrethor about'700 troops in
Shelby last .week. Brig. Gen. Smith promp-
tly obeyed the orders of the Government and
Tepairedjio the scene of trouble?. There were
about 100 men from Rusk County that turn-
ed out at an hour's notice Sabine Nacogdo-
ches and San Augustine sent each uear two
hundred men. The campaign has been
short but entirely successful. The object
was not to cause but to preventbiooshed. It
has been attained without firing a gun.
e Northern Standard.
WEDNESDAY. SEPT. llth 1844.
dCoI. Moorman for killing John M
"Bradty had his trial last week before Jus-
lice Lewis and Baker and altera laborious
investigation wasrommilted on Saturday !ast.
'On Monday he was hrougnt before Judge
Ochiltre on a writ of Habeas Corpus His
Honor approved of the proceeding of the court
below but on hearing the testimony of the
Sheriffin relation to the insufficipnr.y of the
jail and the imposibi!ity of keeping a suffi-
cient guaid decided that a bond of S20000;
with four good secuuties of $5000 each would
best secure the attendance ol the prisoner at
the next term of the court. Col. Moorman
immediately gave the bond and the securities
required and was released. Red Lander.
Died at Washington on the 14th ult. Com
mander J. I. K. Lothrop of the Texas Navy
We have beard manv anecdotes of Whis
"who are for the annexation of Texas and are
iow against it ? but few who had any polit-
ical pretensions made a voluntary exhibition
of their own suosef viency. General Thomp-
son in his late letter says:
"The Treaty is objectionable because it is
n effect a deciaration of Har without the ac
tion and approbation of the .House of Rep-
resenta'ives. It will not do to tell me there
is no war I have too recently seen Mexican
castles filled with Texiau prisoners; triumph-
al processions with banners waving which
had been taken in battle and men -.vith the
blood yet running in the wounds received in
those battles. And is it really true that there
is no war ; or is it on the countrary true that
the very exigences into whieh Texas is
thrown by that war constitutes the main' in-
ducement to this treaty from an apprehension
that the necessities of her position and her
inability to maintain herself longer in the
conflict will force her if we do not come to
the rescue to throw herself into the arms of
some other power? For an answer to this
tquestion let an impartial man read the corres-
pondency &c betweeh Judge Upshur "&c.
Now let Gen Waddy Thompson reply to
'himself. The following is an extract Irom
his own letter to Mr. Upshur dated
Legation of the U. S. ot ?
A m eric a. Mexico Feb. 21 844 '
"lam informed that the negotiation with
Texas for p-ace is not only broken ofTj but
4 hat1 the armistice has also been suspended.
You will. remember that from the beginning
of this matter I expressed the opinion that
nothing would come of it. It was only a
device on the part of Santa Anna lo relieve
him from the difficulty in which he -had in
volved himself by his threats and promises of
.reconquering lexas which he knows per.
fecily well is impossible. There may be
other marauding forays-like that of General
Woll. retreating .more rapidly than tney
advanced. But as to any regular and reason
ably sufficient force 'nvading the country
.the thing is impossible ad will not be at-
tempted. Tney cannot raise money to sup-
port such an army two months.
"My opinion is notwithstanding all their
vaporing and gasconade that the most agree-
able thing to Santa Anna vyouid b an
.-authoritative interposition of our government
to put an end to the war ai he would then
say that we were too strong-for them to .con1
I-have the hdbor -to be very respectfullyj
your obedient servant. - ' .
Very obedient indeed ! ! As minister he
writes one set of opinions at Mexico to please
the Government and in Washington he
writes out and publishes another set of opin-
ionsto please Santa Anna and Gales & Seaton
Could General Thompson have expressed
himself in terms more strongly justifying
the interposition of the United Sta'.es for the
purpose of establishing peace between Mexico
and Texas 1 Does he not in so many words
recommend the authoritative interposition? O We are authorized to announce Isaac N
and yet now after Mr. Clay and the presses Brewer as a candidate foi Colonel of the '1st Re
and politician in Mr Clay's interest have giment 4th Brigade Texas Militia.
taken the side of Mexico and against the
United States we find this American Minister
descanting on the rights of Mexico declaring
that the annexation of Texas will involve us
in a war with that Government ; and savs.
"It would be with great pain that in any
war I would draw my sword against Mexico.
In such awar as this I could hot."
As a Minister he recommends his. Govern-
ment to compel Mexico lo make peace with
Texas ; as the partizan of Mr. Clay he re-
fuses to draw "his sword in defence1 of his own
country if assailed by Mexi-o. The General
puts himself on a level with Tappan andjBen-
Gen. Tilghman A. Howurd Charge de"
Affairs of the United States to this govern
ment died at Washington on the 16th ult'
His funeral was attended with all the honors
due the gentleman and his station.
Hon. Wm. H. Jack died at the residence
of Gov. Runnels on the .Brazos on Wednes-
day. He was on his way home from Hous-
ton wher" he had hurried too late to visit the
dying :bed of his brother. The thought is
truly dreadful. How many among the
brightest the proudest the worthiest of the
land are to'fall before this anjjel of destruction.
this fever which baffles the skill of medicine?
The death of Col. Jack will be -mourned in
Brazoria from its highest to its 'humblest ifl1
zen with a deep and abiding sorrow. His
death will excite a strong sensation on all the
Brazos at Galveston at Houston in all Tex-
as. His name is honorably identified with
the most stirring events of the revolution
with the political history of the country be-
foie and since. He has stood for years deci-
dedly at the head of the legal profession in
this country. His personal relations to soci-
ety were widely extended. He was gener-
ous bold uncompromising in his opinions
and in the discharge of all the duties of life's
eventful hour. We cannot refrain from the
expression of our grief or lu's suffering fami-
ly. J)im. '
And yet another bright star has fallen from.
our legal galaxy. Richara Morris. Judge of
the 1st Judicial District tiifd at Galveston on
Wednesday. Young talented and accom-
plished the prospect of fife was bright be-
fore him as he looked through the cheerful
vista of coming years. But' his boors and
his usefulness in this world have found a
common grave. T he memory of his virtues
will live in the hearts of his friends for -long
years to come. Dem.
Capt. John Petit of the schr. William A.
Turner who took -Gen Senjmanat and his
men from New Orlean3 to Tobasco on his
late ill-fated -expedition and who was made
prisoner together with the crew of his" vessel
succeeded in making good his escape on the
3d July last and arrived at New York on
the 14lh ult.. from Tobasco. TheCo-mVr
des-Elals Unix stales that Capt. Petit made
his escape only two hours before he was io
have been shot. His chains had been knock-
ed o'ff and every avenue of escape from his
confinement was strictly guarded by soldiery.
While he was supposed by them -to be en-
gaged in the last rites of religion previous to
execution he made a desperate attempt loget
off. He was detected and shot at but escaped.
On Monday last came off the election for
President and Vice-President together with
that for representatives to the eighth Congress
of the Republic. There was much political
excitement and great efiorts made by the
friends -of the different candidates to secure
their elections. Thenumber of votes given
at this place were perhaps greater than ever
previously polled at this box.
MjJti are not able to furnish the full returns
this week but will state them as far as heard
from and promise to give the entire vote of
the county jn our next. So far it ulandsfoj
Jones .275: for Burleson 225; for Anderson
126; for Scott 279; for Kelsey 129 ; and' for
Walker 4A Harrison Timts ' ' '
Sam Houston -53
For Coiint-x Surveyor.
Wm. H. Hunt 257.
- M. H. Dixon rfi.
Tho&. F Smith 130.
Daniel Montague '.jt
Wm. R. Baker 54.
Wm. Gamble g.
B. H. Martin 306.
Lind ley Johnson. .81
Robert S. Hamilton .8.
' Burleson 266.
Jack - .5.1..
War fie Id 2'18.
T. W. Ruesell 04
D Myers 63.
C. R. B. Anderson 21.
RED RIVER COUNTY.
No. 1. Mitchell's precinct Jones 13
Burleson 11 Anderson 21 Scurry (Rep) 10
English (Rep) 12; Sims for surveyor
17 ; Huffer for Surveyor 5. Martin-
2. Stiles's. Jones 9. Burleson 3 Ander-
son 9 ; Scurry 8 English 3 ; 'Sims 4 Huffer
7 ; Martin Johnson Hamilton.
3. Agniers. Jones 5 Burleson 6 Ander-
son 1 1 ; Scurry 7nglish 4 ; Sims 1 Huffer
4; Martin Johnson Hamilton.
5 Clarksvi ie. Jones 193 Burleson 144
Anderson 272 ; Scurry 227 English 105;
Sims 203 Huffer 1 18-: Martitt Johnson
6. Humphrey's. Jones 20 Buileson 11
Anderson 24; Scurry 30. English '; Sims
6. Robins's. Jones 17 Burleson 6 Ander.
son 20 ; Scurry 20 English 3 ; Sims 3. Huf-
8. Wright's. Jones 4 Burleson 28 An-
derson 25 ; Scurry 2 English 5; Sims 15.
10. Clifton's. Jones -34 Burleson 7. An-
derson 31 ; Scurry 30 English 7 ; Sims 29
11. Jones's. Jones 11 Burleson 3 An-
derson 13; Scurry 10 English 3; Sims 14
12. Box's. Jones 50. Burleson 2 Ander-
son 51- Scurry 51. English 1; Siras 6
13. 'Dtiiogerfield: Jones 1 12 Burleson 5
Anderson U3;Scurry 107 English 1.
14. Cannon's. Jones 21 Burleson
Anderson 21 Scurry 19 English.
15. Peters's. Jones 7 Burleson 10 An
derson 15; Scurry 8 English 10.
16. Clawson's. Jones Burleson' 15
Anderson 15-; Scurry English 14.
17. Hamerick's. Jones 6 Burleson 26
Anderson 9 Scurry; 24 English 4.
We arc unable to give the returns oi this
County for General It is said however that
Johnson is elected by a majority of 20 voles
in the Brigade.
FCf3 From Bowie we have only the re-
turns for General which are: Johnson 95.
Hamilton 70 Martin 48.
It will be perceived that the vote is very
small; not more than two thirds the strengtli-
of the County:
SAN AUGUSTINE COUNTY
For President Jones 324"
" Burleson. 59
For Vice President K L Anderson. 366
John S. Ford
Benj. Rush Willace
F. B. Dixon Elected
For Picsident. Jones
For Vice PreidentJlC L. Anderson. Elected.
Wm. "Mean's 141
. J. Robinson 139
Jones' Majority in San Augustine 265
" " Sabine 231--total 496
The majority in Shelby is almost unanim-
ous for !Jones.
In Jasper the majorityfor Jones reported
to be one-third.
Tn Nacogdoches more than one-third.
Col J. H. Moffitt is elected in Nacogdo-
ches. T- B. Huling Esq. is the member elect
for Jasper County.
REPUBLIC OF TEXAS )
RED RIVER COUNTY. $
" We Charles C Wellborn and Lewis Autry have
becnihown two estrays byElias. F. Walker for
appraisement and find the same to be one filly 2
years old last spring of a deep bay color no mar.:
or brands perceivable and appraise the same to 30
dollars; the otherayoun horse mule 2 years old
next spring no marks or biands perceivable of a
color ana apprise mc;sa& iu oUUUi-
Sworn to and sabscrited LEWIS AUTRY
'before me Sept. -3rd 1844 V C. C. WELBORN
James B Wootten. J. P. ) appraisers.
A true copy of the original. J. C. HAR1 Cue.
Sept. 2 1844 no 45 3iv.
REPUBLIC OF TEXAS County of Red river.
Amos Morrill administrator of the estate of John
Tweedys dee'd filed his accounts and vouchers for
allowance and final settlement of said succession
with the Probate Court at the August term 1S44.
All persons interested in said etate are hereby
no!ifid to be and appear atthe Nevemberterm of
said Court or said succession will be then and
there etlled and closed.
J.'C. HART. C. Clk R.R. C
and ex-officio 'Clerk of Probate.
Sept 10 1S44 no 45 3t.
1 hare lost a Land Warrant for 320 acres of land
issued to M. W.Matthews for three raoEths mil-
itary services in the year' 836under Capt.Wm.Beck-
nell" commencing iu July and ending in October.
The number and date of said warrant are not recol-
lected but it is the only one evor issued to the said
Mattheirs. If said certificate is not found within
the time prescribed by law I shall apply at the
proper office for a duplicate.
E. H. TARRANT.
Sept. 11th 1844 i;o45 9nr.
The undersigned has lost hishendright ceriificate
No. 22 4lh Class for 640 aferes'of land granted to
him by the board of Land Commiss:Qner8 for the
County .-ofPasdwl Inly 5 1S41. If not found with-
in the time prescribed lav.- for advertising i i
shall npply at the proper office for a duplicate.
JEREMIAH HENS03S" sea.
Sept 10 !S44no459w.
CLARKSVILLE FEMALE ACADEMY.
An examination of the pupils of this inttitutiom
will take place at the Methodst Churchj intowii.
on Friday the 27th inst. A general atteedaup of
parents and others interested is desired.- . ' :r
Clarksville Sectecfrer U 1844 St5-- :.
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De Morse, Charles. The Northern Standard. (Clarksville, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 45, Ed. 1, Wednesday, September 11, 1844, newspaper, September 11, 1844; Clarksville, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth80530/m1/3/: accessed July 7, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.