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make a sudden assault upon some one ol
our posts so distants from any other as to
prevent the possibility of succor or rein-
force himself at leisure for an attack on
the same or some other" point. He may
too cross the line between our posts
Jnake incursions into the country which
we hold murder the inhabitants thereof
and then retreat to the interior before a
Sufficient force can bo concentrated to
pursue him. Such would probably be (he
harassing character of a mere defensive
new revolutions airays hostile to peace-
ful relations with the United States. . Br
sides there is danger if our troops should
be withdrawn before the peace should be
concluded thai the Mexican people wea-
ried with successive revolutions and de-
prived of protection for their persons and
property might bo inclined to yield to
foreign influence and to cast themselves
upon some European monarchy for pio-
tcction from the anarchy and suffering
which would ensue. This for our own
war on oar .part. .If our forces when at-' safety and in pursuance of established
tacked b"e 'permitted to cross the line"! policy we should be compelled to resist.
j - i i It' i.. j i.:... w' ..i.i . t. r-
anve uacs. tue enemy nnu uumjuti mm
'thiswould"be again to invade the enemy's
country after hiving lost all the advan-
tage of the conquests we have already
made by having voluntarily abandoned
them. To hold such a line successfully
and in security it is far from being cer-
tain that it would not require as large an
army as would be necessary to hold all
the conquests we have already niati'c
litl to . continue the prosccn'-ion of
the war in the heart of the enemy s coun-
Vc could never consent that Mexico
should be thus converted into a monarchy
governed by a foreign prince.
Mexico is our next neighbor and her
boundaries arc continuous with our own
through the whole extent across the North
American continent from ocean to ocean.
Politically and commercially we have
tSc "deepest interest in her regene-ation
arid prosperity. Indeed it is impossible
with a just regard to our own safety we
can become indifferent to her fate. It
. . - - . - i i .. ....- .-. .
try. 11 is also tar lrom ucmg certain inay oc mat me lMexican uovcrnment and
that the expenses of the war would be . people have misconceived or misundcr-
diminished by such policy. I stood or misconstrued our forbearance
I am persuaded that the best means of( and our objects in desiring to conclude an
indicating the nation's honor and interests amicable adjustment of the existing diffi-
and of bringing the war to an honorable J cullies between the two countries. Thev
closc.will be to prosecute it with increas- may have supposed that we would submit
ed encrsv and power in the vital pait of to terms detruding to the nation or they
the enemy's country In my last annual .may have drawn false l cfcrenccs from the
message to Congress I doclarcd the war
had not been waged with a view to con
quest but having been commenced by
Mexico it has been carried into the ene-
my's country and will be vigorously prose
cuted mere witn a view to ouiain an Hon-
orable peace and thereby secure ample
indemnity for the expenses of the war as
well as to our much injured citizens who
hold a large pecuniary demand against
Mexico. Such in my judgment con-
tines to be our true policy; indeed the
only policy which will probably secure a
It has never been contemplated by me
as an object of the war to make a perma
nent conquest ot the ivepu-iic oi mexico
-..'..or to annihilate her separate existence as
"'"""an independent nation; en the contrary it
has ever been my desire that she should
maintain her nationality and under a good
government adapted to her condition be
a prosperous and ficc republic. The
United States were the fiist among the
nations to lecosmizc her independence.
and have always desired to be on terms of
amity and good neighborhood with her.
This she would not suffer. By her own
conduct wo have been compelled to en-
gage in the present war. In its prosecu-
tion we seek not her overthrow as a na
tion but the vindication of our national
honor. Yv e seek to obtain redress lor the
wrong she ha3 done us and indemnity for
our just demands against her. Wo de-
mand an honorable peace and that peace
inust bring with it indemnity for the past
"nnd scci'rkv for the future. Hitherto
Mexico has refused all accommodation by
which such a peace could be obtained.
Whilst our armies have advanced fiom
Victory to victory from tho commence-
ment of the war it has always been with
the olive branch of peace in their hands
and it has been in lire power of Mexico at
every step to arrest hostilities by accep-
One groat obstacle to the attainment of;
supposed division df opinion in ihe United
states on the subject d1 the war and may
liavccp.iculr.lc t gain much by protract-
ing it and indeed that we might ultimate-
ly abandon it altogether without any in-
demnity territorial or otherwise. What-
ever may be the false ipipressions under
which they have acted the adoption and
prosecution of the energetic policy propo-
sed mut undeceive them.
In the future prosecution of the war
.the enemy must be made to feel its press
ure more than they have done. At its
commencement it was deemed proper to
After the army had reached the heart j
of the most wealthy portion of Mexico it
was supposed that tho obstacles which
had before that time prevented would not
be such as to render impracticable the
levy of forced contributions for its support.
On the 1st of September and on the (3lh of
October 1S17 the order was icpcated in)
despatches addressed by the Secretary oft
War to Gen: Scott: and his attention was
again called to the importance of making
the enemy bear the burdens of the war by
requiring them to furnish the means of
supporting our arm-; anil was directed
to adopt tills policy unless by doing so
there was danger of depriving the army
of the necessary supplies. Copies of
these despatches were forwarded to Gen.
Taylor for his government.
On the 31st of March lat I caused an
order to be issued to our military and na-
val commanders to levy and collect a mil-
itary contribution upon all vessels and
merchandise which might enter any of the
ports of Mexico in our military occupation
and to apply such contiibution towards
defraying the expenses of the war. By
virtue of the right of conquest and the
laws of war the conqueror consulting
his own safety for convenience may ci-
ther exclude foreign commerce altogether
from all such poits or permit it upon such
terms and conditions as he may prescribe.
Before the principal ports of Mexico were
blockaded by our navy the revenue de-
rived from import duties under the laws of
aicxico were paid into the Mexican trcas-
Urj After their poils had fallen into
our hands and nulilaiy possession the
blockade was raised and commerce with
them permitted upon prescribed terms and
conditions. They wcic open to the trade
of all nations upon the payment of duties
more moderate in their amount that those
which had been previously levied by Mex-
ico; and the revenue which was fotmcrly
paid mto the Mcican treasury was direc-
ted to be collected by our military and
naval others and applied to the uc of
. ity of 2000 was jeered at. What does
J our knowing neighbor of tho Austin Dem-
j ocrat think of his 472 majority for Miller
without regard toour "personal prefer-
ences because with us the success of the
cause is first of the candidate second.
Still we trust to see our own choice-
LEWIS CASS the choice of tho Con3
vention and we think.h'is chances for the.
The Legislature met on llio l:tili In
ii.n ;in .. ... . .-i nomination better than any other's
thehenate there was not a quorum until -....-.: .
the afternoon of Hie 14th In the House ' . . auOMe' ol JO""
53 members were present on Monday mor-
ning and the Secretary of State proceeded
A DEMOCRATIC REPUBLICAN JOURNAL
PRINCIPLES BEFORE MEN
ND OTll-Hl TO All. tniKTKRID MaSCiroLIE"-.
SATURDAY JANUARY 8 131S.
-J" We are authorized to announce JOII" M
BIVINS as a raiululnte liir Assessor anJ Cul-
conduct it in a spirit of forbearance and the army and navy Care wrs taken
liberality. With this end in view early; thai the officers soldicis. and sailors of
measures were adopted to conciliate as "r army and navv su-mld ue exempted
far as a state of war would permit the mass from the operations of the order; and as
of the Mexican population and the war. the merchandise imported upon which
was waged not against the peaceful iuhnb- 'the Older operated must be consumed by
itant.s of Mexico but against their faith-j Mexican citizen-! the contiibntions were
less Government which had commenced in effect tho schurc of the public reven-
hostilities ucs of Me.i.o and the application of them
To remove from their minds false im- .to our own use. In directing this mcas-
pressions which their interested rulers "re the object was to compel the enemy
had arlfuliy attempted to make that the ' to contribute as far as practicable towards
war on our part was a war of conquest 'the expenses of the war.
that it was a war against their religion) For the amount of contributions which
and against their churches which were to I have been levied in this form I refer 3-011
be destroyed and overthrown and that .to the accompanying rcposts of the Secrc-
lights of persons and private ptopcity jtary 01 the .N. ivy by uliU-h it appears that
would be violated to remove these false a sum exceeding half a million of dollars
impressions our commanders in the field .has been collected.
were directed scrupulously to respect ' This amount would undoubtedly have
their religion their churches and their .been much larger but for the difficulty of
cuurcn property which were in no man- nei-pnig open coi!uiiuii...itinu nciw ecu me
nor to be violated. They were directed I coast and the interior so as to enable the
aiso to resnect the rights of persons and! owners of the merchandise imported to
property of all who should not take up transport and vend it to the inhabitants of
aiins against us. 1 we- uuumrv
--" We aiv authorized to announce LEWIS
D. BAKRY as a candidatn for Sheriff of Red
Ilrier County at ttic next election.
XT We are authorized to announce COL.
HUCiH F. YOUXd ai a candidate for Sherifl
ofRed River County at the next election.
17" We are authorized to announce JOHN
II. DUKE as a ramlid.ite for Sheriff nr Red Ri-
ver County -t the next election.
TT Wc arc authorized to a 11 no mice COL.
ROiiBRT S. HAMILTON' as a candidate for
ShrrilTof Red Rivcrf 'wuity at the next election
AGENTS FOR THK STANDARD.
Gr.x. E. II. TAnntXT Navarro Co.
Dr.B.GnuiiM Ruffalo Henderson Co.
M.M. Kmchi- P.M. J-Gieenville.
S. K. McGowF..Esq. J-Bonham.
Jqh.vK.Chadijock Ksq. Paris Lamar
Jacoh Loxo " J Countv.
ELnninnr. Hor;cixsr.M. J- Tarrant.
M. W. MiTTiir.ws j White Oak.
B. W. Gmv Esq. Mount Pleasant.
J..I.Wii.maj:s r.?r. BostonBowicCo.
Tno.s. Watson Esq. J-Cass County.
K. P. Cnrair Esq. Jefferson Cass Co
J. W. Henderson of Harris county
received 31 votes for Speaker: Gen. M.
B. Lam ah of San Patricio 21.
In the Senate the following officers
N. C. Raymond Chief Secretary.
James F. Julmson Assistant Sec 'y.
James P.Wallace Engrossing Clk
Thomas II. Jones Enrolling Clerk.
Thos. Ward Sergeant at-arnw.
Robert McAnclly Door-keeper.
In the House
B. F. Hill Chief Clerk.
S. C. Robertson. Assistant Clerk.
A- J. Kimbell Enrolling "
John D Pitts Engrossing "
Hardeman Scrg't at-arms.
cal principles reasonable deference to the
opinion of others is good policy as well as
good manners wc shall avoid being offen"
sivc in expression of violent in act. All
men may be mistaken all men have a
right to their opinion'3 however peculiar
and no man is justly subject to abuse for
that opinion ; therefore if wc differ from
others wc will treat them respectfully and
never forget our maxim that gentleman-
like deference to and respectful consider-
ation of the opinions and expressions of
o'hers is just as much a propriety in edi-
torial intercourse and expression as in'
Let no one howcvcrinferfrom this that
wc shall lack zeal in the expression or nd- .
vocacy of cur political views: zeal and
bitterness arc not necessarily thcsamc.any
more than arc eloquence nud rnnt digni- "
ly and pomposity. - -'
Upon all matters of public policy wo
shall express our oirn opinions which are' :
not controlled or led by anv one olse.
Principle and policy are not always the
same those who agree in the first mav
Win. Cockburn Door-keeper.
On the loth at 2 'o clock P. M. the
House met and went into election of U.
Mr. Lott nominated Gen. Sam Hous-
ton. There being no other candidate
thev proceeded to vote rit-a rorr.
Gei'. Houston received 51 votes and 8" h"lfir upon the other and so if our views
were scattering. of public acts differ from our friend we
On the 10th the Legislature in joint sia11 respectfully say so. We look upon
session proceeded to count the votes for't as l''C duly of the press to have inda-
Governor and Lieut. Govern or. peudencc of opinion and expression as
The Chair on the part of the House ' nwch as consistency of conduct: th'j
appointed Messrs. Fields and Raynor tel- hirelings and tools who think only as cth
It is confidently expected that this will
to a great extent be soon removed by our
increased forces which have been sent to
Assuran-.cs to this effect were given to
the Mcxi'-auS by Maj. Gen. Taylor in a
proclamation issiicii in pursuance of in
structions fiom the Secretary of War in the fie! J.
the month of June. lSlri. hiiC1 Pgain' by Measures have recently been adop'.cd
Maj. Gen. Scott who acted upon 'ul own) by which internal as well as external rev-
convictiot.s of the propriety of issuing :': Jcnucs in all places in our military posscs-
in .1 proclamation of the Ilth of May sion will be received and appropriated to
peace has undoubtedly arisen from the 1SJ7. In tins spirit of liberality and ecu- thr use ot our army and navy. 1 lie poli-
faci that Mexico has been so long held in ciliation and with a view to prevent the cy ot" our levying upon the enemy con-
tubjection by one faction or military nouy ot tlie Mexican population from ta-' trifuuons ju e.er in.-m cousimciu wiiii
To Our Siibscraihcrs.
The editor of tiiis paper is under the
necessity of leaving for Austin in a few-
days and requests all those residents of
this vicinity who vre indebted to the
office to come in and settle their accounts
during the ensuing week so that he may
be enabled to satisfy his own creditors.
usurper after another; and such has been
the condition of insecurity 411 which these
su cccssive governments have been placed
that each has been deterred from making
peace Icast.Lr this very cause a rival fac
tion might -expel it Jroin power.
Such was the fate of President Ilerrera's
administration in 1315 for being 'disposer!
even to listen to the overtures of the U.
States to prevent the war as is fully con-
firmed by an official correspondence
which took place in the mouth of August
last between him and his government a
copy of which is herewith communicated.
For this cause alone the revolution which
displaced him from power was set on foot
by Gen. Parcdcs. Such may be the con
dition of insecurity of the present govern-
ment. There can he no doubt that the peacea-
ble and well-disposed inhabitants of Mex-
ico arc convinced that it is the tiue inter
est of their country to conclude an hon-
orable peace with the United States. But
the apprehension of becoming the victims
'of some military faction or usurper has
prevented then? from manifesting their feel
ings by any public act.
The removal of any such apprehenon
would probabh- cause them to speak their
sentiments and to adopt the measures
necessary for the restoration of peace.
With a people distracted and divided by
contending factions and a Government
ubiect to constant changes by successive
revolutions the continued successes ofj
our arms may fail to secure a satisfactory
peace. In such an event it may become
proper for our commanding Generals in
UiCrficld.to give encouragement and assur-
ance of protection to the friends of peace
in Mexico in the establishing and main-
tenance of a free republican government
of their own choice always willing to
conclude a peace which would be just to
'them and secure to us the indemnity we
This maybecome the only mode of ob-
taining such a peace. Should such be the
result of this war which Mexico has for-
ced upon us it would thus be converted
into an enduring blessing to herself. Af-
ter finding her torn and distracted by fac-
tions and ruled by military usurpers we
should then leave her with a Republican
Government in the enjoyment of real in-
dependence nd domestic peace and pros-
perity performing all her relative duties
in the great family of nations and promo-
ting her own happiness by wise laws nnd
their faithful execution
If after affofding this encouragement
and protection after nil the persevering
and sincere efforts' we have made from the
moment Mexico commenced the war and
prior to that time to adjust our difficulties
with her we ultimately fail then wc shall
have exhausted all honorable means in
pursuit of peace" and must continue to oc-
cupy her country with our troops taking
the full measure of indemnity with our
own bands and must enforce the terms
which ouriionor demands.
to aaouicrniBci v .-wi dhihj
king up iirnu against us was the war the laws of nations which it may be prac-
conducied on our part. Provisions and ticable Kr our military commanders to a-
othor supplies furnished to our armies by dopt should be rigidly enforced and or-
Mexicau citizens were paid for atfair'ders to this effect hae accordingly been
and liberal prices agreed upon by the 'given. By such a policy at the same
paitics. After the lapse of a lew months 'time that our own treasury -will be deliv-
it became apparrent that tha-c assurances 1 crcd from a heavy .drain the Mexican
and this mild treatment had failed to pro-! people will be made to fee I the burdens of
duce the desired. effect upon the Mexican ' the war and consulting their own inter-
population. This war has been conduc-! csts may be indncrd the more readily to
ted upon our part according to the most require their rulers to accede to a just
humane and liberal principles observed peace
SCP A vast deal of matter for publica-
tion news official documents etc. has
crowded upon u.s within the last two
weeks to which wc will endeavor to give
place as quick as possible.
v :cTr Fosi 6PAcc.
A"ncw Post office has been established
'at the house of M. W. Matthews Esq. in
Hopkins Co. tho office being styled
"White Oak." The scleral persons in
that section who have so long manifested
a wish to receive the Standard can do so
now regularly. M. W. Matthews Esq.
the Post Master is our Agent.
Whereupon tor Governor
Geo. T. Wood received 7151 votes.
Jas. 15. Miller " 510!) '
N. II. Darnell " I '176 "
J. J. Robinson " ST.) '
I. Van Zandt 79 "
Gor Lieutenant Governor
J. A. Greer received 4SGU
E. Waller " Q'i) "
E. II. Tarrant ' :: "
J. A. Hayuie " '527 "
pre f IilliTf ft ftiof Tirt ru if .ii t- t.m m-
. " I ...1. UV . M.J .b 1AJ Ull. UI
; woithy the confidence of the people. Sub
serviency is the bane of freedom freedom
'of expression is the natural ally of free-
dom of action.
j The Standard is the only paper having
'general circulation throughout tho Red
River district. The Standard has such a
circulation from Jefferson to the country
between the Upper Trinity and Brazos.
by civilized nations; it was waged in a
far different spirit on the part of Mexico.
Not appreciating our forbearance the
After the adjournment of the last ses
sion of Congress events transpired in the
prosecution of the war which in niy
Mexican people generally became hos- j judgment 1 equircd a greater number of
u:c 10 me unueu iaiesanu avniicu ineni- iroops in me neiu man 11:111 ucen anucipa-
selvcs of the opportunity to commit the; ted. The strength of tho army was ae-
most savage excesses upon our troops. Icordiugly incrcas-cd by accepting the ser-
Large numbers of thcirpopulation took up iccs of all the volunteer forces author-
arms and engaging in guerrilla warfare ized by the act of lyth May 1S4G with-
robbed and murdered in the most cruel .out putting a construction on that act the
manner individual soldiers or small par-I correctness of which was seriously ques-
ttcs whom accident or other causes had jtioneu. i lie volunteer lorccs now 111 the
separated from the main body of our ar- field with those which had been accepted
my. J5nnds ol guerrillas ana rouuers in-
fested the roads harrassod our trains.and
w'henevrr it was in their power cut off
The Mexicans having thus shown them
selves to lie wholly mcnpalilc ol apprecia-
ting our forbearance and liberality it was
deemed proper to change the manner of
conducting the war making them feel its
pressure according to the usages observed
under similar circumstances iti all other
Accordingly as eaily as 22d' of Sep-
tember 1S45 instructions were given by
the Secretary of War to Maj. Gen. Tay-
lor to draw supplies for our army fiom
the enemy paring for them and to re-
for twelve months and wore discharged at
the end of their term of service exhaust
the fifty thousand men authorized by that
act. Had it bean clear that a proper
construction of the act warranted to call
J'ir the services of an additional number
they would have been called and accep-
. 1 1 . . 1 .1 .
ted; but cuius cxisieo upon mis point.
The power was not exercised.
It is deemed impitant that Congress
should at an early pcrit.:1 of its session
confer authority to raise an additional
regular force to serve during tho war
with Mexico and to be discharged upon
tho conclusion and ratification of a tieafy
of peace. I invite the attention of Con
gress to the views presented by the Sea
quire contribution fur its support. In. rotary of War in his report upon this
that way; he was satisfied he could get 'subject. recommend that authority be
abundant supplies for his forces. In di
recting the execution of these instiuclions
much was necessarily left to the comman-
ding officer who was best acquainted
with the ciicumstanccs by which he was
surrounded the wants of the army and
the practicability of enforcing the meas-
ure. Gen.. Taylor on the 25th of October
IS Iti replied from Monterey that it would
have been impossible hitherto and is so
now to sustain the army by forced con-
tiibutions for supplies. For the reasons
assigned by him he did hot adopt the poli-
cy of his instructions hut declared his
readiness to do so should the army in its
futuie -operations reach a portion of the
country which may be made. to supply the
troops with advantage. He continued to
pay for the articles of supply which were
drawn from the enemy's country.
Similar instructions were issued to Ma
jor General Scott on the 3d of April
Jb-17; who replied from Jala pa on the
20th of May 1817 that if it be expected
that the army is to support itself by lorccd
contributions levied upon the country
we may' ruin and exasperate the inhabi
tants and starve ourselves liic. same di
rection was given to him. that had been .to
given by law to call for and acccpt'an ad
diiional number of volunteers to be excr
cised at such time and to such an extent
as the emergency may require.
In prosecuting the war with Mexico
whilst the utmost care has been taken to
avoid erciy jnst cause of complaint on the
part of ncutial nations and none has been
given liberal privileges have been granted
to the enemy in our military occupation.
Concluded next trrcA-.)
From Ihe Bulletin of Dec. 2-J.
NEW ORLEANS COTTON MARKET.
COTTON. At the date of our last re-
view we had just received the Telegraph-
ic despatch of the account by Hid steamer
Brilamim; the contradictory tenor ofj
which left tisstiU 111 suspense asto the real
condition of the Liverpool market.
The business since the receipt of the
Our readers will see in this number a
summary of proceedings at the coin
menccment of the session.
The Whigs have elected their Speaker
nnd Clerk as was anticipated. It is but
just to say that Mr.Winthrop the Speak
er is a gentleman of fine capacity and
scholarship has experience as a member
ajni will doubtless do the duties of his sta-
tion correctly and gracefully.
We anticipate much violent debate this
session and exocct specimens in the
course of two weeks.
We make our acknowledgments to Gen
Rt:s:: and Mr. Kaukm xfor Congression-
We will as usual endeavor to keep
our readers fully advised of all occurren-
ces of interest at Washington with as
little delay as practicable; and present
during the session all those oratoi ical ef
forts- which stand out in bold relief from
the common mass.
We have copies of the Democrat to the
21st nit. From it we extract the state-
ment of the votes for Governor and Lieut.
Governor. It will be perceived as wc
anticipated several weeks since General
Woou has 200!) majority. p
What doss our friend of the Galveston
News think ilo'.v of our calculation ofi
which he said' was much too large
Messrs.. Wood and Greer having rc- Those who-havc goods to' sell or obiccts
ceived a majority of votes were declared o effect of any sort which are promoted
by the Speaker duly elected Governor and iy phHc;tyt would do well to consider
Lieut. Governor.for thc-tcrm of two ycais j;Sf al.i 0 lrofitaLIv to avail themselves
from the time of their installation. of Ifs colnimw Our Terms fi.r advertis-
Wc have received the message of Gov- ; arc as jow as UCSCor jh(. tf
en or Henderson which wc will pul.IWi Tcxiuif Arkansas or Louisiana.
next week. - -h . r . . .
j c will insert professional or business
Gen. Wood was inducted info office on cnn ncrcalk.r wherc 1CV Io not Qx
IhcSlstuIt. .... - ...... '... .
I.I.-L-U 11-11 iiiifs ill icngiil tor Inf'lVf llul"
Iii the contested election for Cass Co. ara . aiinumcIl a card k . papcp
"'-" ueuiaieu 111 i-iw.r 01 uunucis fi)r one year Fifteen dollars
upon the ground that Col. ilson prodti-
T 1. !? .t .
ecu 110 icgai eviucncc vi having received . . .i i 0. ... r .. -.
. - 01 a new and large supply ot advertising
u inn uiu 01 voles. .. : r 1- -- -
r . . Ope including an extensive vai
3c- e arc inuemcii to .Messrs. n oot-f:tIu.v tvp with thesc wo lm1 bc abIj
ten Epperson Gilliam and Stout for let- lo lnakc c -lvors orottr aiivcrtWll cus.
tcrs and papers.
We shall be in receipt in a lev weeks.
tomcrs appear to the best advantage.
Lette-3 from Messrs. Woolten and Gil
liam. anilResniiit;.!.Mii-i:.tiiv. !. SL.v.tv ' 'VC arc glad tii see that ILStcwart of
.. . . . the Galveston On than and C. DeMorse
and the Mexican war.adopted by th" Lcgis- rii vrfi n. . 11 1 . t
' ' J 01 the iNortliem Standard are both elec-
laturc wc jcannot lino room fi.r this week ted to the legislature. Thev have both
TiiE"jr.rrEu.x Dkhocbat Wc per- -- fi'l nraiits of the' public and
1 merit lliiu ixni-I.- ..( i.kI.K.. ... 1:.!.. ...... "
ce.ve that this establishment has changed HmfUle Banner. -
hands the paper being now published by f 0ur f.ictid of the Banner is mi-taken
W C. Baker 5c Co. and edited by J. M. by about seven vote rclatdfjfo our .
&. F. C Baker. I election.
These gentlemen with whom we are 0ur friends the Whig of Red River
unacquainted say that the paper will determined to defeat the indiMdual who
hereafter bc neutral in politics though had dared' to raise the Stamfurd of Dem--'-retaining
for a time its old name -cracj. ; lhy rcgIon. ailJ .f. unal)!(J- '.
The paper under the new management to Jo ;. IV he strcn3;h of illmiilcr
evinces industry and capacity and it hc- (iili it RS ipv V(. WOI man.
seems to us is decidedly improved in ty- anollcr yicturr by' the strength of ni-
pographical appearance. tifice.
The lJV Ycai. ' Holding out to the last their favorite -.
A merry New Year to you friends. (vv"Pn '" niinority) no-party color-?' .
The week's cessation of labor has rc. tlicy uiduccil Ucm-icrats who were un-' "'
freshed all hands in our establishment and "Peioiis of the plot to vote for (he 011-
wc doubt not sharpened the desire of our f "ig candidate in the held and tho
readers for news. .j Whigs in return voted every way or any
Wc enter upon the duties of the new way so their own candidate was inclu-
season with a desiic to bc again in com- lI :lH'1 our humble self excluded; rela-
munication with our friends and by unrc- tivcly as far as their votes would count
laxed eiioit.s.to make the Standard acccp- P'whing all others forward and us back
table to all those; who wish a careful com- Vc were the mark for all their archery
pilation of the occurrences of the times 'and they succeeded by a little but just
and a weekly converse with our humble enough. There is an old maxim that
self upon matters of general interest ."all'sfair in politics"' wc believe however
politics news and literature to all w liich cyc-tccth only have to bc cut once; and
departments we shall give close attention 'we can assure our friend of the Banner
and endcai. or to keep our readers well ad-' ami all others who feel an interest in
Wc arc disposed to
nakc no new-
it that hereafter in Red Rucr County
Whig Candidates will only get Whig
promises as our paper has hccn.so will votes at least wc think so. If it should
votes which he said was much loo large ... .. .-. .-. ... .. i)C otherwise it shall not bc for want of
and of our apportionment to oen I Wood .. . . - 'Wr wmii-iT -mil nf-iln --..m-r.! . u .
11 . ... t the honest counsellor in politics cn-i la'r waning and piam counsel to the
iff Wc! . ........ ' rro in. ..i . m.-
ueavormg to note every liung that the ex- " --. ". ' .n. n ouicch
tourscll will take care that there ls'fiiir
which he thought so cxtravagai
gave Gen "1 Wood prior to the election
7 clOil viiIpk nnr Iti .ri()tl. It will Im vneni
.VWV ....WW WW. .ww --
tent of our columns will permit and al-
1 w.ii'fl tiini'flrp 11. liir. i'Miniucinn 1 nittitiin
that he has received t.lol out of l.991. - . . . . .
... 1 tv rruarded in tlie publicition of all reports
Our readei-s will notice the diflercncej e .'...
.... r -. 1 r- . not well authenticated or having mtimsic
in the total vote for Governor and Lieut. 1
evidence oi tiuiiiiuincss.
Governor; only 11735 voles being polled
for all the candidates for the latter office.
The extreme ignorance of the p'robable
vote of the State evinced by a portion of
the Trcs3 in the West has astonished us
duirng this election. Many of them
seemed to have a singulnr conception or
inconception of localities and their popu-
I laving taken our political stand and
made a clear avowal of principles and
preferences we shall not swene so much
as a hairfro!ii what wc conceive to be the
consistent maintenance of our principles.
Men (politically speaking) arc not much
to us except as they may secuie our es-
teem by the advocacy of our views: still
play towards all other Dcnnorats if time-
ly notice and honest advice will induce it. .
rnnsioExf's Message. We publish
this week so much of this document as
relates to the War with Mexico which is"
the portion of most interest to the mass of
readers. By publishing it entire wo
should have excluded all vaiiety from our"
paper which we were unwilling to do as
our readers have been without news for
two weeks. Wo will conclude it in ou't
the last three days embrace 23003 bales
Louisiana and JFississippi
The summary of Congressional procee-
dings set up for this number we cannot
get in." We have set aside some editorial
and some .advertisements and vet h'aV
of things in Mexico and to' withdraw our General iaylor: rin thist respect Gen.
army withoul'a tTeacp would .hof only Scott for tho reasons .assigned by him
which wo corn- gii" connnueu 10 pay lorarucicsoi supply
l...a ! ihp wrniifrs 'of
tain iinrcdresscdbufwouia be the signal t-Vr "the -i my which were drawn from the
fornow ana niTte cm w-favusiwis mm w-...v
In cfwnrti Aftoi luiH tlin- vnfp u'ppfl
nrJvMo'eorrosnondence hr thin nrrirnl I ...M.-.iTnJ w...- .nn l..lf i v... we shall always endeavor to advance the
has been more extensive than for some' unccrtain whcthop Wood Miller or Bar- 1cst of osc' who dcst'ne holor for hc
time and factors have been enabled to ( d D worth of their principles and conduct: and
realize an improvement of Me Sales for .' t who will best serve to promote the per-
j j .. . . ... 1 . .
I weclcs since several of them were con- niancm csianusumciii ot those principles not room for the congressional news an.!!
I. .. .. . 11:11 i.i ...:..i.. t In the coming contest for the Prcsiden-'n nntt r ) ..... fi-... -vi: .. .
icnaing mai uiueriiuu .uiiuiuiy u-un o - -- - - -.. uui mcuui 'i lie -
elected; although he lias been beaten over cy wc hope to make the Northern Stan- publication of long documents interferes-:':
... ..... .. ffnrd nnf fif flip mnsr pfTirirnf nftlio nil- ..li.. :i. i r. i-
y.wUii votes and nicy nau at- inc lime - -uum uu un: j.iruii 01 a rnper. Mill nir '
two" thirds of the returns' and
Good-Fair- - -Good
and Fine -
53-1. rt G
-71-S a 71-4
73 a bccn able to calculate within
should have vocatcs ofthc rights and interests of the reader would wish to lose the perusal V
1 500 of the Grcat Mas3CS ot"lho People and shall ad- 'so important a ddcuincnt as a PrcsidentiaK-r4 -
remainder. The Telegraph which dared vocatc tho election or the candidate Sclcc-mcagc ; time of war to get am thins
to presume mat Licni -v oou naa a mojor- i-" . -in--. -....-..... v..-u.-miii cjje;
55 k?uHcrA' .-.- -
Krftfe . -AC-y r-
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De Morse, Charles. The Northern Standard. (Clarksville, Tex.), Vol. 5, No. 37, Ed. 1, Saturday, January 8, 1848, newspaper, January 8, 1848; Clarksville, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth80673/m1/2/: accessed June 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History.