Texas State Gazette. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 50, Ed. 1, Saturday, August 2, 1851 Page: 2 of 8
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TEXAS STATE GAZETTE.
THE STATE CjAZETTE.
H. E. iRlyMTJBR. Ed.tor;-J. W HAMPTON Awodalo Editor.
i ' JubTfN SATURDAY AUGUST 2 1851
' Fir tievcifler. -
r. i i i . .. ir n.t TCvPcnftflMnaannmlirlntn for Gov-
r-"0 tiro niunoriEL-u iohuuuhiwd un. - 1 --
mr. Kli-niinn in Anmisl ncxl.
CiiAMiin$ ns ft'cnn-
Governor of Texas.
ernor. iiuotton in auuusi nexi.
AY'o nro authorized to nnnounoo General Thomas J. Cii
dtaftt'tf. nttlio nnnronolilnir Aiirrust olootlon for the office ot
M Wo nro authorized lo nnnounoo Colonel M. T. Johnson as a candidate for
Governor nt the next August oluction.
Wo ore authorized to announce Col. P. Haksmiouoii Beta as a candidate
for reelection io tho office of Gowrnor at tho ensuing goneral election in August.
Vo nro authorized to announce tho Hon. E. M. Peask as a candidato for the
office of -Governor n( tho next August election
- Wo aro nuthorlzcd to announce Col. John A. Gbefii as a candidato for tho
office of Governor at the ensuing olcotlon In August noxt. ( '
' Wo ore authorized to announce Major James S. Gillet as a candidato for
Lieutenant-Governor at tho next August election.
Wo nro outhorixed 'o n"nounco tho Hon. James W Hendekson ns a candi-
dato for Lieutenant-Governor at tho ensu ng August election.
We aro authorlt'od to iinnounco the Hon. Chaoi.es G.Keenan ns a candidate
for Lieutenant-Governor at the appronching August election. (
Wo aro authorized to announce the Hon. M i rrni as Ward as a candidato for
Lieutenant-Governor at tho ensuing election in August.
Wc are authorized to announce Hon. John liFiiriuu.ns a candidate for Chief
Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas Election In August next.
'We arc authorized to announce lion. Abner S. Lipscomb as n candidate foi
jLtiotialc Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. Election in August next.
W'c are authorized lo announce lion 11 T. Wiirklgr as a candidate for Asso
kale Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. Election in August next.
Wo nro authorized to announce tho Hon. James Webb n enndiduto for Jlaso-
eiate Justice of tho Supremo Court of Texas at tho ensuing August election.
Wo aro authorized to announce Capt. G. K. Lewis as a candidate to ropre
ent'tlio Western District of Toxns in the Congress of tho United States.
Wo nro authorized to announce Gen. Iltfon MoL-kod us a enndidate at the
next August election to represent tho Western District of Texas in tho Con-
' gross ot uio.unueu ohhor.
. Wo art authorized to'announoo II. N. Potter Esq. of Galveston as a can'
!i.!nn lo reiircscnt the Western District of this State in Concress.
Wo nro authorized to nnnounoo the Hon. William Mknkfee of Fnyotte
county ns a candidate at the ensuing August election to represent tho West-
ern Congressional District of Texas in the Congress of the United States.
;Wo aro authorized to announce Col. VolvisY E. Howabtj as a candidate at
the ensuing August election to represent tho Western Congressional District
of Toxns in mo u-ongress oi nio unucu amies.
For Commissioner of the General LandoiUce.
Wo aro authorized to announce Cant. Stephen Crosby tho present Chiof-
Clerk in tho Genornl Lnndofllce as n cundidnto for Commissioner of the General
Landojfice at tho ensuing election in August.
Wo aro uuthoris'od to. announce Col. Titos. Wm. Ward as a candidato for
jh office of Commissioner of the General Landojfice ut the ensuing August elec
. For Judge of tlio Second Judicial District
Wo nro authorized to announce William H. Gordon Esq. of Gundalupo
county us a candidate nt tho approaching August election lor Judge ol th
Second Judicial District
Wo uro authorized to announce tho Hon. M. A. Doolky. of Now Brnunfels as
a cunuidato lor Judge oi tlio aecomuumcmi .District at tno August election.
I We aro authorized to announce John Hancock. Esq. of Austin ns a enndi
"jdatefor Judge of the Second Judicial District at the noxt August election.
For the State Legislature.
A. J. Hamilton Esqr. will bo supported for ascatin the Houso of Repre
sentatives from Travis county at tlio August election by MAN Y VOTERS.
y Goneral Edwaup Burleson at tho earnest solicitation of many friends lias
r onscnieu iu uucumu u i-uiuuuuiu iu iuuacfii. m iuu 11u.11 xieKismiurc me oona
torinl District composed of tlu counties of Trnyis Hays and Gillespie.
Wo aro. authorized to nnnonnco Joscm Lee Esq.. as a candidato to represent
tho'Colii'ty of Travis in the lower Houso of tho noxt Legislature.
Wo nro authorized to onnounoo Hon. E. M. JMillican of Brazos county ns
a candidato to roprosont tho l'lth Senatorial District composed of tho counties
of Milam Robortson Leon. Brnzos Williamson Burleson Bell and McCIcnun
in tbotnext Legislature. Election in August noxt.
By E. W. Wiloy No. 57 Camp street New Orleans is n duly authorized
agent for tho Texas State Gazette in that city to receive subscriptions and ad-
vertisements and receipt for thosnmo.
ny M. BLYTHE IRWIN is an authorized agent for the Toxns Stato Ga
ifctto empowered to recoivo subscriptions and advertisements and receipt fo
moneys duo the office.
Jggr Tho runaway negro who murdered Mr. and Mrs. 'Wil-
liam Baker in this vicinity on tho 11th tilt. was apprehended
near tho city on tho morning of tho 26th nit. lie was tried dn
tlio same day by a jury ot twelve slaveholders and his guilt
'Going apprtront and unquestionable he was executed in the
presence of a largo concourse of spectators.
63gT Tfo feeljgreatly indobtedly to our friend Capt. Hall
of tho Orleans JJLouso for a treat of ice on Thursday evening
last. It was' from a lot tho Captain had brought up by stage
tVvm TTnnormi 'find in most rrnitofnl to rim Tinlnr.A rhoan "ninin
hot" days. .
jiggr "Wo have had laid upon our table two samples of brick
from two soparato kilns recontly manufactured in this city by
A. H. Cook and Lamar Moore Esore. These samples show
conclusively that good briek can bo made hero ; for as regards
' beauty of finish weight and solidity they will compare favor-
ably with tho best brick made in tho South. The result of these
experiments aro tho moro gratifying in consequence of the high
price nituerto paio. uy our citizens ior uuumng materials.
. gggT' It is stated in the Zone tm that Col. Grant tho mail
contractor on tho lino from Houston to this city has had his
pay increased four thousand dollars per annum nnd most of tho
lines remitted j which were imposed for failures during .tho bad
Weather and high waters of last spring. This liberality of tho
Posrraaster-Gonoriil is richly monted by tho importance of tho
service involved and tho great and pereoveriner efforts of Col.
Grant to do for tho public all that his contract required.
Wo aro pleased to learn also that the'Col. has put another su-
perior now coach on this lino which makes tho accommodation
as cjomploto and comfortablo as tho traveling public could desire.
- EST It is rumored that a numbor of tlio merchants of Hous-
ton havo taken tho opposition lino of stages of Mr. Brown with
a view pf establishing a permanent lino of stages and wagons
for travel and transportation between Houston and this citv.
T hoy propose to run their stages through in two days and their
transportation wagons in four days striking tho Colorado first
at Bastrop with branch lines to Brenham ana La Grange. Such
'an entcrpriaqwillboa great public convenience and wo wish
its projectors much success. Tlio genrJeinon engaged in it are
tv sufficient; guaranty that the. lino will bo efficiently conducted.
0r Creditors Agate
Wo publish to-day tholcircular addressed by tlio commit lee of the
creditors of Texas eomnoscdef. Gen. J. Hamilton of South Cnrolirm
John W. Houston of Dolnware add Charles Ellis of Virginia to their
i From this it will be seen that n: meeting of the creditors is appoint-
ed for tho 15th day of September next at which it is expected to ilhite
upon some proposition to the State and to organize plans of operation
to insure its acceptance by the Legislature of Texas or some Impor-
tant modifications of the plan contemplated by former legislatures
and sanctioned by the universal sentiment ol the State.
The object of certain creditors of Texas is to indiico her to recede
from tbp priuciple of scaling her debt and recognize it at its full va!u
and the balance after paying out the ten millions to be paid in lands;
the result of which would be to leave us landless and moneyless with
the condoling reflection that this enviable condition of things had been
brought about not in fatiefying the just demands of thoie who in the
timely aid rendered to Texas obeyed a generous impulse and were in-
fluenced by lofty and unselfish motivet not in recompensing the sol-
dier who dared and suffered in the holy cause of a nation's freedom:
not in providing comfort and even brend for the widows and children
of those who sealed their devotion to Texas with their livqs but to
satisfy tho demands of men who came forward to encumber us with
help when we did not need it stimulating our Government to incur ex-
penses and contract debt upon ruinous terms themselves the operators
and beneficiaries of the scheme. In tho progress of this matter we
may have occasion to refer to facts and to speak out names. Tn those
days as well as new there were medlers lavish both of their advice
and services for a consideration mon who came in crowds to help us
when the danger was past and left us " gorged with the relics of suc-
cess." To insure the entire success of their speculations they em-
ployed every means and exhausted every expedient to effect ihc pas-
sage of Penrce'sbill ; not as a great uationul measure to restore peace
among an alienated and divided people but solely to secure for thetn-
belves tho lion's share of the spoils. They did not stop to enquire il
the proposition was for the benefit of Texas it was enough for them
to think their own interest promoted by it and it was submitted to
tho people ef the State coupled with the alternative of a most disas-
trous condition of things in the event of its rejection. A stato of things
so fearful to contemplate that acquiescence was regarded as a duty
nnd the magnitude of tho advantage or the sacrifice was never estima-
ted. That was only tho first act in the drama ; and the movement
of the plot since has been a pertinacious effort to create in Texas a
popular sentiment and feeling in favor of paying them according to
the nomination of their bonds by parading the extent and disinterest-
edness of their interest in the success of Texas and sermonizing upon
the iniquity of only doing them justice and threatning us with the
deep reproach which will attach to us as a people in the event we
should fail to act up to their fastidious notions of honor. The people
of Tqxas must feel themselves in a sad and trying dilemma threatened
on the one hand with the awful displeasure of her bondholders men
who did us the signal service of selling us at three times their value
rotten steamships or magnanimously speculated upon the neces-sities
perhaps the helpless infirmities of the gallant but improvident soldiers
who stood by the cause of Texas in the hour of her sorest trial ; and
on tho other with utter bankruptcy and ruin. They are not a people
whom danger appals and we should not be surprised if they summon-
ed the pluck to brave the indignation of this horde of sharpers.
"Tho far and ncar'tho bullets hiss
They've seen a bloodier hour than this."
The proposed meeting for the 15th of Soptember we have no doubt
is for tho purpose of arranging the plans of operations and providing
tho means for their prosecution next yinter when if we err not pow-
erful efforts will be rrtado to influence the Legislature to adopt their
scheme of payment and with it perhaps some magnificent system ol
enterprise iu the end to strip us of every foot of our public domain.
The campaign we have no doubt will be well arranged and committed
to the direction of active and able men and the Legislature should be
well prepared to encounter the movement. There has been throughout
the State an unmistakeable demonstration of opinion opposed to every
form and degree of modification in the principle of paying our debt.
The settled purpose of the people of the State is to pay the value of
what they received and nothing moro. To pay one cent beyond that
either in land or money would bo either an undeserved gratuity or an
acknowledgement of the unfairness of the plan of adjustment now so
generally approved by tho State. If our creditors are anxious to re-
ceive a portion of their debt in land let us adopt that of payiuc: them
one-half in cash and tho other in lands at tho reduced valuation of
fifty cents per acre not tho face of their claims but ther value ascer-
tained according to the principle assumed and already to a great extent
acted upon by the State. Connected with the plan of payment pro-
posed by the State there aro many and infinitely various subordinate
schemes for the appropriation of the balance of the ten millions ; and
all of them will havo their friends and their opposers. The unsettled
state ot puliuo opinion upon this branch of the question will seriously
embarrass tno next .Legislature in adopting any definite plan in relation
to her debt and we. aro not prepared to say but that the next Legis-
lature had better confine itself to ascertaining with clearness and cer-
tainty many things important to be known before final action is taken
than with hot haste to enter upon and dispose of a business which re-
quires ample deliberation and full research. A legislature sitting ninety
days with other current business cannot do more than make the ne-
cessary investigations and in that time can to no reliable extent de-
termine the best and mos". acceptable application of the sum remaining
nfter tho payment of the debt. This is a matter of too much import-
ance for crude or hasty legislation and wo are inclined to the opinion
thatu delay of two years would result in lesu injury than would in
all probability arise from unwise and illy digested enternrises. A few
nunureu tnousancl dollars might be appropriated with immediate ad-
vantage to the improvement of Our principal rivers and this wc hope
mujr uu uuiiu uul uoyuuu mis wo uiuiK ii u De erring at an it would
be on the side of safety and wisdom to postpone ahy final action in
regard to the payment of our debt or the appropriation of any large
portion of the ten millions to a future Legislature before whom a full
report of every fact important to be known could be laid enquired into
and ascertained if need be by a committee of their own body or a
commission raised otherwise sitting during tho recess. We have no
doubt if tho principle of adjusting our debt strictly according to tho
rate it was issued at were applied in all cases our debt would be re-
duced at least $500000 below the present amount and bv so doino-.
only can wo conform fully to the princip'e upon which we havo an-
nounced our purpose to act. A reinvestigation would certainly do no
harm and its result oven if varying little or not at all from that of the
Auditor and Comptroller would inspire general confidence and satis-
faction. Wo do not mean to be understood as implying any distrust
of tho manner in which these officers havo acted for wo think none
could havo done better but from the vague provisions of the law they
were compelled to adopt certain general principles for their guidance
which might bo just in tho majority of cases but utterly unfair and
uujusi ill uiuuy uiuvis.
On Monday next in tho exorcise ot a fundamental political
privilege tho people of tho Stato will signriy their choice ot the
Lji..:n.n'ia .rf. vrt fiir tlm nniuiiiiff coiiBtittitionai term to ad
minister the three great departments of our State government:
the executive the Judiciary and the legislative. 7nn contest
1.1. n. '.- ..i.rmf fr. r.inof. flm nress has a delicate and
&SF Wo regret to learn thut tho cotton hnll wm ina
monced its ravages in somo.portions of tho counties on Lavaca
and Matagorda bays. Tlio nlantors in flint mo-; -- u!
witJi unusually flattering prospects of a largo crop and we hopo
the serious damagoapprehonded from tliis early appearance of
no worm may not bo realized.
i.m..i. i-l- 1 e TtfVw tnnntf'fl nllUStlOllS OI bttltC DOUCV.
and no gciferal political principles being involved in the canvass
it is reduced to a naked question of individual merit or personal
preference. It is true that there is a whig candidato ior Gover-
nor in tlio field but he we presume has never in a sanguine
moment been deluded with tho hope of success. His purpose
in ontcring the canvas was wo suppose to oftect n nilly nnd
organization of the whig party to bring them out from among
the Gentiles and establish himself as tlio standard bearer ot his
party. Either this or he seeks to establish a claim upon his
party now in power in the federal government by this act of
self sacrificing devotion to its principles. It is his unquestioned
privilege to clo this and thus far wo cordially wish him good
luck and an ample reward. From the superior disciplmo of
the whig party in this State the democracy might learn a profit-
able lesson' and introduce a moro efficient organization among
themselves. They cannot do so too soon fur the day is not dis-
tant when it will bo mado necessary by the well ordered strength
of their opponents.
There is a grave responsibility attached to tho election privi-
lege and wo hope there will be a manifestation by the people
of Texas that they are properly impressed with its importance
itnd that they will give a significant evidence of the fact by
elevating to office the most worthy and capable.
(CT We learn from a gentleman just in from the llio Grande that
Gen. Chambers will receive a fair vole in that region for Governor
and that MeLeod will certainly get a large majority for Congress a
fact which seems so well and concurrently authenticated that it is
impossible to discredit it. Let those in other portions of the District
who regard tho re-election of Ilowurd as naught with danger to the
State who believe him to be an uimife depository of such high inter-
ests girt on every side as he is by damning suspicion" only rally with
an unbroken front in the support" of MeLeod and his election is cer-
tain and a well deserved judgment of condemnation entered agajnst a
faithless public servant.
The whigs of Ohio have given in their adhesion to Gen. Scott
and united with the great Stale of Pennsylvania in nominating
him as their presidential candidate for 1852. Mr. Fillmore and
his peripatetic cabinet seem to have been distanced by the free
soil wing of their party in spite of all their electioneering tours
and speeches. Wo do not suppose for a moment that the great
whig wire workers the acouchers of this movement will pre-
tend that Gem Scott is as great a statesman or would make us
good a President as Clay Webster or Fillmore; but he is
adopted simply because he is regarded as tho most available.
Ilis great military achiovments constitute an element of strength
suuieii wiui nun uy iiu uuiur prominent inomoer oi tne wing
party upon which they can ground a preference as little offen-
sive to the self-respect of others as possible. In tho present dis-
turbed condition of parties it may be plainly insisted that to
insure them success the introduction of such sin nlmnont. "o Vn.
cessary and on that account Gen. Scott is to be preferred to t
other and far abler mon of the party. Be it so. There is no fk
whig not even Seward whose defeat Avould afford us moro R
gratification complicated as he has permitted himself to become r
with the free-soil principles of his party. We have never been
disposed to withhold from Gen. Scott the meed due to his
brilliant military career but we honestly believe there are five
hundred men in every State in the Union who would mako a
better President. Ilis character involves some strange and
evon ludicrous contradictions : in camp a general of vast and
ready resources of comprehensive and difficult combinations on
the field of battle equal to every emergency " commanding
aiding animating all ;" hut strip him of his sword and arm him
with a nen. and ho is transformed into a nednnr. mul n fl-wl .; I
up common sense and the English language with as little cere-
mony as he did the Mexicans at Chapultapec and Molino ob
noxious all the time to the bitter sarcasm preferred against I
Demosthenes that "he had a greater regard for printing hisg
jujjiuuo uiuu iui luu Diuvuuuu ui vjl uuuf. VvOnClUSlVG aS tllO
objection to Gen. Scott is derived from a conviction of his want
of administrative capacity there are others in his recent asso-
ciations witli tho free-soil party to render it impossible for any
man with true southern feelings and instincts to support him.
He is the nominee of a section of the whig party who are bent
on making tho slavery agitation a chief element in the approach-
ing presidential election; and who trust to the strong military
iustincts of the American people to support him regardless of
the danger and the reproach involved in his success.
These notes of preparation on tho part of tho whigs should be
mot bv corresponding activitv and ze.il on tW. nfhn. 7....
and an enlarged and closely arrayed organization on their part' I
Since the last presidential election circumstances have trans-W
pireu naviiig tne enecr oi alienating some portions of tho doino
friitif. nnvf-.v ftavrn nflmva Tlioon Unr.-:- i 1 i .
w. ....- r.v vvo. xwo viioouuuuiiB wu Biioum at one.
7"" --" V..U5W1.UH uj uiuifcuigii lugeuier again un-f
dor the onsrmal prinemloR of tlm nnvf.v W;tin n.S a
gamzation and that too before the meeting of the Democratic
Convention wo will have great difficulty in uniting the party hh'
." m. .-"-..".w .mu ju giuuwsi-uuuuuny in electing
linn. 11ns course is rendered tho moro especially necessary iM
view of tho fact that there are many prominest membeis of tU '
democratic party whoso names havo been put forward witl
more or less solemnity as candidates for tho nomination. Gen
CaSS ha8 manv Warm RimnnrrnrH an lino "M T..-!.. Til".
wik .ri nr :..fj: m? w"" """"" v
m uuuuiujr uuu ixr. JJ.UUB1011. J.110 name of Ulr. Douglass
Illinois is nlfio umoA livliia '..miln i jii. ii.i. ...? i .
----- - --fc" "j ' ""J"0 "iiu wmi unit quiec son- c
confidence calculated to favor tho belief that ho may bo tli
lucky man. He is a statesman of high talents young and enc
getic uniting as many elements of strength as the stronges
and as has been said. trmiTilwl witii ...a.--.i. i.i...in.
Without disparaging the merits or tho claims of tho other di
tmguished gentlemen mentioned in connection with the. nom
nation there is no ono to whom wo would render a moro chee
Iiu and cordial sunnoi't. titan KrnnliATi a ri.DH :ni.J
receive tlm nrymiimtirm rvt'tlin Ti.. . i -i..?i. i '
.. VL uu .icijiuwuiju kjuii vention.
OS3 "I knOW QllOllSrhnhnnr. tlm nrnrlA ' mmn.1.n ...-.:. .
dcrstaud that one? s conduct is often censured by tho very person'"
WOllIrl Mnvpnlincnl ; !i-.l . 1...1 .... '
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