Texas State Gazette. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 35, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 16, 1853 Page: 2 of 8
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dltfrlOP AUSTIN APRIL 10 1853.
aIs?! wfflr'e nu't.wfcu to nnnounco IhoUinno of C3EOIIWE W. SWKTtK of Jnipcr
'gift a?ifoudMate for Governor l tho eWilngAttgujt clocllon.
tS&We w nutliorlMi! to nnnounco ifconamo of JON IV. JBANOX of l'nyctto County as
J$rtC5u(l(iat for Governor at Uio ewuing August election.
-Tt5?T Wo ma authorlicil to nnnounco tlie Hon. DAVIK C. DICKSON of Grimes
connty a csndlJMe for Lieutenant-Governor nt the ensuing Atijrmt election.
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"' Z3T AdvcrtlHar Sco Mr.nuffau'i tplcndiil nrrajr of Uruffi Stedltlnu Ac. No wonder Buff.
U on tlie highway to fortiyio nt railway speed ho timleratnixls the secret of advertising. lly tho
.Tray ho Iibs-IaM upon our iabo this week a number of Into novels nnd nlthough we do not rend
ueli publications many pcrions hereabouts do nnd nich can find n very full niuortniciitat Mr.
D'': ti.i well m n l.iroo stock of valuable standard nnd School Hooks. 1'urclinnern of lotx In tho
'town of Iteliton would do well" to observe the advertisement of Mr. StlcVney on
i that subject.
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TO THE UEMOCKACY OF TEXAS.
r The- Convention of DelegAtex of the Dcmocrntlo pnrty of tho Stnto of Te.tnf which wns
lipolnted to bo holdciV nt Austin on tho 22nd dny of February last hnvlnir fulled to nssemblo
i jniithe dcslttiiated tlmo nnd place nnd It now appearing the Botiernl wish of the party Hint ntioth-
tr Cdnrcntlon bo called for the purpose of nominntlnft democratic candldntcs for tlifi respective
ojlce's of Governor Lieutenant-Governor etc. to be voted for nt the gcncrul election lu August
... Tho Dcnjocratlo Ptato (Jeptrnl Committee having In view what appear to bo tho will of tho
Democratic party throughout tho State and desirous of promoting Its harmony nnd tho concen-
tration pf Its voto upon tlioso most likely to bo tho choice of tho wliole party In tho State re-
spectfully and earnestly recommend Hint tho Democratic citizens of tho several counties meet
In their primary assemblages and appoint delegates to represent them In a State Convention to
'convene nt Wnshlngjon on tho Ilrnios On Wednesday tho 10th day of June next to consult to-
Kother and unite In tho nomination or Democratic candidates for the several Btnte offices to be
fillcdnt the next general election. AV. 1). M1M.EU
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'Austin April 4 1S53
ChaU-'n DemocrtiUo State Cenfl Com.
-137 Mapu of AllRiln City with iccompanylnc tables showing the vacant Iotc the
names of told lots and dimensions of all them. The said maps and tables have been carefully
-compared with tho original records of tho Government.- Apply at this Offlce nnd at tho Gene-
ral Landofflce to 1-t It. CltEUZIIAOlt.
aCU1" !Thc agent for. Texas' of the American Bible Society has
deposited at tho Gazette office in Austin a largo number of Bibles and
'.Tesfampnfs and Psalms for sale at the society 'a prices freight added.
Among tho lot are somo elegantly bound family Bibles handsome
pocket Bibles. Testaments and Paslms in moroco gilt &c These'
j'booksnre sold so low that alm6st any one can afford to buy them.
;h0" A notice has-been posted about the streets calling a meeting
'.oftlio democracy of Travis county to assemble at the Swisher House
Bt3 q'efock this evening for the purpose of appointing delegates to
.tho Jtatc Convention at Washington on the 16th June. We hope
oudemocratid friends in tho city and county will make it a point to
..vattend-tho meeting; the object is nn important one to us as a party
arfd iri' the accomplishment of which every i
"ual interest. Let there be a full meeting.
democratic voter has an
' wlt3" Wo this week announce Dr. David C. Dickson late Speaker
of. the House of Representatives a candidate for tho office of Lieu
tenant-Governor. If a ''convention is convened at Washington we
..Iiavo no doubt Dr. Dickson will submit-to the action of that body
and if nominated bvit will be triumphontly elected. He is a geu-
tloman of the sternest integrity a sound democrat possessing talents
that would enable him to adorn the officeof Lt. Governor.
tEP" The articles in to-day's paper from the Tyler Telegraph
and Nacogdoches Chronicle on the subject of the August elections
afd'cbnjmended to the attention of our readers. We are truly glad to
jMoltluit 'the press of the -State is taking this matter in hand and the
.peopje too in some quarters seem to be aroused to its importance.
Aithe meeting in Jackson county the nominees Messrs. Lytle and
'Wfiit'e made u full aud explicit declaration of their viowe on the im-
portant subjects of State policy now agitating the public mind and
their views meeting tho approbation of tlie people present their nom-
inations were re-affirmed by acclamation. This i3 what wo consider
intelligent and efficient action on the partof the people; and if the
example thus set is followed up throughout tho State we need have
no;fearsthnt the action Of the next legislature will not bo such as the
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people desire and the interests of the State demand.
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"t ff" 'l1r correspondent " Reform" has called our attention to se'v-
eral erors -which escaped our notice in -the articles published in favor
of a Cbnveiuiou to amend the State Constitution. In his first com-
munication) second column and thirty-third line from top the word
'i.revercnco 'is -printed for severance. In his Seconal article fifth pai-
asraph there is an Omission. The sentence should read " The nai-
' u&l'.cotisequcuce of much writing or speaking is that something will
hesaid:or;vrittou which. might Well be omitted." Iu tho e.lghth para-
graph the indefinite article "a" is used for the before Federal Gov-
erniiient";( arid in the tenth paragraph the word "great" should read
If our correspondent
Such errors shall -not occur again.
-yAvill write a leetle plainer ho- will oblige the compositor
W(f5-: Tlie Indians.are'becoming decidedly hostile and daring in their
dep;edat)ons on the frontier along the Upper Brazos. On the 27th
f'Marcli Maj: Sibley had a lifitpiilc'y with the Wacoes and more re-
cently a party of .Wichitas having come in at Fort Belknap were
-jxdetained as prisoner? two.- being sent back to bring in some' stolen
. .horses. At night the chief after murdering his own wife and child
. ferosejipon the guard? with all his warrjors nine in number. The sen-
tirieUon guard was instantly killed and another soldier wounded ; the'
'll&erAyas lulled but .all' his warriors escaped. This shows that the
Simians ajo driven to the'exfreme of desperation and we may expect
bloody work on the frontier .
$a.03PT Among the appointments made by Mr. Pierce and confirmed
. AAbyjtho Seuate we.notice that of Col; Sainuel D. Hay of Ilnntsville
t;ajiiited States District-Attorney'" ftJrthq district of Texas. No np-
ppinyriient yet made by ta President will give more satisfaction
j'&rogPg iho appointdo's constituents than thisone; Col.. Hay is an
estimable gentleman .a good lawyer and a sound democrat possessing
' ';asa man of integrity the implicit confidence of all who know him.
'.i?" Ben P. Jphnson our present Postmttater has boen ro-nominatod to tho
Senate uud confirmud as postmaster in this cily.
ftt53r A largo public mooting of th citizens of Jackson pounty wns held nt
iTejann on the 4tli instapt rit which 4fmes T. Lytlo Esq. of Lavaca Vas
nomiridtcd a candidate to represent the listrict composed of Viotorfa Calhoun
Jnfisoti Goliad Do Witt niil LnVaca in tho Scnnto of tha ripxt Legislaluro i
Bnatjtho(Bamjj meeting tho Hon.F. M. White was nominated for ltcpresen-
(&tivV "from Jackson nnd Calhoun counties Both Rentfemen were present
'at thotioetiny and modo speeches accir;rting.tha nominations. '' '-
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Unity of sentiment and concert of notion n reatiinesi to saorlflco privato
v6r local .schemes upon tho altar of publio good an enlarged and liberal spirit
ot state pride are indlsponsabjo to tho healthy growth nnd permanent pros-
perity of all countries but mora especially n new country liko Texas with
her vast and rich territory yet much ol1 it unsettled her mineral resources un-
developed and hoi political and social condition 'scarcely defined. In this
work tho newspaper press of Toicns has nn Important n(oncy to perform and
to our Cotompornrios of the'rirds" iii tins Stato wo address those remarks.
It is n universally admitted fuel that tho nowspapors of Texas wiold n groat.
cr influence at homo and abroad than uny other single interest in tho Stato
nnd we are proud'to say. that with probably a singlo exception they nro tho
staunch advocates of h pure religion sound morality n strict enforcement of
tho laws of tho land; nnd a general diffusion of tho benefits of schools nnd
colleges. In theso things they are united their voice is ns a unit ; but in wlint
else 1 All with tho exception of two whig papors nnd n fow neutrals nro or
profess to bo democratic in politics; nil claim to bo tho warm advocates of in-
ternal improvements and tho commercial advancement of tho State goncrnily ;
yet on these very important questions tho tono of our press is anything but
gratifying anything but what it should bo. Thoro is a spirit of sectionalism
displayed a disposition evinced not only to build up localintorcsts nnd enter-
prizes in preference to such as would bo State-wido in thoir beneficial results
but efforts tiro not unfrequcntly made to disparage tho importance and discou-
rago the prosecution of important undertakings ior tho simple reuson that
they will not advance solely and directly the intorests of a particular section
of the Stnto. Let us in a spirit of tho utmost kindness refer to a few instances
of this poHoy dud wo do so not to raise our voico in censure but to call tho
attention of bur editorial brethren to a subject which has probably oscoped their
notice nnd which in our opinion is doing much to prejudice tho substantial
interest? of tho whole Stnto androjard hor growth and prosperity.
Tho Victoria Mvocate in an artiolq advocating tho adoption of tho River
Bill by tho people doubts tho expediency of many of -tho railroad projects in
tho State. " 'I wo or three lines of the many proposed'' 'continues that paper
"would bo advantageous to tho public interest ; ono of which tho San Anto-
nio and Mexican Gulf railroad wo deem tho most important." Now it is not
strange that tho editor of the Advocate considers the road which is to run
through hit town an important enterprizc but ihat it is the " most important in
tho Stnto" all will not agree; for ti cotempornry in tho east speaking of the
abovo road says it is to begin lat no-whe'ro on tho gulf and run through a
sparsely settled region of country by no means tho'best in tho State terminat-
ing nt a point on tho confines- of civilization and productive industry" nnd
tho writer therefore protests against tho means of the State being givoh in aid
of Btichnn entcrprize. I5oth of theso editors cannot bo right. The San An-
itonjo nnd Gulf road is certainly an important entorprizo ; it is to begin at n
small but excellent liarbor on the Gulf and traverso n rich region of land set
tled up by n thriving and industriousagricultural population; tho road should
and doubtless will bo built but then it cannot be considered " tho most impor-
tant road " contemplated in tho State. The idea that this road can bo made a
chain in tho great national railway from tho Atlantic to. tho Pacific ha3 no
plausibility ; it is as impracticable as is tho idea of tlio Mvocate that Pass Ca-
balo can be made thu "inlet" to nccommodnto "tho trado of New Mexico
and Chihuahua and ultimately of the Indies by tho way of' California." Tho
pass nt Galveston and the harbor there are by many considered incapable of ac
commodating thjs vast trade and yet tho advantages of tho " Island City" in
this respect are by gonoral consent far superior to tlioso of any other port in
Texas. Ilonce a joad from Galveston Bay into the interior striking towards
El Paso is bj many considered tho most important road in tho Stato. And
how has this cnterprizo boen treated by its friends or those who should bo its
friends? The citizen of Houston finding that no efforts wero' likely to be
made at Galveston to begin a road at that city to penctrato tho interior organ-
ized under Gon. Allsn's Gnlvestpn and Red River charter and vigorously
commenced efforts to build nbranoh of that road to Austin and the main trunk
through central Texas in tho direction of Red River. They candidly admitted
thnt they did not expect tho terminus of tho road to romain long at Houston
but that they expected its early extension to tho coast at Galveston its natu-
ral terminus. Notwithstanding all this; o'ur Galveston friends would not only
not aid tho onterprizo by oven as cheap n commodity ns-good words but two
pf our cotomrjoraties of that city sought all convenient occasions to " throw
cold water " upon tho oiTbrts of the friends of tho Houston road. They wero
so entirely engrossed with their efforts to fasten upon thu Stale tho adoption
of thoir own peculiar plan of avast schemo of roads to bo built by tho Stnto
all centering at Galveston ( a plan utterly impracticable and which so far ns.
wo are a'dvised had not a single advocato in tho last legislature) that they
were disposed rather to ridicule any and every other project. And another
of our Galveston cotemporaries aji advocate of tho River Bill threatens that
if the friends of railroads do'not voto for tho adoption of tho appropriation to
tho rivers tho friends of tho latter meagure will unite to defeat h-renUer aliy
State aid to railroads. In turn upon tho announcement being made that Col.
Lucy had commenced tho survey of his rond from Galveston td Houston and
that " tho capital for the construction of this rond" was already secured and
that the onterprizo would " certainly be pushed forward with promptness" the
Houston Telegraph plays back upon his Galveston cotemporaries by saying
'' We have serious doubts whether tho work will be commenced if Mr Lacy
depends upon capital from New York and Now Orleans to build tho road.
Wo have information from somo of tho' acquaintances of Mi. 'Lacy that he
cannot control enough capital in either of theso cities to build a milo of the
Now we pat the question to our cotemporaries nbovo referred 'o. Is such a
course either wise politic or patriotic! If when the friends of railroads in
oilier parts of the State are willing to grant nid to Ihe Saa Antonio and Gulf
road is it wisor kind fa the friends of that road to depreciate (he importance
of olher roads in the State and endeavor to defeat their construction '! If roads
are built from Hou.ston into ihe interior and.central regions of the State is. not
Galvestoa greatly benefitted thereby as well as the wliole State 1 And even i(
the road is never extended to Galveston bay is it patriorlic in the press of that
city to use their exertions to defeat an enierprize which if successful would
confer immense benefits upon the whole State by incroasing'its' population and
adding immensely to its woalth and taxable resources'? Why likewise should
the press of Houston circulate ill reports in regard to the prospect of the comple-
tion of the road.from Galveston to Houston 1 Col. Laceymay'not be n reliable
gentleman in business matters but we had the a surance lroin him when leaving
this city in February that he had the capital at his command and would com-
plefe the road from Galveston to. Houston as soon ns money could build it ; and
until he abandons the project we shall not despair of his success. All we can
do or say to nid him ihall be cheerfully done. '
Thus we seejlthat instead of the friends of internal improvements all pulling
together at the same end of the traces they are vigorously engaged" in pulling
at opposite ends each Section of the State cheek-mating the other rendering
all hope of effecting the completion of any one of the works contemplated
extremely difficult and doubtful.
The same difficulties and contrariety of views prevail in regard to our politi-
cal organization. Notwithstanding we have five or six candidates in the field for
Governor rendering almost certain the election of a whig if a popular candi-
date of that party shall take the field yet we find it almost impossible togetthe
parly to organize and prepare for the contest. Some say Texas is so decidedly-
democratic ihat there is no need of a Convention or formal organization; oth-
ers do not liko ihe materiel of which the Convention is likely to be composed
and a third class do not approve of the pace appointed to hold the Convention.
Thus all efforts at organization and harmonious action nre in danger of being
thwarted entirely nnd the party distractod and embittered toy mere personal
Issues threatened with disastrous defeat.
' Are not these remarks true 1 And in pursuing this course arc the. editors of
ihe Tex s press doing their duly to their country or subserving. the interests of
even their own pariicular sections ol the aiate we thinit not. In efforts to
promote the gpod or tho.whole Slate we nre most likely to promote our own local
interests) no'bensilts infthe &.1y of fmprovtmients inferred upon any part of
the Stale can fall to be felt In nil lis parts. ' p ' '
If we can organize our party ftrul cor.cenlrateits element wo cement ii3
strength tmd insure the permanent nscendeney of itsippnciple-s'
Wc commend this subject to the serious consideration of our cotemporaries
throughout the State. Tho welfare of the whole State"jls doubtless equally dearto
ns all and we can best promote that noble object by united htirmonlous action in
support of all projects to improve and develope its resources nnd we believe
by preserving forever the nscendeney ol democratic principles by the election
of democratic men to all political offices. .'
Qp Tho Annual Convention of the Episcopal Church is to meet
in this city on the firstThitrsday in May next. Delegates aro reques-
ted on arriviiigin this- city to stop at the Swisher House where a
committee will wait upon and conduct them to comfortable quarters
in 'private families.
0--Our worthy Comptroller James B" Shaw Esq. has been for
a week passed dangerously ill and we learn is yet in a critical eon-
dition. " .
Op5-Tho April number of Graham's American Monthly Maga-
zine has'been received and quite attractive in externals and its tablo
of contents. We have not had time to read it.
'The Illustrated Magazine nf Art is a valuable and inretesting
publication by Alexander Montgomery 17 Spruce Street New York:
price 25 cents per number. . .
(Cp- Our dates from New Orleans include the weekly Delta of
the 3d and the weekly Picayune of the dth instant. They contain
but little news of interest."" The New Orleans elections have resulted
iu tho election of nearly all democratic Aldermen. Many appoint-
ments to oflice at Washington are given but none of them are of
general importance. The last advices from Liverpool exhibit a small
advance in the price of cotton. The foreign items from France areas
The Pope wiH crown tho Emperor oh the 10th May. The con-
sent of both Austria and Russia has it is said been obtained to tho
Pope's visit to Paris.
ihe recent policy of France would seem to warrant the belief that
this concession was made in reference to the Emperor Louis Napo-
leon's efforts in the difficulties of Austria with Italy and Turkey to
settle them ar.iicably and to sustain the Austrian and llussian Em-
perors' policy in Europe.
A loan of 12000000 francs has been granted to tho Pope by Em-
peror Louis Napoleon iu order to replenish his exhausted treasury.
The Empress of France is already reported to be in an interesting
It is officially stated that the Emperor did not join in the collective
note addressed to the British Government by tho chief European Pow-
ers demanding the extradition of political refugees.
Q- The editor of the Galveston Journal noticing the appointmeu
of his neighbor Mr. Stuart of the Civilian as collector at Gal-
" As tho nice sense of propriety which has ever'characterisod Mr. Stunri
will now cause him to retire from his connection with tho press as well as
from all active participancy in political matters tho democracy of this State
will sustain a sovero loss by his appointment to oflice."
" The wish was father to that thought" Mr. Journal. A gentle-
man of Mr. Stuart's good sense is very likely to have a just apprecia-
tion of what is proper under all circumstances for him to do ; but wo
hope his good "sense of propriety" is not so very " nico" as to drive
him from the editorial chair of the Civilian. There is no impropri-
ty in his remaining editor of his paper and holding at the same time
ihe collectorship. . " ' '
Op" Mrs. Fillmore. t)0 wjfe 0r ex-President Fillmore died at
Washington City on the 30th ultimo The Washington papers speak
of her in high terms of eulogy as among tlie most amiable and be-
loved ladles "who has ever graced the society of that city. On the
31st Mr. Fjllnlore and family passed through Baltimore with the
corpse of Mrs. F. for interment at Buffalo New York the place of Mr.
F's residence. This sad event has caused Mr. Fillmore to abandon
entirely vhis intended visit to the South.' 3
ICsT Wc have received a prospectus for tho publication. of another newspa-
per at Lavaca to bo called the Lavaca Express Stuart & Swett editors and
publishers. lIn religion' und politics the Express will preserve strict neutrali-
ty" sny the editors. Tho Guadalupe valley will soon be well supplied with pa-
pers one nt Indianola one at Victoria ono ot Gonzales ono at Soguin and
one at New Braunfels. Wo wish them all a prosperous career.
U3r-'The Victoria Advocate says the Bridge over the Guadalupo
at that town has been rebuilt and is now ready for the use of the
traveling public. The same paper also says':
" Quito a valuable settlement is opening on tho west side of tho mouth of
the Guadalupe extending along tho river and Espiritu Santo Bay.' Tho land
is said to be flue fresh water abundant plenty of timber nnd excellent grass
lha Messrs. Mourew JT. 1). Logan Thurmond Ilolbrook niuf others aro
among the settlors'"
K7" The editor of tho Lavaca Commercial says a friend presented him a
plato of ripe Strawberries on tho 0th instant. Thoy wero grown oh Chocolate
near that town. Wo have no doubt as flno Strawborries can bo grown through-
out Western Texas as in any part oT tho world.
tE?" The nomination of Col. BenJUoCulloch as United States Marshal of
Texas has been confirmed by tho Seriate. Tho appointment seems lp giv
general satisfaction throughout the Stato.
03" The Victoria Advocate of the 0th instant says that section of country is
heeding rain very badly and that crops und gardens aro suffering seriously.
23 A call is mado in the last La Grango Monument upon Hon. William J.
Russol to becomo a candidate for Stnto Senator i.n the distrfct composed of
Austin Colorado and Fayette counties; nnd upon Hon. William Menefco for
Representative from Poyotto county.
Hero's your money dolt. Now fell mo why your scoun-
drelly master wroto mo eighteen letters nboufc that 'contempti-
ble sum?" said an exasperated debtor.
t ' lm.8lre Bir ctln 'fc toH sir ; but if you '11 excuse me sir
1 think it wero because seventeen letters didn't fetch it 1 "
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