State Gazette. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 11, No. 29, Ed. 1, Saturday, February 25, 1860 Page: 2 of 4
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IYu lull in u
Indians fn Palo Piatt ' ire .'
WMTiimroi ! I' .' lOlli. 1800.
KWot Qatrllc I
AuMin I s
Di:.n Si Hi pi withi
enclosed you wn llnd npj nf lotlor ro
..ie..i ni thl nines l ill ovenlntr. from Ool.
Samuel 11. Barber reliable gcnltoman il
Palo Pinto county
Pamj Pihto Pub. Oth I860
J. II. l'ri t l: ..
Dbaii Bill : I la'.. I Hi
earliest opportunity of nd dro-nsin : you n I
line! from whloli you will discover thai wi
ro ognin under probably tho greoto 1 1
eitptiiput that we have over been i not thai
wp arp t v - ' ;i- a 1 nil 1 reasonably sop-
DOM but from tho Fat 1 thai tin re bos 1 "
the most hear! :i mini: depN latlo "
tod on the noutU-west border of 1 ir count
that hat evorJieon perpetrated by otirlnd
onoinio. On Tuesday the 7th Inst there
campl'i In limn i.i do 11 '' '"i"'1 "' '''
Martin's attacking soveral htmll li
were defended by bravo spirits ul tho froi
tier; they tueoeedt! I however In a) pn 10
a defbnceloss hnu e ;i wi ' ''' '" "' '"'"' """"
cent females whom Uiej forcod fi m I
homo. A fo 11 n pel inps or I ;
on their trail and traveled bul a fow mill
when they found twool th 1 ca lives 1 cad
one of whom was Ipi 1 ' '
age brntatitj ii in tho persons ol both 1 '
company In puraull becnino 1 much o.ti Iteil
and Snemwod tliat they dol n lined to pur-
ine though having first toti ro oil 11
mnrderod which the) dl ! nn tho morning o
the 8th (ycsl r lays) their fo being mm 1
they scut an press to our town '- r ou 11
.;...;.! .i nhtah trn could not efl'ord oxcept
we had started on foot which would hsyo
been In my conception no auccor al all tho
Indians having at leas! two. days the start.-
What they have dono with the other two
ladies Ood only kovt i ' ' perhaps hnvi
shared tho fal their twoaistci i ere this
timp. They were the daughters "I a Mr.
Ltmley who formerly resided on Iveeebl
The Indians had with them about 30 or In
ttolen hones in I were sup n od lo Ikj ( 1
does by their cui ling tl e citizens In Bnglish.
1 eould give other artii ul 11 -- but this ia au-
thentic and 1 deem ii suffleient.
Vi.m-. in ho lie
SAM1 Bl. 11 BARBER.
Cpon tbe reception ol tho above lcttero
public meeting of the cili ens of Weather
lurduud vieiuitv. was caueu ami- nviu
: had :
tLti fill.. wiiM' 1 r i ei
n 1111: Ill
The meeting : urgamzeu oy tuning j. 11.
Prtnee to tho chair and ap lutin It. J. Me-
DpoUTnotioi) ul D. II Slick Esq thet
man proceeded 1 app In) l"'1" ' l;i':
t. alulkin Jamos V. lrh . C. M. Uollum and
J C Cummin . :. c immitti u to drafl resolu-
tions expressive of In- meeting who aftci
having rcti rod for a short timo reported the
following resolutions '. !ii-:i we're read and
iiparately unauimousl :.! ij ted.
IttuU' '. That we Uuni ivith heartfi II .
row tin' sad Intelligence o the murder ol two
women "an I the captivity ol two othi
Palo Plpto county j that in 0111 .Mini .nit is
lint ono more butcher; i to the list ol
murdors committod bj the India is Rinnorl;
of tin1 llosi rves.
Ilc-i-.h.-! Thai froi the e mrse of (1 v.
Ueuston we reel that the frmtii r has been
abandoned to men :.- ' c i and (but
upon tho citizens of the frontier a
counties lie the onli 1 1 ( ol pi itcetion.
Rrsuhtl. Thai i .
is now feeding ami arming '
who are ruthlessly bill ilu . .. hi '
and children and desolating oui :; mticr and
that until those Indians aro tauglil I 1
ro to ho substituted for then ii!
novpr lip peace on ( ur borders.
Ruoltut That tho course i.'"'-'"''1 oj 'he
Governor 10 far an I as si forth in his Me
sape. is only calculated to involve the fn
in greater difficulties mid conpleto its
thr Qovernraont luw tried the oxperimi nl :
feeilinp nud fostering and so far t la resi rvos
bavp prove 1 tn be convenienl barb irs for hoi
thicrc.- and she fruitful . inrco of our bordi ;
Retained Tlir.t whilo wo do 11 il . I
dictate to the Oovomor What is besl (odd
not to lef hi lot j 1 I in or hu
liar notions of frontier uolicykbreak up 0 1
friends and en longer thei 1 aijd : ;.
JOHN It. li i l."li.
: :ka Ml '. KIN
JAS. I ' ii m B
0. M. COLL03I
J. 0. CUMMIN !.
On motion it was ordered that a cop of
Ool. Barber's letter together with a copy ol
the Resolutions bo forwarded to the Wliil
Man Fort Worth Chief Dallas Horali
State Gazotto with a roquasl to publis the
On motion the meoting adjourni '.
J. II. PRINCE Chin'n.
R J. M(Ki.:;ir. Setfy
Ilnrrld lutllnn ItUTdor ill BOSqUC Conut)
MsniDIAM Bositue Co. Toxas )
. February IHih I860 )'
Tlt (!'.:l hoiieiTMrtetn arrow icoumltllu
tiurtu. Tiro men buiehcred on tl Volory
two young tultes ttripped lo nudity lnj hdiont
Ftvtthoutandnradofaortetttoten in ' la
three years. Regiment of Hangers demanded
II. n J. tfAMBAI 1 .
Dear Sir : I left Waeo this morning and
abuut nn Imiir by s'ni-rt rr. thi 1 the turlvlnn
touoty-seat "f Uuique. rim ra mi nt 1 arrived
tpon the public iquaro uiy atteuiien was si
retted by a throng of men and women iv.-nis.j
lo the courthouse tiueb an unusial coiotuoth
prouiptoil me to Interrogate a byaiandi r us to i 1
nuii' and '"' itartlrtig fact wsi r.uw mncud II il
tho dead bodies of two men uurderod by In-
diaoi. on yesterday wlthlp seven miles of Ui 1-
Idiau were at that inoroeot lyiog lo the court
Louse. I luunedistel) repaired to 1! o .pi.t.itii I.
but my eyes cover again witness such a iiee-
luele of horror as there ly prsseol
I wn men brothers by tho nauio ol Copeland
end J. Munioe U stark and ililf In death ona
with seven and the other thirteen arrow wuuods
Iroui whlob the fatal niliiilei I u 1 jusl been with-
drawn mid the blood lay In pools up u the
urt-houH' floor Ji i.i those u nllenien bad
eome to the county durlug th ps tthreowoel
one direct from north 1 aroltna. un i the iitln r
1 sin Informed from Hempstead Au tin 0 ui t)
'lhey were establishiog n I. .one within a n a
njilesof Meridian and but little dreamed they
wr to bp the tirei vletiiui ul h morciloss horder
verTare that is now with the opening Bpilug
so iunnineutl) threatening our frontior.
When louod ona bud) iw stripped t" (he
drawers evidently captured jihI itrlj pod bi i ire
tbe ilentb wounds were lufl eti d d bu sldrl v. :
tiiuod without any elite: all tho irrow wouudi
were In the side and bo! evidently iullictcd
while in full tli)(lit; thu unfortunate man falli
forward upon his Inn-en and face having died
been found In t hi t posture. Tl th r -
Stripped to Ids shirt and drawers and was fun 1
about a mile ft 0111 Ids brother's bod) exu
t full lennlh upon bis laoo wllh tbirti on arrow
wounds in bis back. Their bori a and equip
moots were stolen iukI everything that an In lian
values wiu taKi 11 Iroui their pon tie.
Their bodies were dressed coffined and i!.;
alsrined ami sorrow sti ioke oomillillllt t H . Tv . .1
their multllated reuialm to tho grave rTusouner
had we returned I'roio tho solemn scene ol their
Interoient than a messenger Mom the Pobixy
twenty miles above bore startled the ooroinunltj
with the ap.nlii t Inielllgenoe that the dai bo
faro tho murder or the Uunroes twu men end
children bul hem butchered upontho PolOzy.tmd
two yohng holies h d been uiptiired and aftoi
beiog taken eight wiles were luroed loose in 0
slate of nu.liit I lie imiia nat "ii 1 ken. nt tie
rseitil ol these barlmriiies and I shall desk 1 the
eoiniuents and reflections ibai luggeit them-
selves to every tliouf;htiul i.iiinl. 1 cannot fore-
bear the steSsuneut that Lbs whole line ol the
frontier from the puiul when Uapt Ooouor la
stationed weal "i tJ'- Cell red i" lied Utvi r
where I understand Oapl Uarlyiuplu j -is
at this moment wholly r A posed i. 1
forays of nierollest savages
lleridiau is an hundred 11 Ilea within the long
line of outer settlements u .! 1: -. 1 1 Ucss with
which tho Indium hu' 0 advsueed - u fir into thu
totoriur at this oniop irati I.I aetll d point is
an indication of the audieil) id the Lie an I the
peril that surrounds more exi .-e.l iltutathuis.
The vast scope lying botwu m 11 trein
pe uts upon which 1 stnall guard Is sUtlonud
nss ever been the lavoii'.e fn 1 1 i.l I lis
slstiuu. Five thouttnd held of horses bai u
stolen within the pint three yetrs and many
lives sacrifice!; ..nd the uiiiversnl apprehenslun
pievails that with I mi rise of grass ibv ludums
rmboldeued 11 '1 laipunlty wild wbieh they
scnteveil their fomi 1 sm icee will renew their
plllass and mnrder on a more extended lotte
inisui I i b-il Iroui In) heart II at every
man Ih Ihe Blslo cmil I hnvo vlnwed the bloody
-1 taelo I hrhehl. Thei would have egperl-
nnci -I the 1 ym alhi thai i I II for lbi nnfoftun.
.! 1 mploi a v1 nlv wlileli 1 plo abrosd
have 1 er 1 fnro roluets 1 b stowed! for the
In v. j . ;m" in ! 0 pnl II ' 1 at been e long
"vosed" by the twloel il 1 lale"ul "mnrdei and
blnnd - n Hi 1 TX 1 I'litl ir thlt uul'ortun
Stell 11 Inis uliunoi erased Its rxeuo e unineni.
II Ihopnoph of Iboi-iiile. at largo b" In wj
oslm security nl Ihetrlnl rlor homes feel llmnil
nn Indiflere 1 to thn late ol tho frontior settle-
meets could but roallao tho danger to life and
proper! the 'stern alarms'1 the horrid bar-
batlfl perpetrated upon helpless femnles and
-!i 'li. n. il plr sympathies would be less churl-
lowed tmo root is sen evident tnst
; iimmptaud adeqnate protection 11 at once
. ... .:. I thu frontier ooiintuM will be speedily
nedandtho in;rifr counties will then
' ....! n constltnti laoexpoted frontier The
fal 10 111 . wbu ii now weighs the sold in the
Treasury agalnsl tho blood of American citi-
111 thi a b ivo 1 'to prodigally lavished for
Hie protection ol those who now perhaps be-
grudge Its oxpendl'ore Ibr the protection of
. thai 1 wbn aro npv riflbiing
I'he settlenie.it of our country will ho meas-
mably retarded iinuilgratinn ehecked tfce fron-
lii 1 lementa thai really eouitltyto a barrier
for thn prutectlon of tho Interior irrotrievsbly
ruined; and to roi itn the lost ground and chastise
the li 0 will neci ulate a more prodigal oxpendl
line tluiii il Me palsndttei were at once nver-
ti il 1 t prompt .0 il judloloui disposal of an
adeq ite rnngei guard upon the outer lino of
tho present settlements
'li sale and avowed object if government is
"protection to I 0 liberty nod proporty." If our
eral lit horities continue to turn a deaf oar to
our entri aii ' ns they have heretofore dono
ii re Is n constitutional power reposed in tho
ritato Kxcontivc to 'repel Invasion. An atlaek
upon Col. Bl ptoe's oommand by the OreRon
Indians was mole the occasion for a. expendi.
tare if live mil ion dollirs frotn the national
I'rea ury and an arnn toi 1. 1 ie neld whoadmin-
Ht ired prompl and 11 e.i il cbatisemrnt- Texas
is . ilo-i Hired 1 ir edeqtiate federal pro-
t ctlon. Oui SI ito Li h slature in view of the
limited neglect nf the general doverniuent has
placed an appnqtrtattoo of four hundred thou--1
I dollsrs si Ihe disposal ofour present Exe
cutivQ and auth rlsed him to call out regiments
The private pxpress whtoh bears this letter to
Austin also Oarrtes up a memorial from a mass
ig of theeltlxona held Immediately after
the liur'f1 of the murden l aluoroes. The mem
orial Is addressed to bis Excellency praying for
pri :. ctlon Tb ! ntnod and peicsr are In the
bands of tho Oovomor he received ibo almost
11 i ro - te of the frontier citizens under the
: 1 : 1 1 1 that be would amird them
protec i The people expect It and upon him
nluio- ie.' ii..i i - o insibllli of a refusal to their
i.i.-t prayers Tho bjood of our muriered
bretl ren and sisters ol a eommou race and a
common origin ' rri's aloud from tA.i around "
Will tho appeal I e In vain I
W.M It PARSONS.
PS Fob. I lth. 'Later news by tho return
ol scoub i ' been received whtoh oonflrm tho
Polo .;. ino ' r.
This morning aftpr sunrise our already ex--.:ii
c tnraunity looeived confirmation of the
news of I 10 pi '': 1 evenin .'. The four scouts
who lok thetr 11 of tho Indians from the soene
of the murder u ;: ' &tuntoes near Meridian
have this moment returned. One bore with him
two feui i'tirie-ir and underskirt which tho
Indians who mnrderod the Mutinies left aomo
three mil near the spot of tbo masMore. This
Is confirmati that Ibejiame band perpetrated
tin murder on tie l'oloxy ou the day prior to
the a lling ol t .. Muuroes. On this spot where
the 1 dinus evidently stopped to Inspect their
ol':- !er '. ! also found .1 knit purse empty nnd
0 . :..- red I" ! ir !. ouishsnla bill lying on the
t . :.'.- two pa r drawers Here they cut
the sweat-leathers "ii the Munroe's aaddles
i. up 1 1" trail from ties poInt(
towoi ! lie- Southwest edge of Bosque
amoug the mountains in order to throw
the 1 tirsuora off the sceut
1 ' ng Mr. .. hol'i (''inn iu the Southeast
edge 1 ! lii".i 10 i- ey t- ok 1 itte head of horses
Btglli tileii an
and gave tho alarm hitthi tnenanneijt icm-
selves mounted theii fiorsOJ ami Instant!
started after the rml fiscal When lluv got
near the plaeo where thu Indian were lit!
HoeiLthey dlsuovuTed i ho Indiana hording an m
50 At 00 hand of hor es Tbo 1 Ighl mon Im
modlttelr ohnrgod upon tliom; but tin Indians
retreat ed. m bowobaclti to the codar broke
and left 1 lit- horses they were herding wlllc.ll
were cspturod by the eight men. Hue ol I bo
llOfMJ taken was a Hue black mare With a
Texan saddle and bridle on her; I ro-hldo
rope anil n Mir of houvy boots we'.c lied I"
flu- saddle 1 tho boots were nearly n w.havlng
been worn liutafew ilnvs. OnooTtho I tmiini-
had a pair of black pants on. I feel pretty
pertain fn nu t he ei rcuinstnncos thai t hey I111M'
murdered some man inn aayoi 1 nave uenru
of no ono bolng kill il. Wo got the nowi hero
at dusk niul Immediately iluipatched n mos
songer tb l.ient. It. W. McKoo's camp he Inn-
ing started that morning with lomo 80 mi 11.
to join Oapt. Dnlrympltni Company nn Ri 1
Hiver. ('apt. Mi'lvee iinm'pilialely dotnllud a
scouting parly nt IH'leen null hini-t II bl In "1
command. This scout with several cltlxous
fnim hpip wlio wont out on Salunlty night
struck tho trail parly yosttrflny tnorntng an I
followed It all day.' The Indians seem to bo
wandering about in the cedar luil.e which i
large and tho presumption is lhey me .-till
there only 6 to I" miles from Burnett I
think tome of thp rod "kins will loft their
scalps before they get out. S. mote it bo.
THOMAS M 00 IU.
ntl)c Blati (0)acttc.
1()IIN tMAltSllAr.r KtdToit.
AUSTIN. SATURDAY Kr.llltirAKY as I860
rks Wo ora nutliorlssd to annoenss Mis nates of U
itliK'ii of Qosdalnjis county as a aandldsls rur Dia
trial All Tin'i of the Bseond Jodlclat District.
0.S We an- SUtholtSsd to luiiiiiiuice OKOltOJC II
1 11 1.1. i N.r Ainiin a ssndldats foi the oitii-e of
lln.tili-1 Attorney f"r IIh-SiloihI JatMOtel lMalnrt lit
III I !ci . 'nil 111 Alllimt lull. MlniOlf
vi Mr iisi'ti infiiriii his Mends and patrons
ii 1 111 Is how better prepsred limn over to eisruto nit
kinil of wii'.i-Ii nspalrlng ns well as iswslr nnd silver
sraYS In llio most sslontlfiS insnusr ihortSSl time no
moderala on-.- wnrranllnvhls work wnsie ao sat'
iKf.icllon II gtvon tlni 111. -ley wlil be selurned. Tirina
I ... rely . . Ii . STOiii
i;tivisiu rtatb niJinrns'i'ir
iiiMI.Mini nftHTII J.I n rm 1.
CltftrlGslOU on veil I ion
ITIecia April :i.
'. A 111 ' ! ' ' I'P nil I
willing mil' ilgui I by im 1 r i""1'' n 'hi
reniilarly ippolnti I ill ! pili 1 i1 1
whirh lie propose- lo repr
Vole Of l'iaeh I'onuly
. 111(0 III I
in M 1
(' IllO'ln I
To tile I'lll.Ui .
Having n liable information 11 Ibo 13th
inst. that the Indians were coujtnittln : dop-
rodftttons in tho county of Ooryell-7-atoeltng
stock and attempting to massai re the Inliob
itnnis I sought an Introduction in Gen. Sam
Qouiton Qovernor oftlio Stntc -made known
to hiln the eonilition of tbo people in Coryoll
and sought from him permbjalou to raise from
lli to U5 mpii in Ihe tointy of Oorypll to
guard thu passes in tbo mountain- and keep
back the Indians; 1 al-o stated to him that
tho ppoplo pf Coryell hail tfopt a -mill
Ited force in the Held alnob laal March and
had lupportbd tho mon and had a-he 1 noj 1;.
from the Qovernmoat for so doing itcn
Houston said at once that the 111 rjossary aaiit
tanco ahonld be afforded and told 1110 tocomu
back to his olllcp ut-il o'clock At ii o'clock I
returned ami remained until about dark
when a bundle of papers u as banded to me by
Cant Hall from Gen. Houston I recejvod
the pajH'ts I. 1 ji tired Imt on looking at the
papers 1 found It to be a bundlp of advertine-
inoiits. The papers wcro retumou to tho e-
This ii tbo manner in which Coryell county
and ono of her citizen- has been treated while
respectfully r.nplylng to tho Governor of tho
State for relief.
I was a supporter 1 if Gen Houston In tho
IiUp panvo- ro-le day and night under tho
belief that ho was 11 friend to tho frontli r and
would at least treat frontier county with
duo respect when one of her citizens called
tip. iu hiui at his office to obtain a place 10 tin
.State tl'ooiu for a portion al lettal of her bravo
rangers. 1 simply ile.iie to stato tho.no facts
to thu public and tij lev ii;ai I e u!'l have mi
motive for doing Gov. Houston Injustice.
TIlos. J. MOOllE.
Austin Feb. Mill 1800.
three bi ; inei iBJkKr Nichols. Three miles I'rom
.Nn-.. " . lb laaTana passed Mr J-analey's half
au hour by neii r. i'i lull view. Tho inmates of
M . 1 1 1 1. house iv the Indians pass at full
with '1 fifty ards Six Indians were
couuted u il 1 some forty head of horses. They
pained thi.' polql tho sauie day they killed the
Monroes and tho day alter the killiun upon the
Polnxy. W. H. P.
PnllUc Meet lux in flosque.
At a meoting of tho citixens of .Meridian on
i 1 day Feb. il th 18G0. Henry Possett Esq.
was called to tho chair and It. 0. White
ci ! tri .
The 1 tin wn 1 I IroAsotl by T. C. Alex-
.!. k-r W-II I'nr us and 1 '!. Icuabod Adams
i honintb ' fbul nnimatod and appropriate
Mibjoct of Indian dopredationi.
iiiiiii tion AV. II. Parsons T. C. Alexan ler
i. . Ad mi . Ward Ki olur and II. L Little
were appointed to exurosa the foelingi of the
nieelin; ' li r i irti i tho following:
Yi :t.t -. .1 . liie citizonsol fSo-ijiicpiiiinty
Iu mas ni 1 as 1 mblod bavingjust buried
:a - .i -:-:' our County niuraered by In-
dians within night miles of Meridian on the
. ' That wc memorialize and petition
1 10 (i ivernor ol tho Stnto to organize com-
panies finounted rangers to scour tho frontier
from tho Colorado t 1 thoaottlemonta upon the
upper Brazos and that a committee be ap-
I to draft a Buitnblo momorial setting
forth tho fresh sceni ! murder and depreda-
'. 0 !.:.. boon compelled to w itaess and
asking for instnnf succor.
On in ii t lie above mentioned committee
were Rppoinl I lo draft a suitable momorial
to I lie lioveiii ii.
(11 motion a scouf f Ofteon men was or-
tpinize I. at tho oxponse of the mooting to in-
1 . ii! take tho field.
On motion the meoting adjourned until
0 clock ! lie ensuing morning.
Mooting mcl memorial was read and sign-
0 ! by ail present
1 in motion- -Olios K. Duncombo was np-
d messenger to bear memorial to
1 he ' I ivernor.
On motion -the Sf to Gazette wuroquMt-
I to publish proi ei dings.
1 ho mod ; 1 thon adJourncQ
II. FOSSETT Chm'u.
!:. " Win re Seo'y.
LAUI'ASAS Texts Feb 11th loflO.
' t Lampasatf Bell and CorgtUe counties.
'ilt ". .- iu :tr'j inorr.tr A h-jldrohbcey.
Ueeaptiire vj hortt I
". t MaHSHai.L: 'Vo are again cursed with
tl: lufe Iiii.ui . They havo been in the
count evei ilnce last Bunday natlieriitK up
liun '-.in.l some ol them havo been down the
I . Iweut liiilei "il" II '-1 co'inty; they
are al n pi rititi CorCelle a tifit. Tho whole
co utn is up i i arms (tha't it all that can get
horses) and after them Last niybt a party
er i uii ii:i them about two miles above
Mn . ijlugh'1 li use and retook all tho horiea
' '; bad itnleni took them down tn the house
..ii! n. i making preparations to give the fa-
lsi ' this morning ft.e fadlani not be-
on satisfied came In and stole eight bead just
bi furo ihi;. li ' ! ' 'I Ills lu'imiiic about twelve or
flfti i n un n b it 1 1 pursuit of them niunugnt that
number war Mr. Horace I.uekett of your city
He tvai reylog on the i.niniasai when the
nows oami that the Indians wore in; be iuiiuo-
diatef) led work and started In pursuit .trailing
thctn fi .'.' lay ; and eame up with them in
: i tho mouqtaios aboul ten miiei from
u horo lhey took a'l the bones a gun
: me hows and arrows but owing to the
darkiteisol i ; (I ( did not succeed in
iptui (orhllllnu any Indians. 'Mm impress.
Ion Is II thej will not escape it chastisement.
Wi.i" Iu God's name aro the rangers that
have bei i muatci I In for tho hot two or three
'"1"- People i i" Mil 4 uneasy about them
lest SOIIIi ll.ii - '.. :.d il has hefulleii tbein: ihe.
bava not bueu icon or heard of up here except
ii -iv. a id 1' ' a. mi" bunting corn for his hone.
i ill B iui bad b tier pay a little attention to this
section us the pie l.ero know perhaps us
well as I e does hat they elected him. '.
Imll.ius In lliii-nrll.
! '. I' '?.--Pursuit given
iV-i uicluui inces Some ichttr settlers
1. 1 I '.
UlWXBTT Tl tit Cell. I.itll 180ft
:.!- '':- I n Saturday the llthinst.
two goutlvmon (Messrs Wolf and Smith)
. i. tonuiiifl - 'ine codar polos In tllO cedar
In ike about -even mile- north of this place;
i - nl I In- Miinid of horsoi feet nitd Up! n
looking iu the direction of tbo noise they dis-
oovorod twi Ivo iiulian warrior- on lior.-pbaek.
Tl n I; "i did not dia over Moaari Wolf
i had ee retod thent-elvis but
- . I mi wil .in - ii to lo' yiiiaU ol them.
."-.I :i a- tbo Indian had raMfodJ by Wolf
;... i - iith went to tbo nearest nolgUborhood
At itiji i
'Bin mn Tri.KQRAP)J"' V ' .s M
attention has been called in an artou in your
paper of tho Istin-tmi oonlod '."!;;t.' '-.'.
York Times" iu which tho following para-
graph appear. ;
alhp warrants of thp Company (llonaton
Tap A Brazoria railway.) were promptly
signod by t lie i lovcrnoranu Attornoy i ienoralj
but tn his judgment of tho titloof tloo road
to tlm Full I the Comptroller refused hi- sig-
nature and on tho i-anie principle nUo tbo
Treasurer refused to honor (lie nniT.ni
which it must 'bo boma in mind bod alroady
tho signature of a quorum of the Board l'bc
company in this difficulty applied for -a w rit
of raaiJ'itniw against the Treasurer through
both tho District and Supremo Courts. 7
case mis noi suhmittrd i ;i Us Us. (that i-
on the claim ofthe rood lo tho loan) '.
as retarris the rigit1 f thi Treasurer to refit -paurutnl
of uxtrrauU ou funds In ''.' ho nl .
signed by a QuorttUi "f the CommUttlot rs of S1U h
funds hi both courts the decision wan giscn
in favor of the defendant to thi prist ' hi
counsel' Tbhtia not the tirt perversion . the
facts in this caso s and as "I havo borne and
had patience " I hope ton will allow mo pace
In your paper to correct some of the misstate-
ment! ofthe writer of the foregoing exti e:i
In tho first placo I propo3od to submit ;:"
whole question ou Us merit1 totbo decision
of tho District Court of Travis county nnd
obligate mysctfto abide the result. This i r 'j
osition was refused by tho plaintifl 1 This
was at least a month boforo still n :--..i-iit itdd.
Plaintiff brought luit nnd in my no .. !
asked the rotirt lo compol tho plaintiii'- to
amend so as to show thu date nl' charter hi
order that the Court might determine tho
right of the Company to the loan. Tho Court
sustained tho plea and the plaintiff declined
to amend but chose rather to risk tho case on
what wan supposed to be a technical advan-
tage. Had too pluinti If chosen to amend the
whole case would have been determined on
its merits. The Supreme Court affirmed the
judgement of the Pi-iii-i Court fn doing
so however the Supremo Imiii intimate
very decidedly that the plaintifl' eould not
recover. It is not true '.hoi. fore tho m i i
were not decided: and if it were lo "tbou
canst not nay 1 did it.
defendant's eoun-el were mri ti-ed .".I tin
cision ! On tho contrary every ono(witba
very few oxcoptionaj a-well as thedetondant
ami "his eoun-el" would hate bOCIl ' "i i
at a different result.
In conclusion I bog to say that 1 have u i
prejudices against this road nor ever had.
The Legislature at it- present session gave
it tho benefit of the loan. To thi. I had no
objection The fact is I had no sort ofintor-
et olio way or the other. Hut a-au offfci r I
only desire to do my duty "tvi tho law directs;"
nothing more nothing less. I differed with
honorable gentlemen for whom I have u high
rogard' But this is no reason why I am to
bo constant!) inisreprosente I I was the .-iie-cesnftil
party ill the Court- ; tbo rood lias re
ceived the loan: 1 am ntlsfltd I thpfrlendi of
tho road ought lo be. If 1 am lo he injured
by this kind of anonymous scribbling 1 hope
the Supreme ami District Court may not bo
crushed'. 1 would very much regret to fiml
that a misstep of initio should loin;; our Su-
premo Court into di-.it pule.
'Nothing extenuate nor sot down ought
iu malice." Very respectfully.
0. II. RANDOLPH-
Hon. 11. 0. Mii.i.s. 'l here area; real many
hero who would adorn any position in tile gift
oftheState. Among them must be allowed
to mention tho name of the Hon. R. O.Milla
of Navarro; no man in tho Legislature has
acquired more character u-a debater than
Mills: He is a young man of grout promiao
and must at no li-taut day reflect a- much
honor iijain the State as lie una upon tho coun-
ty which ho has honored with her interests
upon this Boor. Cor. at I 'jishur J)t moccti
JP2JT "on- laaaoNi Dennis i- spoken ofnt
Autin as a suitable person to fit the position
of Attorney General. Hon M. I) uraham
declines to become it candidate for ie-eleclii.n
We would be pleased to no Mr Doilllis
looted and feel assured that the Stale could
nit procure the service-ol a more worthy man
C3T It appears thot Maj. Marshall has a
hard row to weed 01 1'ulilie Printer. Iiomi-
nor Uomton is now after him wit ha veuganee
having sent ii message to the Icgialatuii' re-
romuieniliug the cancelling of the p. nit r ul
with that gentleman for the Stato printing.
Marshall repels the char gosol the (Imer-
nor as effectively a- bo did those of Pasclutl
A 1 "The Chorokoo liiiiuirer
Intelligencer that when it nluises Know Noth-
IlltySj il Iiit- ils own friend-. The remark is
vol die I in the ea.-e of Gov. lloti-lon who has
pm Paschal on Mi good belmvioiir. In his
speech on Clayton'. Kosolntlon In tho UnlUsd
State Senate wo Hud tliese ominous words-
Mr. Hot i..N "Thp reason why I
i.iiiii .I acf with the pro-nit Democracy (who
by the by have n very few of the features of
I he old .laok-on Democracy thai I can discern)
i -. i lint tini' ham '- notintH I the Ameftatn prin-
ts their ptittbrau"
id the D1BHOCBAI V OD" TIIK gTATH
'Ihe Democracy in Stnlo Convention at
Houston In May lost rosolvod to hold their
i;.-.i State Convention on the 2d April I860
in i lie city of Galveston.
This body i ill iieinblp for the pufPosp
adopting a State Platform and nominating
candidates for thu offices of State Comim itoi.-
! i . I'nEASURKn and Aiiou.nm Iikm.iiai.
It will also appoint a delegation to tho National
Conventional Charleston which meets in that
city on the 23d of April next
Tl 1. i l.. Ill lo- nf ).. rtnff ttnd
I i:i''Hf..l III' n-n i i - ... ...... ..
Cuinfmiiios tho dele otcs to the Stato Con-
t. ntlon '.till bo aide in go from Navasota citi
or aiiv Interinodiate tmint mi the Houstou
Central and Galveston nnd Henderson Road
and from K( lo Lake or any Intermediate
point on the llarilsburg Komi to the city ..i
Galveston and to return to said points alter
ihe adjournment of the Convention lieu ol
I .in. also able to lay thai Messrs. IUrrii
k MoROA.N will pass from New Orleans to
Galveston and bock free the Red RtveTdolo-
guten when assured that the proper parties
i: tkc ih" application.
lnogi.ii) cnlljng yqu tqgelbcc I .rous)! "-aj
;'i t I hayo met the Deinocracy of Texas on
cral occasion In State Convention but at
no last nine nio I looked loi ward with
ilopjier solicitude than I now do to tho ap-
I inn ih of thi assembly. Tho work of trans-
cendent interest i- the adoption of a Platform
embodying tho sentiments of the Deinocracy
i i. :-. ami i!'ns really declaring the posi-
tion t' the moss nt our pi-'.ple nu thp grave
1 -in - now before the country Texas cannot
im neutral in a controversy with thu North
Sho h.i-i!. vime ii;iii-iiiob'i tbo Constitu-
tion to defend as hor titter Sonthorn States
and hor whole histoi'j refutes the calumny
that sho is ailiiii' to compromiso away those
rights of I lip ii n land pf i lie Black Republican
I art ;. A linn and determined stand in favdi
ofour riglif in the protection of our property
i.ii!.' territories i demanded an well by our
int.'ie-i - as 1 iy tbo respect wo owe the Korth-
i rn I h mocrat i whoso noble nnd nelf-mcriflcing
di -' . in tu tho Con I i lit inll I! iv led the. 11 to ilo
buttl ii ii ... ..: .-I tho Black Itopnl Mean r.o.
horts until they themselves are well nigh blot.
i I it of p illtioal p iwer iu all tho Northern
States Tntiul now to taka a high stand indo-
fou o ol our own rights in this c introversy Is
t i . ii wholin in dofi at and to annihilate thoso
friends. They call upon us in a voice of solemn
v. irnlng to toll the lilaok Republicans thr cost
of their inceudlnry miccoss of their tir-t orerl
act of treason in succeeding to the rein of
the federal government; nnd if we become
Weak niul irresolute and false to oursolvea and
perfidious I i our friend-at this moment A r
the al. ndonod purpose of obtaining only tho
rpoils of offli o wo must be prepared to see tho
last stone of tho Inst great breakwater against
i ho swelling (i Ie of Northern fanaticism ovor-
thr iwn ami thopQllutod Hood ivlpo out of ox-
Istonco fnieier the Domocracy of the North
ami wii!i ii the last hope of the Union.
TiiC Oppoiition at the South is totally un-
reliable. Tbo recent election for Speaker iu
the I ederal Congress c mi Iricea us of this fact.
Tho lir-t BQtlthern nun to betray the South
ami ole for a Black Republican was HnKnv
1 1 is not true that i is i in Davis of Man land a member of the
Opposition party We have also tho further
fuel that while the Democracy had over four
i nil - i.io nuiuocr ol memtjers on ine uoor or
tho II iuso the Oppo Ition party factio.usly
wiihl 1 1 1 tin Ir unito I aid until tho thirty-ninth
ballot and oven then when tho Deinocracy
magnanimously voted for a member of tbo
Opposition party to effect nu organization
! il latter parly still failed to show it united
front In his support Again at a previous
ballot had all the Opposition members from
tho ilavo Slates concentrated upon tho Demo-
cratic nominee we should have lacked but
ono veto eit an election and there is reason to
hullevo that we eould have obtained it. A
miserable faction which at such times as these
will -n -k to exhibit lo the Northern enemy a
divi lod Southern front and thereby encourage
their assaults and aggressions by convincing
thorn ol our inherent weakness nnd docropl-
tude is inrrupt to the very euro. The elec-
tion of a Black Republican Speaker mi the
I lib ballot waseflbctod with tho vole of Elcnfy
Winter li.ui-. It was a member of tbo Op-
piiiinn party iu tho South upon whom the
odium of treason rests. That same party in
in Texas it is at our doors and it is con-
stant in ii- eilbrti to throw every obstacle
iii the way of a lull and clear expression of
the sentiments and feelings of tho masses
against the cucinie- of tur southern institution-.
We inu-t be wo mod iii time. Every
true man now in the ranks of the Opposition
baa everything to lose by lougor affiliating
with it. The )eiiioeratic party seek to sus-
tain tho Union on thp bosji uf thp fJouliiu
iii ui and he n llO would wish to save the Union
mi this basis will liuil a cordial welcome in
Chairman of State Committee.
tin l las
In 1 1 ii
l-n. .:.. ..
1. 1 rciluii
1 1 rnv e.iii
II. in-iii i
i . i
K I Mill I '
l.oi.. i- 1
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I. ami I
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Mil. 1. 1 :
It. mm .. i -i
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Nil. i. I
JfSC Wo see that George it. Freeman
Em. ii a candidate for District Attorney.
He lias been residing in Travis a number of
years and enjoy-the eouli'leiiee mid regard
of its citizens. Ilu is a y oung man of toll id
and will make Iii-: milk iu the profession
Tho election tokos place in Augu-t next
Huh- adopter! by thn Democratic State
Convention ol I86S.
m-i- or MiriM. i roMiMinx.
1. One delegate or vote for each 100 votos
of the average Deumcratie vote lor Governor
l.t. Governor and Commbuloneroftho General
I .ami I Iftice to lie the basis lor e-tiinaling the
tole of each county.
j. tine deleoate or tote for a fraction of
votes over 'if') and low than one hundred.
il. line delegate or rote fur any organized
county easting loll thaii'ono hundred Ueiuo-
ii at ie votes.
1. A proxy eonnot lake u seat in Convention
if a regularly appointed delegate is in attend
V I li'n r
in r.i'i ii ii
S-lli H il ;l
- . i-
1 1 er
Vi ! r. I
. .; sla
il e. ..in.. Bid
i iilllcinl It Im .
Tlio Commit lee of Aii..:.i-i liicnUnt Halves
to- will prepare acaUfor tho nutnliei ul votes
to w bich cai ii '".nt . '. i;l In entil i. I.
r)iiiiocii'-y of 1K-H (on iti j .
I h' i: ': i " i t mi il 1 li1 i
Bolton It. II. Hnlloy proildlng nu I Win II
Hell ami ei. iV. Wa lo nctln r at !
John Henry l'.r i. u. li. Walker ii ' .
dors Henry 07 Co ik John W. II . i t' I)
A. K. Ralney 3. tl. Davidi I Cad
del. Dantfil M'M'nii M. v . ) immn .
ed ie. .li:' .i li i ii 'i were unau Iy
1'ili'V e'l! 11.1 ' . Clpltlil II ' ' .
States a. el iu-M tip m i lio protection of
erty iu the ten ': trea
snii.iijie illsre :.i.i- io i 1'ittittil i by tho
sectional Black Republic.inp.ii that when
Over our rights ir.idor the Constitution can-
not he Qlljliyuil li l I ! ': tin
will havo oomo to all between va tl ige
on tin- ono h hi I ii I ii I . ii "i i he other .
They bail Dicklnion Lino S rinour 0Con-
u !. II irko an 1 other . i- tried i i tru
men : they do ! u.- th .i the i i. i i . of Vir-
ginia i'h. ei:- nlalli ;i . : l; l : . ..:. i o
Irrcprojslblo conflict urged 1 .. .'. . .o-l. and
tho attempt to oleel Sherman a Speaker n
a wilful ili-ie 'ird "I the Constitution ol the
I'nite I -ir ii si : tho; i indemnt . i il ie teach
lugs of tho North igiiml t!ia law uf Holy
Writ " God shall enlargo Japhcth. and lip
shall dwell in thu ton! ol Sho it mil Oa is in
nan oe in. -erv.ini j apeak liivorably if
President Buchanan ; onlorjo Ci-' olo tion of
Ool. L. T. Wigutll and with mt nu ilfertin o
preference for thi prod loncy tli -.- ro igu .
lhiniel S. Di klnso.i Gov ;. in i.i:- Isaac
Tonoey Qon. Joseph Lvi i. 1 1 il li . !''-
enrldge Davis Hunter and Wise a foi
that oli .
The i .11 oa in.: 1 l . ito '.- .: 1 ' '
the il ilvotto i Co ivonl 1 1 1.
John Henry Brow i It iberl Child in l)r
A. K. Ramsoy G. Davidson Da del M iMilliu
and Oapt Horace Hildoi n in mid on mo-
tion of Mr. .1. II. I I . I : . . :. tho re lost
of Ool. Brown i i mime of Mr. R. !!. II ill
was substitute 1 for i li i . loni in.
Tho Domocracy as i mbli il i :: i ho lth i:- t..
John S. June- In tho chair and t ..:;-. I..
Gcorgo Mason ciuairman Tlio-. M.Jack
Gen. Hugh MoLood and Dr. S. I!. Hurlbut
reported a series of resolutions.
Those aro introduced by a piriti 1 :
ble touching tho Il.i";'. r rrv invasion
and tho organization of tho lower llouso of
Congress. Thoy reason i ul tho n tgn isi ins
of the anti-slave party upon the rights of tho
Southern Stales and people have now roaahi I
tbo utmost limit thai can be tolcral I nnd
that In the event of au election of n Black
Ropnbtiaan I'roaident it would hu nccossari
for Toxas to consult and co-operate u th hei
sister.State.nl the South for tho i
tion of lior ii.;hi- an 1 !i mor illli u our
past National and Stato pin I'orin and - i-
tain the doctrina of 17'.'-. that tin
alono can judgi and deteriiiino each for
-oil' us to tho ni i'lo an 1 mi- iro of redress :
that tbo people of Toxas never luionti I t
oroxprossod their approval of ..lit::.
mise measures of 1H50; and they deprccnta the
nomination at Oharlostou of a man who be
lieves thai protection to slave property could
be denied rightfully cither by unfriendly
legislation in the torriloi !. or othcrwLo
They pay a high compliment to Senati r
Wigfall and ' pr'- entire c mfl I nco in In-
ability and patriotism ; also tbeii gratification
at the e nu .i of Hon. A J. Hamilton in 0 in-
gress on tho Sun thorn 1)111 itloll. Tho 'I le-
gates app tinted to the State Convention are
as follow- :
Messrs. He". Mason S II. Hurlb it c
II. Leonard Guy M. Bryan H. M L.-od A
Flake Tin. M.Jnok D. 'i. Burnett Willard
Rioliardson 11. 0. Franklin -I. II. il ihin
P.O. Tucker John II Woitorlago R. IC.
Hartley M. .M Pottor and -I. Cninican. On
motion the Chairman Mr John S. ! mos
was od ded.
rsT" We see that Hon. Jaooh Wuddor hai
been welcoiiied tn Sau Alltuulo by tlm Ledger
ami good fooling restored between bin aod thai
parly. His consistent oourse. whilo hero this
winter iu luipport of Deiuuoralio nn na id i.
urei eiitilie him justiy t.i tlm enuiiiiendation
which the Le.liorb't"w. upon blip. Wo ore ul sd
to learn that bis course MrU with the heart)
approval of overv lieiunef.it. As to I i
mattersaof legislation I-' i memberi hai
more coiiatant iu tJleinfance or mere OOtlvu in
getting through their business and few know
better H lieu and bow io do il.
1"' We occupied the smallest possible id ico
tie other wt-'k in einiiiiing the inin-rable
eieatiire Norton uf wilful and deliberate false
liimilf Wi by ihe it-i Inlolllgoneer il it in-
li disposed to talk in out 'fit as bo attempted
with Mills. l;l .
Ml no li) J! I'iKi - ' I e li... i .iiii'r pub
li ben II o'! n rit i :; K-.J...I i . Hidnltilnc
ii'.. I hoi tun ni bi iio.i'in .!--.'ilt iijei'i Ibe
pllhlfO printer. I be i Who Sign it are Me
.'! nd Mi Ciili'lni'i. .The Infer ini; in a
printer Itwlll hi reenlleeted ii..it thu two nl
: I ei ih ii Houston igiinst mir contract
store first tbAI wo ihirgi l over l : "t a estrl
pi i- page i r live Imoilreil coploil pi reporlii
;; iSS shnWII b I'l'i'iie In Ibe C'linptiol-
I.! t I in I rn I i ii'in ' but thai If. niton was
eorrcotly Informed bj hliu befttre be perverted
the lui-ls in li" nn iingo; tie io xt was that
ottr charge for I II pii..t;ng was more than fh
luw a lowed S "'- II ii a llhgtll If in siileiiey
io retard to Mr. McOutchen that pretlnui to thu
menage nl Henaton hi had been reojuested by
Mr Dal 'th'' chairman el ihe printing comrntti ie
to t iioiio' mn at 1 1 ut.t in wliii-b ih ins tor this
v i bill p'niiiig iiinb r . ur iiiitnct.nl wliieh
(juv. II oomplitnswi ie charged We Introduced
Mi UoCotcban and Mr. Wiirlhani to our clerk
niul rCOUf i 1 lb '-'' e nlle'mi u In make a str.el
examlnatl n aVe believe the) di I in and ihe
aid Mr MoCoUhin tipressed his mi'ire ap-
nroval of all Items In said i unt with the ex.
m ofthe" II tie in ' Figure" work to which
bo bad always excepted Burundi (hen for the
eie. niiilc endorsement ! Gov. II' ustoii b Ihli
. ntlouian. As to Mr. McKn'ghl wboroall;
wiot - the report hs's nol u orth tbo p iwdtt to
I II him I!" "'"i' i ' "i"" il i- fieniocrat
tbo provioui iciiloni behai hlkn a friend of the
(nt Hgoncar and a Iloiul nlto litis losslnn t wai
formerly a SVhlg In I'enhs ;l boloogl to
the -. Iskoj botllo en' ri Iy
arwaaai - - -URMOt
it M-1 or iiir.iisioxi'..
I . ...! tbl '1 in 1 oi ii' i'l "ii the
7th iu I. -I 'i.n M ! ilngi was called to the
'jiir an I I'. Bra : I - crotary.
V in l M :..;.! II. Gin; W !'
i. i i' . . ;i and II. Manning re-
n i i i . . - Pted. llila
. . :. i of our pant I unvontlonj
.' .i i i ppuporty iu
. . thai the cm "i' dlsconl
. . from ' ' ' I' i :': " :"i''' "' ''"'
. pic to l uniform the morals
. i. ilitii - ol th Smith thai tho o
ii v li c!i n ' ' luthi in people with
: . liatl .! traitors -.
thai a refusal to un ol i ur sister elates in
' hi lo ini I mo ' nrol for ilefence
. j i IOJ :t deplorn-
. lot i mi 'lie. ; thai
lutuio I " 'I : igates t"
- in Convon in '. ..: .; be i lines the
dul f of t io ":' " Qonveii m to do it ;
I lopcl I Unlet- to -iy that
I'.:. -I in I- : tilO '' mil and
. . tho L'nl ni men aro thoso
who perform 1 ho i tloi n ' dem ind tho
ripl : under the Coitditiilioii nnd these are
i . . re i I-!. I craven
hearted sub lission I tion.
I coluti '.i- nl endorse ' adminis-
tuition ol tin I ii' ' H. II. Itiiimel- and
thu main li Prod Buchannnnnd
express. t the election
.. Col. Wigfall I Scnal
' ; fo " ' : ' il ! '; ;i'' i to the
: ton ( rention
Vi in. M M Daniel I . .1 Parlor Dr. i I.
i'. 'i .... '. .A ' - W I. M-nir In
B. 1 . Blac imiii S I AV. V. D inn I.
i'.. l II. r.i'i hi i II Gray on A Owi n
i ...i . . Hop Uurlcs in H. Si .'! '
y u ... i i . i i . i i ... Steele
.J H. Jordan M M B mhain J. A. Hondriks
!. !'. ' : -. W. ' W ' J di i Karner
.I.ii M ui una an ! I! Brag ..
.mil imiiu ! run in; sm in; I' n . I
I fie ui unanimity mid geii'in'l- lei Im nl
our eili.en have Iippii bo-oly liefruyed l. Mi.
Ilealf. I'. ! bill lor a f w Well lueni iu'.'
ei' i." ;i . I his limn woubt ha. e bet u tafrod a te I
ion io nil ami rode upon a rail lie pretended
lionet or to i-ceant all hi- iilioliliuni-in mid In
lie -.orry for his insi-iiliM an 1 peihap-u -t
nations of rVitftliern men In Kansas while
ailing with Conk and John llmw n. Ho i.
tendon oven to bo t pro-slavery man by cm
Vlctlotl and a Mellnnli-r liy conversion and
was nlio-oliitidy prt-pariiig to preitih. Up bad
already dollvttnH one sermon iii .Mr. Beat's
Church iu this city. In all this he inno out
lo lie a coiistiuiinnto villain. His leeetill)
published letter wn have rend mid il discloses
n Startling depravity that none who kindly le-
ceiyeil li i in here eould havo conceived. Ho ad-
mits the deeds of tho invaders of Virginia ami
claims for them that Time will change I loir
unhallowed ends into sources of comfort and
consolation to their friends ami rofattvosi
Lot thin ease of iiifeiiial filsel.o si and In-
gratitude lie a warning to the people of Texas
to whein they give shelter ill this day of ng-
grenlon upon the South A summary exam
pie w ill do more to rid IIS ol tho.e aholilioiii-l -
than any other comedy that may be applied:
(ell. Ilnoillloii -. II. i.ini !-.
fu withdrawing hi- name for speaker Oen
Hamilton said that there appeared to he a
ripening determination to have a united offorf
against the Black Rtvpnbltcam Ho observed
jn regard to tho l.'nion that i-. ili--nliilini:
was this day upon us; tlud It wa- being ill
solved nowi thi.i it niighi be overtoil by tin
conservative elements but that it could nol
be done by the election of a Black Republican
speaker lip sjmke of the bill passed by tbl
Texas House of Representative appropriating
820000 to pay tho mileage and per diem ol
liiin-olf anil pollpagup ns u;i -ititenee of till
profound Intoraet of his Stale in defeating
Black Republicanism lie said he would take
an occasion at an early day to leave no in. iii
mi either side ol the House ill doubt as tu hit
political position on any question of the io.
We shall hsik with some Interest for thi-p''..n.i-eii
expression of Iii- view-.
TestT AYo seu that Houston's satellites cri
saying that the Legislature adjo irnod without
making the nceesn.-irv appronriation for the
protection '.if 'he frontier. It seems thai
Houston's niesMige ha- mislod them. Tbl
Legislature Bppiopriatod IJ300000 and pro
wiled that ill case no Binds should he in lln
treasury that the warrants should draw ten
percent iutere-l. 'the Legislature did iti
whole duty. It i- iov. Houston thai refusts
i" giyo the adequate aid demanded. Tho regi
inent which the frontier nskod and obtained
iiniii the Legislature Bhould now lie ren I; i"
go-into the Held instead of this wt havi
iiiiie inuipaiiifs only and those sovcral hun-
dred miles apart. It Is a more attempt to
police tho Indians whilo npreoding all ovi i' oui
country stealing and killing whe'nevor they
can get u elrne 0.
gsjE" It . com- that Cob Uan la the Mcx
ie.ni Cainmandei at Matamoras eame to thi
lelief of Capt. Ford and gave protection to
tho Btoamer Itnnchero on her way down to
llrouii-iille. Capt. Ford is now on this -ule
ofthe Rio Grande.
'in: mo tin MtDB.
We b. 1. I nil a!.n lo .. Oth itist
I Brownavllle. On tbe loth hut. Mj.
'I.iliin nii'l Capt 'I uiiiliuuiii we umatered
not ..I' lie. .civile n f the Slate. The latter
return- home. Ur i- -.nid tn hV0 been in the
; itni w hen Col. Ford bit if- crOOSOd tho
li. II i . . . 1 1 -i - and gue tight to the MeJicimi
who bad attacked tlip-temnor fliiii.-horo.
The In lln ii.
In addition lo the VRrlOtU! letters puhh J
ill our ptpor In-dny we lentn from Capt.
Connor's camp by a letter under date Mth
Inst. tluit the tndllins had stolen horses from
a point only eight mile from camp mid kill-
el cattle only live miles from csinp.
(IlOIKIiir a un i-..
We leo that our spirited ootoiupoiarj hai
made tn editorial addition iu tbe persoa dl it. r
Paris Kiq forjieily of that Texas RVglstei
The Argus is admirably ounduoto I and well de
solving uf a liberal patronage. We trust thlt it
iii ! inni v of TAttn vjn I'li.vrv.
TllO Dem I ' --'ii' "ii tho
i :! in :. ' 1 li ibt. 1 1 .' pic presi led
: i to 1 i...- Joi 0. Torn II I tary.
Col N'ai I'orry Si ; !";i Ten . C ipt II
Ward Chariot Martin and John ii. Vork
I scri ... e- olul i ni '.;;ii i leri-lie
thi gi nuinc 1 ink n of tli i un ii.
I ho sec in i i'- dul Ion read
. '' . i li ... ; i i did ir un ilti i tblo
dctcrminnlioit to demand tin protection of
the i i n irtiui i . n i pi1 m c find that
plain cu tu ni.ll i ro vi ilal I and
insl i 1 ol proti . - i i ivcrs of he
Qovi nunc : ted m Injury i ithcr
lit the in ni' .in-. ii li ion that
then foi ; ii mil i ' tin ; the
An dm ' l i ii. wo v ill
. i layin Its foundation
in sm h pri ig Its owi i -
in -iipli i inn as to as in mo ! likely
to effect our and hap incss
; lai i i overthrow ol thu
timo honor I Ibis time w iui I
onl f ensure the ';'. Itepubli-
i i i . t ' National and .-i ito
i; i mtp I i i ; i i of irginia
!i . f Ilia '. Ilej ;:' in party.
ratill i tho cle in ; Sonatoi
Wi rail aud add -
II 'i i . Idle n . du nol iimti iv : oui
deb . to tl - in ion to vnle for
off i yet we can but endorse I ho democracy
nol ability of Cyru Randolph candidate be-
fore the Coiivsntion for Stato Treasuror
C. H. Johns candidati : . ' ' mptroltor and
i io.'i .. ' i candidate fi r Attornoy
ii. r I
The dole I to II i I lah ton
r tl Lhcll C d. N'nl I rrv
:! - n'l It . .1
'-.' . .'
Is Capl .
A. .1. Leo
ii. (.' irk Jo u Mrrei
. u : Ie ' . di M
Houston's --iii. 'i Cu.. I tin Mfii.iiiii'.
i roiitoi r : i . e mcJ idos a
well t.i filli IV
Wo ini love Houston
tivi 'i itrioti m : nd ill .''liou to
tho Soul . hdnied for him b most ardent
friends 1 . ..f. - o ' ! 1 have been
I wif i i nn had it
di u -i-1 i In -: rod in t lio Soul ;i
ilu ratlu ' 'i a ili-iiii-ition
upo i the right of i rate State to u cede
front tho Ui lio has - i bul little or
ii. a hi ir. Ukiii the great questions ;i"M :ei-
tating tl Iwo m of 1 1 l.'niun i to the
rihi- of llio :":;iii denied by tho S'orth.
U'hilo not been pn nsod ho
arp : iiii-1 :. j bu " lul ii I":
boon pro d to denude ti--' f ih ol tho
. ; -. proti cti ' i lo ie ;' i ropi rty in the
I'oi rltoi ios ho mn only 1 1 i ust no remedy
but maintain a itudiou-i siloticc. In this ho
I i tj in- i lit but if so tbo' real of tho South
from ri i-u I I in nn 1 I.m e itlvos wo
have : ud m-u al! u .
Mr. Vcomansbnl expresses tho sentiments
com mon to tho most ol i ho 1 1 oplo ami ml-
uiiiie 1 by in iny of hi- followi ; '." can nol
long n in ni u ii !i hiui as politi tl adherents
Mr ii-.. m of Buriiell du !'- inellou
hours nl ." '!::: lay :.. i.i - : II
"Ri ' . 'ti ':';; I ' :
Im :; . i - !.. hoi i ' .- than lli Ci ntitu-
i Ion ' Ibo linileil li . :iinl im bi":-i i State
i ban i ; .- '
'I ii" ; i; irk uf i !- i' iko m Wi lie
Is very perlinant to tli uIuvq. "fl i '-.!-
ho "j o i' have i ' or two In
i'.i.li iui have btaijiud a I-;. Ie Igi
ofthe nule in wliicli .- lions urn discussed
Inue U spoilt :il.-1 bualll dolip I-'I.i Vnil
w ill pi ibably he a -i ml lio I m I n ivi ' u
how Kngland i urn ituon."
" Halve i
Iron i. -ville
'I'll lit nl
Tin' '::. :i .-iiiu'i i who were sen) here by
ivernor II uwtnn anfl his peace policy to
I ii'saii with an outlaw nave oueeiou notliing
ih mpii i ioj ii ivo uono -in i ui') ' 'hi. ( or-
tiuan luughs nol mh nl tho commission but
nl-.iiii his friend Qov. Houston for lending
THE IIKI.TO.V UK.I1IM RAT.
Wn havo boforo ui the prospectus of tin
Bolton Democrat. It i.i to be i--ued weekly
in the tbriviiig town of Bolton In local
and state matters it is to lip devoted to tbi
general Interests of tbe county without
descending into the private nflalrs !
neighbors nnd engendering strife. Politically
ii will advocate the principles ol the Dotno
eratlc party preserving their rule- of stricl
e instruction recognized by the Kentucky ami
Virginia resolution of 1708 ami 1709: Il ui!'
also defend our southern institutions from
attacks without or within. It will treat with
'-"iiili -y all with w Imiii it oilier .
From our acquaintance with Mr. James
W. Wlnte tho publisher who i a practi
eal printer wo an- sali-lied that il will
In gotten up in a creditable stylo and I. ighl;
cominoud itself to the patrongo "t tin
''immunity. We understand that il will
hnvo several able contributors and much
matter of interest connected with tho history
and prosperity of Texan will In- found iu ii-
To our thriving neighbor city "l Helton we
say encourage the Press j it i- the- life nl all
enterprise. With such a paper as ihe Demo-
crat Ihe county will feel that lhey havoo crc-
ditablo and useful advocate of their Inten sts.
Mi. White has paid our city a visit nod we
are glad to meet with him and congratulate
him on hi- enterprise. Subscriptions will
lie received ill Au-tin we learn by Win
lit nl Esq.
US" We have had a call from lion. John
Duncan who ii just from the frontier. 11"
i- looking in fine health. He rejiorts thp late
company of twenty for Hell Bosque nnd Enitli
as entirely Insufficient. He tays that
settlers have been killer already by the
I'll Way ou the tioulli.
Professor Joseph N .McDowell ol
! I. li.-al College of St. Louis publishes a letter
iu llio paper- oddrossod to Rev. Henry Ward
Beccbor in which he tells him that Ihe boast
of the Black Repiiblicauir-that thoy can over-
run the South is a bravado and that in every
mountain pass '-they will meet a JncksOII a
Taylor or a Leonldos and a Marion iu overv
-w amp." The letter is well w i it Ion.
Thi- brings to our attention the noblo SC1I-
timonts of many ofour Doiuocrats in tlic
North. The '.'Democratic Standard" edited
by Mr. I'.urhe al Concord New Ilamp-hire
'liihire-. that the Black Republicans would
ei t no aid from tiie Domocracy of ihe North
iu re-conquoring tho South. "Xot a man ol
them" says tho patriot editor 'willraUa a
musket or be taxed a dollar l"i sill h a pur-po-e."
A committee of the lloii-e of Iti pie-i i la-
dives ha- examined iuto the alleged illegal
contract for publio printing and lei- report-
ed sustaining tlio contract nt modo accord
lug to law Wonder what Houston and Iti-
man Paschal will concoct nokt They me
continually shbwlng theii' fangs hut the
pm-on is token out ofthi'iu us often On! they
-liow theiii Tho lutolllgencor's bid for tbe
J hi Id 0 ill ii ui i if t lie law- ami putt mils WtS OVCI
BI500 above that ofthe (inzetle.
The I II'h.ii mill Allillii Ho. .ii
Wo have received the report "1 the i tun
miitee of our eiii.ens iu regard tl the road
In KI Paso. It has been ini-hiid I in WI
will try and get aimlher copy. A corps
"! men mo now ongaged In Cutting out the
toad. And ScnaUii Hyde ha- promised to
bring the llrst train through which n II bo
an eient of great rotuiclog
" A gentleman ofthe highest respectability ot-
auiea in Hmi there ia no doubt but tbo part) '"
eeiitly iu Hiirnett was led by a white man rldll
a large liorio.'' Intelligencer.
Tbo above is taken from an extia of tbe Intel
liii'neer. the organ beie if Sam Ilou-iton ft
would soelli to bo the deaigtl of ibut sheet lo im-
pute tl.e Indian i utragea to white uieii. Il there
ia any truth In tbo above derlaiatiou. we triot
Ibat the people uf lltiriiett will pubhab the lacli
S 2.' Wo give in nnothor columntho let
I'i- 'I lion. C. II. Randolph publislied In
lln Houston Telegraph. Our cotciuiornry
says that io may havo been mora sweeping
in hi- COItntiros Hum was fair mid had no iu
Intention of imputing nny sinister inofivos to
that gent Ionian This ti all Who know Mr.
Randolph will admit bvnn act of justice bu
moat failhliil public officer. Wp havo no de-
in In reopen a lllbjoct Which is mm- closed
I'i'1 we wei o.ui.aiit of the whole action of
Mr. Randolph and he certainly demeaiipd
iiiin-i ii a- aconsclontiom man and Initlmted
in all hi- actions hy a rigid sense of duty.
IV We understand (bat much leellng eilili
in a pnrlh.il of our frontier au well proti eted
laat ;iur I.) Capi. William's company on te-
oonul ol it not being allowed pay for the tun.
given to the Slalo. Wo have evety confidence
il.i! in jilll a claim will hu allowed by tin Leg.
isldlufi .t mother resitnu. If all olilnti were
aij oi ... i!i. ti. State would have nothing tn
t tT Hon K. W Twi.. n the DirsiHa Prit.
dent ol lln- Suar Tup Itoad ii in our city. Hell
reuani uecueo In purpoto high-toned and liberal
in his views ho poiieiKi the entire confidence
"i im- Railroad oonununtty and with all the pull
n which hai awollen the reputation of other
linilroiol I're-idents we doubt if-there are any
who could sin pan He modest and unaiiunmig
Taylor. Bucosia to hiui
i;v-wiv. nt ttJMBLO).
li willie teen that Hill county recimuiectti
Ii-. (io-. ItL'KNBLB at a delegate to thn Cbirlss-
ton Convention We believe thlt it will inert
with ihe unanimous approval ofthe whole piny
in th state. A more deserting Democrat t
truer fiiend of the Soulb neier wai eleiat.d to
I uMl olliee in Texas lie tiai the gcod wilkll
ol e . eit irue t'littiot.
TIIK MiWS OP 1 111. IV 1'. 10 It .
Post mini; Ai'pnoi'iiurioN dim..
HIXf.TOX leh. 10 Tlio President hai
pproved tin- pint ollico appropriation bill. ..
pa -nl ') tho Senate yesterday.
The hill appropriates 842UlO0l) forarrean
due by tiie Post Olliee llepal'tluellt for postal
crvici previous to the 30th of June last at 1
- l " '' ki for ibe expenses ol the department
I. u. i 1 Oth Juno lfJliO.
1 1 1 1: l.nl.V l Mil I iilkn MSIL.
tVjiii i.inN Feb. 10. Arrangements havo
i" n pie toil by the Post Ofllco Depart-
ii " ml i i Iwo daily between New York aid
New tit lean- .not ihe arrangement will go
nil" eiii it next week.
I'.ll.iM.Ni i iiiiM WSSIIINUTOM IMCRI IN
OI. IN I EEHS I Oil MKXII Ii.
III ... in-. leh. 17. - It is Stilted I I I!
rpliahlc authority that the .Innrez Ooveri
i til Mexico ha- aeeepled the proflrred
: ' i. . ul ..ti: o thousand American voluu-
lpc)s.aud im- agreed to cede to tbcm lar.-u
ti:iet-. of laud in several of tho Miii.hu
t 111. II w. I I i.'t I 1 11 It V INVESTIGATION.
The Senate Cnmmittoo appointed tomvn
tigate the Harper's Petty nltair baveortlcrcd
the :iite-t of Redpatb Sanborn and John
Brown Jr. subKonaed as witness bcfoie
the committee and who have refused Iti
..j pi or.
I Ml i 'll ENOAOEMENT WITH rill: i.tTRnll I .
Apolbcr Issue of tho Flag furnishes tho
ollowi ig fuller particulars of tbo late engage
rn. ni with tho forces of Cortinas nt tho time
of the attack upon the Kant-hero:
'I ho enemy were posted behind n strong
pi-In i fence. Theii cavalry numbering about
iiit) . were di.iw n up in their sight. When
pnrd camp up within a rpuirtpr of a mile '
tho Mexicans ho formed bis line of battle
opposed to that of tbe enemy- faced to tbe
right and moved to the right. By thU
inanteuVro the bank of ihe river wa.- gaini I
an admirable position secured to tight fron
The .Mexican.- opened the engagement bi
pouring in a volley The Ranger- gradual)
worked their way up the bank of tbe rivtr.
ami nnnoyod tho Mexicans by a --Imrp and
well diluted lire. When "the tiring Isi
la-ted nu hour. Lieutenants Paughaud Boceti
with a ainall y-.u of mounted men moved up
I In -i'io nf tl.e river and opened out:"
enemy's left flank. The cavalry retreated
and lord ordered a charge which was gallant-
ly made. Tho enemy fled nnd the Hangers
pursued about three quarters of a mile when
nighl put nu end to tho-tight. The 1"- I
tho enemy 'is thought to havo been twenty
I'm killed. It is reported by Mexican author-
ity lo havo boon sixty killed mo! wounded
The Ranger loss was one int.rli.Ily wounded
and two lightly. 'I here were horses artM
audoll.1 It.ipiiho litktll on the field. W
liavo boon well assured t but had our i""
been tiniiii led. lhey eould have annihilated
thu whole i'. ii-ce of the enemy which was no'
h - than two hundred strong.
Senate Fob. 10. The following named
Senators were to-day appointed on thespciiai
committee to examine into and report to t!
Senate on tho variou- questions touching the
prut" ctlon ofslnvo property iu the Term I -of
tbo I nited Status vi: Messrs. Green '
Mil iri chnirmaiij (Jwln f Calilon
Bi; i ol IV in-) liama fitch f Indiana awl
an I i I siiul ol South Carolina.
I'i. n. I'i -Ihe m-i ofllco dofllcioncy 1 '-
nl i or i.eiii auicndoil liy striking out tin do
tibolibhing lie franking privilege was a-- I
1 1) a voti of 25 'it- lull na) -.
Pi r. lo- Mr. Biugham Introduced a I
for nullifying tb.it portion ol the acts ! I i
Territorial Leg! lituro which provides for I '
e-.lii!i!i-!itieiil ii i inliihiioii ni alai i i)
After a brief discussion the bill was i
foi i-. to the Committee on Judiciary'.
Mr. Sliermnii oUbrod a ie-i luiion inslruil
lug I In' Pont Ollico t 'illumine io enquire into
the expediency of letting; out the entire pain'
er ice by di in i. to the luwoat rcsiauiiibli
I resolution wa- adopter
Mr. Sliefiiinn also offered on behalf i ' '
-ele.'t COlUlllittOO appiilllteil at the lOSf -"-'
iift'ongress to enquire into tbo charges "
uiin-i tin I 'i e-.ii It-ni and Secretary "I t:'
Naw in relation lo tbo contract for i l
Ie ik for ihe mn alspriiep Ibe rcaoliil
adopted In tbhl committou t" tin effect I '
the I'm ii i.i and Secretary '.lib' Navy "
:il'll-eil lio ii p"i-l - in making eoiiliin I- '
coal and live oak bribe navy wiib a I
I I . itnu iii ibe pal igeoi'lho lb pun
bu electioneering puipn-e-. and lint sud
'in -.. ih- 1 1 t - the i uudemnatjoii '
House! The ppsolullon wa- i b i h d i
"'iiliilllillli-i.rthe Whole nil tlio nl the I '
Mr Mi) inn .1 In. til a resolution '
provide liii tin more effectual renditi ;
iugltivos from Just ice which wat ni"" '
III COI Hi I n .lll'lll I'll I .
A bill was introduced granting tho r I
. It be ii'iiii.'io- ihe prirelcge ufclfcting
ii fill ers
bill t.'.i- 'J-1 Introduced providii
il-. lection . i!ill Postmasters by il- r ; '
Mi. Hamilton oilbred a resolution toinn
into tin expediency of substituting ii
i limn I.i i In-im ill -i -i. in. Adiourned
Mr lain-woiili ollired a resoluti
enquire Into ibe expediency of "p"
nogotlatlona with the British flovernn i
I the purchase of tho British Korth Amencs"
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