The Comanche Chief. (Comanche, Tex.), Vol. 8, No. 2, Ed. 1 Saturday, November 27, 1880 Page: 1 of 4
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-rCOMA NCigSrjraiC^Uft^TOffiAY. NOVEMBER 27,1880.
8AM MTSTSHM EXILE EXTL
^ UTEE Mm TEARS.
few York Tribunes'
The St. Louie Globe-Demo
cntt published mm week* since-* f-r
i.rivate l«5tt«r of Preaident Juckaon *i|
»tion tor ft divorcej
'“*•» rurayr, r>f couree, charged on the
1 really sacrifjcod everything
-44o save one who 4t**4 eri-rei only «ti
mietaken duty, but 80 charge of do
RiOetic infidelity could ho true 'L? a
man who denied it to the eatimahle
lady who afterward became hia wife.
priralo letter of President Jackeou
to i^enrSant Houotr- J-* -* *
ington, D. C., June
toJ^eiirSam Houston, dated Waeh- Jaoksop,-vWas (Improved hy starts
21, 1829, pro- kuewh to. history. Due year after
served -by «a ©Id- Texan, a former letter was written Houston was
the chosen representative
CherykecH at Washington. It
DRl\M J* EXERT 8TYLE._
From the Itri
signs, naturally assumed as true by ' r,
INSt Ltram Opmri
ritioh Mi'dlittl Journal.
. . r,Hah phyaiciap, Dr.-----
bonne, has been making an interest- Nywa. It will lx
Jng series of' observations on the bv Baptists bore
manner in which various drinks acf Texas:
on different parftM»f
spinal svelein which ^eeidyw
Mat** *ms UMMmtk Pstlwtk* T U. ftAlBKR,
ally There**. T*
Tbe follo\vlng < ardvfi-om "evungol-
ist Penm—appear*><l in the (L»slv.iustqu
Nnwa. It will he read with jgsrf&d
. . - TMMSC iImAs
WHJ.*Wf pn.niDt p*T*iuHrt attention te all
j^iaMfS* antraaMJ^maaiv—civil, rr4nl«> “MSebs »
si. (md«4a«jnl roftaetioea. Oj^sirTltba
partake of too largo^.ipwilititv of
’ ‘ Hquor-4wfii
about fcCUQ side to,
sido,Jp»--g«it is verj- unsteady, and ii
tunes to grief abd to muthor
ugh my special
bitf delightful meeting with his triend
one year before, when, as governor
of Tonncssee, he was ^about to; be
united to a beautiful young lady of
accomplished manners and o£_
pectablo connections,'* As to his
sudden determination to “.settle with
the Indians and become a savage,”
ho exclaims : “ Surely it isa dream,”
and he hints that, though now ad-
dressed at the Cherokee Agency,
Territory of Arkansas, his intention
is toffound in Texes, a southwestern
empire; reviving thus a schemo of
other raeh in earlier titnes.
Thi^G lobe- Demoe rat alludes to
Houston's act,'which called "out this
from his uld friend, as “onoof the
most singular and utterly unexplain-
ed acts ever connected with General
Houston or any other great historical
character.” As the true explanation
has since his death boon made known
•by his widow to those specially in-
trusted with the preparation of his
memoirs, the publication of whtclf
is perhaps now indefinitely postpon-
ed, justice to truth and to Houston’s
memory as a model of true loyalty
soem to demand the following state-
ment of the proofs of that loyalty?
As pastor of Senator Houston
from 1845 to 1861, intimate With aU
his private thoughts as well as his
public.life, the writer, when request-
ed to contribute to the proposed me-
moir, was made acquainted with the
fact of his marriage-wound; keener
And more lasting than that of the
poisoned Indian arrow whose fester-
ing he used sometimes to show to
his friends. The attestation of his
loyalty in all other relations, hoard
often from His own lips, And read In
unmistakable acta, is in perfect ac-
cord with the authentic facts of his-
tory which any reader can verify
even in, brief encyclopaedia notices.
There is not a particle of evidence
in any preserved record which indi-
cates a taint of disloyalty in any re-
-Born in Virginia in 1793, loft an
orphan in boyhood, Sam Houston
Wont with his mother to Tennessee,
- where he supported her toy his 0wn
industry, thus early learning family
loyalty. In 1813, at tho age of detoted for his chief honor and bap-
I twonty, he onlisted under Gen. Jack- piness. From his coming to Wash-
| son in the Crock war, and for his re- ington his seat was never vacant in
ou a Visit to Texas' a yoaporiwo
later that Houston wtyufrmwn- into
Texan aflaire. TberTargcConntH.tl'
cut eolory^jnducod'to gi» into Texas
iu^Jptofltf^had boen^Ju- Violation of
5anta Anna’s promises, in 1830, in-
corporated Into fbenegbboring Me
ican province of Coahuilm ajnFtfTus
subjected to Moxicanjiww'and gov-
ernment. Tbegc^VrTiericai 1* in Tex-
as, with loysTmtont, thereupon ojv
ganixed a distinct province, and they
elected Houston as their delegate to
the convention that had been called
to revise the Mexican constitution,
which in-1824 had borrowed [argdr
from that of tho United
Colonists had increased in number to
20,000-when Houston becamo th
delegate. The crafty Santa Anna,
after repeated efforts for peace, did
not begin hoetilitioa until 1835
Though superior in ability, Houston
did not become commander-in-chief
until the poet Was resigned by Col.
S. F. Austin, the sow of the first col
onist, hr tlnraUCTHin of 1885. Hous-
ton’s clemency to Santa Anna, after
the massacres he had perpetrated
was loyalty to tho rules of war.
During the eight years, from 1837
to 1846, of Texas independence,
Houston was faithful"to every obli
gation of lif^. It was during this
period that 'ho obtained a divorce
from tho legislature of the state of
which he, was president, and married
one of the insist accomplished and
Christian wofft&n, who, with a large
fkmily of children, survives him1.
When, at last, annexation could be
cffectod insfrudof aiming at an inde-
pendent empiret-Houston promoted
to the utmost- the annexation of tho
state he had been tire father. ?
In Washington, as senator from
1841 to 1861, do truor statesman
than Sam Houston sat in the capitol.
In social relations 110 sign of vice
appeared, for he was ofltoman stump,
so nonorod recently by the Tribune
as a tydo of the republican leaders
of France. Though unable to bring
his family to the capitol, they wore
always in his thought. Ho spent
Sunday afternoon in writing to them;
and he ever opeke in aU company of
the fact that to his wife ho was in-
earth, he generally fulls on one side^
or the other.
If ho takes too^
Tit direction, aud has
out that saiijAeerffSTps are not
settled, Lt^pL-tKat it is my fluty to
»ay->> -sftio ueernei 1 that it is iay
eafmid judgment' that the failure to
. „ .. - „ .reusove this terribitv soul-destroying
whisky, especially thojfl>etfifimuun incubus frorp the Baptists denomina-
which goes by.JlywtgJnc of Irish (ion* and the e«u«e of Christianity
whisky, hejjLHtttnost certain to be gsherully, does not lie at the door a*’ ""MM
npulre Elder Link, or of Elder Can^', or of to ***
If he the First Baptist church, of which
he is pastor. I do believe
have done all that the God^
members to this
since theft proposition for
uir And adjustment of said
difficulties.” W. E I**.nn.
1 of gallantry ho su gain-
ed the esteem of Jackson tliai he
urged him to rotnnin permanently in
tho army. Resigning, however, and
[ studying law in Nashville, he rose
from office to office, and in 1828, at
the ago of thirty, ho whs elected to
Congress, and again in 1827 was
elected Governor of Tennessee, Up
to this time Houston was unmarried.
Universally admired, nnd urged toy
associates to form an alliance which
scorned essential to his station, a
young lady of beauty and acconi-
pliahmenla was commended to him
tty family influence. Ilia proposal
of marriago was accepted, and late in
1828 the marriage ceremony was
performod with unusual pomp. The
next day Houston resigned his office
crossed the Mississippi into Arkan-
sas, and December 11, 1828, wrote
from the Agency of his old Cherokee
acquaintances the letter to President
Jackson which called forth his letter
of January 11, 1829. No one of
Houston’s companions kilcw till his
death the cause of hpt now course,
which his best friends, like Jacksittv,
| regarded as partial insanity; no one
but his widow could reveal it, and
♦the only through a sense of conjugal
and Christian duty. That cause was
the highest test, of loyalty of which
any man chuld be capable.
- On the eve of marriago, Gov.
Houston observed a tremor in the
voice and in tho hand of his bride,
when the vow of undivided attach-
ment vw pronounced, which con-
i iuced him some secret had not been
revealed to him. Before retiring, he
frankly told her of his suspicion,
MkCd a frank confession, ami tojd
Ihfijilacoof worship; be often fofer-
ed to the discourse on tbe words:
“Better is he that nfleth his own
spirit thun he that taketh a city,” as
tno religious crisis of his life; ' he
rose above the two-fold conviction
which restrained most public men
from a public profession of Christian
tkith, namely: the suspicion of hy-
seized^wttfT an irresistible im
forward on his face. ”
got drunk on cider nr perry,, the lgt-
tpr more especially, lie is certain
d©WfT suddenly on his back;
•parently without any pfev
warning. lie once saw a number of
men who b*d n^deJ^sTliierrv at a
harvest all faji^agSTn and ’
th» sanjfi^-tiTSnnor. lie ha^aever
well awjinaeeff^ The lkriner, who
"TTvoiy' shrewd Here lord shire
1, told him that tht^wAs tho ef-
fect invariabl}-prodtfeed by perry, of
which his meu had that day
liberally.—He has since tl
soeiLseveral isolated cases which have
corroborated the farmer’s version of
the action of an overdose of perry
or cider.” . 1
l>r. Bhorthouse’s researches, un-
happily, have not been conducted
with sufficient precision, nor have
they1 extended over a sufficiently
wide field. American Investigators
could have informed him that not
ouly do different drinks affect mon
in various ways, but the effects differ
according to the quantity of the bev-
erage imbibed. Thus, while four
fingers of tho whisky peculiar to
cheap saloons will cause thb subject
violently to invert other people,
dose of fourteen fingers win lead him
peacelully to invert himself. The
girl of similar resorts, which is not
distinguishable from the ordinary
turpentine of commerce, produces
pedal entanglements and procipita-
tion-upon the bridge of fhe nose, a
fuct observed by the Psalmist, who
made allusion, to the relation of tbe
feet to The gin. The rum of these
places invariably induces pedestrian
excretes upon the ear, the white
Medford variety lending the subject
mvrt!$)ty to walk off otibinleft car,
while old Jamaica as invariably in-
spires his right ear with locomotivo
powers. The brandy of these resorts
is as instantaneous and overwhelming
in iti* effects as a thunderbolt, anu
the victim who partakes of it at
once sinks down on every portion of
hjmsolf simultaneously. As tor the
required at their ha
^ con an cam,
TsssslHdd on land* ia any port ofth«8ut»
Jg L. HHROPSniRXr
<^ATTORNKY AT LAW,
COMANC1IB, : - -
Practice* la all the court* li
PllYSfCIAN AND 8U.IOKON,
Bffcr* hi* proftwilonal MlSric** to the dll',
sen* of Comanche and adjoininx countie*.
Office at Hamilton'* drug (tore, west aide
of Public *qusre, Comsnehe, Teas*.
Northwsat corner Pwbik
^i.S6. D.ffTXXJCTBB, M. !>.,
_ >—'ffiU RGEOIX-Alfir HOMfKPAT
1^.. -— TaACTICIONER^'
The loiw*«dir a Memphtrbot is to
staiid-en bis beail five minutes, in a
ft square,‘'with a Garfield
uer suspended from his f<
In Oswego, grocery man
bet his st(>re^iigsiust a neighboring
meatjparifet that Hancock would be
elected. On Wednesday morning
he turned over his wager like a man.
but tbe butcher declined to accept it.
A combination bet was made by
ten democrats and ton republicans
in Houston, Texas. The losers were
to harness themselves to a stage
coach and draw lhe winners through
the principal street. In both parties
wore same of the foremost men ol
George P. Knowles, of Racine,
Wfa* woii from Edwin Childs, of
Dakota, one section of good farm
land, 640 acre^. The bet was |8,000
against a certain described soctiQn
that New York . state would give
Garfield from 1,000 to 5,000 rcpuoli-
offle* over A 1
tots*.—From f tu 9, a m. 1 from
t p. m, and from 7 to i p. m. .
■VChronlc Mmssss • «p«Halty. a
pocrisy and socturiamsin, and was
baptined when at tho very height of
his political expectation.
When secession and the war fol-
lowing it came, Bam Houston was
altnost alone in opposing if, in open
words and in direct acts. When in
varied companies tho remark was
dropped that Lincoln Would not be
jwacibly-inaugurated, Houston firmlj-
said: f‘Tho man that attempts to
prevent it shall wnlk over ifljt* dead
odily!” Trqe to bis word, when on
the " day of inauguration videttes
were at ever}- street Corner where
tlio procession was to pass, elose up
to the left side of the carriage in
which Lincoln sat with Buchanan on
bis right, was seen throughout the
'whole route, pressing so closely up
to the wheels that tfo man could
have passed between?-
•Such a record should set aside any
suspicion that Houston was not in
•very relation a nwdel of.loyalty, constituents turn to. him and suv,
Retiring to the bosom of hir family, "well Dunn, thou good nnd fnithful
he lived two years in yet another servant.”—Littk'Rti<k Oatet^e.
political exile; but adore<l inihisiam- NOVOr1b* !css th«- barber gave Dunn
tly, aud not “an alien front the com- a livi,^. bfnshy and it*. " *L—L*
mon wealth of the rodeelned.”.- .....
Gkokcir W. Sambo#.
NeuOCork, November 5, 1880.
Babcock’s whiskers ; that Garfield
would not be elected. On Wednes-
day morning he had his mustache
cut off and sent to Mr. Babcock.
_ A whoelbarrow bet. in Baltimore
afforded more amusement to the
spectators than hod been expected.
The loser was annoyed, whilo wheel-
ing thewftmer over the stipulated
| ronte, by the taunts of the latter,
and followed up the payment of tbe
wager by whipping nim soundly.
A Harrisburg man was caught by
the trinky ofli-r Ilf q wugi>r ibiil mu.
UYERY AND FEED STABLE!
North Hide Public Square,
COMANCHE, - » . - TEXAS.
Care of transient stock • •psrialtjr. Good
ihelter for ▼•hli-lee. Prompt attention sad
aa-lr HENRY HILL, Proprietor.
Ttita popular nsw eEloon U daily Incrsss-
Ing In flavor, se tbe Immenee crowd that
gather* there for • morning eye-opener and
a farewell night-cap will teatUy. They keep
none but the very beet brand* of
Wines, Cigars, Jco.
SrnoNT YOU FORGET IT-fi*
Ir» Ogdensbiirg, N. T., William If W«»t a good Night-cap, a morning
*lprl».l,l.mW«*»Wim.tA. A. jteggoflJettCWWf
FKKNANDEZ * ACKERMAN,
IH1VT 8EXD OFF FOR l'OIR
TRXAR.rt AU'U,rfli,J1 Wm *1 *•
Work don* os abortsst notio* fad war-
ranted to givs sstiaAmtfon. , . M
ig the sqbicct they city in the,Luted States of over a
impel him to wander over the fttco of| hundred thousand inhabitants would
the carthnud never sit or fall down,; not give 500 votes for Hancock. Tfio
though bis path be strewn with ha-[stake was a supper for the Wnrd
nuuna pells ami lio among string-j campaign Hub of thowiunor. Tho
jricocs of docks. Altogether, Dr.
Bhortbousc can find a far more fer-
tile field for investigation in these
United States than is open to him in
England, even without making in-
quiry into tho more abstruse and
complicated beverages of the great
west like the far-famed shepherd's
-delight, of Ncvnda, one drink of
which tiieiimting fluid moves tho as-
simulator to steal bis own sheep and
bide them in tho remote sage brush
from his own pursuit.
Arkansas will bo the only stale"
represented in the next congress by
a negro. Ho is a barber, «nq defeat-
ed lion. Poindexter Dunn by a close
You razor point that is nofcorroct.
The nefjyr bftrbcr came out of t lie'
contest Whipped by defeat. Tbe
Hot).Poindexter Dunn was elected
by a bandsoiiic majority,
a frank confession, abd _ . ^
ber it would not work her injury.
His tranknoEs and firmness l«l to tbe
confession that her affections had
boeq,given and pledged to another
liqforp their meeting, and that filial
doty had led to her acceptance ©t
bis proffer. Houston retired .to hbr
own cot, next day resigned his posi-
tion, allo\Vcd'4he entire fault to ajl-
Alakaaa'* U. I. Rwaatsr.
ve,ly brush, and it?JWs thought
for1 avyjjile had raised hi iff out 'of bis
sent to take it himselfr ‘‘Next gen-
ii cum n. ’ ’-rAfrmph is Jjfdger.
A Good Account.
Montoomeut, Nov. H.'-^Itt 4he[ HUn^ ft up, six long" years of
Alnbnma legislsture to-day JUmcs I..! and suffering,
Pugh reeevied the unanimous vote of. pcr year, totgl 81,290-ynll of
the reiiato and bouse for United ] which was slopped by three bottles
Btutes senator The two houses-will Of Hop -Bitten^taken by my wile,
Mtaus senni “•_ w|l0 jiaa dpi,,, her own .housework .
for a year since without the loss of ‘v •
a day, and 1 want everybody to]
know, it for their benefit.
19 JogN Wkvjis, Butler, N. Y.
city named was Washington, where
there is no voting ti>r president at
all. The victim said nothing, except
to name the time and place for the
supper. Ou that occasion the viands
looked ull right, and were just such
as the written terms of the bet called
for, but they were found to be sea-
sbnbd with snuff Slid *tll other un-
printable substances. ... '
-a * *-
Sjs'oial to the CincimiHti. CommcrvUI.
Wahiiinoton, Nsvcmber 18.—In
view of the fact that the political
complexion of the United Btates
Senate may depend upon the health
of one man. the physical condition
of Senator Grover, of Oregon, be-
comes a matter of Natinnnl impor-
tance. His death or resignation
would be followed by tbe election of
a republican, which would give them
control of the Senate Without refer-
and Ids once to tho unceartain vote of Billv
Mahone, of Virginia, upon which all
now seeut to depend. I ______
A dispatch from Wilfliiington, Del-
aware, says: Senator Grover is living
here at a medical home, and under
treatment for spinal iritatiou. He
will go to Washington next week to'
romnin, if his strength pofmits,
through the winter. Ilo docs not
speak positively of being able to at-
tend regularly at the sessions Of tho
'.and be will take n
meet in jbi^t scssioAi to declare the
result to-morrow morning. * I’ugli
will take his seat on the opening of
Saloon and Billiard Hall!
Wcat Side Pub. Square, COMANCHE.
None hut the bc«l brand* of Liquor* and
Cigar* kept in tbs bouM.
COMANCHR, TEXAS. -
Kseps only tbs bast ot
riHirlpWssi tarsMly DM bf a luqEat
My Stationery departmant I* wait supplied
with all kind* dr writing and blotting p*p*r
pen*, Ink, pencils, slat**, etc. My
compel** every kind uasd is Um State.
I sbo keep a foil Uns of
ls-*t end puriet In the market, constantly on
10 the purest Mid best brands of
Brandies, Wines, Ac.
Don't fail to call at tbs MONARCH
when you come to town. „ j,
AliCOHOL for medicinal purpose*
conswmltjr on band. M
tWO SHOPS I
HARD A CAMPBELL,
Wleelf richts, Carnaje & f aion
1 Will b« found at th# ...
and also repairing done at the old shop op-
|NMile HwiUer1* *uo|i on North Main Street.
•UTAH work done ou short notice, in
good style Mid on HeiMpnable terms. .
aw III Work Harriatrd.-tMr-
Civs L’s a Tsisu ' , ' 87-ly "•
.Senate, and he will take no active
part in tho work of that body. ’ 1,.
Brnnc prefon®- cynic, having no
feat of Cupid before his eyes, perpe-
tuates the following villainous pare-
Imre t* • nightniarS With one foot,
Two children with one hun.
Two tumt|M with * single mot,
' T ot (*liksp.hsyi< a m1' _
n , l : '< . ~ r •• k
■■'.“'■■lif, «| * 1.1 'T*-' ■ Awiiadssii .1
By tlie Car Load
“ WM. BARNES’,
COMANCHE, ’ TEXAN
/ <EO. D. WOOD,
Vatdnaier nil Jeieler,
Keeps • complete stock of Watches, Cpsck*,
Jewel re. Spectacle* Mid *v*rytbing else k«pt
in * Jswelrr store. -Bspsirlng in Alf K*
branches and eh graving done. f
At Caetl*'* drug store, under McCMiaaa
(MALE AND FEMALE)
Open* Septewby #tb^ IMA, sad ronttaues
Primary, Grammar, High School
and Musical Department!.
J. W. TIMMINS, Principal!
Mis* Ida Hast, Music Department.
Frlmsiy DepsTtmant.............. glJIO
Grammar lfenartimut.,................ 2.00
High School Ih'partment.................. 2M
Music, including us<> of inatrpmOit,-... 4.00
Tuition must be paid promptly at tbe end
of iweh month.
Hoard can lie had at moderate pries* In
privste families. *
7-4*4* - .........>
■ v •
•« . tn.l
N. C. BALDWIN,
Htxi^henville (Erath Co.,) TixAa,
Manutkcturers’ Agent for SINKER,-
DA VIH t CD’S Stationary and Port- ...
able Steam Engines and Boilers, from
1 to 100 horse power: Flouring Mill_
Machinery, Shafting, Pulleys, Belt -
iiig. Bolting Cloth, Bmuttcrn, Gins _l!_:
and Presses, Steam Pipe and Fittings, i
Bnmi (foods and General Mill Bup- f——
Irion Rooting a OpcHnlty.
Wind, Runt, Water and Lightning Proof--
batter sad cbeapar than sblnglea.
Plan* and speciicatloa* fomisbe* for mill*..... *
and gin*. Price* law and terms reasonable.
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