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i f t ' St i7 THE STATESMAN. TBRMS 1 TBI WEEKLY DEMOCRATIC STATESMAN Single eepr, on yer - 9 M Biogleopy,iz moutbi 3 OO giofla copjr, one meoUu &0 . WEEKLY DEMOCRATIC STATESMAN. Single eopr, one yr.... Single oofiy, aix month. Tii eoptM. one year.... ' Th above rata ara tpacie. The Executive Committee. Tbe Central and Senatorial Executive Com mittee cbosen by the Democratic State Con vention, are as follows: A. S. WALKIR, Chairman. ' M. H. BOWERS, JOHN D. ELLIOTT. W. M. WALTON 8. G. BNEED. y Central Executive Committee. SENATORIAL DISTRICTS. "1st District. E. B. Pickett, Liberty. JLA.:. do S. B. Bewlev. San Auniin 34 '4 th 6th "6th 7th 8 th 9th 10th 11th 12th 13th 14th ISth 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21st 22d 23d 24th 25tb 26th 27th 28th 29th 30th do do do do do do . do i do ' do do do -do do do " do ' do .do UO do do do do do do do ,;do do do T. R. Bonner, Rusk. James W. Ewing, Palestine. James II. Jones, Henderson. J. P. Douglas, Tyler. James W. Pope, Marshall. H. P. Mabry, Jefferson. W. B. Wright, Clarksville. Wm. A. Wortham, Hopkins. S. B. Maxey, Paris. R. L. Fulton, Galveston. P. B. Peareson, Richmond. J. W. Henderson, Houston. J. M. Maxey, HantSTille. . Seth Sheppard, Brenharo. Q. J. Goodwin, Bryan. A. W. Terrel, Calvert. Capt. George C'.ark, Waco. C. M. Winkler, Corsicana. John Hanna, Dallas. E. T. Brougbton, Sherman. W. E. Hughes, Weatherford, R. M. Forbes, Calhoun. Wells Thompson, Columbus. J. D. Sayers, Bastrop. W. D. S. Cook, Gonaales. J. W. Posey, Georgetown. C. Upson, San Antonio. J. B. Carpenter.Corpns Ohristi. TO .THE DEMOCRACY OF TEXAS. The Democratic State Convention 'that as sembled in ' Austin last January, after tbe adoption of its platform, passed the follow ing resolution : ; - "Resolved, That the Central Executive Committee be, and they are hereby in structed to take Immediate steps to raise, by joint stock or otherwise, a fund, and at the earliest possible time establish a central organ to be nnder the control of a committee of three to be selected by the Central Com mittee. Which resolution was adopted." ' A meeting of tbe State Executive Com mittee was held in the city of Anstin subse quent to the adjournment of the Convention, at which meeting the State Execntive Com mittee passed a resolution directing the four resident members of the Central Executive Committee in Austin and the Chairman to carry ont the resolution of the Convention by the establishment of a Central Demo cratic Paper. In accordance with the resolution of the . Convention and of the Execntive Committee t large, the undersigned report that they have entered into arrangements with the " Statesman Publishing Company" to publish a Democratic newspaper in Austin to be tyled the Dimocratio Statesman, which paper will be sound in its support of Demo cratic Doctrine. - Under the management of editors, counseling with a competent com mittee, the nndersigned trust that the paper will, in all respects, meet with the approba tion and support of the Democracy of Texas. -We earnestly solicit, for the interests of the party, that every member of the Demo cratic Execntive Committee, and Democrats at large, use their influence to extend the circulation of the paper. A. S. WALKER, Chairman Democratic State Ex. Com. " S. G. Smebd, "J Wm. M. Walton, V Central Committee. : M. H. Bowers, J Austin, Texas, July 20, 1871. ' ' L The punishment of the Indian chiefs, Satanta and Big Tree, sentenced to death by tbe Circuit Court, has been commuted by Governor Davis, to im prisonment for life. How aOuut little Jimmie'a trip to San Antonio ? Did the people turn : out with, "Lo, the conquering hero comes V '-' Will San Antonio be put nnder martial law? ' ' . - . We understand that a good many of the thirty-five District Judges have been for sometime without pay the State Treasury not being in a very happy financial condition. ' Look out for resignations ! We learn from a private dispatch to the Galveston News, that Col. T.J. H. Anderson, Grand Master of Ma sons in this State, died on the aftcr- ternoon of last Tuesday, in the city of Houston.' The remains were taken to Port Sullivan. A correspondent from Blanco, Texas, writes as follows: The .speech of Judge Hancock delivered here on the 14th, and the Democratic Statesman have aroused the Democracy of our county, so that I believe everybody will register and vote. The Germans of Comal county are rallying to the support of nancock in large numbers. They cannot and will not, swallow Degener, their own coun tryman, because he endorses the Davis administration. Dear Davis, you have brought all this on yourself. The Demo cracy cannot help you ; they would if they could, but they can't. Democracy or IVortli Texas. We learn that Hon. J. J. Goodi John C. McCoy, J. K. P. Record and others of Dallas ; Maj. Wm. It. Shan, non of Weatherford, and others are doing noble service for our cause. Messrs. McCoy and Shannon addressed the Democracy at Palo Pinto with fine effect Judge Good has spoken at vari ous points, and Record at Dallas aud McKinney. The work has just begun in earnest. The clarion voice of Throckmorton has gladdened Demo cratic hearts at several places. Ben. Epperson, too, is striking heavy blows, and throughout North Texas the people are moving for liberty and an honest government. Send In Your Names. The frontier, tormented on the one hand bv the savace, and on the other by foe not less a despoilcr Radical ism is not asIeeD to the creat issues of the . campaign ; for we are daily called upon to book large lists of sub ecribers to the Statesman, and are encouraged by the good and cheering words that are wafted us from every auarter. Now comes Col. W. E. lliicrhes, of Weatherford, Parker county, who has placed us under obligations for a club of twentv subscribers. In transmitting the list, the Colonel says : "All is going well in this part of the country. The counties of my district are all thoroughly organized uo fears as to the result here. We will send a Democrat to the Legislature to fill vacancy." ' To others, also, we return thanks for favors in the form of clubs of sub LE.IS VOL. I. AUSTIN, TEXAS. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1871. ' . NO. 6. ;'. I : , ; WEEKLY DEMOCRATIC STATESMAN. SB . la published every Thursday afternoon. 1 1 : ' ' : All business correspondence, communica- mmmm I ,,5, j J Austii, Texas. State nights. j Althougn it has been often claimed by small Rulical politicians, that the States of this Union are altogether subordinate to the Federal Government as set forth in the Constitution of Texas (Art. , Sec. ,) yet we deem it proper to call attention to a late decision of the Supreme Court of the United Stales, reported in 11 Wallace Reports, 113, to show that no such idea is entertained by that Court. In that, case, it is expressly decided that the decision in the case of Dobbins vs. the Commissioners of Erie county, 16 Peters, 435, that the Legislature of a Slate was incompetent to levy a tax upon the salary of an officer,, of the United Slates Government, and that upon precisely the same principle, the United States Government is incompe tent to levy a tax upon the salary of a Stato officer. The reason is the same for both instances, namely, that the power of taxation implies the power of destruction, and that neither Gov ernment may destroy any means adopt ed by the other for the exercise of its constitutional functions or powers. The State and the General Governments are equally sovereign and independent of each other. There is no such idea as subordination between them. Says tho Court, page 124 : . 'The General ' Government and the States, althougth both exist within the same territorial limits, are separate and distinct sovereignties, acting sep arately and independently of each other, within their respective spheres. Tho former in its appropriate sphere is supreme j but the States, within the limits of their powers not granted, or in the language of the tenth amend ment, "reserved," are as independent of the General Government as that Government within its sphere is inde pendent of the Slates.". This is the true Democratic view of tbe relations between the United States Government and the separate State Governments and is plainly contrary to the declaration in the Texas Consti tution, that it is subordinate to the Constitution of the United States. The one is no more subordinate than the other. Both are independent and both supreme, because they do not in any wise conflict with each other. The powers of the one the United States consists of express and plainly im plied grants, the others of original and inherent powers never granted away, but "reserved." This well expressed view of the simple matter by the Supreme Court, fully explodes the puerile modern or Radical pretension that the States derived any of their powers from the General Government, or hold any power subordinate to tbe United States Government. The only dissenting opinion that of Judge Bradley does not in the least shake the soundness of the. Court's conclusion.' Gov. Davis's Insolence. The Bryan Appeal mentions that in his lato visit to that city, when and where he made a speech, Governor Davis, being appealed to by a com mittee, absolutely declined and refused to be replied to by a Democratic speak er. And yet the Governor had the bad taste and insolence to use such ex pressions as, ' 111 make you obey," in addressing his fellow citizens as free as himself. The so-called Governor of Texas is a much weaker vessel than wo had imagined, if ho thinks that by such insolence he can make the free people of Texas obey his illegal elec tion order, and forego at his bidding the exercise of any valuable legal and constitutional right which they pos sess. To "obey" the laws and Con stitution of tho State is at once the duty and pleasure of all good citizens, especially of all Democrats. But it is not tho dutv. and should not be the - - , pleasure, of any man to obey the ille gal and tyrannical orders of an inso- ent tyrant and usurper. Wc nsc these strong expressions advisedly, wilh a full knowledge of their true import, and assert that the Govcinor's election order is tyrannical, because it plainly proposes to exercise unlawful an thority; and is a usurpation, be cause the power proposed lo be exer ciscd over the actions of the people has not ben conferred upon the Execu tive. Tyranny and usurpation arc among the highest crimes which can be committed against the rights and liberties of a free people. We believe it to be a high moral dutv to obey the laws of tho land im plicitly, but at the same time an equally high moral duty not to respect or obey the insolent edicts of a tyraut and usurper, unauthorized by the Constitu tion and laws of the land. Proper discrimination must be made between what is lawful and what is unlawful. If our people carefully observe the one, and as carefully disregard the other, we do not think that the inso lent experimenter upon the patience and submission of the people will dare resort to violence. If he does, then it becomes a high moral duty to resist such violence and subdue it. Never Mind the Expense. Let all those who are disposed to admire tho great parly of "progress and moral idies," read the following figures, which exhibit akind of geomet rical progression in the rate of taxation that is beautiful to behold : In Louisiana in 18C0.the debt was $10,000,000 it ii 1871, " is 49,060,000 N.Carolina inl868, " was 11,000,000 ii ii 1871, ' is 40,000,000 Arkansas in 18G8. was 3,000,000 ii 1871, " is 6,000,600 Texas in 1868, required 344,268 1871, requires 5,837,953 . Do the Radicals ever attempt any reply to these figures? Democratic Clubs. Some unknown friend has sent us a copy of the Galveston . News of the 2Clh inst, with markson a local arti cle, showing the organisation of three Democratic clubs in that city ; one for the first, one for the second, and an other for the third ward. The officers of the third ward club are as follows: R. R. Lawther, President, Henry Brandes, J. C. Massie, Isaac Bernstem and D. Jordon, Vice Presidents, J. C. Rust, C. M. Preston and W. P. Lief forth, Secretaries. . C. H. Leonard, Treasurer. The officers for the first ward club arc not named. But it is said the club ias gone to work in earnest. An elec tion committee of thirty-five members has been chosen, and the ward por tioned out among thirty-five canvass- ers. The chairman oi me election committee is Joseph Owens, with C. Cherry and C. P. McConnick as Secretaries. Tho officers of tho club for . the sec ond ward are as follows: Oliver Steole, President, P. M. Spener, H. Rhodes, C. T. Bandies, A. P. Luckett, Vice Presidents. W. A. Shelton and W. M. Stafford, Secretaries, and Chas. McVidor, Treasurer. . . . The organization of these Demo cratic clubs affords the best evidence that the people are aroused to a proper sense of the danger with which our institutions and liberties are menaced by the wicked, weak, and unprincipled Davis-Alexander administration. Wo can only express the hope that our Democratic friends all over the State may imitate the wholesome example of our zealous Galveston friends. There is work for all; let us see that it is done n proper time and manner. May we not ask these patriotic Democratic clubs to aid us in the circulation of the Democratic Statesman, instituted, as it nas Decn, oy tne democratic party of tho whole State, and circula ting as it does in all parts thereof. We ask help of our friends.' Tbe Indlanola Railroad. We listened to a very good, plain, common sense address from Gen. Hen ry E. McCulloch to the citizens of Trav is county yesterday evening, in which he showed very plainly that Travis county should take $400,000 of capital stock in the railrcad from Indianola to Austin. The distance from Austin to Galves ton is 215 miles, and that from Indian ola 155 miles, or 60 miles less. Messrs Morgan & McCombs who purchased this road from Indianola to Victoria, between which places it is now rurtfsttr,iipropo8o to let Travis county take stock, payable thirty years from date with eight per cent, interest per annum in county bonds, to be de. livcred after the completion of the railroad to the city of Austin." Now, every sensible man in the county must know that the great bulk of merchandise coming to Austin from the Northern market, would, ev ery thing being equal, come by Indi anola rather than by Galveston. Again, it is reasonable to suppose that a road competing with the C'en tral railroad, will exercise a wonderful effect in reducing the rate c' charges on that road. But there arc many and powerful reasons why lrnvia county must anxiously desire railroad communica tion with Indianola, as well as with EI Paso and St. Louis. In a few years by aiding and en couraging the construction of railroads to those pointa as well as Galveston, Austin may well claim to be the rail road centre of Texas, and with such facilities of common trdde, manufac ture and general development, our City of Hills would soon count a popu lation of sixty or an hundred thousand people, and contain fifty times its'pres- ent wealth. Wc feel warmly interested in Gen. McCulloch's enterprise, and earnestly urge and recommend the citizens of Travis county to vote for taking the amount of stock proposed. Keep it before the people Governor Davis says the taxes are not half high enough. Voters of Travis county, how do you like the prospect of having the present high rate of taxation doubled ? Slow confiscation is the watchword f the party now in power. Barieu Degener has been a member of Congress for two years. What has he done for the good of his State and country during this time ? Does any body know ? He offered a resolution w-r f T i.i: C in tue House oi Avepreseniauveo favor of general amnesty, and then voted against it. That's all. James P. Newcomb, Secretary of State, is said to have got drunk in San Antonio, and said that he would not have done as Degener did in accepting the nomination of the New Braunfels Convention, to have been made Presi dent of the United States. It can also be fastened on him, that he, on the same drunk, claimed to be as Notlun"- now as lie was when he belonged to that oatli-oouna association. " Flake's Bulletin says : "Mr. Garei sen, one of our ablest and most reliable teachers, has deemed it necessary to abandon his school and withdraw from the profession of school teacher, which position he adorned with skill, learning. and experience. His reason is stated in his advertisement that he cannot with dignity or self-respeet, subject himself to the odious school law Mr. Gareisen then is not a supporter of the New Braunfels platform. The Question. The great question for the people of Texas to-day, that which overrides all others, is as to the defeat of the party now in power. There can be no inquiry whether this or that act of past State legislation be wise or unwise. All are agreed that every act, without excep tion,' of the Davis administration has been conceived in sin and born in iniquity. The Governor and his co adjutors have proved themselves the enemies of the State. They can scarcely point to a single act, cither of admin istration or legislation, which is not an outrage on the people, designed to op press rather than protect. They have obtained power by frand, and they know it. They fear the free voice of an indignant people, and hence they have made laws, not for tho welfare of the State, but for the advantage of their .own faction, struggling to retain ill-gotten power. Of course, when a State has become subject to the control of such a faction, all idea of anything like just govern ment is necessarily at an end. All other questions then become absorbed into one single one: How shall we con sign to eternal oblivion these upstart tyrants, who have forced themselves into place ? That's the question. We have nothing now to do with the Four teenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Federal Constitution . More impor tant matters of State administration demand our attention. There is but one way in which the people can or should assert their rights and independence at the present time, and that is by the ballot. But they should sec to it that the exercise of the right to vote is left free and untrammel- ed, as guaranteed by the fundamental law. The election older of Gov. Davis is intended as a direct blow at the free dom of the ballot, the great bulwark of liberty, and .thus the most sacred rights of the people are to be destroyed. This order, so far as it attempts-to control the elector in the time of his coming to," or tho time and manner of his going from the placo of election, or to prevent the peaceable assembling together of the citizens then, there, or elsewhere, is an act of usurpation-. . The organic law of this State pro vides, that "no citizen shall be de prived of life, liberty, property, or privileges, outlawed, exiled, or in any manner disfranchised, except by due process of the law of tho land ;" and, again, "that electors, in all cases, shall be privileged from arrest during their attendance at elections, and in goin to and returning from the same, except ( in cases of treason, felony, Cr breach of the peace.'' In view of these plain and well known provisions for the security of the liberty of the citizen, we advise the people of Texas not to permit thcm selves to be imposed upon by those exercising pretended authority. De mand your rights at the polls and insist upon them. Resist no law; but do not submit to authority exercised without law. We do not advise armed resist ance to any man or set of men, act'ng under cover of authority. Stand upon the defensive, and if any man be disturbed in the exercise of his con stitutional rights, sec to it that he is protected, and secure for him the redress to which he is entitled under the law. Avoid physical resistance, but hold the aggressors to strict accountability according to law for any invasion of personal rights. Catallne vs. E. J. Davis. The characters of history often af ford to mankind examples of imitation, sometimes producing good and at others great ev;l, as the examples taken for imitation are good or bad. Oliver Cromwell and the great Na poleon seemed to admire and imitate Julius Caesar, while our creat and good Washington, "first in peace, first in war, and first in the hearts of his countrymen," has been compared to abius and Marcellus, the sword and shield of Rome and our beloved and amented Southron ,Stonewall Jackson, on account ot his brilliant .achieve ments has been likened unto tho hero of Lodi, Castiglione and Rivoli. What character in history has our usurper taken for imitation? Has he selected that of Judas Iscariot or Cata- ine? Judas betrayed his Savior, and Cataline attempted to betray his coun try with fire and sword. PerhapB Davis more resembles the Roman than the Jew, though treacher ous as Judas he seems more to imitate Cataline. The Roman Cataline and his coconspirators plotted their wicked designs against the lives and liberties of Romans at tbe dead hour of night in secret conclave;" the Texas Cataline aud his co-conspirators after the man ner of the former, meet at night in sweet-scented nocturnal meetings, called loyal leagues. Texans can but recognise their Cat aline who tramples their constitutions and laws under his feet who invades and searches their residences without warrant therefor, and declares martial law in times of profound peace, fines and imprisons them orders them not to assemble together, nor shout on election days, nor jeer at and make in famous the contemptible scoundrels who are now candidates for their suf frages. All good men execrate the me mory of the Roman Cataline, and rejoice at his miserable fate, while our Texas Cataline : "Living, shall forfeit fair renown, And. doubly dying, shall go down To the vile dust, from whence he sprung, Unwept, unuonored and unsung." The Principles, of the Demo cratlc Party- Are contained in the platform adopted by the party, in general convention as sembled, in the month of January last. Upon wis piatiorm an true men op posed to the party in power can stand fair and square. The principles de clared, in their simple ennnciation, com mand the respect of all true patriots without the possibility of giving of fence to any, whatever may have been their past political opinions. We, therelore, cordially invite all lovers ol liberty ana gooa government to unite Wlta ub, uu ukou principles, lor uie overthrow oi ine usurpers ana piun- dererswho now control our State af- fairs. With united effort, success is certain, a.nd we yet hope to see the day and that not far distant when hon esty, capacity and economy, shall con trol all governmental administration. Let ds never cease struggling.never cease bottling for the great heritage of liberty, ' which is 'ours by birthright, but which has been stolen from us by force and fraud. Let us take up arms against the enemies of the State, and fight them from point to point, now and forever, until tho victory is ours. Degener Retreats. , Hancock and Degener met at San Antonio. The result was so disheart ening to Degener that he declines to meet Hancock again. Judge Hancock feels a delicacy in pressing Mr. Degener upon the subject, in view of the evident disinclination of the latter gentleman. We see that Mr. Degener is to speak in Austin on Saturday, but the an nouncement contains the names of sev eral others such as Newcomb, Trigg and M. G. Anderson so that a chal lenge cannot with propriety be ten dered, as if accepted the bottle-holders would be cut off. But we, in the name of Judge Han- cook anu in ucuau oi us menus, ue- i - i: j: At u j x I c.:i:c m reamncHB vurouga .r.euu 10 meet the friends of Mr. Degener, and wnwscmenui ir a jo.iu u.scua- sionueiwcea iuo canu.uaw.-s, OI ui issues oi me aay, ai Ansun, lo-mgni, or at any other time and place. Degener and Slemerlng Hancock. for Tho Journal sayB "the only ex-con-Icderates who are enthusiastic in favor f Hancock, arc the confederate cotton thieves, those who staid behind and fattened off the misfortunes of the country." k As Decrencr was cotton scent, con iiected with or doing business with the Texas Military Board, and bicmcr inz was conscript officer skulking in the rear, while better men were fighting, it is evident that the Journal knows their sentiments, and takes this modo of twitting them for their support of Judsre Hancock. From Degener's cot ton record, we were prepared for his duplicity on the police bill and school law, but we confess we did not expect him to throw himself off to vote for his opponent, until we 8 awthe above sus picious paragraph in the Journal. Prepare. Every body knows the Radicals know and fear it that the vote of Texas, whenever fairly brought out, is overwhelmingly Democratic. We must not be cheated out of this vote. It is a duty that the people owe to themselves to take somo Bteps for securing a fair count. Wc suggest that meetings be held at the different county seats for the purpose of agreeing upon measures to accomplish this end. Let committees be appointed at each voting place to watch the conduct of the managers of elections. Let Democrats determine on some united action. We must have this election conducted right, or worse will follow. Force and Fraud. ' In a conversation with Governor A. . Hamilton the other day, he said : "I have nodoubtlhat the programme of Davis and his friends is to overawe the people when voting at the next election, and then count or exclude the election returns so as to carry the election in favor of their candidates. In other words, by fraud and force, he wi'l attempt to perpetuate his power ! I know that the Democrats of Texas arc not devoid of virtue and intelli gence and when Davis and his co-ad- jutors say they are, they tell a living lie." Divided they Fall. The Radical party is hopelessly di vided into the three following factions: 1. The State Administration wing the most numerous, consisting of the office holders and plunderers. a. lue Morgan Hamilton wing a large and respectable minority, the cream of the party. 3. The Railroad Subsidy Faction the tailend, opposed to Davis. .Now is the time, when they are fighting over the spoils among them selves, for the gallant Democracy to charge straight at them and rout the whole crew, horse, foot and dragoons ! James P. Newcomb, Secretary of State, said, at San Afarcos, that he had the counting of the vote, and would count u lU uro uie oca la n iue uu,,,- .A- 1 J .. . f il . inees of tue Kadical party. Kecoiiect this. The assertion can be proved on marked on Monday, to Mayor Thie him. Don't forget it. Let affidavits lepapc, that he (the Mayor) should be made of it. Lave ordered the police force to ar From Drivate sources we learn that San Antonio ia enframed in building quite extensively, and that stonemasons are in good demand. Cost of a Single Election. People of Texas, look at the figures below and see what an enormous ex pense is imposed upon you by the odi ous usurpers in their effort to perpetu ate their hateful tyranny over you. Compare the amount with ordinary election expenses in former times. It is more than you have been accustomed to see spent by the State Government in a whslo year. You are now forced to pay for all kinds of useless officers, Registrars, Board of Appeals, State p0iice speciai police Clerk and a manner of unclean carpet-baggers. Jjook at the figures pt of 130 Registrars for 100,000 TOtaa. v $25,000 raj oi me jjv men composing tne Board of Appeals 17.550 Pay of regular policemen for 24 days 15.000 Pay of 2600 special policemen24 days 187,200 ray oi zoo cieras, lour aays each... 3,120 Making tbe enormous total of. $247,870 Gov. Davis Down on Sewcomb. We find in the Journal of 31st inst., the following comment of the San An tonio Express on the non. James Newcomb's effort to speak from the stand erected by Democrats at San Antonio : The lesson of Saturday night is, that Hancock's friends have inaugurated the plan of hooting Republican speakers down; Republicans can retaliate, if there is not power enough to put down disturbers. Express. At Corsicana, a Democrat at the re quest of the crowd, attempted to reply to Gov. Davis. Here is what Davis did, as stated in the Houston Times of August 30th. After Gov. Davis' speech at Corsica na, a call was made for Col. Croft, but the Governor, chivalrous soul, met Col. Croft at tho foot of the platform, noti fied him that the meeting was a Radi cal one, and that no Democrat would be heard. The whole crowd of whites adjourned to another part of the town, wbese they were addressed by 'Jolonel Croft, leaving the assistants of the Governor to harangue a few ignorant It a, tlms L(J geen th t G Da?ia 0pprovcd by his acts, the course of the Democracy in this matter, and shows h;s contempt for Newcomb,the Express and the journal who endorse New CQmVa condact Is It True? Gov. Davis in his speech at Houston said : A very large stock farmer recently told General Davidson, in this city, that he could afford himself to pay the whole State police and make money out of it; thac Lis stock, Ins tattle, were actually worth more than enough, if properly protected,to pay the entire police for a year. Let us examine this mendacious statement The twenty policemen for twenty-four days for 135 counties at $3 per day, ordered out by Davis to carry tho next election, will cost the State just $194,400. Wc very much doubt whether any slock raiser in Texas, owns cattle sufficient to make him wilh perfect protection so large an income I Indeed this statement must be like Davis count against Colos sal for Governor! Nobody believes that had the vote been counted Bicm, but that A. J. Hamilton wan elected instead of E. J. Davis.' Edmund is a mighty man to count. In his count against Hamilton ho lays the blame on Reynolds, as in this state ment, which he must havo known to be false when he made it, he puts it to the account of Davidson, who charges it to a "large stock farmer. Is it true? Pshaw! who expects truth from such a source! The Democracy of Harris county, through N. G. Haltum, Hampton Wcstcott, N. K. McDuffice, Gideon G Wcstcott, William J. Higgs, G. M Beauchamp, and R. D. Wcstcott, and jj. x. Levy. Chairman Democratic Ex- ecutive Committee, have made arrange ments for tho gratuitous entertain ment of "an indefinite number of Democratic guests during the term of registration." Pio?cndcr is also pro vided for horses. What has the Journal to say about Gov. Davis' objecting to Col. Croft replying to him at Corsicana? It howls over the pretended indignity offered Newcomb at San Antonio, but forgets to tell its readers that Degener was chagrined and mortified at the ungen tlcmanly conduct of Newcomb, Trigg and Anderson and so told them. We met a German the other day who had become so disgusted with Radical taxation, that upon coming nn to him. before another word had been said, he exclaimed : " I fights I fights 1 I don't send my son, Billy I does it all myself." The Democratic Statesman. We invite attention to the following resolution, adopted by the Democracy of Bell county: Resolved, By the Democracy of Bell county that we bail with joy the establishment of tb Democratic Statismas. at Anstin, as the or gan of onr party under tbe supervision of the Central Democratic Committee, as tbe sure means of bringing about harmony of the party on tee living and vital principles now pre sented for tbe consideration of tne people and well calculated to arrest tbe division that must ensue from the unnecessary and prema ture agitation of issues that should be settled upon by tbe combined wisdom ot our time honored party, when our nest National Con vention mar be called together for that purpose. We learn tuat tne corn crop, in Bastrop and neighboring counties, will be tolerable, notwithstanding the severe drouth. NEWCOMB and ThIELEPAPE. we are tou that j- Lodown rft rest every disturber at the meeting on baturday night. Thielepapo re PUTO in" nc ua aon? B0 inc P0" lice would have been instructed to arrest Secretary Newcomb first. San Antonio Herald. Mais-Sleeting in Brazos County On the 22d of August, 1871, the citizens of Brazos county, having as sembled and deliberated on the subject of taxes, and of the election circular, adopted resolutions, and appointing delegates to attend the convention iu this "city on the 22d day of Septem ber. Omitting the preamble, we copy the resolutions adopted on the occa sion, as very spirited and suggestive. We copy from the Bryan Appeal of the 25th of September : Resolved, 1. That we condemn in unmeas ured terms the eihorbitant eipenditares of the State Government, and charge that the enormons taxes to which we are subjected, are greatly in excess of any legitimate want, and are unconstitutional, and attempted to be collected without the authority of law, and in fraud of the rights of the people, and if not checked by some legitimate means, will bankrupt the State and overwhelm the people in irretrievable ruin. 2. That we heartily concur in tbe call made by tbe citizens of Travis county, and in res ponse to said call, that the chairman of this meeting appoint thirteen delegates from the tax-payers and citizens of Brasos county, to attend the convention to assemble at Auti'in on the 22d day of September next. 3. That said convention is most earnestly requested also to take into consideration the "Election Circular" of the Governor, and are urged to adopt some general action to b taken by tbe whole people, in regard to said circular, during the days of election. 4. That tbe delegates appointed by this meeting are hereby instructed to take such action as they may deem advisable to avoid the perils that threaten tbe liberty and prop erty of tbe whole people, and that they re port the action of said convention to an adjourned meeting ot tbe people, to be con vened at the call of Baid delegates. 5. That we denounce the "Election Circu lar" as unconstitutional and despotic, be cause it is iu violation of section five, article one, of tbe Bill of Bights, which says that "every citizen shall be at liberty to speak, write or pnblish bis opinion on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of this privil ege, and no law shall be passed curtailing the liberty of speech or tbe press." 6. That we denonnce as unconstitutional said circular, because it is in violation of tbe sixth section of said article of the Bill of Rights, which says that "no citizen of tbis State shall be deprived of life, liberty, prop erty, or privileges, outlawed, exiled, or in any manner disfranchised, except by due process ot tne law ot tne land." 1. That we denonnce as unconstitutional said circular, because it is in violation of the seventeenth section of said Bill of Bights, which says that "tbe military shall at all times be subordinate to tbe civil authority." 8. That we denounce as nnconstitational said circular, because it is in violation of the nineteenth section of said Bill of Rights, which says that "the people shall have tbe right, in a peaceable manner, to assemble for their common good, and to apply to those invested with powers of government for re dress of grievances, or other purposes, by petition, address or remonstrance." 9. We denounce as unconstitutional said circular, because it is in violation of the second section of article third of tbe Consti tution, which says that "electors, in all cases, shall be privileged from arrest during their attendance at elections, and in going to and returning from the same, except in case of treason, felony or breach of tbe peace-" 10. That we denounce as unconstitutional said circular, because it violates section four teen, of article four, of tbe Constitution, which says that "no person holding the office of Governor shall hold any other office or commission, civil or military." - 11. That we donounce said circular as revolutionary and ia rebellion to tbe United States Government, because it violates sec tion ten, of article two, of the Constitution, wbicb provides teat "no state shall keep troops or ships of war in time of peace." 12. That we have tbe utmost confidence in the willingness and ability of the people to abide by and uphold tbo laws of the land in the exercise of the right of suffrage con ferred upon them ; and if left untrammeled by military despotism to exercise that right, as freemen, we pledge our lives, our property and sacred bonor to support tbe constituted uthorities in securing a full, fair end peace ble election. 13. That a committee of five citizens of Bryan be appointed to report the foregoing resolutions to tbe Governor, as a remon strance and petition for redress of the griev ances set forth therein, and that said com mittee be instructed to report to an adjourned meeting, to be hereafter called by tho chair man of this meeting. The report was unanimously adopt ed. As prescribed in the report, the following citizens of the county were elected delegates to the Austin con vention : Judsre Wm. Davis, Colonel Spencer Ford, Wm. Lambdin, J. M. Zimmerman, G. II. Love, Col. T. D. Wilson, Major B. U. Davis, O. I. Ev- ans. J. V. a nomas, iv. wamoic, u Hudson, Simeon Garnctt, and T.J. Beall. Upon motion, Col. A. S. Broad- dus. Chairman of the meeting, was added to the list. The following citizens of the county were annointed bv the Chairman to present the resolutions to the Govern or, and to petition lain, in the name oi the citizens of Brazos county, lor re dress of the grievances therein set forth : Col. R. J. Smith, W. G. Bun ccr. Dr. D. Porto Smyth, G. I. Good win, a ranK uiarKe. Upon motion, the meeting adjourned to meet at the call of cither of the above delegations. A. S. Broaddc8, Chairman Frank Clarke, Secretary. Summeu .Latino. or summer diet, Dr. Hall in the Journal o Health recommends, the following: Breakfast cold bread and butter, a slice of cold meat, or in its place couple of eggs, or a saucer of berries or stewed fruit without milk, cream or 6Ugar. The same for dinner, with one vegetable; no other desert. For supper, some cold bread and butter and a cup of hot drink, and nothing else: nothing whatever between meals. So far from starving on such a diet, the class of persons above named would thrive on it would grow stronger every day would have more bodily vigor, more mental elasticity, and a greater flow of animal spirits, and for the reason that few would cat too much; there would be nothing to overtempt the appetite, hence the stomach woul not be overworked; what work it did perform would be well done; the blood made would be pure, life giving and energizing. Any man o ordinary intelligence and observa tion, who will give a fair trial to the above system of feeding, will scarcely fail to be convinced oi its vaiue with in a week after he begins it. Always have a job planned for a rainy day. Better mend a basket or repair a broken rake than spend the time at tne stove wnutling and grumbbling about hard times. Tho Indian Question is ag assuming importance. Large bands of Sioux are occupying territory in Montana owned by other tribes, and a conflict in that quarter is looked for. TELECSAPHIC. DOJIBSTIV NEWS. New Obliass, August 30. Steamship Cortes, Capt Whitman, arrived at Southwest this evening, bringing crew add passengers rescued from Steamship Mississippi, wrecked on the 24tb, in-hurricane of Hillsborough Inlet, Florida. All on board saved. Vessel and cargo probably total loss. Mississippi, Gapt. Henry, sailed from New York for New Orleans, August 19th, with full cargo of as sorted merchandise, mostly dry goods and shoes, valued at a balf a million. Vessel, Clyde built, of merchants' line, belonged to Wm. F.Weld & Co., Bostoo, classed A 1, and valued at one hundred and fifty thou sand dollars. '. .. . Washington, August 31. The Wisconsin Republican convention nominated General Washburn for Governor sud M. H. Pettit for Lieutenant Governor. Tbe balance of the State officers are not yet nominated. President here; departs to morow after the cabineat meeting. Robison, Fish and Cres well here; Delano expected. Louibvilli, September X. Two aegroes and one white man just hanged by mob at Caseyville for outraging the person of a white woman in that vicinity. Five men were con cerned in the outrage, which was of a horri ble character. Others had been executed in the same manner soon after the commission of the same offense. Niw Tors, August 31. The yearly cotton statement shows receipt at all points of 3, 986,774 bales; exports to Great Brittain 2, 378,805 bales; to tbe continent 788,893 bales Mexican advices by the way of Matamores, represents election of Juarez more doubtful than ever. Revolutions and disturbances threatened throughout the States. ' Kit Wcst, August 31. Steamer Clyde arrived Sunday, after having experienced heavy gales. Steamer Mississippi was a to tal wreck. Stermer Cortez, which took the Mississippi's passengers to New Orleans, had her deck load washed ashore. Port Javib, August 31. The storms of the past few days are being felt. Tbe bridges and other improvments on the Delaware river have been injured to serious extent. New York, Aug. 28. Suits have been emmenced against the Staten Island Ferry Company for sums from five to fifty thou sand dollars. New York, Aug. 29. Steamer Congress has just returned from Greenland, having made twenty-five hundred miles ; running time le6S than thirteen days returning. She passed a hundred iceburgs, but no packed ice. Season very open, not unlike May in New York. Day became perpetual as the steamer advanced north. The Polaris sailed northward the 17th with three parting cheers from tbe crew of the Congress. The Con gress is the largest ship ever in Disco Bay. Tbe National bank of Newark, N. J., has been robbed of $3000, fractional currency, by colored woman who sweeps tbe office. The mystery of the corpse recently found in a trunk lias been cleared Dp. Dr. Jacob Rosenburg, alias Asber, from whose notorious abortion house the trunk was taken, has been arrested. The people attempted to Lynch bim on bis way to jail. Saw Francisco, Aug. 29. The Indian troubles in Southern California are serious. A general uprising is apprehended. Washington, Aug. 28. Possibly the cus tom bouse at Charleston will be closed unil yellow fever subsides, tbe collector and most - of tne employees being nnacciimated. Long Braxcii, August 29. Major Gould and Capt. Watson, of second batalion Massa chusetts colored volunteers, sought but were refised admittance to grand military and civic ball at Continental Hotel. Four thou sand whites present. Full ninth regiment band, one hundred instruments furnished music. Louisvn.s, August 29. Several hundred negroes collected around tbe Danville jail to protect a prisoner charged wan arson, rrom tbe Eu Klux, panicked during the night, rushed into tbe streets, fired about a hundred shots, wounding several of themselves. Kvansville, August 29. A white man and a black man, charged with rape, were taken from Morganfield (Ky) jail and banged. Atchison, Kan., Aug. 30. Paathe, oldest chief of the Kickapoos, was killed by a drunken half-breed, on the reservation. Memphis, Aug. 29. J. W. S. Brown, press man, killed Capt. J. ineouore Adams lor refusing to marry bis seduced daughter. Adams lost a leg at Petersburg. New York, August 30. Private dispatch received by Nautical Gazette of this city this morning, dated Fernandina, August 29, is as follows: Capt. L. W; Partridge, of Steamer City of Houston, is crazy. He attempted to commit suicide tbis forenoon. Thomas Sell- is, agent of New York Board of Underwriters and a doctor are watching him. Ship Tillie, of Mallor's line, about which anxiety was felt, left Key West tbis forenoon. Her freight is slightly damaged. Coroners jury in Brooklyn, found verdict that several manufacturers of kerosene oil were responsible for death caused by lamp explosion, their oil being dangerous and un fit for use. New York, August 29. Vessels tfrom Charleston in the lower bay are detained there. No cases of fever occurred on tbe vessel. Will be allowed to come up as soon as the health officer ia satisfied that there is no fever aboard. It is said tbe girl in tbe trunk was from Boston and gave tbe name of Ruth Billings. New York, September 1. Union Repub lican Committee met, Greeley presiding. Fixed a day for holding primary elections. No other business transacted. FOKEIUN NE Wdi London, August 28. An attempt waa made to-day by unknown parties to explode tbe monument to King George IV, at Kings ton, Ireland. Though much blackened by gun powder, the monment received no real injury. 'Upon the departnro of the French deputa tion from Ireland, bandi played Amer can, Irish and French airs. The enthusiasm was intense. Bad feeling was evident be tween the police and people, but no disturb ance occurred. Tbe procession paraded in the principal streets, and houses were deco rated. It was an extraordinary Fenian demonstration. London, Aug. 29. Advices report that Dr. Livingstone is slowly making his way home ward. London, August 30. Violent demonstra tions in the streets of Rome. Drunken crowd led by Tognetti, brother of Tognetti who was beheaded, rushed through tbe streets shout ing against priosts. Soldiers dispersed them. Several shots exchanged. One killed and many wounded. Berlin, AuguBt 29. Three hundred and twenty-nine cholera deaths in Konigsburg for week ending 25th, inclnding one hundred and twentyseven children. No deaths at Doubeig last two days. Vienna, August- 30 Free Press says a league for preservation of peace of Europe has leen formed at Gastern, and Austria, Germany, Italy, and perhaps Rassia are its adherents. Paris, August 29. Since annexation of Strasbnrg 26,000 inhabitants have left for France and America. Lobdos, August 30. Fresh disturbances between the people of Strasburg and Ger man troops. Several on both sides wound ed. Cholera appeared at Hamburg. Sixteen deaths at Altona Post during the week. It continues to ravage Konigsburg; on tbeJ7th 100 new cases and 29 deaths, and on the 28tb, SO new cases and 00 deaths. Paris, Angust 30. Members oftbe Gov ernment party agreed upon bill prolonging Thiers' power, which slightly modifies aom mittee'i bill. It will receive unanimous support of tbe left. Stated Gambetta with draws propositions for dissolution of Assem bly. Garabaldi recovered; repose only necessary for complete restoration of health. Madrid, August 30. Decree of amnesty has been promulgated. It applies to all po litical offtnees committed in Spain. Pream ble recites that the government is well aware of tbe powerlessness of its adversaries, and of its own abilities to repress all revolts. i scribers.