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I nnr: t An!in, iM-lriit Court of Irivif mid alja--nt
c3nn!.-. I'nwiipt ;-mU riven to ail oall tn
iris!' d to our rare. Offlre in Lrown'. IluiiiUuir. lvl d'
Arc irt-i-t. ui-nrly ii:Hiiie the i'ltntaC-ce. uiar7 tf
KJ AuHn Ciir. Tera. will prar ti. e iu the iUremn
v.i Kdrul C'oiirtu it AnMin. and hf Interior ('ourt. of
Tro U end urroiintitJ!? rotiwlir. Office In Brown
"Imiiiiin;;. corner of. d' Are and Krao. (rttt.
1 Autin, Texa, practio-a in at! Hie court, in
Atwtin. Juufcwly
frn.BrrnTf ot owei L. Af t.r.t slackxh. a. . rofxTAiv.
C MM. DWELL, ili.ACK.fcit & tol STAIN, AITOH-
NKVSat Ur,l.l Pno.Tiia. practice in the rd
crl, 1,-tri' t and Ki!r. ine I'onrt. of TeXM and New
W.-xiro. IjuhI law tindu tj- llty.
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a iifS ! Ijw. aiiil hoiiiulora U E'jiiitT, Auna,
Ti,.hmiir linir A out man ta.itiL' lcn dl-
w.lved hv mutual concnt, a.id M. A. Lun hvni aK
clatwi With lilm hi win. It. lAa, will cnntiuae to
prafiirc In the hujvni and federal trt at AuM u,
and in oik h otluT court the firm mar retained iu.
Oiticcon liii kory trvct, hwcuwin bnileliiijf- tnariwly
VT. Tt-xan. aolicila collecting and Real X-'tiile buiti
e.afrom the irofcitn and inltraiiM. and will prac
tice in !! the Court, of Travi. aud ad joining conntle.
Ol!i e In tjinilU'i ilulMiiife', ConKre avenue. Addre
Box ij.il. feMOwly
Aatu, Texaa, will practice iu the Supreme and
Kwleral Court at Aimtin, and in th UUtrkt Courta of
Travi and adjoinitiK coiiiitie. Will par otrU't atten
tion to lilU'itted iand cae, buy and sell land cvrttfl
, catc, prepwa ail kind of leai document, niotiate
loau. of uiom v. collect all kind of claim., and attend
promptly to Imxliiemi In any htate department.. Office
on Bi d' Arc treet, in lirown'a buildinij, nearly oppo
aiupoKmim. - "frmawly
with the latent improvement. Pure Nltroua Ox
ide Oaa adminiirtcrid for Uie painWea extraction of
Teeth. ArLiili-tiil Teth Inrted from one to fall act,
tialnml In expreKion, aervlceable and durable, etc.,
etc. Office over liut A Mooro'a thn story brick
tore, Contra arcnue, aide entrance. .- jalOwly
ISTS, bavin? permmietitly located in the city of
An.tin, wniild ri-i tfullT inform the public that they
aro prepared to perform every rnrlet of oMration on
the nntural f in, and luncrt art idcliU 't on (?old, vttl
' c.niite and ri lluloid im:. In the most Improved ftvlo.
llaviii! procured a '"Morrlnon llurrlnir tii?lne," they
. would cril etuntion to the f tu t thiil operation ou enHl
tive teeth chii be performed It! leu. pain and ill much
le time tlian with Uie old-fashioned liiHtrumcni.
Teeth exlrattud without pain b the. ueof MtronaOx
iile ti.ia, wuU entire aafety. Oillce on the Avenue, bilf
a .uare above Pecan atreot.oicr the etore of J. W.
W ayBianAt'o. riccftwtf
One Ulock helovr the Conrthonse, oitvtlie
'Bdukflor lite Colorado.
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And will be delivered to private fuinnka In any
quantity, on the ihortct notice; alno iblppcd lo all
points. ' '
AH order enlrutej to me will bo promptly
executed. F. W. SITOR.
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At vrry low price., for caili.
To cliwe out llie followlns pood, I will .ell at re
markably )w pric-, not vsl.-hiuir to coutiuue in the
liruiu h lultieii. longer:
'HOOTS, ' ;
8IIOES, . . '
S! B. BRl'SII.
til'.MIlin.lI. LANDAVO'T,
Wl'l five prompt and peraonnl attoatton to the a'e
and pun hae of lend on commi.nitin. Will citinine
Und title, make urey, and do any and all land
till i nea riitrtixted to hi Cr.
liefer t. i!ie clien of I. Grange, or will Rive
aprcial referviHc if 4 circd. cpriiw limo.
w x ij xr j. x 23 m.
Window 'i , Loolvin; C!.e. f lir-nno.. Gilt,
ltocewx"! atd vtrnmi'tit! Jiouh! i'i!i for picture
Krainea, oval and taaro PraJDiw, i Imiow Cornice,
etc., r-.rule Ci oruer.
231 Toat or.:c aJrect, (ialvehton.
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tif t.uivcjtOU.
of taUtUHire.
i:Uer ud .eicral Conimlaalon ?ler
iiatitct .
V acl I.",) St rami. G .h-erfnM. '
A ! for the aie of Meant l.t.;iti.a. Saw Mil!,
toiuu I'reFti , v,iu, etc, isf hictt .a full t(H k i al.
oh b.'iml. noi.S-llwlj
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sojiirrriixG is a xitic
It may le actually txuo, a Shak.peare
sayiS "th.it ."a tu-( hj any ether Eiirac,
wouhl smell w fwt-tt," nJ yet it h equally
true, tliit frriin LaLitdd the aawcLitioa cf
ideas, there fagrtat power ia a s'.mpTe came.
How much there is ia tint good oU Saxon
word, ln:ne. now it cling to the memories
anJ hearts of all, who tpeak the English
tongue.- How it brings up the happy porio.1
of chihihooJ, the pleasant days long gone
by, or the unutterable sweets of domestic
life, wife, children, and friends. Would
any one consent to discard this word, with
all its delightful associations, and to sub
stitute a new one, meaning the same thing?
Never. The word itself is dear to every
one, and no other would now answer in its
So iti, in a los degree to be urej with
the word, democrat. The word., democrat,
democratic and democracy, have been used
so long, they have lecome familiar to
millions. They are associated 'in their
minds with free, pure and constitutional
government. They take the old Imek to
the best days of the Republic, to the times
of Jefferson, Madison and Jackson. They
are coupled with economy, ofiicial integ
rity, the due administration of the laws,
and equal and exact justice to all classes,
without fear or favor. There is a power in
the old familiar words, which some of the
new jwliticians seem not to be aware of, or
are foolish 'enough to be willing to ignore.
They tell us the name of the Democratic
party is nothing that its principles may be
preserved under some- ne w appellation, some
new organization, which will be inoro pop
ular and combine more numbers and power.
They are wofully mistaken Xo tew party
can be Btarted, which would ijave half the
strength of the old .Democratic party. No
name can be used, which will so stir up the
hearts of the masses ns the name of the
Democratic ; party. ; The " very, word, de
mocracy, . is. . full .. of. ..significance. ' It
means self -government,1 a government
of the people. All can understand this,
and they do uudcrstand it. It comes, a3
the great Bacon said, " homo to men's bus
iness and bosoms." It rouses up all the en
thusiasm of patriotism,"and is,' of itself, a
mighty tower of strength, which cannot be
battered, down and destroyed. To the for
eigner, who leaves his king-governed land
and comes to our hospitnble shores, it is the
sweetest name of all, suggesting freedom
and self-government. To an Irishman, it is
as natural to vote the Democratic ticket as it
is to hate the lordly oppressors of his own
loved Emerald Isle of the ocean. So, too,
the honest, . hardy Germans they cannot
but prize the. name, and they were only
drawn off from thi Democratic party, be
fore the' war, by their honor of slavery and
their love of universal freedom. ,' The Rad
icals of the present time well' understand
the power of this name, and hey would
steal it from us if they could. Many of their
leading papers falsely bear the name of
Democrat. . Nothing would delight them
so much as for us to throw aside the
name, and attempt a new organiza
tion,', under a different appellation. They
would seize upon it themselves with avid
ity. Th opposition to the democracy, nfter
trying various names wi.hout success, at
last adopted. thename of Republican party,
which was the name. of. the Democratic
party in the days of Jefferson and Madison.
They assumed a false name to impose upon
the masses, but they never would have tri
umphed under it but for. the anti-slavery ex
citement,, which prevailed throughout the
civilized world. ' Now, if we discard our
time-honored name, the Radicals would im
mediately appropriate it, and use it to de
ceive the people.. We must not dream of
such foolishness. We must hold to the name
as well as the' principles. We must keep up
the old Democratic organization every
where.. Whenever restless, impatient," am
bitious and foolish men talk about disband
ing the Democratic party, let them be de
nounced at ouce, and put in the back
ground, as unworthy to bo in .the front
tight against Radicalism, centralization and
Ctcsarism. Faint hearts' never won a vic
tory, though they arc generally the loudest
to crow over it and the most eager to par
take of the spoils. "
ANoriiicii L.irrxt:u rno.Ti mo "n
-m: wants tie u c;ovi:iinou to
We have another letter from big in
the Galveston AVfrs of the 23d. He is still
keeping watch of the Governor and noting
his doings. He says the "New York Tri
lune'i comment, oq Clark's version of his
interview with Davis, "is perhaps too justly
severe," a curious expression. We suppose,
if it had not-been so just, it would have
been betteris that. tho idea? 44 BM says
Governor Davis did not call Clark a
44 thief," nor did he back out of anything he
did say. It 'appears that Clark reminded
the Governor of some unpaid bills, which
the Governor thought had been paid. 44 B"
thinks these little private affairs, such as
Clark's paving Davis's bills, when they were
good fxioUvls, should tioi oe auum-ct iv uuw,
when the Governor has forgotten about
them. Why should they? It was doubt
less e!i'.Z n e . - What about that cer
tificate of the election? Governor Davis
had two hours conversation with Grant at
Long Branch. When he got back to New
York, "IV says he 'Appeared iu Cue spirits
and jo i.d." As to the selling of the bonds,
thai figures small in comparison to the
rjuarril with Clark. It would Lx k I'.ke the
Governor wintoa, ivt to sell the bonds,
but to quirrvl with CUrk, and suile the
q'lc-iica cf IY.utaI j-.trouage ia Tcsas.
lie it rather gclrg up m the Wads, At
fr.-t, ho w.ur-;.Uy U s .-11 then st CO, cow-
he th'.r.ks they cuU 4 1 1 ring f J, but "IT.
$ :r$ 'it ii c;i likely t!..;t a $:!e c:.:r be tf-f.'s-tcd
s.i t:u:h..: like a Ilt rice, w Li'.e
Ictuces arc so uzct .led." Th. a cor-c?
th-J cr..".AX. "I
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Wc, of conic, arc not to judge for the
Au.stin Statesman of what it shall make its
staple editorials; but it dots seem that it
might find a more interesting- subject mat
ter than John Hancock. llal?n At, .
We are glad that the Ajt is disposed to
let us judge for oursclres as to the charac
ter of our "staple editorials." This is very
kind and considerate on the part of the
Ayet and we feel duly grateful. It is not
certain, however, that, had this tremendous
paper undertaken to control tur columns
and dictate our course, we should have paid
much attention to it. We don't write to
interest the editor of the Age particularly,
and are not over anxious to please him. If
we were, we should select subjects and
adopt a style better suited to his capacity,
which wa9 never considered remarkable for
heighth, breadth or depth. The subject of
44John Hancock' may not interest the Aje as
much as would the subject of Ashbel Smith,
or Smokey Henderson, or Dan McGary, or
some other Houston - magnate, but if we
choose to defend our friend against malig
nant Itndieal assaults, we can see no reason
why newspapers, , professing to be Demo
cratic,, should interfere in the matter and
make a fuss about itjas if they were spe
cially hurt. We would 'do the same for
Ashbel Smith, Smokey Hendprson,and even
Dan McGary, on a pinch, for the good of
the party, if for nothing else. We dislike
to see prominent Democrats misrepresented
and abused by the Radicals, and we stand
ready to defend them at all times. Not so
with the A'je. It chuckles over these things
as something savory and nice. It is sufficient
ly interested to republish Radical or Dem
ocratic slanders against gentlemen of high
standing in the Democratic party, but takes
no interest in their defense. We are at some
loss to understand why it is, that professed.
Democratic editors should be ready to Jlay
into the hands of our Radical adversaries.
Is it from lack of brains or innate depravity?
Do they love to see wounds inflicted even on
their friends of the same political faith?
Is it gratifying to them to see their misera
ble squibs quoted in the Radical , news
papers? It would seem so. Well, let them
go on, they are not likely to injure anything
but their own reputation, and perhaps they
are past caring for that. As for ourself, we
shall go on, ns we have done, 'defending the
Democratic party and its leading nien when
wj think they deserve it, and pouring hot
shot into the ranks of our common adver
saries, and if this is not pleasing to the
Houston A'je and other hiruni-xarum rip
roaring papers, let them complain, if they
will. If they arc not interested in the
Statksm.vx and its subjects, let them read
some other journal, better suited to their
taste. Wc would suggest the San Anto
nio EfyreH and the Austin State Journal.
Much has been said and w ritten of the
necessity of a universal literary education,
especially in a Republic, where it is as
sumed that the people govern themselves,
and therefore should be properly prepared,
for the exercise of that priceless privilege.
No doubt book learning is nn excellent
thing, but it will not, of itself, be'a 'suffi
cient preparation for securing all that is de
sirable to constitute a good free i citizen.
There must be moral nnd physical educa
tion as well as literary. It is a great mis
take to suppose that universal literary edu
cation will produce universal . virtue, and
that, if all our people could read and write
and cipher, crime would disappear from our
land. Reliable statistics show that the
number of criminals in Prussia, where lit
erary education is more universal than in
any other country of Europe, is much greater
than in France, ' where the mass of the
population can neither read nor. write.
Why is this? Surely not that the French
people arc by nature more virtuous than the
Germans! They are more lively, thought
ess and impulsive than their , Teutonic
neighbors, nnd one would suppose they
would be more likely to be led astray and
be guilty of crime. Il6w then shall we ac
count for this interesting fact in criminal
statistics? .We have no hesitation in say
ing, that we believe the difference is the re
sult of the moral teaching of the Catholic
clergy of France, and the great and good
influence which they exert over the masses
of the people there. We are no Catholic,
by birth or training, and cannot be sup
posed to have auy undue bias towards that
class of Christians. In fact,, we aro Tro
testant to the backbone, but liberal enough
to give all Christian denominations their
proper due. Wc mention this to show
the importance of moral culture, and
that a merely literary education ' will
not secure an exemption from crime
anywhere. Highly educated people, inbook
learning alone, are just as apt to Commit
crimes, as any others. Witness Eugene
Aram, Dr. Webster, and hundreds that
mi mentioned. Without a proper
moral training, a cultivation of the heart as
well as the hetd, the literary proficiency of
men and women -only enables them to per
petrate criminaf acts w ith more case and fa
cility. IV nat WC lUon- m.U lviarotiuirv.
at this time, ii a more universal moral edu
cation of all classes. To prove what can be
done, w ithout any knowledge of book?, we
would refer bvthe rapid improvement of the
negro race in the South, before the aboli
tion of slavery, through the oral instruction,
given them by tl ir masters and mistresses,
and the various ChiTstituVjjninisters and Sun
day school teachers. There was less crime
Cat a committed by this diss of people
than now. The eld negro nu-n and women,
who wire trained and in-trueicd un
der thi patriarchal system, are the
very best of this race that we
have ar.ior.g us. The your.g blacks, of
both sexes, v ho have slrcady liaised, a
sort if ADC cdurIa thresh the i:;;u
mentality f the "'rvemtn's . Bureau .nd
the omr.ioa sehools are bout t'a? worst.
The moral culi'-re cf the I lacks, slace their
cr.Mr.cI: alien, l.r.3 ,K-ca rejected, and
! : r.co t! . y iu-e nircri-llrg ia r.i:;c-Ts an.l
vlr:... Will the r. :v t! ;-r;e-r. : s f.r t-uh".e
.- ' th- ve.-.r w.r 1. n-:!e-t on t',i-
. th-rv i rt i-n'.v raord hut a !,v-
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i lulor and every possible public aid should be
Kivcn for thi tunvpe. But the numlcr of
highly literary educated people in any
country must be necessarily small, com
pared with the remainder. The great .mass
of the people of every country must be
workers, who will not have time for much
literary culture, but all can and should re
ceive moral and physical training, and if
this is neglected, society will retrograde and
crime will alound. Let our statesmen, bur
philanthropists and our clergy, of all kinds,
ponder on this. .The education of the
heart is of far more importance than the
head. The great reform in the Republic
must begin there. Individual purity will
secure public virtue. Without it, all efforts
will prove fruitless, and the downward
march will go on. .
We published yesterday an article from
the Memphis Ajqeil, showing tthat there is
being manifested by the white people of
Northern Mississippi a strong disposi
tion to cut loose from the Southern and
more negro portion of the State and to
unite ,.with West Tennessee, thus forming
a new State. .This has been talked of 'ever
since the war was over. Northern Missis
sippi naturally trades with Memphis, and
the people of these two sections are very
similar in manners and ways of thinking.
But we should be very sorry to see this
proposition carried out. We have no fears
of any States or State becoming per
manently Africanized, as hinted by
the AnnL It is true, that the negroes
from the border States are mostly
immigrating further South, and for a time,
under the unfortunate state of affairs
brought about by. the unreasonable and
odious reconstruction laws, the white peo
ple of South Carolina, Mississippi and
Louisiana are bound to suffer from their
preponderance," but relief will come at last.
The negro race, in a state of freedom, and
in, collision with the white and superior
race, is bound to go down, down, until it
will be finally extinct. The negroes, as
they are going on, will not increase in num
bersthey will decrease. With liberty to
do as they,please, they are becoming lazy,
careless and improvident. Not one in
twenty thinks of the future, or will lay up
anything for it. When sick, they will not
take care of each other, and the females"
tre having fewer children- than in
the days of slavery, and, when they have
them, take less care of them, and numbers
of theia born will never bo raised, or, if
raised, will be worthless to themselves and
the country. We have no pleasure in say
ing these things, but we believe them to be
incontrovertible facts. On the contrary,
white immigration from Europe is pouring
in, ship load after ship load, and when the
lands of the Northern and Middle States are
all occupied, the whites will press onward
to the Southern States and crowd out the
inferior blacks, who will disappear before
them, and ultimately they will fill and rule
every State in the Union. It is only a ques
tion of time, and the time is not so very far
off. Let tho people of South Carolina,
Miisissippi and Louisiana be patient, and
struggle on the' day .-of . their, deliverance
will come.
The editor of the Houston Age, getting
the worst of it in the little fight going on
with the Statesman, as usual in such' cases,
shows temper and threatens to do someth
ing dreadful. Now don't, Dan. Keep cool,
and remember that you commenced the
fray. If you don't want to get thoroughly
pelted, don't throw the first stone. Wc will
refresh your memory a little, for you be
come oblivious sometimes. Before we had
any connection with the Statesman, you
were constantly indulging in vulgar little
squibs about it, and when it was announced,
that we had been added to its editorial
force, you 1 took occasion to say, what
you knew was not so, that we had no
particular politics, or something -of
that sort. Well, the consequence
was that the 4 'superannuated Gosling," as
you are pleased to call us, has ' been spank
ing you pretty hard ever siuce, until you
are so sore that you cry out like a whipped
cur. If you don't want to quarrel with the
Statesman, let us alone and behave your
self. Keep cool until you come up to Ae
Democratic State Convention, and then we
will give you a warming in the shape of a
mint julep or good whisky punch.
Our friend of the Denton Monitor, once a
great admirer of Brick, pronounces him. "a
confirmed . spiritualist." For intimating
something like this, not long ago, we
called down upon our head the ire of the
State Omdle and one of its communicative
friends, both of which accused us of slan
dering the virtuous and noble Brick. And
now the Monitor, with the fear of the Ga
zette over it, dares to say the same tiling.
Will the Gnuttc pounce upon the Monitor?
The Monitor, after denouncing spiritualism,'
concludes thus:
A large number of A'omcroy s are
taken in Denton county, audits baneful in
fluences should be defeated by the active
exercise of a counteracting asrencv. 2o
publication should be heeded that denounces
the Saviour as nothing but a medium, or
wizznrd, or sorcerer, which the Scriptures
tell Us is the sin that shall never lc for
givcu. Wc hope I J i"x. k , wbo bus been invited to
visit our State and make an address at
Anderson, will not try to ingraft Vpiritual-
isu on the Democratic party, or any other
i m of Northern origin and growth. His
friends cf the 0iztte and Denison Aiva
can ferk over to Brick ? ) apiece (we an
derstand that is the price fixed) and hold
communion .w ith their friends ia the other
world by his disinterested aid, and not
much harm will be dene thereby. But we
object to spiritual tpeeehes, csp- ia'.'y lie
fore the Democratic if tale Convention. Wc
can g-t up excitement tnorh on the ol 1 U-
fiu-s before the il-etion over. Let u
1 hyp no r.r-w ones.
Tin. v ';.;, .v i wonderfully rfr.i !
f its p. . ;, ; rr. r P.ivi. dr..' ridhM-.l-d.
h hf-.rds t! e R. k .1 Govern. t o:i till or
c " : U p-'o sn I barks f-.-r i.hn a r.oy
k::l.k ;w, -;11 v,!di .!, t .--ur ws
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Not long ago, the Waco Kjimii,cr, rrjort
iiig the sale'of . a quantity of wool ia that
city and the price for which it was sold, we
ventured to inquire w hether the wool was
washed or unwashed-. This was made a
subject of ridicule by the two Radical papers
ia this city, the Journal and Gazette, and,
much to our surprise, the Examiner lias
thought proper to join with them in their
weak and harmless attempts at wit. Now,
for tlrer information of the Examiner, we
will say that the object of the inquiry was
to ascertain whether, anywhere in Texas,
the wool was washed before being put upon
the market. At the north, great care is
taken in preparing the wool for market, and
the consequence is that, while the northern
wool, wasiied and clean, sells frequently for
fifty or sixty cents a pound, the Texas wool of
the same quality, unwashed and full of all
sorts of dirt and filth, brings but twenty or
twenty-five cents. We wish to impress upon
the sheep raisers of Texas that it w;ould be
greatly for their interest to pay more attcn
tion'to the putting up of their wool for
market. If it was offered for sale in as
good condition as the Northern wool, there
is no reason why it should not command as
high a price. Now, if the nincompoops,
who are making themselves merry at our
expense, can see nothing sensible in this,
we cannot help it.- A great deal of pert
criticism is only the product of ignorance.
A private letter from Gonzales reports
the killing of the notorious Jack Helms, on
last Friday, about eight miles west of Lees
burg, by another desperate character of the
name of Harden. Thus they, w ho kill in
violence, die by violence, and in time soci
ety will enjoy peace.
Public attention is called to the notice
given by the acting Comptroller of the
State, W. C. Phillips, that the vouchers of
the teachers of public schools in the county
of San Saba, up to November last, will be
paid af the State. Treasury, after this date,
on presentation. . i
We would call the attention of our read
ers to the announcement of Professor M. B.
Franklin as a candidate for the office of
Superintendent of Public Instruction. Mr.
Franklin is a gentleman of fine culture and
attainments, and is well and favorably
known m this section of 'the State.
We know that the honest intelligent peo
ple of Texas pay no attention to the re
peated misrepresentations of the State Ga
zette with regard to the public printing its
character is well known but we again call
upon it to produce its facts and figures, as it
promised to do, or to shut its foul mouth
and behave with decency.
The Journal thinks we are hard on its
friend, Judge Mancy. It is not strange
that the Juumal sympathizes with Governor
Davis's appointee, and we suppose Judge
Mancy is really better than many other
judges selected and appointed by his Excel
lency. He is doubtless better than Oliver.
But his notion that his court .is an omnipo
tent one, and that he has a right to im
prison the Supreme Bench for entertainins
a different opinion, Is, "to Bay , the ' least,
something new, if not startling. We should
like to know the names of some of "the
best lawyers in the State" who uphold
Judge Maney in his strange doings. How
stands the 4 'Shot Tower."
In the . game which Governor Davis is
playing at Washington with Grant, Santanta
and Big Tree are his main trump cards,
lie holds them in terror oyer his besmoked
adversary, and the point is this: If Grant
will give Davis the disposal of the Federal
patronage in Texas, Davis will give up the
big chiefs and save the plighted, word of the
mighty smokeist. If not, he will hold on to
them and try to gain some credit at home
thereby.' ' From the intimations of some of
the Radical papers, , which are alreadj down
on Davis, we think Grant will win the
game, md Davis will be euchred at home
and abroad. If Grant gets after him, he
will be a ruined sinner. He will not be able
to run for anything but Corpus Christi.
We have received a well writteu commu
nication from a brother soldier of the gallant
Coh Winkler, recommending him strongly
for the office of Governor of Texas. As
we have heretofore declined to publish com
munications, recommending other; distin
guished gentlemen for the same office, we
arc, of course, compelled to decline the pub
lication of this. In doing so, wc wish to
say once more that our position is one of
strict neutrality with regard to the several
candidates for Governor, whose names have
been brought before the public. So far as we
know, they are all worthy men, and if -either
obtains the indorsement of the State Demo
cratic Convention, we shall support him
with all our might.
The Galveston Xac has a very thought
ful and sensible article on the subject of
Granges, which we commend to those news
papers in this State, which have shown an
inclination to have them introduced into
Texas. We have not given these Granges
much attention, and are not well posted
with regard to their movements, but we
have been told that the members are bound
together by secret oaths and signs, which
to us appears very objectionable for associa
tions of that sort, having, at least in part, a
political object in view. We deprecate all
attempts to array one class of a community
against another, and we want no Farmer's
Leagues, nor Loyrd League, nor Ku Klux
We have only this further to say to the
Waco Examiner, with which we desire to be
oa the lt terms. Its rough attack on our
friend was entirely uncalled for cn l ca'cu
t&tcd to do much harm. Y"e have never
defended the increase of salaries by the Iat
Cc-ngress nor have we indulged in coarse
denunciations cf the Democratic ciemtrs,
who vt-tc-J fur the I kl. We think they
erred, but we b'.llcve that Hancock, Gid-tliria-
and lit radon vr-te.I ror.-ek n'du'dy
and from tk.ir '"-t yi ;.;:;u-nt, a:.-l car cun-tdca....-
I -j tk-i.j af p -d .-!;.. 1 D--,;j.cr-ls is
u-.t tlod-vc-n. Th-y i.-.ve 0f irUvU
t:.n..r.'.::,..,v:t the s : I It co
oi v. or i : :.
1 :t oi
With the two Radical papers here, and
several Democratic ones elsewhere, down
upon us all at once, we are having a pretty
good time of it. . - j
We will pay oar respect to the Gal vesica
Sua next Tuesday morning, as we art !
sirous of keeping our, Sunday edition, as
much as possible, free from political or per
sonal discussions.
i he judical papers accuse us, in one
breath, of being non-committal, and, in the
next, of dictating to the Democratic party.
We are glad that nothing we do pletses
them. If it did, we should fear we were
getting wrong. . . ... . ' i
We would say to the State Journal, that
the original appointments of Governor Da
vis, on the District Bench of Texas, have
been considerably modified by the force of
public opinion, but there is still a great deal
of bad material left besides Judge Mancy.
It is rather laughable to see the State
Journal and the State Gazette attempting to
run the Democratic party. But they were
together last fall in opposing the nominees
of the regular Democracy, and why should
they not be now ? They have one and the
same master, Governor Davis.
TnE question of whether little Clark used
to pay the bills of Governor Davis and Sec
retary Neweornb, when they traveled very
lovingly together in the days that are passed
and gone, is still left unsettled by the Radi
cal papers. It don't amount to much
that is, the question. . -
In reply to pur correspondent from But
ler, we would inform him that the Attorney
General has given his opinion that the mag
istrates of the different precincts must be
elected by the voters of all the county as
heretofore. We think the present consti
tution clearly contemplateel this mode of
. The Gazette has been giving indications,
from time to time, that it will Btand up to
neither State nor county conventions, unless
they are conducted exactly according to ,4its
suggestions," and the nominations made to
suit its notions. Nothing better could be
expected from this reckless sheet, the motto
ot which has always been ,4Rule or ruin."
We notice, with pleasure, the Democracy
moving all over the State since the call of
the State Convention. Calls for county
conventions are in nearly every paper re
ceived of late.'- The party is rousing itself
for the coming fight," an'3 when fully
roused, everything must go dowrTbefore it.
We must make a clean sweep of Radical isiu,'t
from Governor down.
We received yesterday morning our first
number of the Houston Mercury. We
have been receiving regularly the Houston
Union and sending the Statesman in ex
change, but, with the change of name, the
paper stopped coming, through some mis
take, we suppose. The Mercury is changed
both in appearance and matter, looking very
well and pitching into Davis, Tracy and
Newcomb in the livliest manner.
i , X RfpCBLicts paprr cells Connor, the
late member of Congress from Texas, 44 a
moral monster," and another says, 44 it is
encouraging to find a moral monster in the
Texas Democratic meoagcrie." Now our
understanding is, that the 44 moral monster,"
so called, left the Democracy last winter and
went over to the Radicals, and is at present
associated with such virtuous men as Davis,
Newcomb &'Co. The Radicals ought not
to lc abusing their new convert and ally.
It appears that we were right in our con
jecture about the late editorials of tho San
Antonio Expre. The gentlemanly editor,
Mr. Yan Slyck, has lecn away for two
months past, and the vulgar articles, which
have attracted our attention, are written by
the street little notary cherub 4that 6its up
aloft" on the top of 4the local column."
Well, we shall not pay much attention to
the Express, hereafter, ' until the editor
comes back, which he had better do as soon
as possible, for the reputation of his paper.
We have said, and repeat, that we have
no objection to primary elections for the
nomination of candidates, if the people
prefer this way, and are willing to undergo
the time and trouble of holding them. But
great care should be- taken that they, too,
are honestly and fairly conducted. There
is no legal responsibility for miscounting
and stuffing ballot boxes in this as in a reg
ular and authorized election. At one time,
in New York, the Tammany managers nom
inated anybody they pleased through the
machinery of primary elections. We think
the manner of holding the county conven
tion, as indicated by the chairman of the
county committee in his late call is as free
from objection as any that could be devised.
The Slate Journal and the State Gazette
are still working lovingly together. They
arc both much hurt at our article on the
4 'Credit of Texas." They would have much
preferred we should have written against it.
They seem cVen to be mael that we should
nndertake to defend it. It is impossible to
please these noble brethren, and, indeed,
we are not at all disposed to try. But they
are pleasing one another charmingly. They
quote from each other, and compliment
each other, aad are united in their efforts to
misrepresent the Statesman and its course,
as they were united in their endeavors to
secure the public printing. Both ore the
trusted organs of Governor Davis, though
one fhmnt3 the Democratic fla'', thnt it
m.iy more effectually serve him.
I)r tiiorratle Primary ."ler-tlna.
At a meeting of the Democratic Execu
tive Committee of the county of Travis, in
Austin, to-day, t!. follow tr. rf-soduttoa
was unanimously adopted :
?-v7, As the sense of this mceti.
that the precincts cf tbeeour.tr be re.iuested
ti bold, each, a meeting to nominate, by
ballot, debates to a co'mtr cavcrtion, ts
per call cf lion. T. Ik Wh! .-r, on tn crty
third cf Att, an 1 that it is rcn cr: o ;
that each j rccir.ct t.x; r-:-'. by 1 i
choice from amorr? tk? vatk..':-. r:-.::-IkI-t'..
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Col. McKibben, formerly of the United
States Army, died at Galveston on the
twenty-second. Theodore Ecapp, a native
of Hill and, wai drowned near Green's
Bayoii a the sixteenth, knocked over by
the main boom.
A Mexican, at San Antonio, was bitten
by a moccasin snake on the twenty-second.
The Herald says he drank two gallons of
whisky and will recover, if that is a remedy.
Two men, Cox and Chrisman, were killed
in DeWitt county lately. They were way
bill by a party of sixteen men on their re
turn from court. Cox was under iudictmcnt
for murder, and it is supposed the relatives
of the murdered man did the shooting.
Denton county is fast filling up with im
migrants. There ia a growing interest in Waco al wit
flouring mills ami factories, says the Ex
aminer. The Gainesville Gazette speaks of the
corn crops as very good, cotton looking very
well at present, the wheat was of excellent
quality, bat the proeluct not so large as
Thirty wool and hide wagons were seen
on one corner of a street in Corpus Christi
last week. All the business houses are
doing well.
The Fort Worth Democrat says that the
land office of the Texas and Pacific Railroad
will be established at that point, and that
Governor Throckmorton will probably make
his home there. He has purchased property
in the vicinity.
Real estate is changing owners fast in
Burnet, says the Exponent. The crops arc
said to be not very flattering. They were
to have had another tournament there on
the twenty-fifth.
Mr. Pate Smith's- steam saw mill nenr
Cusseta was burned last week, supposed to
be the work of an incendiary, says the Jef
ferson Time. That section of the State
seems badly troubled with these pests.
Mr. George Moore was drowned in Red
River, last week, while engaged in seining.
The Xorth Texan reports the corn crop in
jured, first by the rain and then by the
The Kaufman iStar says that ere another
issue greets its readers, the last spike will
have been driven in the Texas and Pacific
road, completing the gap of twelvw miles
between Marshall and Dallas.
The court house at Waxuhachie is being
rapidly finished. The wheat crop of Ellis
has turned out better than was anticipated.
They have had a magnificent rain lately.
We gather these items from the Democrat,
a nice looking papcrr ' "
The corn and cotton crops of Fannin are
represented, by the Bonham Xeirn, as suffer
ing from drouth.
The Xeta Echo, at Lockhart, wants a
first class livery stable there. Arrange
ments are being made to repair the Pres
byterian church in that town.
The Houston Telegraph records the death
of Mr. Henry Perkins, District Attorney for
the district of Harris and Montgomery
counties, and an Odd Fellow of the highest
standing. Spann, the defeated negro can
didate for alderman, is talking of contest
ing the election, but Spann is too short to
succeed he will not be able to reach the
aldermanic height he is but a span.
Ground was broken in Waco, on last Fri
day, for the building of the new Odd Fel
lows's hall. It is claimed that this will be
one of the finest buildings in the State.
They have lately had plenty of rain at
Much improvement is said to be geiing on
at Mcxia. There was a negro tournament
at Cotton Gin lately.
A young man named Robins, while sein
ing in a creek, near Tyler, was bitten twice
by a snake and came near dying, We hope
this will prove a warning, and put a stop
to seining our creeks, which should not be
done. Mfo don't care if they all get snake
bitten, who do it.
The first new bale of cotton setting aside
Brownsville was sold at Galveston on the
twenty-second, and brought twenty-three
cents gold per pound. It was raised by
Mrs. M. Hausman in DeWitt county nnd
classed low middling.
The Ilillsboro Expositor says that an unu
sual large number of immigrants have lieen
passing through that place lately. It was
not known where they were going. The
wagons were full of children, looking fat
and happy. That's the sort. Let them
come the more children the better.
They have had a mad dog in Snn Antonio
and brindlc, too; luckily he was not yellow.
He trotted up Main street, across the Plaza,
and In front of the Herald office, nnd
thence on to the other side of the San
Pedro. A man, by the name of White, a
policeman, was badly bitten, while utemjit-
ingto kill him. One Kissling was fined
for beating his wife. His name should be
Two lovers, while visiting the flower gar
den at Bryan, sat down on a seat, near some
poppic3, and fell asleep, the Appeal nays,
in the arms of Morpheus. There U proba
bly some mUtkke ia this, as it wouhl have
been far more natural for them to have slum
bered in each other's amm, 44 the world for
getting, by the world forgot." They awoke
about two o'clock, and hastened homeward,
much frightened ht what pa and ma would
think. The Appeal advises care, vhen you
fc'.t near the J'ppic3, for th?y are drowy
t owers.
The Brcuham Banner nays the coiU-n is
now growing ne!y in that county, and if
the worms do not interfere, a god crop
may be expected. The corn has been cut
short, rot more than half a crop ex
pected. The prisoners ia the Mtllinuey j .11 t-s-cied
last ?.I-md.y week. They are d.,kr,'
this all over the State. Make yo'ir j ..'!.
ttrf r i-'T or kct p v.p a jr-o rl. V.',1 . ii t' o
Ote f armts, if thetri:..i.vdi fcre td! c-l
toesrape? It ii fhatn f.h
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tied up.
The Mtrenry informs ui t , '.
cf Iloustca are ct:'r.j vp & -.
Stale f-aaras. It will t? c - -
best colored men of the city, k
have already been enrcllej. II. C. I
son, Captain; E. II. Y,T.: . - 1 ; . I
The Jtffersoa Ti o -. rod : tl ;
jury of in-)':e-t v:; .-.:..' - ' , r . 0
man in that city, I'd-.? P.sklv : . f ; '..
he came to being du a l f. r t ' - r
a little too much whk-ky.
The city council of D.dlas are I.: ,kk : r-
rangemcnts for the purchase f a r..--v i
fire ensrine.
A school and school tcaeks r :.: c w ry o '.
needed at Canton, says the wo k!y 2". .
In Coraicana theyb-Ue-tuoJ - 5 .
yards in full operation. Several l . - i -
ings nrc about going up, amon i . --.x a
Cumberland .Presbyterian church.
The remains of the man, fous.a ; r
Busby's Bluff, on the 53th ult., are sin p. 1
to be those of a man by the name of
Welden, who went into the fwomp i
spring, to get out timber. He prob ..
died from sickness, as some money .
found about his clothing. He was fro
New Jersey.
Four more new brick building are goiroj
up at Culvert on the burnt district. The
business portion of the town will then be a
solid mass of brick houses.
Brownsville is represented as very healthy
by the Sentinel,
Payment ofTearhera' Vouchers,
Office Comptroller of
r 2", 1873. )
Pi m.ic Act
Austin, July
Notice is hereby given that from and
after the 2oth day of August next, the
Comptroller of Public Accounts will pro
ceed by counties alphabetically, in the aud
iting of said vouchers, and that he w ill is
sue warrants to cover the appropriation for
each county upon the vouchers found to be
on file as the counties are reached in the due
course of the work of the office, paying ia
all cases according to priority of service, as
shall then appear from the vouchers filed.
For the next thirty days the registration
and auditing will proceed as heretofore, in
favor of such counties only ns have or shall
furnish full in form it ion as to their out- "
standing vouchers.
Newspapers throughout the State ore re
quested to copy tins communication.
W. C. Philips,
Acting Comptroller.
HcarUrrndiuK Account or Indian Dep
redation. From iliu San Au!o;ir IU ral.l
- " - M K N A K D V I LI. Ii, July 1, 1:3.
Editor Hera 1, 1 A t not:-.? in the hk-t.. ry
of our State have the Indians c r. : I
such complete control over tho front k r u-w.t .
the present. Since the Ccroo.-i t. ,o. !er
boy killed one Indian at McKuvt it, t o the
fifth iustant, up to this time, scarcely a day
has passed that Indians have not been eeeu
at some point in the country, but generally
in the vicinity of Fort McKavett. ?Ir.
Hamilton, a surveyor, was attacked n few
days ago, on Kicknpoo creek, and escaped
on foot w ith the loss of everything but his
gun. A large surveying party (Mr. Polk's)
was forced to abandon their work on the"
Colorado and return to Austin.
In Brown and Coleman counties stock and
crops are neglected, and Indian flouting Is
the only occupation followed. So it is all
the way up.
Here is an extract from a letter from
my sister-in law, & girl born and rd i
on the frontier, written from Camp Colo
rado :
"While Marion is gone, I r.m in cor tin
ual dread, and I do cot know w hich I dread
most, the probability of his never n turn
ing, or myself and children being murdered
while he is gone. Grace an 1 ()I!io have
been improving so nicely at school, but the
excitement has caused the nchoo! to be
closed. A woman and child livin r m a- i;s
were murdered yesterday, and another chll 1,
a little girl eight years old, was carried t-lT.
The name of the rturdercd woman wa
Mrs. Williams. S!ic and the children were
alone; she had completed her monki's
work about nine o'clock, and was rex. king
her little one to sleep when the Ind; en
tered. They shot her three times thrj' " ';
the body, dashed her infant n;'.dnst the
back of the fireplace, snatched up the little
girl, and were gone in less than live min
utes. 'The wounded mother, in ngony of de
spair, exhausted her strength in piiatc hi::;:
up her infant from amongst ths live, bi: ris
ing coals of the fireplace, dashed a but kct
of water on the bed, laid her suffcrir:. dy
ing darling upon it, and then fell upon U,e
floor to die herself. Oh, Guaruie, t! k t '
this poor woman's suffering for six ;
hours before her hur-band's return and of h.s
agony when he came! That child i . I
mother suffering, dying for sis hours! t! e
mother listening to the c ries of her loy I r
wuter, and unable to reach it to hk.i; j. 1
the cruel knowledge that lo r other d. k.k ;
had met a fate still wore than theirs! :':..;
lived to toil her husband a!!, and dk d, Ti. ;
child is not dead yet. It is dr-u V. d' y
bruised and burned, and se.ffi vv. ;. t
agony, but some think it will lire,
"I have no recollection of cv r! avi.: ; ! : ;i
ten miles cast of this p! o -, r.or !i 1 I 1 1 r
expect to be, except pi-rloip on a it i r
pleasure trip, but I want to leave it u --.v,
and go anywhere on earth a-.iay fro: i th-.-frontier.
Two more months like the j . t
one will kill me or drive me i: a 1."
Tliis is but one story of the l :: y s U
tel. I. I.i it any wonder that we shou! 1 v t
a frontier Governor?
Yours since;; !y,
J. J, C.U ! C v.
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