First issue of the Democratic Statesman, 26 July 1871
murTi , I i l .-3 .-3 .-3 r 1 TCI 11 i t AUSTIN, TEXAS WEDNESDAY EVENING, JULY 26, 1S71. NO. i qnpAnr 'P i y III v I M V'i Jills, ft UJSINESS CARDS. A. S. WAiKSa. 15 O V E ATTORNEYS AT LAW, WK.srv isrii.uifvc;, TWO DOOH3 WEST OF THE P03T-OFFIC2, P03T-OFFIC2, P03T-OFFIC2, AUSTIN TEXAS. july2y-twlm july2y-twlm july2y-twlm ED. FIKKiar, CONGRESS AVENUE AUSTIN .TEXAS. SiT Regular sale3 on Saturday at 11 A. a. jy25-twlia jy25-twlia jy25-twlia 11. J. ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office with Major TV. M. Waltoa. AidTIN ...........TEXAS. july25-lmtw july25-lmtw july25-lmtw M. A. ATTORNEY AT LAW AND Solicitor in Equity, JUSTIN : TEXAS. s! OFFICE No. 4 Bois d'Arc street. 'fJy25-lniotw 'fJy25-lniotw 'fJy25-lniotw 4 . - 1 15. It&IMiEY, i rn'P.T!VSS A V P! N TT TJ V J il - W J Manufacturer of Copper, Tin and Sheet Iron Ware, f' LSO AGENT FOR THE CELEBRATED . jfl. Hearth Side Cooklcg Stove the beit in thenmrfcet. Wholesale and Retail Dealer ia Tin Ware, Pumps, Stoves, etc. All Job Work attended to with neatness and dispatch, to order. RooSng and Guttering: done jy25-t jy25-t jy25-t vlm&wlt C IPiTOL HOTEL, CONGRESS AVENUE, AUSTIN, TEXAS, J 1 R. BRACKED, 1 SLj Proprietor. Every exertion will be used to render guests comfortable. Accommodations and fara ill equal that of any hotel in tha city. jy25-twlm jy25-twlm jy25-twlm FAVORITE SALOQN I AND ? SI L L I A R I? K A I, L , j C. W. GROOMS, I CONGRESS AVENUE, AUSTIN, TEXAS. rpnE best brand3 cf Havana Cigars, I JL Liquor3, etc., of all kinds constantly kept on hand. jy2a-twlm jy2a-twlm jy2a-twlm T. J. 3L.EO.VARI, MERCHANT TAILOR, ON CONGRESS AVENUE, f (Oppoate Mitchell's Saloon,) I S prepared to mate and furnish gentlemen X. with everything in his line, and cn short notice. Give him a call. jy25-twltn jy25-twltn jy25-twltn W. J. OLIPHANT, PHOTOGRAPH R, EAST PECAN STREET, (North Side,) AUSTIN ...TEXAS. july 19-twlml 19-twlml 19-twlml JAMES A. FORBES, M. ID., SURGEON AND PHYSICIAN. office : On the Avenue, opposite Bakef i Raymond's DrugSlcre. jy25-lm jy25-lm jy25-lm I. JT. CITIKMMKGS. PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, AUSTIN, TEXAS. Graduate ef Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa. Office with Dr. Taylor. At nighl3 with ilr. S. Cunimings, east of Wal Ier creek. jy25-lra jy25-lra jy25-lra ATTORNEY AT LAW, AUSTIN, TEXJS, YjlpLL practice in the Supreme and Fed-V Fed-V Fed-V eral Courts at Austin atd the District I Courts of Travis, Burnet, Llano and Lam- Lam- j pasas county. jy25-3mtw jy25-3mtw jy25-3mtw UL.ACIC DAVIS ' AW U FlvJE, JJ WeM oi.ie of Congress avenue, next Qor to Ur ..tyiur's office. juiy25-3miw juiy25-3miw juiy25-3miw 1 II O U A 3 O. II O D L E , DEALEIl IN IvI A O H I N E R Y Ni IMeitOVKD iQRICU . P UttAL IMPLEHENTS, W' urdldo Strcct5 a ORLEANS. Hi O t ut iV t.- t.- .t'iH'ca frlrri.'s. Cap-iifjrc Cap-iifjrc Cap-iifjrc i Lyrrj, r.i J. (J. DEMOCRATIC STATESMAN. TRI-T7EEKLY TRI-T7EEKLY TRI-T7EEKLY DEMOCRATIC STATESMAN Slsilacopy, one year OO Sio'la co.pj, six most!i3 '3 OO Single copy, one month SO WEEKLY DEMOCRATIC STATESMAN. Sinsle corv, one year S 2 OO tingle copy, six months Five copies, oae year The abova rates are specie. 1 OO 3 0 OO TIic Executive Committee. The Central and Senatorial Executive Committee Committee chosen hy the Democratic State Convention, Convention, are &3 follows: A. S. WALKER, Chauman. M. il. BOWER?, JOIIN D. ELLIOTT, W. II. WALTON, S. G. SNEED. Central Executive Committee. SENATORIAL DISTRICTS. 1st District. E. B. Pickett, Liberty, 2d do S. B. Bewley, San Augustine. 3d do T. R. Bonner, RtfSk.. 4th do Jame3 W. Ewing, Palestine. 5th . do James H. Jones, Hendersoa. eth ' do J. P. Douglas, Tyler. 7th do James W. Pope, Marshall. 3th do H. P. Mabry, Jefferson. 9th do W. B. Wright, Clarksvilie. 10th do Wm. A. Wortham, Hopkins. 11th do ' S. B. Maxey, Paris. 12th do P.. L. Fulton, Galveston. 13th do P. E. Peareson, Richmond. 14th do J. W. Henderson, Houston. 15th do J. M. Maxey, Huntaville. 16th do Seth Sheppard, Brenham. 17th do G. J. Goodwin, Bryan. 18th do A. W. Terrel, Calvert. 19th do Capt. Gearge Clark, Waco. 20th do C. M. Winkler, Corsicana. 21st do John Hanna, Dallas. 22d do E. T. Broughton, Sherman. 23d do W.E. Hughes, Weathsrford, 24th do R. M. Forbes, Calhoun. 25th do Welh Thompson, Columbus. 26th do J. D. Sayers, Bastrop. 27th do W. D. S. Cook, Gonzales. 28th do J. W. Posey, Georgetown. 29th do Geo. M. Maverick;San Antonio 30th do J. B. Carpenter,Corpus Christi. The jury in the McGehan case disagreed, owing, it h said, to partisan partisan influence. McGehan ia the man whom Yallandigham was defending when he shot himself. Thi2 New York Herald, having chalked Grant a3 the Republican candidate for President, now chalks Chase and Hancock for the Democratic Democratic candidates. Then, as is usual with Uennett, after the thing is aH fixed just right, he'll " walk off on hi3 ear." The Texas Observer notices the fate of those whom it accuses of falsely testifying of lawlessness before before the legislature in the matter of the contested seats from Cherokee. It says L. D. Saunders, the principal, witness, i3 dead ; R. M. Saunders in jail for murder G. R. Spaulding in jail for defalcation ; W. C.Trimble indictedfor stealing hogs; and Judge Tunstall indicted for stealing letters and money from the postoffice. National vs. Stats Taxes. The United States taxes are oae hundred per cent, less now than when General Grant was elected. The State taxes are three hundred per cent, greater now than they were at that time. Reformer. Even if the first statement of our neighbor be true, Chief Justice Chase asserts ' 1 that Grant deserves no credit for any decrease," and the evidence is on its face that he has had no hand in it. "f As to the State taxes, we fear, alas, its truth needs no further demonstration. demonstration. But, what remedy do the Radicals propose ? The next State election to be held is that of Kentucky, on Monday, August 7. A Governor and other State officers will be chosen. P. H. Leslie is the Democratic candidate for Governor, and General John M. Harlan the Republican. Last August, August, when the colored men voted for the first time, the Democratic majority was 31,664, and the total vote 146,206. In 1869 the Democratic Democratic majority was 5T,848, and the total vote 107,366, In .1868 the Democratic majority was 76,072, and the total vote 147,704. Ma. J. N. Cardozo, of Saw.nnah, complete! bb eighty -fifth -fifth year on tho 17th inst." He has been connected witb prominent Southern papers for the hzi fifty five yturs. South Carolina Las increased in population sro I860 only 1,952. ic otmaiioia. Larly mthe political history of j the United States, Democracy opposed opposed centralization. It confined the powers of the general Government Government within the express grams of the Constitution, and yielded all their domestic affairs and interests to the States themselves. Per consequence it opposed a -United -United .States Bank, ! internal improvements by the gene ral Government, and a high tariff for the manufacturer at the expense of the consumer. As .measures counter to these, it favored banking and internal improvements by pri vate corporations and individuals, or if need be bv the individual' States, a sub-treasury sub-treasury sub-treasury system for the finances finances cf the Government, and as near an approach as practicable to free trade, with a tarift for revenue only. These specific questions, affected more or less by compromise, ceased to be livins- livins- issues at the overthrow of the patriotic and honest old Whig party. But the Democratic party still rallie4 around the cardinal doctrine doctrine of a strict adherence to the Constitution. In it, the mass of the intelligent and thinking people saw safety to our liberties and the preservation preservation of the. Government against anarchy and fanaticism. This doctrine doctrine was steadfastly arrayed against that fanatical crusade upon the guarantees of the Constitution, whose triumph, in the passage of nullification nullification , law3 by three-fourths three-fourths three-fourths of the States North, tore asunder the time-honored time-honored time-honored old Union that Union which we all honored and revered, and which we still remember with admiration and sorrow. The bonds of the Constitution broken and set at defiance, .and the laws trampled fDonrT the el'isaders, the Southern States, knowing no rightful power of coercion, attempted to gather them selves into a fabric, the counter-part counter-part counter-part of the old Union. Rut the heritage bequeathed us by the Fathers of '76 was not to be rescued so easily from rapacious hands and violence. The Spirit of the crusade usurped the reins of Government, and with all the madness of fanaticism, boasting a "higher law" than the Constitution Constitution or even than Holy Writ, waged the war of conquest upon this last hope of American constitutional liberty, whose scenes of carnage are yet red in our memories; and, on the ruins of our comely fabric, raised the nondescript despotism which has cursed the land ever since ; a despotism despotism which, long ago sated with blood, has not in six weary years ceased to belabor its prostrate victims, as they sue for peace to belabor with the outrages and indignities of its bra-tal bra-tal bra-tal soldiery, with political disabilities, with defamation and contumely, with violence to thoir social life, with the mockery of republican gpvernment ; withont repi escalation, and with the horrid rule of aservile race-instructed race-instructed race-instructed in demoniac oppression by the bases t scurf and offscourings of its myrmidons. myrmidons. Boasting that " revolutions never ro backward." and having cut the Gordian knot of constitutional restraint, its bounding rush and impetus have whelmed every opposition opposition ; and its' huge vessel of State m dashing at will, far out in the limitless limitless and uncertain seas of unwritten constitutions. ' The sounds of maelstroms in the distancs and of breakers ahead, however, however, it is hoped are waking apprehensions apprehensions and general alarm. There is still hope that the Democratic party may jet serve for an anchorage to s:ay th plunging craft till it may be safely moored. Through the long ordeal of fanaticism fanaticism ihts J)emosr;;ik p:r, vth and South, bss Eotco-$ Eotco-$ Eotco-$ dc chcK to casslitUoafel rVl. c-1 c-1 c-1 . ty. men and wise, from limit to limit of the States, are waking the people to the absolute necessity of drawing back the Government within the limits and restraints of a written constitution. Startling enormities, also, are warning them in trumpet tones. Taxation, like a burning sirocco, consumes the land, while unblushing peculations and robberies by Government officials, are perpetrated perpetrated on every hand it may be said, with Governmdnt-sanction. Governmdnt-sanction. Governmdnt-sanction. Let the country rouse to that ac-j ac-j ac-j tivity which is demanded by the exigency exigency of the times, and as a solid party let us act together with one heart in the great struggle. Let each man be a patriot and sacrifice on the altar of his country, for the good of the people, if he have the interests of the people at heart, his own private personal advancements. The Democracy are now rising and fast joining into solid eftective fronts and by their active will, if kept in harmony, save thp State and the people. It behooves all to pause and con sider long and well if there be danger danger of disturbing the harmonious action of the party. Will there rise a man in such times as these who can;-have can;-have can;-have the heart to sow discord and distrust in the minds of the people, people, and create dis3entions and inactivity inactivity and defeat of the Democracy, and thus bring ruin on the whole country? Railroad to Texas. A New Orleans correspondent of th Houston Telegraph writes as follows : I learned yesterday that Oakes Ames, the great Boston capitalist, and or.s of the principal owners of I the Uaattaiiooga, iNew urieans ana Texas railroad, had been relieved from financial embarrassments and had'liquidated all claims again9t him, and was now in funds, eo much as to send out to his company here three millions of dollars in cash to push forward the road to Houston. This amount, added to the one million and a half just received from the State of Louisiana, will give them the snug sum of four and a half millions in cash to press forward their Texas line. Indeed, we were informed by Mr. Ilardey, assistant engineer of the company, that within the next sixty days the whole line from Washington Washington to Orange would be let out by contract and that work would com mence simultaneously on that divi-sion.'and divi-sion.'and divi-sion.'and it is with pleasure that we assure the readers of the Telegragfr that the Chattanooga company in tend to reach Houston speedily, from the fact that they have to reach there in a given time or forfeit a verv large subsidv from this State. Indian RTews. Our fellow citizen, Col. Leeper, in-foruis in-foruis in-foruis that lie has just received a letter from his son, Mat Leeper, who is acting as interpreter at Fort Sill, under date of June 19, which states that there i3 a great probability of a general Indian war upon our frontier; and it is understood at Sill that Lieut. General Sheridan will take command of the forces to operate against the Indian tribes. We also learn that there is at this time a large concentration of troops going on at the different forts on the fron tier. General Sheridan is most em4 phaticaily the man to operate against the wild Indians, T?ho have been depredating depredating on our frontier so long, Captain Fitz Williams, of Fort Richardson, Richardson, who arrived on Wednesday last from the Fort, informs us that the two chiefs, Santee and Big Tree, are held by the military authorities until further orders from Washington Washington City. When these orders are received, it isthoughfe they will be tried by the civil authorities of Jack county. Sherman Patriot, An emigrant, fresh from the Emerald Emerald Isle, cauffht a spotted cat as he thought, ia the walL fd. palling it oat grasped his bv. .-id .-id .-id si' slaked, "How) f Mot-,s- Mot-,s- Mot-,s- Mot-,s- TELEGEAPHIC. Foreign and Domestic News The Custom-Kouse Custom-Kouse Custom-Kouse Defalcation Gov. Bullock and Congressional Committee. DOMESTIC rVEWS. St. Louis, Ju!j 24. The steamer Oiiio Branch, hence to Nev; Orleans, sunk this morning tea miles below Grand Tower. It is feared she catmct he saved. The vessel is valued at $37.5,000, &nd insured for $25,000 ia Cincinnati,; Wheeling and Pittsburg. Wassiv-gtax, Wassiv-gtax, Wassiv-gtax, July 24. The Lonion bark Nicholas, with six of the crew, wa3 ic.it olf the Gape of Good Hops. New York, Julr 24. The messenger of National Bank was knocked down on the corner corner of Broadway and Warren, and robbed ;f $30,000. Mace and Cobura met to-dav to-dav to-dav and agr .-. .-. .-. to fight on the 30th of November, within tor: imicis ui jersey, otase ,oeu. to articles ofagreeaeat'are to be signed at lvr Orleans. Washington', July 20. SecreXary Be .. -. -. well, Special Treasury Agent Mudge kni C : lector Robb thoroughly overhauled the recounts recounts of the Savannah Custom-house Custom-house Custom-house ; day. A defalcation of $8,000 is found, wbiot Deputy Collector Wi'lman, under a . :. statement, confesses was appropriated uf himself. The confession concludes: "Hi3 (Rofcb';s) only fault has teen ia representing a de .;'( of confidence and trust in me, which t h. - c abused, as before stated' " Secretary Boawell exo:ierta3 Robb, aid there will be no change in the Coliectorsh'j . Governor Reed, of Florida, is here, look. after a defalcation of about $3,000 in tbu Jacksonville post-office. post-office. post-office. The moaey tv&3 taken by a money order clerk. The postmaster postmaster has made the amount good to Cx Government. Gov. Bullock, of Georgia, write3 a lot. to Senator fcc-:t, fcc-:t, fcc-:t, which ia published in tl-? tl-? tl-? New York Ti-rx. Ti-rx. Ti-rx. The letter includes a ' :o-test :o-test :o-test against the action of the Congressional committee in requiring information concert :ag the needs, requirements or condition of .U State, other than can be made known - j !ser own representatives ia Congress. It e ' contains a semi official statement of the e t-act t-act t-act condition of the State. FOREIGN ISEJS- ISEJS- ' J London, July 20. Mr. Gladstone nounced in the House to-day, to-day, to-day, that the Q.uecn had withdrawn, the warrant legalizing tl; purchase of commissions. In the Houee of Commons thi3 evta? Gladstone announced that the Queen hrM solved tha purchase problem by canceling, the royal warrant legalizing the purcha(;f ol commissions in the army. He declarer Cas House of Lords, though impugning the 'm r eminent plan for its abolition, had faiKt to sustain the purchase system, hence the r Ministers Ministers had advised her majesty to take srcl actions a3 would effectually "dispose ot u question in accordance with the manifest desire o" the country. The declaration was received with vehement vehement cheering in the House, but Di3raeli and the tory members general v ;:ie unable to dissemble their anger, and bitterly denounced denounced the arbitrary course of the Government. Government. Gladstone waj tteSant and challenged the opposition to move a vote of want of confi dence, EarJ Oranville, in the Honse of Lord3, announced announced the determination of the ministry t: defend their policy. It was impossible id depict the scene in either Housa on the f i-nouncement i-nouncement i-nouncement of the fate purchase system. Tha Lords were deeply moved, but decorous. In the Hoaae cf Commons astoaisbm(r,tt anger and uncertainty were illy concealed. The tories wero confounded and tt . : leaders puzzled to suggest what action she nlvf. be taken, an event which they weie hard: prepared for, notwithstanding the obsorp foreshadowing in the Etandntd of yesterday and to-day. to-day. to-day. The opinion of all is that the action of the ministry is bold, and even desperate, y, j , popular feeling is led to anticipate the -reaciiiug -reaciiiug consequences in a democratic seio. Kingston, JAM'CAJuIy 10. The def ined 'attitude of the government has frightened frightened the negroes, and no fears are entertained entertained of a rising. NoIIegate, the leader, is now ridicule I by his own followers. Jacmel, July 13. New3 from the n' rtV western frontier states that the town of Itci has revolted, in favor of General Lurvwn, against Baez. Berlin, July 20. It is officially reported that the Government had received 40Cf,500,-000 40Cf,500,-000 40Cf,500,-000 franks to the fifteenth icst., and S2tiQ0t-000 S2tiQ0t-000 S2tiQ0t-000 were received since. Madeid, July 20.- 20.- The. ministers ass?aibled thi3 afternoon with the intention of tendering, tendering, collectively, their resignations i ths King. It is believed the Cortes will adjourn until the ministerial crisis is over. The King i3 consulting with the le der? of different parties, with a view to a forr-ifcUaa forr-ifcUaa forr-ifcUaa of an entire new cabinet. Havana, July 24. Rafael Qaesac's, mk 200 men, landed near Ga$:imal& 2 males and tome rifles, which he di-ttr.vcJt di-ttr.vcJt di-ttr.vcJt among the Insnrgeat3. A fight with the party resulted in v cj;s.a-ish cj;s.a-ish cj;s.a-ish victory. Loss, Spaip, 10 Js1 sni 12 waunded; Insnrgenta, 23lit'ind. Adticei from Insurgent scarcer clirj Cuban success, with a 1033 to the c?.- c?.- Jj5 i T Minx cMhi V ;1 tX c: I..