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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — The Palestine New Era — 21 April 1881
(£\xe 'HIcrx> (Sra, i;. II. SMALL. Kditoh AND PKOIMUDTOK I Palestine. Thursday. April i?l. 1881. SUPPLEMENTAL EDITION. SAN JACINTO DAY. itennion of tbe T*x>im Veteran*, (be r rtr-Flfth AmiJvornnry of the Battle of Kiiu Jiicliito, The morning opened hmuspktiously for tin- programme andceremonies of theday. riio lowering and omnious clouds threat- ening rain. Still-Jhc preparations for carrying «out the programme that had been adopted wont actively 011. The detachment of canoncers • from the •Old Guard" artillery having arrived on the morning train from Houston, they, opened the programme by saluting the -Lone Star" with live guns, at 8tl5. At S:-15 another salute of eighteen guns w a tired, the rain descending the while in a gentle, steady shower. It now seeni- I :il most inevitable that the grand street parade and out-door apcakiilg would have In lie dispensed with. At !):!>() Keelan's colored band of Hons- ion. appeared at the head of Avenue A, and opened with Inspiring st...
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — The Palestine New Era — 21 April 1881
' • Austin. Who became lliimrtww l>Weii«diy llay ,„vso-an,pi-o-aoui?^"' ' w,i,-.a"'1 ' * I'aelrtciro.n inter.",, i by lii< services. hisMillorin^, ,u* ''""k captain. or major, orwlouH W^"1'at,<)n i""11,ul" Im-IImuion." \nIns perseverance p'n.mmV Ti ™\>m- *''"dalouslv • I',!!nl't'1' u" add* : patriotic devotion to the welfare of orally for in"C'Vil Ui'lun,,i ; t " ""revolution in i- <lr«\viui> U He did much, perhaps more than their military oducutkinTn?>ieir? v-h"''!1 oJ «W t! - Pther man. to plant Ilrmly on Texas other kind,' of leaVoin'.':.' i'« isr!uitti, 1,f Js?>4 S./n't"'' our Anglo-Saxon civilization and re- hy hmC.e' hr 1°'^ eun ,Ml}y >' lil' <b.ed1 wi;r;,i <'««solidi.tod' Voveinmu '• iV' K institution# and ioV«of liberty SJ wfi^SeJ £/T,^11,Ui,,fi""^= j "" * Usmutlonui govern,lie,,!. 1 cannot !«"' '"i«I«ato t^tl,e!r f mk-'tuU. t,, recount to you. what' H"!*«*«> "Utori'W into t(ie 11 so Ml know, the privations, dan-! ado!It the Usual to md su...
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — The Palestine New Era — 21 April 1881
Thfi and sue- Milam foil while urging hi* men on to victory, and Col. Jolui.iou succeeded to tho command, lie has been spared by a kind Providence, nnd honors us to-day by Ids presence president of this Veteran Asso- ciation. Continuous righting lasted until the night of the 9th, and on the morning of the 10th Gen. Cos surrendered his army and fortifications,Including the Alamo.fourteen hundred men. twenty-one pieces of cannon, five hundred muskets,ammunition, cloth- ing, etc. 'About one hundred and fifty Mexicans were supposed to be killed. Texan loss was but few In killed w ounded. Thus far the nru^ of Texas were cessful, with losses so small, In compari- son with those of the enemy, as to excite our wonder. But we must now look on -cenes of Mexican success, attended by barbarism, butchery and cruelty, such as lias not elsewhere been seen in modern times, or In conflicts between Christian na- tions. .Santa Anna was marshaling his hosts of about seven thousan(.Hive hundred men and ...
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — The Palestine New Era — 21 April 1881
lot lie Fits I'e- (h fil tliu largest cuttle prod no- lle Union. Her production 'icutantl other grains, uiul of sti- iind the root crops, is very IVn.l a lew more years will make largest sheep growing and wool ricing state in the Union. Thus we see udgment ot Mr. Jefferson and Mr. y of sixty years ago. ot the value of xas. already vindicated. Her popula- 011 has nearly doubled In the last ten [ears, being a much greater relative In- Irease than that of any of the other atcs. Of the state of California, another pnrtof lis territory. Daniel Webster said, in a icech in the United States Senate, in iine 1850: "I am sure that every body has lecome satisfied that although California lay have a very great seaboard, and a rife city or two, yet that the ngrieultu- il products of the whole surface now are "hot. and never will tie, equal to one half part of those of the state of Illinois; no, ! nor yet a fourth, or perhaps a tenth part." | That we may see how little was-then i known of the val...