The Daily True Delta, New Orleans, La., Friday August 31, 1860.
Additional from Texas.- More of the Abolition Incendiaries.-
By the Magholla, last evening, we have later advices from Galveston, Houston, Austin and other parts of the State. Incendiaries are still at their fiendish work, and the excitement in the Northern part of the State was unabated.
A Foul Document.- The Auston State Gazatte publishes a copy of a letter signed W. H. Bailey, who appears to be one of the leaders of the abolition gang in Northern Texas. If real, it affords a clue to the late outrages there, and will enable the citizens to thwart and punish the conspirators.
Denton Creek, July 3, 1860.- Dear Sir: A painful abscess on my right thumb, is my apology for not writing at Anderson. Our glorious cause is progressing finely as far South as Brenham. I there parted with Bro. Wempler; he went still further South; he will do good wherever he goes. I traveled up through the frontier counties, part of the time under a fictitious name. I found many friends who had been initiated, and understand the Mystic-Red. I met with a good number of our friends near Georgetown; we held a consultation, and were unanimously of opinion that we should be cautious of our new associates; most of them are desperate characters, and my betray us, as there are slave-holders among them, and value poor negro much higher than a horse. The only good they will do us will be destroying towns, mills, &c., which is our only hope in Texas at present. If we can break Southern merchants and millers, and have their places filled by honest Republicans, Texas will be an easy prey, if we only do our duty. All wonted for the time being is control of trade. Trade, assisted by preaching and teaching, will soon control public opinion. Public opinion is mighty, and will prevail. Lincoln will certainly be elected; we will then have the Indian Nation, cost what it will. Squatter sovereignty will prevail there as it has in Kansas; that accomplished, we have at least one more step to take- but one more struggle to make- that is, free Texas. We will then, have a connected link form the Lakes to the Gulf. Slavery will then be surrounded by land and by water, and soon sting itself to death. I repeat, Texas we must have, and our only chance is to break up the present inhabitants, in whatever way we can, and it must be done. Some of us will most assuredly suffer in accomplishing our object, but our Heavenly Father will reward us for assisting him in blotting out the greatest curse on earth. It would be impossible for us to do and act that is as blasphemous in the sight of God as holding slaves. We must have frequent consultations with our colored friends. (Let you meetings be in the night.) Impress upon their clouded intellects the blessings of freedom, induce all to leave you can; our arrangements for their accommodation to go North are better than they have been, but not as good as I would like. We need more agents, both local and traveling. I will send out traveling agents when I get home. You must appoint a local agent in every neighborhood in your district. I will recommend a few I think will do to rely upon, viz: Bro’s Leake, Wood, Ives, Evans, Mr. Daniel Viery, Cole, Nugent, Shaw, White, Gilfond, Ashley, Drake, Meckes, Shultz and Newman. Brother Leake, the bearer of this, will take circuitous route, and see as many of our colored friends as he can; he also recommends a different material to be used about town, etc. Our friends sent a very inferior article; they emit too much smoke, and do not contain enough camphene. They are calculated to get some of our friend hurt. I will send a supply when I get home. I will have to reprove you and your coworkers for your negligence in sending funds to our agents; but few have been compensated for their trouble. Our faithful correspondent and industrious agent, Bro. Webber, has received but a trifle, not so much as apprentice’s wages, neither have Bro. Willet, Mangun and others. You must call upon our colored friends for more money; they must not expect us to do all; they certainly will give every cent if they knew how soon their shackles will be broken. My hand is very painful, and I close.
Yours truly, W. H. Bailey.
N. B.- Brother Leake will give you what few numbers of “Impending Crisis” I have; also Bro. Sumner’s speech and Bro. Beecher’s letter, etc. Farewell.
Map-Pedlers Ordered to Leave.- Dr. A. M. D. Hughes and James L. Parker, map-pedlers, having been strongly suspected of being abolition spies, have been ordered to leave the State of Texas for some State north of Mason and Dixon’s line, and they never again return to Texas or any Southern State under the penalty of death.
The San Antonio Herald, concluding an excellent article on the outrages under which the citizens of Texas have lately suffered and are now suffering, remarks:
What is the meaning of this wide spread ruin? Do not all these fearful circumstances of destruction point unerringly to one common origin? Is it all the result of chance? Is it even the work of a few desperadoes, perpetrated in revenge of fancied or real injuries? Or is it the result of an organized system of fanatics of the John Brown stamp, deliberately planned, and executed with a fiendish adroitness? What meant the note, alluding to depredations in Texas, found in the camp of the traitorous Brown.
Fatal Accident.- On Sunday evening last (says the Galveston News) a man named Sanford, who had just returned with his sloop form across the Bay and was disembarking, was killed by the accidental discharge of his gun, which he was drawing towards him from its cover, by the muzzle; and the hammer, meeting an obstruction, was raised with a sudden jerk, falling of course to explode the cap, and the load entered the neck of the unfortunate man, with instantaneous fatal effect.
Colored Zouaves.- About fifty colored men in Pittsburg, Pa., have formed themselves into a Zouave Company, under the name of the Fort Pitt Cadets. Their uniform will be similar to that of the Chicago Zouaves.
Chicago Zouaves.- This company gave an exhibition drill in Chicago on the 21st inst., in the presence of a large concourse of citizens. They were frequently and rapturously applauded, and on the conclusion of the drill the audience arose and gave three cheers for the United States Zouaves. The Zouaves returned the compliment with their “ti-gaar” and their “hi! hi! hi!” salutations. Col. Eilsworth, their commander, has resigned, and has commenced the study of law with “Old Uncle Abe.”
General Houston Withdraws.- The Austin Intelligencer of the 22d publishes the following letter from Gov. Houston: Austin, Aug. 18, 1860.
To my friends in the United States:
I withdraw my name from the list of candidates for the Presidency. I consented to its use because the call came from the spontaneous voices of respectable numbers of the people themselves, not because I desired the office. But the time has now arrived when it behooves every patriot to act for himself, and to do all in his power to save his country from a dangerous war of sectionalism, and reckless spirit of disunion, North and South. The responsibility now devoles upon the candidates themselves, whether called into the field by the untrammeled will of the people, or by the several Conventions, which have unfortunately destroyed all harmony, and threatened the stability of the Union itself. I cannot hesitate in my belief, that it is the duty of the candidates to sacrifice their hopes upon the altar of our common country. It may be said that I yield least, as my chances of success are not so apparent. But with four opponents of the nominee of the Republican Convention in the field, the defeat of all is equally certain. In such a scramble the pleasure or mortification of getting more popular or fewer electoral votes would only be comparative, and neither candidate would stand relieved before the country, form the charge of having recklessly tampered with the liberties of the best government in the world.
Let not those who rely upon carrying the election into the House of Representatives deceive themselves. The people have been taught to dread such a consummation. Neither four, three, nor two opponents to the Republican candidate can carry it there; and if they could, the strife which is being engendered among the different factions, would render the result very uncertain. There must be an abandonment of specious dogmas, claptrap platforms, and electioneering cant; and a concentration upon a common principle, for a common purpose, or else the factions which, united, would constitute a majority, must make up their minds to the elevation of a sectional President, whose claim to success is based upon opposition to the institution, whose existence should never have been brought into national politics. A timely union of all national Union men to defeat this sectionalism, would put an end to discord and clamorous tendency towards disunion.
I call upon my countrymen to forget me, and to forget the claims and endorsements of all mere men, as well as the hopes of the mere office seekers who expect to profit by the elevation of one man or the another. They should remember the farewell address of the father of his country, and the immortal sentiment of the Hero of New Orleans, and the sage of the Hermitage: “The Federal Union, if must be preserved.” Could the spirits of Jackson, Clay and Webster be recalled to take part in the active transaction of the political arena, the Union would be preserved. Laboring through life to perpetuate its glory, they knew its value and appreciated its blessings.
I am aware that it would be pleasing to my friends of different preference as to the remaining candidates to have me express a choice for one or the other of them. But I trust that it will be seen from this and my previous letters that my sentiments rise above mere personal preference.
I desire to see a union of all national minded men, to defeat dangerous sectionalism; and I leave my friends free to pursue whatever course may appear to them best at such a crisis.
I cannot conclude without returning my sincere thanks to those who have in various ways expressed a desire to see me occupy the distinguished position of President. But, to remain longer in the field could be productive of no good and it might be a stumbling block in the way of those who desire harmony.
Very Respectfully, Sam, Houston.
Receipt of New Cotton At Pensacola.- Pensacola, Aug. 30- The trains form the interior brought down seven bales of this year’s crop of cotton, being the first ever received in this city by railroad. This new cotton was brought into the market to-day and sold at the high price of 12 ½ cents per lb.