Later from Texas. — By the arrival
yesterday of the steamship New York, Capt. Phillips, we have
Galveston dates up to the 22d inst.
According to the Civilian, the
enterprise of making an Artesian well at Galveston is still going
on, and with good probabilities of success. In the same paper we
find the following:
“Galveston is still improving with
undiminished steadiness and rapidity. A large number of substantial
new buildings are in progress – confidence in the prosperity of the
city is unabated, and new settlers are coming in daily. It is
gratifying to know that the interior of the country is filing up
with a hardy and industrious population with equal rapidity. The
success of the town depends in a great degree upon that of the
country, and the latter is certain., whenever industry can be
brought to act upon the inexhaustable resources of our prolific
The news from the interior of Texas is
unimportant – all appears to be quiet on the frontiers.
From St. Joseph’s Island. — We have seen
a letter from St. Joseph’s Island, dated the 13th instant.
But two companies had then moved toward the Rio Grande, their purpose
being to reconnoitre. The main body expected to start about the 20th
instant for Brazos Santiago.
There were rumors on the Island relative
to the Mexicans fortifying the Point Isabella, but their authenticity
Capt. Rogers, of the brig Apalachicola,
has been appointed Government Pilot for the Brazos bar.
The following vessels were at St.
Josephs: bark Casilda, brig swan, and schr. Arispe – all discharging;
the schrs. Tarry, Louisiana, Ellen and Clara, Decatur, and Atlantic
and Aurora, were also lying there. The schr Lavinia had just arrived;
the Enterprise and Florinda were ready for sea.
Capt. Tompkins, of the schr. Pulaski,
from Mobile, loaded with lumber, committed suicide on the 12th
instant by cutting his throat. No motive is assigned for the act, and
he bore the name of being a very correct man.
Source: The Daily Picayune,
February 27, 1846, p. 2, col. 1.