Texas Ranger. (Washington, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 29, Ed. 1, Wednesday, October 6, 1852 Page: 1 of 4
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"THE STAR-SrANGLED BANNER7! LONG MAY IT WAVE,
O'ER THE LAND OF THE FREE, AND THE nOME OF THE BRAVE."
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Early on a bright May morning, when
ttieishining king of day was just arising
"from the.eastern waters, and pouring rich
floods of golden light over the face of earth
when the bright plumaged birds were
joyously carolling their matin hymns, and
the green leaved trees, waving their
"branches in morning zephyrs, sang monrn-
ifujlyj-yet sweetly to the heart, there came
iorth-a fair maden, young and lovely.
'But the dark pinions of grief were folded
upon her spirit, and wan melancholy
brooded over her blighted heart.
- She had loved warmly and truly, but
the only return she had received for the
"rich offering of a pure young heart, was
coldness and scorn. In her meekness and
.gentleness, she had turned her drooping
eyes from the vain and fleeting joys of the
-world; and as she knelt amidst the bright
T)lossoms and green moss, a sweet calm
settled upon her crushed spirit. And
though she felt that she was swiftly pSss-
w ing away, like "a snow-flake dissolv-
ing beneath the rays ofa summer's sun,
yethe welcomed death, for it would bring
tocher a sweet repose from the sorrows.of
& She gazed upon the bright, "beautifu1
and fragrant flowers that bloomed around
lier, and sought for the loveliest one, that
she might bid it wave over her early grave.
Although many of golden, red and purple
hue were spread out before her, yet she
chose them not, for they were too rich
and audy, and only served to remind her
of the joys that had forever fled. "Oh,
for a plant of purer birth," she sighed
"one that miq-ht not seek to dwell among
the gay things of earth, but might be fit
j'to live among the holier joys of heaven
cone as free from stain as an angel's tear."
This beautiful and tender wish was her
last, for scacrely Jrad she breathed it forth,
- when her pure spirit passed away and
sought its home in heaven.
Bnt the angel of the flowers had lin-
frp.refl near tn view the denartiirfi nf thfi
-prayer she nad mane and soon there
sprang up near her a fragile stalk, almost
chidden by its fair leaf, which was as pale
as the cold cheek lying near. Its snowy
buds crept closer to the frail parent stem,
and it gently hung its head from the glar-
ing light of day. ,
Although many years have passed away
since the time of its magical birth and
tho' spring has often come to spread its
, robe of green over the earth, yet each
May month it blooms again. Its angels
guard it with protecting care, and bid it
bloom forever, in memory of the blighted
in heart, and her early doom.
Many years ago, there was, in the eas-
tern part of Massachusetts, a worthy old
T, D., and although he was an eminently
benevolent man and a good Christian, yet
it must be confessed he loved a jokemuch
better than even the majority of inveterate
jokers. It wa before chnrcb organs were
'much in nse, and it so happened that the
choir of his church had recently purchased
a double-bass viol. Not far from the
church was a large town pasture, and in it
a huge town bull. One hot Sabbath
in summer, he got out of the field and came
bellowing up the street. About the church,
""there was plenty of untrodden grass, green
and good, and Mr. Bull stopped to try its
quality, perchance to ascertain if its loca-
tion had at all improved the flavor ; at any
xate, the reverend doctor was in the midst
of bis sermon, "Boo-woo-woo!" went the
ftThe clergyman paused, looked up at
thesinging-seats, with a grave face, and
T would thank the musicians not to
tune their instruments during service time
itannoys me very much,'
The jjeqpie stared ; and the minister
Joo-woo-w-oo-weo-weut-rbo bull, as
bypassed anothergreen spot.
JiDhe parson paused again, and again ad-
dressed the, choir:
T really do wish the singers would not
stune, their instruments while I am preach-
ing forr as I have already remarked, it
annoj'SHne very much.'
r The people tittered ; for they knew by
the" twinkle of his eye, that be knew as
-well-as any body what the real state of
Jwescase was. The venerable man again
went on withhis discourse, but he had not
proceeded far before another Boo-oo-woo
woo V came from Mr. Bull, when the par-
son paused once more and exclaimed :
' I have twice already requested the
musicians in the gallery not to tune their
instruments during sermon time. I now
-particularly request Mr. Lefevor that he
will not tune his donble-bass viol while I
iThis was too much. Lefavor got up
much agitated, at the idea of speaking out
in chu&h, and stammered out :
It isn't me, parson, it's th-th-that
town bull !'
1 Oh,' said the parson, is it? then the
eeston will pleae drive away the bull.' .
-The people laughed ; but with a grati-
fiect look at the success of his joke, the
parson went on with bis sermon.
0 In the hereafter of Mohamet, the
eternal mansions of the Christians, the
Jews, the Magians, etc., are sunk below
each other in the abyss, and the lower hell
ii "reserved Jbr the hypocrites who have
assumed the matk of religion.
Tbe Greatest Toast Yek
At a Mason county, Pennsylvania,
celebration of Independence Day, the fol-
lowing sentiment was proposed byLieu-
tcnant jno. J. p ilMlr "r iws-nrr.-
per The peasant's cycloposdia. the
villager!s lyceum, the un moneyed boy's
college, the hermit's only counsellor, the
merchants printed ledger, the lawyer's
brief in type, the politician's -vade -mecum,
the great man's architect, the lady's most
attractive parlor ornament, the teacher of
idea shooting, the preacher of the best
practical sermons, the collector of inter-
esting items, the -doctor of wholesome pre-
scriptions, and the governor of the com-
monwealth of intellect ; the key of the
lock of character, the index-finger of pub-
lic preference, the D'Orsay of fashions,
the expositor of public opinion, the D'-
Israeli of literary curiosities, the Bulwer
of novelists, the Moore of wits, and the
Bryon of satirists ; the organ of the latest
intelligence, the character of the freshest
gossip, and the evolver of the profoundest
thought ; the Demosthenes of political as-
semblies, the Patrick Henry of stump
oratory, the moral Hercules abroad in the
world, smitting the monsters of iniquity,
avenging injuries, breaking intellectual
chains, exposing impostors, and turning
the wilderness into fertility , the Achillean
shield of liberty, the palladium of religion,
the sworn enemy of despotism, the Cy-
clopean anvil of human thought, ringing
under the sledge-hammer blows of that
compendium of universal knowledge the
A steamboat is a word within itself;
contains as many strange characters, sin-
gular beings, and as much romance as
probably the whole earth.
Let us, just for the fun of it, step a-
board one of the North River steamers,
and take a trip to Albany and "back again.
As we leave the dock, we see standing
on the pier alone, friendless lookiug wo-
man, her e"yes filled with tears, and her
whole demeanor denoting that with that
vessel was leaving a portion of her joys,
of her happiness1 J and close to her, as if in
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contrast, siDngsatna-qsajkiy, "Daggage
cixucUjVuuu, uy ui uiusicuu;
voice and angcygesticulations, to convince
a countryman of the truth of evry word
he uttered ; while around .them vall, and
among the crowd, were little faces peer-
ing up, and with mouths wide open, yel-
ling forth their "dailys.'' "With a hasty
glance towards the pier, let us turn to the
There, now, we are enjoying the luxury
of a comfortable seat, and can look into
the faces of the passengers, and detect the
different shades of character that flit forth
from their movements, from their con-
versation, and from their mode of dress.
There, standing opposite to us leaning
against the door-way that opens upon the
guards -is a tall, slim individual, with a
sjferocious set of whiskers, which are half
hid within the confines of an enormous
shirt collar in his bosom sparkles a breast
pin of diamonds, and in his hand a cane
with a gold head. Who Is he? You
can find out who he is by asking in any
of the fashionable gambling saloons in
There, opposite to us, sits a second
edition of Daniel Lambert, puffing and
blowing like a purpose ;his uuprctending
attire and soiled linen denote the careless
man of wealth perhaps of office, who is
conscious of his own greatness if nobody
And, passing us, there goes a pale hectic,
boyish-looking man, with a wooden leg
before him, to all appearnces like a gaunt
spectre, hovers in his mind the consump-
tive's death. He is a returned volunteer
from Mexico ; he has fought for his coun-
try, and now his country having used him
throws him aside like a cart-horse.
There is a lady coming up stairs, with
a pink face, and an-awfully fur-belowed
and flounced dress. She, from her ple-
thoric build, is evidently the wife of an
alderman or the relict of a defunct police
We might, had we space, describe all
on board, and not orETould be, -in the
least degree, similar to the other. And
then, were we to note the conversation,
what hopes and fears what little word
of mouth novels we could disclose ; all
forming the "World of a steamer."
1ST. Y. Picayune.
Bachelors are styled by married men
who have put their foot in it, as but "half
a pair of shears," and many other catting
titles are given them, while on the other
hand they extol their own state as one of
such perfect bliss that a change from earth
to heaven would be somewhat of a doubt-,
If they are so happy, why in time don't
they enjoy their happiness, and hold their
tongues about it 1 ThatiUhey may have
somebody to darn their stockings, sew but-
tons on their shirts and trot the babies ;
that they may have somebody, as a mar-
ried man once said, to "pull off their
boots when they are a little balmy."
These fellows are always talking of the
loneliness of bachelors. Loneliness in-
deed ? Who is petted to death by the
ladies who have marriageable daughters ,
invited to tea and evening parties and
told to "drop in when it is convenient?"
the bachelor. Who lives in clover all
his days, and when he dies has flowers
strowu on his grave by all the girls who
who could'nt entrap him ? the bachelor.
Who strews flowers on the married mail's
grave ? his widow not a bit of it ; she
pulls down the tomb-stone that a
WASIIMTOR .TEXAS, WEDNESDAY,
weeks' grief has set up in her heart, and'
gets married again she does. Who goes
to bed early because time hangs heavily
on his hands ? .he married! matin ? Who
has wood to split, house iir&tirur "vnd m
keting to do, the young ones to wash, and
lazy servant girls to look after ? the mar-
ried man. Who is taken up for beating
his wife ? The married mau. Who has
other people's debts to pay ? the mar-
ried man. Who gets divorced ? the
married man. Finally, who has got the
Scripture on their side? the bachelor.
St. Paul knew what he was talking about.
He that marries does well, but he that
does, not marry does better.
The following story of Mr. Van Buren
is taken from the editor's table of the
Coming down on the upper deck of an
Albany steamer one day, many years ago,
a party of gentlemeu, as the boat neared
Kinderhook landing, were discussing the
merits of Martin Van Buren. Some
praised, while others condemned him ; and
while they were discussing the question,
the boat landed, and loT Mr. Van Buren
himself came on board. One of the party
had been dwelling upon his non-committalism;
and complaining, that "a fair an-
swer to a fair question was never yet eli-
cited from' him," etc. " I'll wager cham-
pagne for the company," said heat length
" that one of us shall go down now, and
ask Mr. Van Buren the simplest question
that can be thought of, and he will evade
a direct answer. Yes, and I'll give him
leave, too, to tell him why he asks the
question, and that there is a bet depend-
ing on his reply. This seemed fair enough
certainly, for to be forewarned was 10 be
fore-armed. One of the party was deput-
ed to go down and try the experiment.
He found Mr. Van Buren, whom he knew
well, in the saloon, and said to him, " Mr.
Van Buren, some gentlemen on the up-
per deck have been accusing.you of non-
committalism, and have just laid a wager
that you would'nt give a plain answer to
the simplest question ; and they have de-
puted me to test the fact. Iow, Mr. Vaii
Buren, let me ask you, Where does the
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traded, he hesitated a moment, and then
replied, " The terms east' and ' west
Mr, are 'conventional; but '
" That'll,do," interrupted his interrogator,
" We've lost the bet."
Eloquence of Passiox. Cromwell was
one day eugaged in a warm argument with
a lady on the subject of oratory, in which
she maintained that eloquence could only
be acquired by those who made it their
study in early youth, aud their practice
afterwards. The lord protector, on the
contrary, maintained that there was an
eloquence which sprang from the heart ;
since, when that was deeply interested in
the attainment of any object, it never
failed to supply a fluency "and richness of
expression which would in the comparison
render vapid the speeches of the most ce-
lebrated orators. Il happened, some days
after, that this lady was thrown into a
state bordering on distraction, by the ar-
rest aud imprisonment of her husbaud,
who was conducted to the Tower as a
traitor to the government. The agonized
wife flew to the lord protector, rushed
through his guards, threw herself at his
feet, and with the most pathetic eloquence
pleaded for the life and innocence of her
injured husband. His highness maintain-
ed a severe brow, till the petitioner, over-
powereJ by the excess of her feelings, and
the energy with which she had expressed
them, paused ; then his stern countenance
relaxed into a smile, and extending to her
an order for the immediate release of her
husband, said, I think all who have wit-
nessed this scene will vote on my side of
the question, in a dispute between us the
other day, that the eloquence of the heart
is far above that mechanically acquired by
Mcchicss. How difficult, is it to be of
a meek and forgiving spirit, when de-
spitefully used. To love an enemy, and
forgive art evil- speaker, is a higher at-
tainment than is c5hTrnonl believed. It
is easy to talk of Christian forbearance
among neighbors, but to practice it our-
selves, proves us to be Christians indeed
The surmises of a few credulous persons
need not trouble thatman, who knows
his course is soon to bertricd in court, and
be openly acquitted. So the evil lan-
gauge of the times need not disturb me,
since in the day of Judgment, "my judg-
ment shall be brought forth as the noon-
day." Sincerity. Sincerity signifies a sim-
plicity of mind and manners in our con-
versation and carriage one towards anoth-
er ; singleness of heart discovering itself
in a constant plainness and honest open-
ess of behavior, free from all little tricks
and fetches of craft and cunning from false
appearances, and deceitful disguise of our-
selves in word or action ; or yet more
plainly, it is to speak as we think, aud do
what we pretend and profess to perform,
and make good what we promise, and in
a word, really to be what we pretend and
appear to be.
Filial Duty There is no virtue that
adds so noble a charm to the finest traits
of beauty as that which exerts itself in
watching over the tranquility of au aged
parent. There are no tears th.it can give
so noble a lustre to the cheek of innocence
as the tears of filial sorrow.
The drying up a single tear hath more
Of honest lame, than shedding seas of gore.
I Quick believers need broad shoulders.
Chinese Proclamation. The Celes-
tials in Con sicpialioj.. A great deal of
excitement ha beincreated among the
childien. of thelcuvery Kingdom, now
spjoutnjng in Sau .JBJuQnjgpo. bg-jiinaiii-
festo from the great Atti, wlio claims
to hold the power supreme over all the
Chinese in this land of gold. The docu-
ment which has caused this great commo-
tion is of the nature of a reward for one
Le Achan, well known as an interpreter,
and sort of general agent for his brethren
iu their transactions with the outside bar-
barians or white folks. Atti accuses
Achan of all sorts of devillish devices to
defraud and degrade his nation. That he
encourages the payment of licences, poll-
taxes, and other impositions, to such a
degree that riot a rial escapes his rapacity.
All men of the three great Hongs (Pro-
vinces) are called unoti-to know, that $300
will be given for the suppression of Le
Among other high'-handed measures of
the maguificent Atti; he has sent a com-
mittee to the residence of a number of fe-
males from the Floujery Land, to inform
them, that unless thfey forsake their evil
ways, and cling only, to their own people,
they shall forfeit thtfr lives. He warns
them of the dreadful' tortures in store for
the disobedient, whi -are to be taken to
the great house, " Cyap-in-coou," where
they will be stripped and bastinadoed on
the bare back, and compelled to suffer
other miseries too horrible to mention. The
poor creature are allowed two days to de-
cide what to do, and dreadful consterna-
tion is created amorfg them.
The edict of the royal " Atti" is written
on crimson paperj and a full translation
will be given into the Recorder's Court,
and the matter fully investigated before
his honor. Meanwile further develope-
ments in this extraordinary drama will be
fully watched and made known.
, Placer Times.
Love in the Harem. Au East Indian
Prince named the Rajah of Coorg has
arrived in London with a whole harem" of
wives, and put up at a splendid hotel. Of
course, he keeDS his wives riffidly seclu-
faslnon ; but this onlyadds to the piquancy
of his notoriety ; and all Belgravia, (which
is the Japonnicadomt of London) is in a
twitter of intense curiosity about the
Rajah, and especially about his "dark
eyed ones," shut up iu their well-sentineled
chamber. Tin. roitc are already
seeking some clandesane access to those
"lights of the harem," and there will be
some "blow up" bebre long. In Con-
stantinople, a woma is put into a sack
aud drowned if she fal in her truth. In
London, it is the R.ajsh who will get the
"sack," if one of his .vives walks off with
a more preferable lovr.
The Native Grape) -The soil of Ameri-
ca is distined to prodtce, in the lapse of
time, all those luxuries as well as neces-
saries of life for wlich we have been
mainly dependent upm Europe in times
past. The article of wines, which we
have been obliged to jet from abroad, af-
ter they have gone though no one knows
what process of drugghg anil adulteration,
already begins to forh one of the staple
products of America, md the opportunity
is afforded for tasting ihe really pure juice
of the grape grown upon our own soil.
The sparkling Catavba, made by the
Longworth, of Cincimati, is already pre-
ferred by many to tae imported cham-
pagnes. Why Smoking Preserves Meat.
Hams are preserved ty smoking over a
wood fire, because a ivood smoke emits a
quantity of creosote, vhich is a great pre-
servative of meat and all animal substan-
ces. Creosote is an extract from the oil
of tar, and derives itsname from this pe-
culair quality. It is formed of two Greek
words, Jcrcas, flesh, soto, I save.
A Delicate Baked Fruit Pudding. A
delicate baked fruit pudding may be made
by placing in a buttered dish a layer of rusks
or sponge cake?, tbts-iwf-ot-nny freoh
or preserved fruit ; raspberries or apricots
are perhaps the best, t rhubarb or green
gooseberries do very nicely ; then another
layeriOfjr.nsks or cakes alternately, until
the disrans filled ; pour over all a rich cus-
tard, and bake about twenty minutes.
To Make Crisp Paste for Tarts.
Take one pound of fine flour, mixed with
one ounce of loaf sugar beat and sifted,
make into a stiff paste with boiling cream,
and three ounces of bntter in it, work it
well, roll it very thin, when you have
made your tarts, beat the white of an egg
a little, rub it over them with a feather,
sift a little refined sugar over them, and
bake them, in a moderate oven.
Q An Irishman, iwho was very near-
sighted, being about to fight a duel, itiMS-
ted that he should stand six paces nearer
his antagonist than the other to him, aud
that they were to fire at the same time.
This beats Sheridan's telling a fat man
who was going to fight a thin one, that
the latter's slim figure ought to be chalked
on the other's portly peisou, and if the bul-
let hit him outside the mark, it was to go
A Quandary. To sit on a sofa be-
tween two pretty girls, one with black
eyes, jet ringlets, and ros-y cheeks, the
other with soft blue eyes, sunny ringlets,
and red cheeks and lips, and both laughing
at you at the same time. We know of
nothing more trying to one, unless it be to
have both arms m the dough, and a flea
np the leg of your trowsers.
xSs tei "'u W nwSSfS
OCTOBEE 6, 1852.
jffflyfeWhei r Sing. S
You ihiuV I haSiurrsbe35-ti
Because my songs are gay :
Bnt oh, they were all taught to me,
By friends now far away.
The bird retains his silver note,
Though bondage chains his wiug,
His song is not a happy one
I'm saddest when I sing.
I heard them first in that sweet home
I never more shall see ;
And now such song of joy has got
A plaintive tone fori me.
Alas !' tis vain in winter time,
To mock the songs of spring;
Each note recalls some withered leaf;
I'm saddest when I sing.
Of all the friends I used to love,
My harp remains alone ; v
Its mirthful voice still seems to be
An echo of my own.
My tears, when I bend over it,
Will fall upon its string ;
Yet those who hear me little think
I'm saddest when I sing.
Gire me a Faitlifal'Hearti
I do not crave bright gems of earth,
Nor gold of dazzling hue ;
But ask for something of more worth
A heart that's pure and true.
Though earth may yield her costly gems,
That looks, so fair to view ;
I ask not for such diadems,
But for a heart that's true.
A heart that glows with noble deeds,
For this I e'er will sue ;
A guileless heart from envy freed
A. heart that's pure and true.
A heart like this is real worth
v It, nothing can outshine ;
'Tis all I ask for here on earth
A heart that's pure and kind.
"""Be" jTTTTrTejniDT'rirtJVCl' hccJ.
The laugh or jest of rabble rout :
For if thou fail in word or deed
"Be sure thy sin shall find thee out."
Thy duty do and persevere,
Though oft perplexed by anxious doubt ;
And when thon'rt laid on narrow bier,
Thy fellow men "shall find thee out."
Be meek and lowly like the One
Of Nazareth ; but still be stout
'Gainst wrong: and when thy life is done
Heaven's gates shall never "find thee
The Good we Might Do.
We all might do good,
Wherewe often do ill,
There is always the way
If we have but the will,
Though it be but a word,
Kindly breathed or suppressed,
It may guard off some pain,
Or give peace to some breast.
We all might do good
Iu a thousand small ways
In forbearing to flatter,
Yet giving no praise ;
In spurning ill rumef,
Reproving wrong done,
And treating but kindly
The heart we have won.
We all might do good "
Whether lowly or great, - -
For a deed is not injured ,
By the purse on estate ; -
If it bo but a cup
Of cold water that's given,
Like the widow's two mites,
Is something for heaven.
Anecdote of Dr. Young.
As the Doctor was one day walking in
his garden at Milwin, in company with
two ladies, one of whom he afterwards
married, a servant came to tell him that a
gentleman wished to speak with him.
Tell him said the Doctor, "that I am
too happily employed to change my situ-
ation.' The ladies insisted that he should
"o, as his visitor was a mau of rank, his
patron- and his friend. As persuasion,
however, had no effect, onje took him by
the right arm, the" other by the left, aud
led him to the garden gate, when, finding
resistance was vain, he bowed, laid his
hand upon his heart, aDd in that express'
ive mauner for which he was so remark-
able, spoke the following lines :
"Thus Adam looked when from the gar-
And thus disputed orders sent from heav-
Like him I go, but yet to go am loath ;
Like h'm I go for angels drove us both
Hard was his fate, but mine still more un-
His Eve went with him but mine stays
"Woman. A man cannot possess any-
thing that is better than a good woman,
nor anything that is worse than a bad one.
A justice in Arkausas lately married a
young couple, addressing the bridegroom
'You, T P , take this young
woman, whom you hold by the right hand,
to be your lawful wife, aud you now
promise to cleave unto her, and all other
women, so help me God !"
fj If you make love to a widow who
has a daughter twenty years younger than
herself, begin by declaring that you
tlioujrht thev were sisters.
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"Ho"! iJIen of th
tracWroni aji ad
dress of four coJumnsintheEIyraCbttfTer,
an Abolition jivhig journal in Ohio, signed
by tweive of the Scott abolition whigs of
that region, entitled "An earnest Appeal
to Aiti-Slavery men." Read it, men of
the South ! It is powerful testimony as
to tie true position of the two candidates
for the Presidency with respect to the
vital question of slavery:
"We might multiply extracts from
Southern papers showing the same op-
position to General Scott, but our limits
forbid. We have laid the whole matter
fairly before you, xmd ask you to decide
which of the two candidates you prefer.
Scott was nominated by Northern men,
opponents to slavery, and is now opposed
by the South for reasons fully stated in
the above. Pierce received the entire
Southern vote, with perhaps two or three
exceptions, and it is in every respect, sat-
isfactory to them. Will the North desert
Scott, under these circumstances, and suf-
fer the slave-holders to triumph 1
"Again, with Scott as our President,
the Fugitive Slave Law may be repealed
without being met wiihanExecutive veto.
Not so with Gen. Pierce in the Executive
chair. - He would veto its repeal because
its principles "command the approbation
of his judgment." Again, the Democratic
platform declares, in effect, that its repeal
would be unconstitutional. Pierce says
that declaration is correct, and believing
this, he vronld be compelled to veto its
repeal, if he paid any regard to his oath.
With Geu. Scott, it may be so amended
as, to give the fugitive a trial by jury
for the whig resolution is not iuimical to
a change in this respect. General Pierce
is pledged to resist any changes in the
law whatever, that will impair its ef-
ficiency, aud hence he would veto such a
bill. THE NOMINATION OF GEN.
SCOTT WAS A NORTHERN TRI-
UMPH, and his election would be re-
garded so bv the salve-holders, while the
TrTcTWlrt-f-hrTft -Pl-siH v.-vxW-W-nri
for the dismemberment of rnd the exten-
sion of slavery over Mexico the unwar-
rantable seizure of Cuba, and a triumph to
the South unequalled in the history of the
DAMNING CURSE OF SLAVERY.
"For these reasons, egardiug the PRES-
ENT POSITION of Gen. Scott as an-
taronistical to the further extension of
slavery, we feel it to be our duty, as citi-
zens of the Republic, having a due regard
for the welfare of the slave, to give him
our earnest support iu the coming election.
THE NORTH HAVE TRIUMPHED
IN HIS NOMINATION, let them.
triumph in his ELECTION, and for
once let the arrogant demands of the
South be denied. This result will surely
follow, if anti-slavery men vote as a due re-
gard for their professions demands. We snb.
these propsiuons to your, judgment, and
ask a caudid perusal, believing that the
prejudice yon may entertain against the
resolution of the whigs relating to the
Compromise, will not prevent yon from
supporting the election of Gen. Scott.
N. B. GATES,
STEPHEN B. WALCOT,
a GEO. G. WASHBURN,
GEO. T. SMITH,
WM. H. PLUMB,
O. R. RYDER,
N. P. JOHNSON,
N. H. MANTER,
L. CALKINS." -July
Gen. Scott's Hatred of liis Officers.
So bitter was the batred of Gen. Scott
toward the gallant and lemeuted Worth,
that he suffered no opportunity to pass,
whereby he could itisnlt him, and bring
him into disgrace, and so palpable had
this design become that the Department
at Washington was obliged to interfere to
protect trim. Tluif'iolKjwing is from the'
scathing", withering rebuke administered
to him by Mr. Marcy then Secretary of
"When a general at the head of an
army of freemen, who do not lose their
rights as citizens by becoming soldiers,
sets up pretentions to DICTOPiJAL
POWER when he contemns the au-
thority of his Government, and is much
more ready to censure than execute its
orders and instruction when he denoun-
ces as an outrage and a punishment the
attempt to submit his acts, charged to be
an offence against a subordinate officer,
to an in vestigation in the mildest form
when he administers an indignant re-
proof to his superior for upholding the sa-
cred right of appeal, upon which depeud
the security aqd protection of all under his
command such a General sets an exam
ple of insubofdinate conduct ofxeidcand
withering influence upon souna military
An Old Soldier's Opinion of Gen. Pierce.
A correspondent of the Milkwaukie
Morning News, writes to that paper as
follows : 'I was a soldier iu the Mexican
war, and was well acquainted with Gen-
eral Frank Pierce. lie was appointed
Brigadier-Geueral by President Polk, un-
der the ten-regiment bill . The first action
in which I knew of his particpating, was
the bloodv battle of Contreras. I fousht
in that battle, andl speak of my personal
knowledge, when Isa'y that his gallant
conduct orfnhat occasion as the snbject
of remark throughout the army. General
Scott speaks of him, fn the highest terms
in his dispatches. " f "
Gen. Pierce was v,ery popular, not onIy
with his fellow officers, but wiflrthe com-
the rank and file." Gfeu.Ssatt-wasaiwayV
the gentleman, but a common mau was
never at ease in his piesence, for he was
chilled under the cold and distant manner
of the aristocrat. He wasnever popular
with the army. If Gen. Scott should be
nominated against Gen. Pierce, audhe
army had the decision of the question,
Fank Pierce would be theuext President
of the United States? He would get "the
votes of four-fifths- of the army, agaiust
the commander-in-chief. L rejoice iu Gen.
Pierce's nomination. He is a glorious
specimen of a man. The morethe people
know of him, the more they wfTflttearn to
love him.' "
The Libel on Gea.Pierce.
The New Boston iFqrgeTyp-ihas- recoiled
most terrible on the heads ofjftsJrtyentoro.
From every quarter we hearthat since its
exposure, the rank and filev6f both parties--exprejg&the
bitterest" indignation atythe
fraudVe will give those Whig news-
papers who keep it standing at the head
of their column like the brauded RSp-
on a felon's forehead a short additional
extract. The New Boston story Fres"t3
npon the testimony of one Foss, an Abo-
lition lecturer and reporter, and Goodaie
and Fogg, the editors of two Abolition
papers. Foss aud Goodaie have beVn dis-
posed of. Concerning Fogg the reader
may form judgmeut from the followingVx-
tract taken from an editorial of his Man-
chester Democrat, m December, 814 6,
relative to Gen. Taylor, then in Mexico ;
"He (General Taylor) raises dairies for
the market and makes merchandize'of his
fellow men. He has a hundred mothers,
with or without their babies, for saloon
the shambles. He rrRNisHES Ciceoe
Virgins rorz the hells op New Orleans,
and riots on the ruin of souk for vhon
the Man of Sorrows died." '
Let the Whig editors who keep S'oss's
libel on Pierce at their column's head, put
rsKbo4Tsr-i?a7ror rentJ- -tltSr
South bentfath it.
Macon (Ga.) Telegraph
Franklin Pierce .was elected to
the legislatureiat the age of 24. "" -'
He was liked so well that he served
His conduct and abilities were spale-
serving, that iu 1331 he was elected
speaker of the house. The vote he re-
ceived on this occasion was highly com-
plimentary. -He received a majority of 1Q out of
He still grew in grace; for in.1832 he
was re-elected speaker, receiving 205
votes out of 208 Yotes cast.
In 1832, the same year he waSelec'ted
to Congress by a majority of 8,000?
In 1834: he was re-elected to Congress
by a majority of 9,000, running far ahead
of his ticket.
In 1 836 he was elected to the Senate
of the United States, receiving 160 votes
out of 212 in the house, and 11 votes out
of 12 cast in the senate.
In 1850 he was chosen president of the
convention to amend the StatejpcQnstitu-
tion, by a vote of 257 out ofSS-one-ihird
of whom were whigs. af J
The Manchester Democratjandhhe In-
dependent Democrat, aboljfpnSHpapers,
which tbe Washington RepuDiie?and other
federal papers at the South declare to be
enthusiastic supporters of General Pierce,
both carry the name of John P. Hale as
their candidate for the presidency. Has
the Republic yet informed its readers that
It lied deliberately when it stated that
those papers supported Gen. Pierceli
Daily (2T. KM
The Pittsburg Union very
it is a remarkable fact that xhere
one distinguished-democrat in the Union,
against Pierce agd Kitigj but on tiie
contrary, -all arerrr tavor of the nominees
notwithstanding many of these leaders
have disagreed amoug themselves. "Tin's
is truly the age of harmony, and Pierce
and King the harmouizers
Bcrke Countt, July 10, 1852.
Dear Sir I send yon for sale twenty-
three bales of cottou. NJ3. One bag be-
longs to one of my negroes. It is marked
with my name, and l Bob,' underneath,
keep the weight of the bale separatcfrom
the others, so that I may know how-to
settle with him. " ,
So, if nigger. Bob did help to make rtis
master's crop, he Lad his support, which
is about as much as'most of us get in thij
world, by our labor, and will for his ow
bale of cotton tote de monev
bet Philosopher Greely a loaf of Graham
bread, that he cannot on chnstmas nexrti
show us a happier orbettercontented' cot-
lored individual in all his region, than our
Bob of Burke county. And Bob is,but
one of thousands of his class in this S.ate,
who could not be induced to change con-
ditions with the miserable, despised, 'half-
starved darkies of the free States, who
live a life of degradation, wautand inces-
sant care, keeping body and soul together
from day to day by thieving or by rooting
about among the sinks and gutters of the
large Northemcities, contending With
the dogs for the scraps and cnimbsth row n
fromthe tables of their prerenopHenrls.
09? Why is a four quart jug like a lady's
side-saddle? Because it holds"a gall-on.
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