The Northern Standard. (Clarksville, Tex.), Vol. 4, No. 7, Ed. 1, Wednesday, May 13, 1846 Page: 1 of 4
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NOR THERN fTAKDABJ)
CHAS. DE M.ORSE
LONG SHALL OUR BANNER BRAVE THE BREEZE THE STANDARD OF THE FREE.
E D ITO R A NO P RO P RfETO'R
GLAR-KSVILLE TEXAS MAY 13 1846.
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nfcr Me Northern Standard.
"Cromwell I charge thee fling sway ambition;
By that sin fell the angels"
There is no desire that so universally per
vades the human heart as the desire to tx
eel. It does not confine itself lo restless and
fiery yoath'wBen the passions are at their
zenhbjuid freshness and vigor nnimaieiand
render buoyant our'Jondest cnlicipaflbns and
.hopes but commences m.lbe cradle and ter-
minates m the crave. Itdpes not belong to
any one profession but extends lo all the dif
ferent pursuits of manfroai that ofthe-lo west
rr lr tf mftrt.nW nn memiltA nf nit rtrsi-
Wj fc lU UIW4iHIWWW HUHJVAU1H.U Ul Ull UIU'
fessiocn. Difiefentdisposuions are differently
affected by ambition : jnanywho calculate
the self denial and labor necessary to gratify
ambition are appalled by the mighty obsCa
dec which .oppose themfand despairing of
ever obtaining theiolden prize are content
to lire unknown and cahonorea. In others
of a more bold and "daring disposition the
contemplation of the craggy clifts and perilous
precipices which obstruct the paths that lead
to glory caases the straining of every nerve
and the concentration of all tho facultiesofthe
mind until perseverance and application tbe
tools that construct human greatness shall
crown their efforts whh the fruits of victory.
The soft whispers of vanity and the -sweet
suggestions of hope aroused-the almost ex
tingnished ambition oflhe dissolute Themis-
iccles to such a cegree.tbat the valorous ex-
ploits of Miltiades would not permit him to
sleep. The ambition of Alexander'c&used
tears to trickle down his cheeks because he
could not carry his conquests into another
world. But both of them died from the vio.
lenceoftheir own -h"ands; the oneby poison
the other by alcohol The towering ambition
of Cauar caused him to exclaim "the die is
cast." aodto trample npon the liberties of his
countrj4 he acquired fame andglory and
every earthly honor but did ambition grati-
e'densure to him that which he most desired
the love and admiration of mankind 1 Kol
it pointed for' "him the assassin's dagger and
dyed him in his own blood. Wolsey who
once trodlh ways of glory and sounded all
ihe depths and shoals of honor was compelled
by aedtssity to beg-a placeto die ia. Napo-
leor?anoiher child of ariibition.and Fortune's
&7eri(e"soD at whose approach kingdoms
tnltercdand empiresrVmbled lo their' very
foundations; whose toys ware crowns and
whose footstool dethroned monarch? was at
jaK deprived of the Iib?rty of speaking to his
fellow rae'n.anil died a miserable captive upon
the rugged and barren rocks of St. Helena
Bul'lBOxlcdge to our eyes her ample page
Rich wi'h the rjolb cf time in Tain unrolls
We contemplate a Themistocles a Crcsar
rind a Napoleon ; we see the first. raise to his
lips thi poisonous liquid drink and die
vrilh lEe most excruciating torture; we hear
the second exclaim uEt tu Brule'1 and be-
hold the daggers pierce the body of him who
ruled the world ; we look on the third breath
ing his lest an exile in dose confinementfar
from bis delightful country but are not con
'Far from the madd'ninj; crowd's ignoble strife'
Onr empty wislies cierkarn "loitsv;
'- ?Alougrtie cool sequestered vale oflife"
To keep '-the noiseless tenor of" onr "way."
Although there is no part of nature's gift
better calculated to make one a virtuous cili
zen and an honorable member of society lhan
a moderate share of ambition; yet there is
nothing that can su sensibly affect the happi
ness offis possessor and so completely render
him a disgrace and a curse to society .as a
super-abundance of it. A mean is best in any
thing. "Auctijt chemin de Jleurs ne conduit
a la glolre"i: no exception to a general rule
but lends rather to confirm than weaken tbe
expression of Horace that
Diligi: turns caret obscleii
Sordiduc tecli; caret invidenda
But to combat and-overcome by merit a-
lone all the difficulties that oppose elevation;
and in the enjoyment of greatness to exert
our acuities in the cause of " virtuo liberty
and science." is not onlv wertbv of all the
"Conors in ihegiftofcotemporaries bat also of
Ibe esteem and admiration of mankind. Yet
virtue is not always rewarded nor tho tin
'principled and vicious unsuccessful. As an
instance oi tbe truth of the first part of tbe last
sentence posterity will point lo the name and
cnerun tnc memory oi tienry-oiay.
L. .M. N.
The following sketch of Mr. Calhoun is
from the ready pen of a correspondent of the
To those who have not seen Mr. Calhoun
a short sketch may cot be unacceptable.
He is a man of about 62 years of age about
six feet in height though the extrcms slen-
dnrnessof bis person gives hjm an appear-
ance of greater height. His hair is a dark
grey very thick ; and very strong ; and he
weares it brushed up and standing erect from
his forehead which is rathsr low snd nar-
row. tits leatures are. I ihiolc.M&e roos;
expressive I ever saw anddbis eye is a livJ
ing wumjcr uo man mai ijuiiiuw pors:cs
so penetrative a glance. tV remarked him a
short time ago when Allen was making his
violent attack upon him and although he
replied calmly and in a Jew sentences de-
iunolisbed tbe arguments of the noisy Ohioan
yet the unconscious curl "of the lip the con.
lemptuoQs glance of his eye and the uneasy
shuffling in bis chair plainly demonstrated
thaha is a man of naturally quick and sensi-
tive feelings and felt annoyed just as an
elephant can be vexed by a musquito.
His head is rather small bardlyl belitve
what a phrenologist would call a Sag head
nor I understand is he very reinTKable for
penological assistance in his acquired great
ness but he b sufficiently great without it.
His dress is always a plain black without
ornament of any kind be makes no display
of jewelry except a. watch chain and a bunch
of seals which he weares after the old fash-
ioned manner. He wears a plain black mil
itary stock with on upright collar and has
as von perceive at a glance an utter con
tempt 'lor show orafTectaliocjon tbe contrary
he is careless almost to slovenliness in the
matter cf dress and the -veteran eld blue
cloak in which he daily walks to the Senate
looks as if it had done sufficient service to
entitle it lo be pen:oned off for life in tbe
family wardrobe or the National Institute.
Mr. Calhoun's style of speaking is plain
and unassuming ; he is as terse as Webster
and depends for effect more on logical argu-
ment then co tropes and flowers of rhetoric
He makesno displayof action or th'e usual
accompaniments of oratory. H seldom
moves a foot but clasps his hands before him
and proceeds in s loud manly tone to grap-
ple with nis argument Wiib-him every
sentence is a blow. He has no dodging
no winding no appealing lo the passions
no American eagles "patriotism5- and all
that kind of thing but-he 'is clear and pre-
cist in his reasoning- and powerful in his
attack on ihe errors of bis opponents who
in the present instance- are his-"friends."
He does not descend.to personality but his
look" expresses indignation better than words
and his hints of scorn are sbarperithan 'any
iwo-edged irrVective. Thuswhile referring
to the scoffing manner in -which hi? recom
mendation ol a "tvise and masterly iuactivi-l
ly" had. been spoken of and assuming that
many senators and otbsrs -understood by ibis
mere inaction" the sneering manner in
which he assured those who thus misconstru
ed his meaning that 'they were but in the
horn-book of political science" expressed
more as he turned round and spoke it at
Hannegan than an elaborate half hour's vin
dication of ad vice which all understood how
ever they might have misrepresented it
He only deals with facts and is essentially
a practical man. He discards all theories
and is reported lo have asuprcroe contempt
for modern metaphysics deeming them vis
ionary. If the speech he "delivered yester-
day in an hour and a half hod been diluted
on the Hannegan svstem it would have oc-
cupied at least three days.
However we may differ from Mr. Cal-
houn in some of bis political views yet all
most confess that he is one of the greatest
men of the age and his great intellectual
precedence is rendered more admirable by
the uniform morality of his life. 1 believe
that the whispers of calumny hae never dar-
ed to breathe aught against tbe purity of his
mariners. He has neither gambled nor dis
sipated ; but when exempt for a time from
public duties his days are spent on his plant
ation which is one of the best in tbe South
and exhibits throughout marks of excellent
taste and the lore cf agriculture of its pro-
prietor. Of his recent speech in the Senate a dir
tinguished gentleman at Washington writes:
"It is a great speech bat I need not speak
of it you will read it for yourself. As a
specimen of oratory hoiverar. much is' lost
in perusal. The stern impresaieoess of
his manner the earnestnes which evinces
sincerity and carries conviction -are all lost
and cannot even be conceived by those who
have never heard him speak.- The anxiety
to hear him was so greet that the ladies gal
lery began to fil! at 7 o'clock A. M. and
at 9 was crowded though be did not. com
mence until one o'clock.
When he concluded. Mr. Webster eon
gratuktled him end said that be bad inten-
ded to speak but now would not as he
could add nothing to the force of Mr. Cal-
houn's reasonm" "
A Doctor Killzd by his own Pre-
scription. We have just seen a private
letter Irom Macon Gs. staling that Dr. Am
brore Baberan old and highly esteemed phy-
sician of that place died on the Sih inst. from
ihe effects of bit own medicine. He wrotcn
prescription for a dose composed in pari of
Prussia acid to be administered to a patient
The druggist sent the medicine wkh a mess-
age thai whoever took it would be killed.
The patient thereupon refused to take ii
wicn the doctor to convince him that there
was no danger swallowed it himselt He
died in unit an hour. 1 be prescription was
copied exactly from a medical work but the
quantity of Frussic acid was eight time?
greater than it should ha vn been. .So much
for the effects of a typographical blunder 1
Tun Lost STEijtsitip President. We
hare been shown a copy of the Cork (Ire
land) Examinerof January 23d which states
that the Madrid Gazette asserts that the Min
isterofthe Interior had received a communi
cation from ibe Political Chief of Guipozcoa
announcing that a bottle had been found floa
ting in the water near Monlrko. Spain cen
ts iniug a papet of the contents of which tbe
following words only could be ciphered.
"Ship President. We are blocked up in
ice and we can't live much time Kind
friends will acquaint We are dying
of hunger I am
fainting " If if
The battle was foand fay some fishermen
and handed lothe Alcalde of Momrko.a few
leasues from St. Sebastian. A copy of tbe
papers has been communicated to the British
The London Literary Gazettetn alluding
to this account says.
"The probability is thai the unfortunate
steamer went down nearly where last seen
and o'wing to the weight of her machinary
is floating now unbiokrn and without frag-
ments sent to the surface at a sad mid -depth
of ocean as the strong current of these seas
waft her hulk to and fro. At some future
time when the perishing wood is epaiatcd
from the hcavy.iron and the Ialier sinks the
last vestages of the President may be met
with on the Atlantic wave. This opinion is
much strengthened by the following notice
from tbe Pacific Ocean. u0n the 30ilj of
December a part of the bulk cf the Hambro
or Cleopatra's Barge wrecked some fifteen
or twenty years ago started up from its wa-
tery bed and Avashed upon the shore. Man'
of the oak timbers ire in quite a sound slat c
except so far as perforated by tlje ship
3 There are 1855 newspapers and ps-f
riodicals printed in the United Stalesand but
1891 in ail the world besides.
An ExTRioRDiNAtt Cise. A Mr.
Mulhollan of Alexandria. La. of whbm the
papers have spoken recently was still alive
on the 31st alt. Up to that time according
to the Dimocratfor the long period of thirty
days.nola particle of food nor a drop of slim
ulant had passed his lips. Water and that
in small quantities was the only nourish-
ment taken by the stricken sufferer and be
still adhered with great pertinacity to the re
solve at first expressed by him not to seek
the benefit of medical aid. During ihe last
few days his pulse has gradually declined in
sliength.and other marked symptoms presa-
ged an approaching dissolution s
The Mission Ship Warren recently sailed
from Liverpool with every thing for estab-
lishing Missionary operations on the West
coast of Africa undsr the auspices oflhe Ftte
Church of Scotland's Society.
Bishop Boone writes that the prosptcls of
his mission in China are cheering. Preach
ing and tract distribution in the towns and
villages about Shanghi are unobstructed.
AssArtETiDA. This plant is a production
of the eastern part of Persia. Its stem is
I from one to two and a half-feet in height;
the lesves resemble those of the Indian beet
root and. when ripe produces a cauliflower-
like head of a light straw color. Tbe milky
juice extracted near tbe root congeals into the
well-known gura.or which each pltnt yields
about a pound; but the plants" themselves
especially when young are prized as a high
delicacy by the naiveswho stew or roast ihe
stem.and boil or fry the head and leaves wkh
clarified butter. In this way tbe smell is
even stronger and rno-e rank than in the
form of a drugand none but those accustom-
ed to it can endure its offensive t-filuvia.
Willis writes: " I must try to give yoa an
idea of tbe famous Fair of Leipsicihougfain
re-writing-ray memoranda! find that my its
prcssions nf it are hard to recall so amused
was I with the scene and so fimiliar did k
become at last with our daily and untiling
rambles through its wilderness of booths.
You know of coarse what this Fair is an
assemblage of merchants from every quarter
of tho world to exchange merchandise and
an exhibition of every saleable thing in tbe
universe by the proper sellersin their proper
costumes. It lasts three weeks.and the aver-
age number of visitors is fifty thousand
though.in 1831the books of tbe police show-
eJ a list of eighty thousand strangors- The
meney transactions at one time amounted to
eighty millions of dollars annually. Persi
ans from Tefiis Armenians Turks and
Greeks from the Orient the Tyrolese from
ibeifmountains Jews irom Poland and all
other countries. Hungarians in lhair slouched
hais.clean Ent-iisbwiid Bphemisns and the
many different people of Grmanywkh their
many curious and strange dressess are here
mixed up in one common multitude present-
ing a variety of pbysiogomy and costeme
which can be seen together in no other city
oflhe world. Leipsic itself is a curiously
high-up and deep-down town Ms bouses as
high as steeples and Its cellars nvt or three
stories under ground but another city (of1
booths) Is shuffled into ilduringtbo Fair.like
one pack of cards into another tbe middle of
every streets baring its lane oi temporary
shops and every square being covered wkh
n chequer-board labyrinth of wooden stalls.
crammed with all manner of
An 'Event or the Last War The
most brilliant naval action of the tort war.un
doubtedly was that of tbe old American frig
ate Constitution 14conitncaded by Commo
dorc Stswart when she captured the two
British corvetteSjCyaneaud Lsrant.ol great-
ly superior torce each of ihcm being equal
to the old-fashioned 32 gun frigates. The
handling of the American frigate throughout
was scientific and unexceptionable. By no
kind of roanceuvering could either theBrkisb
vessels obtain a position to rake the Consti
tution. Shift their grounds as iney wouM
old Ironsides was between them blazing
away upon both vessels at the same lime.
During. the whole action.Stewart instead of
mounting the horsc-block.sal "ii a raors tga
posed situation astride ofthe hammock nct-
tingsihe better to observe tho maneuvering
of his antagonists. J be Cyase was tbe
first to strike to Brother Jcntbah not an
nnutual thing with vessels daring that war.
The first lieutenant came in haste to tbe Com
modore to annouuca the fact
"The starboard ship has struck sir" said
" I know itir" replied the Commodore ;
the batik is just half wen."
a Sholiil orderthe band to strike up Yan
kte Doodle sir?" inquired the lieutenant
Hare the Commodore took a huge pinch
of snuffj and then answered qnickly
B Had-we not belter whip tho other first
" Ayaysir" replied the ltutenanttakiug
tho hint and going to bis quarters.
In a few minutes afterward? the Levant
lowered the cross of old'England to the stars
and siriccs.and lbs battle was ended. The
lieutenant feeling somewhat rebuked at hBrj
premature exultation upon the surrender of
the first vessel nas rather shy ofapproachiag
his cdmmander again; but Slewartjbec ironing
to himsatd with a smile
" Don't you think the band had better
strike up Yankee Doodle now sir? "
In an instant thalspirit stirring strain was
floating in the brcezeplaying as no other than
a Yankee band can play it and tbe gallant
crew shouted fottb their cheers of victory as
no other than Yanke es can shout.
THE LAST DOLLAR.
DT T. MAYNK REID.
'Francis you still drink it is a dangerous
'Oh merely a dash now and then noth-
'I say it is in these dash'es and juleps thai
the danger lies iheypass the bitter poison
over tbe palate that would else have been un-
tainted.' 'But D'Anville I have taken a glass s
and so these ten years and where's the evil
I can never become a drunkard.4
-I tell you Francis you do not know' the
bold it has taken upon you.' '
'I observed Francis white the boat was
taking in my cotton bowofteji yoa uent to
'BHt they were oW acquaintances the
clerk and captain I have not seen them for
several "months. '
lAh Francis do not deceive m; there was
that in your manner that reminded me of
my own downWatd career.'
'Your downward career I'
I bad known my friend for about five
years had made his acquaintance under pe-
culiar circumstances in the city of New Or.
leans where he was represented to me as one
of tbe most enterprising and wealthy plan-
ters on the river and where I always knew
him as a strictly temperate man aid wbai
be could have meant by his downward ca-
reer I could net guess; for five years at least
k had been an upward one. He was bow
worth half a million; I bad heard raoreove
that this was the plantation upon ' which be
was born and that in fact he canto Into tbe
world proprietor of S150.000.
Step fo'r ward to the ft on! of' the piazza
said D'Anville apparently without becdieg
We sal in the verandah ofa beautiful man-
sion. 1 arose as desired and walked for-
ward to the bamboo railing cf the high
Cast your ayes over that plantation.'
I looked abroad over the lops cf orange
trees. To the right asfar as the eye could
lake in fields of sugar-cane were waiving
I their golden plumes in ihe sun; on trie other
aide broad flits of rice in full bloom heaved
to and fro under the light summer wiad.and
glistened like a sea of silver. In tho rear
fields of cotton and green maize and patches
of yams and rnellons stretched away smiling
and sunny.and inthedistant background at
least three miles from the village rose
dark outline of the cypress wdbds grand and
gloomy and resembling some vast mountain.
sierra. It was a scens rich and radiant with
pleasure and prosperity; and bore evidence oi
princely'wealth" on the part of its proprietor
I could countatteast three hundred laborersal
work in the fields drcsted in their broad pnl
rnctto hats ind sfcy'blue jackets whila near-
ly an equal number of women and children
were seen at work amoug iheif huts or sea-
ted under the shade of tho dark date trees that
grew around. The waters of tho Mississip-
pi rolled past within a couple of hundred
yards from where 1 stood offering a high
read for this superfluous luxuiianco to the
markets of the world. .It was a glowing
scene and gratified the sense as well as the
soul with peculiar beauty.
..I gazed for several minutes' over the fair
landscape which operating as a narcotic
almoil lulled my senses ta sleep. Presently
Ihe voice of my friend broke .upon my wak-
You. see my plantation U it not a fine
The finest I ever saw.'
I was born upon it it. was my father's.
So I have understood.'
m . .L l....... ..... .t.X.
ien Years ngoinai piauuniviu .vjjicujji . ..... .....i.v". tiuuumwiui ;j
'Pledged I Howl'
Pledged to the devil that I would warn
j you against drink. U-and its owner wasle't
soul and body; within one dollar of utter ruin.'
'I never heard '
'No you never heard. You hive not to me byJhMwiWBtraTB&ta which!" re-
mixed with ray former associates in New ccivedjfifwPtHee. LKeednet tell you all
Orleans nor have I since then. Bat you
shall hssr distent
D'Anville removed his broad leafed pan.
ama from as noble a forehead as nature ever
chiselad waved it several time across hir
face by way of fanning himself and procecd-
I cm now thirty-five. Fifteen yearsaga
I bad completed my education in Paris and
returned home lo sso the remains of my fait
relative my father deposited beneath yonder
wrllow and to find myself the uncontrolled
possessor of an estate worth nearly $200000.
Ftva miles up the river on the same side
was the estate and cha'ean of L-isal'e. He
bad originally emigrated from France along
with ray father and had become rich by the
same honest means. He had an only daugh-
ter Marie Louisa. We bad been ufaymates
previous to my" departure to Europe. While
we were but children and before leaving
Louisiana for the firstu'me. the face of that
heatifai-chitd had burned its image on my
heart. Six years' of gay dissipation in the
e-recmcls of-tho Palais Royale did not efface
tBal'imsgq and often as I lay upon a sleep.
less couch did. I think of my own little Cre-
ole in tbefar Somhwest of our Dsi parting
by her father's orangery; of the gentle pres-
sure.ihe the full eyethe flushed cheek and
the peuling lip that I would have given the
world lo kiss; and of a thousand things' that
flitted likesun-beams overtfie seaof memory.
I ibpught-of these and I longd to return.
'Wkhsueh a disposition during- my. ab
seceyou may easily believe that after my
return I was not long in visiting the pknta-
stoa of Pierre LssaHe. I rushed through tha
parterre the old man was on the piazza.
'Where' shouted I 'where ismj Iktle Ma-
riei'' - 'Lille Marie!' repealed he Itughior
awl entering tha house; he returned not with
the pruy child often years that I was wont
to gaze upon with boyish emotion!!1 a love-
ly jitlapproaehing the full developeraenu
of womanhood; still it was Marie Louise I
bad never bc!or.e looked oc such foveltness.
She was perfect I In statue a goddess; en
angel in feature with an eye that created
lave wherever as glances fell. I need not
tell yoa ofthe strange emotions I then ex-
perienced. I loved; doubted and fesred; for
until this moment it had never occur ed to ma
ihat Marie might in my absence bave6eea
wooed and wonby another andanother was
present. A certain Count D'Orville a
Frenchman was introduced to me. He
seeriiel to be a great favorite with Marie's
But a few days passed. befor8 I foflhd an
-opportunity of conversing with Maria-Louisa
aloaefar I visited ibe house of Pierre Lasalla
daily. It was as I had wished antoxpected.
She loved me. I heard the thriHing confes-
sion in her sighs; 1 nvr itia her looks and
bl ashes Mark me Francis Idonotmsan
to say that we had as yet made any formal
avowal of our loves but I deemed watrday
that she showed me a plain partiality and
the time Avasnot distant when I should re-
quire the confession from her lips.
'TjmsjTiks a sweat slreara fringed with
lovely flowers glided smoothly past acd I
was-naJoHget jealous even of the ucbleman
who still continued to visit the mansion La-sille-
' ' : .""-
During my stay in Parts atnonjfother
levil practices I had acquireJftha habuof in-
umgiug in uubil. n was a college acquaint-
ance that first led me into .this evif.and it had
grown upon ma Tha sweetened liquors &
fancy drinks that the restaurateurs of. the
capita! know so well how to prepare created
an appetite for tha other stimulants and. I had
acquired the habit of brandy drinking al-
though oaly in 3maiEquantitiesas you drink
aow. Pierre Lasolie above all other things
on earth dreaded a drinker. His father had
died from the effects of drink.
sKurningfroai"IberviUaona evening I
slopped at his house. 1 had never passed it
since my relarn without stopping and I could
not on this occasion. I had met a: number of
my early companions at Iberville- and - da-
ring the day wfc had drank much wina
around ihe billiard table. I was somewhat
intoxicated but not too inuchto perceive that
ihe old nnn. received me rather uncourteous-
ly. Stung with his harsh treatment 1 did
not visit his house lor Several days and thea
only under. -the influence of brandy. My
desire overcame ray prudence and ray nica
isensa of honor was blunted by intoxication.
j I can scarcely tell what passed upon the oc-
j casion-. My conduct now
nowevcr was gross.
. I demanded ia angry words an explanation
nl I...- fnrmir tr. ilmawt ..nil T a..?........ ...
tseizeLoube in my arras but was prevented.
by ihe interference ofthe French nobleman
- whosttbe'same tims .received a blow from
raethaiTelltd him to thVeatlh. Adu
wounaea out aia&aieftggjawas given
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