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For the Radical.
Behold this fair pelucid fountain ;
When 6rst it gushes from the mountain :
How pure! how brigh', its sparkling spray.
As urging o'er its peb'ly wsy
Its onward course to join the tea.
And mingle in the revrliy
Of other brooks, that wend their courts
From ev'ry neigbbouricj hillock's source.
Trace it still farther and you'll see,
It's Inst its pure transparency,
In contact with the turbid water.
That oozes from each quagmire's daughter.
And such the fate of virtue's child ;
When left to ramble, free and wild,
Without a pilot or a guide
Amid this world's tumultuous tide.
New Hope, May, 1643.
THE ".MIDDLE l'ARTY."
It appears that the AdminUtralion
is getting rather tKcd ot "holding the
b i!n"e of power. The ''Corporal's
guard" is n't strong enough; nnd, as
there is very little prospect of form
injr a third parly, the attempt is now
making M saddle the Democratic par
tv with the present Administration.
The "Madisonian" publUhes elabo-
rate articles to prove that John Tv
ler is, and always has been, a Demo
crat; and tint "Col. Benton and the
uioue nave noearu.iy ciai:n to inc
character. -Mr. Tyler once betray- '
cd the cause of Democracy, and de-j , of ,!ie ((.,lt
serted Gen. Jackson. Does this con- j Tlie debt ol IWi.i is consider.-!-stitute
htm a Democrat, and give him IW , bul hcr reSfUirces ure pro.
claims upon the Democracy! Mr.
Tyler waged an incessant war upon
the Republican partv in Virginia, dur
ing the whole of Mr. Van Bureu's
administration. Is this another proof
of his attachment to Republican prin
ciples? Mr. Tyler attended the Dar
risburg convention, and wept over
Mr. Clay's defeat. Mr. Clay's friends
touched by this evidence of his friend
ship and sympathy, promoted ihc
nomination and election of John Ty
ler to the Vice Presidency: he repaid
their exertions with treachery. The
Democracy may like his treason, but
they have no sympathy with the trai
tor. Neither is there wanting abun
dant proof to show that it was not
John Tyler's attachment to Demo
cratic principles which induced him
to betray his Whig allies and friends,
his late patrons and supporters. If
he loved the Democratic cause, he
would not cherish its worst enemies;
be would not lavish his smiles upon
Daniel Webster, repose his confidence
in John C. Spencer, and bestow his
fortering patronage upon the apost
ates and renegades of all parties. The
Democracy want nothing to do with
such an Administialion; and the only
favor which the country and the De
mocracy owe to John Ty ler, is for the
exposure of all the dishonest and
corrupt men who have shown them
selves such by bei'ig brought up to
support this Administration. Globe.
A man named Richard Jackson, one
of the San Antonio prisoners but
formerly a merchant of Missouri, died
at the Castle of Perote, Mexico, on
From th Albany Argus '
.The A'ational Debts of Europe.
The May number of the Mer
chants' Magazine contains an article
with this title, invaluable to the poli
tician and the statesman. It embra
ces not only a comprehensive view
"f the indebtedness of the several
European Slates, but also their means
of probable payment. It is seldom
that an article meets our eye which
can be more frequently used as a
text-look, in illustrating the actual
hatdships and oppression of the sev
eral Governments of Europe.
We learn, both with surpiie and
regret, that Holland, the nte'd land
of frugality and untiring "persever
ance, is more heavily burdened with
debt than any other country in Eu
rope, and probably in the world.
The population is only 3.000,000,
500.000 greater than that of the Slate
of New oik and the debt has
reached the enormous sum of $650,
000.000; that is, $240 of indebted
ness for each man, woman, and child
in that kingdom. The writer is ol
opinion, that Holland has no alterna
tive but repudiation or bankruptcy.
It is out of the question to pay. New
debts are annually incurred to pay
arrearages of interest. This state
of things defies even hope. He add-!.
j"rhe Dutch have struggled manfully
against their increasing difficulties.
I They have cut down the perquisites
, of royalty so low, that their King
' is not much more than a head burgo
master; and they have pared away
their protective duties till the maxim
um amount of revenue has been pro
j cured. Go father they cannot.
Their Government th-y cann l fcr'h
Jer clung without revolution; and it
their taruT should be reduced much
more, it wil! ccae to exist altfyeth-
1 1 i f
er. rucn is i tie melancholy picture
of the present financi.d condition of
The debt of Great Britain is $3,
700,003,003. Population 25.000.000.
About -203 indebtedness toeach man,
woman, and child in that kingdom;
but her resources, particularly i:i her
wide-spread colonial possessions, arc
vast some have even culled them in
exhauslib'e. England yet pays her
intei est promptly, by annual taxati -in.
And she has not vet tried ih great
flreasury- retrenchment, which Iter
Dutch neighbors have. This is a re
sort which would bring millions ol
dollars into her treasury. Therefore
it is not too much to sav, that Eng
land is tin safer ground than Holland.
The litter has reached her maximum
of debt endurance; the former has
Norway and Prusia are less in
debt than is usual in Europe.
The population of the former is
l.000,030,and her debt is hut .$3,300,
000, which is being gradually and
steadily paid, as her finances are so
wed managed that she has a certain
exc,ss 0f jnComeof $100 000 smpli
,,u ,t,p ,.:
porlionably greater. Her population
is 13.500,000, and her debt . Si 50,-
000,000. "It was contracted princi
pally during the necessities of the
Ei ench invasion, and at a high rate
of interest." It is now being gradu
ally reduced, and is within such com
pass that it will probably all be paid.
Saxony, Bavaria, Wirternburg, and
Hanover are represented to be in
good condition and above water, and
less burdened with debt than most of
the other European nations. Yet it
should be rrmembeted that debts
which in Europe would be deemed
light, would here cause our people to
stand aghast. We are not used to
being ground in the mill of heavy
taxation. But the people of Europe
have been so long debt-ridden and
down-trodden, that the slightest bur
den taken from their shoulders seems
to them as great an alleviation as the
payment of the entire debts of many
of our most heavily indebted States
would seem to their population.
It cannot be remarked too often,
when we are disposed to undervalue
the preeminent blessings of our Gov
ernment, or disposed to denounce as
robbery even our comparatively
moderate taxation, that it would be
wise to recur to the condition of
even the most favored nations of the
Old World. Cross the ocean to Eu
rope; traverse that land in every di
rection; witness her half-clad peasant
ry, her mud hovels for her people, and
her palaces for her rulers; go to her
manufactories the famed seats of
her greatness and her power and
there witness her half starved, blear-
0C COUNTRY AICD
GHEEiY, PIKE COUNTY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1843.
eyed, and deformed laborers not
overlooking the moral blindness and
ignorance of even Iter medium class -
es; and then, on the contrary, mark
the offices and menials of Govern-
ment, pampered amid this vast lazar-
house of human wo. After these
things have been seen, let him re -
i turn here, and even the worst of our
misgovernment will seem like good
eminent; unri, we doult not, even
such a one would say-
Wbat we have, wo prize not to the worth."
From Sears" Family Magazine
Aids to Contentment.
1 How much fretting might be pre
vented by a thorough conviction that
there can be no such thing as unmix
ed good in this world! In ignorance
of this, how many men, after having
made a free choice in any matter,
contrive to find innumerable causes
for blaming their judgment. Shen
stone has worked out the whole pro
cess with fidelity. "We are often
times in suspense between the choice
of different pursuits. We choose
one at last donbtingi v, and with an
unconqiiered hankering after the oth
er. We find the scheme which we
have chosen, answers our expecta
tions but indiflerently--most worldly
projects will. We therefore repent
of our choice, and immediately fancy
happiness in the piths which we de
cline; and t'lis heightens our uneasi
ness. We might at lcat escape the
aggravation of it. il not imprba
b'c we bad been more unhappy, but
extremely pr.ib.ille we had not been
less so, and wc m ule a different itcci
'A great deal of di-c-i..fort arises
Iroirt over-sensitiveness about whit
people may say of you or your ac
tions. This requires to be blunted.
Consider whether any thing that you
cm do will have much connexion
with what they will say. And be
sides, it may be donbted hether they
will sjy any tbiag at all about you.
Many unhappy persons seem to im
agine that they are always in an am
phitheatre, w ill) the assembled world
as spectators; whereas, all the while,
they are playing to empty benches.
They fancy, too, that they form the
particular theme of everv passer-by.
If, huwever, they must listen to im
aginary conversation about ihetn
e!ve,they iniyht at any rate defy
the proverb, and insit upon hearing
themselves well spoken of.
'Well, but suppose that it is no
fancy; and that you really ate the ob
ject of unmeiited obloquy. What
then! It has been well said, that in
that case the abuse does not touch
you; that if you are cui'tless, it ought
not to hurt your feelings any mure
than if it were said of another per
son with whom you are not even ac
quainted. You may answer that this
Inlse description of you is ofien be-hvr-d
in by those who-egood opinion
is of importance to your welfare.
That certainly is a palpable injury;
and the best mode ol bearing up a-gain-t
it is to endeavor to form sou e
just estimate of its nature and ex
tent. Measure it by the worldly
harm which is done to you. Do not
let your imagination conjure up all
manner of apparitions of scorn and
contempt, and universal hissing. It
is partly your ow n fault if the cal
umny is believed in by those who
ought to know you, and in whose af
fections you live. That should be a
circle within which no poisoned dart
can reach you. And for the rest,
for the injury done you in the world's
estimation, il is simply a piece of ill
fortune, about which it is neither wi-e
nor decorous to make much moan
ing. "The heart of man seeks for sym
pathy, and each of us craves a recog
nition of his talents and his labors.
But this craving is in danger of be
coming morbid, unless it be constant
ly kept in check by calm reflection
on its vanity, or by dwelling upon the
very different and far higher motives
w hich should actuate us. That man
has fallen into a pitiable state of mor
al Mckness, in whose eyes the good
opinion of his fellow-men is the lest
of merit, and their applause the prin
cipal reward for exertion.
"A habit of mistrust is the torment
some people. It taints their love
and their friendship. They tike up
small causes of oirence. They ex
pect their friends to show the same as
pect to tnem at all times; which is
more than human nature can do.
They try experiments to ascertain
whether they are sufficiently loved
they watch narrowly the effects ofj
absence, and require their friends to j
prove to them that the intimacy is
OUR COUKTBt's WHl,"
exactly upon the same footing as it
was before. Some persons acquire
! these suspicious ways from a natural
t diffidence in themselves; for which
j they are often loved the more; and
they might find ample comfort in that,
if they could but believe it. With
; others these habits arise from a sel-
fisbness which can not be satisfied.
And their endeavors should be to up
root such a disposition, not to sooth
' "Contentment abides with truth.
And you will generally suffer for
wishing lo appear other than what
you ni?; whether it be richer, or grea-t-T,
osaiure learned. The mnsk soon
becomes an instrument of torture.
"Fit objects to emply the intervals
of life are among the greatest aids to
contentmentsvMiat a man can possess.
The lives of many persons are an al
ternation of the one engrossing pur
suit, and a sort of listless apathy.
Tliev are either grinding or doing
nothing. Now to those w ho are half
their lives fiercely busy, the remain
ing half is often torpid without quies
cence. A man should have some
pursuits which may be always in his
power, and to which he may turn
gladly in his hours of recreation.
'And if the intellect requires thus
to be provided with perpetual objects,
what must 'it be with the nffec.lions?
Depend upon it, the mopt fjtal idle
ness is that of the lieatt. And the
man who feels wearv of life may be
sure that he does not love his fellow
creatures as ho ought."
Horrible .Murder in X. Jersey.
By an extra received from the of
fice of the State Gazette, Trenton,
New Jersey, dated Wednesday, May
3d, we have the following particulars
of the mrird'Tof four prrsons in War
ren county, in tint State.
Jl'irrilih: Munlrr of four persons
in Warren on Monday evening.
We learn by Mr. George Crocket,
of Markshorotigh, in Warren, who
arrived in this city this morning, that
four persons wrie murdered on Mon
day night, at Changswater, in Wur
rcn Ci-onty, about ten miles from Brl
videre, ueuj the Hunterdon line. An
old man, a bachelor, named John
I'urke, aman of wealth, livcJ with
his brother-in-law John Caslner, who
farmed l'arkej's place. On Tuesday
morning, C.istnei's dead hotly was
found by tite neighb-jis,on the ground
near a sink hole, with four cuts on
his head made I y a sh it p instrument,
about an inch and a quarter broad. It
appears as if he had been decoyed
from the house by some cry of dis
tress raised by the murderers, who af
ter killing him pioceeded to the house,
and entered the dor bv which he
On going lo the house, the neigh
bors discovered thu dead body of
Parke in bed, and in another room
the dead bodies of CaMncr's wife and
child, a little gill about two years
old. murdered in her mothei's arms
ami with its hands clasptd around
her moth?i's neck. All appeared to
have been killed with tlte weapon
with which Castnrr was killed. They
found a boy in another bed se-;
riously woundc ! in the head, and un
conscious of w hat had happened. He
was unable toiaise. fc. his life remains
in great uncertainty. Of the whole
household of seven persons, only two
boys, sleeping in a bick room, were
left unhurt bv the dcamons.
The object of the murderer or
murderers was undoubtedly to get
I'arke's money. $900 in specie,
and 2100 in bills, were in his
trunk tind chest, but the wretches did
not get it. Castner had $200, and it
is supposed '250, in his desk which
When our informant came by the
place there was a great concourse of
the people of the neighborhood at the
house, and a committee was appoint
ed to take charge of the effects of the
A coroner's inquest was held on
Tuesday morning and a verdict ren
dered in accordance with the above
facts. The only person upon whom
suspicion rests, is a tall stout, man in
green spectacles, with black whiskers,
a stranger, unknown to every one,
who had been lingering in the neigh
borhood for three weeks, without any
known business, and was last seen a
bo Jt two miles from the house on the
evening of the murder. Two per
sons started in nursuit of him vester-
!dav morning, and it was supposed
they could overtake him, as the roads
The murder of four persons in cold
blood, the aged, the middle aged, and
the infant, without marcy and with
out regard to the number of lives
destroyed, or the sex of the victims
committed upon the old man and
his wcalth,and the feeble infant at its
mother's bosom, would.be terrible in
any community; but among the quiet
peaceable, rrnd orderly agricultural
community where it was committed
it is most appalling.
Two Brothel s meeting in a Desert.
A foreign correspondent, writing
from Alexandria, Feb. 6, mentions a
curious meeting which took place in
the derest between Suez and Cairo.
A Mr. Fawcett, who arrived here by
the Oriental, on his way. to India,
when'at Cairo? beard that his brother
wns expected by that month's steam
er from Bombay. The two brothers
had never seen each other, the one
being born in England, whilst the ol
der brother was in India, where be
had lived 32 years. As the younger
Mr. F. was proceeding across the
desert on his donkey, he called out to
the groups of travellers he met com
ing from Suez, whether Major Faw
cett was amongst them, and towards
midnight a voice answered lo Mr.
Fawcett's call, and the two brothers
shook hands in the dark; they both
expressed a wish to see each other's
face; but no licht was to be had, and
they were obliged to part again, not
having been together more than three
or four minutes.
Governors McDowell and Thomas.
We copied, the other day, from
the Richmond Star, an account of an
affray between Gov. McDowell, of
irgmia. and his son-in-law, Gov.
Thomas of Maryland. The aflltir
grew out of Gov. Thomas's alledged
mistre itmct of his wife. Gov. Mc
Dowell's daughter, who has been for
some time separated from her bus
band. In the Baltimore l'utriot, of
the Gth inst., we find the following
extraordinary communication from
Gov. Thomas: St. Louis Gaz.
"Messrs. Editors: Seeing that an
article which appeared ojiginally in
the Richmond Star, is being copied
generally by the newspapers, as nn
authentic account of a paltry afTair ic
which I was reluctantly concerned at
Staunton, it is dus to myself to say
that it doc? me injustice,
"Being, howervcr, entirely certain,
that the force of what I am now re
luctantly compelled to make public,
cannot be in the least degree dimin
ished by misrepresentations of a mis
erable nnd contemptible assault made,
wehre it was foreseen I would not be
permitted properly to chastise my
cowardly assailant, I shall not be r!i
verted from a course,long since mark
ed out for mvself, to engage in a news
paper controversy of anv kind. If
my character for manliness needs the
aid of a contest as to the merits of u
scuffle in a crowd, il is not worth
"The painful, humiliating affair, in
which I am involved, demands, und
shall receive a much more serious
treatment. Measures will ba taken
and pursued, uninfluenced by fear,
favor, or alll'ction, to unveil, in a be
coming manner, every l.ict, ne
cessary toestablish the true character
of all concerned in bringing about and
dissolving in; ill-fated marriage.
'When everything his been dis
closed, I have a perfect confidence
that prevalent misapprehensions,
which mv long silence has nflorded
opportunity to create, as to the pro
priety of my conduct, in tlie most in
teresting and delicate relation of life,
will be corrected and removed.
' FRANCIS THOMAS.
"Annapolis, May 5, 1843."
Mauri ace Extraormnart. Eve
ry body has either seen or Iteard of
th'6 Siamese twins. After llieir tour
through this country they went to
North Caioliun, purchased a planta
tion r.nd settled. A correspondent of
the New York Courier states that
they have been married; he says:
' On Thursday, April 13lh, were
married at Wilkes county, N. C, by
Elder Colby Sparks,' of the Baptist
Church, Messrs. Chang and Eng, the
Siamese twin brothers, to Misses
Sarah and Adelaide, daughters of Mr.
David Yeales, of Wilkes county, N.
We call that about the most dis
graceful affair that ever took place in
Thk Presidency. It is too much
the case with many partisans, to yield
all their devotion to men, and they
become so accustomed to shouting
for a particular candidate, that the
great principles for which we are
contending are lost sight of. To be
Vol. II.Xo. 30.
sure we all have our favorites, but
their claims should be preessd with
moderation, and a due respect for
claims of others. Let who will be e
Iccted by the Democrats, the great
questions are, whether we shall re
turn to the policy out of which our
funding system .and two National
Bar ks were created t or, whether w
shall have a simple and honest gov
ernment, united to the wants, of a
free, plain, and sobar republican peo
ple? The Federalists have a mista
ken notion, that a national debt, a na
tional bank, n high revenue, and high
expenditures, are essential to a strong
and efficient government. These .
things may be necessary. tmdr th
British Government, I'.wfifre the ob.
ject is to keep the people in subjec
tion, and where the dictrine is that
"peop?e is a monster that . must be
muzzled." But not in a government
where the object is the greatest good
of the greatest number." There, the
strength of the government is sus
tained by weake ning the popular arm
and by strengthening the aristocracy.
Here, the strength of the government
consists in its forbearance and mod
eration, and in its being sustained by
the popular voice. N. C. Standard.
End of the World.
Dow Jr., of the New Sunday Mer
cury, descanting on the Millerism de
"This terrestrial orb of ours, which
as yet exhibits no symptoms of dis
ease or decline, will continue to roll
on its axis when we all shall be mould
ring in our sepulchres and the monu
ments erected to our memories shall
have fallen and become hurried in the
dust of oblivion. Earth is constantly
undergoing a miraculous change, but it
is subject to no decay. The rose that
faded yesterday we can never behold
again, and still the same family of
flowers that now bloom around the
grave of cur kindred, will blossom
round the tombs of millions yet un
born. The feet of future generations
will trend upon the dust of our bod
ies, and the great-grand-children of
our children's children will pluck po
sies from the very bosren of their an
cestors. Nature produces as fast as
she destroys; and so long a this con
servative principle is observed and
well carried out, you need be under
no apprehension, my friends, of the
world's making a burst of it. The
scythe of Old Time is just as keen and
no keener now than it was when he
mowed down a cock sparrow in the
garden of Eden, by way of experi
ment; and the sands in his glass have
never been clogged for a single mo
ment nor wont be till the earth
grows hoary, the sun loses ,its lustre
with age, and the bald-pated moon
furnishes itself with a wig.
When you see wonders in the
heavens that have never beea wit
nessed before; when the bowels of "
tho earth incessantly rumble, like nn .
empty stomach before dinner; when
you discover a single screw loose in
the grand machinery of nature; when
thunder cimcs before lightning; when
young ducks exhibit an instinctive an
tipathy to water; when young men "
cease to run after the ctrls, and the
Eu ls won't marry and the Orange
county butter can be made from the
milk in tococa-nut then,and not till
then, believe that the end of all things
s at hand.
Blackouardism We learn from the
Carlisle Herald, that on Monday last,
whilst the volunteers of the Borough
were marching by Dickerson CoIlegef '
the students occupying the east twing
of the building most grossly insulted
them by a loud and vociferous yell
ing, taunts, and jeers, and other dis
graceful conduct. This species of
rowdyism was carried to such an ex
tent whilst the. Light Infantry wore
passing, as to be altogether insuffera
ble, and ene of the members, unable
to brook the insult, loaded bis musket
with a ball catridge and fired upon
the ruffians. Fortunately the shot
did nat take effect; but it way serve
as a caution to these blackguards
hereafter, that such conduct a their'a
on the occasion alluded to, will not
be tolerated with impunity.
It is but justice to the Institution f
state that none of the professors were
about the college at the time of the
occurrence, or it would not have ta
ken place. "
The grand invention, the jErial
carriage, is said to have been realized
in England. , .