Newspaper Page Text
0U CdtHTII A If i om coshiit'i WIl."
BY I. ADAMS.
BOWLlXft-GREEX, PIKE COUXTY, MISSOURI, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1844.
Tol. 1Y.--IY. 3.
Terms of the Radical.
The Radical i iiied every Saturday morn
ing, at $2,50, if paid within six montha, and
if payment be longer delayed. Three Dollars
will be exacted.
XTTo a club of Three nr more subscribers,
(if paid in advance,) Two Dollars.
No paper discontinued ontil all arrearages
are paid, except at the option of the Editor.
CTPostmarters are authorized b law to for
ward money to newspaper publishers, free of
charge. All letters to the Editor, by mail,
must be rosr paid.
Kate of Advertising.
70 conts per square of 15 lines or less, for
the first insertion, ana ; cent, lor eacr rnn
Mvient insertion. A reasonable deduction
made to those who advertise by the year.
Communications or advertisements of a per.
i . ,i i : ..11 .u.
lonii naiura imu u....'.mi'?w w ...
ad doibl tns usual rates, and payable invaria.
j o;y in aavance.
IT For announcing candidates, $2 each.
- invariably in advance. - - -
"f tT Advertisements (except for yearly adver.
. ' Users,) should in all cases he accompanied by
written directions, as to the number of inser.
tinns: if not, they will be published till forbid,
and payment exacted.
Anthorized Attents for the Radical.
I. N. Brtsow & Co., Louisiana, Mo.
A. Mase. P. M. Frankford
H. T. Keut, P. M. Clarksville, "
J. H. Bbittox, Troy, "
B. Gibsos, P. M., Paynesville, "
Doct. W. II. Nicklis, New Hope,
P. W. Overly, P. M., Shamrock, "
Joh! Ralls, New London, "
A. Heshrix, P. M. Spencerbtirrj;. "
Jas. N. Griffi, Hickory Creek, "
Doct. J. Adams. Ashley, "
From the Albany Argus.
The "Eml)odiineiit"--or Four
When the vile loeoa first begun
With this two-sided th;ng te vex us,
I did declare in number one,
Against annexing to as, Texas.
But I soon feund, an looking South,
That there mihl be some whig defection;
So I just ssid, in number two.
That "personally I bad no objection."
This being thought indefinite.
In number three, I said, so be it;
And there assured my Southern friends.
That I should be quite "glad to see it."
And yet the locofocos say,
I've viewed the question with two faces;
And published North, end also South,
Letters to suit these different places.
I therefore write thin, number fur.
Merely by way of explanation.
To show that I am misconstrued"
In what I said on Annexation.
My letters are as just alike,
As ever brother was to brother;
I give you this, to tall you so;
Rut curse me, if I write another.
I'll doff my pen and shut my mouth.
For fear the locofocos thratk u$
I'll look fur Southern voles myself.
And trust the North alone to Cassius.
Punch's Complete letter Writer.
rilOM A WIPOWfcR TO A "'III!
an orren of k m tK.
My Dear Madame: Your Kind
looks and cordial words hrtve accom
panied me all the way home, and
die truth is i write this before going
to bed; I shall sleep the more soundly
for having the matter ofT my mind.
It it true, we have met but once; but
we are both of us at that rational
point of life, when people know the
most value of time; and as all ceremo
ny is but a waste of existence, I beg
herewith to offer you my hand, and
with it, though I hnve been married
before, an entire heart. There are
hearts, madam, allow me to fay, all
the belter for keeping; they become
mellower, and more worth the wo
man's acceptance, than the crude, un
ripe things, too frequently gathered,
as children gather green friut to
the discomfort of those who obtain
them. I have been married to one
wife, and know enough of the happi
ness of wedlock to wish it to be con
tinued in another. The best compli
ment I can pay to the dear creature
now in heaven, is to seek another
dear creature here on earth. She
was a woman of admirable judgment,
and her portrait, it hangs over my
chimney piece smiles down upon
me as I write. She seems to know
mv thoughts, and to approve of them.
I said, madam, she was a woman of
My means are tolerably good, inore
than sufficient for my widowed slate.
Of the truth of this, your solicitor
shall have the most satisfactory proof.
I have also heard casually heart!
that fortune has not, my dear madam,
been blind to your deserts, and has
awarded you more than enough to
keep the wolf from lite door. I re
joice at this; for whatever might be
my disappointment, 1 would not en
tail upon you the inconvenience of
marriage unaccompanied by an a
grceulle competence. What . is e-
noughforone it has been said is
enough for two. But this is the igno
rance of Cupid, who never could
learn figures. Now Hymen, ns you
must know, dear madam is a better
arithmetician; taught as he is by
butcher and baker. Ix)v in a cot
tage is pretly enough forgiils and
boys; but men and women like a lar
ger mansion, with a coach house and
You may urge against me, that 1
have incumbrances. By no means.
My daughter having married a beg
gar, has ceased to have any natural
claim upon me. If I am civil to her,
it is solely from a certain weakness
ol heart that I cannot wholly con
quer; and mmeliiing too, moreover,
to keep up appearances with a med
dling world. 1 have told her that she
is never toexpect a farthing from nie,
and I should despise mysell not to be
a man of my word.
I have, too, a son; but when I tell
you that 1 have once paid his debts,
incurred in his wild minority, you
will allow that, except my blessing,
and, at times, my parental advice, he
can expect nothing more. 1 know
the duties of a fattier, and will never
satisfy the cravings of a profligate.
Neverlheles, he is my own son: and
wlutever may be his need, mv bless -
nig ad tuy counsel he shall never:
M v lip:ilth. mnt:im- haa nnvr l.aon '
excellent. 1 have worn like ruck.
1 have heard ot such things as nerves.
but believe it my late to have been
Lorn without any such weakness. I
speak thus plainly of essential?, as
you and I, madam, are now too wise
to think consumption pretty to tie
ourselves to ill-health, believing it
vastly interesting, lean ride forty
miles a day, and take a ihedac with
any lellow of five and twenty. 1 sav
I speak of these things that you may
know me as I am. Moreover, I as -
sure you I eat with my own teeth,
mid grow my own hair. Besides this,
I am only twu-and-filty.
What do you siy, madam? Asior
vices, as I am an honest mm, 1 do not
think 1 can lay any to my charge. I
may have my human weakness
such, indeed, as I have touched upon
above; but, madam, it has ever been
my duty through life to be respects-
ble. 1 hate the handsomest pew in
the church, and don't owe any man a
Well, my dear madam, it is cettmn
late, and 1 must conclude. 1 hate to
be out ot bed -fter eleven it is now
pasl twelve, ilence you must per-; "ess sake, know not why I should
ceive how very much I am interested have w ritten at all.
in this business. In another ten mm-! I therefore remai.i, your obedient
utes 1 shall be asleep, arid dreaming servant, Ruth IJoubi.kk.no r.
of you. May I wake to find my j S I shall be out ail day to
drcam for I know what it will be morrow. At present I sav at pre-
II our Holicilors are matually satis -
fied, will you name the day f I am
superstitious about days say, then,
say Thursday week, and believe me
your devoted lover, till deaili.
I. S. May 1 see you to-morrow?
THE WIDOW'S AN9WKR.
Sir Your favor of last night has, I
own, surprised me. What! alter one
meeting, and that at a card-party, to
make such an oiler! Well, to be sure,
you men are strange creatures!
n,!., .nvncu, tUu,uru , ..v., ...
my conduct to think i could look over
As far the rational point of life you
speck of, I must confess I know not
when that exactly occurs; do you
think it at least with women at
two-and-thirty;or if not, may I beg
to know what age ou consider me?
Perhaps, though, my early and irre
parable loss may have brought a look
of premature age upon me. It is
very possible lor wnat a man ne
As for what vou say about hearts,
sir, I know but little; I only know
the one 1 have lost. II I did pluck it
a .1 t -
green, like tne appies in my siore
room, it grew riper ana riper in my
You sny your wife's portrait smiled
while you wrote. His dear minia
ture is now before tne; I think I see
the tears starting through the ivory
as I look upon the precious features.
If he ever could have frowned, sure
ly he would frown new, to think
but I will not pursue the theme.
As to your means, sir, I am happy
to hear they are sufficient. Although
I can by no possibility have an inte
rest in them, nevertheless I myself
too well know the blessings of com
petence not to congratulate you.
True it is 1 know but little of the
ways of money, but otn blessed in
my solicitors, Messrs. Grip and Nip, discovery, or by remoter generations,
No. Furnival's inn. cannot be decided; yet the Judjie
You speak ot jour incumbrances; says that the ingeuious and highly
my husband dying left me without a wrought pecimens of woikmnnsliip,
single one. That your daughter the elegance of the cutting of some
!hould have forgotlon her duty, is an of the hardest stone, tlfe ingenuity
ailliction. I am glad, however, to and solidity of the gigantic work, all
find that you know the true soutee of in stone; the elegant articles of gold
consolation, and refuse to lend your- and silver, and thecuiiously wrought
self to her improvidence. Truly, tn- stones lound in the mounds, all satis
deed,do you say it is a meddling fy him that that territory was occupi
world. I have lound it so; as sume ot cd by an enlightened nation, which
my husband's poor relations will an- declined in the same manner as oth
swer for me. However, as 1 could ei smote modern, as Babylon. Bal
not endure the sight of any thing dec, and the cities of Syria; and this,
that reminded me of try dear lost he says, is evidently the work of peo
treasure, I have left them for ever in pie Irom the old woil&as the Indinns
Cornwall. It is now tome months riave no instruments of iron to work
since they have ceased to disti ess with."
Your son may mend. If you will ' A Remarkable Rock. One of the
allow me as a stranger to speak, I niost remarkable rocks ol which we
think you should still act with ten- ,,ave a,,y knowledge, ha lately been
derncsstowaidshim. How Very lit- (l,scovereJ '" ,l,e "'"Idle of that great
tie would pay his passage to Austra- ,nland sea Superior. By a
Health is, indeed a treasure. 1
know it. Had I not had the robust-! we 'earn that a shall wl 1 rappe rock
ness pardon the word! of a moun- has ver-v laldv been discovered, n
tain nvu.ph, I had never survived the j,ne' 111 lhe ,ake lro" 150 to 200 niiles
dreadful shock that cruel death has ,,'om land' and ascending above the
inlltcted on me.
me down. But,
As it was, it struck
as the poet savs,
j"ihe bulrush rises when the oak
You are partial to hunting? It is
a Iioble recrp.-it inn. .lv giowtrivii
. lamb followed the hound, andas
' sportMnan say, would ride at any
thing. He once broke his collar
bone; but, with good nursing, we put
him in the saddle again in a month.
Ha! you should have seen him in the
scat let coat!
In this fleeting lile, how small and
vain are personal gilts compared to
'lie treasure of the mind!
' there is any thing I admire,
' teeth. A wig, at least in a man, is
I You say you are two and-fifty.
i Well, I must say, you don't look that
speak plainly of vices, and
say you have none. It would be ill
manneis in me, on .so short I may
say, so very tiival an acquaintance,
to doubt you. Besides, it has been
my ill and what I have lost by it
1 hav'nt time to te.l to trunk well of
I every body. Weakness we all have,
One ol mine is. a love o a pew.
we tlnnk hut very little ol religion.
w hen we forget i.roiier hassocks.
j 1 have, however, delayed you too
Ions; an J, indeed, except for polite-
I sent 1 know of no engagement for
, the npxt day; no, not the next day
! the day after; for hate a Thursday
New anil Interesting Discovery in
South .lmerica. The National Intel
ligencer contains along letter Irom
Mr. l'ickett, at Lima, cwmmentinii
jupon discoveries of extiaordiuny ru
ins. s.lil tit h:tVA Itppn fi.niriii lit !!.!.. a
j Niel0 jn the province 0, Ch.chapovas,
j whiu on an c.xploriii" expedition,
; jn niaking a suivey of the country,
Jlc foumi) at Ceulap, a buildin" of the
; most extraordinary character, which
,1C ufjcnutj a waM 0, newn stne
560 feet in width, 3,600 feet in length.
and 150 feet high.
"This edifice being solid in the in
ferior for the whole space contained
within 5,370,000 feet circumference,
which, it has to the before mention-
tedheigth of 150 feet, is soiid and
levelled; and upon it there is another
wall of 300,000 feet in circumference
in this form, COO feet in length, and
500 in breadth, with the same eleva
lion (150 feet) of the lower wall, and,
like it, solid and levelled to the sum
mit. In this elevation, and also in
that of the lower wall, are a great
many inhabitants or rooms of the
same hewn stone, 18 feet long, and
fifteen wide, and in these rooms, as
well as between the dividing walls of
the great wall, are found neatly con
structed niches, a yard or two-thirds
long, and a half a yarn broad r deep,
in which are found bones of the an
cient dead, some naked and some in
eotton shrouds or blankets of a firm
texture, though coarse, and all work
ed with borders of different colors.
If this description is authentic and
we hnve no reason te doubt il this
must be the greatest building in the
world in point of size. We know of that de'ic-tlny does reflect the. sun; ar.d
nothing in Egypt or Peisiato equal so does every real believer in Christ
it. From the description it must have Jesus reflect in some measure bis Re
been a vast tomb, but whether erect- deemer's likeness 'glorious in noli
ed by the Indians before the Spanish' ness' that is the Lord's own charac
gentleman who lias recently return
ed to this city, from Copoer Harbor,
surface ol the water a distance of
not above four feet. What renders
it more extraordinary is, that it stands
alone, and all around it, so far as ex
aminations have been made, no bot
tom has been reached by any of the
j lt'ad lu's Use1 "n ,,,e bke n(1 ,,le
point of the ruck itself does not ex
ceed an aiea ol more than six or sev
en leet square, and so tar as observa
tions ol il have extended, it does not
appear to enlarge in size as it de
scends. It has already, he states, be
come a source ot alarm to the mari
ners who navigntJ the lake, who lake
: special cute in passing, to give it as
wide a berth as possible. It is too
small, too remote and dangerous, to
admit of a light, and then-lore its re
moval has become a matter of sorious
importance, ana win doubtless per
tain to the duty of the government.
A single blast from a bore of suffi
civnl depth would probably do it, but
the surlace of the rock beiui; so near
that of the water, and the t-pace so
narrow as to forbid any regular lodg
ment lor woikmen, tiny would have
to oe atienucii constantly tv a ves
sel of sullictent size to reist any sud
den storm of the lake, and would also
have to be kept constantly under
way, ns no harbor or even bottom is
within a day's s.iil.
The discoverers relate that the
rock appeals to be a place of gener
al resort for the salmon trout of those
lakes, as they lound them there in al
most incalculable numbers, having,
during their short stay, caught sever
al barrels with no other instrument
than a rod of iron, on one end of
which they turned a hook. They
tried with all their lines on board, for
soundings immediately around the
rock, but without success. Such a
vast column, could it be exposed to
view, would laugh to ridicule Cleopa
tra's Needle, l'ompey's Pillar, the Col
lossus o( Rhodes, or any production
of ancient or modern art. Pitts
THE BKAUTf OF THE CHURCH.
"The people of Christ are to be
beautiful, and beautiful, because ho
ly; the text describes them as 'Will
ing in the beauties ol holiness.
The drops ol the early dew is
beautiful. The rising sun not only
discovers them, it brightens and gilds
them, and makes them the glittering
ornaments, in the early morning, ol
our gardens and fields. And what
were the early Christians? i am not
speaking of those, who in later cen
turies bore the name, but had no more
of the likeness of Christ than we
have now, nor perhaps so much; I re
fer to those who yielded first to the
power of the Gospel, and were the
first fruits of the Gospel unto Christ.
Their very enemies were constrain
ed to do them honor; they hated but
they admired them. As they led
them iorth to persecution and to
death, they wondered at their lofty
and splendid characters. But their
graces were not their own. The
dew does not sparkle when the sun
does not shine on it. Even a Chris
tian man has no beauty, no holiness
but as Christ imparts it to him; and
what is his highest beauty and holi
ness it is omy a taint leiicction ot
his Lord's beauty and holiness a
dew-drop reflecting the sun. But still
ter; beautiful in holiness that is the
character of all who are made par
takers of his grace and Spirit their
character now; 'the beauty of the
1-ord' is alreadv upon them; it will
be more brightly, more visibly upon
them in a brighter world." Brand
ley's Si r man's.
Walking. We copy the following
Irom a chapter on walking, in the N.
Y. True Sun:
Would that some of our belles
could be persuaded that a stage strut
is not dignified, nor a pendulum os
cillation below the waist graceful!
A . calm, effortless, firm, yet elastic
walk, tike a sweet voice, is an "ex
cellent thing in a woman." And we
mav here remark that no female can
walk well, whose frame is enclosed
in a vice of laces, jean and whale
bone. It is necessary in order to
step with freedom and remember
grace cannot exist with bodily res
traint thnt the muscles should have
room to work, the body move natu
rally and in harmnny w ith the motion
of the limbs, and the organs of respi
ration have lull play. This cannot
be while a tightly drawn inelastic lig
ature encircles the waist in its deadly
fold. Give nature a chance, young
ladies. She is a l etter guide than
fashion; and a natural walk, believe
us, is far more attractive than "the
forced gait of a shuffling nag."
Gentlemen's London Fashions
Walking dresses. A bronze green
double breasted paletot; the collar is
low behind, but very broad, and cov
ered with black watered silk; the
turnovers are of the same width as
the collar, mid descend to the last
button hole; the sleeves are of mod
erate width; the waist is very long
and l.irtie at the back; the skirt is
short and lull; the pockets are in front
ol the skirt, a little below the waist
and slanting towards lhe back; the
pocket flaps large and square; the
buttons are very large and tar apart.
Waist-coal of plaided cashmere; the
fotm straight, w ith a very small col
lar; the waist is low but the cornets
are left square. Trousers of large
plaid, made wide, but without plaits;
ihey tighten towards the bottom, and
are cut straight round the boot; the
outer seams are curved forward.
Mil'erism Disavowed. On Tues
day evening, the 29 h ult., in the
.Millerite church, corner of Christie
and Delancy streets, Mr. Stores pub
licly recanted his egregious folly aud
madness in the mutter ot the second
advent. He said, uhat indeed oth
ers beside his congregation had al
ready lound out, he was deceived as
to the day of the second advent. He
said he had been led astray by ex
citement, and deceived by mesmer
ism! and now most penitently ac
knowledged his manilold sins and
vticki.es. He now exhorted them
to stick to work, fcc.
Ilimes next took his stand in the
confessional, and forgetting, we pre
sume, that he had been both the de
ceived and the deceiver, rated the
people pretty harshly for their infatua
tion, and urged them all to go Lome
and to work, and stepped down Irom
the rostrum. Storrs has also ac
knowledged his error in the Midnight
Cry, but we do nol remember seeing
anything there about mesmerism!
Cure j-r Consumption. A letter
from Darmstadt. dated 2d September,
in the Ober Post Amts Zeiluiig, de
ad ibes a striking method for the cure
ol pectoral complaints. "The sur
gical operations ol Dr. V on llerfl at
present attract great interest here.
These operations have in several in
stances effected a decided cure in ca
ses of tubercular ultnonary consump
tion phthuwi tuberculosa. I he seat
of the ulceration having been ascer
tained by means of the stethoscope,
the matter is discharged outwardly
by an incission being made in the
cavity of th breast, penetrating the
lungs. The cure is finally effected
by medicine injected into the wound
by a syringe. We have hitherto re
frained from making known these ope
rations, as we wished to await the re
sults; but we are now enabled to
iiifii'ui with confidence that in several
instances the operations have obtain
ed the most complete success, and in
no case have been attended any dan
ger ol lile. We hope that Dr. Von
Herri, alter an extended series of ex
periments, will make the observations
deduced Irom them the subject of a
philosophic inquiiy London Spectator.
As this is the saason for killing
hogs and making bacon, we give the
following receipt, which we find in
the Agriculturist, published at Nash
As the season is at hand for put'
ting up pork, and making bacon, a
few practical hints, in relation to the
best mode, will nst be out uf place.
1st. Kill your hogs as early as
the season will admit. By this
course, the bacon will be completely
cured befoie warm weather, and will
be sounder and better, than if defer
2nd. In cutting out, take off the
head first, as near the ears as practi
cable; lay the hog on the back; cut
the ribs from both sides the back bene,
then halve the hog, and take out all
the ribs and back-bone. Next, cut
the middlings out, as near the ham
and shoulder as convenient. Trim
off all the lumps and corners of fat
for lard, and the slices for sausage
meat. Take off the feet above the
knees and hocks, and put them with
the knees for souse.
3d. Let all cool one night, and you
' are readv for salting. Prepare a lev
el surface, at least four feet square,
for rubbing. Then measure out a
bushel and a half of salt to a thousand
: pounds of pork. Some persons use a
pound of saltpetre to a thousand of
j pork, but the utility of this practice
' is much doubted. The better plan,
in our estimation, is to pulverize a
bout a half pound of red pepper with
every two bushels of salt- In sal
ting, rub the skin side first, then on
the flesh side, till every part has an
abundance. Lay down your mid
dlings, and joints to themselves, in a
! cool place. A level surface is best;
! and as each piece is laid down, let salt
be sprinkled on till it is covered.
5th. If the weather is favorable,
in four or five weeks, the meat should
be taken up, the salt washed off; and
the hanging commenced. Let every
piece be hung as it grew on the hog;
that is, the big end of middlings and
joints should be uppermost. See that
the house is tight, and that the meat
is not touching.
Cth. The smoking may now begin.
If convenient, use green hickory
wood; and the smoking should con
tinue constant four or five weeks,
and all is finished. In damp weather,
however, a little smoke will prevent
mould, and prove beneficial at any
season. Frequently the bacon is ta
ken down, and packed in salt, bran,
or ashes, to prevent the depredation
of flies; but this is unnecessary, if the
house is dark, so that the flies cannot
be comfortable within.
We are informed that the Miller
excitement is doing its worst among
the people ol the lower part of New
Hampshire. In Kingston, Mr. A. N.
Brown, publisher and printer, has be
come entirely insane. His brother,
earned awa) by the delusion, has
given up every thing like work, be
lieving i: to be clinging to this world's
things. A few days since he was a
bout hauling a load of corn from his
fields, when, seized suddenly with the
above idea, he fell upon his knees and
prayed to God to direct him how to
act whether to carry the corn to
the barn or leave it in the field the
decision was in favor of the latter
course, and it was accordingly drop
ped for the benefit of the cattle. The
believers of the pernicious doctrine
in that section, generally, have al
most entirely neglected to provide
for future wan's apples are rotting
on the trees, and crops in the fields re
main unharvested. In Newington,
likewise, the fanaticism has made a
larming progress. We have yet to
learn how i-tr the expiration of the
Miller "chronology" gce3 towards
restoring the deluded people to their
THE NEW PRESIDENT OF
TEX AS FAVORABLE TO AN
NEXATION The Augusta Constitutionalist, of
the 31st ult., says that Commodore
Moore, of the Texas navy passed
through that city on the' evening be
fore. He is said to have stated mest
explicitly thai the President elect ot
the Republic of Testis is in favor of
annexation to our Union, and that all
the citizens, American born, are also
in favor of annexation. . A few of the
foreigners are represented as being,
unfavorable to it. Com. M ;ore. be
fore he lelt Texas, had a conversa
tion with Mr. Anson Jones, the Pres
ident elect, and from him the Commo
dore was inlormed ol his opinion in,
favor of annexation.