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From the N. II. Gazette.
The Duties en Wines and Silks. As a
oit of substitute for the deficit which it is
acknowledged must accrue to the Treasury
sVom the proposed distribution of the Land
revenue, Messrs. Clay and Webster propose
Xj lav duties on wines nnd siHs. This is
very-much like the Log Cabin cry to catch
popularity, and cover tlieir insidious move
ments towaidi a resuscitation of the protec
live system. They suppose that wines and
si'.Its are articles usually considered luxuries,
about which the poor and middling interest
care little, and that they shall be called, par
excellence, tiie exe'usive friends of the peo
r,!e for proposing to tax them. But 'tis rn
go. The people don't want wir.es n ir si'ks
taxed lor the puipose ol giving away the
proceeds. B.si'.e, those articles are now
cheap, and a mechanic's wife or daughter
wo'j'd like a silk gown, by the way of a
meeting py?,1' as well as other folks, though
Messs. Clay and Webster may think tow
cloth or factory calico would better become
ll-.em. The mecnanic ana me tanner, wow a
also like a silk vest. and to wipe his face on
a silk handkerchief, and as long as tbe-e
things may be had cheap, why not? And
what will they gain by having them taxed il
the proceeds are to be given away to piv
t!t debts contracted bv the States for Wes
tern ril roads and canals.
Am I wim-s too! Titers are thousands ot
mU Hi ig interest men, who think it quite as
agreeable to drink "a little wine for the sto:v
a-.: w s s.!te ' us todrinK nara oiucr out oi a
II 71 kC 13 1J ill lilt H'.uu -aui.
urd she 1. Thev have been paving high :
duties cheerfully for half a century, to -le ir
off old debts, and manv of them know wh it
it was to give ten dollars a yard for an or
dinary broad-cloth coat. 40 cents for coffee,
and or souchong tea -91-50. And wine!
he ivcn sive the mark mad of logwood
cider, and whiskev-brandv, with a li"le
''Vi''Mi-j"-."' at three dollajs a gallon. And
us for silks thev were out of the question for ,
nnv one in ordinary circumstances. B it
r.ow that the national debt is paid, and the ,
duiies reduced so that th-se matters are cheap.!
wiiv not keen them so. nivc the middling in-
terests an cpnortanitv in a moderate wav to ;
eniov the use id" them!
But soma may aisue thr,t a duty on wines
v. i'l help to make people temperate. This is
very much doubted, and fir one wc have no
lliefin the soundness of the doe.trine.-r-Neiiher
Mr. Clay nor Mr. Webster, we fan
cy will ever drink a glasi of wine the less
for the duties. It may serve as it has for hall
century past, to prohibit the use of wines to
the poorer fc middling c'asses.nldoom them
to the use of whiskey and other low priced
ardent spirits, which arc deleterous and of
ten destructive to the constitution. O.ir
opinion is. that if pure wines could be intro
duced into tins countrv. so as to be drank I
cheaper than ardent spirits, we should be
come a temperate people. Take oiT all the
duties from wines and let people have them
so cheap as to destroy the business of man
ufacturing them from poisonous materials at
home, and it will do mote towards making
freople temperate, than all abstinent societies
that ever existed in this country. The mass
vl the people are willing nnd disposed to be
temperate but mt to be confined exclusively
to cold water. While writing this, we have
recured to letter of Mr. Jefferson's on the
free introduction of pure French and Italian
wines into our country, which are so much
ia accordance with our own notion of tem
perance that we are constrained to make the
loll -wing extract:
.r 1:.. .u ...n.nt r,
nation of them to the
son of wbikev.
which 15 desolating their lii uses,
is drunken where wine is cheap; and none
sober, where the dearnessof wine substitutes
ardent spirits as the common beverage. It
is. in truth, the onlv antidote to the bane ol
whiskev. Fix but the dutvatthe rate of
other merchandise, and we can drink wine
here as chean as we d grog: and who
not prefer it? Its extended 110 will carry
fie:.lth and comfort to a mU'tli enlarged circle.
Rverv one in eisv circumstances fas the
bulk of our citizens are) wi I prefer it to the .
11 iis-in in wrteh. Kiev are now
driven bv om
rorermnnt. And th? treasury itself will
1.-1.I ttiif n nnnnLVi.niniii for n d.i7Pfl- IS more
1 lUIIHUC il n IIIOIillll, ill IKC C'l'l" 1 1 "i . . - - -
a reductmn of the duties on wine,bv our na- j lJ",t,s!' forces under Gen. Ducmmono advan
tional legislature. It is an error to view a wd to meet the American . oh.mns; and a
tax oa that liquor asmerdv a tax on the .more deadly contest never ragCd . .11 the s.!
rich. It is a prohibition of its use to the "'r country than that which then
...;,l,ltm-r l.cc nf .i.iWns. nn.l .-. rondem- 'o ictienced ; the ro.irol the neighboring C It l-
than a groat for a single ne. This reforma- havw made by the enemy cannon, conclud
tion. however, will require time. )ur mer-: tn:.t it was necessary to dislodge the,,, or
chants know nothing of the infinite variety retreat. It was a dreadful duty, riietro.ps
of cheap and good wines to be had in Europe;, " ' were to m .rc.l, up Lundy s Lane might
and particularity in France, in Iia'v, and ell say their prayers and m.ke ,l,e,r will
Grecian islands:" as thev k.vw little also, ,. . hef..re vir.g. It was c M-iam de l, ,
the variety of excellent manufactures and e erv see.on I mai o the foi lorr. hop-. A
i...mC.ri tn. bo bi t .. t,r nm ..r En- 'he co ii u in bug G ner .1 lode along the fool
gland. Not will these things be known, nor
the course called for here, uniil the native
merchants of those countries, t who ,, they
are known, shall bring ihin forward. exhi!i-
it, and vend them at the moderate profits tuey
can afTird. This a lone will procure them
fimilliarty with us, and the preference they
merit in competition with corresponding
articles now in use."
A Qar.r.a Stort Astonishinolt Myste
rious. The N. Y. Herald telates the fol
A most singular afTiir took place last week
at a "village about ten miles this side of New
burgh Blooming grove, we believe. On
Thursday, about 11 o'clock in the morning,
at a stout, hearty, good-looking young fallow
was working in a field there, close to the
road, an open carriage, drawn by two hand-
txmo horses, and driven by a negr contain-
log a gentleman and a very beajufu!
lady, drove up, and stopped just opposi; to
where :i:e voung man was nt woik.
The uen'tle.non, who was dressed in l.la:-fc
then jumped out; and the voung man think-
ing that he wanted assistance, advanced to
w.irds the carriage, and met the stiange gen
tleman, when the following convei nation
"VIIHl. UI.IU AA I IIIWIli UIV 1WU l I .
man? " groans of suffering hnmanity mingled in with
Laborer No, sir. 1 l!l? hoarse rnttle of the drum.
Gentleman would you like to be married 1 When the conqueror. with his remmant
if you had a good chance! tf a regiment, tro.f upon tle heights at the
Laborer Well, I've never thought much head of Lundy's Lane, and turned 'he can
about it. lnon upon the astonished enemy. a death
Gcni'eman But would yon pet married struggle ensued between the American and
British armies. "These nuns will decide'the
11-111.13 '1 1 It U "ll ' '
-enough to upport you
nd heiself comforta-
blv for the rest of vour 1 ves? llSutaui will be cut to pieces, and, H regained.
Laborer Well, "l i.ither think I would, i t!e Americans will be conquered.'" Such
Geiithm in-Come. then, and vou shall be' were the thought of each General. .Now
married at once to a ladv whom I have in came the iron gripe of war. A terrible con
ihat carria-'e " met raged upon jUe heigM; and, when the
Laborer No, stop; I must go home and m-Tning un arose upon B idgewater. I.COO
1 1 .
Geutlem.n Oh. n Never mind vour
drcs come ii.-hi awav. .Sim-Mr. the hutfe of IJ.idgewaier w.il never
So saving, thev ai'pn. c!;e I the carriage, be toigotien by the pitnot, the historian, or
when the -einleii in hauded ut the young . the poet ; and, while the laurels of a Scott
I.mIv. who was most .plendidlv dieted. and a R:PLFT are green and unfading, let us
She hook hands wi'h the firmer. akc.l him no' forget lint the al!ant Miller is alu e.
his name, and then impiired where the 'Squire i :"d that his country owes him a debt ot
coul.i be Sound, whilst a slivbt m .isture stoV 'gratitude which she c m never repiy. S!...
into her eve notwithstanding her attempt to! however, can say with her children which
smile andappear cheerful. The- voung m m jasked to aid him. as the hero said at Bridge
rei.lied tS.it he would lead the wav. Lean- water to his commander when c tiled upon
ir .in l!m n in r t i.n!lm-lll. Ill rp:n'lliil .
the resijence of the -Sq.i re. who soon united
Iter l it in the lionds ot wedlock to
I young nian. Wnilst at the alter, she was
very uale, and vied tears. After the knot
I w:is tied, the lady asked f.r:uid r ived the
; man iage certificate, w'lich she put into a
jsiik velvet lug. .111 1 liien all t'iree went to
' wards the carri ige. When they reached it.
the driver w is nioiiu'ed on th- hov. reidv
to start, with the !i'r head turned in the
d:rei:tio:i whence ti.ey had come; liie young
gentleman li .inied tin I dy in. turned sharp
ru. id to the young husband, and putting a
purse in his had exclaimed with some enrr-
gy, GooJ bye God Mess you! we m iy se,.
Vi U again.
jumped into the carriage, whirh!
J 1 - .1
was driven o:I" with th speed if the wind
before the astonished husband could recover
himself from the surprise of what he saw and
heard. Finding all ciTorts to fallow them
useless, he opened the purse. :nd foil nil it
contained five hundred dollars. H? then
made his wav into the village, to iell the re
sult of this strange afTiir to his relatives and
friends. Bv some he was laughed af.nd by
others abused, for his f -I!y in letting the
young lady slip through bis finger's."
This gallant soldier, whose brilliant rehievc
mcnt in the bite war, at the battle of Bridge
water. b:'s wreathe.! his brow with imper
ishable I iurel--, ns at wasuingtoa. at t!ie re
cent Inauguration. A correspondent ot tiie
National Intelligencer, who noted Gen. Mil
leu's presence among the vat throng at the
Capitol. lias furnished the lollowing sketch o)
the incidents connected with the occas m re
'i'll trt sir."
An incilcnt"f the B.ilthof Briiewaler.
On the 25m of July, 1814. the bloody bat
tle of Bridge water and Lmi.lv's Line took
place near the banks of the Niagara. It was
six o ciock, anu a suiirv evening, wnen me
-.ii , 1. -i.i
ratt lost i'selfiti the booming of the cannon
the voices ol many wa'ers and the voices
of battle sang bag together and the dead
slept in st-evvt f irgeifnlness upon the moon
light hill. The fi't bridge under f!en.
Scott, with Town's -irtille-v ami a bodv
cavalry. us -titi- 1 la- :-ra-K 0! me liritili
army l-r :oi hour 10 .'nl -d. Gen. Kipltt
wiiii lrrs:i troops 1101V arrived, and relieved
General Sc'Kir. while the latter, with his ex
hausted brigade, fonned a reserve in 'he rear.
The British artillery bail taken post on a
eaiinetie at the head of Lundv's Lane. :.nd
were pouring forrh a inot dcadlv fire on the
meric.ins. General Bao'.v.v, the command
' er of the American lorec, seeing the terrible
' of ill bill, in tlio-ightliil m ml, he raw the
' brave Col. M'Ll.F.:i idv oicin al llie head of
; 1 uewiv-rais.-n regime,,, ..r uirmer or.iers;
I I - .- " . I I
- I r- i oi 1 1- ij ji iw iii-ii. ii in I "ii 'iii.'il';i-
and crptiire that nitterv: saut the iienera!.
"1 wi'l try, sir," said t'te modest C donel.
The General rode on, and the regiment
gallantly wheeled and moved up Lundy's
Lane. At every rod the artillery on the
height sent its messengers of death through
the dense column; but still there was no
flinching. The voice of the noble Miller.
as he waved his sword before the bloody gap,
was hea'd uttering the short and expressive
orders. "Stead v. men close ranks march!"
Around him, the flo.ver ol his regiment fell
like the withered leaves of autumn: but be
i heeded not his loss; he was ordered to take
, ; the battery on the bill, nnd he intended to
d lie tranced theretore, coolly and
'eadily to lus object. Amidst a tremendous
Haze of artillery,
nd at the point of the.
rr j.-.. il; hc'jrh. It m
gallant deed. I have never heard of its
cq-ial except at the siege of San Sehnsiain. j
It was superior
in temerity to Honapartr
attack upon Little Ginralter. at 'I onion, lc-cau-e
AIilleii had no covering for his troops
in C:te of a retreat. It was a dead march
to v'orv; vea, at everv step the rear rank
trod noon the ilead and the dving; and the
oaitle: thevmust he regained, or Hie nrmv oi
s.iI.ihts, ii ipnds and toevaviccping inor
d'.ith upon tlie hill -l ie ir. I.nn.ly s ltne.
to render hi :n vice. ul u ill trv, sir.M Let
ni:a trt, Tor the sake of her honor; and may
the d iv never drawn when the hero ol Lun-
dy'i Line sinll le forgotten b an American
citizen. We flory in the services of the
brave. Miv-the laurel circle the victors
brow in!ile,and at last hang upon a bioken
colnmii over :i deitliles tomb! Render, the
herool Luntvs Line is beside vou! I'.
It was our purpose to hv the Inaugural ail
dress of tiie new President before our read
e': but we are prevented by its great length.
1 ne sunshine ol the document, however-
can be co iipress-'d into a verv narrow coin
P:vS- 'nd is .is o!.os. iz.
ti i ll, -1.1". I IT '
1 11 ive tieen e:e-:'c i 1 resident 01 ne
I rely on the Almighty to aid me.
I lie fianiers ! th. Constitution co'ii'iiften
an ermr when thev made the rresiueut re-
I mean to correct it in practice.
The b i-neis of the Constitution commit
ted an error when thev bcsto Aod the veto
power on the I're.id-nt.
I me in to correct it in practice.
The framers of the Constitmn committed
an error in vesting the President with the
power 1 1 appoint and remove the Secretary
of the Treasury.
I me in. o fir .is I can. to correct it.
I a n in fivorof .1 free press.
I a n opposed to oftVeh. idlers intering in
1 a-n pr.-pirel to approve an act ca irtr
inga Buik "f th" ITin'eJ States, if Co-igress
shall pass i.ne.
I am oiei.ise.l to thein.letiendent Tre.iiiirv,
I a m opposed toa currency purely metallic
The people o!" llie Distiictof Coluuibi
are not l ives. and slm ild have biwsa l ipted
to their peculiar condi'ion.
The abolitionists ii ive no right to meddle
with the domestic institutions of the Slates
in which they do not reide.
The States should bo encouraged to pay
I shall ende.v or to preserve honorable
peace with all foreign nations.
I shall be just to the Indians.
Party spirit has risen to a dangerousbeight.
I shall endeavor to put it down.
I revere the christain religion, and believe
soun I morals, religions liberty, and religious
responsihi'il v essential to bappines.
Fel'ow citizens, go home and remember
mv pledges to do the best I can Ken tair s
cirtruiTNCES alter cases."
The B inks refuse to pay their debts, and
the Legila!iires grant them all the indul
gence they ask.
The States find it inconveient to pay
their debt, and taxesare laid to provide the
Is it not as hnext for a State to suspend
payment as a Bank
When the Banks suspend payment.ieo
ple. an- cheated.
To pi event llie States suspending pay
men's, the people, are taxe '.
Why this difference?
That speculators may not be obliged to
sell theii property at low price and pay
tlieir debts, the Bulks suspend payment, and
the p-pfe are chente I. Tint speculators nnd
banks in iv not lose upon Slate stocks held
by them, the States are loudly called on to
preserve tlieir laith. and the people are tared.
In one respect, the principle i the same;
Thepnple. are. BOTH CHEATED AIS D
TAXED TO SAVE HIE SPLCULA-
TORS FROM LOSS.
But what hypocrisy it is, lor men whosns-
tain Bank in the violation of all faith, to de -
claim so zealously nbout the importance of
preserving the faith of the States!
Democ acv goes for GOOD FAITH ON
ALL SIDES: It the States pay; let eve
ry body pay that can; let there be such in-
dub'enee as hanks and otner creditors can
' .rrar.t without intustice to their own credit-
' i,rs- but no violation of faith public or pri-
rate, sanctioned bu law or countenanced bu
! All such .i
acts are blows aimed at the pil-
liars which fustian society itself. Kndairt
TAXES ON LUXURIES.
T ie whig orators wish to move the subject
a high protective tarrilTtery gently to be
gin with. They talk very upeciously and
smoothly about a tax nt"n luxuries, such a3
wines, silks. :. in It the etence that
such articles are used bv the rirh, nnd that
the burdens would fill upon shoulders able
to bear the load. This is most abominable
hypocrisy, and they who urge the plea, know
it to be so. It isa shameless attempt to
dupe the unsuspecting a little lo iger into
the support of federal measures and federal
men. we give Deiow some interesting re
flections upon this subject.
Taxes oh Luxuries. It seems to have
been conceded on both sides, in the great
debate that has occupied the United States
Senate, for a month past, that a distribution
of the proceeds of the public lands, would
render a readjustment of the tarnir necessa
ry, in ease the annunciation of such a
a measure, the whig sen itors declare that if
any new taxes are to be imposed, they will
he made to fill cluelJv upon wines, silks and
such other luxuries as are not general' v con
consuoied by what are termed the poorer
classes. They argue that the duties laid up
on luxuries would be paid exclusively bv the
affluent members of society.
This s not so clear; it is not evident that
a tax upon wines, for instance would be left
only by the lich. Ta rill" laws have an in
direct operation, which is quite as important
as their direct inlluence. The first elfect of
a duly, is to diminish tl,. importations of the
article upon winch it is placed and enhance
its price to tin consumer; but the second ef
fect is to diminish the exportation of those
articles of domestic production by which
foreign imports are purchasod or paid for.
Commerce, being a reciprocal interchange of
commodities among nation, whatever de
creases the amount of tlieir imports, neces
sarily diminishes the nmount of their ex
ports. The poorer classes. therefore,are af
fected by a lax on wires, in their character
ol producets, if not as consumers.
Admitting, however, for the present, tint
the consumer of nn imported nrtHppavs the
duty upon it. we have not yet exhausted the
argument. There are higher than the mere
pecuniary consequences involved in the mat
ter. Wc mean, the moral and social effects
of a new tax. A duty levied upon wines
may not reach the pockets of the poor, but
it mav touch their persons. It mav have im
portant ber.rings upon their physical well be
ing; upon the tastes they indulge and the
habits they form.
No nation Ins suffered more from (he u-e
of intoxicating drinks thin the United States.
Is it because the people of ihis country are
prone more than others to intemperance, or
because circumstances have compelled them
to adopt the strongest liquor as their ordina
ry social beverage? Travellers tell 11 s that
in those nations, where the lighter kind of
wine ran be produced by the great bodv of
the community, gross instances of intoxica
tion are rare. Itiseert-iinth.lt verv few of
the people from those nations who emigrate
to this country, bi-cmne abandoned sots, ns
is often the c if -.it(i oihcr foreigners. The
reasons is to be fi.nnd in the fact that having
'"rnied better t is'es in their youths, thev
have fewer temptations to the more perni
cious kinds of indulgence. We believe,
therefore, if the lighter wines were made
cheapter among ns, there won'd be less in
h T'e iiion and consequent immorality.
iV. Y. Earing Pst.
Multum in Pirro We extract the fol
lowing short but pithy sentence from a late
speech of J. C. Calhoun in the Senate, on
the subject of the distribution of the pro
ceeds of the public lands:
The States want the money to pty their
debts, or to spend in favorite schemes, and
prefer shifting the responsibilty of taxing to
the General Government to assuming it
themselves, without tegarding whether their
people would contribute more or less than
they mav receive. Thriitrt' ufiail to lay
tares.h-st A p'-iil' s'loitl I see the sum ex
tracti il from their pockets, and turn them out.
and to avoid this, would transfer the task to
j the general Government, because they can
take from the people, through the tax onim
ports, without being detected as to then-
We hear of G n. Scott being ordered to
he Northern frontier into the vicinity of
I.orkport.of course to act as a pacificator;
and Mr. Crittenden. Attorney General ol
the U- States, and a member of Gen. Har
rison's Cabinet, has set out for Iiockport to
attend trial of McLeod. It is also said the
Attorney General of New York is to be
present on the saire interesting occasion.
. What caa all this mean?
Harrison CumiEvcr The banks of Phila-
j delphia are about issuing certificates of $5
0, and S20. as a temporary substitute for
bank notes. Why not manulacture some
millions of adulterated gold and silver coin.
. anij resume at once? Is it .mv more illegal
to make woi Miless specie than worthless
notes not payable on demand.
Attention the Universe! Sun stand
thou still upon Gibeon;and thou moon, in the
valley of Ajaton: cease your bellowing, ye
turbulent elements; hush, ye querulous rills
and rivulets, stop your prattling. Give ear
all nature, to the latest annunciation from
the mohosany nautilus!
VICTORIA DUTCH BABY HAS BEEN
VACCINATED !!!!!!! Now go a
head. Buffalo Rep.
LATE AND IMPORTANT FROM FLO-
The Steamboat Gen. Taylor, Capt. Peck,
arrived on Sunday night from Florida. We
bus. en lo lay before our readers the follow
ing letter from nn esteemed friend, giving as
account ol a recent skirmish with the Indi
ans. Savanah Rep.
Fort Russell, E. F. March 2d. 1841. '
Gentlemen: I hasten to inform you ere
the express starts for Pilatka, of the re-p
pearnnce of the Indians this evening at Or
ange Creek, within three miles of this Fort.
Lt. Albertis, of the 2d Regiment of Infant
ry who was detached from Fort Russel
some few days since togarrion Fort Brooke,
about five miles distan, startled about 11.
o'clock this morning by hearing the wild cry
of the Indian bandits in the direction oi Fort
Kussel. Taking with him twenty-four men
of bis small command. Lt. "A. immediately
left Fort Brooke, and followed the direction
of the cries encountered the Indians in force
at Orange Creek Hammock, only three miles
from Eort Russell. On perceiving the Indi
ans, Lt. Albertis opened a heavy fire upon
them, which continued for an hour; but as
the Indian force continued to increase, num
bering about one hundred, and Lt Albertis
having fired away all his ammunition, he
was compelled to retreat back to Fort
Brooke, bearing with him five of his men
severely wounded. ' Having deposited the
wounded in a block house, together with
the females of the post, and established a
guard with orders to fight or die should the
post be attacked during his absence. Lt
All ertisii i sued forth, accompanied by
only sevmteen men, with the determination
to cut his way through the Indians in order
to communicate to Captain Barnum, the
commander of Fort Russell.
On arriving once more at Orange Creek,
the Indians emerged from the hammock, and
offered Lieut. Albertis battle, in the broad
pine barren. That oflicer with bravery,
almost unparalleled, with only seventeen
men, again fought the enemy nearly an hour,
& al times although hemmed in by him, made
his way through the whole force of Alex.
Tustenuggee to the post of Fort Russell, los
ing along the guantlel of fire only one man.
The commanding officer of Fort Russell im
mediately left in pursuit of the enemy. Our
wagons have already brought into Russell
2 killed, 1 corporal and I private 6 woun
ded, 1 sergeant, I cerporal and 4 privates,
and one missing.
Killed Corporal Lang, Co. P., 2d Infant
ry, private Hook, Co. H.", 2d Infantry.
Wounded Norman Luke, Orderly Ser
geant, ( o. K.. Newton, do-, Bowden. do.,
McQuilling, do., Missing Private Mer
rick. The loss of the enemy cannot be ascer
tained, as the Indian warriors were seen to
drag oil" dead and wounded as fast as they
fell- Yet my word for it, Alexander Tus
tcnuggee at the bead bis hundred warriors,
while contemplating bis slain, cherishes at
this u.oment feelings most bitter against
Lieut. Albertis and bis "seventeen nun.''
P. S. No Indian news from Tampa.
The Indians come in have not yet gone
A young sprig of the law, just commen
cing practice in one of the southern states
detcimined to make a bit in his "maiden
speech," and thereby put the nosesof bis old
er contemporaries out of joint. He there
fore volunteered in tiie case of a poor man
who had been guilty of sticking a knife into
one of bis neighbor's hogs, and commenced
bis speech in the follow ing manner:
Your honor the judge, and gentlemen of
the jury. While Europe is deluged in blood
while classic Greece is struggling for her
rights and liberties, and trampling the unhal
lowed altars of the bearded infidel to dust
while the chosen few of degenerate Iberia
are waving their burnished swords in the
sunlight of liberty while America is stand
ing forth the brightest tub in the political
sky I with due diffidence, arise to dejend
the cause of this humble hog thief!
A MELANCHOLY PICTURE.
The New York Sun cives us the follow
ing commentary upon the degeneracy of the
Profession vs. Trade. Two advertise
ments were recently published in a newspa
per, one lor a clerk in a store, the other for
an apprentice to learn the blacksmith' trade.
The number of applicants in one day for the
former place, was hhy! for the latter not
one! What a sal illustration is this ol tne
mischievous effect that has been produced
upon the young men of the day, by the in
flated, ruinous course which the business of
the country, and the affairs of life generally
have taken during late years. The mechan
ical pursuits of life have got to be regarded
pretty much through the whole country, sod
especially in the noihern Atlantic States'0
nearly the same light as labor is looked upon
in the southern slave states; and with a
majority of our young men, want, if not
beggary, artifice, if not knavery, are fegara
ed as preferable to the compararive compe-'
tencc which can at all times be procured by
honest industry, employed in those laborious
occupations which give to the country it
wealth, and to society its most useful and
brightest ornaments. When a different state
of feeling prevails on this subject, Un
and not till then will we see less of idle
ness, with its attendants, dissoluteness, pov
erty and dishonesty, poisoning the mindi of
the" thousands of youth, into whose keeping
ere long the interests and support of society
and of the country will fall.
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