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AUTHORIZED AGENTS.
THE TIMES.
F or P r f s i d e n t
HENRY CLAY, of Kent neky.
nr. Clay at Charleston his
"Southern" Tariff views.
. We invite the particular attention of our
readers to the article descriptive of the
"Reception of Mr. Clay at Charleston,
South Carolina," which will, be found be
low. We would especially ask our Loco
foco contemporaries 8nd Locofoco speech
makers who are in the habit of asserting
that Mr. Clay is a high Tariff man in the
North, and a Free Trade man at the South,
to read his speech delivered in the commer
cial emporium of 8outh Carolina in the
very midst of the Southern Free Traders,
where with a boldness characteristic of the
man, he entered into a frank . and fearless
exposition of his views on the great qucs
tions of the Tariff and the Currency. He
said he came to flatter no man or set of
men "what he dare say on the banks of
the Elkhorn he would dare say in the Pal
metto State: that he had ever been in favor
of the protective policy to a certain extent
that to preserve the peace and the great in
terests of the country he had been active
in effecting the compromise of 1833, and
that he felt it an obligation of honor to ad
here to it in good faith" which he had al
ways done according to his understanding
of it. We ask an attentive reading of
what he says on the subject of the tariff of
1842. and the principle of the compromise
act the "locality" of the place he express
ed himself thus and it will be found con
sistent with his previously expressed senti
ments on this subject:
RECEPTION OF MR. CLAY AT
CHARLESTON, SOUTH CARO-
LINA. . i - -
We copy the following excellent account
from the Charleston Courier.
On Saturday last Charleston was hon
ored by the expected visit of Air. Clay;
and she gave him a warm and enthusiastic
welcome a reception marked oy inn nign
est demonstrations of respect and homage,
and in every way worthy of her ancient
fame for hosoitalitv and kindness.
At 2 o'clock, J, M. the firing of signal
guns, bv a detachment of Captain Wag
ncr's German Artillery, announced the ap
proach and arrival at the upper Deposi
tory, of the illustrious guest, to tne con
course of citizens assembled in the vicinity
to witness and hail the grateful event. The
firing at the Depository was answered by a
detachment from Captain Gyles' Marion
Artillery, stationed at the Battery. The
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car containing iur. viuy, uutuinpuuieu uj
Colonel Preston and Col. Hampton, and
the Charleston Committee, which conduct
ed Mr. Clay from Columbia, detached from
the general train, proceeded to the next
cross street below, and mere air. uiay
was received and welcomed by the Com
mittee of Arrangements, amid loud and
iovous huzzas, which made the welkin ring,
A larcre and imposing procession was then
formed, under the direction of the marshals
of the day, to conduct the honored guest
to the cily. At trie nead oi tne proces
sion was a schooner rigged boat, manned
bv sailors, and drawn on a car, with a
banner bearing the inscription -"Harry
Clav. the advocate of Sailors' flights"
followed by a large body of seamen, under
the command of Captains Hunt and ferry
marching to the enlivening notes of a fine
band of music. Next came a numerous
cavalcade, composed of the Committee o
Arrangements and other equestrians. Then
followed, in an elegant landau, drawn by
four horses, Henry Clay, "the observed of
all observers, accompanied oy ur. rraocis
Y. Porcher- nd in other carriages, cola.
Preston and Hampton, Dr. Win, Read, the
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Hon. Henry JMiddieton, ana J. ju x eugru,
Esq. An immense line oi carriages sue
ceeded. containing the Committee of lie
ception and other citizens, forming one of
the lareost processions we nave ever seen
in Charleston.
The Drocession moved alone King street
through the business portion of which it
passed under various tasteful arches, some
of them composed of evergreens and now
ers, thrown across the street, and contain
ing emblematic devices and appropriate
inscriptions, such as "Welcome to Henry
Clay," "Welcome, thrice welcome, bright
Star of the West" down to Broad st. and
thence along Broad to Meeting st. to the
Theatre. During the whole course of the
procession inc siue warns wcrewronge
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with spectators, and the windows and bal
conies of the adjacent houses were crowded
and graced by the lovely daughters of the
city, who occasionally showered a flowery
as well as a similar welcome on the illus
trious stranger. At intervals during the
progress, loud shouts of welcome filled the
air; and they were repeated over and over
again, with deafening effect, on the arrival
at the Theatre.
On reaching the Theatre, Mr. Clav was
conducted into the interior of the building,
where the ladies were already assembled
into their appointed seats, and into which
the accompanying crowd of citizens rushed
with eager anxiety, leariul ot losing the
opportunity (as we are sorry to say an
immense number did) of hearing the far
famed orator of the West. The spectacle
within the Theatre was a brilliant and
beautiful one the stage was crowded with
the various Committees the first and sec
ond' tiers of boxes were thronged with
adies, and literally beamed with loveli
nesswhile the pit and gallery and lobbies,
were stowed full of citizens.
Mr. Clay was received on the stage by
the committee of reception, the repeated
and enthusiastic cheers of the audience
hailing his appearance. . When the joyous
proar had subsided, the venerable Dr. vv m.
Read, one of the surviving officers of the
revolution that yet linger among us to re
ceive the homage of the present to the glo
rious past, addressed Mr. Clay, as follows:
Honored Sik A fond reverence for the
men of the Revolution, my companions of
1775, who have almost left me solitary, has
moved my fellow citizens to confer upon
me the grateful privilege of welcoming a
worthy son of America to our ancient
city. In the name of the living, 1 bid you
hearty welcome and I am sure that it
the great and good men who figured in the
Revolution, with whom I moved in con
cert the Middletons, the Gladdens, the
Lowndes, the Picknevs. the Rutledges, the
Hugers, and the gallant Marion, and Moul
trie, Sumter and Hampton, could add their
voices to mine, they too, would bid you
welcome, as an honored son of the Repub
lic, and an illustrious benefactor of the
now great nation, founded by their toils.
Most worthy were the?1! patriots of all the
love and veneration, which their positenty.
who have deputed me to speak to you, bear
them and it is as a witness of their labors,
their pure love of country, their anxious
hopes and cares and prayers, for the per
petuity of their great work, that for them
and their children. I would add to their
welcome grateful thanks for all the good
you have done us. I feel, with those who
have gone before me, and more deeply
than the youthful generation around me
can feel, the great debt we all owe you for
your patriotic labors in defence of the in
stitutions of the men of '76, and that union
which was their only hope for the pros
perity of their children. I greet you, sir,
as a most taithlul son ot such sires, xou
have been ever true to their lessons, and a
long life, spent in your country's service,
has exhibited a constant devotion to law,
liberty, the Constitution and the Union.
You have been ever a lover of your whole
country and the gloomy days of the Mis
souri agitation and the compromise, ten oi
that spirit of concession and mutual tor
bearance, so earnestly commended to his
countrymen, in his farewell address, by the
Father of his Country.
This is the snirit these are the services,
on which an old man delights to dwell
and I rejoice in the occasion which permits
the expression of my heartfelt thanks.
Younger . men would glory in celebrating
that eloquence which has reflected so much
honor on republican institutions, and graced
our legislative nans. And i couia wish
that some one of the younger men, your
companions in the second war of Inde
pendence a Calhoun, a Clieves, or your
friend, the lamented and beloved Lowndes,
could have been her this day, to have
made proper acknowledgments to you, in
terms sufficiently glowing for the great and
brilliant Dart vou bore in that gallant con
flict for our country's honor. But these
are themes not for me.
It will not be out of place, to wish you a
safe iournev throughout vour long tour, by
land and by water, or to wish and hope for
prolongation of your valuable ale; nor
is it unreasonable to hope, when I tell you,
that the man who stands betore you
shouldered his musket for the protection of
the nrst vongress, some ears previous to
the period that gave birth to the great
statesman I address.
Again, fellow countryman, patriot, and
national benefactor, welcome, thrice wel
come, to our hearts and our homes.
To this Mr. Clay responded in a speoch
of thrilling eloquence and great ability,
occupying near two hours in the delivery,
and enthralling the attention oi an inter
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ested and delighted auditory. The great
length of this speech and the variety anu
iiBDortance of the subjects it discussed, for.
bids us even the attempt to report orsketcn
i - i
it: although we may glance at several of
its leading points. Although Air. ulay
was evidently fatigued and oppressed by
his iournev. he was in tne nnest spirits:
arising aououess irom mo wariuvn anu
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eclat of his reception, aided in no small
measure by the news of the Whig victory
in Connecticut, received mai mumiug,
He seemed in the very best mood for
snecch. and evinced it by the ease and
buoyancy with which he delivered himself,
and in the'exquisito touches of humor with
which he occasionally enlivened the weight
ier matters of his discourse and he gave,
for the first time, to a Charleston audience,
a noble specimen of that gifted eloquence
with which he has so pftcnlcctrificd the
CEASES TO SE DANGEROUS, WHEN REASON IS LEFT FREE TO COMBAT FT.
FAYETTE, MISSOURI,
Senate, 'or swelled the enthusiasm of the
popular assembly,
Mr. Clay began with a grateful and
happy allusion to the manner of his recep
tionto the grateful and honorary wel
come accorded him, without distinction of
party, and attributed it not to any personal
tavor towards him, but rather to the cour
tesy and hospitality for which our ancient
city had been always distinguished. He
returned his thanks to the various commit
tees, to the throng of citizens, especially
to the assemblage of fair ladies, who had
united to greet him. His gratification at
his reception was greatly enhanced by the
organ selected to express the general feel
ing the gallant soldier of the revolution
who had just so eloquently addressed him,
and who had bestowed on him a meed so
far beyond his merits. In relation to the
Missouri question, he had been greatly
assisted by others in its happy adjustment
by none more efficiently than by his per
sonal friend the lamented William Lowndes,
whose known wisdom, bland and amiable
manners, and spotless virtue did wonders
in the work of conciliation and peace and
he declared that in the long course of his
own public service, of all the statesmen
with whom he had mingled in the councils
of the country, he had found that illustrious
and departed worthy to be "the wisest, the
purest, the best." So too in reference to
the Tariff Compromise of 1833, there
were others largely entitled to share in
whatever credit it conferred on its authors;
but this he would say that on both occa
sions he was actuated only bv the desire
to harmonize and perpetuate our political
union, wnnoui wnicn our iiDerues, our
prosperity, and our greatness would be
inevitably destroyed. Mr. Clay then allu
ded to the occasion and the motives of his
present tour. He knew that he was ac
cused, by the selfish and ungenerous, of
making an electioneering tour but he at
once denied and despised the imputation.
He had visited the city of New Orleans
purely on a matter of business; and his
return home furnished him, he thought, a
favorable opportunity, to visit the four
Southern States of the confederacy, Ala
bama, Georgia, South Carolina, and North
Carolina, in neither of which (with the ex
ception of a visit to Mobile, last year) had
he ever been betore, and which in the ordt
nary course of nature and affairs, he was
never likely to see again. On his progress
itherto, in every city, town, village, ham
let and cross-road on his route, he had
been generously and hospitably welcomed,
without distinction of party. Under such
circumstances, he thought he might venture
without harm to visit the land ot Alarion,
f Sumpter, of Pickens that he might
without blame come to the home of the
Rutledges, the Pinckneys, and the Middle
tons and survey or reconnoitre, as far as
is opportunities would allow him, the
ground and the scenes where the venerable
and gallant Chairman ot the committee
and his compatriots had fought the battles
of the revolution. It was said he was
candidate for the Presidency. He could
not deny that from the St. John's to the
Sabine, .spontaneous demonstrations, un
sought and unprompted by him, had been
made in his favor; but he had never yet
consented or declared to anv one that he
was a candidate for tho Presidency at
present he was a plain farmer, earning his
abor by the sweat of his brow, or rather
by the joint sweat, of himself and those
who labored with him and however near
the period of final decision might be, he
had reserved the right of such decision for
the proper moment and the proper occa
sion.
Mr. Clay then entered into a frank and
fearless exposition of his views on the
great questions of the tariff and the cur
rency. He said he came here to Hatter no
man or set of men that what he would
dare say on the banks of the Elkhorn he
would dare say in the Palmetto State. He
had ever been in favor of the protective
policy to a certain extent. To preserve
at once the peace and the great interests of
the country, he had been active in enect
ing the Compromise of 1833, and although
he was far from maintaining the doctrine
that any Congress could bind its succes
sors, the extraordinary exigencies and state
of the country which led to the passage ot
that compromise made him feel it an obli
gation of honor to adhere to it in good
faith; and he challenged the most diligent
search of the record to shew that he had
a . 1 . .1-
evercounienancea us violation in tne
slightest particular nay more, he was bold
lp say mat uuring nis enure service in von-
ress since, there never had been an ettort
to violate it which had not met with nis
prompt and earnest resistance. It was im
portapt to understand the true character of
that compromise. It provided for a grad
ual reduction of duties down to 20 per
cent,, at a given time, and after that for
the raising of such a revenue, by duties on
imports exclusively, as was necessary tor
an economical administration ot me gov
eminent, But the principle of the home
valuation was an essential and indispcnsible
feature of that compromise without that
feature it could not have passed, nine sena
torial votes having depended on that con
cessionand although a distinguished Sen
ator from South Carolina, at first strongly
opposed it be afterwards publicly and
pointedly in the senate surrendered tne
point, and the passage of the measure was
secured. Mr. C. denied that the principle
of the compromise required the maximum
rate of duty to be fixed at 20 percent
its true principle was that no more reve
nuo should be raised than was necessary
for an honest and economical adminuura
tion of the government, and within that
limit there might be discrimination in favor
T
SATURDAY, MAY II, 1844.
of domestic industry. , He was far from
conceding that the tariff of 1812 was in
violation of this principle of the compro
mise but if it were, it equally violated
the principle of the homo valuation, and
neither interest affected by it had more
right to complain than the other. A brief
vindication of a moderate protective policy
next followed, as necessary to secure the
ndependence of the country, and its ability
for defence in time of war; and as furnish
ing to the agricultural producer a home
market in addition to the foreign market-
in other words two markets of sale and
two markets of purchase. Air. Clay con
cluded this branch of his subject by de
claring himself in favor of a system of
protection, moderate, reasonable, certain
and durable yielding no more revenue
than is necessary for an honest and eco
nomical administration of the government,
and within that limit, discriminating in the
imposition of duties, between those arti
cles which do and those which do not enter
into competition with domestic industry
throwing the heavier duty on the former
and the lighter duty on the latter. He said
that on this basis this question must be set
tled that we must live together, we cannot
do otherwise and there must be some
common ground on which we should meet,
That the advocates of free trade and the
advocates of prohibitory or high duties,
occupied the two extremes; and safety
and peace could only be found by taking
the middle path. That neither interest or
section could expect to have it all their
own way the matter must be adjusted by
concession, compromise, conciliation sucn
concession, compromise and conciliation as
led to the adoption of the federal constitu
tion; and under the influence of which our
political union would continue to fulfil its
sacred trust and move forward in big'
career a blessing to our race. Each inter
est must concede something, and thus a
system of equivalents would give satisfac
lion to all. And we should be the more
prompted to this result, as the concession
would not be to foreigners and foreign
interests, but to domestic interests, to fel
low citizens of a common country, to
brethren of the same family.
In relation to the currency, Air. Clay
pronounced the idea of an exclusively me
tallic circulation a mere delusion: assumed
that banks and the banking system would
continue to exist under the auspices of the
States: and thence inferred the necessity
of a national bank to regulate and control
the system and keep it from explosion and
mischief. He also insisted on a National
Bank as necessary to secure a national cur
rency which is as necessary to a nation
as national laws, and as indispensible to
prevent the monied and commercial inter
ests of the country from being placed at
the mercy of the monied power of foreign
States. That it was in Wall street, among
foreign capitalists, that the Northern oppo
sition to a National Bank was most vigor
ous, and this spoko volumes of its connex
ion with the true interests and welfare of
the country.
Mr. Clay in conclusion apologised for
his selection of topics. He said that he
had set out op his present tour, with the
intention to keep his lips sealed, but he had
been compelled to speak. That he was no
preacher and could not give a sermon no
doctor and could not deliver a Jectureon
medicine no poet and could not sing soft
strains for the amusement of the audience
but as he was obliged to say something, he
trusted he would be pardoned for being
silent on suhjects ot which he knew noth
ing, and for speaking out freely on subject
with which he professed to be familiar,
After Mr. Clay had finished speaking
the meeting adjourned; and Mr. Clay
amid renewed cheers re-entered the lan
dau, and accompanied Dr. Porcher to his
residence, he being the guest of that gen
tleman during his sojourn among us.
The Committee of Arrangements re
tired to the Charleston Hotel, and partook
of an elegant dinner provided by Air,
Nickerson, and enlivened by sentiment and
song.
In the evening the Clav Club met at the
Theatre, where an immense concourso of
ladies and gentlemen bad again assembled
and a spirit-stirring speech of near two
hours in length was delivered by the eio
quent Mr. Preston.
A splendid Ball, attended dv citizens
without distinction of party, will be given
in honor of Mr. Clay, at the Charleston
Hotel, this (Monday) evening.
The following verses were let down
with a wreath of flowers, into the barouche
containing Air. Clay, as it passed under
one of the arches in King street:
TO HENRY CLAY.
The American StaUsmantht Farmer of
Ashland. '
WELCOME proud scion of a patriot band,
Thrice honored Statesman of a free born land!
With one accord each patriot of the South,
Thy welcome echoes loud from mouth to mouth
Star of Uie West! whose
Whose fame from shore
sound,
1trU Knoma SifiMtnl
6'"'
to shore with joyful
Vibrates! Thy country honors thee; each heart,
That country cherishes, their grateful loves impart
What tho opposing (actions sport thy namo
To glut the appetite of greedy fame?
It cannot dim the pure effulgent ray,
That proudly panoplies the name of CLAY,
What tho' the scorn of little minds deride,
Such winds as cannot warm with manly pride
Each set recorded by a statesman's pen,
Enrolled "mongst triumphs of distinguished men!
Envy cannot kill, nor sneers efface
Those rich memorials of patriot race,
ill
Jefferson.
IVo. 0.
But like the fabled Phoenix they will rise,
Tho' trod to earth, to cope with loftier skies,
Thou art thy country's! high souled, honest, free,
Champion of our rights! Pillar of our liberty!
Tis then to thee our greetings shall extend,
For thee, a welcome warm and deep ascend
Tis for thee, dauntless Statesman, we will prey,
And ever bless the name of HENRY CLAY!
Locofoco Blasphemies.
The recent political tract, No 4, said to
be written bv Amos Kendall, which the
members of Congress of the locofoco par
ty have franked and circulated through the
United States, contains the following
sentence :
"Who can look back to the falsehood, the
fraud, the intemperance, the debaucheries,
the shows, the mummeries, and the general
demorlization in the Whig campaign of
840. and then tutn his eyes to tho events
which followed, without mentally exclaim
ing, It is God's will it is God's Justice!
If the judgment upon the Egyptians, for
he ODDressed ot the Israelites, were more
terrible than those which have overtaken
our Whig brethren, they were scarce'y less
remarkable, lhc contest had not enciea
when these almost supernatural demonstra
tions began."
The punishments which were inflicted on
the people for refusing to elect Mr. an
Buren. and which are termed acts of "God's
Justice," are the following :
1. The death of the son of General Har
rison.
2. The falling of the statue of Justice, in
front of the Capitol.
The falling of the Eagle from over
the chair of the President of the Senate
4. The falling of the portrait of General
Harrison from the walls of tho Congres-
ional Library, "without shake or jar!"
5. 1 hree alarms ot hre in W ashington on
the night preceding the arrival of General
Harrison.
6. Office seekers crowded v ashington as
thick as the frogs of Egypt. (About the
same time' cannons were fired off in the
night at Washington, awakening Amos
Kendall's babies. The modesty of Mr. K.
prevented him from mentioning this cir
cumstance, and we therefore hope that it
will be inserted in the next edition of lract
No. 4. Express.)
7. The death of Kev. Mr. Cookman in
the steamer President, because he preached
his last sermon in the presence of General
Harrison.
0. The burning of Gen. Harrison s house
at North liend. (1'robablv the worn oi
some Locofoco, who was executing 'Divine
Justice' as he understood it.)
10. The death of Mr. Ogle of Pennsyl
vania.
11. The passage of the Bankrupt Law.
12.
13.
The death of Gen. Harrison.
Crimes in general all over the coun-
try!
14.
The death of the wife of President
The death of the Honored Mr. Le-
Tyler,
15.
garc.
16.
17.
18.
The deaths of Upshur and Gilmer.
The death of Mr. Piddle.
Three funerals at the White House
since 1841.
19. The death of Mr. Twogood at New
Orleans, at a Clav meeting.
20. A military narade in New Orleans
on sundaj', in presence oi air, mj
which dicCnt take place.
21. The falling of the Club house at
Richmond, where one man lost hilifc, and
several were maimed.
22. The failure of the Banks. (Says
nothing about the failure of 1S37, just af
ter Mr. Van Buren was elected.)
Thus sinuularlv bending together ol
events mournful, and by association ludic
rous, is an exhibition of the moral state of
the party at once striking and characteris
tic. The death of a clergyman because he
preached in the presence of Gen. Harrison;
and the falling of a gilt eagle in the capi-
toi, as events inntcieu uy -iivj uiuw.-.
Gen. Macomb is stricken down by the ar
row of tho Almighty because he attended
the funeral of Harrison; and the falling of
a portrait "without a shake or stir, are
r.lnssed torether as events equal in impor
tance, and equal in evidence oi me state oi
the .Divine mina. considering, nowoc-r,
tho state of the morals of the party gener
ally, it is not surprising that their discrimi
nation should not be very nice in matters
of this sort.
But a spectacle is here presented. Lo-
cofocoism treading where angels dare not
enter! expounding the Divine will by the
dispensations of Providence. Here is
nartv. whose origin it is well known, was
in the lowest sinks of infidelity in this city;
Fanny Wright was their leader and toun
der; yet they dare to come out as exposi-
tors
of Divine Justice! N. X.Lxp
xprets.
EXODUS OF THE FllEE CHURCH.
The Bjs'.oi Chronicle compiles the fol
lowing account of this interesting event
from tha descrimion given bv Mr. Chal
mers, of the Scotch delegation, at the Park
street church:
Oa the 18th of last May, the sun shining
beautifully ia the hetvons,end the earth co
vered with the joys ol spring, the general
assembly of the church of Scotland met for
the lust time as the established and united
church of the kingdom.' The representa
tive of royalty, with his numerous train,
was in attendance, to show that 'ha church
is always subservient to the state. Th
moderator Ud, in a solemn and most affect
ng prayer, and then proceeded to readh
?olemn protest against the usurpations of
the crown. ' During this reading the most
profound silence prevai'ed. As soon as the
protest was ended, the. moderator left hii
chair, and led the revolted Host towards the
door. Wilhout, thousands were waiting
for their coming some exclaiming ' they
will never come"-"Others replying, M they
will ceme the blood of Scotland runs yet
in the veins of her sons" they will come."
And they did come, and the living tide of
dissent burst from the barriers of oppres
sion! rolled along between the living walla
that fell back on either side to make way
for the people of G 'd. In a distant and
capacious hall the true and faithful from all
pirts of the land had gathered to welcome
the church as she should come forth from
the sea and out of the wilderness The
shout of the multitude from without lika
the voice of distant thunders, had already
reached their ears; and when the modera
tor entered, supported bv doctor Wardlaw
and doctor Chalmer?, and followed by all
that was splendid in the genius, profound in
the learning, and fervent in the piety of the
Scottish church, the song of gratitude peal
ed lorth Irom quivering lips, and the tearol
deep emotion rolled down the iron faces of
multitudes who never wept before. The
whole assembly felt that they were connect
ed in doing a noble deed with all the great
and the good of both worlds.
THE COON AND THE FOX.
Of all the gay tenants that lire in the wood.
And dance by the light of the moon;
To say what is true, and stick to bis word,
Boys give us the gnllant old Coon!
To say what is true and stick to bis word
Boy?, givo us the gallant old Coon!
He'll q-iictly hunt for persimmon or frog,
And no critter alive is more civi';
Bjt on land or in water, if 'tai-ked by a dog,
By the Lord sir, he'!! fight like the Devil!
To siy what is true, dc.
But the Fox, sir, both lioner and courage doth lack'
l'ress him hard, and he'll g?t "on the fence;"
Your poultry ho'll steal, and then "take the bock
track,"
Swearing honor and truth are nonsense!
To say what is true, $-c.
Once he 'ived with a Lion, confiding and brave,
And rnido the old Monarch believe,
This friend was a traitor, and that one a knave,
While he laughed all the time in bis sleeve!
Te say what is true, &c.
Thus wheedled, the Lion resigned him his throne,
And the fox mounted up with a grin,
To think how he had risen by cunning alone.
To the seat where the Lion riad beer.
To say hat is true, ifc-
The Coons, all indignant, exposed tha deceit,
And drove the sly tarmint away;
To his den on the Hu''s n he nude his retreat,
To drag out his life under Cut!
To say what is true, and stick to his word,
Boys, give us the gallant old Coon!
NOTICE.
Wanted, as a wife, by a nice young man,
A lady who wishes to learn all she can;
Who is lively, pleasant, and talented too.
And would honor a man as a lady should do,
Has a taste for conversation, music and love.
And joins with good temper the graces of a dove.
With a virtuous contempt for the young men of
this place,
And wishes to excel all others in giace.
She must speak the King's English and turn on
her toes.
Not be too nice, nor at common things turn up
her nee.
Pure minded and moral quite free from all sin.
And last, though not least, have a good share of
tin.
A lady so perfect, if such an one there be,
Will find a good husband in searching for me.
If she cares for a gentleman, clerk, or whatever
he may be.
A choice sort of man that he don't always seem.
Who has made the grand tour his manners to
watch, ,
She will find that the Writer is a capital catch.
If content with an honest and friendly adviser.
She is sure of the man in said advertiser.
A rSIEM TO THE LADIES.
Huntsvilie, April 27th, 1844.
. LOVE AND PRIDE.
How strange sometimes is the struggle
between love and pride; how the weak
human heart, believing itself generous and
disinterested, is influenced by considera
tions of a mercenary or at least a worldly
character; how often do we deceive our
selves as to motive, and cling to the delu
sion that we are acting for the benefit of
others in a spirit of benevolence and jus
tice, when in truth the real spring of our
conduct may be traced to selfishness or
vanity; even our best affections are modi
fied sometimes by those unworthy teelmgs,
and the beings of our love are made tha
victims, when we would rather our right
hand should t e stricken off than our af
fections should be influenced by such un
worthy motive?. Tho selfishness of our
nature is calculated to mislead and betray,
to picture as virtue, much that is kindred
unto vice, and to recommend as judicious
and proper, acts that are deeply imbued
with improper submissions to arlin.ee and
falsehood, of pride, of fashion and society
K FRIEXB TO THE fUBLIC
Huntsvilie, Mo. April 27, 1841.
Suicide.- A suicide transpired in this city
on Tuesday night, which, on account of tha
h'gh standing of the deceased and the res
pectability of his family connexions, exci
tod the most unpleasant sensation through
out the community. Mr. James ferey
Brown, of Mississippi, recently a represen
tative in the legislature of that state for
Bolivar. county, but who has made Nash
ville his summer residence for severs! yean
past put an end to his existence by firing
the contents of a pistol through his head.
Verdiistof the coroasr'sjury," self destruc
tion, in consequence of temp?rtry inentaji
alienation." .VrnWr H'Ai,

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