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Fromthe Portland Transcript.
Skowinghsw materiaily ciTCumstances alter
Many years ago when Gov. Gore sat in the
Executive chair of Massachusetls, Mr. B.. a
substantial farmer in the good old town of
Dracut, waschoscu amemberot theCouncil.
While attending to his duties in tbat capaci
ty, he was frequently invited to dine yiih the
Governor, who nlwaystreated him with much
liospitality and and urbanity. As some re
turn for the Govenior'8 politeness, Mr. B.
had Ioug meditated making him a present,
But what should it be Governor3 are oot
common men andno coramou present would
do. Many and long were tbe confabs betwcen
Mr. and Mrs. B. on this iniportaut subject,
bu. no satisfactory result was arrived at until
one day, early in the Spring, it was aunounc
cd in the village that a fine salmon, the first
of the season, had been caughtby theDracut
fishcrinan. Here was a God-send for Mr. B.
indccd! the very thing to present to the
Governor, and he lost no time in secnring
it,never hecding the cnormous price demand
ed by the captors. It was a noble fish. full
twenty pocndcr,' and iuthclanguageofMrs
B. as she swathed it in snow-white liucu, "it
was the hc-jutimesl fish you erer saw.'
The salmon was carefully tied up in a new
bag the horse was harnessed in the wagon,
and the worthy conncilman, with his present
trotted briskly away dowu the Boston road.
Now, in those days tee-total nocieties were
unknown, consequsnily Mr. B. was not a
teetotaller.if he had been he woidd not have
stopped thrce times bctween Dracut and
Tcwkebury, to 'wood up.' Nor when he ar
rived at Tewkshury, would have tarried at
Wilder's taveru,' whcre, according lo ahlack
sicn with white- Ictters. 'Entertainmeut for
lan and Beast' was nlways ready. We n ill
consider it dccidcd thcn, that he was not a
temperance man in the modern acceptation
of the term, and follow him at once to Wil
tler's. Undcr ihe influcncc of thrce cocktails
already taken, he drove up to the door of an
micicnt hostelrie with a mighty clattcr, and
throwing the rcius to the ostler, requcsted
liiin to carefully guard the wagon, as thcre
was precious frciglit iu the box, and thcn
walking into the house in a majestic manncr.
as become a member of the council, was
Boon deep in ihat now forbidden luxury, flip.
The landlord crinncd and bobbcd hastily
nbout, tho hot poker hissed and sputtered as
it was tlirust mto the reinainiug mugs, and
Squirc B. iuslalled into the best room and
the best chair, quaflcd largely cf the gcner-
ous bevcragc, and reflectcd upon tlie pleas
ant rcception he should nicet at the Govcni'
But, thc bcst schcmes of men and mice aft
gaug astray.' While ihe worthy adviscr of
His Excellency was thus riciing in auliiipa
tiousofihe eScct of hi present, some cvil
spirit llying over Tewksbury at the time,
seekiug forachauceto do mischief, east its
ejes upon the ostlcr, aud secing at a glance
h'ewas a propcr iiiMrnment wherewilh to
wurk, cniered iulo his hcart, and instigated
him to do thnt which was to make those an
ticipations vnin as an idle dream. Prompted
by cnriosiiy to scc what the 'precious freight'
was, andiuHiienced by the spirit aforcsaid,thc
ostler unticd the bag aud drew out the scaly
occupant. Standing liy thc door, seut there
iio doubt by some othcr cvil spirit, was a fish
cart, from which thc possesscd ostlcr specdily
procurcd an cnormous pollock, which he
carefully tied up in the bag, and hid the sal
mon in the hay mow.
Haviug finishcd his fiip Mr. B. callcd for
his horse, paid ihe rcckouing and was soou
once morc en touI for Boston. The grcy
mare felt her oats, the Squire fclt the flip,aud
right gaily thcy sped along tlironh thc an
cicnt towns of Wilmington, Woburn aud
Medford, and iu duc time the wagon mttlcd
tncrrily over thc pacmcnts of Boston.
Gov. Gore wassitting down todiuner,when
the door bell rang and a scrvaut announced
Mr. B. of Dracut, and the Governor repair
ins to the parlor, fouud the worthy citizen,
tlusty and ilushed, his nose fairly shiningwilh
excitcment and llip. With alow how he ad-
vanced, seized the Goveruor's liand'andcom
tnenced a setspeech which he had been con-
ning s:nce he lelt Iionie.
May it please your Exccllcncy,' he said,
'itis a duty enciiinbentupou all goodcitizens
to remember those placcd in authority over
iliem " Herehe paused for he had
Jost the thread, 'and lo anolher
pause, he had evidently pilhed his tuue too
high 'and to . Governor, I am a man
of few words, but if you'H send your hired
man out to lny wagon you'll find that tied up
ina bag, as will spcaU loudcr than words and
make you stare I reckon.'
Gov. Gore smilcd and ordered a servant to
carrythcbaj to the kitchen: and repairir.g
thither himself, fouud the servants staring
with wonder at a largc, and by no means pre
possing pollock laid out on the tablc! Fora
eingle mnment tlie Governor felt indignant,
but recollecticg the chatacterof the donor.he
concluded that some one had played him a
trick, and walkiug back to his visitor, nhom
he found waiting wiib eager cxpectation, re
tsarked in a cool indifTerent tone :
'I am much obliged, Mr. B. for your kicd
inlcution, ihough your present is no grcat
rarity here in Boston: we can get the same
nny day at thc Fish Markct for two cents a
'Get it for two cents a pound, at the Fish
Market!' roared the confouuded Coucilman,
why Govemor.tlicre's not another salmon out
of the watcr, iuXew England!'
'I was not speaking of salmon,' replied the
Governor in the same provokingly calm tone,
I metely intended to say that I can get in the i
market for that price, a better and fresher
pollock than the one which you have brought
'Pollnck be darned !' screamed Mr. B., d'ye
mean to say the fish I brought you jest now
is a Pollock 2'
Walk this way Mr.B.,' said the Governor,
leading the way to the kitchen, and point
ing to the striped sides of the fish, 'is that a
'It was when I started this moming,' snid
Mr. B. in aloiv reflcctive tone 'and a fine
one too as ever swam the Merrimack. But,'
he contiuued, turning it over, as if to be snre
there was no mistake, 'bnt itis a pollock now,
The pride and spirit ofthe go'od old farmer
werecompletely broken. He felt mortified
and ashamed, he could nothcarto look the
Governor ia the face.and steadfastly dedined
all invitations to stay and dine. Slowly and
mournfully be re-bagged the pollock, and
sorrowfully commenccd his homeward jour-
ney. II there tvas occasion in the morniug
to 'wood up, at the numerous taverns on the
road, tnere certamly was now vuen return
ing under such mortifying circumstances.and
when Mr. B. at last reached the taveru at
Tewksbury.he wasjust in the state and frame
which he ihought demanded a strong niug of
'Wilder's best flip,' and so he had it. But
while he was drinking it the niischeivous ost
tler was again at the bag. Minding the pol
lock still thcre he withdrew it and replaced
Mr. B. reached home about dark, tired,
vexed, aud we must say a little drunk. At
first he was sullen aud silent, but at last wca
ried wiih his wife's ceaseless enquiries as to
whatwas the malter, aud why he was so
cross nnd snarly like,' he threw his hat at
the 'dressers with such violence and fatal
aim that he brought down the milk-pot and
family pitcher and asuiall host of cups.suac
erF.and platcs. Hesmiledgrimly atthehavoc
he had wrought, and then turned fiercely to
his astonished lady demanded
'Whatdo vou think I That salmon
turned into a pollock before I got to Bos
ton'' 'Turned into a pollock' said Mrs. B.
'Why Izik, don't make yourself a natural
born fool. What on airth do you mean V
'I mean jist as I ray, said the Councilor,
with dignity, 'and if you don't beheve me,
go and look in thc bag belnud the door.
Mrs. B. hauled out ihe bag, cut ihe string
and shook Ihe contents on the floor. Her
spousc looked on nith much uonchaleuce ;
during the first partoftheoperation but when '
the salmon lookinsras hale and fresh as he"
did when placed there iu Ihe moruing. rolleu my eycs nnd seuses.
out and flopped quietly down on the floor! ! "The forest below Trinity flew towards us;
it was too much! 'Darnation seize the cril- ' on it came, the whcels cracked, and the peo
tcr!' he cried us with one kick of his hcavy ple howled before and behind us. Hurrab!
foot he sent the uufortnuate fish into ihe Ilurrah! It was a gallopade, a gigantic
blazin fire, and then laying hold ofthe tongs
he punchcd him, and crouded him down un-
dcr the coals, exclaiming, ashe danced about
in his frantic efl'orts
w d'ye like that, you tarnalcritter! Oh
:a nice fish, you are! You" re a salmon
i'b Dracut, but a pollock in Boston!'
A RACE ON THE MISSISSIPPI.
From " Life in the New IFoM."
"It wasjnst threc o'clock in the afternoon
ofthe sevcnth day ofour voyage.when weleft
Wolfs Island bcuiud us: which. as you will
Lnnv ia nlnv TTolrirl nfl liplntV llll
moulh ofthe Obio river. Thc poor Helen
McGrcRorhasblownupsincc, as you know, 1
justatNewMadrid.and look half a hundred '
passenjrers into another world. Aud so we
m,i ,,wniP.l.lnH hpn p rniilit
the Plougbboy, thelluntress, the Louisvillc, and m lcss then a minute he fles proudly be
and two othcr steamers. ltwasa uicc little ! f us, and thunders his hurrah into our
(leet. Wc wcre just sitting behind ibeladies' j ears, and tho five steamers behind us jom in
cabin, with Jliss Warren aud llieold gcutle-i t and we didn't hear any thmg buthurrahs
man. both vcry mood.-, when the word was and hurrahs. Ah, I would have gryen a thou
jrivcn llut the Gcorge" Washincton had corae sand dollars ifwc had reached Triuity two
up. It wasaglorioussteame?, ihis Georgc. minutes before. Suddeuly we hcard the
It shincsand glimmers already inthedistance, cry from below, 'the boiler burst! the boiler
like a floating palace, and flicsupou you as 'urst!' and immedialcly a rattbng, thcn a
oft and as swift as a duck ! It is a rcal joy ! h'ssiug and a roanng. 'Happy voyage into
losee such a gigantic struclurc come up to eternity' all cned.aml I thought.iiow cnmes
you. I was still sitting by Miss Warren, but the hot bath. But it was noth.ng: the cry
I was sitting as if n coals. How docs it 1 or.gnuted w.lh a pa.r of mggers, Who
come that wemen have such a mighty rcspect
r ..: .i a, ., i fTpnmp
Washinsion bcats us. I jump up, run to the ,
upper d?ck, and truc, there it comes iu all its ,
pride and clory-trarara trarara ! and roariug, 1
and loammg, nndspouiing nre, iikc me r-in- "i-- . . ; , .. J " , "
pcior Nap at the head ofhis gnards aud horse-' hilfn tmle of rriuity. I beheve. surely.that
men aud lluns. This George presented a if the cowardly villam had not done it, we
masnificcut view.iu thc midst ofthe five steam-1 would have kept eqealcourse with the Wash
crs. Ihe Louisville, liunttcss, aud the othcrs; ! mgton, forshe d.d not arnve tworcinutesbe
it had caught thcm already. We stood aud fre us. I fed upon him, I was so mad. and
looked all who wcre on the Helen McGre-, 'f ihe captain and sc ,me good friendshad not
Sor, and I tcll you, our hcarts beat strougcr , interfcred. I would have thrashed him on the
audslronger; vou could see anxiety on all fpot; and had .t cost me a thousand dollars
faccs. '1 hc bell rang lor dinuer, not a loot
movcd. 'Cantain.' cried I. 'we cannot let
savs he, 'two hundred horse powcr,' says he.
,1.':. -11 n-n.mnn nri T 'II lma nn ttvnlillll.
dred and twenty horse powcr,
lred andnventy hors'e powcr.' says I. 'You
only say so to escape a race
And if ihe old
Gcorge had threc hundred horse power, I
would shortcn my stirrup, and spur my
.: i .i, t
said soI could see it; his eyes were fixed
could see it; his eyes were tixed
lile boat. which had left already
Iiers, and came up to us now as if
on the bostile
the five others,
we wcre no
ous. and they, free, fresh Americans, who
don't care a farthing about the world. Aud
as the captain looked over at the George, he
became red, blue and green chauged color
Cf .lnlnl.:n ta fnntt, ffnasliinff nil lip
...... r . , r , .
bithislipsso tnat tne oiooa was running
down his chin. And the AVasbington roared
nearer, and tho smoke hissed stronger, and
hurrahs after hurrahs came over to our ears.
'Captain.' I cried. 'ihe Washington beats us,
ihe honor of the Heleu McGregor is gone.'
The captain stood asifcovered with acoatof
nUr. thesweatonhisbrov.aud his eves
bloodshot. He had beat tbe fire steam
ere, which roared iheir hurrahs forWashing
ton, after him, and which were right glad al
ready to see the Helen McGregor humbled.
"'Cantain!' I cried once more, 'will you
pertnit yourselt to be beat out of the field,
roPher?hyU?ned5V And We
boys firedf and fired so that the iweat poured
down from them likespouts, and they poked
in the wood with their'large ton?s, and it be-
. . ,. , ,, . ti .. .
in hiss from our chimncvs it was a reai
nlc-dsurc. We weut right into the Ohio the
Washington was nearly at our side.
"Now, you know that the stream of thc
Mississippi, as it comes down straight,presses
the Ohio back for some miles towards Trini
ty. A finer basin for a desperale race, you
caunotfind in the whole world. The two
E-treams have just the right breadtfa, for four
or five miles in that water circle, which is
bounded by tbe banks ofthe Illinois.old Ken
tuck, and herdaughterMissouri. Thestream
isjustin yourfavorwhen you cnter the Ohio,
becausc that river is pushed back by the
Mississippi. We wcre nearer thelllinois side,
and thereby had one advantage over our ad
versary, who held himself on the Kentucky
side, and came near to us, roaring terribly,
and followed by the other five steamers, who
had likewisc put on their spurs. Our Helen
McGregor was still in advance. The dcvil
ihe Gcorce go ahead of us. wc can't stay be- ' n "vle m nu.es : out miss
hind with honor,' says I. 'We must show Warren was so angry, and the old gentleman
ihat we are Mississippi men.' '.Mr. Dough-' as mad and stifTas a pair of fire tongs. But I
i. ,i n.n, Mnl.mi ' couldu't help it honor coes above all."
eye? The Helen McGregor is a new boat. it, if they should have had a barrel of hot
.. ,. t" i j I wateroverthem provided they had arrived two
nre up: uv uo mu uuwu u --
would not have continued the race. Theair tcll you, myboys, pluckupyour spiiits,
trembled with heat, smoke, roariug and foam- look nbout you, and do oot be down-hear-ing.
The enemy was now right nt our back. tcd.
TbefigureheadoftheGeorge was parcllel j iovo tOSCOaboy acquil himself well
with our stern. Helcn McGregor hold your UD(lcr ,r0Ilb,c If in a gamc of harcnnd
self stitf.' cned I. 'Fire up, boys! said I. . , r i. ..1.1 i r 11
'Ten dollars if you do ihe business!' 'Hur- .nds on0 of you should happcn to fall,
rah!' cried the hundred passengers-'Hur- ,fhc sl,0U,Q nse slowly, Iimp pilcously,
rah!' Tho Washington loses falls back. set up a cry Ioud nnd long cnough (o
Thecaptain looked, but he could not speak mnkoono believo he had broken his Ieg
a word. His Iips were presscd, as if they ' or his arm, and, bluhbcring, givo up thc
wcre nailed together hestood like a statuc. 'gatue ; why I would not givo a buttouMop
Wo raade twenty knots. We had to keep (0r such a fcarful, faint-heartcd fellow.
up now or fall amoug the Huntrees and the ' rjut if another should have a worse fall,
riougniioy. aii tne pianKs cracKea; ine
engine shook and smoke roared. 'The Hel- I
en McGregor.' I cried, 'is a brave woman
a brave Scotlish lass. bne
body.' And that was true.
has fire in her
She was as swift
as a race horse, to which, for the first time,
the spurs are givcu. She floated no more
she flew like a bird, or a wild panther, or a
woundcd etag; she was swift as ihe rising
storm. llie waters ot tlie milk-wlnte Uluo '
flew past us, asif they shot out ofFulion's
steamrockeu; st.ll w.lderbecame hereourse; ,
the Kentucky shores to the naht with her
cotton trces, flew past us ; the forcst flew by,
as if seized by a panic; the Illinois shores,
with tbcir macnificent trees, danced past us,
like wild witches ridin'r on Iheir broomsticks.
Behind us disappeared the high banks of the
siissoun, wunine loresiinuicoacK, anaine
minute itwas oaly aslanre asa picconbouse.
All swam bcfore aud behind usHll hurried,
drove, flew and roared. We had lostcom-
pletely sight and hearing. Hurrahsby thou- ,
sauds, sevcn steamers, groaning, moaning, ,
hissins, snoutine fire: all disappeared before :
struggle Trinity was the goal before us, and
both of us almnst conquerors. At once the
captain cries, 'She is before;' and tlicu bc
! stares right out and bites his Iips, which were
covcrcd with blood. 'Captain,' says I, 'she
is not before.' 'Look Mr Doughby, says ho
i 'look !' I looked, and as I was spying all be-
' rame dim before my eycs. This Gcorge
Washington raced like ihe dcvil. I was con-
vinced that she would have caught us in two
minutcs; and it did not take even two min
ulcs. " 'Upon my soul she is ahead,' I cried.
' She is ahead,' repeated tho captain
with a low voice : he was deadly pale. I
could not speak a word and he, sure as I
Htc, hc liad to suppott lnmseil at tne raiuns,
orhe would have fallen. There was no hope;
l9 "gure was parallel with our stern now;
tcii sccoiids afienvard, one third ofhis length
wasalnnssideofus; ten seconds later, two,
wercc.)Cu u, x.m..y ..uu r.
tbe othcr fcmales in the Iadies ' cabin. Both
h?d bccu down to the engineer; had begged
conjured ; and all the woinen had niade
tlie man's hcad so hot, that he consentcd and
uui. , .' ,
had arrived in Tnnity. and had made thc five
j 'UM you are too danng, indccd, rcmarKed
'Daring." replied Doughby, unsatisfied.
, uanng wncn me nonoroi a siup is in iue
'Pshaw! the honor of astcamboat!'
'Pshaw, you say Richards! Now. if I did
it know that you were a true old Virginian,
not know that vou were a true old Vircinia
upon my soul! I should almost beheve that
ul,uu "V "
you wcre one of those soft soap Creoles.
, 'Pshan,' you say, 'the honor of a steamboat!
, A sleamboat, I tell you, is a ship too, and
a Iarge onetoo.andan American trueAmer-
ican! It is our ship we have discovered it.
The old world might have stood long, and
not have found it out. We got it boys, says
I. Pshaw' yousay.be continued, cxcited
(A n.l ,f P.m hi.1 m.H ncfinw ' nn I.nlfR Knp.
. " A ' , A, '",'.' '
or JIcDoiiough on Champlain, or Rogrrs, or
, Porter! You can say pshaw at everylhing,
?t the honor ofa steamer-a sh.,)-a State.
I tell you he who says pshaw when his ship
is sailed over wil also say pshaw when it is
takcn; and he who does not get warm when
he sees another vessel sailmg proudly past
his own, is a coward. I tell you, this pride is
ambition,and this atnbition is the true tbing."
'But tbe lives ofso many human beings
'I tell you. ofthe two hundred and twenty
passcngers wc had on board the Helen.thcre
were not three, Mr. Warren and the ladies
. miniirpH eariier in riiiuv.
' f T7 Z
and acknowledged the tru h ofh.s assertions
Cold b ooded and passionless as Uncle Sam
S" ' f'?
1 s-" ...
ee8nisnaiurc.ana,n .ne airB
seldom does, wife, child, property and for
tune his own life even.does not come in ac
count. He is a maniac, who puts all on a
singli throw. And the five hundred or thou
sand lives which thcse daring races cost him
yearly, seem only to increasc his fever heat.
ftrrpnlpfl whnnnnlrl hsvi mrpnnRlMW
Chcor, up my boys ! and look about on the public square, will forevcr rankle in
vou; pluckupyour spirits, and nevcr be his bosom, and make him tbirst after ven
11 'LnrtJ: no. nevcr. undcr anv ei geance. .My hfe is m dangen flotb,nK but a
cumstanccs; lor, bcing ootvn neartea
never yet helped nny one out ofhis troub
les. IFhat, if your kito be broken, can
not you make anoiher7 Pulting on a long
face, looking sullen, and making yourself
miserable, will do but little towards men.
ding a- kite, or Icarning a task; so do as 1
VT. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12, 1844.
and scramue up ngain.a laugh mingling
.. ,. r ' P. tVi:- i.;. .
with the wry face his patn obligcs him to
miswy niu uia nucv unu 111s
jeluow, fcliako the dust lrom nis jacKet, anu
start forward ngain, runninggallantly and
good humourcdly nfter his companions :
why such a one I should consider a noble
fellow comparcd with the othcr; and
linrn Hir ono would he rpsneetcd. tho
othcr wou)d be dwpjsed. uear your
touMes niyboyS! and nevcr, never
, . . ' Ji J
'Faint heart" says the proverb "never
won a fair lady" and take my word for
it that it is much bettcr to mend u bro-
ken fiddlc, than to m ouru over it
SUn never vct set without rising again.
The trouble's of yesterdav. what are they
1(M, or to.m0frow? -Well, then, my
, ...t.. , u . j , ,.j
' w"-v (?"uulu w .ue
. " u,..iK uUw..-..ea..eu,
said a good-Iooking rosy.faced man with
whom 1 once travclled; "it is of nouse
bcin down.hcartcd, sir : for we shall do
well if we look nbout us. I will tell vou
my life sir, in a very few words. When
young, I workcd nt the bottnm of a saw
pit ; thcn at thc top : I bought tbe piccc
of tiinber that I stood upon ; turned whccl
wright ; thcn carpcnter : aftciwards buil-
jder; and am now Ihriving with a family
of n wife and eleven children. JNow, sir.
1 could not havo done this
it 1 had bccn
You may take it for granlcd, my boys,
that Ihe maxim "Never be down.hearted"
is an cspecial good one. If I had not
adopted it, I should ncvcr have borne up
under (he weight of my troublcs ; no thc
back ofan ctephant would not have sup
ported lhem : ycl here I am, aflrr all. e.--horting
you, my boys, rever to be down
hcarted. I kncw a man of thc namo oC Dacrcs ;
he had been very respsclablc, bui,bysomo
ofthe strangc cvcnts, that are cvcr ta
king placo in this world, hc was rcduccd
lo cxlreKc povcrty. I met him as hc was
wulkmg slowly, wretchedly clnd, with his
hands in his pockels, looking upon thc
ground, tho vcry picture of hopeleisness
and dcspair. "How now, Dacrcs !" said
I ; '-what is the malter. This is not thc
way to get through trouble : hold up your
hcad, pull your hands out of your pockcts.
nndjsetabout somothing. Bless me I why,
you arc cnough to put a whole noighbor
hood out ofspiritsl"
ilc said that hc had ncither money nor
fricnds, and thtil ho wanted food.
Topping him on the shnulder, I told
him that he should want ncither money
fricnd, nor food, if ho would hestir him-.
sclf. Giving him somcthing to cat, I di
rcctcd him to occupy one of my bcautiful
country gardens, and raise all the vegcta
blcs hc could, to tcll in tho market.
Iio rrjoiced at my proposal and immedU
atcly wcnt to work.
Some timo clapsed without my secing
him, when ono day wo met again. Ho
was well dressed, and as lively as I could
wish to see him ; his market basket was
supplied with vegetahles of dilTcrent
kinds which ho wns thcn going about to
scll. I told him that I had a little money
for him. and was much plcascd with his
rcply, for hc said that hc did not want it.
nnd wishcd me to give it to soinc one who
did ; that ho was doing well in spirits,
for cvcr sincc I had set him going he had
prospcrcd; and that hc doiihicd not that
he should prosper. hereaflcr.
Now, what wasit that changed a poor,
raggcd. miscrnblc, dejectcd mortal, into a
well-drcsscd, light.hearted and entcrpris
ing man 2 Why his not bcing down
hearlcd, to be suro : for had he continued
so, all the gardens in the world would not
have done him any good. The moment
hc pullcd his hands out of his po'ckets,and
to do what hc could he brgan to prosper.
AN OLD STORY.
Locofocos seem to delight in raking up old
quarrels from the grave of forsetfulness, just
as though tbe actors in them never saw their
folly and never regretted it. By way of help
ing thcm to aluscious tit-bit, we bcg to re
mind them not only that one Gcn. Jackson
coolly killed Dickinson, but once atteinpted
to shoot and stab a dearly beloved friend, na
med Thomas Hart Bcnton. What a pity
ods of locofocoism could not have
. n ."'nj.r hnndsto kcen the neace. Wo
' . hn rMnn i
4 .1 .1 T 1 la -i I.iib. fmm nnp nfttin.p
are surry w y m.i. u uu. .uw ............ .u
divinities tne gentie, peaceiui, pious aea
ton "I am litcrally in hellhere; (that is, ia the
vicintty of Gen Jackson,) the meanest wretch
es under heaven to contend with; liars, afli
dnvit makers. and shamelcss cowards. All
., r 1 - T,
puppies 0f Jackson are at work at me;
pen; for itis uotthem, but theirmaster.whom
I shall hold accountable. JThe scalping knife
of Tcctimseh is mercy compared with the af
fidavits of these villains. I am in the middle
of bell, and see no alternative but tokill or
be killed; for t will not crouch to Jackson,
nnd the fact that I and my brother dcfeated
him and his tribe, and broke his small sword
chance for my own extstence; for it is a set
tled plan to turn out puppy after puppy, to
bully tne, and when I have got into a scrape,
to have me killed somehow in the scuffle, af
terwards the aflidavit makers will prove it was
houorably done. I never shall be forgiven
having givcn my opinion in favor of Wilkin-
son's authority last winter; and this is thc
root of tbe bell that is now turned Ioose a
THOMAS HART BENTON.
BY COL.D05111MOT Jtr. VARliTIOKS BY US.
Ho ! all je brave Wliigs of eigbteen forty-four,
Come, jom in my Bong of the hobbie once rao-e!
For Clay is our Uobbj a nettlesome kteed
Well trained to tbe turf wiih both bottom and pccd!
Yen.CLAY is oar hobby,
A noble old hubby,
Kentucky's pruud hobby
Then go it.boys, go!
The bobby of locos,whoe'er be tbcir raan,
I to 'love Ihe dcar people,' but grabaltthey am,
Van Buren, Buclutnan, or Tjler, or Caa
Tbe fox, or tlie nrmitT, the mulc, or lx as.
But CLAY is our hobby,
A noblo old hobby,
Ay, be's the Whig hobby
Thcn go it, boys. go!
Oh, the rognes, what mad schcmes are contrived in
What tricks to dcceif e us what hombugs and hob
b'es! Sob Treajury Free Trade Lcg Bail and Hard
Hard cash for themittra for thc People not any!
Oh.lhese arc theirhobbic,
They are Van Borcn hobbies,
Tliey are Demagogue hobbies
Can we fo it, boyst No!
Away with such ncncense, such tricks, and tuch
'TIs honcst Aardaicr should bring us htrd ctuh
j And the Whigs are the boys 'tis a maxim of Clay
To buy nnat we neea, anil tnen nonestiy pay.
Oh, CL.VY is our hobby,
Our only Whig hobby
Thcngo il.bojs, go!
They have onc hobby more itis Rtpndiiitum;
The hobby of kcares who would ruin the nation!
Haiing nolhing to lose, nor in cash nor in crcdit,
Thtytpvngtout their dcU and then swear theyhive
paid il !
Tis awinJ-broken hobby,
Tis a radieal's hobby,
Tis a rascally bobbj-
Forshame, let it go!
Cntlioun has a hobby it is XuUifuation ;
He cares all for the State not a fig for the a atio.i :
And ycl, if be could, be would think it but fair
To plant himself in tlie Prcsidoot's chair!
He's not a Whig hobby,
He's not a Van hobby,
He's awhirliog hobby
Calhoun is no go!'
The hobby of Johnson oh, my! rumpsy dumpsyt
Is JLmeltamclan, an J Kl'insTccumjuih 1
But why make a fnss' he's a buld boncst fellow
Hatingkilledofftherni let him stick to the ytfow!
Oli, he's not a Whig hobby,
But CLAY is our hobby ,
Kentucky's proud hobby
Then go it, boys, go!
AndTjIer thc Traitorhas hobbies to cx us
His Vctoes Treaiury Notes and treaties for Tcx
as; He shed tcars, like a booby, in '40 for Clay,
And now weeps for himstlf, becaure Cby wins the
He's a tricky bhck hobby,
A lame, spatin'd hobby,
A SdU-litlm hobby
Let the poor creature go!
And now, my Whigbrotbers! what more shall I sayi
Wc Whigs liare our hobby diat hobby is CLAY !
As a Patriot and Statesman, how firm will he stand,
In defence ol ourltight, both bysea andby Und!
Ay,he's the Whig lwbliy,
Kentucky's proud hobby,
Tlie WHOLE NATIO.VS HOBBY
Thcr.GOIT, boys, GO!
For the Northern Galaxy.
To the Chairman of the Central Commitle of
the Vt. Temperance boncty.
Sir.: During the last mouth, most of my
time was occupicd in Windsor County.
Much interest was manifested in many of the
towns upon that great question "shill the
rum trafiic hc sustaitied by law" auother year,
and town nicetiug? were held, and petitions
circulaled amoug the people, in opposition to
any such action by the jndges ofthe County
Court. Ludlow and Springficld, by orer
whelming volcs, sustained the cause ol right.
Petitions were circulated, addressed to the
Court, containing names of frecmcn as fol
loivs, viz: Chester 1G3. Sharon 134, Hart
land 180, Wethersficld 200, Windsor 334,
Woodstock about 400. The petition to the
select men in Ludlow to call a town meeting
contained 199 names.
Ab toirn m the eounly has taken a dircct rote
infacor of liccnses, and with oce cxception,
no petition in favor of licenses has becu pre
sented from eilherof the towns of the Coun
ty. This exception is a petition signed by
twelve gentlemen, "Icgal voters ofthe town
of' Windsor," requesting a license for the
kecpers ofthe "Windsor House" aud of the
" Constitution House," and the petition is
presented by "confidently believingthatthese
gentlemen will prudently use the pririlege so
.. n .1...: .
lielore 1 lelt wooosiock, ine sudjcci was
oiSCUSSeu oeiore uiu uuun, uuiiug mu t.i.-
nings. The whole argument 111 lavor ol li
cences was based upon two propositions, 1st
That thc Court has no right to withhold all
licences, and 2ud, Such a course if adopted
would deprive the public of houses ofcutcr
tainment. Both arguments seem to mc
equally frivolous. As to the first, the Legis
lature in tbe 5th scction ofthe Law has given
"authority" to the Courts, to opcn the door
for this traffic, wbich they had closed in ihe
first Section. Butis uot all "aulhority" to
be exercised with "discretion!" And is not
this "authority" exercised as renlly in refu
siog, as in granting a petition! If "discre
tion" (wisdouO is properly used, in making
up tbe judgmcnt, the object is secured
whatever that judgraent may be. Onr
Courts equally carry oilt the deslgn of their
creation, whether the plaiutiD succeeds or
fails in his claims, provided only the princi
ples of justice are kept inviolable.
Again, may not the Court rigbtfully reject
all applications upou a Riven acre of territoiyl
upon a given mile I Wby uot then in a giv
en county ?
It is said (this was nrged at Woodstock)
that tbe Legislature contemplated the grant
ing of some licences, and therefore tho Court
has no right to refuse all applications. But
supposc thc Legislatnre had accompanied
this law with a pjsitire declaration of iheir
own individunl opiuions as to thenumberof
licences nccessary ia tbe State. Even then
the questiou would be, how stands the law 1
By whom b this authority to bc exercised .'
Who is the judge, the Legislature or the
Court? If the latter, let the Court cxercise
its authority in its own wisdom, else it is a
Court only in came. The opinion of the
Legislature, upon a question givcn to anoth
er tribunal to decide, is of no more authori
ty than that of any otlier asscmbly.
As to the Ioss of taverns so mncb drcaded,
we trust wc may be rclievcd from some of
thein. During thc transition sta'e from rum
to cold watcr, temporary iuconvenieuce may
be experienccd in a few cases, but this will
not be of lung duration. Supplies gencmlly
cqnal the dcmaud. But it would rcquire
some boldness to urge this objeclion in Mid
dlebury, with three public houses in sight of
each other, all tce-total by choice, and we can
with difliculty be made to apprcciate the ob
jeclion. Nor has such evil resultcd, to any
extent, in Massachusctts. Thc whole state
rejoices iu thc change witnesscd ia this re
spect. The decision of the Court, at Woodstock
have not lcarncd. Probably itis not made.
During the last ycar, in ihat county, at the
31 ay term 05 iukecpers wcre licensed who
wcrciaxed $131, and 17 rctailers, taxcd $79.
IuNovember, 5 inkccpcrs, taxcd 315, and 7
retailcis taxcd $60,50. In January 1644, at
an adjourncd tertn, 11 inkcepcr3 taxed $2f,
C5 and 11 retailers taxcd $63.50, in all 51 inn
kcepcrs and U5 retailers in a population of
403G7, taxcd only $373,C5 iu ofl'set againit
all tlie misenes and cnmes rcsultiug from the
rum traflic, in that county for a whole year.
Thcre arc many families, each of which has
sufleied, in propcny, twofnld this sum, and if
health, if good morals, if life be taken into
the account, the weallh ofthe county can no:
make atnends for tlie injuries of that trade the
"Yours respt'Iy. M. P. PA1HSII.
Middlebury, June 3, 1814.
fi P. S. I uiidcrstand that in Chittenden
T7ouutv. tavcrners who wcre apmobatcd wcre
licensed and all liccnses to retailers rcfuscd.
JOSEPH S.MITII ANOTHER CAN.
DIDATE FORTHU PRESIDENCY.
Tho venerable Joscph Smilh, the Proph
ct, the sccr, and tho lcgislator, is now bc
foro thc Pcoplc, as a cnndidnte for the
Presidency. as we arc informed by thc
'Time3 and Scnsons, published at thc Ho
ly City. Wo noticcd not a long timo
sincc, that hh friends wcre stirring.
Our rnnders will find thc following, sc-
lection from nn arliclc writtcu by the
prophct himself, rallier racy, and inclincd
to thc "Cambyscs vcin."
"Tho wiso shall inhcrit clory, but
shamc shall hc thc promotion of fools"
l&olomon s Proverb?.
"In tho 'Daily Globe,' of Jlarch 14th,
Mr. Blair, noticcs my 'Vicws on tho pow.
cr and policy ofour governmcnt,' undcr
tho head of 'A new abvocatc' for a Na-
tional Bank,' with rcmarks and cxtrncts.
As it docs not bespeak a gentleman to tell
all hc knows, nor indicatc wisdom to innr
mur nt the odditics of men, I rarcly rc
ply to the many rcmarks, saying3 aud
vpcculations upon me and my plans.
which secms to agitatc tho world, for like
the showcrs upon tho vcrdure of the earth,
they givo me vigor, beauty, and cxpan
sion : but when a man occupics n station
in his country, which ought to bc honorcd
asan cxaltation : which nught to be sus.
taincd wiih dignity ; and which should
bc filled by a fricnd and a patriot of ihe
nation, too wisc to bc cozcned by countcr
fcit principlcs : too great to blur his famo
with sophistry, too proud to stoop to the
vanity that is momeutly wnsting thc vir
tue of tho govcrnment: ?nd too good to act
the hypr.crito to acciimulatc weallh or
(o fraslratc thc cnds and nitns of justice :
I fecl it my du'y to hring forth the truth,
that the man and his mcasurcs, if right,
may be sustained, if wrong, may be rc
buked. "The only suggcstion worthy of my
commcndntion rclalivc toa National Bank,
in Mr lilair's rcmarks, is thnt tho mother
bank should bc located in 'Nauvoo.'
'This is correct, Tor Nauvoo as a city.
collcctively or individually, cannot bc rc
proachcd with dishonor, crimp, corruption
or bribery. Ncither has a Swurtwoul' or
Prince mingled his millinns with thc ma-
jesty of monarchs by walking out ot the
unwalled nnd uncaled Nauvoo. Thc
blood of Commodores and Congrcssmen,
shed by thc heavcn-dcaring, ill-brgotion,
earth disgracing praciice of durlling, has
ncvcr staincd the virtuous soil orcity of
Nauvoo. Nor docs a slavo raisc his rus
ling fctters nnd chains, and c.xclaim, O,
libcrty. whcre nro thy charms? Wisdom,
frecdom, rcligion, nnd virtuc, like Iighf,
love, water and air, 'sprcad undividcd,
and operate unspent,' in the beloved Nau
voo, while the gay world, and great politi
cians may sing, and even thc'greai Globe
itself may chimc thc mclodious sounds :
"Hail Colnmbia, 'free anAtquaV
Lo, the sainu, tbe Mormons, bless ye!
Felt thv glorj- most severely,
When'Jlissouri gave (hemjass.
"Hail Colnmbia, 'free and cgvaT
Negro slares. like common cattle,
Bought and sold for cash at attction ;
Prayers and chains together ratlle !
"Hail Colnmbia 'fra and equai,
'b&erttfas pairiols won it;
Crowned the 'hcad' of freedoms money:
Now the goddcs sils upon it !
"Hail Colnmbia, 'free and equai
'Gold andsilver1 is thy 'tcmier,'
TreastJry notes, (aside from Biddle,)
Foreiga loacj.and fallen splendor!
As the "world isgovcrned too much."
and as thero is not a nation or'dynasty,
"jiow occupying thc earth, ' which ac
knowledges Almighty God as Iheir law
giver, ajd as 'crowns won by blood. by
blood most be maintaincd,' I go emphati.
cally virlnonsly, ar.d huraanely( for a
5i? ET IB Q AEi A S 11,
IS PUBLISaED EVERT WEOSESDAT MOBM.10
IX STEWART'iS BCILDINOS',
BY J. COBB JR.
2T WUOM ALL ORDIBS roB rRI.1TIS
Ofevcry dcscriptiou will be neatly and
fashionably cxecuted, at short notice.
Tim DLjtncr.ACY, nhere God and thc
people hold thc powcr to conduct thc af
fairs of men iu righlcousness ; and whcre
libcrty, free trade, and sailor's rights. and
Ihe protcction of life and properly shall ta
maintaincd inviolale, for tlie bencfit of
ALL. To exalt u.ankind ia nobly nr
ting thc part ofa God ; to degradc them,
is meanlr doing thc dnidgery ofthe dnv
il. Unitas, libcrtas, caritascsfo pcrp--'
" rPith thc highc-t sentrments of xc
gard for all mcn. I atn an advccatc for
JOSEPH SMI1 H,
Nauvoo, III., April 15, 1844.
Profcssor Van Gmssclbach of Storkholm,
has very lately brought to a state of pcrfeclioa
the art of produciiig a torpor in the wholer
system, by tbe apphcation of cold of dcgrees
of intcnsity, procccdiug from a lesser to a
grcater, so as to cause the human body to be
come pcrfectly torpid wilhout a pernianenC
injmy to any organ ortHiue ofthe frame.
Iu this they may rcmain one hundcrrd or a
thousand years, and again, after a s!eep of
ages, be awakencd to existeuce, as fresh and
bloomiug as they were when the fiYit sunk
into this lrigorific slumbcr.
The attcution ofthe lcarncd Profcsror was
first led to to the subject, by fiuding a toact
encloscd iu a solid fnignicnt of caltarcous
rock, ten fect iu diamctcr, which. wtcn ta
ken out, shuwed uuequivocal ticgs of life
but itis supposcd tbat the concusion causci
by blaiuting a rock occasioned its di ath in
few hours nfter. The opinion of Baroi
Gnithizcn, who is at present Gcnlngist to ther
king of Sncdcn, was that it nui'it have btecr
in tbat situation for at lcast seveti ibousauit
yenrs and his calculatitms were drawn fronr
the layers orstrata by which it was surrouud
cd. From this hiut tbe Profcssor procceded to
make cxpcriments, and after a paiuful anu
laborious course of experimeats far tbe last
twcuty-uine yeais of his life, he at last snc
ccedcd in perfecting this great d:torcry.
Notless lliau sixly-tboiisandrcptilcs, shellfisli
&c, were experimcntcd upon bcfore he trieti
the Iimnnii subject- The proccss is uot laid
entirely before tbe public as yct, but I had
the honor in compauy with a Iiieud, of visit
iog the Professor.
1 shall give a slight tfescription ofone of
thc outer rooms containiug some of his pro
parations. Previous to eutcrins we were fur
nishcd whh au India rubbcr bag, to uhicli
was attached a mask wiih glass eycs. Tliirf
was put on to prerent the temperature ofther
room from beiug raiscd tbe slightest dcgreo:
by our breathiug. It was a circular room
lightcd from the top by tbe suu's rays. from
w liich thc heat wns entirely discngageil by
its passage ttirough g'as9, &c. colorrd by
the oxide of coppcr, a late discovcry aud very
valuablc to the Profes3or.
The room is shelved all rotaid. nnd eoii
tains nearly one thousand specimcns ofani
mals. Ooe was a swedish girl, aged from
appearance, about uinetecn years she wa
eonsigned to tlie Profcssor by onlcr of lhe
Governmcnt to cxpcrimcnt upon, baving bccn
guilty of murdering her cbild. Wiih :ne cx
ception ofa siight palcness she appears as if
asleep nlthongh she has beeti iu n state of
complcte torpor for two years. He intend
toresusitate her in five more years, and cou
vince the sounduess of his wonderful discov
cry. The Profcssor to grntify us, took a
a small suakc ont of a cabinet into another
room, and nltbougb it appcared to us to bo
perfcctly dcad nnd rigid as marble, by apph
cation of a mixlnre of Caycnne pepper and
brandy, itshowcdimnlediatesigns of life. and
was apparently as actirc as it cvcr was, in a
minute, nllhough ihe Professor assnrcd us it
had been in a state of torpor for six years.
Dalon llaugc Gazctte.
Thc above is an cxlract ofa letter from 3
young American now travclling iu Europe.
"MARK THE DIFFERENCE!"
We cut the following from thc last Patri
ot: " jiaiiktue DtrrEnEscr.!
'Doctor Duncan, of Ohio, in ihelliinsc of
Reprcseutatives, deinonstrated by facls and
figures, the expeuses of 3Ir. Van Burcn'i
Adininistration, for FOUR YEARS,- wero
"The expenses of Tipperanoe ar.d Tyler
too administralion for ihe first T O
YEARS, amount to 50.1 19.5G7 dollars ! or.
only about nine millions less than the wholo
exticriscs of Mr. Van Burcn's foor yc.-.rs!
E VERY DOLLAR OF ITWAS VOTKD
BY A WHIG CONGRF.SS!"
Compa're this with the official statement
fromthe ofilcial report from the Treasury
Ezpenditures of Hlr. Van Burcn'S Adminis
tralion, txclushe of paymcnts on aerounl of
pabliz dcbt, trust funds, treasury nola, ai.d
1837, S3l,703.2?7 00
1633, 3l,5G7.3lG 67
1839, 125,485.634 42
1840j 13,327,272 29
Deduct DuncWs sum, 53.0-.'C,15G W
And wc have a faistliood
to the amount of $33,137,434 33 .'
The same fcport givcs the expenses of tha
first two years ofthe present Administratiou,
cxclusivc as above, as follows i
1841, $25,874,577 G5
1842, 24,044,419 73
Beinghearly teri millions less tban Duneaa
Such is the vile stu.T of which Punean's
speechesare made; and right well did tho
Locnfoco I'etersbnrgh Iiitclligcncer proclaini
Duncan by name as "the disgrace of ths
Democratic party in the Honsc of Represen
tativcs." Mr. Stephccs of Georgia eallcdinqnfMitn
Duncan's veracity in referenceto thissnhje ct,
when he Duncan prodaeed hi documtrt
and pompiously read o(f the figures, but lo!
the "Aonoraie member from Ohio" had sta
ted Mr. Van Boren's areonnt exclutire cf
sundryllems, and ihe Whig acconut inclv
dingsMl Of course tbe Locofoco cditars JH
pubHsb Doncan's statcmect but nevtr bis ex-.
Sinee our hand is in we may ss ntt go c.i
to say, that the above statera? nt, tbQtiph ofi