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ON THE DEATH OF MAJ. GEN GAINES.
-FmowoII to thoe,
PfctUm of old fidelity.
Ho died uot on the battle-field.
He fell not 'mid tbc slain.
Although his blood hath streamed adon u
Fort Erie's hard-fought plain.
Hut Trailing charge, the trumpet'* sound,
lie never more may hear,
Nor will the Indian war yell full
Again upon his ear.
Oh, no I?low, low,
Lies the hero in the tomb,
A nation's sighs alone disturb
Itn snlitirv trlfwitn
1I*j died not on the gory couch,
lie Bought At Chistlcr'a fiiclda.
Amid the gleam of bveel and flame,
The clanging clash of shields:
Spared but to hear a nation eing
Her but proud victor/,
Ho fheathfid hi* fcword. and sank to rent.
The soul of chivalry.
Now, low, low, low.
Lies he in the hollow tomb,
A nation's tears alone disturb
Its eolitary gloom.
Hushed is the sage's voice that waked
To war full many n blade,
That shivered through the Mex'can nuiks,
Till retribution otayed
The vengeful arm. in battle strong,
And bade tho victor cca.sc,
An/1 4 %*-*> Kin krtnn.L*? a?- -
*ww UU WViigUW W UUItT iiUiCJ 1 "
Timea full of joy and peace.
Now, low that voice is hushed
In the hollow tomb;
A nation's groans alone disturb
Its solitary gloom.
He died not in the battle-field,
When the wild ahout rose high;
A hero and a aago he lired?
Such did the old men die I
Oh! glorious chief, a rich behcet
Awaita thee in the
Such as a nation give# to none
Except the wise and brave.
TAy name shall be engraved, upon
Fame's scroll, uith that of Washington I
Even though low, low, low,
Thou liest in the tomb;
A nation's gratitude gleams through
Its aolitcry gloom,
J. 21 C. B.
BY SVLKX VOXJJyt.
When the low sooth wind
Breathes over iho trees,
With a murmur soft
As the sound of beta,
And the calm, cold moon,
From its mystic height,
Like a ojba looks
On the voiceless night?
Tis June, brixrht Jnnn t
When the brooks h&re voice,
Like a seraph foo*,
Amid the songs of birds'
Fill the balmy air,
When the vrild flowers bloom
In the wooded dell,
And the eenso is tranced
By magic spell?
'Tia June, bright June 1
From the Palmetto State U&nner.
A MOONLIGHT SCENE.?by b. k
"Twiw one of ihaie delicious nighto,
Bo common in the climes of Greece,
"When day withdrawn but half his light;
And all it? moonshine, calm and peace."
T'was night! The last revs of th<?
setting sun had long retired beyond the
The moon shone forth in all her tranc4ndent
splendour, while the bright tiara,
the denizens of another world, in lustrous
concert, decked with their tinsel
and the silvery crowns of pure and unadulterated
beauty, smiled in rays of gorgeous
lustre upon this frail ana transitoi
Bright clouds of redolent brilliancy
tlitted o'er the Snna^r.cnt, which, adding
their hues of superlative splendour, made
it a scene of truly paradisiacal beauty. I
Nature lay in aii her unsophisticated
Simplicity; and not a sound fell upon the
anxious ear, save the distant and melodious
note of some itinerant mrsquito, on
his way to his paternal mumi&h arid the |
wild and (vk?co*dant getaom i
v?iv tr iMJi" |
poor-will, a* ho pruned his Rabin form }
and retreated amid the dark covert* of
hia woodland home,
"Where the ghostly owl
HhrifVing hit* baleful note, wiiich ever dravo
Far from tbair haunt oil other cheerful forV
The busy and tiresome hum of cotton
speculator*, t.w din of vehicle, the blow
of the efcurdy artisan, all. nil, fteem buried
in the dark pool of ohKvfcm
The gentle zephyr whispering in soft
and mcnifluouo note, through the towering
and verdant foliage of the Bturdy
clmtf, Which fringed with beauty the i
sccno, diffused and disscminnted in its 1
breath the odoriferous perfume of Flora's
"T*wm night! AH nnturc far nnd wide
Was is rapt in silent deep repoee."
T'was then, disturbed as I was by the
feeling of an impressive kiss of the bed bug,
which maintained its recumbent position
near my corporation for some hour or
two, that I resolved, after a diabolical
act of assassination on my part, to enjoy
the evening breeze.
I departed from my mansion, and directed
my step I knew not whither.?
"Whistling for want of thought" as I
perambulated, I gazed upon the scene,
wondering if ought could afford a more
"The haughtiest laren*t it* \rifh might bound
Tltrough life to dwell delitrhtod here;
Nor could on earth a ppot be found,
To nature and to mc eo dear."
I hnd no? proceeded far, nrid wna mentally
r-xpntiatlticr upon tb?? "fnntnslic capors"
of my sublunnrv fellow creatures,
when mv eves suddenly CAUpht the form
?nnd Ruch an exquisite form it was?of
-1 uhik ii ior n inirv Vinton
Of some uny creator? of the dement.
That in the color* of the rain bow live,
And play I* th' plighted clouds."
It seemed really an nnprel, and for
gracefulness of motion and superlative
symmetry ot' form, fully realized my
m?wt exalted conceptions of those heavenly
beings. She was habited in a dress
of pure and uncontaminated whiteness;
whiie n crown of choicest oriental iewels
encircled her brow. As mv eves feasted
on the sights I could r..>t but think that
her fnrm??hor nncrelio fnrni?-wob in
pleasant harmony, and strict accordance
with the scene so picturesque. I imagined
it was a nymph of another sphere,
sent to heautifv, but for a moment, our
For fntiltlem lior form an boautvV quoen,
And evcrv winnirur erace that love demands
With wild attemper'd dignity was Been.
As soon as I was perceived. she started.
Just as the mountain fawn when ;
discovered by the hunter, and scarcely I
suppressing her surprise, she flew like I
lightning from my presence.
Her fairv foot-step seemed to di?dnin
the ground it touched, as if the earth it
came in "contact with would pollute it.
I continued in view of mv trensure,
but her light and elastic step totally
eclipeed my spell-bound pace.
"Tmpellad trith *tcp? unce*"?m?? to pursue
Rnme flpe?in<rgno<1 thnt mockn mc with tho view
llrzt, Hkc tfi? ?nrc'e-bovm'1nv? mrtVi nn<l blcic*.
Alliiroci fiYWrt fow %?a4 ? t T M
J.nmu- IW)| ;v? a ?uaun, iuut.
The thoughts of losinpr fo suddenly, a
prize of such intrinsic and peerless value,
ncarlv drove me mad. My brain reeled
?my blood confjealod in my veins?my
senses became bewildered?my thoughts
and ideas ? perfect chaos, I unconsciously
sank, awaking on'y, as the distant
and reverberating echo of her step, fell
upon my morbib and sensitive car.
Oh ever thus, through childhood's hour,
I've ftecn mv fondest hones deea^.
I never loved a tree or flower,
But t'was tlie first to fade away."
I started involuntarily to my feet, and
with a determined spirit still pursued.
Just. then, the moon shedding forth
her brightest lustre, I was enabled to behold
her; and a* its silvery and radiant
rays encircled her form, she appeared
"Were my whole life to come one heap of
The pleasure of this moment would bufficc,
And sweeten all my fr'.efa
With ite rcmembrnnce."
r* ? *
ooon my bewildered senses told mo. I
had gained upon the object of my affections.
The distance lessened and !e??en*d between
us. I was scarce a stone's throw
of her, when the ecstacy of the moirw?nt,
T */>?>? j'Lo/f ?n? *?1
?. WVvv(r?^/vw ?i?y (</C XJUKst U UriCfC'UCll
and fell! I was up instantly, and after
a few pleasant maledictions on tiva head
of the worthy overseer of streets, imagine
mv feelings, when to my pleasant snr})rise
and inexpressible joy, she stocd be*
"Her form was fresher than the morning rose,
Y/hen the dew wets its leaves;
Unstained. and pure,
Ab is the lily, or tho mountain snow."
In ft moment I was at her side, in another,
I. threw 'oyaelf at her feet.
I KM?/'*' (Via l-"""* 1
..WMVV- vnv IliMIU wnosc
dimpled fomp wns encased by n glove of
pure, whiteness; and in the transport
and delirium of my joy, I pourtd forth
my strain of love.
I would out-atArc the wtemeat eye* that look.
Out brave the honrt most daring on the eartH}) i
Pluck tho young Ruct'ing cub from the nho bear, *
Ysft, mock the lion when he roar* for n?.?
^ r- 'Si ||
To win b<>r.
She aifjhcd, appeared greatly agitata, |
and methinks wept. I St? fioo'uied her
by my wordB of love, and told her, could
I but behold that lovely countenanci;
which was obamircd by a veil of verdant
tissue, my happiness scoiild be complete.
She sighed again. *
"For Jof Ube thin,
Dcaidl Vret? * A<w? "
She ftUU remained obsorbed in silence.
I then Bqueezed her hnnd, and imprinting
kisses upon it, mode bold to nsk, as '
we seated ourselves on the green turf,
why a form, such an angelic form, should
wander as a midnight sprite.
She started; lyx involuntary shudder
nasscd o'er her frame; sho seemcJ confused;
her bosom heaved a sigh, and such
a sigh as could not fail to portray anguish,
She wept, and cncircling my anus
around her delicate waist, urged her in
the name of, heaven, to make mo the receptacle
of her anguish, the partner of
her sorrows; I proffered assistance, if in
human power, and begged her to pour
forth unto ine the cause of this misery ;
and if tho pain be caused by a single
deed, or word, or nction of man, that I
on my bond of honor, would demand
and obtain redress for her, even at the
Shft Ktill srnmnfl nnt. inrlinnH fn snniiL
when I again aakcd-?Fairest
of nature's daughters, though
I have never beheld thy countenance, I
fear it is sealed by some irremediable,
some unknown, some inward grief?say,
dearest jewel, gem of my heart, say?
relieve my anxious soul?
Why didst thou fly from him, who esteems
you most on earth, he who would
willingly, most willingly, lay his life at
your feet? And \.*nat hast befallen
thee that thou wander it about as a midnight
11 l i 1-1-J -1 1! 1 ?
itvi uiuiu; uciuuiuu, hii>; recunea ncr
throbbing temple upon my anxious
breast. And just at that moment, -while
"The quocu of night shines fair,
With all fcer virgin stars about her"
She exclaimed: My dear massa, J'se
got a jxus. I'se bin to Clan Jont* bail,
and J link all dis time you bin dt guard,
make I run so.
Yaw, yaw, yaw; who's dat 'stin
I was astonished: "With wild surprise,
as if to marble struck, devoid of sense a
stupid moment motionless I stood."
I then evapomted and left particular
notice, that all letters addressed to me,
be directed to California, with due cauitrvn
mvii '4ivjr <uv uvfc tv w Avi w ax ucu uy inu
"doing" a landlord.
BY THE UTILE ?UN.
A stage coach, with nine male pasKenrrftra.
wa? slowly annronr.liinr* n villnrvA
- o ' v ' f I 6 ?
in New Jersey, one cold morning in Febi-uary,
"Gentlemen," said one of the nine, "I
have often travelled this road before, and,
out of [*ood feeling U> ull, I will caution
you against 'hugging the delusive phanton
of hope,' as regards getting breakfast
v, the hotel we are approaching."
"What??how??no breakfast?" exclaimed
"Exactly so, genu*, and you may as
well keep your seats and tin."
.'Don't thev exneet nassftntrAra
/ ?x I O ' *
"Oh. yes; they expect you to it but
not to eat it. 1 am under tne impression
that there iB an understanding between
the landlord and driver, that for sundry
and various drinks, etc., the latter starts
before you can scarce commence eating."
"Why, wot on airth air yew talkin'
about? Rf VOW CftlWInln T'rrt Wftin1
j .. 4 Mf ^UlU IV
pay 'four nino pcnces' fur nij breakfast
ana not git the valleeon't, yew air mistaken
!" said a voice from the back sea?, the
owner of which was one Hezekiah Spfculding?whom,
'tew hum' they called 'Hez'
for short, "I'm goin* tew get my bcreakfuas
yere, and not pay nary red cent till
"Then you'll be left."
not a# yer Knows on, 1 won't!"
"Well, wo'll see," said the other as the
stage drove up to the dooand the landlord,
ready to do the hospitable, says?
"Breakfast just ready, gents. Take a
wash gents ? Hero's water, basins, towels,
After performing their ablutions, they
all proceeded to the dining room, and
commenced a fierce onslaught upon the
edibles, though "Hei" took his time.
Scarcely had they tasted their coffee
when they heard the unwelcome sound
of the liorn, end the driver ojcolaim,
"Stage ready!" Up rise eight grumbling
passengers, pay their fifty ceutg, and take
"All aboard, fents *?" inaulMn tKa
" One raising 1" said they.
Proceeding to the dining room,
host finds Hez very coolly helping Vimself
to an immense piocn oi?^eakt ioout
the eiflrof a horse's lifK
"You'll be loft, sir. diago Is going to
^ f, . - -V; > ??y? f "
* 1 aolntgotnothin'tosay&ginit!"
'hawl* out llez. * > Mm
"Can't wait, sir; better take your seat."
"I'll ..< ..i a,. i * .? if
ii i. jpuMTH-iiioiw. w a. nuuHsr,
UIU vc got my breokfuss I I paid fur it,
and J m goi* to get the vullec on'l/and
ef yew calkovlate I aint yew aro niHtter
So the otag* did start, and left Ifez,
who eontinuod hi* attack on the edible*.
Biscuit*, coffco, steak*, <kc., <fc0., dbannon?>l
I1_ I - e 1.1 . . 1
I" 'V ? '?i?uiy ueioro wo eyea 01 MM W- I
toniahed landlord, I
"Say, squire, them ere cakes is 'bwt
cast; fetch an nuthcr grist on *en>. You"
j[to the waiter,) "nuthcr cup of that air
coffee. Pass thcin eggs. Rai.se yew're
own pork, squire ??this is mran' nice
bam. Land 'bout here tolerable cheap,
LiC-'ra ? Hhinf. flmt much rnanln (imW in
these parts, he? yo ? Dewin right smart
trade, squire, Ioailnte. Don't lay yew're
otim eggt, dew y? ?" and thus Hez kept
quizzing the landlord until he hod made
ft hearty meal.
"Say, squire, now I am bout few conclude
payin' my devowers to this ore table,
but ef yew'd just give us a bowl o' bread
and milk tew sorter top off with, I'd be
oble^red tew ye."
So out goes landlord and waiter for the
bowl, milk and bread, and sot them before
"Spcipn, tew, ef yew pleas* f"
Ilut no spo'-n could be found. Land1
1 1 ? - "
i luru was sure ne naa plenty oi silver ones
i lying on the table when the stage stopped.
"Say, ynw, dew yew think them passengers
is goin' to pay yew for a breakfuss
and not g?*t no compensashun ?"
"Ah!?what? Do you think any of
the passengers took them V
"Dew I think ? No, I don't think, but
I am sartain'. Ef they are oU as green as
yew 'bout here, I'm goin' tew locate immediately
and tew wonst."
The landlord rusl es out to the stable,
and starts a man off after the stage, which
has gone about three miles. The man
overtakes the stage, and says something
to the dliver in a low tone. lie immediate
ly turns back, and on arriving at the, hotel,
Her cornea out to tnkn his scat, and
"Heow air vew, gents? I'm rotten glad
' tew see you J
' Landlord says to Hoz, ,,car> you point
out the man you think has taken the
"Pint him eout ? Snrtainlv, I ken.
Say, squire ! I paid yevr four ninepences
fur a brcakfuss, and I calkurlate I pot the
I vallceorit! Yew'li find thcra spoons in
I .X. -jr.. '-I-. f r> < ? '
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The Twenty-fourth Volume of the
Democratic Review proceeds to its read
era under different auspices from those
which have smiled upon its progress hitherto.
New arrangements have become
neccssarv. internnllv. ?j? \cp11 a?
exertions to promote its welfare externally.
Tliy unfortunate divisions of the par
tv have resulted in a reverse more severe
l than any that has been experienced for
| many terms. Tho outgoing adntinlstru|
tion leaves the country in every position
| ?politically, territorially, commercially
ana financially, more renov/ned, more exI
tended, more prosperous* and in higher
; credit than it had ever before attained.?
The prosperity which pervades the counj
try, and the glory that surrounds its flag,
are nwinly, if not entirely, due to those
sound principles clcarly recognised by an
American public, and carried to their fulfilment
through the steady loyalty of the
That schisms have been created by designing
men, as dangerous to party ascendency
as iff national welfare, affords
additional reasonu for more rigorous exertions,
the cultivation of a spirit of forbearance,
and that self sacrificing patriotism
which has for so long a period been
a distinguishing feature of democracy.?
For whatever of evil ma -* spring from federal
ascendancy, those who d?reated the
democratic party by heartless desertion
I m hour of trial must be hekl accoav^ble;
and we doubt not that November,
1852, will witness a retribution that will
be more terrible to fa!ae friends thaq to
i The accustomed features of the Review
will be continued, including Portraits
and Biographies of ditiinauished
Democrata?men" whose patriotic princiI
plea and steadiness of purpose have yro*
the confidence of the people,
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TIK) . iTwr.r.
1 MCMnmii Artist.
Piokcns time. and will
: bo those who >
] with corroot likenesses of themselm and
friends. He My % found In the Long
Room over the Store of Benson Sc Taylor.
FmIkiwC. fl., June l?th 184P, i it
LUt'.UHJI ."J. 'JHLJEl'-lLt'J L-l1 1 ' "'*
Remaining in the l*ost Office at l'ickeiu C'
H., Quarter ending Slnt MlUrch, 1849, which if
nut taken out within three months will be a?nt
to the l'oat-Offico Department as dead letter*
Isaac Anderson, Wm. Jiaimlton,
Alston Bexlay, Mra. Mary C, Holland,
Mary Capehait, Henry Johna, . *
Richard Cottrell, Daniel Moody,
Thomaa Carder, Henry Mortou,
Maxwell Chartaia, Daniel McKiuney,
Richard Dodsoo. Mrs. Ann Port,
J^ob Ellonburg, Jabel
John Garret, Mra. Mary Roger*,
Jesse Hunnicutt, Rial Sfee.
P. ALEXANDER, P. U
May 18,1849. 1 3t
CHEAP CIOODS. .
Cheap a* the Cheapest!
Toe subscriber respectfully inform*
his friends and the public generally, that
he is receiving at short intervals a
HANDSOME SELECTION OF
Hardware St Cutlery,
CROCKERY AND GLASS WAKE,
Drugs and Medicines,
&C. d'C. <fec.
All selected expressly for this market and
will be sold positively as oheap as the
cheapest for cash.
... & mcfawl
Pickens C. H., 8. C. )
May 18, 1849. ) 1 tf
- -- -t ?
Tiik sunac manna would respectfully
inform their friends and customers, that
they arc now receiving a fresh supply of
SPRING and StfMMRfe
Groceries, Hardware, Shoes, Boots,
Hats, Drugs, Medicines, &c, <kc.r
which they will sell low for Cash.?Cal
and examine for youtsel*?k
P. & E. E. ALEXANDER.
Pickens C. H., 1st June, 1849 3-tf
if % *
Would respectfully inform his friends
and the public generally, that he has on
hnr.d a Fine Vauiety of
BltOAD CLOTHS, CASIMERE8,
Satinets, Twekdb, Kentucky Jeans, *c.
a T as\
An ABSOnTMENT of Ready-made
which he will sell cheap for Cash.
The public are invited to oall and exuituuv
?sx/?va\* j^w|vu?pu*w^ vw\r
Pickem C. H., May 25, 1849. 2-tf
1st DlVtMftK. S f! M i
EDOB?rt,M> C. H? April 30, '4ft.
CAPT. W. B. IOOR, having been appointed
and commissioned Akkdc-Camp
to Maj. Gon. Bonham, with the rank of
Major, will bo obeyod and respected accordingly.
By order of Maj. Gen. Bonham.
W. S. GRISIIAM,
June 9 4-3vr.
Sam'l Pu)liam, near JairatW Bridge,
Oils before me a Bay Hdr?Kj4 oV 15
hands Iti^h, about 8 years o!d,
foot white, branded on the neb? shoulder |?|p?with
letter O, righteyo dim. Appraised
at 86 dollars. -'WW/* *?# ,|p' * > ^
EDWARD HUGHES, m. P. I>.
June 8th, 1840. 6
mW*? ' T * ,j)if wow I ? '.
MWWlt. ??? fcMEWi
Tmk firm of Thompson c* Xeilh baring
been dissolved, those indebted to it will
do well to call and settle with
-B. lt KEITH.
May 18, 1841).***** 1 wfr- ct
L .... dJxhmS -?*
W. T. Hom-and, M.S., of Bachelor's
Retreat, is decidedly the man in
this part of the country?and wmse Aay,
ho L ti t fool; and other* say
he should not doctor a dog for them:?
but he practices on, thai is his business;
nc rides turner imfl Inst#r, rmd
more, of it than any rcrm now Hring, since
id. H6 cmm
stci?fi m "fld cu^ too; and seldom, if
Bffit while he or sh?
He has a r?il"3. a
^ n pay
donftt. 7%ry fay ne canrtot collect by
law, but /s*r, 'if bc cftn't.he ettt i-most.'Tickcris
I>ktriot,S. W, June 2. 1840