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THE TIMES.
The People's Ticket.
FOR TR ESI DENT:
2 A C II A It Y TAl'LO It.
FOR VtCE PRESIDENT:
1MLL.ARD FILLMORE.
fOH ELECTOKS FOB PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT
lit. District. T. L. ANDERSON, of Marion.
2d. " A. LEONARD, of Howard.
39. WM. A. VV1TCHER, of Clay.
4. h. - J. C. RICHARDSON of Cooper.
5, h. C. N. HANDY, of Benton.
6th. " A. COOK, of Cape Girardeau.
7th. " U. WRIGHT, of S;. Louis
(i I.ASMO XV 1
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 1S48.
The People's Platform.
"I have no private purpose to accomplish, no
party purposes to build up, no enemies to punish
nothing to serve but my country."
"The power given by the Constitution to the
executive, to interpose his veto, is a hign censer
vmive power which should never be exercised ox
cent in cases of clesr violation of the Constitution
or manifest tiala and want of consideration by
Coneress."
"The personal opinions of tlie individual who
may happen to occupy the Executive chair, ought
not to control the action oi congress upon ques
tions of domestic policy, nor ought his objections
to be interpossd where questions or constitutions
power have been settled by the various department
or government, anu erqiiiesced in ty the people."
"Upon the subject of the tariff, the currency, the
improvement of our crest highways, rivers, lakes
and harbors, the v. i 1 of the people, as expressed
through their representatives in Congress, ought
to be respected and carried out by the Executive.'
"War, at all times, and under all circumstan
ces, is a national calamity, to be avoided, if com
ps. time with national honor."
"The principles of our government, as well a
its true policy, are opposed to the subjugation o
other nations, and the dismemberment of other
countries by conquest; for, in the language of the
great Washington, 'Why should we quit our own
to stand on fureign ground. 1. I At hull.
AT HOME.
We are now permanently installed in
our new office, (up stairs,) in the brick bull
ing recently erected by John D. Febuy.
Entrance, Water Street, first door below
Crenshaw's Hotel.
. We shall be pleased at all times to sec
our friends and patrons, as well as stran
gers visiting our place,
DCPBEAR IN MIND thai the Presi
dential Election is held on the first Tues
day, the 7tk d'tfof November next, and that
it lasts but for cm day only 1 1
THE ELECTION
The clqctinn is upon us. Before this pa
per reaches our distant readers, Gen. Tay
lor will have been elected President of theee
United States !
To the Whigs into whose hands it may
full, before the election, we say, TO THE
POLLS, and vote for TAYLOR AND
FILLMORE, and thus discharge your du
ty to your country and yourselves.
Whigs of Howard! In 1811, you gal
lantly carried the county for your candi
date. Reverses have overtaken you since
then. Rally and retrieve your lost ground.
Let no one stay away from the polls on
Tuesday next, and if we do not succeed,
we shall pave the way for success at an
other election, uy vigorous action, we
believe the vole of Howard can be given
to Gen. Taylor.
Whigs of Randolph ! Decide that con
tested election on Tuesday wipe even the
shadow of a doubt out.
Whigs of Saline ! You, too, owe it to
yourselves to raise high the standard of
your country on Tuesday. Roll up such a
majorily as will forever drown the voice of
those who disfranchised you in 1840.
Whigs of Chariton! Up and at them
again ! It is a long night that hath no end.
The datk shadow of locofocoistn has long
hung over you. Nobly have you strove to
dispel it nobly will you strive, and though
hopeless your efforts may be, fight on
fight ever I
We thall have a President, without the
aid of Missouri; although we fight without
hope at home, the prospect is animating,
bright, glorious ! Let this nerve you, and
boldly walk forward to your duty.
To the polls, one and all!
DGf Recollect the Abolitionists are ar
rayed against Gen. Taylor, in solid pha
lanx. All who vole fur Cass, indirectly aid
these miserable fanatics, in their nltemps to
overturn our social relations, and deprive
ui or our properly.
Kj Recollect Taylor will bb elected.
This is given up by all hands. It is useless
to throw away a vote on Cass : besides the
losing of the vote, the thought of having
voted for him, so small an affair, in to small
a company, will be enough to disturb
one's rest for weeks. Vote for the man of
the People, who has for his Platform, the
Country nd the Constitution who will
be the President of the whole People, not
of a Party.
DO" The Clerk of the ateamcr Amelia
hai our thanks for favors, in the way ol
late papers.
WHIG MEETING AT 15VYETTE.
Notwithstanding the inclemency of the
weather for a day or two previous, and
tho threatening appearance of the morn
ing of the 28th, a large and enthusiastic
number of the friends of Gen. Taylor met
on the appointed day, to congratulate each
other upon the brightening prospects of the
the People's candidate for the Presidency.
About It o'clock, a procession was
formed on the Publio Square preceded
by the Glasgow Brass Band and marched
out some half a mile from Town, where
the ceremonies of the day were to take
place. After the procession had arrived
upon tho ground and silence had been ob
tained, Gen. JOHN WILSON, was in
troduced to the assembled multitude, as
the President of the day. Upon taking
the stand, Gen. Wilson briefly addressed
the audience, explaining the object of the
meeting; he boldly exposed some of
the vile trickery of the leading members of
the Locofoco party, and the tremendous
and corrupt influences of the Executive, or
"one man Power" at Washington, as wit.
nessed by his own eyes. The public pull
ing about and controlling voters, on elec
tion days, is not new to us of the west
and as common as this is, all know, who
have ever spent much lime at Washington,
it is no less common for the tools of the
Prcsiuutit to force and control the votes
of members of Congress, on important
parly questions; and that, too, in the most
open and public manner. We want and
will soon have! a President of the coun
try, not of a party.
After Gen. Wilson had concluded, the
meeting was still further organized, by
appointing Geo. II. Burckiiartt, Gerard
Robinson, and R. G. Runyan, Esqs. Vice
Presidents, and R. E. Terry, Esq., and
Paul Shirley, Secretaries.
Mr. Bell, of Keytesville, was then in
troduced to the meeting as one of the ora-
ators of the day, who made a very excellent
speech, in which he clearly identified the
locofoco party of the present day, with
tho old Federal party, entertained and de
lighted his audience for an hour or more,
when he took his seat amid shouts of ap
plause. Gen. J. B. Clark, that gallant whig
champion and eloquent orator of our own
county, was then called for, who mounted
the stand and poured forth a volume of po
litical truths, that will not soon be forgot
ten by the few locofocos who were pres
ent. After Gen. Clark had concluded his
speech, much against the wishes of his au
dience, so much interested were they, din
ner was announced, and the crowd ad
journed to the dinner table, where a boun
tiful supply of Rough and Ready fare was
in waiting, served up in most excellent
style.
After dinner, the procession was again
formed, and marched back to Town to the
Court House, whero the truth continued to
be eloquently dispensed by Gen. R. Wil
son, of Randolph, Col. Jos. Davis, and
Hon. Abiel Leonard, of Fayette.
We deem it unnecessary at this late day
to give in detail, all the fine speeches to
which we listened; they wero all eloquent.
persuasive and effective. There was no
"noise and confusion" to disturb the exer
cises of the day, but all passed off in peace
and harmony. The good old Whig spirit of
seventy-six seemed to animate tho breasts
of all those present, and written upon their
countenances, was the firm determination
to do their duty to their country and them
selves, by using their utmost exertions to
elevate to the Presidency the gallant old
Hero of Bucna Vista, and thus bury loco-
focoism so deep, that it will be beyond the
combined efforts of the vile political in
triguers of that party to resurrect it.
After the speaking of the day had been
concluded, the meeting adjourned to meet
at the polls on the 7th of November.
FLORIDA.
Official returns have been received from
the entire State, with the exception of Le
vy, tSenton, Hillsborough, Monroe, Dade
and St. Ducie counties. At Key West, in
Monroe county, the vote stood Bailev
127; Brown 57 majority 70; Duvall 132;
Cabell 50 majorily 7C. At the last elec
tion Mr. Cabell was elected by about 120.
In the counties not heard from, Kain re
ceived a majority of about 05. If ihcv
have now voted as before, Mr. Cabell's ma.
jority will be about 635 and Gov. Brown's
about 455. The result of the Legislature
s equally auspicious The House consists
of 40 members 23 or 24 out of the 40
are Whigs, and 12 out of the 19 Senators
being 13 majorily on joint ballot.
Vermont!
The House of Representatives of this
invincible JFhig State has at last been or
ganized by the election of the Whig Speak
er. There was 40 ballot lings, upon the
last one of which Mr. Kitridge received a
majority over boih the Van Buren and
Cass candidates, who maintained their sep
arate organization and balloting until the
last.
Mr. Warben, of the steamer Cora, will
tccept our thanks for late papers.
CASS AND THE WIDOW COMP
TON'S COW.
TAYLOR AT FORT HARRISON.
Mr. Jefferson knew the difference in the
tastes of Lewis Cass and Zachafy Taylor.
He appointed one of them to be constable
of Ohio; to the other he gave a commiss
ion to defend a frontier post which was
the key to the whito settlements of Ohio
and Indiana. And this difference in their
characters is still perceptible.
If a traveler about the year 1810 or
1811 had been passing through Ohio in the
neighborhood of Chilicothe, he might have
met a cow running in full speed, with bell
jingling at a rapid rate. . Behind her, about
a hundred yards, in full speed after the cow,
was a fine sleek looking young fellow,
mounted on a crop-eared bob-tailed poney,
sticking in his spurs up to the rowels, (the
mud flying in every possible direction,) leg-
gins on, hallowing to the stranger at the
lop of his voice, "stop that cow."
The traveler stops the cow, and up conies
the man on the crop eared pony. Says
the stranger, "whose cow is that?"
"The widow Compton's cow, who lives
over in that cabin yonder; I took her out of
that rail pen at the end of the cabin,"
"What are you taking her for?"
"Old Comptondied about six weeks ago,
and I have an execution for 81 301 and
costs ogainst his widow, and have levied on
this cow."
"Ah I" says the stranger, Corwin, with
an exceedingly ludicrous expression of face,
represented how the stranger looked. "Oh!
if I had known that, your cow might have
gone to the d I. Pray, who are youl in
a very gruff, cross tonc.J
"Lewis Cass, Marshal of the Federal
District of Ohio," very complacently.
The stranger turned away and rode off.
Corwin depicted, with his very expressive
countenance, the utter contempt the stran
ger felt for Cass.
If he had then ridden westward as far
as the Wabash, and arrived in the neighbor
hood of Fort Harrison at about this hour
of the evening, he would have heard the
crack of the Indian rifle. Proceeding on
ward, he would have seen encamped around
this little Fori, fifteen hundred Indians, fi
ring incessantly upon the persons within;
the stockades on fire; thirty men lying with
in the block house panting with the fever;
sixty or seventy women and children send
ing tip the waitings of despair. A rough
looking person, thinned with disease, was
shouting, "Sieady, men, Steady I " and h;:
voice was heard loud above the roar of
battle, giving directions as coolly as on pa
rade, for the extinguishment of the flames
Ever and anon his rifle would be brought
to hia face, and some dusky form would be
seen leaping into the air and falling dead or
mortally wounded. His small band of se
venteen men gallantly stood by their lead
er, aiding to put out the fire, and returning
with murderous effect the discharges of
the enemy.
in the wildest moment of the conflict n
woman with dishevelled hair and frantic
manner, bearing in her arms a babe fright
ened into silence, is seen by the light of the
fire, rushing to-wards where this rough
looking person is standing: "Oh, Captain
Taylor! for God's sake surrender tho Foil;
you cannot expect to hold out against the
savages until a reinforcement arrives, and
if not exasperated, they will perhaps spare
the life of my babe. Oh, surrender, and
spare its sweet young life. I care not for
my own, if its life be saved." "Go back,
Madam," replies (he captain with firmness
mingled with respect, "I have a commission
in rny pocket, and have sworn never to fail
in my duty, or desert my post, and I will
redeem my pledge. Other lives are at
stake besides ours. While I hold this key
to the frontiers of Indiana and Ohio, as
long as a drop of blood warms my veins,
the peasant shall sleep in safety. Sieady
men ! Sieady !" And for eight long days,
and eight long nights, that gallant young
man with his weary band fought the foe and
the fire, until the succor came and beat
back the savage into his native wilds. Then
the wife was restored to her husband and
the laborer slept in safety.
This was all a matter of lasle upon the
part of the young Captain, just as chasing
on the cropped-eared sorrel, the cow of the
widow Cumpton was a matter of taste on
the part of the young constable. There is
no accounting for tastes.
GEORGIA ELECTION.
The Macon Journal, gives the returns
from the entire State of Georgia, nearly
all of which are official, summing up in Con
gressional districts as follows:
Democrat.
Whig.
815 maj.
485 "
1429 "
1710 "
4159
5d Dis.
4th
5i h
0th "
74
103
maj.
1st
3d
7th
8th
Dis.
2861
1500
4033
Democratic majority in the Slate on the
popular vole 229. Town's majority was
1287, and ihe Whig gain, therefore, is more
than 1,000. Thus is fully exposed the base
lies so freely circulated by Locofocos just
before the Pennsylvania and Ohio Elec
tions, in wliich large gains were claimed-
for ihetr parly.
ODD FELLOW'S CELEBRATION AT
1IUNTSV1LLE.
The members of Randolph Lodge No.
23, Independent Order of Odd Fellow's,
had a celebration on Thursday of last week.
A number of the brethren from this place,
and Paris, joined the brethren of Randolph
Lodge, which, together with the Sons of
Temperance of Huntsville, formed quite n
large and imposing procession. The Odd
Fellows' left their Hall about 11 o'clock,
preceded by the Glasgow Brass Band,
marched to the Hall of the Division and
were joined by (the Sons of Temperance;
the procession then moved through the
principal street, to tho melhodist Church,
where the following exercises took place:
1st. Music, by the Band.
2d. Prayer.
3rd. Music by the Band.
4th. Oration by Rev, Bro. F. A. Savage.
5th. Odd Fellows' Ode.
0th. Music by the Band.
7th. Benediction.
The Church was crowded, and the most
respectful attention was paid to the Oration,
which was an able exposition of the Ob
jecls and Aims of Odd Fellowship, togeth
er with a brief and interesting account of
the rise and progress of the Order in the
United States the receipts and expendi
tures for Benevolent and Humane objects,
&c. The amount of means annually ex
pended by the Order in relieving the SICK,
burying the DEAD, educating the OR
PHAN, and ministering to the wants of
WIDOW, is the best possible comment
on its behalf, and ought not only to seal the
lips of fault-finders forever, but cause them
to enlist under the banner of Friendship,
Love and Truth, and give their aid to these
pleasing and Heaven-approving duties.
The services over at the Church, the pro
cession was again formed, and proceeded
to the " Randolph Hotel," where ample
justice was done a dinner prepared in
Withers' best style, which, to those who
haveeverbeen fortunate enough to sojourn
with him, is "talk enough;" and to those who
have hot been thus fortunate, will be per
fectly intelligible, if they will give him a
call on passing that way.
At night, the spacious Saloon of the Ho
tel was brilliantly lighted and filled to over
flowing. Music was there) fairy feet beal
time; ' faultless forms wilh grace envelop,
ed," moved to and fro in delightful harmo
ny and thus passed the night, the only in
terruption being a short recess, merely for
the fair hostess to demonstrate to he
guests, that the store of good things had
not been exhausted by the sumptuous treat
the worthy host had favored his wilh.
OCT The Washington correspondent of
the ieto Xork Herald, of the 18th inst.,
says: "It seems pretty generally believed
here, that Gen. Taylor is to be the next
President. Perhaps all the Democrats
will not admit it in terms but their long
faces, and the broad grin that betokens a
Whig, are pretty good evidences. Some
of Ihe Democrais in going lo and from the
public offices, take the back street tracks,
while the Whigs swarm the avenues in
crowds, like flies in summer. By ihe by,
there have within a day or two past, been
discovered many more Taylnriles than it
was supposed, in and about the public of
fices!" Extract from a private letter to the editors,
dated,
Tbsntoh, Grundy co., Missouri, )
October 22, 1848. J
OldZack will get the vote
of Grundy ! " Our county is improving
some good settlers constantly coming, and we
expect quite an addition next season. The pe.
culiar advantages of tho Grand River Country,
for stock raising, ere becoming appreciated, and
capitalists who wish to embark in that business,
can here have a fine opportunity for investing
their capital.
Our town boys have been chasing a runaway
negro man, ever since yesterday noon. The ne
gro was mounted on a sorrel borse, and on cross
ing at 'tie ferry asked some nrgroea the way to
Iowa. He told them be was from Ray county or
Jackson. The negroes "blew" on him, and he
sloped from his horse and look it a fool; was seen
this morning, shot a dog, and mizzled. No one
now bunting him, and I suppose cuflee will land
in Iowa soon.
Dont sparo the locos ! give them "more
grape!" Wont "do anything else!'' They are
under conviction here, and some begin to yield
the contest and give in to Old Zack. Sensible!
Capt. V. E. Bragg, of Gallatin, made us a
speech during our circuit court. He effectually
demolished the loco orator, who spoke twice on
the first day of the court. Bragg is game! Hall
was here, and dealt as usual, in Phi Hippies
against Uld Sack, the Whigs, etc., and was about
to be let down by a Volunteer who believed in
old Rough and did not like to bear him abused
or made light of." Vours, &c.
Baooino ado Bali Ron. There has bean
good demand during the week, and sales at out
fast quotations say 17jal8c. yer yard for bag
ging. and 9a9io- per lb. for rope, cash and time,
though lha tendency is still unward. and
holders are refusing to sell under lOo cash, and
IB- on tima, lor OBgging. lha slock is very
light. Mobile Prices Current. October lOtk.
Gov. Johnson, of Pennsylvania, and iin
Ford, of Ohio, were both elected hy majorities of
600 voles, or perhaps less. The Governor ol
Honda by about the same majority. The loco
majority in Georgia is leas than 200! Thi,
.shows the importance of every man voting.
By Telegraph to Si. Louis.
Arrlvtil of (he Enropa.
New York. Oct. 25, 8 r. m.
The steamer Europa arrived at this port this
afternoon, having sailed from Liverpool on the
14th, end bringing seven days later intelligence
from Europe.
Coiiiiiici'Ci.il.
The cotton market is flat and in favor of buy-
era. JXoihing doing oeyona immcoiais wants.
Sales of upland at 3Ja3 3-8d,j of Oileens, ai
3 3 8 to Bid , of Sea Island, at 7, to 16J.
Provisions are unchanged. There is a moder
ate demand for wheal and prices unchanged.
Flour is dull and freely offered at a decline.
There had been considerable sales of corn at
Ian quotations; meal 1? lo 18s, Consols closed
at 85 3 8 to 851. Rice has declined at Inst
dales Carolina sold at2ls.
Ireland.
The trial of Smith O'Brien, for high treason,
has terminated in his being found guilty, but the
jury recommended him to meicy. But it is said
that eventa following this conviction forbid any
hope of the exercise of the Royal clemency. It
was confidently asserted that the sentence would
be carried fully into execution, and even said
that this day was lo close hia earthly career.
McManus, another insurgent, has also beer)
tried and found g'tilty of the charge egaintt him.
he was arrested at Cork on board an American
ship, and the question had been raised whethei,
under the protection of the American flag, Eng
land had the power to arrest him.
Earl Carlisle is dead, and Lord Morpeth has
been elevated to the Peerage.
Aiitria--loiiitnrdy.
Letters from Paiis officially announce the ter
mination of the proposed mediation of France
ana cngiana in tne atiairs oi Italy, by a mani
festo fiom Austria, which declares that Lorn bardo
Venitian Kingdom shall continue a pait of the
Austrian Empire; but providing, also, that ex
tensive constitutional and representative institu
lions shall be granted to the people. This man
ifesto makes no teference to the proposed medi
ation.
The French papers say that the English am.
bassador had a long conference with Cavaiosac
in which ihe intentions of the English ministry
were explicitly stated which are, that England
accords wilh the policy of the Vienna Cabinet,
and that the Italian question would be arranged
in a manner not in accordance with engagements
to the Fiench Assembly.
France.
A ministerial defeat in the National Assein
bly, was the theme of general conversation on
Sunday, the 6th, and the opinion prevailed that
they would resign their seals on Monday, but
they did not. The Paris papers of Tuesday say
that ihe ministry did tender their resignation, but
thai Cavaignac resolved not to leave the Govern
merit until the Constitution was declared and the
President appointed, and, consequently, that he
refused to accept their resignation declaring
thai he would entreat the National Assembly to
proceed without delay in the formation of the
consliulion and the election ol a President. Ac
cordingly, the committee on the constitution had
decided that, immediately after the adoption of
the constitution, the nation ahull proceed to the
election of the President; and tho Assembly in
the mean time, shall continue to exercise its
functions, and pass those organic laws which
necessarily complete the constitution the Presi
dential question preventing action upon other
subjects of interest.
The general opinion is, that Louis Napoleon
will succeed in (he canvass for the Presidency
The Moderate Republicans will support Cavaig
nac. The election will probably lake place
about the 15th proximo, ea it was expected th
conslitotion would be proclaimed about the 1st
Austria.
A successful revolution has broken out at V
enna. ihe minister was murdered his body
suspended from a lamp post, and exposed to
great indignities. The Emperor end the Roya
family left Schoebrun for Lientz, and all th
mihiary with him. The city of Vienna was en
tirely in the hands of the people. A Repobl
was proclaimed, and an alliance, offensive and
defensive, entered into wilh Hungary. The Po
visional Government bad issued areolars, sta
ling thai sll possible measures would be adopted
for ihe defence of Fatherland.
irie Lrottans have been defeated in two en
gegemenis.
Chicaqo, Ills., Oct. 25.
To-day the first engine commencrd running
on the Chicago and Galena railroad, and
about a week the road will be completed to Col
tage Hill. This is a new era in the history o
Chicago, and causes much rejoicing.
The several fire companies are out ou pBrade
in full uniform this being review day. They
make a beautiful display.
lha military companies, including Caplain
awilt s flying artillery and dragoons, are also out
on parade in full uniform. They make a fins
appearance.
Ohio Election.
Cincinnati, Oct. 25, 12 h
Official returns have been received fiom the
whole State, excepting Columbiana, Pickaway,
oiiu . uuu counties, with authentic returns
from these counties, Ford's majority is 3G3.
OCT" Whenever you hear a man abuse
Gen. Taylor, set it down as a fixed fact,
that he is an office holder, an office seeker,
political hack, a political turncoat, or an
ignorant fool. None other will abuse the
man who has spent his life in ihe service of
his country. There are doubtless manv
gentlemen opposed to Gen. Taylor's elec
tion, on principle: but they novcr conde
icond to blackguardism.
From the National Intelligencer.
Fables for the friends.
We have not been ablo to read without
a smile Ihe following ingenious attempt of
the New York Evening Post, under date of
tho .lil instant, lo lure the quietest and most
conservative of all our reliaious sects
ihat of the Friends inlo Ihe support of
that most trustworthy politician (the Post'a
candidate) who was formerly the "North
ern man wnn aniunern principles, and is
now of cotirso (having renounced those
principles) the Northern man without any
at all; tho "Peace candidate," whoi ihounli
deeply committed againgt tho war, and for
that cause most injuriously and Uhfairly
thrust asido by his party, was yet so spirit
less and so destitute of personal dignity, ai
wen as oi rcgaru lor public duty, as to
pocket both his affronts and his principles,
and cleave lo tho very war parly that had
ostracised him; the magnanimous " Demo
cratic" leader of Anti-Annexation, td
whose paltry desertion from that cood
cause we owe ihe success of Polkism, the
prevalence of land rapine, and all tho:a
mischiefs which, now that it is too late, he
pretends vehemently to oppose. The Post
winch ilsclt played just the same pitiful
part as to Annexation and War, now whee
dles Iho Society of friends in the follow.
ing strain :
"Fues Soil and the Friends. The can
didates of the Buffalo Convention will receive in
this State, in Pennsylvania, in New Jersey, and
in other StBles where the Society of Friends ex
ist, an important aid from lha support and votes
given hy the members of thai peacelul denomi
nation of Christians. This can be looked upon
as an extraoidinary vote, inasmuch as the Friends
generally decline having any direct participation
wilh political movements. The following ex.
tract from a letler addressed to an advocate of
the cause in this city, is from one of the most in.
fluential Frienda of Queens county one who
has never participated in the movements of ei
ther party, but whose piedilections have hereto
fore inclined towards the Whigs :
Queens Coustt, Sept. 29, 1848.
' The Society of Friends has always been en
eager) hi promoting ihe cause of emancipation.
The Platform presented by the RufTulo Conven
tion entirely meets my views, and I think there
will be a more geneial atlendanca of Frienda at
the polls this full than has ever been the case
heretofore, and that unitedly for Van Buren, and
at ihe sacrifice of some old prejudices; but we
believe he is right now.
' I should have liked much to attend the meet,
ing at Hempstead, hut business of a presi-ing na
ture prevented, i nave ana snail continue to
improve every suitable oppoituuity to encourage
an interest end action in this cause.
' 1 think the Christian and the philanthropist
cannot with propriety let th:a opportunity pass
without using his influence, both morally and
politically, on the side of freedom, or nther lo
prevent thai greater evil slavery, from extending
its blighting influence any further.' "
JEsop, or somebody else as authentic,
snys that while the Bensts hod not yet sunk'
from a Republic into a Monarchy, their
chief magistrate was elective every four
years. Upon one of these occasions, cer
tain hen-roost politicians a Crow, re
nowned for having lived forly years at tho
public expense, and a Weazel, distinguished
for the simplicity of his character and the
rigidity of his principles were two of
the main candidates. B.lh were looked
on as eminent for their statesmanship; at
least they were so looked on by all those
animals whose chief public principle wan
ihe spoils. Their merits, however, though
alike were not the same; master Weaxel
excelled in the management of domestic
plunder; master Crow, albeit voracioue
enough at home, could take wing and snap
up the young or mb Iho nests of weak
creatures abroad. Thus they were both
great Ur-publicans so great, that it was
nard to settle which was the greater. Ori
ginally, Sir Weozel had been considered,
throughout Ihe general barn yard, as no
little the stiplcr and subtler; but when, by
the assistance of a famous operator, Gen;
Crow had got himself " cut for Ihe sim
ples," he loo grew to be supposed saga
cious. Wherefore, Ihe cornea of reputa
tion?, both so bright, was prodigious, when
they came lo the canvass. In Ihe courso
of this ihey arrived at a certain dovecote,
tenanted by a large brood of gentle birds,
very sober in their plumage and loving in
their ways, but not generally viewed as vo
ry warm admirers of either the weazel
principles or the crow policy. Still they
had votes and werewoith coaxing espe
cially as it was Imped they would prove
simple birds, easily caught with chaff, or
ensnared by ihe strong spell of sprinkling
salt upon their tails. So, with all ihe art
of speeches, or Ihe belter eloquence of si
lence, our I wo friends of poultry plied the
olive branch fetchers, the one by the bill
Ihe oilier hy the tail. Cousin Crow a pro
phetic but ill-omened Creature croakeJ
forth to them, in his blandest tones, a dis
course in praise of the beauties of Univer
sal Conquest and of Manifest Desiinv;
brother Weazel dilaied on the delights of
Peace and Principles. The oration of iho
former is not yet published, but mav bo
imagined from certain
about "fifty-four-forty," wallowing Mexi
co, and licking up Yucatan i of hi rival',
wo iiuvo hii ouuine as above in ihe Eve'
mng j ostj and very captivating, it must
be confessed. Attracted, however, hv thn
unusual chattering, suddenly appeared, in
a brown overcoat, on a white honc, a so
ber old Farmer, for some iinif nmnlnvixi i.
keep the vermin out of these pans. Ho
was aimed wilh a double-barrelled gun; at
sight of which, pacific master Wl
sought his hole with a squeak of constcrna,.
. w, ,11Ur wu, m ways averse I
no .h.cii ui punpowner, broke his sword,
nd with a loud "caw! cavvl" suddenly
grpw scarce.
Fables should have Morals; and so shall
nits when crows and wmmI. ,i
- . v nn, incur.
For the aurtnrv of ih ., .11 , .
i , y a, u aiuicicu sim
pletons may e ti e nr.iln. .ii.j . " .
n . -mu.uiiicu 111 una or
Col. Benton', speeches in th Seine. 8om "aJ.
tery was thero u.tcJ. " "u
New Yosk, Oct. 25, 8 r. u.
Senator Dixoa II. Lewis, ef Alabama
tod"y at noon,

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