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A. J. PICKETS, Publisher.
" Salcj populi, susm. x.ti tsio.
lOi: Ml UICAV, Editor.
POWLISG-GREEN, PIKE COUNTY, MIX, SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1845.
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prospects of the democ
racy. No i ll" i"'r of our l'cmt"t
Never since the organization of lie
Government have the prospects of the
li.moeracv been brighter
Ii. fact from .
, state of doubt and instability, after
loiicanddoubH.il struggle we hate lj
last established our principles upon a
firm and permanent basis but it h"
not been estaulisnea wuuvu - - j
trouble-thc sea over which the oia snip (
of state has ploughed Iier way na n
rough, and it times tempestuous many
darters have threatened us msny false I
, . i i i,.,.,nnt to lure us on to
,!estruction,-bul we have stce;ed clear
hi' 1 lie
tlinats anu iuic3a;i..-
would have engulphad us, and like the
storm-beaten mat inrr who lias been the
plaything of h waves and the 'nd
when securely harboured, we may look '
back with calm serenity upon the track- J
less waste over which wc have been
driven we may mark with an obser-
ant eye the dangers which had well-
nigh overwhelmed us. and be prepared
to avoid them in future. '
The last few years truge'.e has set-
tied forever the vexed questiok of a Na-
tional Bank. The representatives f
the people in the national counsels have
decided, and the sovereigns of the land
have echoed lack that decision from
the ballot bos that a National Bank, that
avaricious hareden of intrigue and cor
ruption, w hich threatened to sink for
ever the morals cf the nation, was an
obsolete idea." Tint subject of migh- j
ty import which a few years back swal-.
lowed up all minor questions, and ton. '
vulseJlhe country from one extreme l?
the other, has been finally settled. One
among the many signal victories which
have pearchel upon the JaTincr o f Demnc-
i - i . i i i i frt-i-, i
tacti. ciuce eignieen uuniiicu .mu
a moral reformation has spread over the
hud, and the great idols built up by the
whig party which w ere cankering son s
aud cancers to the body politic, bae
been ondemned-the unhurried carca-
ir,of the D-i:krapt and Hist, ibti.,n
law remain in being only to offend the
public tatc. The constitution has been
preserved inwulate, and the mar. of the
people can jet prevent hasty or rash; ai a ue.nocrauc meeung la.eiy i.t-ia;
legislation by his veto. The Tariff, that in Shelly county, the following reaolu- j
modern chary bdis upon whose awful . tion w as unanimously-adopted:
point the perpetui'v and peace ofxhis! Resclved, That we, the demociatsof
, i r. .t i... Shelby countv, remain firm in our op
natioii has been so cf;en threatened, J '. . , .
. position to a national bank to a r.igh
w ill be speedily settled Ly honorable tariff fyr protcctionto the assumption
and amicable adjustment. I of the State debts by the general gov-
Bv the united aid of the Democracy ernment to the distribution of the pro-
"t. , , , j,ij , (Vi f,in- ceeds of the sales of the public lands a-
new States have been added to me con- r
, , . , , mong the States to the abrogation of
tederacy-the area or freedom has been (he reste in the PriJtnti
extended, and w e hope ere long that the by te contitulion to any alteration in
stars cud stripes w ill wave in proud tri- the present naturalization laws, and to
umph over the beautiful province from all encroachments by the general gov-
the Rio Sabine to the Rio Grand. The "'l"' S,at rights; and that we re
ins imv main jjrm Jn 0(jr jUpport 0f an economi-
lastact in the long series or victories caJ ad,nillislra(ion of the nationai K0V.
achieved by the lion hearted Deraoera- crmicnt of the divorce of the federal
v is the elevation of lie unknown Mr. government Irom banking institutions
iu- . x t, it.- f'tiirf Ma?is- of a stjict construction of the constitu-
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tracv of the nation, and trio consequent
defeat of the "great embodiment of
Whiggery " Mr. Clay. Between these
two rival candidates, the people were
called upon to decide irrespectie of
personal predilections. Personal feel
ings and sectional jealousies were
thrown aside, and the battle fought upon
principles after a fierce, and bitter, and
protracted struggle, the result was an
nounced, demonstrating plainly that
' truth was omnipotent and public jus
tice certain." "All's well that ends
The names of Dr. Scott, J. C. Ross,- ry is about to resign his seat on the du
J. P. Morris, L.Robinson, and C. F. preme Bench, to take the place of Presi
Jackson, have been mentioned in co:i- dent of Harvard University.
ucction with ihe State Convention, 35-Twelve hundred and ten new
ACCIDENT?" I houses were erected in the city of New
Wm. II. Gibson, accidentally shot York during the past year.
himself through the arm, ,.car Boonville, j (Afk) Gatette
a lew-oays since. His arm has Oecn
amputated, and he i fot recovering.-
A negro man fill iuto a well at the same
place, and was draw n out with his thigh .
broken in two' places.
2f A company of emigrant, for Ore -
con has started from Sannatnnn countv.
HON. J. THOMPSON,
Late member of Congress from M
sissippi, has been appointed by the Gov
etnor of that State, U. S. Senator in !
the place of the Hon. Robtrt J.
The highest price obtained for a
jacco crop 0f Bny i0lJ this season in
Richmond, Va., was given to Elkanah t
Lyon, of Grenville county, N. C. The (
crop consisted of ten hogsheads the
highest $17,75, and the lowest l7 25;
nvciogc, w. -
It is advertised that the nuionian it
lo giun)ijer un,jl May, ar.d then to have .
, deaJ tut th It fcUcn I
,. ,.. , r. I
into me nanus oi me proicur u um
noencJi the Rev. Theophilus Fisk, who
tj,u display s hi peculiar power by
mesmerizing the Tyler organ for a
,(,!,; at the. end of which time it it to
waite Up thoroughly cured of its moral
an(j COr,litutionil diseases, and be
genuine Jackson and Jefferson demo-
craljc journal. Tor the manner in
h;ch ti,e operation is to be performed
our readers w ill see the r.ew prospec-
In the city of New York the election
has resulted gloiiously. The vote stood
Harper, (Nat' v.)
Harpers plurality, 6,673.
If- In Connecticut, the Whigs as
usual, hav electad thair Governor,
Congressmen, and a mrjority of the dele
gates to the State Legislature. The
whig- majority in this State last Novem
ber was about 3,000
23" Addison Rtese, of Lewis county,
has certainly received the appointment
, r-f Judge in the place ol I . It. Jlc-
FOSTER 8i BROWN,
,,e rival candidat9 for Governor of
Ttnifte are fjirly befLre the people
o canvM$ing in company.
; SHELBY COUNTY.
tion of the annexation of Texas of
the occupation of Oregon, and ol ire
prescrva(ion 0f stare rights against all
attempts of censolidetion.
The lrte postmaster general and fami
ly left Washington on Monday night,
31st ult., for their residence in Ken
lucky. i 23 Our exchanges announce
death of Mrs. Willis, wife of Mr. N.
P. Willis, the talented editor of the N.
York Evening Mirror.
, , , tj. c,.
23- There is a rumor that Judge Sto-
, z . , fn that
says 11 lias cuuu
J . .
Senator Sevier will receive mo .ppuim-
ment of Minister to Mexico.
Jr-The Jail in Fulton county, Uli
' noi., ha. ln destroyed by fire A
horse tJnei, me eniy Pi. -
From the "Missouri Statesman" we
learn that a most extraordinary cave has
lately been discovered in Howard coun
ty, in this slate, it seems mil one 01
the neighboring farmers wanting rock
for building, commenced digging at tin
place, and by the sound emitted when
Btruck with a shovel or hoe, he discov-
ered that there was a cavity beneath;
r,mov;r the dirt, he discoverd a -vail
0f stone. built evidently Oy human hands
difiplacing this wall he had free
aCces9 to th0 cave; but we subjoin the
ioiiowing account jrum ine oiiuei iuun
"The envc has been explored to
the (Vtan-iP of 300 vi. Twenty
five or thin vnr.:. '.i-.-' the eri'r 'i
is a sort ul r mr., t.ie sides
iiccordi.ni: to an account
the "Uasgow 1 ,lot. present a
brilliant and wonderlul appear.'
The writer who entered the cave
with a lantern g-iys:
'I had not proceeded far, belore
I entered the i!ineii;il chambers that i
by a finale lilit presented the rrt"?!
t magnificent scene that I ever beheld.
Th cei'ing of this splendid cavern is
some eij;h'een or twenty feet hiijh,
and pf a hectanon form, the w hole
I ceiling presenting a shining suifrco
as though it was set with diamonds.
Very near ike mouth, another wri
ter says, there is a stone shaped like
a horse, but not so laijje, being only
about ilr.ee feet high.
'The, head, neck nnd the body are
entirely fi nished, and part of one hind
leg and all the rest is solid stone.
The neck is made of three pieces,
and stuck, or fastened together some
thing like Cabinet makers put the
corners of drawers together, 'dove
tailed.) the rest is ali solid."
In another part of the cave the
walls on ore side are sery s mooth.
On these wnib numerous letters, fig
ures an-i hieroglyphics appear, ir.uat
( which however, lire s ilef.iced ns
to render them unintelligible. Nev
ertheless t!ie fiures 1, 2 6 and
quite plain. Just ub.ive tliee fiacres
the letters DON & CARLO are logi-
Ue. Fuitiii-r on, the letters J. H. S.
up; cur on the wall. An arm of the
main cavern has ulso leeu discover
ed, and has been explored son:e 200
yard. A w riter says:
The walls hiui rpii n'of th s ei
tia. r l.nary envearp. p, rtiy fii.uch tha
i.h .ii tl e
I s li iV.- u r cfit'iar
uiJ cin,r' ii- i
ci-c.-isi-ine-l I dicov-!
thol'act tiirit in-iad of
static us we first believed, e
them to be cf a metr.l. verv irjizc'i ri-
sembl ng sulphate of iron, Lut m ire
ifasilveiy .p; earnce. We had
not prooeedsd very far before we
heard a rumbling noise that occasion
a ly broke upon our ears in notes the
most thti':in nnd riM-ludioti!--I ever
heard- Wp s'oi d for a ronsi if ral.le
time in brt-nidess siierice to cat-l: the
most rm:hniitiiiL' sounds that ever
greeted the ear of mnn, and it was
ul v at un intTvril that we could
sumni. ncouniwe t. .explore it source
i. .1, a a un! tnnnii . .
nrised to find it proceeded fiom u
ti'hing spring in the side of the wall.
'I I.e sound we l.e inl we found to be
r.icd'iced b the i ! 1 i water.
. . . .
ar d v nried bv !f. n.r
fo:e alluded tr, !"'
to be very strr;:. W- eao'i toi k a
hnity draught o! ft ! rr pid wmerof
this gushing snri'-:-. ind eiter survey
ing the di:i".-.: i t!W f tt e prert-
P6t natun 1 cu' ;o.itv m
r n, menced :eti-icinr our ep :
I mouth, when we ccw.d h v l e q
dark, and 8 o'cb ck at :ii:;iit."
OUT AND IN.
A Frenchman who was traveling
m a enna ooat was auoui passing un-
n I i.
. 1. : ..
"look out!"' to the passengers at the
top of his voice. The Frenchman
understood him literally, and poked
his head up out of the cabin. He re
ceived a severe bump upon the fore
head which knocked him sprawling
upon the floor. He jumped up in a
scratched his head, and
1 1 .I.a n..4nin in tliA mriot in-
addiesseu mc iunoi ...v.-. ...
dignant style. "Sare! what you
say "look out" for! why you not
say "look in."
(vWhy is 0 fashionable lady like
a rigid economist? Because she
makes a great but!? about a little
waist 1 waste. )
BT L. K. L.
Ali! the past is the true source of
confi Jenoe. We must recollect to-;
uether before we enn coiifide.
TI.e love which we restrained for
the living, defies control when it is o
roustd for the dead.
Ah, l:iat talking at! Only those
wh'i liue sutiercd from it can under
sign' !i wearing and petty misery,j
espei ia.i v w.ieu (uacea in circum
stances which forbid reply.
We are eloquent about oppression
on a iare tcaic; we deprecate the
tyranny of pyven.ment, which, after
all, extends but lo lew, and yet how
lit'. - ! .: . I cstowed upon those I
!!: i:l".r t i ; a I woisiot tvrnn-i
in :n u-ti'.Y practice in ddi'y l.fe.
uat gnevi.ncej .vou!d must lu.iitly
l)itorinns disclose! how much kindly
feeling wasted by the arbitrary cru
elties ol temper! I s:iy cruelties,
for what torture of rack or wheel can
equal that ol words? Take the an-
nuisof a majrity of l.jarths for a
twe've-Hiuntli and we should be b-
mazoj at the quantity ol wretched
ncss that would be writ in them, il
The living console themselves by
the honors which they pay lo the
dead; und yet this sell deceit is not
all in vain. Every feeling that looks
to the future el-vqtes human nature;
for life is never so low or so little as
when it concentrates itself on the
presei.t. The miserable wants, the
small desiies, and the petty pleas
uresof daily existence, have nothing
in common with those mighty dreams
which, looking forward lor action Si,
action's reward, redeem the earth o
ver which they walk, with steps like
those of an angel, beneath which,
spring up f lorit.us and immortal flow
er?. Tlie riiitiL'i cition is man's no
b!et and mosi sp;n:u-.. faculty and
that ever dwells oil the tune to come.
'Whom the gods love dre ycungV
is one of t( e truths taught by the old
Greek poet: those pnet9 half sage,
halt seer. And meihinks that thouy.li
tours are shed abundantly when t.'ie
coffin lid presses down some fair and
for'iit head, we were wiser diJ we
keep those tears Ibrthe living. Let
the young perish in their hoar of
promise how much will they be
spared! Passion, that kindles but to
consume the hcait, nnd leaves either
vacuncy or riiiret, a ruin or adesei t;
ambition, that only reaches rts goal
to f:;'-l it wui i bless w hen gained, or
'J,;t ,!se itJitiiiir-piace for another fe-
verish rico, ilo.uned ".puin U end in
!,,, - ur: - '" 'inenir enemies tint cross
i .... - , r . : ...!.. j .
us die vfi irii, o niiua uiuj uri:t-n c ;
and what tric.ds do not? the blight
ed hops, the imbittered feeling, the
wasted powers, the remorse, and the
despair all these are spared by the
mercilul, the early grave.
It is a painful tiling to think how
the purest and dearest tie that can
exist that which binds the parent
to the child, and the child to the pa
rent in doomed to sever by the ve
! rV '-oiirseef nntrire; that anew and
'. vi v d ion. w il I ine v i tabl v er.ter
ttie heart nt youth and before that
emotion, how cold and faint seems
nil that was held precious before!
;d tt, ho irn-x'ncatily blended are
! t.;ipv''!.ss and sorrow on earth, that
ite are thev who have mich ties
Time shou'd be reckoned by e
vents, n ' l.ours: the he:rt is its tru-
o'(l,wecl iini-j'tui e, ut least us concerns
' Ol'.l -.01 1 a.
T'r-e met in V
riifiVied make. us
hat others have
- Lie tor cur
There something in imr:ian n ituie
that shrinks from any great change,
even though that chune be for the
better. Alas! all experience shows
us how little we dare trust our fate.
It is said that the name of love is
oltcn taken in vain, compelled to
standgodfather to leelings with which
he has nothing to do, and made nn
swerable for all the faults and follies
which interest, vanity, and idleness
commit while masquerading under
such stmblence. Wit is just ns much
put upon blamed for a thousand im
pertineneies over which it would not
have held for a moment its glittering
shield: it is like the radiant fairy
'doomed to wander over earth, ron-
cealed and transformed, and only al-
lowed on rare occasions to shine forth
in it., I rim an1 anarl lmfr fnrrYt. It is
well that wit is an impalpable and e
thereal substance, or it must long
since have evaporated in indignation
at that peculiarly wmtched and mis
taken race, its imitators.
Of ail the melancholy day l conse
crated to the memory tf the dead,
perhaps the most mournful the one
jarring most immediately by strong
contrast with ts predecessors
tba dnv when the coffin has been car
rier! frnm th hfinnp. nnd the SUn of
heaven admitted thronphthe recently
darkened windows. Every object
looks so fainilliar- We have become
nrr.nstomed to the dim atmosphere
and the long shadows; they seem to
spmpathize with us. Now tlie clieer-
ful sun lnnL in mnrkinc! v : we re-
" p - .
joice not in the face of day; it brings
not hope, but memory to our minds;
nnd we watch onlv the gladdening
beams to think that they are shining
on ttie narrow grave.
Coleridge somewhere relates a sto
rt to the fnllfiwintr efTerti
- - . k f
"Alexander, in his march into A'-jly
nun, cuinc m a cuiv ...
peaceful huts who knew neither war
nor conquest. Gold being offered to
him he said, that his whole object
was to learn the manners and cus
toms of the inhabitants. Stay with
us said the Chief, as long as it pleas
eth thee. During the interview with
the African Chief, two of his subjects
brought a Case before him for judge
ment. Ths. dispute was this: The
one had boughf of the other a piece
of ground, which after purchase, was
found to contain a treasure, for which
he felt himself bound to pay. The
other refused to receive any thing,
stHtinci that when h gold the t'round
r- i : o
he sold it with all advantage apparent
,errA .; i ,i. rir t.-niJnrr nt
the one, vou have a son, and to the j and hope. They rode the heaving
other, you have a daughter, let them j billows gallantly and when the land
be married, and the treasure be given; in the blue distance faded away from
to them as a dowry. Alexander was ' the vision of those on board, they lu-
i i j .. i .M .t. ri.:r '.i- tint it wnt the last occa-
nsionisuea. .uu wuui,aiu uio unci,
would have been the decision in
your country! We should have dis
missed the parlies said Alexander,
and seized the treasure for the kings
use. And does the sun shine on your
country? said the Chief does the
rain fall there! are there any cattle
there which feed upon grass! Cer
tuioiy, said Alexander. Ah, said the
Chief, it ia for the sake of these inno
cent cattle that the Great Being per-1
-. .1.. . i . .i f.ti :
mils the sun to shine, the ruin to fall
and gross to grow tn your country'
flirls. beware of transient vouns
men never suffer the addresses of a
stranger; recollect, one steady far
mer's boy, or industrious mechanic,
is worth more than all the floating
fricti in rhfl world: the .allurements of
n tsnHi'-iark. with a cold chain about
" j j , j-, -
l.la nprk. a walking stick in his oaw.
some honest tailor s coal on nts uacK,;
and a brainless, though fancy skull,
ran never make no ihe loss of a fa
ther s home a good mothers coun
sel, and the society of brothers and
sisjers; their affection last, while that
of such a young man is lost at the
wane of the honey moan. 'Tis
The Methodist Episcopal Confer
ence in session at Bultimorp, has
come to the decision not to alter the
sixth restrictive ruh of discipline, or,
in other words, not lo separate the
church into a northern nnd southern
division, on account of the existence
o: slavery, inis is an important
decision, "and we are gratified to
len r, snys the Republican, that it
was mud after due deliberation, and
in the true spirit of Christian concili
The huildincs adjoining the resi
dence of Mrs. Patton of this place,
were consumed by fire on Sunday
last. The wind was blowing hard at
the time, but fortunately in a direc
tion that saved the main building.
1 Fayette Times.
Washington Irving made a mistake
when he wrote: "Women, by them
selves require little to be comfortc
b!e can live without BUSTLE and
without form." He should ''back
out" of that reflection, says some
,: ANECDOTE OK 51 !? BLAIR:
:The following anecdote.' is told of
Mr. Blair, editor of the Washington
Globe, who, it is universally ac
knowledged, i a man of no great
personal beauty. ; . -.
Mr. tsiair once meia .avoo iuur
ing Kentuckian in the wheeling stage
coach, - who accosted him thus:4!
say, stranger, here a very pretty
Bowie knife I was axd to hand over
to you!' 'Indeed!' said Elair, to
whom may 1 be . indebted for this
presentr-lt was a (rightfullooking
knife.) 'Well, now, thnt would be
hard to tell,' replied the Kentuciiao.
Twos about five years ago, I
reckon, when I vsl goin' over thii
turnpike, and I met a fellow who
gave me the knife, as a aortf premi
um for beinc the ualiest looking fellow
lie had. met on his journey over this
ugly road, lie eiaciea a promise,
however, that if 1 ever met an uglier
looking man than myself 1 should at
once hand it over to him at all haz
ards.' Since then, I have looked in
vain for fivfl tears, and began to
think the knife'wai my own proper
ty. 1 beg however, you will make
nn tk;tinnc to nor ftntim? a oresent
to which, I am satisfied, you are just
ly entitled !' Mr. Blair pocketed the
knife very good naturedly, giving the
Kentuckian ah eamesi assurance
that if he met any body uglier look
ing than himself, he would resign over
his trust with the utmost fidelity.
All hopes of ever again seeing te
packet ships United States ind En
gland, seem now to be abandoned by
the public. The United States has
been one hundred and one days at
sea and the England ninety-sii.
There is something peculiarly
mournful in such an announcement.-.
Theso packet ships left the city of
Nrw York within a few days of each
other, in all their beauty ana pnae.
I ;ih rrou-s and tsassencers fall oflife
tie thought that it was the last occa-
sion on which they snouiu r
hills and vdes of this beautiful earth.
And vet it was so. These gallant
vessels, wi:h their treasures of life,
have undoubtedly gone down below
ihe unstable surface of the sea, and
"In lh deap botora of lb eaaa buriad
They have passed away from the
scenes of this world forever; The
places that knew them once shall
j know them no more, a
- -"! ;-r " M '
an nn-rl.ma nraver has been sent heav
enwards for the welfare of those who
have been engulphed. Many a wish
for prosperity, health, and safety has
been wafted over the waste of wa
ters to the voyagers who shall return,
no more. Many a wet eye & many
a stricken heart have poured out
their anguish as visioi s of the wrecks
and their victims nave come up im-
j ly before the imagination of fr.fids
Hope, anxiety and despair have, by
turns, taken" possession of the souls
of the survivors. Who shall paint
the deep nnd burning agony of mo
thers, fathers, wives, children, bro
thers, and sisters reft of those dear
est to their hearts by this event?
In truth it is a perilous thing to dare
the wrath of old ocean when an an
gry sky is over head, and the wild'
spirit of the storm is shrieking aroond?
you. Heaven help the mariners!
A Yankee writing from the west?
to his father, speaks of its great mat
rimonial facilities, and ends by mak
ing the following suggestion: 'Sup
pose you get oor girls some new
teeth, and send them out.?
A tavern keeper in Illinois thus ad
vertises a young limb of the law who'
left without paying his board:
"Absquatuiando damnum Swart
woulandibus in transitu, non est in
ventus at libitum scape goatum, non
The KATE AiJBRE Y, which was
recently sunk by coming in collision
with the steamer Sarah Bladen, was
insured to the amount of $14,000 in
three offices in Louisville.
(7- It seems likely that postmis
tresses are to be appointed in vari
ous parts of the country. Well wa
have no objection. Let the females
try their hands at regulating
. Mat.p.f. Lou. Jonr.
'llinoii w ilh 'il wagons.
mads his escape.