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..! desire that my enemies may he .temporary;
my frienuship etearnal. (.-icero. ;
Mortal! on thy kness oft bending
Be it "e'er thy fervent prayer,
That thy friendship lie unending '
As the eternal ages are; '
But upon thy bosom ever,
Kindness to thy fellow men; . . .
Let not Jealous thoughts c'r sever,
Ties that bind thee to a friend. -
. ,,. . , ''
Bo thy spirit ever willing,
To forgive and toforbare, . .
Lendlhy efforts towards fulfilling
Duty to thy fellows hare; ."
Slight not friendship while it's offeree1,
Tho' it bean humble friend.
Who t3 thee the boon has proffered,
CherUh it till lilo shall end. :
., If oft cniaky you cherish, .;,...,
Try. the reeling to subdue; '
jm t!iy bosom let it perish,
Bj thy conduci ever true
To the maxim, "Better suCer,
' Tho' temptation shouM be strong,
Than in entity to offer
. '' Insult in return for wrong." ' 1
Woull'sl thou with thy soaring spirit,
Bear to those bright rchns of bliss,
Feelings Unit are hot ol k imluess,
, Thou hast cherished in tlti.-?
No! lot friendship be ensuring,
V iiile our entities hH cvac, .
A' we valus the procuring
"., Of our sou!' i-1-.'rssal pece.
r 1 "THE MESSAGE,
fn referring last week to the message of
tue President, w stated that his views up
on tlie subject of, the war question and his
reasons for the vigorous prostitution of it,
met our most decided approbation. The
rare we redact aliout it, the greater the
difficulty. determining how any man or
party of men, who have any regard for our
national honor of who have any respect for
the rights of individuals, can, at this stage
of the proceedings, agree to withdraw our
army or recommend any sort of a. treaty
which. does not secure to us the debt due to
im and our citizens, together with the cx
peuscs of th war. Haw can Mexico do
this? It is a fact, as stated, by Mr. Clay
and known to the whole world, that Mexi
co cannot nav us in money. It is doubtful
whether she could have done so before the
war commenced, .without resorting to
means which would, in all probabiiity,have
caused a revolution; and since the com
mencement of the war she lias been forced to
resort to all modes of taxation and forced
loans to raise enough to suppoit her half
starved army and is at last compelled to
disperse almost the whole of her troops for
the want of necessary support for them.
The war has put an end to, and destroyed
the obligation she was under tb pay1 the
inibney due to us before its coinnicncercfctit.
But even supposing she. woulil, in, a new
treaty to be entered into, agree to give an
other obligation to pay us in money, how
can we hope,' in the deranged condition ofj
Iter finances, that she will, many . reasona
ble length- of .lime,' be able to comply witl
her promises; and what assurances can we
Lave .that .we ww pot eventually have to re,
ort to the saineatate-of . things .that now
exist to -enforce our 'rights,, and Mhcn . to
ake the amount diie us in territory. Then
why' the 'debry,ini settlement? ' The war
wasbrougbt w by Mexico. We have kept
it up until we, ara in possession of her capi
tal, andia large, portion of her country.
We have: lier in our power. We only claim
"what are or acknowledged lights, and we
will deal justly aid fairly by her. .Then we
' ay now is -the time to secure ourselves
take territory enough, allowing a price for,
it, to pay what is due, including the- ex
penses of the war thus-brought on by Ler,
and then let our government assume uie
' debts due our citizens.' It is undeniably
i true that Congress at the last session con-
fciqplated territorial indemnity when the
, appropriation f. $3,000,00 J was made up-
ca the recotruaendation of the President, to
mble thabonelude a treaty of peace,
. ... . . .1
and intended at the time to be in part pay
ment for territory to be acquired. And all
this difficulty about additional tcriitory
which is now dividing and distracting our
country, is nothing more or less than anew
political game, attempted for the purpose
of injuring the administration, and by con
necting with all sorts and kinds of sectional
jealousies and prejudices to bring another
p'oliUcat party into power ' "
The proposition to designate a line, and
simply hold and defend it, has been ably
handled by Mr. Polk,' and he shows con
clusively that such a system would be the
most futile and useless one that was ever
attempted by any government. We trust
that the members of the present Congress
will promptly second the views of the Presi
dent on this subject by voting the' necessa
ry appropriation for the vigorous prosecu
tion, thereby showing to Mexico that we
are united, and that she has nothing to ex-
fpect from her friends in the United States,
thcii we may look for a speedy and satis
factory settlement of our difficulties with
ht. Jefferson City Metropolitan.
IT?" The following are the resolutions of
fered by Mr. Calhoun in the Senate, on the
I5lh December. They were laid on the ta
ble for further action. Much interest has
been manifested with regard to these reso
lutions . He-tolred, That to Conquer Mexico, and
j hold it, cither as u province, or incorporate
maio our union, wouw be inconsistent
with the avowed object for which the war
had been prosecuted adeparturc from the
settled policy of the government in con
flict with its character and genius and in
the end, subversive of our 'free popular in
stitutions. llesolved, That no line of policy in tho
future prosecution of the war, should be
adopted, which would tend to consequences
Death from thh Bite cf a Rattle
SxAicr Doctor Wainwriglit, of this city,
received from Kentucky a rattle suake, en-i
closed in a box, and on Thursday evening; soothe her spirit. He led her back to her
he brought it to the Broadway House, cor-(seat; but her hair was still unbound, and
ner of Broadway and Grand street, to show her beauty unveiled. The cars rattled on,
it to some friends. In order that they might and the passengers in groups assumed their
sec it to more advantage, the doctor Itt it conversation. Suddenly a wild melody a
out of its box, close to the fire place, and rosr: it was the beautiful maniac's voice,
for a few minutes it lay in an apparently' rich, fa!! arid inimitable. Her hands were
hall topid state. But the heat from the fire 'crossed on her heaving bosom, and she
resuscitated it, and it began to glide round waved her body as she sung with touching
the room, and the Doctor took it in his hand pathos :
to replace it in its box, when it bit him on1 "Shew fur from the land where her young hero
one of his hands, causing it and his arm up! . sleeps, ...
., , ,, , i. . , . ,,' Anil lovers around are sighing,
to the snoulder, almost immediately to swell lJllt coldy frora their gaze and weeps,
to a frightful size, accompanied by acute. For her heart in his grave is lying!
p3in. ' Medical assistance was shortly afterj.she sings the wild songs of her dear native
obtained, but it availed him nothing, and ! plain?,
i'. j:.i : 4i. f r .'. l I Every note which her lover awakinir
iiuuicu in u.h v. o " "
JV. V. Jour. Com. 1 tmt.
The New York True Sun, of the 12th,
"The unhappy man seemed to possess his
full faculties almost to the last moment, and
was perfectly aware of the fate to which he j
was inevitably hastening, some uttecn
minutes before his decease, turning to a
friend, who was supporting him, "This is
horrible !" said he, as he felt the extreme
pain leaving his hand, and the sensation of
case slowly creeping up tue arm irom me
seat of the wound "This is horrible to
know that death is gradually feeling his
way to my vitals' that arm is dead al
ready! and placing the uninjured hand
over his heart 'the destroyer will soon be
hebe !' This acute knowledge of his sure
dissolution, which,' a a medical man, he
must have nossessed. coiud have been
-ii i . t'c ft tu - T.n,i .. .. ....
nought e be than truly fear u . JUntreating look, with a plaintive -save me,
alter death, presented uie usual appear-.., ,irn,,ipr, ssvft ., s:ster!"that scarce-
Ul ucvense 1 1 U ill Wi"
reptiles, it being frightfully swollen and
llather too Contiguous. Col Childs who
made the, gallant defence at Pucbla, has
had some narrow esqapeS. While standing
with one hand resting on his hip, a ball from
tlm nm-mv nassed between hi body and
his arm, tearing his coat; and on another
occasion a ball passed threw his chapeau,
carrying with it a portion of his hair!
Thom wnra certainly close shots. We
should much prefer that our wig should be
trimmed by a barber.
"United VVb Stand Divided We FaLu"
LOUISIANA, PIKE COUNTY, MISSOURI,- MONDAY,
THE DEilTIFlX MAXIAC.
"The fire that on my bosom pra;, s ' '
Is lone as some volcanic' isle,
No torch in kindled as its blaze
A funeral pile!"
In the morning (raid from Petersburgh,
there was a lady closely veiled, in the same
car with ourself. Sho was dressed in the
purest white, wore gold bracelets, and evi-
ilenrly .beIonrt in th higher circles bf
ciety.' Her figure was delicate though
well developed, and exquisitely symetrical;
and when she drew aside her richly embroi
dered veil, the glimpse of her features,
which the beholder obtained, satisfied him
of her extreme lovelieess. Beside her sat
a gentleman in deep mourning, who watch
ed over her witli unusual solicitude: and
several times when she attempted to rise,
he excited the curiosity of the passengers
by detaining her in her seak
Outside the cars all was confusion; pas
sengers looking to their baggage, porters
running, cabmen cursing, and all the usual
hurry and bustle attending the departure of
a rail road train. One shrill warning whis
tle from the engine, and we moved slowly
At the first motion of the car, the lady in
while started to her feet with one heart
piercing scream, and her bonnetfalling off,
disclosed the most lovely features we ever
contemplated. Her raven tresses fell over
her shoulders in graceful disorder, and'
clasping her hands in prayer, she turned
hrr dark eyes to Heaven! What agony was
;n iiiat i,nu. What bea.it v. too; what hen.
enly beauty, had not so mucii misery been
stamped upon it. Alas! that one glanco
told a melancholy talc.
. " 'he was changed
As by the sickness of her soul lwr mind
Had wan'ler'd from its dwelling, and her eyes
They ii.t l net (heir own lustre, but the look
Which is not of the earth; she was become
The queen or a fantastic realm: her thoughts
Were combination f dij'jini.-;! things
A ml forms inii;tl)u!ile ami uupcrci'ived
Ol' others' sight I'umiliar were to hers."
Her brother, the gentleman dressed in
block, wat unremitting in his efforts to
a n.. ii.:i - : K..;.
How the heart of the rcinslrel is breaking!"
Her brother was unmanned, and he Wept
as only man can weep. The air changed,
and she continued :'
"Has sorrow thy young days shaded
as ciouns o er ine morning neeir
Too fast have those young days faded,
Thrt even in sorrow were sweet!
If thus the .unkind world wither .
Each feeling that once was dear;
Come, child of misfortune ! come hither,
I'll weep with thee, tear for tear."
She then sung a fragment of the beauti
ful hymn :
"Jesus, lover of my soul,
Let me to thy bosom fly !"
Another attempt to rise up was prevented, good dame of the house answered the sum
and she threw herself on her keens beside jmons in person; and having seated the offi
l,er brother, and crave him such a inournful,
received the open scorn of the company.
His insensibility to such scenes of distress
almost defies belief; and yet this is, in eve
ry particular, an "over true tale." Should
he ever read these lines, may his marble
heart be softened by the recollection of his
Again the poor benighted beauty raised
her bewitching voice to one of the most
nrleon sacred airs:
ly a passenger could refrain frora weeping, her husband, she immediately returned and
We say scarcely, for there was one man informed him that the Governor was enga-
, i o i n.i .I,. . iced in the yard, and could not very well
(was he a man?) who called on the con-;fr . . , ,. , J .
' A. rr wait upon his honor and his horse at the
ductor to "put her out of the car. lime. The predicament of the officer
JANUARY, 10, 1848.
; "Oh where shall rest be found, ;
Best for the weary soul?" .-'-; ...
And continued her melancholy cliaant un
til we reached t! steamer Mount Vernon,
on James river1, '.the unhappy brother an
sister occupying the 'ladies cabin-' Hit
was a. sorrow too profound for ordinary con
sideration; and no one dared intmde so far
upon his greif as to satisfy his curiosity.
We were Standing Oil the'phontvnada deck,
admiring the beautiful scenery of the river,
when at one of the landings, the small boat
pulled away for the shore with the unhappy
pair, en route for the Assylum at -
She was standing erect in ' the stern of the
boat, her head still uncovered and her
white dress and raven tresses fluttering in
the breeze. The boat returned, and the
steamer moved off for Norfolk. They were
gone that brother with his broken heart,
that sister with her melancholy union of
beauty and madness.
From the Brunswicker. . ,
Jim Phillip: Where ore YouT
Left tho home of his lawful wife, for parts
unknown, on the night of the 15th Dec,
1847, at Carrol I ton, Alo., one James Phil
lips, alias Jim Phillins, alias black Jim. a
quondam doggery-keeper, ci-devant horse
racer, and ticky black-leg; taking with him
the daughter of an honest, old countryman,
who was hired in the family, for purposes,
at which virtue shrinks hack appalled: tie
has left me acd several children, wholly
dependent upon the charity of onr friends,
for subsistence. .Ho is a man about 35
years of age, inclined to corpulency, about
5 feet 10 ruches high, very dark hair, eyes
and skin the latter so strikingly assimila
ting the shade Ethiopian, as to fully justify
the familiar subriquent of "black Jim." It
is too often the case with poor humanity,
that when affection s flowers become with
ered, hope's vestal flame dimmed, and all
our la-.ry visions of bliss lAd Iroffi IIS. we
shroud ourselves in gloom and melancholy,
and brcod darkly over disappointment: but
I thank my God, that I have sufficient for
titude to bear with misfortune; and sensi
bilities sufficiently refined to appreciate and
accurse iniquity. 1 therefore pray the pub
lic press to give him such notoriety by its
scorpion lash, as to make his couch of sin
the vcrv hot-bed of tea.
Carrollton, Dec. 16th, 1847.
P. S. Jim speaks but seldom, except
when spoken to, and then with vien, not at
all to the purpose; but witli women his re
marks are supposed to be both pithy and
pointed, no nas ins two lower ironi leeiu
out, occasioned by a Bacchanalion browl
UBrethern, give him "the hot end of
the poker." Brunswicker.
ftfiat Constitutes a Gentleman? Hal-
loo, you man with a pail and frock,' said a
British officer, as he brought his fiery steed
to a stand in front of Governor Chittenden's
'dwelling, can you inform me whether his
honor the Governor of ermont resides
'He does,' was the responce of the man still
wending Ins way to the pig-sty.
'Is his honor at home?' continued the'man
of the spurs.
'Most certainly, replied the man of the
'Take my horse by the bit, then,' said the
officer; 'I have business to transact with
Without a second bidding, the man diet as
requested, and the officer alighted and made
his way to the door and gave the panne I
several hearty raps with the butt of his
whip for be it known, in those days of re
publican simplicity, knockers and bells,
Hike servants, were in but little use. llie
cer. nna asceriainea ins aesire 10 ee me
i Uovcrnor, ueparieu to inior n iir uusuana
f h VarrivoI. but on ascertaining
.i... .i" (T:, 1,1 t n
can be better imagined than described.
The Indiana Journal compares the Uni-
ted States to a man, and Mexico to a w -
man. Then why be so .ungalfar.t as to ob -
ject to "annexationy N. A. Dem.
The tallest trees are most' hr the pier
of the winds; and ambitious men of the
blests of fortunc.-Penn. " . , "
Incite Hoiis,'o1taISStfi,sVIr. Warting
ton Hiint gavc ilotice thu(Le should, on the
next day, offer jo'mf reso1otrfs.Jlrturranir
the (hanks of Congress and the )rtTjf.o
Mai. Gen, Scott, his officers and men, for
their JUiiUiattls servicea i inline i Baniuairn
which terminated iujiieir taking poJMssion
of the capital of Mexico; ., ,L.-u -joU '
Mr. Sawyer offered resolntiojis havlpgiri
view th pToper regHTatwHrf' 6f Iraae' and
intercourse betweeanthf white's5 and :TndN
Mr. Caleb B. Smithk of indiaiia, present
ed a petition askini for the iabalitioD,.of
slavery in the District of Columbia.,'
Mr. Cabell, of Flprida, movef that'll'. b
laid 6h the table. ', ;?- Rl -t - j
This motion was carried by & majority of
ri.:: 'Tlie House then adjouraed.if:; ?i
"Ti't '" J K ir.ir?,tiwilil vjioij iJrT
; In tlie Senate, notlung was dona in Jhjf
way of legislation.'' The Senate being en
caged In preparations fo? the funeral of Mri
John. Fairfield, .a -mer4ibar"of tfeatbpdjH
wnose aeaui was announced on vtherireTV
ousday. , , , 'jw;n ;-'rt"-,
fAs yet,' we have ha accodnt oftne'eaiuse
of Mr. FairfieidY tJeath; ;fe was 4ttjhii
seat on tlie 23d, and made a report from tho
Uromittee on i aval Affairs,' pf wUkHjIO
was chairman. On,lhe27th, he was dead. J
..." T -!
: Correspondence of tqe Baltimore Sun.J f
, . Washington, l?et. 15, J847.
Mr. Calhoun's resolutions concerning ths
Mexican conquest, produced some sensa
tton here. It was not expected that he
would come out so eerty with hit views, but
it is presumed that he was' prompted to the
movement by Mr. Dickinson's resolution?-,
which assert the. annexation of contiguput
territory to be the trpe policy of this co'uny
Mr. Calhoun is supposed by ome, tohave
evaded the whole question at issue, for rqt
resolutions are directed, against the cob
guest of the whole of Mexico and its incor--
porauon inio xne union.
Nobody will dispute triiV point whb Mri
Calhoun, for no one bar vet advanced ibi
"whole or none" policy as to Mmk? W
propose to begin modestly by taking,, only
one half, and that half whieh is sparsely
lnuaoueu ana in, woriniess 10 ijieito, anif
cannot centinue under her' doinainiari ' even
3hould we relinquish it to her. -ir!'J -'-iq
Mr. Calhoun's resolutions were offered in
the morning, and, four hours .afterwards,
Mr. Holmes of South Carolina, submitted
project of a much more definite character
Mr. Holmes, proposes to relinquish to Mex
ico the whole territory beyond -the Rio
oifande, upon certain cond.uonfeV.cut, if
Mexico violate these conditions ,JUv any re
spect, and they are , of a very complex
character, we shall be exactly wbere w
now are, at war with her. ' i:" "'' " ;" ' J '
53- 4Observer," thewell Informed and
generally correct- correspondent of the
Philadelphia Ledger, writing from- Wash
ington, in reference to Senator Dickinson's
resolutions, says: "The Wilmot proviso,
will, no doubt, be effectually killed in tbe
Senate, and as Mr. Calhoun is understood
to hare given up at least in a measvre his
"no territory" notions, room seems to be
made for the annexation of additional ter
ritory." : . .t,
Oh ! Some transcendental Miss , thus
breaks forth in the columns of. the Louis
ville Courier :
In after years, when the lurid flame of
criticism, prejudice, and malice shall, like
the school boy's rocket, blazing meteor
like for a moment in serpentine brilliancy,
expire, leaving but its blackened front,
shall the name of John N. Maffit, bathed in
the sunlight of immortality, phcemx-like,
rise from the smouldering ashes of .depart
ed glory, spreading her ruby wings heaven
ward, cleave the blue djme, and lay ner
trophies at tlie feet of that Angel of Elo
quence, who, rising from, her celestial
throne, shall inscribe bis auiograpa unon
the brightest gems that deck her coronal of
slury-f - ;
Ah! ' ' - '
I can marry any girl I please, said i
young fellow, boastingly. Yesforyon ean.'t
please any,' instantly rejoined a blue-eyed
Critical. If we were called to write a
critique on a great many things now-a-days
that are called tery beautifut, we ..would
simply adopt the description of a sermon
we heard once 'The preacher .took a-
bout two drops of thought, and "beat into
bnshels of bubbles, and threw them in rain
bows all round.' J '
Kisses and apples are very piinilar-r-they
'should never be tasted) without pairing.' A
The brave mania known only in war; the
iwise man in anger; the friend in . time of
;ce(i. ' , . ,. 7
l . .
We have had some experience in the
j world; but to our certain knowledge, a gooa
industrious boyi and a faithfnl, apprentice
DOTOr turned out a bad man or -brigand in