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The French journals, La Patria
and La Journal du Havre, have taken
up the speech of General Quitman, of
Mississippi, on Mexico, Cuba, and
Central American affairs. They in
vite France, England, and Spain, and
all other States interested, to put a
stop to the filibustering propensities
of the United States.
There are now three candidates in
the field for the office of Governor of
Missouri Col. Benton fori ne branch
of the Democracy, Trusten Polk for
the other branch, and Robert C. Ew
ing on the part of the Americans. .
Not only have we suffered, but the
law has been disregarded by our coun
ty officers failing to comply with the
requirements of the following act,
passed at the last session of the Ten
nessee Legislature :
Legal Advertisements. The Leg
islature of Tennessee, at its last ses
sion, passed an act regulating the sale
of land or slaves to be advertised in
the newspapers, by which Act, sher
iffs, constables, coroners, clerks of
courts, commissioners appointed by a
court, trustees; executors, administra
tors, guardians, or other persons whose
duty it shall be to sell any land or ne
groes under or by any execution, or
der, judgment, or decree of the court,
deed of trust, mortgage or assignment
or will, to advertise and publish such
sale or sales at least three different
times in some newspapers printed and
published in the county where such
sale or sales shall be made, having the
largest circulation in said county, the
first of which publication shall be
made at least thirty days previous to
the day of sale. The 4th and 5th sec
tions are as follows:
Sec. 4. That should any of the offi
cers or persons enumerated make a
sale of land, or either of them, with
out pursuing the provisions of this
act, said sale shall not on that ac
count be void or voidable, but shall
be as val id as if this act had not been
Sec. 5. That any officer or other
person named in the first section of
this act, who shall fail to comply with
the provisions of this act, shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor, and on con
viction by indictment or presentment,
shall be punished as in other cases of
misdemeanor, and moreover be liable
to the party injured thereby for all
damages resulting therefrom.
Passed February 25th, 1850.
A Certain Cure for a Rattlesnake
Bite or SpjpERSrraG. Take the yolk
of a good egg, put it in a tin cup, and
stir in as much salt as will make it
thick enough not to run off, and spread
a plaster and apply to the wound.
Fillmore's Prospbcts. The return
of each day brings increasing evidence
of the increasing prospects of Mr.
Fillmore. His success is not a matter
of doubt, but of certainty. He is
stronger than he is represented. There
Wive confess, talk of other candi
dates, but Fillmore will get the votes.
"A kindly air a gentlemanly bow,
And all iho forms ofmikl civility."
It is an easy thing to be civil, and al
though in the language of the old prov
erb, "fine words butter no parsnips,"
they frequently, nay, almost invaria
bly, have a kindly affect, and influence
the mind as well as the heart. Nev
theless there are certain persons who
go through the world as if determined
never to do a civil turn. They arc
naturally rough, harsh, peevish, and
dissatisfied, and even when appealed
to in matters of business, they will in
dulge in such a spirit, and assume such
an air as to make the intercourse cold,
formal and repulsive. A sad mistake
in every point of view All of us are
more or less dependent upon civility.
It softens and sweetens the intercourse
between man and man it breaks
down barriers and impediments that
would otherwise exist it appeals to
the higher and more refined qualities
of nature, and it bespeaks not only in
telligence and polish, but clearness of
head and goodness of heart. A man
of the world, who has traveled or en
joyed the advantages of a thorough
education, and especially a gentleman,
is rarely uncivil. To be so, is to be
rude, discoutcous and insulting. Noth
ing indeed is more agreeable, nothing
more fascinating, and nothing better
calculated to secure an easy path in
life or society, whether in the social
or the business world, than unwaver
ing civility. It touches many a heart,
it impresses many a mind, it removes
many an obstacle; and, while it is cal
culated to gratify thousands, it can
offend no one.
The man of finished manners and
elegant taate, of cultivated mind and
gentlemanly instincts, is civil, not on
ly to the millionarie, the banker and
the merchant, but to the mechanic and
day laborer, and even to the beggar
who knock at his door. He respects
himself and hence he respects the feel
ings of others. He looks for kindness
and good will at the hands of his fel
low creatures, and he manifests these
qualities himself. He may have his
errors and infirmities, his prejudices
and his passions, his follies and ex
citements, but at all times and occa
sions, his language and his manners
are civil, or if having unwittingly com
mitted an offence against propriety,
he is the first to make the amende hon
orable. Civility is not only one of the vir
tues but it is one of the essentials of
social and civilized life. It cannot be
cultivated too seduously. We should
as much as possible endeavor to en
graft this spirit upon the young, and
thus render it a feature and an em
bellishment of character. The effect
cannot but be salutary. If this qual
ity be calculated to adorn and dignify
age, what a grace and polish will it
impart to the ingeniousness of youth.
It at once softens and refines, elevates
and beautifies. Often, too, it opens
the road to prosperity, and leads the
way to conquest and power. With
the sterner sex it has a magic and a
charm, and with the gentler it is al
most irresistable. Phil. Inq.
Information Wanted Missing. A
little girl of fair complexion, and with
out a dress, (being too simple to know
any better,) has, for some time past,
been missing from this city; and the
most strenuous private eflbrts to find
her continue unsuccessful, notwith
standing that the hotels, markets, mer
chants' stores, brokers' shops, insu
rance offices and banks, have been
thoroughly searched. It is barely pos
sible that she may have sought a coul
ter in some meeting house, or strayed
into the shentry, (country papers will
please copy,) but serious fears are en
tertained by her Christian friends, that
the poor little thing has fallen into a
well. Editors, and all other charita
bly disposed persons, will confer a fa
vor by extending this inquiry. Though
generally taken for a natural, the lo3t
one will readily answer to her own
name, which is Trvtu.
High Compliment to Mr. Fill
more from an unwilling Witness.
The New Orleans Commercial Bul
letin, a rabid old lino Whig and anti-Know-Nothing"
journal, pays the fol
lowing unqualified compliments to
Mr. Fillmore and his letter of accept
ance. How old line Whigs, or any
other persons entertaining such senti
ments, can vote against Mr. Fillmore
in the coming election, passes our coin
prehension: " This letter breathes a spirit of fer
vent patriotism and enlarged nation
ality which are characteristic of its
distinguished author, and have won
for him the reputation among all right
thinking men, of being a reliable and
sagacious statesman, and a pure and
incorruptable politician. The record
of Mr. Fillmore's acts while occupy
ing ; thc Presidential chair, furnishes a
platform upon which all tho conserva
tive, Union-loving men of the coun
try can safely stand, with the well
grounded assurance that should he be
bdected, he will use all his ability,, and
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put lorui an ms energies to quiet the
sectional agitation which is now dis
tracting the country, threatening it
with all the horrors of civil war. We
firmly believe that Mr. Fillmore, as
President, could, and would do more to
wards restoring the country to peace
and quietude than any other man.
Hon. G. W. Jones in tiiij South.
So far from the opinion of Mr. Jones
being accepted by Southern demo
crats, he stands alone among the
democratic statesmen of tho South.
The opinion is universal among the
Sout hern democracy that the people
of the territories have no power to
prohibit slavery except in the lorma
tion of their State Constitution, at the
proper time and in the proper manner,
preparatory to their admission into
the Union. Washington Sentinel.
The above, remarks from the Senti
nel, were enunciated in an indignant
denial that the Squatter Sovereignty
views of Mr. Geo. W. Jones received
the least sympathy from Southern
Democrats. He stands says the Sen
tinel, solitary and alone in the advo
cacy of his peculiar views' which the
Virginia Democracy declare are worse
than the Wilmot proviso. Let the
Southern Democrats mark the fact
that their Southern leader in the
House of Representatives was the
first Southern man to advocate this
heresy, against which the anathemas
of the party ?ire hurled. Mem. Whig.
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The Doctrine tor Foreigners. An
Irishman came into the Memphis Ka-
tria T'.nn it i tnt rfl i rr rlirt nf nnt In
to buy a copy of the paper containing
Fillmore's letter of acceptance. Hav
ing procured and read it, he was
asked what he thought of it? lie re
plied " Sir, I never meddle with poli
ticks, though I believo the American
or Know-Nothing party to be right in
the main. Long ago, 1 heard Daniel
O'Connell say, Germany for the Ger
mans, England for the English, Amer
ica for the Americans, and old Ireland
for the Irish, and I have never depart
ed from the true faith then taught
If the majority of foreigners were
like this candid one, how very differ
ent would be the state of affairs jn
A Disinterested Onnion. An anti
American correspondent of the Cin
cinnati Commercial, speculating upon
the effect of Buchanan's nomination
"His nomination would increase
Fillmore's strength in the South, and
enable Fillmore to carry Louisiana,
Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland, Del
aware, and North Carolina, while
Douglas, as a similar candidate, would
carry all those states for the Democ
racy. Buchanan's nomination would
be regarded at the South generally as
a concession to Northern sentiment,
while Fillmore's nomination was
known to' be a triumph of Southern
Democratic Enthusiasm. The Cin
cinnati Columbian of the 11th ultimo,
An attempt was made to get up a
Buchanan ratification meeting in Co
lumbus, on Saturday night; but the
Journal states that it was the flattest
political failure that ever came off
there. It add that there were just
seventy-three persons present, a large
number of whom were Republicans."
A Woman with a Live Snake in
her Stomach Two Years. '
Wc sec occasionally in the papers,
says the Boston Ledger, of a recent
date, accounts of persons swallowing
living reptiles, and subsequently eject
ing them, but all such statements have
been treated as either entirely ground
less or else greatly exageratcd. But
we have now a case of this discrip
tion which admits of no cavil or doubt,
but may be relied upon as wholly and
For a period of two years or moro
a respectable lady (Mrs. P.,) residing
in Amcsbury, has experienced very
unusual, and, at dilfercnt times, dis
tressing feelings in her stomach, the
cause of which no one could divine.
This state of things continued with
out Interruption, and resulted in the
complete physical prostration of Mrs.
P., with unmistakable symptoms of
speedy death. Her case had attracted
the attention of the neighborhood, and
she had called in the best medical as
sistance at hand, but all to no purpose.
Her physicians gave it up as a hope
less case, and acknowledged them
selves unable to discover the cause of
her sickness. Having thus exhausted
all apparent human means for her re
lief, Mrs. P., who is a spiritualist and
a powerful medium, resolved to test
the power of the spirits in the matter
of her ailment. With this object, she
called on another lady medium, and
stated her case, requiring her to in
voke the aid of the spirit of Dr. Rush,
which she did, and the answer was,
that Mrs. P. had within her stomach
a living reptile, which, if not soon rid
den of, would be the means of her
It also prescribed tho course to be
adopted, giving te name and quality
of the medicine to be administered.
These directions were almost imme
diately followed, and the result was
the ejection from the stomach of Mrs. I
P. of a live snake, of the water adder
species, which measured upwards of
fourteen inches in length, and one and
a quarter inches in circumference!
The snake was disgorged upon tho
floor, and was not only alive, but ex
hibited all the venomous trails of its
species, running out its forked tongue,
and even hissing at those around.
This event occurred about ten days
since, and we are happy to add that
Mrs. P. is fast regaining health and
strength. She supposes that she swal
lowed the reptile about two years
since, while drinking from a spring in
Young America. A young gentle
man, a smooth-faced stripling, with
little breeding and less sense, ripens
fast, believes himself a nice young
man, chews and smokes tobacco,
swears genteelly, coaxes embrio im
perials with bears grease, twirls a rat
tan, spends his father's money, rides
fast horses, on horseback and in sul
keys, double and single, drinks Cataw
ba, curses the Maine law, and flirts
with young ladies, hundreds of whom
are just like uimsell, though ot a du
fercnt gender; and this is the fashion-1
able education ot our day. Iho la-
thers and mothers ot these fools were
- n l iv..i,o, :.
once poor, ooocl lortunes nave given
them abundant. Their children will
run through an 'inexhaustablc fortune' ,
in a few years, and die in the poor
house. Parents, you are responsible
for this folly, fact your sons and
daughters to work, and let them know
that only in usefulness there is honor
and prosperity. j
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11IU.II Ui UVUUlf l Ultl UUb lit 111
carriage to make some calls with
his wife, when, discovering that he
had left his visiting cards, he ordered
his footman, recently come into ser- m , dipcct or indirect; one mind
vice, to go to the mantle piece in hi-s , . .... . ..
sitting room and bring the cards he ; colors another; a clulJ acts upon chil
would find there. The servant did as drcn; servants upon their fellow scr-
ho was directed, and off started the
gentleman, sending in his footman
with cards wherever the 'not at home
occurred. As those were very numer
ous, he turned to the servant with the
question: u How many cards have you
" Well, sir," said the footman, very
tV;li!P(.!'pade8'VB any influence at all; when we do
in of hearts, and the queen of, . , t , ... ,
"The deuce!" exclaimed the mas
ter. "That's gone," was the innocent re
ply. To take events cheerfully, and to
promote the happiness of others, is the
way to insure an enduring spring of
Written for tho Winchester Appeal,
(PAIIinilCALLV SNSCHIimn TO "TIIEOIIIL 1 I.KFT US'
BY O. M. !!.
Oli! ever thus, since youth's sweet dreams,
Hroke brightly o'er my soul's calm sky,
My hopes, as trcmb'ling starlight gleams,
Have palcil, us star-beams, from that sky,
And, like the heavens above us, lighted
An instant by a meteor's my,
.Vy fondest hopes have thus been blighted
As Mowers flush bright, then fade away,
An a Ray bark, with flowing sails,
(Jlidrs swiftly through the foamy brine.
.My "Si'imi-LOVK,'1 with gentle gales,
Sped joyously to meet with thincj
lint alii that gloomy cloud arose,
Which baffles every vain endeavor
Dispaiii's dread lightning forked glows,
And seethes Lova'S fondest dream forever,
The following gem of old Spanish Literature has
never -el appeared in print. Read it; it is truly bcauti.
WUXTTKN BY A YOt'NB MAN' ON THE DKATII OK MI'S rATIIEII,
Ob, let the soul its slumbers break,
Arouse its so:ises, and awake
To see bow soon
Life, Willi its (.'lories, glides away,
And the stern footsteps o f decay
Come stealing on.
Our pleasure, like the passing wind,
lUows by, and leaves us naught behind
Hut griefat last.
How stiil our present happiness
Seems to the wayward fancy less
Than what is past.
And while wo view the rolling tide,
Down which our flying minutes glide
Away so fast,
Let us tho present hour employ
Awl deem each dream of future joy
Let no vain hope deceive the mind;
No happier let us hope to find
To morrow than today.
Our golden dreams of yore were bright
Like them Ibe present shall delight,
Like them decay.
Our lives, like hastening streams must be
That into one cngulphing sea
Are doomed to fall.
The sea of death, whose waves roll on
O'er king and kingdom, crown and throne,
And swallow all.
Alike the river's lordly ti !e,
Alike the humble rivulcl's glido
To that sad wave.
Death levels poverty and pride
The rich and pi or sleep side by side
Within the grave.
Our birth is but a starting place,
Life is the running uf the rare,
And death, the goal.
There all our steps at last are brought,
That path alone of all unsought
Is found of all.
Then say how poor and little worth
Are all these "littering toys of earth
That line us here.
Dreams of a sleep that death must break
Alas! before it bids us wako
Long ore tlie damps of death can blight,
The check's pure glow of red and while
Until passed away.
Vouth smiled, and all was heavenly fair,
Age Mine and laid his finger there,
And where arc they!
Where is the strength that mocked decay,
The star thai rose so light and gay
The heart's hlythc tour?
The strength is gone, the step is slow,
Ami j"V grows weariness and woe,
When age comes on.
None Stand Alone. It is in the
providence of God that none stand
alone; we touch each other; man acts
0n man, heart on heart; we are bound
with cacl othcr. 1)ands is jVlllcd Iu
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hand; wheel sets wheel in motion; we
are spiritually linked together, arm
within arm; we can not live alone or
die alone; wc cannot say, I will only
fUn risks wUh own sou, Y am prc.
, L . , r , ,
pared to disobey the Lord for such a
pleasure or such a gain, but I do not
want to implicate others; I only want
to be answerable for myself. This
can not be. Each living soul lias its
influence upon others in some way and
to some extent, consciously or uncon-
sciouslv: each has some nowcr. more
vants; masters on those they employ;
parcnts on their children; friends on
friends. Even when we do not de-
sign or expect to influence others,
when we are not thinking in the least
degree of the effect of what wc do,
wVinn wn nn iinpnneinUS that WC maV
not wish our coimuci. m ui mu iu
affect any but ourselves, our manner
of life, our conversation, our deeds, art
all the while having weight some
where or somehow; our feet leave their
impression, though we may not look
behind us to see the mark.
See fourth p;igc.
Tun Snekrer There is a large
class of people who employ them
selves almost constantly bv sneering
at the efforts of ot hers. Nothing' done
by a neighbor suits them. If you per
forin an act of charity, they question
motives; if you exhibit skill i"n vour pro
fession, they pretend to regard you an
over-rated man; if you produce some
thing decidedly meritorous, they ridi
cule and depreciate its worth; and if
you originate u thought or machine,
they declare you a plagiarist. In
their estimation your writings are stu
pid, and full of tautology; your con
versation unprofitable; 'the work of
your hands valueless. And yet ask
them to do what you aimed at, and
failed in, according to them, and they
have not even the ability to try. They
are all, in fact, what they feign you to
be, and unfit for everything but fault
finding, crying down people of merit,
and slandering worth. They are en
vious, jealous, and full of cant. Inca
pable of doing w hat you do, and there
lore envious of your talent: too dull to
command respect, and consequently
jealous of that you receive; incom
petent to produce a thought, and al
ways ready to carp at what you ex
press. They arc of the race of Diog
ncs, without his ability; Cynics, with
out the merit of honesty of purpose.
Heed them not, reader, they are harm
less, when treated with contempt; and
if you ask where they are to be found,
look around you your circle of ac
quaitance will furnish one, no doubt,
of the class. Com. Record.
Yes, indeed, our "circle of acquaint
ance" furnishes several such cases,
and if they can discern anything at
all they will take the above to them
selves. Tho editor that wrote this
piece ought to have a handsome pres
ent for so completely "showing up"
such individuals, who are as plentiful
these days as potato bugs are about
One of the Printers.
Mr. Barnes, one of the proprietors
of this paper, left this city on Thurs
day last, to visit his friends and rela
tives in a distant State, and view
again the scenes of his early man
hood, alter an absence of sixteen
years. lie came to this city in Octo
ber, 1810, and took a situation as jour
neyman in this office, and from that
time to this he has never left his post;
stepping from journeyman to foreman
and then proprietor. He has never
ost a day lrom his duties by sickness
or pleasure, during the sixteen years
always to be found at his post, from
early dawn to a late hour of the night.
A great number of apprentices have
learned their trade under him, and he
did not consider that his duty was
done by them, unless they could put
up, in good order, twelve hundred em's
per hour do any kind of a job, on
hand or power press, and also to keep
One of his apprentices, after serv
ing out his time, and entering the
world on his "own hook" as a ,-jour."
often met with dissipated and worth
less printers, who made every effort
to seduce him into their practices, was
asked by one of them where he
learned his trade, he had never met
such a sober printer before, and want
ed to know where he wa3 trained.
The "jour" replied, "I learned my
trade with a man who always tried to
impress on his apprentices two impor
tant points of success industry to get
a good trade, and sobriety to make it
profitable." The State printing just
finished at this office has been done
mostly by young men who learned
their trade under Mr. B.; and we
doubt very much whether any four
men could be found, who would do the
same amount of work in the same
time, without "getting on a bust"
several times during the progress of
We hope our associate may find in
his temporary release lrom his ardu
ous duties, both pleasure and bodily
improvement. Federal (Ga.) Cnion.
Come, Mr. Union, we'll allow what
you say of your partner, Mr. Barnes,
to be true, but don't puff him at the
expense of other printers, whose
known sobriety is equal to that of Mr.
B. For our part, we'll wager some
thing that we can find tjfty times four
"jours" w ho will do the "samo amount
of work" that your pet four did, and
do it in the same time, yet never get
on a bust" during the "progress of
the woik." We'll not go out of Ten
tu ssee to find them. eilhtT
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