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VOL. XIII.
HELENA, ARKS.. SAIUIDAY,
OCTOBER 2, 1852.
SOUTHERN SHIELD,
OFFICIAL I'APER
Poi Publishing the Lnwsofthe United States,
p TP, U IS II E D F. V E R Y SATURDAY
BY Cl K. UNDERWOOD.
MaP SLi- liSR 7«Ma
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six months—or §4 if not paid until six months
)Xpires from the t ime of subscribing.
\o subscription received for a less term than
ilirt’f months.
• * \o paper discontinued until allarrearages
•repaid up, unless at the option of the publisher.
~~~~ Professional Cards.
G. U BEA/LY
A T T O R N E Y A T L A W ,
NOUS T VERNOS, St. Francis Co., Arks.
is j& :ssa^ rtastr^ ®.sssrjBT,j®'C."afcro
DP„ BORMAN, Dentistj
'/'aiders his Professional Services to the public.
Office—One door below hi* residence.
Helena, August, 1852.
Dr. T. IS. JACKS, j
HAVING located himself permanently in!
Helena, tenders his Professional services to
the citizens of the place and the people of the
surrounding country.—Office near the market
house, corner of Cherry and Diagonal streets,
where he will be found unless professionally en
gaged from 8 to llj A. M. and from till 5
1*. M.; at other times at his residence in West
Helena.
He will pay particular attention to the treat"
ment of chronic diseases.
Helena, March 27, 1852.
OHN C. PALMER. ALFRED H. II1SE
PALMER & mS20.
A T T O R N E Y S A T L A IV ,
Helena. Arkansas.
They are likewise Commissioners to take ac
knowledgements of Deeds, to administer oaths,
Ac., for the States of Tennessee, Mississippi
and Kentucky.
JOHN PRESTON, JR. JAS. C. TAPPAX.
MmMtJESTOJ%m & T.fI»2VJ.Vs
Attorneys al Law,
HELENA, ARK'S.
January 3, 1852.
JAS. B. JACKSON. A. G. WNDERWOOD.
J ACKSON & UNDERWOOD,
Attorneys and Counselors at Law,
Helena, Arkansas.
ILL practice in the several counties com
posing the first Judicial Circuit of the
State, and in the Supreme and Federal Courts,
at Little Hock, and also, in the Circuit Courts of
Coahoma and Tunica counties, Mississippi.
August 16, 1851.—18-ly.
J. 9. DEPUTY. H.’g. KINO.
Mrs. DEPUTY fr JO.IYV,
TENDER their ProA?«eionitl cervices to the
citizens of Helena and vicinity.
Office next door north of Deputy & Comfort’s
Drug Store. Feb. 14, ’51:
« IIARi.ES ADAMS. JAS. T. MOORE.
"«ID*1*11 S A' MOORE,
A T T O R N E Y S A T L A \V ,
HELENA, ARK'S.
BBT 1LL practice in all the Courts of the first
v w Judicial Circuit, composed of the coun
ties of Green, Poinsett, St. Francis, Monroe,
.Mississippi, Crittenden and Phillips.
Helena, April 19, 1851.
K. F. SUTTO\, “
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
WILL attend to all business entrusted to his
•••are in the State of Arkansas and Western par
• ifthe State of Mississippi, and will act as
LAND AGENT,
tn payment of Taxes, investigating Titles, and
redeeming lands. Office at Helena, Arks.
January 31, 1852.
V. >1. II. KINGO. DAVID BRUTON.
RLVfilO A- LF, El 17TOJ%\
A T T O R N E Y S A T LAW,
ILL attend to all business entrusted to
their care in the State of Arkansas and
Western part of the State of Mississippi, and
will act as
LAND AGENTS
in payment of Taxes, investigating titles, and
redeem nglands. Office at Helena, Arks.
October 18, *1851.
JAS. A. SCOTT, J. B. LEWIS,
Batesville. k Clinton.
LEWIS ,v SCOTT,
ATTORNEYS AT LAAV,
’'&M7TIYL diligently attend to all business con
* * tided to their care in the counties of
Van Buren, Searcy, and White, in the third
Judicial circuit. July, 1851.
THOS. J. BLACKMORE,
Attorney at Law V General Land Agent,
1 "ILL attend promptly to all business en
trusted to his care, througout the State
Office at Osceeda, Arkansas. May 25.
J. A. LOVE JOY,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law,
MARION, Crittenden so., Arks.
ALSO, General Land Agent in the transac
on of all business connected with lands.
May 25.
s. ,n.
A T T O R N E Y A T L A W,
MOUNT VERNON, St. Francis Co., Arks.
H’fli. K. Sr,n,lSTM,MJ\\
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
HELENA. ARKANSAS.
ALBERT PIKE,
ATTORNEY & COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
LITTLE ROCK. ARKANSAS.
TIN SHOP
undersigned has opened a Tin Shop
in Helena, for the purpose of carrying on
a general manufactory of everything in his line.
Every description of TINWARE will be
kept constantly on hand, and sold as low, cither
A Liolesale or Retail, as it is in Memphis.
„ JAMES MO0RE.
March Eh ]«:,•>.
»AEE OF LANDS FOR TAXES
IN ST. FRANCIS COUNTY, ARKANSAS,
F 0 R T H E YEAR 1852.
TKA I ICE IS IIEREBi C* 1 \ EX, That the Taxes charged on the following described
ands lemain unpaid, and that the whole ol said tracts, or so much of tract as shall
je sufficient to pay the Taxes, Penalty and costs charged thereon, will be sold or offiered
to. >aie,^ by the undersigned, Sheriff and Ex-officio Collector of said county of St. Francis,
at the Court-house door of said county, in the town ot Mount Vernon, on the first Mon
na_v in November, a. i>. 1852, being the 1st day of said month, unless the Taxes, Penalty,
and costs due thereon be paid to the undersigned on or before the day of Sale.
Sale to take place between the hours of ten o’clock in the forenoon and three o’clock in
the afternoon of said day.
Note.—If a less quantity than the whole of any tract be sold. vvill be surveyed off
the North-west corner of the tract.
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G. V. C. JOHNSON,
and ex-Oflicio Collector, St. Francis County,
October 2,1852,—Cost of advertising 33A cents per tract.
Sheriff
Arkansas.
A genuine Yankeetus advertises his tru
nt wife: “On the 10th of August, on the
ight of Monday, eloped from her husband
ie wife of John Grundy ; his grief for her
bsence, is each day growingdeeper, should
ay one find her, he begs them to—keep
OCT3 No less than four hundred and sev
t of our fellow beings have lost their lives
y public accidents since the fourth ol July,
ur country is infamous for such wholesale
aughtering; the great reason why there
■e so many*, is owing to the ease with
hich criminals get off because the laws are
id I v enforced.
3
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j Napoleon Mail Packet.—Mr. II. B.
Joiner, contractor for carrying the mail be
tween this place and Napolean, received a
dispatch from Capt. A. Greenlaw yesterday,
stating that he had bought the steamer Iron
ton and would he here in a few days. She
has been purchased expressly for a mail
packet to run from here to Napoleon, and,
from the character of the boat well calcula
ted to suit the trade. The regular trips will
commence on or about the first of October.
—Memphis Eagle Enquirer, 23c/ inst.
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of Utah, ha^ just married his twenty-fourth
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Letter from an old Soldier.
We have believe^ (says the Huntsville
hit hern Advocate.) since the canvass open
eactively, that Scott would carry Tennessee.
Trc was some disaffection at first—some
b soured politicians flew off—but the bone
al sinew stood firm, closed their ranks, fix
ebayonets, and charged on their opponents.
T indications now are that the Soldier State
isafo for the gallant old soldier who has al
nrs led the columns to victory. As one of
th\ many indications we see, we copy the foi
owing letter from Lieut. Shields, of Sevier
:ouhty. East Tennessee. The Knoxville.
Register says he “is one of those who volun
:cored from Sevier county to serve in the Mex
can war; was afterwards a Lieutenant, eom
nissionedby Polk; fought in every battle in
he valley of Mexico; was several times wound
d in battle, as the scars on his body testify.”
le now is enthusiastic for Scott. Listen how
ie talks about his old Commander—his words
ome bursting forth from the heart and com
lunicatcs an electric thrill to the hearts of
'then:
Sbvierville, August G, 1852.
To the Editoh :—1 learn by the nevvspa
jersthat some rnan in “Little Kentuck” has
fecome very angry at me because I, a Dem
crat, should support my old commander,
(eneral Scott. 1 had supposed this was a
tee country, and that a man had a right to
vote for whom he pleased. The writer of
tmt article says that 1 am a convert. In
tat vou are correct; 1 was a Democrat,and
a first felt like supporting Pierce; but when
I •emembereri the trials and dangers 1 had
gene through with, while under Scott, I did
ml feel that I could do my feelings justice
anl vote against him.
When 1 thought of the long and toilsome
march from Vera Cruz 4> the city of Mexi
co when we were fifty days in the heart of
an enemy’s country cut oil from all supplies,
aswell as Iran an communicuuoa wun oui
own countrr and friends, surrounded by
guerillas on every side; and when you heard
ofus again vo had planted the star-spangled
banner npoi the Halls of the Montezumas,
and it was still floating triumphantly in the
breeze over as brave an army and as noble
a commander as ever went forth to battle;
cx id v% fitni i ncui ;1 (iiy l;* — vj r^rr^iianflgr
abused I could stand it no longer. Well
d) 1 retnerneber with what kindness he visit
ed the sick and wounded in that campaign,
and how he administered to their wants
day after day. I tell you, Mr. Editor, the
jflicers and soldiers under his command
oved him. \ou, my brother soldiers re
nernber how he visited the hospitals in
)f Mexico, and how he administered to the
Aants of the sick—furnishing each man
with u shirt, a blanket, a pair of shoes, and
ana dollar’s worth of tobacco, and I for one
drew all these comforts, and a knapsack also,
is did all others who lost tlitirs in battle.—
13ut now 1 am to be abused because 1 chose
to vote for my kind, generous, noble and
bnve old commander; and that, too, by a
nan who fires from behind a masked battery
ind won’t sign his name.
I venture the man whots writing against
ne, and who is trying to tear down Scott,
liver slept on* a wet blanket, never stood
sentry at night for his country; was never
rut on halt rations and hard crackers, and
,*as never compelled to drink warm water
tnless it was to work off a dose of physic.
3ut if 1 am not much mistaken, in Novem
er next we will give you hasty plate of
Scott soup, that you will find warm enough
or your comfort, and the water of it shall
>e real Niagara water.
But I said the soldiers under Scott’s com
nand loved him. You, brother soldiers,
emember when he was arrested; you re
nernber the morning he left the army lor
he United States, and what was done that
[ay; yes every regiment marched round his
[uarters, clad with a badge of mourning, in
>rder to show how they honored and loved
• \ /kii 1- n a uf n' n lio/l si vrJ rt 1/\
sheer; but one of the volunteer companies
vas obliged to cheer and break the solemn
ilence, and cheer they did. This was a
sompany oi sharpshooters who took a part
it Vera Cruz and Carro Gordo, and who
lid so much of the guerilla fighting on the
■oad to the valley of Mexico. They were
l noble set of fellows, and did their duty to
i man. You all remember how slow and
luggishlv we marched up the hill that
irought us in view of the capital, before the
lattle of Contreras, and, on arriving at the
op of it, there was our brave old comrnan
ler looking through his spy-glass and cry
ng out to us as we passed him: “Bovs, the
:apital, the capital, the capital!” My fel
ow soldiers, how did you feel in that hour?
Didn’t you feel new life take hold of your
veary, toil-worn limbs; and were we not
ed on from victory to victory until Scott
vas arrested and torn away from his noble
rrny by his own Government? But, by
he blessing of God, we will try to be with
im again in November; and whenever
Icott leads, victory is sure. Newspapers
lay talk about Sevier county falling off five
undred votes, and all that kind of stuff, but
nth old Scott as our leader, she will roll
p the largest Whig vote she ever gave.—
'he “pine knot” boys who served under
im are here, and thev will count in anv
J * * f
rowd.
And now, fellow soldiers, let’s give “a
long pull, a strong puli, and a pull altogeth
er” for our brave old Chieftain, Gen. Scott.
“Eyes right,” “forward march.”
J. VV. SHIELDS.
Another Interesting Letter.
The following letter from a distinguished
German Democrat of this city, is another
evidance of “the way the wind is blowing.”
It will blow such a hurricane before the 2nd
of November, as w ill not leave * vestige of
hope that the Pierce and King craft will
«"3r rsaoti tin, iia\eiJ of SUCCeSS :
Memphis, Sept. 21, 1852.
Messrs Editors:—lam a foreigne — a Ger
man—and a democrat. I came to this
country in 1S30. I served in 1S36 in Flor
da—first under Gen. Gaines and then under
Gen. Scott. Now, Messrs Editors, that my
position may be distinctly understood in
this community (having been considerably
annoyed on this subject) 1 desire to state
through your paper the reason why I intend
.to vote for General Seott. It is this:
When I was sick, wounded, and suffer
ing intense pain, in Florida, General Scott
took charge of me himself and treated ine
as a father would have treated his son—
as he did all the men under his command
who were so unfortunate as to be sick or
wounded. This was when I was a mere
private in the ranks. When my wounds
were dressed by the surgeon, Gen. Scott
held my arm and said “Hold still, Vollmer
—I am with you and will have all things
done right in regard to your wounds.”—
Having stood by and befriended me, in a try
ing time, 1, though a democrat, shall stand
! by him on the 2nd dav of November.
I I. vnr T ATFTf
Mark the testimony which Captain Voll
mer bears to the nob!# and affectionate
qualities of heart which distinguish General
Scott in his relations with the private sol
diers of the army ! Who will, hereafter,
have the hardihood to aceuse Gen. Scott of
pride or haughtiness?—Memphis Eagle
Enquirer.
Advance of the Cholera in Europe.—
The accounts from Warsaw, Poland, are ol
the most distressing character. The chol
era has raged there with unprecedented vio
j ience. On the 18th ult., the number attack
ed was 401, of whom 207 died, and 1,47-1
! case* were under treatment in th®
of itie city. From the first appearance o!
the disease about one*-hu!f of the attacks
had proved fatal, but a slight improvement
in the returns give some hopes that its fury
had abated. But however distressing these
! accounts are, it is far more alarming to learn
that this frightful malady is advancing west
ward.
From Landsberg it seems threatening
Breslau, and its progress towards Beilin is
watched with deep anxiety; whilst north
wards, along the whole course of the Vistula
to the Baltic, the inhabitants of the numer
ous towns and villages have been carried
away in great numbers. In some villages
two-thirds of the inhabitants have perished.
At Berliu the alarm is very great, and med
ical men have been dispatched to the fron
tiers to use their efforts to stay the pesti
lence. As the course of this destructive
disease is precisely that which marked its
track in former years, the next accounts are
looked for with great anxiety.
The Two Sexes.—When a rakish youth
goes astray, friends gather around him in
order to restore him to the path of virtue.
Gentleness and kindness are lavished on him
to wiW him back again to innocence and
peace. No one would suspect that he had
ever sinned. But when a poor confiding
girl is betrayed she receives the brand of
societv. and is henceforth driven from the
way of virtue. The betrayer is honored,
respected, and esteemed, but his ruined,
heart-broken victim knows there is no peace
for her this side of the grave. Society has
no helping hand for her, no smile of peace,
no voice of forgiveness. These are earthly
moralities unknown to heaven. There is
indeed wrong in them and fearful are the
consequences.
Editorial Life.—The following re
marks of Dr. Johnson, give an answer to
many complaints of the present day;
Dr. Johnson says: “I know no classes of
the community from whom so much disin
terested benevolence and thankless labor
are expected as from editors of newspapers.
They are expected to feel for every one but
themselves, to correct public abuses,and pri
vate ones also, without giving offence—to
sustain the difficulties of others, without re
gard to their own—to condemn improper
measures of every one and no one at the
same time. They are expected to note ev
ery thing that is important or extraordinary
of men’s opinions, their notices must be cal
culated to please every one, and at the same
time offend no one.”
OCT* A boy named Alfred Kelly, five
years of age, living near Wilmington, Del.,
having borrowed a pocket knife from his
brother, fell and stuck the blade into his
bosom, and died in consequence almost im
mediately, the knife having penetrated the
heart.
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A Venerable L*w Slit.—The London
Observer reports the settlement of a law suit,
which was begun in the English Court ot
Chancery more than a hundred years ago.
“The original plaintiff was Thomas Beck
ford, executor of one James Pope, a mer
chant in Maderia, and Edward Jasper, also
a merchant, was the original defendant.—
Jasper owed Pope £10,0.00; and Pope died
in 1743, and in 1748 Beckford, his exec
utor, filed this bill against Jasper, who died
before he could put in an answer. The suit
was revived against Jasper’s executors; and
in 1753 the case was heard before Lord
Chancellor Hardvvicke, and referred to the
Master to take accounts. In 1704 and
1772, further proceeding s were taken, and
£030 in bank stock, and £555 were lodged
to the credit of the cause, which then slept
until 1851, when Mr. J. D. Wadham ob
tained administration to Pope, the original
testator, am] revived the bill against Jasp
er’s representatives. The funds to the cre
dit of the cause had, by accumulation of
dividends, bonusses, etc., amounted to
£70,000. Wadham had to lake out admin
istration to five intermediate estates, and to
pay £778 for stamp duties. The case is
now wound up by an order to pay the cost
of all parties out of the funds in court, and
to share the remainder according to the re
spective rights of the claimants.
Ellen Craft, the Macon Fugitive.—
The Journal and Messenger of the 25th
ult., says: “We understand that the cele
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longing to Dr. Collens, ot Macon, who ex
cited so much interest in Boston, two years
ago, and who had the honor to be conducted
through tjie Crystal Palaco at London du
ring the Great Fair, upon the arm of the
Chairman of the Executive Committee, who
slighted many fair representatives ofCau
cassin race, to pay his devoirs to his inter
esting chambermaid, has voluntarily gone
into the service of an American gentleman
and lady, upon condition that they will
bring her back to her owner here.”
We would respectfully suggest to Mrs.
Harriet Beecher Stowe, that the incidents
in the life of Ellen Craft furnishes abundant
material out of which with her vivid imag
ination, she might elaborate a romance as
interesting^and as truthful as “UncleTom’s
Cabin.”
VAN'I.Y 4X0 New Yokk.—A gen
tleman at Washington well posted, writes
us under date of September 7—
“In Pennsylvania all looks well. We
have not had since ’40 so fair an aspect in
New York.”
A friend in New York City, in a private
letter to us, dated Sth inst., says :—
“Since l wrote the other day in regard
to New York and Pennsylvania, I have
seen two of our leading friends from the
last named State, one from Philadelphia,
the other from one of the strongest locofo
co districts in the commonwealth. They
are both, I am glad to say, exceedingly con
fident.”
He gives many, many cheering details
(which rve deeme'd it unnecessary to pub
lish.) and is of opinion all is going finely in
New York.
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quit discussion and are crowing. We are
only giving such news as is daily reaching
us. If they had such they would doubtless
publish it.—Nash. Banner.
Barbarous.—A shrewd barber set up a
shop on a fashionable street, under the fol
lowing attractive sign, and a goodly show
of liquors iq his window :
‘‘Gentlemen of fashion what do yon think
I will shave you for nothing and give you a drink!’’
Ilis shop was soon thronged, of course,
but every person who contended for the
terms upon the sign, was informed that he
did not punctuate rightly, but should supply
the points the painter had omitted, thus:
“Gentlemen of fashion what! do you think,
I will shave you for nothing and give you a drink?”
Each customer found, therefore on set
ting the bill, that he had a dime to pay for
shaving, and a dime to pay, also, for drink
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Buried Alive.—An Irishman, who had
died very suddenly with the cholera, near
Wheeling, was taken to the Catholic burial
place, in that city, on Tuesday last. The
i coffin was lowered into the grave, and the
party left, the sexton remaining to fill up
the earth, who, after throwing in a few
shovels full, was alarmed by a singular noise
as of kicking and struggling in the coifin, so
that he ran away. He obtained aid and re
turned, raised and opened the coifin, and
found the man turned on his face and his
person warm. He had suffocated.
Purity of Elections.—Henry B. Belt,
the defeated candidate for sheriff, in St.
Louis county, Missouri, has give notice that
lie will contest the election of John M.
Wimer on the ground that 414 persons,
whose names he gives, voted who were not
citizens of the United States; that 1C4 voted
twiceqthirty voted three times; nine voted
four times; and eight voted five times; and
gives the name of each individual. We
should call some of that pretty tall voting.
DCf3 When a steamboat has been snag
ged in the western rivers, it is customary
to say she has run afoul of the “Pierce plat
form.”

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