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A. H. BUCKNER, Epitor and Phopkietor.
"power is ever stealing from the MANr to the few. G. B. PRICE, Pdblisher. VOL. 8 N UMBELS. 16. BOWLING-GREEN, MO. SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1841. WHOLE NUMBER 3 80. F7 TERMS $2 50 if paid within three months. S3 00 if paid during the year. $3 50 if not paid during the year. Subscriber may discontinue their pipers at any time by paying for the time they hare received them, bct HOT WITHOUT. Those who subscribe for a year, and do not at the time of subscribing, order a discontinuance at the end of it, will be considered subscribers until they ordor the paper to be stopped, and pay all arrearages. ADVERTISEMENTS, gl 00 per square.for 12 lines or less, lor the first inser tion, and 50 cents for each continuance. U Advertisements must be marked u-ith the timnlier of insertions that are requested ; otherwise, they cill be continued till forbid, and charged accordingly. No variation from these rates in any case. Advertisements from a distance, and from persons with whom we have no current accounts, must be ac companied by the cash, or some responsible reforence in town. AH letters addressed to the editors, must be rofT r.itr. orthev will not be attended to. Comrainications of a Personal Character, will be charged djuble the rates of advertising. in of tiik (Juekn's Accouchement, j are under the board of directors very good; Unco clock. Her majesty's left eye blinks. I thirdly and lastly, the directors are under t we mmutcs after one. Sir James Clarke ! the stockholders. And this is the end of the has taken a pinch of snuir. (chapter. Are the olfieersof this Bank cho- i en minutes. Prince Albert has twisted se" hy the people? No. Are the directors His mustaches twice. j elected by the people? So. Are the stock- r tl teen minutes. Her royal highness, the , holders appo nted by the people or in any Imehess of Kent, has just trod upon the ; tval' just representatives -of the people? tOm cats tail. Xo. TI.A word Sol. in:or,i;v.l.le ;; l in-n I ij minutes. Her a cup of water gruel majesty has taken not ,n the nature of a National Bank to be TwrutiJirc minutes. lhilj fast one. Her majesty's puis '1 irmly five minutes of two. Princ took a gin toddy, " majesty is in a mon- SHSCELLAXEOUS. THE BA it BE irs uiiusr. The following story is old but a precious good one. We laughed heartily over it "long time ago," and presuming many of our rea- of it, we serve U up for ders never heard their edification 'A gentleman travelling sums years since in the upper part of this State, called at a tavern and requested entertainment for the night. Tiie Ian llord informed him that it was out of his power to accommodate him. as his house was already full. He persisted J tiiw.rc CHiprr. in stopping as lie as well as his horse were ! almost exhausted with travelling. ! A nov in a J ire It til initiates. Her limiestv l.-nnn,1 fi. :..,. :.c ..... . --, i.it 1! one oi me deputy nurses. m ijievn minutes. Her str.ms bad htimor. Tierlrc minutes. Her majesty has sneezed again. Ten minute.. prince- ! Fire minutes. Prince Albert, in his joy, has kissed one of the sub-assistant deputy nurses. Tiro o'. liek. The principal nurse has up upset a cup of ponmh. Ten miii n 'rs a fter two. Her little royal highness has a soprano voice. Fifteen minutes. Sir James Clark and Dr. Laeock have each taken snulf. Twenty mi miles. Her majestv's health continues in a most satisfactory state. ltnl I subject to an v authority bt the dictates of Hermajestv sneezed. I 'ts nvn interests; it is under no power but sc heavy. : u,e divinity ol gain. 1 lie word fcuper, how- rince Albert ever, may be properly used in this case the Super United States Ba k or the Above United States Bank that is the bank which at once towers, like Diana jmong her atten dant nymphs, supercminent above Congress and at'ovc the people. BxiB. A man of busi- ".fter much solicitation the lanJlord con- n(s advertised in a Piiiiadelphi.t paper, ' A HARD TIMES IN 13 w AND 1319. But few of our citizens who are now en gaged in the active business of life, have for gotten the grievous distresses tinder which the whole country labored in 131 3 and on up to 1 820, and even later. It needs but a slight examination into the history of those times to convince even those who have no recollection of them, that all the embarrassments of the people were brought about directly by the United States Bank, which went into artive operation a bout the begining of 1817, and the eighteen branches which were established in vaiious (portions of the country the same year. .ur. idieves, me l'resident ol the .Monster the Sun or a patent lever watch keep the best timer Unp ol the darkies contended that the watch was decidedly the best chro nometer, for1 simply by winding it up, it went night and day, w hereas the sun was not to be seen at all at night, and no one could tell how it went or whether it went at all. The other argued that the reason why it was not seen was very evident; the world, he said, put the sun in its fob at night, to prevent its works from getting rusted with the dew. At this logic his opponent gave a loud ya! ha! whouth! "Ah, d.it ar gammon may do for white folks," he said, ".ut 'tclligcnt colored men won't believe it; you can't git dis child to s waller it no howl" lings; Cervantes died of hunger, Milton en ded his life in obscurity; Bacon lived a life of meanness; Spenser died of want; Dryden lived a life of poverty and died in Eatress; Otaway died of hunger; Lee in the streets; Cpldsmith's Vicar of Wakefield was sold for a trifle to save him from prison; Fiel ding lies in the burying ground of an En glish factory; Savage "died in prison; Chat terton destroyed him self; and John Keats died of a broken heart.' Curious causv. op Alarm. 'John, go and bring in an armful of wood.' said an office seeking whig to his son, a few evenings since. l lie boy shook his head, but evinced no dis position to obey the order. 'Come, move along continued the whig. 'I'll be darn "d if Pin going, out into that U K wood house, blubbered John. sented to his stopping provided he would sleep in a certain room that had not been occupied for a longtime, in consequence of a belief that it had b-en haunted by the ghost of a barber who was reported to have been murdered in that room some years before. "Very well," says the man, "I'm not afraid of ghosts." Bank in 1810, made an exposition of the ! VlcMY? iinJ in funeral circulation RKMKMMKR TIIK PLKPKE: BiV Wanted."' The next niorniii" lie found ! at his door a Ic.ititihd and smiling specimen ' conducted from the first ol" its disrounting. in I 1"al w"liMl should demand one dollar and a porK six ricultural Pledge. During the canvass for Presi dency, the Harrison ites promised much re form in the administration of the national af fairs, if the people would entrust lh?m; they ' Yeyou w ill go too, there's nothing there 't nui v yon. " 4 1 cs there is something there too "in the dark!' What in the name of common conscience ails the boy! what is it that frightens you what's in the wood house?' 'The 1-De--' 'The Devil, eh? Yon f.xjlisli ' X! no!" interrupted John 'it aint him its something worse r than he is! The boy is crazy! What is in the wood house that frightens you sof 'Why. it's them dam "d 'democratic whigs what you said was come this winter I heard Vm scratching round there last night them's the critters!' Go to bed this minute, or I'll whip your skin oil I'll get the wood myself!' nave succeeded, and vvc a.e now t witness in what manner they redeem their promises. That they may not escape recollection, we give a sample of them: The expenses of the Government, being extravagant, should be brought down to 13 millions of dollars, which the y all sav is e- tiough. KF.".ii:xr.nrt tiik pi.f.pc.e: That no man should be turned out of office for opinion's sake, to give place to a political friend. RFW.VIiKR TIIK PLErniF.: That within six mondis after it was known that Harrison w;is elected, money should be f the article desired, snugly deposited in a which he s-ivs th:it tln omul 1:T. Mor.T;.: ox Jkri'salfu. It is now well the most prodigal b l.nkco.nu.encedbvT,:,1teral',,,,I;PO,I, My, CCnts; I,ork issues the Weston i'l"l!ar?' . an'1 ,,hcr article ol agricult i- - i srowth in proportion. authenticated that the Rothehilds iio!da'al moitL;ai;e ol the MolvCitv. a rircumstance Alter having reireshed himself, he inquired that gives exlraonlmary mtrest to the move-: turns, it was obliged ti un.. ..I ,1... I - 1 - .. .. .1 II . I '"r"" i'i u;t- jes a:i,i ui i.ic m "us oi me : ;uio neavv curiai.iuciii o times. iritiices." lie snvs: ii.m l.iTriiKi.-.i:-. e never could, fori 'Curtaihiieiits were ordered, from trine to the lile of us. pen-five why o'd m:;ids shouM tiaie, oiuiinesi sur-ii a mortal antiprtuiv to oia tne amount oi srven imiuons o branches discounted without limit, and their ! "r,nvt" ,n proportion. notes were received in Philadelphia nearly kkmkmrkr tiik pi.kwf.: ar, and the result was that -in eighteen: ,at ,,,p ":,l;ir"'s ol memhers ol Congress, and of the landlord how and in what manner the room in wh'ch he was to io ige was haunted. Tiie landlord replied. t!i it diori'v after thev retired t n't, a:i im!t'i'.vu voice was n.l ; -ti. to : e man. s'l ; to n ! I-.I. r - s ,o .v:i to v.; i I' 'o:il. :ncs lie 1o tiie he where s :it a i-rli al hear.l every i Heard in a .re.n'i.mz sayin-j, D yon w-a 'Well.' re;.!i-I t may shave me.v lie then re.j iei'. hautitd ap irtment : ia was cn.l-; :lr J l':r ;:'i were seated a great iiu.it gaming tame. I' e'.'.u most every one posse-- ait ghost stories, he ci cla.iy corner ol his r :u. but co-al.i ing but the usu i! lmuimre o ti: He laid down, but di I u.it close sleep i..rndi it dv. an I in a le.v inagiae lhe h. a:d a voice s ty in.', 'lhi lent wa-a nl to b: s'i-a a-vl. lie ,aa-c from his bed, and searched every put of tir- room, but could discover not'. ing. lie :i''aia went to bed, but no sooner had he Pegan to .-mu.-pose himself to slevp. than the qiiesu..n was a?ain repeated. He ajaia rose and went to the window, the sound appearing to proceed months after the institution be-an its opera-!a:l "i-:crs ii me i.overnment limng ex- cnn.mence a rapi.l . IraV!.-:"t'y '"c"' corrupting to the spirit f the Banks and its ","cracy. snouiu ne yreately reduced; j and ttiat sliouid be one ol their first leforms j in coming into power. rkmkviikr Tiir. pr.F.w;i:: .-': ,p, , II" , , ... at the Southern and We,tern offices, to i ' ":n ,e P'"P'e e'Z ,f,n" ''"n by lngl, :nt ot srvfii mi sons o . o .rs. ' , " iiu'iiui to l.e bat 'helors. Tb.ere is no reason in tlieir wrath. 'Tis spiteful, eru. I. mi l uiP a'Ied for th'? traa.pliil on a reed all .-a.i v bro'-.eu. It is IlXe hoe; li.. lts io! s of t e?t ail-: ofhis his :'nz a rripp'e with I. is o.!i ( i iitclies b? is la:!in. Few men are baii-h"-lieir own free will. t the veri-r.thr-.pe amongst them, nn la-k him Morv, and he will tell you of the un- at the parent Bank to the amour.t of two u il lions, though nt the latter they wa re made to the amount of .sS.CO0.O3f) and upvvatds I.e twern t!.. ?,ih of J ii!y. 181". and the 1st ol Apiil. 1 813. .. curtailments were or dered at the offices of Xcw York and B st.n, because there was no rooru for lliem. vet ne i.i borne would as soon as the 'people elected Harrison, remove tne weight ol oppression, and unshackle our prosperity ! kkmk.vm.r tiik i'i.km;!:: That geneial prosjierity should smile upon the! in. 1; distress should b' a stranger to the people; wars should be ended; general peace for ever established. t -rjoitcn hours ofhis earliest atlections; and . . .... i i-elv o!.'i"a I!irm In ri.I;ii-A thiir itiivtno vrrv miirii." Tiie curtailments at all points' 'f"i,c If! will lievor fvrr?t tliossc ple.lires -cover nor .- Ins eve wt:; li.'iit uo Hiram with its wonted wiimn tne n ;ove mentioned ates. i tne .iiixieiy aneauy evinced hy those i rpartuient. eneryv, as he relates the stu v ofhis love, for lei-'ht month, were Si Millions Five linn. ' w'" confided in the promises, and the at t his eyes to1 ""C who proved faithless, of who-e atli-c- dred and Thirty Thousand Ope HntlPll ! ,p"l't f those who inade them avoid the res iiiiuiites lie lions were repressed i-v t!ie nn!e nan. o ar- and ! ill v-me I.i rs orlvnuie e. r.t ' ! r,,,;""""' n inn- i.m, mi r.o ucsi oi me itiarv.-imhoiity. or who had "one down to ! At tiiis period the Bank was so utterlv ' u""1" :,n'1 ,lie "''grace that I .arch-yard i beautiful bud plucked ' prostrated that those who were most inti- i . Administration coming into power heifi". to ooen and evi.:in.l . oinl. w nl. o -.ir.i. ..;. I.r...l it :.,..., ; l'' SUCll inlafllotlS means, ki Aokfk m.K. 'Cousin W"illiam,'says a merrr mischievous girl, the other day, in our hearing, 'what do you think a pretty young lady says of youf William blushed, and looked as grave as the circumstance that a 'pretty young lady' had said something of him would allow. ! don't know something good, I hope. Who was it Cozf Shan't tell you? but it's the truth, a very pretty girl n: say something about you.' 'Well tell me what it was.' I shan't unless you will give me that An nual that I wanted.' 'Well, agreed you shall have it. tell meP Well, now don't blush so she said you were the ugliest lnrLi:i"- nuin she ever laid eyes on" and oil' ran tiie little wretch, with a merry laugh, that made the house riiir again. the from the tree ol i a. in a in ig.r.er :;rM iiolie worm could gu i w at lug deceud upon it ; expand .mate with itsr.ifiirs, considered it impossible i r sunstnrie, where no tor it to keep open doors iiui.-li longer. .Ir. -o- boen. and no blirli Talk not to us of the sorrows of old maids! Thev are light as air in comparison to those from that quarter, and stood awhile silent i ol bachelors the natter of the small rain to after a few moments of anxious suspense, be 'he overwhelming of the deluge. Old maids again heard the sound distinctly, and con- j can commune together, and mingle in the vinced that it was without, he opened the i charities anil kindly offices and sympathies window, when the question was repeated 'd existence. It is not so with the batche full in his ear, which s'artled him not a little, lor. He has no home he has no happy Upon a minuta examination, however, he j fireside no child to ask his blessing no observed that the limb of a large oak tree, j beautiful creature of smiles and geutle tones which stood under the w indow, proitctcd so to welcome Ins coming, and melt away the near the house, that every breath of wind I sternness of care with the warm kiss of af- to a lively imagination, made a noise resem- j lection no patient watcher at bis couch ol bling the interrogation, 'Do vou w-a-nt to be ' sickness, stealing with a bushed and gentle sh-aa-ved! step around hiai, like the visitation of a spirit. Having satisfied himself that theghoj was: 1 ue Ins sorrows are some whatol a neg- nothing more or less than the limb of a tree 'alive character. But what is it save posi- coming in contact with the house, be again i tive agonv, for bun to ga.e all his lite Ion went to bed and attempted to get to sleep; j upon the Paradise of Matrimony, like a half but he was now interrupted by peals of 1 starved school boy upon tne garden whose laughter, and an occasional volley of oaths! enclosure he cannot scale? nrlford lie- and curses from the room where the nambiers i new, were assembled. Thinking that he could CI ieeves was astonished at this situation of. TuHK AMI CoMVnill K OK THE CoUXTRT. its atuirs, and savsthatin Philadelphia th , Jae u,e. m,"st ,r.'.!n ol suspension of the Bank was generally expect-! M nl. veai.istiie diminished imports, cd. In April, 1819, the Directors agreed upon the following plan to raise the Bank ti sol vency again: "I To continue thccurtailmcnts previous ly ordered the prc- Anollier is, the increase ofexports, and the fact that i the exports exceed the imports. j The imports this year are only .s; 1 01,805.- i83I. I. ist year they were .si 02.032,1 3 2, land in 1 G.lo. the great year of in flalion, .$ 183,- inatl.OJj. lheexporlsduring lSlOare corn- turn the late discovery to his own advantage, he took a sheet from the bed, and wrapped it round him, and taking the wash basin in his 'difference between a National Bank and SUBTBEASUIIY vs. BANK. We have not seen a happier hit nt hand, and throw ing a towel over his arm, j Independent Treasury than this, suddenly opened the door, stalked in, exclai ming in a tremulous voice, 'Do you w-a-nt to be sh a ved?' Terrified at the sudden ap pearance of the ghost the gamblers were thrown into the greatest confusion in at tempting to escape it; some jumped through the windows, and some tumbled head over heels down stairs. Our ghost taking advan tage of a cTear room, deliberately swept a large amount of money from the table into the basin, and retired unseen to his own room. The next morning he found the house in the utmost confusion. He was immediately asked if he rested well; to which he replied in the affirmative. "Well, no wonder," replied the landlord, 'for the ghost, instead of going to his own room, made a mistake and came to ours, frightened us all out of the room, and took away every dollar of our money." The guest, without being the least supect ed, quietly ate his breakfast and departed, many hundred dollars richer by the adventure. the the A writer mat irginia paper, when alluding to the in comparable horror manifested by the Whigs w henever they hear the word Sub-Treasury, says: 'The word Treasury in itself carries no terrors with it, but that portentous prefix Sub, conjurs up gloomy phantoms of danger. A Gorgon's head is unveiled and "a thousand ghots shriek together in the hollow wind." ( ur schoolboys can tell that the preposition 'Sub' means 'under.' Sub-Treasury there fore means under the treasury; and every body knows that the treasury is under the Secretary of the same the Secretary is un der the President, and the President under the people who elected him, and whose ser vant he is. This is a republican subordina tion. By thisrugular graduation, we trace power back to its true source, the people in America, the fountain head of all political power. But suppose instead of putting this alarming preposition 'Sub' before the word treasury, we place it before the word United States Bank, so as to make it the Sub-United States Bank, and then see how it works. Frist, the Sub-United States Bank is under its officers, well secondly, these officers To forbid the offiep : rxi il.o S.iotl. nn,l : I'1111'" :,t -S i I .o 1 ,:).u. List year thev W-ct i., ic....... ii.irn,.tc ,vi...i. I were SI 21.0 2.VI IB; and in 1 8.3C, Si 27.CC3.- ges were against them. 1 04?' 1 ,,e Secretary of the 1 rcasury states, eolle.-t ihp halbmeen .hie l.v loe.il l.nnt. i 111 '"3 annual report, that such a circum- to the offices. j s,:,l":e as the report, at all exceeding the im t T.. el.-.;.., of tlx. llnrnrm,.! .!., ti.-.o ports has happened only six times since the necessary to transfer funds from the offices ' adoption of the constitution, and then never where money was collected to those where1 an TsU',lt ,,e.v"l about $8,000,000. it was to be disbursed. ,'w' "owe ver, (says the report) without any : . .. i . . . . .- " C. To obtain a loan in Europe for a ! ''" some important articles tin sum not exceeding 2,500.000, for a period not exceeding three years, In seventy days, by this means, the Bank was raised from the gulf of insolvency to comparative safety. A country curtailed of its circulating medi um by barely oxk institution, in the very short period of eiht months, to ihe amount of .$0,530,153 49 must be made to suffer in its common prosperity. 1 his was the case in 1819. What is the situation of the coun try now, in this particular? Ijok at our own State. By the special report of the Bank Commissioners, of I cbiuary last, der contraction of prices the excess of ex ports is not only more than ever known be fore, but ijuite three-fold greater, being computed to eijual .S2C,?CC,053. n A SCEXE IX COUNT. "I call upon you,' said the councellor, "to state distinctly upon what authority you are prepared to swear to the mare's ane ?" '-Upon what authority?' said the ostler, inter rogatively, " ou are to reply, and not re peat the question put to you, consider a man s hound i. answer a question we afore he's time to turn it in his mind." learn that the Ohio Banks contracted their ".othing can be more simple, sir, than the question nit. I again repeat it. Upon what authority do you swear to the animal's age?" "The "best authority," reirvnded the witness, grullly. 'Then why such evasion? Why not state it at onee3v "Well, then, if you must have it " AIust! I will have it," vociferated the counsellor, interrupting the witness. "Well, then, if you must and will have it," rejoined the ostler, with unpertura ble grtvity,"Vhy, then, 1 had it myself, from th mare's own mouth." A simultaneous durst of laughter rang through the Court. The judge on the bench could with difficulty confine hi rioible muscles to judicial decorum. SEXSIBLE TU TIIIS VERY LAST. The tilling passion strong in death. We have somewhere read of a hard case whom his friends had tried every way to break of bis confirmed habit of drinking. Asa last experiment, they took him one nighl while dead drunk, and placed him nicely away in a coffin. In order to convince him still stron ger that he was dead and gone, a friend con sented to disguise and stow himself away in another coffin close by, in order to watch the ellects and carry out, according to cir cumstances, the serious joke. Having got over his drunken nap, the hero of the story raised himself slowly in his coffin the next morning and iooked around with no little wonder. Seeing the other man in the same bad fix. he shook his muddy head and robbed his eves, and said: 'Hallo, strji uer, can t vou item ? ou? why, you're dead and buried.' 'You don't sav so!' give me an 'Yes, but you are.' 'Well, you're in the same bad snap, aint vou ' 'Yes, I'm gone too. "Poor fellow ! Well, I must have died very suddenly, any how, 1 was out on a reg'lar spree last night.' On no, you are mistaken. ou have been dead and buried three years.' '1 he devil, I have? Well, it don't seem long to me.' How long have you been here. I'd like t know.' 'Five years.' Five, eh? Well, as you have been here "1 doesn't hmger than I have, and know the place bet- ter.just ten me where J can get a good gim cock-tail. .V. O. Times. loans up to the 31st December, 3,330,370; their circulation was reduced in the samo period ,3,634.693! Added to this the vari ous devices they have resorted to for the pur pose of speculation, without the least benefit to the community, and it will not be wonder ed at that money is scarce and that the times are hard. The evils of the present period are ol the same character of those under winch the peo ple labored in 1816. '20. '21, Vc. The only difference is, that the war of the Banks has not been yet so distructive to our prosper" as then, for they have not the same power to exercise. What they can do llj are J" ing and it is not to their spit of mercy that we must attribute our not being reduced to that extreme of necessity which others have tad to experience. Dark D.w. The qucstbn was "does Talent. We copy the following from the lady's Amaranth: 'Homer was a beggar; Plautus turned a mill; T erenee was a slave; Boe tines died in jail: Tasso was often distressed for five sliil- There is an old maid up in Sullivan street who can look so all fired sour that she 'coes- out' by the day to make pickles. It saves 9 heap of vinegar. o Rather Sevf.hk. A young buck of the soap look order, w ho wore an unshaven face, because, as he said, it looked "breirn," lately accosted a Yankee at one of ourho tels as follows: 'I say, fel'ow, some individuals think-1 am a Frenchman, and some take me for an Ela lyenc, now what do you think I am?" "I think you are a darned fool," replied Johnathan. I'ennant. A school boy being asked by his teacher how he should flog him, replied, uIf vou please, sir, I should like to have it upon tha Italian system of penmanship. th hmrv strokes upwards and the down strokes IHu.