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general remarks upon these questions must
close this Address.
It was Mr. Clay who made the Tariff a par
ty questien; it was he who made Distribution
a party question; it was he who made the
Bank a party question; it was he who made
the great national question of Texas Annexa
tion a party question; and it is he who you see
perverting into a party issue the question of
altering the Constiluium. He did all this in
his ambitious efforts lo bring about his own
elevation. He has now been at the head of an
capitalists at the expense especially of the
laboring classes, by which it appears that!
fifteen of its stockholders are farmer and j
$60,000 is owned by persons in its em
ploy. 'It is certainly not wonderful that in-,
vestments should be made by any class of j
the community in a corporation which
pays large dividends, and its stock is rated j
in the tax list at but one-fifth of its par val-
THE JOURNAL.
FOB PRESIDENT
JAMES K. POLK,
OF TENNESSEE.
FOR VICE PRESIDENT
GEORGE M. DALLAS
OF PENNSYLVANIA.
Democratic Electors.
1st District THOMAS BBAGG, Jr.
organized party opposition to the government ue There, are we believe, several stoek
of his country ever since the people ousted holdm m (he Merrimack company who
Mr. John Q. Adams and himself in 1838, ex- . . . . ' J .
.ntin BnL.c iflji. nA this iahis ueriveu an income 01 id,uuu irom uiai;
expiring struggle to make himself President? source the last year, and yet their tax upon
And what are the alternatives. If he is inat amount of stock was but small, esoe-
elected, the Constitution is to be altered ciajl j comparison witn that upon real 1
If not elected, the Constitution will remain f . r iM MB
as it is. If he is elected, and proves true estale wh,ch Pa's but four or &ye Per
to his pledges, your taxes will be kept per- cent, average income. The ciass of,
manently at a douduk rate. If he is not, farmers embraces, we imagine, one ofj
they will be reduced, as they ouht to be, at those $70,000 stockholders. Sales have j
least one nail. 11 ne is eiecieu may nave 1 .,wi r .1 tw (;ll;4on(l :
01 . xt 1 ii 1-. j been made 01 the JNovcmber diviuenu in
a pahtv Bank not a National Bank owned
by the people, as many of them think, but tins corporation of ten ,-er cent., which
a corporation of capitalists who will rule shows a confidence in the continuance,
the Government. If he is not elected, for a short time at least, of its great profits. "
there will be no so suet dangerous institu-, .
tion created. If he i elected, it will be ta-. From the Madison ian.
ken for granted thai the people are hostile The invasion of Texas DV Mexico.
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, me re-anmxauon a l exas, ana 1 ea wu. ; M A crisis h . .
navor ha mi ra avjuont ctt the oTnpntA nt n
VVAB, K he is not, that great national mea-, history of this young Republic, which will ; pcr published in this place, the Wilmington Mes
ure will probably succeed quietly and honor- call forth the energies of her gallant Peo- jgenger, by our friend Dr. Price, ceased to be issu
ably, with the approbation of the people of pie in perpetuating the blessings of civil 'ed about the middle of last June ; since then the
both Republics. Had Mr. Clay's Letter nev- amJ religious ilnerty. The cause in which ' Republican cause has been without any Press in
er been written, and had he adhered to his first . 0 J e . 1 u- . . . , mL- '.L- 1
opinions on Texas, we believe that Texas she 15 engaged is one of a noble and chi- tfu porUon of the State. This we think is much
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HENRY I. TOOLE,
AB. W. V ENABLE,
GEORGE WHITFIELD,
WILLIAMS. ASHE,
DAVID REID.
JOSEPH ALLISON,
DANIEL W. COURTS,
WILL. J. ALEXANDER,
GEORGE BOW:
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WEJ,
)S To the Democratic Party.
Jl It will be remembered that the Democratic pa-
Deatii of Col. Hoke.
Seldom has it been oar lot to perform a more
melancho!v doty than to announce to our readers
the death of our distinguished fellow-citizen, Col.
Michael Hoke. Never in the whole course of
our life hare we been more sensibly admonished
of the short and uncertain tenure by which our
earthly existence is held, than in the death of this
distinguished son of North Carolina. It seems
but yesterday since we hung with rapture upon
the eloquent strains of bis voice, and now that
voice is hushed forever in the cold and silent grave.
But yesterday that he moved among us the life
and soul of every circle diffusing pleasure -'anc
happiness around him wherever he went, and
now he is gathered with his fathers in the great
charnel house of death. It was but yesterday,
when, with the pencil of fancy we were pictasr
ing for him a bright and glorious career in the ser
vice of his country, and to-day he has gone to that
bourne from whence none ever return. It was
our good fortune to enjoy, for some length of time,
the personal acquaintance of Col. Hoke, and tru
ly can we say, that we never knew a man whose
' warm and generous nature was better calculated
to attract the esteem of all who come in contact
ith him in the social intercourses of life. In
his death the State has lost one of her most talen
ted and gallant sons the Democratic party one
of its ablest advocates and his family a kind hus
band and father.
Col. Hoke died in Charlotte, Mecklenburg
county on the night of the 9th inst., of billious
fever.
We copy from the Standard, the pro
eeedinrrs of the Iredell Barr on hearing
G- - -- 0
. u - - ; ,1 mnnll Ko laughed at bv
we do Know ibh me mc -
most of our citizens.
Democratic Meeting at Ute Coort -House.
There was a meeting of the Democratic party of
New Hanover county, at the Court-House in
Wilmington, on Tuesday evening 10th inst The
meeting was called to order by appointing Lucie
Holmes, Esq., Chairman, and Daniel Dicksox,
Esq., Secretary.
We forbear noticing the proceedings of the
meeting, as we have been kindly furnished with
an animated sketch of them from the pen of an
esteemed friend, to whose communication, which
will be found in another column, we refer our readers.
would this day have been ours in peace and , valrous character, and which will be res-1 to be deplored, especially at a period like the pres-
honor. It is FALSE, come from what quar- ponded to by every noble and patriotic lent, when a contest is going on between the two
ter it may, to ascribe to us or to the democrat-, American, who appreciates the ineslima-1 great parties that divide ox Union, the termina
a2E!MZdW inheritance bequeathed by oyr Revolo-!. rf wbicb bcesUy Wie.e wiU be fraught
negotiations. We resp.nl l as an insult : and i tiouarv fathers. The contest which has j with such vital and momento is consequences to 1 the death of Col. Hoke.
an honorable opponent in politics will not use: just been renewed by Mexico, backed byjthe fu-ure interests and prosperity of our countrjj t a meeting of the members of the bar
tne weapon he knows to De poisoned. vveEnganj? will, just ascertain as the sun ! We then this day make our most respectful bow to
AMfnihSirn1MiivNP !r5X'lS1Twm i rises and sets' seal her fate as an indepen-jour Democratic brethren throughout the State
AND THL UNION but for the UNION, . . - . 1 r Z u
" Texas or no Texas" Such are also the sen- dent nation. She has progressed so far ; but particularly would we do so to those members
tments of Col. Polk the declared sentiments j in this unholy crusade against peace, hap-1 of that party whose homes are to be found in the
5th District, and respectfully solicit tor our little
sheet a portion of that kind encouragement and
patronage which they extended to the gentleman
of the democratic party the known feelings ; piness, and prosperity of Texas, that even
and opinions of the democracy of North CaH a retrogade movement on her part cannot
ohna; and. he who writes or speaks otherwisei n.x r 1 ..
.fnsU.prn.fiH, Lhhn tn rv avert her final overthrow. The warnti
I r 1 .1 j rill . . .- .1 -i
a party-master ! So it is FALSE, come from j voice 01 omer nauons, irom trie uowuiai j who precejeu us m conducting tne aemociaac press
what quarter it may, that as the advocates of ;of the Roman empire lo the present time, !in Wilmington. As the great leading questions
Texas annexation we would involve the nation sj)e has not heeded ; and :he consequences j which divide the Democratic and Federal parties
wu aisnonr' , . . which will evitably follow will lie at her
Whenever the annexation can take place; . '
honorablv and in neace. Col. Polk is in favor iown lJoor'
of it, and so are his supporters, whether aj When she was struggling with Spain
for her independence, the American Peo-
' respectable portion of the people" called
abolitionists are willing or not. We take that
ground. We have assumed no other; and
we bid you mark the fact, that not a single
public meeting in North Carolina and thej
Clay party have had a great number of them
since this question was started has ventured
to express an opinion to the contrary.
LOUIS D. HENRY, C't'n.
JOSIAH O. WATSON,
WELDON N. EDWARDS,
THOS. N. CAMERON,
PERRIN BUSBEE,
CHARLES FISHER,
GABRIEL HOLMES,
JOSEPH ALLISON,
WILLIAM R. POOLE,
LOUIS D. WILSON,)
B, B. SMITH,
JAMES B. SHEPARD,
GEORGE W. WHITFIELD,
THOMAS BRAGG,
WILLIAM WHITE,
ALPHEUS JONES,
WILSON W, WH1TAKER,
BURTON CRAIG,
JOHN HILL,
GASTON H. WILDER,
WILLIAM W. HOLD EN,
Democratic State Central (hmmittee of
Raleigh, Sept. 10, 1844. North Carolina.
From the Lowell Advertiser.
THE PROFITS AND TAXATION OF
MANUFACTUING STOCKS.
We copy the following from the finan
cial article in the Boston Post of yester
day. The writer of these articles is cer-
0
tainly one of the ablest upon currency and
6tocks in the Union:
44 In reference to dividends and profits
of manufacturing corporations, it has been
said that we selected the best, and made
no mention of the unfortunate corporations.
We would not state what we were not ad
vised of, but have been aware that some
of these so-called unfortunate corporations
have applied their earnings to building and
filling with maclli lery new mills. This,
we are informed, was the fact in reference
lo the New Market Co., and 6ome others.
44 At the sale by auction la6t week of
Palmer Manufacturing company stock, it
was stated by the auctioneer of course
correctly that it had given an average
annual dividend of thirteen per cent, since
its commencement, which is above the av
erage of Lowell factories as stated bv Mr.
Appleton. A statement of wages paid
operatives in several leading factory cor
porations has been recently published, un
der the sanction of Mr. Winthrop, by
which it appears that the average wages
paid at the Merrimack mills in June, 1844,
were $22 06 per month besides board, &
in Juue. 1840. thev were $20 80. This
T p j
would give an advance of wages since
1840, of $1 26 per month; and it is also
ptated 44 there had been no change in the
cloth of the speed during the whole term.'
If it is meant by the 44 cloth of the speed"
that no more labor is performed to earn
pie felt a lively interest for her final suc
cess in eatablishing an independent Go
vernment, and some of our citizens left the
pursuits of civil life, and embirkeI nobly
and patriotically in aiding her in the strug
gle in which she was then engaged, and
never ceased in their exertions until her
independence was acknowledged. This
was voluntarily done by our citizens for a
love of liberty ! There were no ties of
consanguinity between our people and her
citizens, as exists between us and the citi
zens of Texas ; yet they felt a deep sym
pathy for the people ef Mexico, because
iliey were struggling for Republican prin
ciples, which were guarantied to every
State of Mexico by the adoption of their
Federal Constitution, and which continued
to exist until the Constitution of 1824 was
abrogated by Santa Anna, and Centralism
was proclaimed, which produced the revo
lution in Texas. Mexico has been de
ceived by Great Britain, in renewing hos
tilities against Texas, and before she clo
ses the present campaign, which she has
commenced on a large scale, it will be
made manifest to her entire satisfaction.
It is impossible for her to conquer Texas.
So long as there is an American bosom
animated with a love of liberty, she will
find a formidable foe, who will never cease
in their operations until the liberty and in
dependence of Texas 2re achieved, or the
treaty with France fulfilled.
The Constitution of the United States
does not prohibit the citizens of the several
Stales from aiding any nr.tion with money
and munitions of war, and this will be
cheerfully done to the people of Texae in
sixty days. According to the report of
the Secretary of War of Texas, thirty
thousand men can be in the field, and all
that is wanting to make them efficient are
arms and ammunition. Some of our citi
zens are under the impression that Texas
are now perhaps better understood by the great
mass of the American people than at any antece
dent era of our political history; and as the line of
demarkation between the Federal and Republican
parties is so clearly and distinctly drawn on all the
great issues which engage the attention of the
people, we might, we suppose, deem it unnecessa
ry on our part to enter into any specific detail of
the measures and principles which it is our pur
pose to advocate, contenting oursclf with saying
that the " Journal " will issue from a Democratic
press ; that it will, so far as our little abilities
will permit us, sustain the cause of the Republican
party. This we feel assured might be sufficient :
but still in order that our course, as a public jour
nalist, may be perfectly understood, as well by our
political friends as by our political enemies, we
will place before our readers a short synopsis, if we
may be permitted the expression, of the principles
which we, in common with the Democratic party
of these United States, hold to be those and those
only which can secure to ourselves and our chil
dren after u, a perpetuation of the free and en
lightened institutions which, for better than half a
century past, have so pre-eminently distinguished
us from every other oatiorf on the face of the
earn. 1 v
In the first place then, we believe that our ted-
eral Government is one of limited powersthat
those powers are to be found in a written consti
tution, and no where else that that constitution
ought to be strictly construed and, that we are
utterly opposed to the latitudinarian interpretation
which the moddern federal Whig party are desi
rous of putting on that sacred instrument.
We are opposed to a National Bank, because,
apart from the constitutional objections which we
have to that measure, we sincerely believe that its
establishment is not only unnecessary and inex
pedient, but would be subversive of the morals, the
liberty and the industrial pursuits of our citizens
of every class.
We are opposed to a protective tariff, (e. g. the
Whig Tariff of '42,) because we believe the feder
al Government has no right to tax one portion of
the community for the benefit of another.
We desire to see the Constitution which the
wisdom and patriotism of the sages of the Revolu
tion framed for us, transmitted to our latest poster-
in the Town of Statesville on the 10th of
September, the sudden and melancholy
death of Col. Michael hoke, was an
nounced by Bartlett Shipp, Esq.
On motion, His Honor Judge Manly
was called to the Chair, and William M.
Shipp appointed Secretary.
Mr. W. W. Williamson then presented
the following resolutions, which, after a
few pertinent remarks from Messrs. Os
borne, Barringer and Jones, were unani
mously adopted.
Resolved, That we, the members of the
Bar of the 6th Judicial Circuit, have learn
ed with the deepest grief the death of our
brother, Michael Hoke.
Resolved, That in his death the legal
profession has lost a member whose ge
nius, and whose attainments reflected on
it the highest honor ourselves a compan
ion remarkable for a kindness of heart and
amiableness of disposition, which excite
afTection and esteem and the community
a citizen, distinguished by an enlightened
liberality, active public spirit, a captivating
and effective eloquence.
Resolved, That to his bereaved and dis
consolate family we tender all that as fel
low sufferers we can give, onr deepest and
sincerest sympathy.
Resolved, That in regard for the mem
ory of the deceased, we will wear the usual
badge of mourning for thirty days.
Resolved, That a committee of three
persons be appointed to communir ate these
resolutions to his family.
liesolved, I hat these proceedings be
ublished in the papers of this State.
' On motion of Col. W. J. Alexander
these proceedings were spread upon the
records of the Court.
MATTHIAS E. MANLY, Ch'n.
W. M. Shipp, Sec'y.
Our Prospects.
The intelligence we receive from every portion
ta I of our wide spread country is of the most cheering
kind. The 44 ominous calm," as our Federal op
ponents styled it, which for some time after the
Baltimore Convention, pervaded the Democratic
ranks, has been succeeded by an almost simultane
ous explosion of popular enthusiasm which prom
ises us a most glorious result in November next.
Scarcely yet has the great valley of the Mississip
pi ceased to reverberate WithAe shouts of Fifty
Tiousand Democratic Smjken who held their
council at Nashville, from New Jersey the uni
ted voice of Thirty Thousand Democrats in one
vast assemblage is heard invoking their brethren
to arm for the contest. In short, from every State
in the Union, and from every portion of every
State, our public journals are literally crouded
with the reports of Democratic meetings, where
thousands ami tens of thousands are congregated
together for the purpose of furthering the cause of
Democracy and accelerating the final overthrow of
Federalism. State after State is wheeling into
the good old Democratic track. Maine, the last
that has made this right about face movement, has
done it in a real out and out style. The nomina
tion of Silas Wright for Governor of New York
has given a stab under the fifth rib to the Federal
Clay party there. We believe the more thinking
portion of them are willing to admit that he will be
elected. We have every thing to cheer us. Nev
er was the political horison of Democracy so clear
and cloudless as at present. Will our friends
then, in this State, not make a strong and vigorous
effort to disenthrall the land of Macox from the
domination of Federal rule 1 Shall the good old
North State be the Democratic Rip Van Winkle
of the Union in November next 1 We tfiink we
hear every Democrat in the State, as with one
voice, answer, No.
has not the physical force to meet the pre- ity in its pristine integrity, and consequently are
sent invading army ; but in this they are opposed to the alteration of that salutary check,
greatly mistaken. All that is necessary ' the Veto Power, as now vested in that instru-
.1 1 n
to unve tne invading army irom 1 exas is ment.
for some of our patriotic citizens to call
public meetings in evey section of our
We are opposed to the distribution of the pro
ceeds of the sales of the public lands, believing
country, and call upon the people to sub- the fund derived from that source belongs to the
scribe liberally for the purpose of purchas- ' states in their federative capacity, and not as in
ing arms and ammunition, which would ! dividual States.
enable the Texians to prosecute the war j We are in favor of the re-annexation of Texas,
with vigor and effect, and by next spring as on the one hand we are thoroughly convinced
there would not be a Mexican soldier found that no measure, since the purchase of Louisiana,
this side of the Rio Grande. This is per- would add so much to the strength, prosperity
fectly compatible with our Constitution and permanence of the whole Union, while on the
and Laws, which should be maintained in- other hand, we feel equally well assured that its
violate by our citizeus. The Texian Con- nnai rejection will be attended with the mot dis-! of Friday, the day on which the Journal " will
(jKind readers, being a stranger to most of
you, and having no idea who of you would and
who would not continue to the "Journal"
the patronage you extended to the " Messen
ger," we thought the best plan we could adopt
would be to send the first number to each of your
names, as we find them written down on the sub
scription list of the latter paper. As the present,
is a crisis when political information should be
widely diffused, we do hope that you will retain
the number that is now sent to you. Should you
not, however, desire to continue your names with
us, you will just send back the paper to our office,
and, however we might wish it to be otherwise,
we will promptly comply with your thus implied
request, to erase your names from the list. (XjBut
don't send back the paper if you can htlp itQ
GjfWehave,in this the first number of our paper,
taken the libertv of inserting such of the Adver
tisements as appeared permanent, that we found
in the last number of the 41 Messenger". Of
course no charge is made for the present insertion,
except at the option of the advertiser. Should
any person wish to have his advertisement taken
out or altered, he will please signify so much to
us before we issue the next number, and his com
mand will be obeyed.
jWe have been compelled from circumstan
ces, to issue our first number on Saturday, instead
the impression got abroad" we cannot say, but White House with - glee catches." We
not Hizen what is it Tom O, yes Fre
Hnghuysen Club, the ty mpanums, near the
Carolina Hotel and parts adjacent, were
regaled with some very argumentative
sonzs no S mummery:1 eh ?
3
mt the " Journal."
At a meeting of Democratic party
held iu the Court House on Tu(Jayt lhe
10th of September, Mr. H. L. Holmes
was called to the chair; Mr. Holim ex.
plained the object of the meeting in an j.
oquent and forcible manner. He contrast
ed the consequences of the prevalence of
democratic or federal principles in the ad
ministration of our national government,
and clearly exhibited the appalling danger
which would result from the predomi
nance of Federalism. He concluded by
passing a compliment to the high charac
ter and uniform consistency of James K.
Polk. Mr. Ashe then rose and requested
Mr. Daniel Baker, the Elector on the Fe
deral ticket to address the meeting if he
felt disposed to do so, to which Mr. Baker
replied, he would do so with pleasure, but
that as it was a democratic meeting he
would prefer that some one should preeede
him, on the opposite side. The Demo
cratic Elector, Mr. Ashe, being too un
well to undergo the fatigue of making a
speech, Mr. Owen Holmes, was called on
as a substitute. Mr. Holmes apologized
to the meeting for his being entirely un
prepared to enter into the discussion of
such important matters, but he would try
to give Mr. Baker a few nuts to crack and
in truth he did. Mr. Holmes is a plain
practical farmer, and I sincerely wish that
all plain practical farmers in our country
could have been there and heard his
speech. He evinced great familiarity with
the Banking operations of our Country,
aid dearly showed that the Country did
not stand, at present, at least, in need of a
National Monster. He referred to the
Constitution of the United States, which
said that there should be a Public Treasu
ry, in which the public money should be
kept, and no money should be drawn from
the Treasury, exceptino; by appropriations
made by l? Such is the requirements
01 the Constitution. How then can you
make a Treasury of a Bank, the business
of which is to lend and discount the mo
ney ? He next examined the Tariff and
was truly at home on that subject. I think
that he gave me more light and informa
tion on that law than 1 ever heard before
given by any speaker. After Mr. Holmes
concluded, Mr. Baker rose in reply, and
spoke an hour and fifty-three minutes.
He commenced with an attack on Mr. Van
Buren's Administration, and one would
have supposed from his remarks that he
had entirely forgotten that Mr. Van Boron
was not a candidate for re-election. He
felt quite indignant that his party ehoukl
be styled the 44 Federal Party" although
a rose was as sweet under one name as
another. I will not follow him through
his laboured attempts but merely point
out two gross errors he made as respects
the Distribution of the Public Lands. He
said that General Jackson three several
times recommended the Distribution of the
Public Lands among the States. Mr. Ba
ker must have got this information from
Federal Documents, for he certainly did
not get it from Jackson's Messages, as they
wuiu have informed him better. He
again quoted General Jackson, as savin
mat we snouiu not ioor to the lands for
revenue ; true, Jackson did say so, hut
why not give us a!l the sentence ? Inke
same sentence he recommends the reduc
tion of the price of the Public Lands, so as
to ensure them speedy and immediate set
tlement. B.
Xj We publish in this week's paper, General
Jackson's letter on the subject of the re-annexation
of Texas, addressed to Moses Dawson, Esq. We
believe it is the longest he has yet written on this
subject ; and in it he has taken a full and com
plete view of this important question in all its as
pects. We don't know that we have ever read
any production from the pen of the old Hero of
the Hermitage with more pleasure or a deeper in
terest. We believe it has been pretty erenerallv
thought by most persons for some time back, that
Gen. Jackson had some considerable knowledge
in Military matters even by those who will give
him credit for nothing else. He says in the letter
under consideration, that should Texas be lost to us
through the insane policy of the Clay leaders, that
the dangers in a military point of view, which
would inevitably threaten us, should England or
any other hostile European power obtain a foot
hold there, would be incalculable. We have a long
expanse of territory bordering un that country,
which in an event like the one alluded to above,
would be almost defencelcaa at least would re
quire an immense amount of blood and uoie
to protect it. But we recommend our readers to
peruse the letter.
(XjWe publish in to-day's paper the address of
the Democratic State Central Committee of North
Carolina. We earnestly request our readers to
peruse it, and to peruse it calmly and dispassion
ately ; to weigh well the facts it discloses and the
just and unavoidable conclusions which it deduces
from those facts. It is an able paper, and should
be in the hands of every voter in the State. It
tells a plain " unvarnished tab" of what the peo
ple of this country may expect should Whiggery
be successful in November. We would suggest
that our readers would send their paper, as soon as
they have got through with it themselves, to some
of their neighbors who do not take a paper.
sul at New Orleans, would receive thank-astrous consequences.
,-11 t
lUliy any sums 01 money wnicn may oe And, as a means ot carrying out those measures,
forwarded to him for the purpose of pur- we are the advocate of James K. Polk, oFTen
chasing arms and ammunition; and we nessee, for the office of President, and George M.
sincerely hope our citizens wilt aid our Dallas, of Pennsylvania, for the office of Vice
wnllnni k.atdran rC Tovnc 1 it-ieral 1 V tvitVl tbo T ' 1 f K,- TT. C Ui: : 1
the increased amount of wages, then there B. f , ... . ,,. , , "
.. U 6 , . r sinews of war, and victory will again to be Republicans after the good od order of Jel
ls a difference in the Merrimack mills from ; , , . r , . K ------
. e . T. .,, perch upon their banner, which will tri- ferson and Jackson,
the general run of such concerns. It will 1 . ' .
v. u a ,u :UlDphantly Now we think we have said enough to indi-
Uc rciucmucrtu mat au aiuiuuiaiuitm ua ; t aiv i - ,
poto tno tn nil r I ponrcn ru mtond ir k
O'er the land of the free and the home of the
brave."
A FRIEND OF TEXAS.
thenceforth be published ,
As the present and one or two succeed
ing numbers of the "Journal" will be is
sued under many disadvantages, we would
throw ourselves upon the kindly forbear
ance of our readers, and ask of them to
suspend their judgments upon its appear
ance miulweget under way a little.
Health of Wilmington.
Democratic triumph iu the State of Maine.
This is the greatest Waterloo defeat the federal
ists have yet received. Anderson, the Democratic
candidate for Governor will be elected by a plural
ity over Robinson, the Federal candidate, of be
tween 9 and 10,000 votes, and by a majority over
both Whigs and Abolitionists of about 6,000. It
is in vain for the Whigs to say now that they
didn t expect to irry the State of Maine. Let
them shew us a Whig calculation in print made
during the last month or so in which Maine is not
put down as certain for Clay, and then we'll talk
about the matter. Well and nobly has the Pine
Tree State done, and richly does she deserve the
thanks of every Democrat in the Union. Won
der if the Whig Thermometer doesn't exhibit a
lower state of the Mercury since the news from
the Maine election
By our next number we will be able to spread
before our readers the full returns from this State
made with a loud acclaim that the Perkins
and Dwight mills had raised their opera
tives wages, but it was afterwards ascer
tained that an increase of labor was exac- Sensible Jidvice.
..j . .!,. n w Mm i . -n t .. nirl n Rnmin Cnnsul If) bis son. pi it hp 1 as we nopsiblv ran.
there was a reduction of fifteen per cent, to a woman who has judgment enough to de?r t0 r readers every item rfj come t0 thls Por' ln consequence of an impression
' J . . . - P . , lntellisrencft in thp onrul rnmmniol r,,,A r,,.K.; I Which has o-ot flhrnarl tVmt it rar uu.. "
Tl ,.r ti in ihr superintend the pettinc ot a mea of vir-i "" r i . ----- WJ uuusauuJ
A 0iaiV in w ii .j v v 1 o o
AT I i . m .
few words as regards the other objects which the j J Wls moment received a note from
Journal will constantly keep in view. And in Iner"i 01 ours, a merchant of this place, stating
the first nlare we will pnHpavnr pva Prl.Uv ' tVia ha lo v..i e ol . ...
If vnil PVPr morri? V r , V J J " 1Clter lrm ""leStOn WUlCh
ii y ou e er marry , ning, to serve up for our readers as varied a dish v w su; u 1 ,
Tt 11 i ,. . J ' 1 , tmiiBii uc niuutcu iu
in rates.
Jackson, Nashua, Amoskeag and Stark tuals, taste enough to dress herself ; pride
mills are for 1848 and 1844, and not, as enough to wash her lace belore breakfast;
in the case of the Merrimack, for 1840 and and sense enough to hold ber tongue when
1844. Connected with this advance of she has nothing to say. Ex. Paper.
earnings at the Merrimack mills, a ciassi-j It is stated that the whole inhabitants of the earth
fication of its stockholders is given to re- discharge annually from their lungs 107,000,000
, . . .r r . tons of water ; a quantity which, if collected toge-
fate the idea that these manufactur.ng es- woukl fo'rm qa sphe nwl; 9 fm m in
tjbjishments are earned on 'bv wealthy mmtfer.-Ertkangt Paper.
world. The Prices Current of produce in the j Now we would beg leave to say that so far as our
beWdi 7XaJiMeia and we received the
oeiore me Journal goes to press, receive our ,
personal attention, so that our country subscribers n ' We e made a many q"ries, we
may be enabled to place confidence in the state- My without the fear of contradiction, that
merits which we will make under this head. Fi- j Wilmington is now as free from sickness as any
nally, we will say, that whatever strict attention tvj-u r , t. .
and industry can do will be done, to fef "0&,a ? mdeed wcthnkwe
" Journal " a desirable vehicle of news to the door j mk notlung m that there are as few cases
of every man who will be kind enough to permit bullous fever in it as in any town in the State,
w to put his nsrae on our subscription list. j in proportion to its nnm!r of inhabitants. How
Those who contend that the country is in a
course of ruination because of the Tariff, &c.,
should be the last to insist upon the Annexa
tion of Texas, that is if they have any bowels
of compassion ; for will it not be bringing
others into trouble who are now exempt, ac
cording to the notion of the anti-1 anffites 1
Chronicle.
Answer. We suppose we might, bu
that we're going to elect Polk and Dallas,
when the protective Tariff will become, in
the language of the 44 God-like Daniel,
44 an obsolete idea." Ed. Jour.
" A'o Mummery." At the Polk and Texas
meeting here last week it was 44 Resolved" to
set up Hickory poles at every battalion mas
ter ground, and at every cross road in the coun
ty. 4 No mummery" we say again.
Chronicle.
A Lesson in Grammar.
Master. How many degrees of com
parrison are there ?
Boy Three.
Master. What are they ?
Boy. Positive, Comparative and Su
perlative. Master. Give an example.
Boy. Positive, bad r Comparative
worse Superlative worst.
Master. Give another.
Boy. Positive-. Raleigh, Apr? 17th.
"I think it far more wise and important
to compose and harmonize the present
Confederacy as it now exists, than to in
roduce a new element of discord aM ds
raction into it True wist!omi
seems to me, points to the duty of reeoeTWg
the present members happy, prosperot'-i
and satisned with each other, ratnerth'
to attempt to introduce alien members.
against the common consent, and wiw
the certainty of dissatisfaction. Mr. .Jel'
ferson expressed the opinion, and otner
believed, that it never was in the contem
plation of the framers of the Constitution
to add foreign territory to the Confedertc?
out of which new States were to be form
ed. The acquisition of Louisiana
Florida may be defended upon the t&
liar ground of the relation in w12-1 W
stood to the States of the Uon. Afer
they were admitted, we r'gnt we- PaU8e
a while, people dur.va waste-, developc
our resources, pre pa de means of
fending what w possess, and augment
our strength, power and greatness
t
hereafter fvfther territory should be waj
ed for n increased population, we ne
entertain no apprehension but that it
ba acquired by means, it is to be hop1,
lair, honorable, and constitutional, t
the future progress of events, it is pr0'
ble that there will be a voluntary or foffl'
ble separation of the British North Kl
44 No Mummery" about that nartv who Mn rrnm i. Mrni muntr
44 try hard" to sing their candidate into the i am Wrongly inclined to think that it

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