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From the Yorkrille (S. C.) Conpiler.
To elect a man to ollice, is to chocse him
in preference to another. Election is the
act of choosing or selecting one or more
persons from a greater number for any of
fice; in other words it is a voluntary pre.
ference given to one, or more, among oth
crs. Public election, is the ceremony of
From the above dcfinition, it appears
that in making an election the will is con
cerned, therefore, there can be no election,
unless the will of a man makes a choice.
In the civil institutions of our country,
a fundamental principle is that the people
choose all their offices either inmmediaLely,
by an act of their own; or mediately, by
their representatives. So that no man can
be empowed to rule over its in any sense,
whom we do not choose; nor, laws cannot
be enacted and enforced which we do not
approve, it follows that tce the people go
vern ourselves. This is an invaluable
blessing, and can be richtly appreciated
only by an enlightened and virtuous com
munity. The price of this privilege ar
gues, its great value. Our fathers brenme
impatient of the unjust restraints and bur
dens which were heaped upon them; and
being unwilling to suffer it longer them
selves; and least of all, to entail the
evils thereof upon their posterity, they de
termined to throw off the yoke of tyranny
at all hazards; and relying on the Protec
tion of Divine Providence. mutually pledg
ed to each other, theirlives, their fortunes
and their sacred honor in support of their
declaration for Independence. Very ma
nV valuable lives and fortunes were sacra
ficed on the altar of their country; antd we
the children of the frce are duly called
upon to sustain and cherish that which was
committed to our care.
If we ahuse our right to choose men to
office, we stand committed of a high of.
fence against oi'r country. If we neglect
to attend at the time and place appointed
to give our suffage; or. if we be led by
partiality to vote for persots uwhorthy the
sacrel trust; or, ir by prejudice we deny
an office to the most whorthy: and above
all, if we biy, or sell -in ollice for the price
ofselfish interest;t we never can stand as
acquitted of treachery before God, nor
How then will the popular mode ofelec
vioneerintg stand the test? Wat, shall
freemen he made stepping stones for the
slaves of Fa't.et or, the votaries of money!
Nay rather let the fawnina sycophantt he
driven frotn our presciiee in disgrace, for
having eonecived the thutcl: in his heart.
to buy the cift of God and price of precious
lives, with flatteries and lies; and least of
all, to purchase with a dram the votes of
Let every cantididite stand upon his mer
it; let him possess moral north. There
are hut two great principle< which prompt
men to act, first, the fear ofGod seondiv,
self-interest. lie i ho rears his God, and
will deny himself fir the public good, can
not be a dangerous man; yet tie may err
through ignorance; .the'ufore, let mental
VWrs * .... I.. ....- ....... . . .. -
ground of merit in him who w(oild serve
the people. When we make our choice
then let us measure all our candidates b
this; viz: that the% know what to do, and
that they be good enough to (o what they
know to be the best; and let us condemn
to infamy and disgrace, him who offers to
rise to olfice by cunning and deceit; thus
taking advantages of the ricc of the age,
to serve his selfish defigns.
He who has niot morarll courage enough
to stem the torrenit of am vicious pttblie's
opinion at home, and take his ta ndl ont
principle; never can he safe', nor truco
his trust abroamd: hieeanse lie catreflly I
watches the mo~vintgs oft lie risit:g thouiighi,
in his colleagues, andl wh et her thuese he
wright or wronig, he will go with the struuf
side: thus~ leaving the weaik sice. where
truth ofteu lies, atnd whlo are in their tna
ture defenceless, to join the strong who
defend themnselves. VroTE.u
Fromd the eln .Ia::rnal.
lIA R RI SONI SM.
There must lie somtething peculiarly
charming in Harrisonism, which we have
never been abile to discover. Without ar
gumnent, ni blout the aivowal of a sinigle
prinicile, eiilher by the Ge'ineral hinmelf.
or by the party by which lie is sitpporteid.
his popularity, if w~e may credit the pre
ses which sustain him, is continually in
creasing. We are at a loss bow to accout
for it. 'There tiuist be some caiuse opera.
ting other than mieets the '"pulic eye'
Immaediately after the adjournment oif the
Harrisbnrg Cottvenmtiont, in [Decemiber last,
tee Aug.ustai Chronicle and Sentinel, held
the following ligciage, "'desirouis as we
have beeni to support the opposingr candi
dlate to Mr. Van Duren tee Cannot go for
Harrison, and we thiink. ii timie andi labor
spn in vain to attemipt to elect him. Hie
rannel possil9 gel a role Soiuth of thme Po
On thme 1:2th of December. the Macotn
Messeniger, ptublishes~ the nomitnatio~n oh
lIarrison, and adhds "it is hardly ne'cessa
ry to renmark that lie catn tnever receive the
s'upport of the Wtiig party of Georgia, and
probably in no paurt of the SouithernStates."'
The Geoagia Jloutrnal of the 17th Dec.
noticing the ntomination says: "THEY HuvE:
NIGGLED IT w~iH A vENGFAYcE !! We
would as soon think of supporting Arthur
Tappan, as this nominee for the Presiden
cy of the liarrisburg Contnentions." All
these pritits are now open mouthed sup
porters of Harrison. Their colitmus are
full of hlard Cider, Coon Skins atnd Log
Cabins. What new light has broken in
upon them since December, we repeat, we
cannot tell, but that they mtist know some
thing, with whicht the public is unacquain
ted we can hardly etn:ertain a doiubit, The
editors certainly have too iuineh respect
for their readers to trifle with them thus
without some more powerful reason, titan
has yet met the "public eye." What is
the charm which hsas opetatedl so marvel
lously in openuing the eyes of his old oppo
nents, to the trancendant merits of the ie
ro of Tippecanoe? WVe should like to
know. We trtust it is not of sneh a char
eter that an honest man would be asham
ett to own t.
"I'm getting fat," ne the loafer said
wheen he wasstaling lard.
Correspondenc of ie Charleston Courier.
ASHVILLE, N. C., Sept. 21, 1840.
This was the day fixed for the meeting
of the Stockholders of the L. and C. R. R.
Co., and of its Directors, at this place.
Of the Directors, the followin2 attended:
Col. JAMEs GADSDEN, of Charleston,
Directors-Judge Reese, M1r. Campbell,
and Mr. King; of Tennessee; Charles Bar
ing, Joshua Roberts, Mlr. Rutherford, and
Dr. J. F. E. Hardy, of North Carolina: R.
G. Mills, Win. Rice, and Vardy M'Hlee,
of South Carolina.
Aud of the Stockholders, there were
Gov. Butler, B. F. Taylor. and Dr.
Gibbes, ofColumbia, S. C.; E. G. Palmer,
of Fairfield S. C.; Wim. Sloan, of Pen
dleton, S. C., Gen. E. H. Edwards,
Treasurer, A. S. Willington, Alex. Maz
yck. Dr. Blake, Wm. Patton. and Col.
C. G. Memminger, of Charleston, S. C.:
Col. Chunn, J. W. Patton, J. M. Smith,
N. W. Woodfin, and Mr. Vance, of Butt
combe, N. C.
In order to ascertain if the Stockholders
present and their proxies they held, con
stituted a quorum for the transaction of
btusiness, GoV. BUTLER was called to the
Chair, and Dr. Gibhesappointed Secretary.
it proving that there was not a quolum for
hu-iness, those present resolved to request
the Direction then in session to call a
meeting at Charleston. on the day ensa-ing
the general annual meeting of the Bank
Corporation in Charleston. itt November
next, and that they eive dte notice thereof
to the Stockholders. The Stockholders and
Delegates will remain here until to-mor
row, to see if a sufficiency of Stocholders
arrive to form a quorum-but such a result
is not at all probable. There is no doubt
the Directors will call the meeting in
Charleston as requested. I understand
that ifa quorum had been formed, the Ten
nessee and North Carolina Stockholders
would have made some proposition to
withdraw, anti to have had their subscrip
Bank of the United Statts.-Tn the Dis
trict Court fer the city and -ounty of Phila
lelphia, at the July tern, judgmetnts were
obtained against this institution on its pro
tested hilts and post notes, to the amount
4'donc million, eight hundr d and fifljy seven
thousand. one hundred dollars. The court
deided tiat the Bank was bound to pay
ttreee per cent interest, according to its
charter, and not six per cent, according to
mhe legalizing the suspension upon those
Judgmentts, it is said the hanti has takenout
writs oh error; and gisen security to double
the amiount.-Camden Journal.
Ilorrill.- As asination.-Under this head
the Clinton, (Lou.) Democrat of the 9th,
aives the liillowinta accounto. -On Mon
day mornittg last, about daylight, our es
eeetd fellow citizen, Col. Warre.; C.
Whitaker, was inhumanly amurdered by
being shot down, while standing in his
yard given orders to his neg-roes for the
day. A number ofhuick shot took fatal eI
feel near the region of his heart, and he
feel dead with a sinle exrhmation. Fnor
ofl hi;.egroes are now.iu jail under suspi
b1lood-as yet, however, but little is
ktown, hough no doubts are entertained
bit that the murderer or murderers will be
i-covered .-Nw - Orlans Bulletin, 191t
SAvANN.t, Sept. 19.
Front Florida.-By the steamer For
rester, Capt. Wray. we yesterday received
the .Jacksonv-ille Advocate of Tuesday
from whic-h we make extracts, and subjo in
at lettecr from otur corre~puinden t.-Geor.
JfAcKsoNVtLt.E., Sept. 15.
Im/iacns.-Lieute-nant H anson, at Wau
camhootat, ha% rer-ently hadi an enagement
wvith the enmy in which he lost otte man,
andi~ had four woutmded. Sante day, 6th
intst. a youngt mnan by the name of Geiger,
w~ at rdered at thle stame laic.
Oat .aturamday. thle I 2th, atn itdian w'ith
two pies," was scen about seventeen
muiles of this place. One of thme ponies
wats tatken, tbut the [tmdian withI the othier
escapted. lIe is supiposedI to be onie of a
large party concealed in a large swamnp
tnear tat ptlace. A scout if Citizen voluin
reears stairted this mot-ning to scour the
C'ortesepondence oif thec Georgian.
.JacKsoNvalLix, Sept. 16.
Dear Sir-In addition to what yoti will
find ini the Adcocate, I have learned the
hollowinig p-articulars, whichb I send you.
I haveajust conversed with a getlemnatn
direct from Ncwtnansvillc, who states that
the body of Geigetr was tnot founid until
Thursday 10th. WVhen ibundI it exhibited
one of the most revolting spectacles of
fiendish vengancee, seen sinceo the comn
m-enent of the wvar. lHe was first
" htpped utntiilhis batck was a mass~ of clot
ted gore-; his legs were tripped from his feet
to btia hii p, then cut w'ith a kntife entirely
round umtil hi-s tippet- part were nearlv sep.
arate~d lfrotm the lower, his heart taken out,
atnd his head cut off. He was one of a party
of v-olunteers stat ioned :t Fort W alker, who
c-arried the express to Liieutnnt Hanson,
infsioming him, of thme Itdian signs. H1is
conhmaians hadi left WVtaaoota but a few
minutes becfore, and passed the battle
Crond tutmolested. There were about
APALAcutcoLA, Sept. 12.
By an arrival from Ceder Keys, wve
leat-n that on thte 4th inst. the second Re
ment of Dragoons, Capt II. L. Beal, stur
prised and attacked a party of abotit 30 In
dians, ott the Wacassassic River, andi sue
ceeded in capturing Hula Too Chtee, a
sutb-chiecfofthie Micasukies, Hosan Major
or Cratggyi Moss, HanTe Mathia Chee,
anid No Cos Cilia or Bears foot. The
others fled to the hamnmocks, whither, ac
cording to ourt iniformat, Capt B. wiith the
troops tinder his command, intended to
puirsue them, tatking te prisoners with
thetm to assertain if possible their place of
WVe lear-n also that a party of Indians
hiurnm a house a few mtiles below Chatma
hoochiee a few (hays simiee; its occupants
had previously fled from apprehension of
ani attack.-A dvertiser.
The Postmaster General has revoked the
regnihationl which forbade the carryinig of niews
papers by other conveynce along mail rotates
,han the reginlar mail.
WHIGS LOOK AT THESE THINGS.
1. Gen. Harrison's letter to Mr. Evans,
of Maine, in January, 1840, declaring him
self an Abolitionist.
2. Uis letter in 'lie hands of W. B. Cal
houn. of Massachusetts, February5, 1840,
declaring himself an Abolitionist.
3. His letter to Mr. Lyons, of Virginia,
June 1,1840, declaring himself not an Abo
4 His letter to Gov. Owen of North
Carolina, February 16.1840declaring him
self not an Abolitionist.
5. The reply or Gwyne. Wright. and
Spencer, his committee in February 1840,
tdeclarinig his non-committulism.
6. His reply, the 10th of April, 1840, to
Messrs. Chambers and Van Buskirk. of
Kentucky declhring his non-committalism.
7. That part of his Fort Meigs speech.
relating to his said committee.
8. His letter to the Hon. J. Williams,
of Tennessee, as to his said committee.
A HARRISoN Wilto OF 1836.
Democrats.-Look through the whig
press from Maine to Georgia, and can you
find any DENUNCIATION of old feder
almeasures? Can you fid any ONEof
the present whig journals disclaiming that
they have in their ranks the GREAT
HODY OF THE OLD FEDERAL
PARTY? Can you find ONE of the
whie editors INDIGN ANTLY DISOW
NING FEDERAL PRINCIPLES?
When AUSTIN and DUANE, and others
of the old denocrates were defending
MADISON and GERRY from the fierce
assaults of RUSSELL -,nd CALLEN
DER, where then was DANIEL W EB
STER, who stands forth as a LEADER
of the whig procession on the 10th of Sep
temher? 07 Defending the actors in
the HARTFORD CONVENTION!.4f
Denottcing the 07 measures of MADi
SON'S ADMINISTRATION! . Is
there now a whip press that does not
ENDORSE WEBSTER'S PRINCI
PLES? 07 Democrats REFLECT
and then AcT.-Boson Post.
I1arrison's Populrity.-IUarrison run on the
Adams clectorial ticket in Ohio, and was de
ie run on the Federal ticket for Congress
in 1R32, and was defeated by six hundred and
fie was rtn for Governor in 1820. against a
very unpopilar tman. anli he got otily 4,348
votes onto80,0010. Ilarrison did not get a
single vote in his own county.
He was run for the lower house of the As
sembly in 1831, and was defeated by a peddlar
ofgingerhread in Cincinnati, who is none the
worse for that. but it goes to show that Harri
son entitsiasm is all a humbug.
Martin Van Buren, at the election in 1836.
beat Ilarrison in his own county .ight hundred
and t" enty two votes, anal which county hag
been ini favor of Van Buren ever since, and hps
rettrned Dr. Duncan to Congress.-Salem fle
[From the Standard of Union ]
William H. Crawford's Opinion of Gen.
Harrison.-The following extract from a
letter wrirten by Mr. Crawford front Paris,
in May, 1814. to a distinguished citizen
of tlis coutitry, is recommended to ite
eu, m1ider , itihe people of Georgia
itsI realat gq
tarther prosecution of te 'war. Ihere
are the Generals who are to meet the able
and experienced commanders who have
distinguished themselves in the Peninsula,
for the last six years? Is it Wilkinson?
Is it Harrison ?
I have heard with surprise and much
pain, that Ilarrison has heen appointed
Lieitenant Genera! of the army. I have
examined with attention, all his letters
naald icial statements, wvhich he has writ
en sinace be entered tho army, and I con
fess thatt every thtitng wvhich has fallen from
his [ten savours of' the low demagoguie,
rather thtan the patriotic, enlightened and
It has appearced to me, that from the
tmotment he entered the army, he placed
his hopes ofptromot ion upon the influence
of the Western people, and nut upon his
talents, or the military services which he
hw~I rendered, or expected to render."
WVith high respect and contsidIerat ion,
Wmn. II. CRAWVFORD.
When the whigs at a table hegitn to feel 'hip !
Thev roar out right boldly, 'hurraafor old Tip!
Whben anthetir glass smts to itndicate high!
"'is three lust y chree rs for 'old Tip and old Ti!'
Alas. what a tmishnp is eney neqtmred
lit the mouth of November 'twill be 'Tip'-sy
and ' Ti'-rcd ! S-rtcxs.
Romantic Incident-Major H. 0. WVats,
the husband of the lady lattely captured by
thle Catmanches, at Linnville, was not hkil
led in the skirumidh at that place The
persona reported as killed anud suapposed to
bue him. wvas his brother Captain WVatts.
Th'le Major wats severely wvoundedI, amti in
cotnsequtence was unable to protect his la
dy, who with at servanit and little negro
girl, wvas taken as far as the battle grotund
ont Plump~ Creek; where after an ineffect
ual attempt tmadc by the savatge to take
her lifo, she was recaptured. anti prtobably
ere this hats bteen restored to the arms of
her hus~bandl! it is pleasing to notice int
eidents like this beamittg out thurough the
clouds of mtisfortun.-Huston (Texas)
Ilcaldh.-Sickaness in this section oftheconn
try. atnd indeed in every other that we can hear
froum, is on the increase; and thme eases also at
tenaded with more obstinacy. This year will
bong be remembered as a fatal otne, even in the
high, dry, and hitherto healthy pine woods of
the country.--W'etumpka ( Ala.) Argus.
The 'eathr.-The weather dttring the
last eight or ten days has been very pleas
ant, with cool nights and fair days-yes
terday mortning it commenced raining, and
we are likely, front all appearances to hav~e
a wet spell-which will he very much
against our farmers in saving their Hay.
Gen. James Hlamilton, was, at the
latest dates, at the Hlauge. on the eve, it
is ,iaid, of concltuding a treaty with the Go
v'ermanen:t of the Netherlands, for the re
cognition of the Repumblic of Texas.-Pilot.
Punning.-A person named Owen Moore,
once lefl his tradesmen somewhat uinceremo
niously, on which occasion a wag wrote
"Owetn Moore has runt away,
Owin' more thant he can pay."
N. 1Y. Sunt.
QUALLIFICATON OF VOTERS.
Maine.-Residence in the Stato three
months preceding any election.
New Harnshire.-No quaIlifiCatioUs re
quired but to be 21 years old.
Vernont.-One year's residence in the
Stae,a quiCet and 'peaceable disposition,
and will vote as he shalijudge will con
duce to the best interest of the State.
JAlassachuselts.-One year's residence
in the State, aud to pay state and county
Rhode Islan-.-Must be a resident of
the state, three mouths, and own a free
hold of $131.
Connecticut.-Must have gained a settle
ment in the stdte, own a freehold of $5
per annum, or to have done military duty,
paid a state tax, and taken the prescribed
New York.-To be 21 years of age, an
inhabitant of the state fior tie last yeat,
anti a resident of the county for the last six
months. A colored man must hold a free
hold of$50, have paid taxes thereon, and
been five years a citizen,
New Jerscy.-A citizen of the state one
year, and worth $250 proclamation noney
Pennsylvania.-A citizen of the state
two years, and paid a state anti county tax
The sons of persons so qualified, between
the ages of21 and 22, uay vote, though
they have paid no tax.
Delaware.-Same as Pennsylvania.
Maryland.-One year's residence in
tile counrty where they shall offier their vote.
Virginia.-Own a freehold of $25. hav
ing been a housekeeper one year and been
assessed. Some other qalliflrations are
require'd of those whio have no freehold.
North Carolina.-A citizen of the state
one year. who has paid taxes. may vote
for members of the louse of Commons,
but must own 50 acres of land to vote
South Carolina.-Residence itn the
State two years, and in the district where
he of'ers hts vote six months.
Georgia.-A citizen of the state, and six
monts residence in the county where he
offers his vote, and must have paid all
taxes imposed ot him.
Alabamna.-A citizen of the United
States, one year in the state, and three
months residence in the county where he
offers his vote.
Mississipi.-A citizen of the United
States, one year's residence in the State,
and six months in the couniv, and have
paid taxe's or (lone military duty.
Louisina.-Residence in the county
where he olyer< his vote otteyear. tid hav.
ing paid taxes within the last six months.
Tenncssce.-A citizen of the United
States, and six montths residence in the
country where he offers his vote.
Kentucky.-Two years resitdence in the
state, and in the entity where he offers
his vote pne year jtext preceding the clec
Ohio.-Otie year's residence in the state
next precedina the election, entitles him
to vote in the county where lie resides.
Indiana.-Otne year's residence in the
state imiteditelv preceding the election,
entitles him to vote in the county where
. .. t..1 UIIS7 9 I t sit ne IU .iitt
where lie actually resides.
Missouri.-A citizen of the United States,
and one year's residentre in the state next
preceding the electiotn, and three months
in the county.
Arkansas and Mlichigna, not known to
Fron the Carulina Planter.
CURtING AND aiTACKING FODDER.
MIR. I'IDtTuR:-Utntil last year, I was in
thte habit of' cUritng my fodder wholly in
the ,un atnd pttting it ntp in dtuble staecks.
This, I call the olI pilan. The obhjtctions to
it are, in this lace, that tmany of the leaves
dry. crumble, anti are lost, ere the stems
and succulent portions ate fit to btesatneked.
In the seconid phi~ce, that an itnten'iely hoit
sun is hurtful to the fodder, that enred in
the shadie being always the most fragrant
andi nutritious. Itis the pratctice of the
best Engisht, French, and Fletmish far
mers, itn curing teir hay, to expose it as
little as possible to the sttn. It is carried
in dry, but it preserves its greetn color; ant
you see hay two or three years old in their
tmarket ofso bright a green color, that we
would scarcely contceive it to be curedl, yet
they ere in the practice of preserving it for
years. attd value it tnore for its age. Cur
ed in this waly scarcely a leaf is wasted.
atnd that thte hayv treser~ves its l'reshttess
and fragrance; and it is satid that at least
ten per cent is gained int gttanttity, and~ as
much in quality, A thtrd obtjection to
the old plan is, that the fodder is more lia
ble to be ser'iously injured by dews and
rain; atit the fact is, itt a season like this.
whvlen we have had rains almost every day,
if we are to depend upon curing outr fod
der wholly int the sun, we shall not have
one good stack int tn. If therefore, wev
can fall tupon a plan bty whtich we can
make bet ter fodtder and with less ettnshine,
wve shall ofecourse, be runntintg less rink,
and stand a better chance utf getting itt that
ptart of the crop. WVith this view, I htave
thme fodder that is pullled in the forenootn,
stacked in the eventing of the same day,
provided there hits been tno ra'n abot tt.
Ii'it is wet, I allow it to beconmo perfeedly
dry hefore it is stacked; and mty plan of'
st ackintg is sitzuply this:
A pole is placed in the ground, at the
spot where yotu intend to stack. Fouir other
poles, or fence rails, ifyour stacks he small,
are placed rotund tbe centre ptole ab)ont a
foot or more from the bot tom, atnd t hent all
tied together at the top, witht a grabe-vitne
or any thing hatndy, forming a cone.
Place some brush or few rails at the bot
itm, so as ho rise the fodder a little off'
t he ground. Theti commetnce layinig your
fodlder in single bjundle's arotttd this cone,
and whet you have finished, it will he a
hollowo stack. The atir havittg free pas
sage unlderrcenth the stack, will circutlate
in thte hollow, atnd the fodder will finish
curing in the shade and uniexposed to the
Weather. Yu may core and stack pea
vines int the satme way.
For this improvetment, as I conceive it
tto be, I am itndebted to an old agriculture
rriend who has hadl 40 years ex perience tn
ptlantting, atnd whtt had all his lifie follo'ved
the "good old way'' ofeuring antd stack
ing fodder, unttil ahtot two years ago hap
pened to learn from on Agricult ure paper
ntot an "old negro," that the best mode of
Icttring hay &c. was tn nennoe it but litle to
the sun, he conceived his plan of stacking
fodder so as to have it partly cured in the
shade. He hasadopted the plan for the
last tWil years, and thinks he makes bet
ter fodder by it, and certainly runs less
risk of weather. I have alo had fodder
siacked in the same 'ray and am much
pleased with the plan; and I inow send it to
you to make "book knowledge" of it.
EDGEFIELD C. H.
THURSDA., OCTOnBa 1, 1840.
Towx ELECTboV.-At an election held at this
place, on the 14th of September, the following
gentlemen were elected Intendant and War.
lens of the town of Edgefield, for the ensning
year: P. F. Lahorde, Intendant; E. J. Mimus.
fohn Lyon, W. J. Simkins, Geo. Pope, War
We have published this week, the proceed
ings of the political meeting which took place
it Greenwood, Abbeville Dist., on the 23d uilt.
In conseluence of not receiving them qooner,
we cannot publish all the letters written by
differct gentlemen who were hinited to the
dinner which was given, until onr next.
TO OUR PATRONS ANI FRIENDS.
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AUcUSTA .irnaon.-We received a few days
R4ince. the first number of the third volume of
the Augusta Mirror It contains nmuch inter
veloped in a neat cover, on which are to be
foumd selected miscellaiiy and advertisenits.
We again commenl this heanttiful Peri.odical to
the patronage of the piblic. Mnch money is
spent by individuals at the South, in the Snlp
port oif Northern papers and litermry journals
some of which are high!y ohjeetionah!e on ac.
count ofic pi.itical seitiments they coitain.
Now, we are tnot dlispoised to cenisure those l'er
whlich are niot hoistile to Sonuther~n iinstitiuti'itu.
Bitt wve think, thant snueh jnrnals a.- the Auguista
.Mirror, presentt-uperior claimis. It is emitneni
ly a Souithen Periodicah. It was estabtishedl
to build tip anJ support Southmernt Literat.;re.
Dnt for it, manyt a beantifutl poem aind essay.
lie offspring of Southern ge'nitns, would never
have seen the light, or would have
Wasted their sweetness ott ihec desert air."
To the ladies, the afirror is lpeentliarly adaptted.
It is to he hoped that they at least, will give it a
lielping hatnd, and extend its circulationi as far
is they can.
I:.:ora.-Ohlicial retiurns of the Illinois elee
ion, show that the D~emocratic majority is nmore
than (3000-a larger numitber thau was claimed
Wa sTO-roo o conWeRn.--This motto wn
inscribed on one of the hainiiers ot' the Wihig
Convention, which was hield at Bahtimiore. in
Mtay last. Does not this tmean, that the WVhigs
as a ptarty, conisider ii condescension, yea, deg
radat ions, for them to triumph over their oppo
nents. the Democrats, ini oilier words, the p~eo.
ple ? Let thme people remember their insulting
nmotto. Let them at the puolls, put the seal of
condemnation upon a party, which is aristo
eratic enotngh to use the words,
"W stoop to c-ongnter."
It is kntown to mansy ofotir readers, that Gen.
Haririsoni has been travellitng about the West
ern country, for some time, makitng electioneer
ing speezchies, abusing the Admtiinistration,. antd
indirectly praising himself. In otne of his late
orations, he s-poke about the various public of
tices which lie had filled, and seemed to clnim
great mterit to huimsolf, thaut when actian as
Governtor, "le nerer tetos d a bill in his life!"
Really, the old getitlemiant has a pterfect horror
of the veto power. There is somethinig he
titnks, terriblc-revoluttiotiary itn the exercise of
it. In his opinuiont, the aict4 of Legislatures, and
of Congress, are too sacred for a Governor or
President, to set himnself tup int ippuosition to
them. ohniuxiotus as the~y may be. Etitertaiinitng
such opinioies, what security, have we. that
General Ilarrisoin if elected Presidcnt.wilh veto
any bill however odions, tunconstitiitionial, or
op~pressive, which Congress nmay pass? If
Conigress shoild pass a hill niTcting thei deair
est rights of the South. what security have we*
that such a President wvotuld refuse to sign it ?
Notne, whatever. We kntow that General lHar.
rison has declared himself favorable itt extra
ordinary cases, to the exercise of the veto ptow
er. But so gnarded is he in this matter, andh
such mierit does he aruogate to himself, for
neeer havitng exetcised it. that we are cotn
strainedl to regard bhim ats enitirely opposed to it.
He virtnnllyv denies thie right of the Presidenti
to exercise ft.
TsrisoN YiF . oAN flr.r rVRicA..-Tlao
reader will find below, Rome extracts from tie
trter of Gov. Tazewell of Virginia, who a
short time isince declared his prefereice for ir.
Van Buren. It is scarcely nece4sary to say,
that Mr. Tazewell is an o!d Republican or the
JefThrso school. Ile says that when Ie served
in Congress, with Mr. Van Bisren and General
Harrison, he gcunerally agreed with the former,
and inrarinbly ditTered with the latter. Tell us
not after this. that the Whig candidate for the
Presidency is a disciple of JefTerson, though he
says it himself.
"I have an acqunintance of some standing
with both the candidates, founded upon a ser
vice with each of then for several successive
years in the Senate of the United States. This
ac(iiainiance justifies me in saying of each,
that lie is a well-breri gentlenan, of mild and
aini-ihle manners and deportment. and so far
as I either knoew or belioeve, of irreproachable
priv:ste charac-er. Gen. Harrison is my senior
by several years, I know, and therefore, he
cannot he mich short ofseventy: Mr. Van Bu.
ren is myjunior by more years I believe, tlan
Gen. Harrison is my senior. In their political
course. these 'entlemen have generally differed;
a:.d while we were all associated as memben
(t the Senate of the United States, it was my
tortun, to diter sometimes with both. The oe.
cisions of my liffetence with Mr. Van Buren
were fw aid rare; but with General Harrison,
I do not remember a single suject, inviitinf any
rqusstion of Constitutional law, or of high itical
expediency. as to which wec ever concurred. And
oii the few occasions in which I diffiered with
Mr. Van Burm. he was associated with Gener.
al Harrisoni. Ilence, it cannot be matter of
surprise to any, that when placed in a situation
where I ai t) choose beiween two persons,
with neither of whom dfi I agree entirely, I
should prefer him with whom Ifhave often uni
ted both in opimion mid action. to him with
whom i have inrariably differed.
-I state these things. that knowing the effect
which is sometimes produced upon human
minds by frequent and long continued conflicts
of opinion iupon subjects of much interest, yot
may appreciate as yon please the sentiment I
have oltten titered, aid will therefore again re.
p eat, that in my judgment. General Harrison is
both physically and zntellectually incompetent to
perform the nunny. varied, arduous. and :mortaxt
duties wchich must decolce upon every President of
the United States. That it is noit prudent to ex
i ose our country to the certain perils which
unst await it, shoul its destinies ever be com
miitted to i Presidetmi hy accident. in times of
ditfieilty and high excituntt and that such a
catastro-phe is atways pribable, when one is
-ht-vated to the Presideutial chair who has al
realy reached the fis term ordinarily consid.
ered as the limit of man's life.
"To a kind le'ter from friends in a distant
Sia'e, inpiring what were my ospinions of Mr.
Vasn Lnren's ad.iistrationi. I have recently re
plied. A copy of this reply is iow before me;
an as it truly repr'esents my sentiments ijupon
this subjest, I will transcribe ay anower to the
eiqitry propounded. "I was opposed to Mr.
Van BIaren whet, he was first a candidate for
the Vice Presisleitial chair, and my opposition
to him wass continued when he was aflerwards
a candidate for the station he tow holds. Upon
each of these occasions, there were candidates
who, as I th'onglht, agreed with my opinion
imoire exactl-., and who therefore I preferred.
n,,ertaiiii sut I sentiments. Ihave watchrd his
eurse since he caine into power With a rigilmnes
that mlight not perhaps have been used by me Un
der other eircumstanccs. Yet, With all this vigi
lance, I have not been ible to detect a single un
constitutional act that hiss been done or proposed
by himduring his Administration. This is not
a slight nerit. at least in my eves, and whent
--'3c t '.i3 .1 tim -. .--454 0rhmna of his
policy in regard to our relations whether for
eign or doniestic. has evinced much sagacity,
pridenc- and forbearance. and this. too, under
circumstaices ofgreat dificulty, I cannot with
hold my approbation from such a course"
At your regnest, I send yost an account of
the snmtsner in whichs,I keep tny sweet potatoes.
That part of tny cellar, ini which I put away
my p~o:::tses, fronts the South. I place, at the
hsottoms, and ariunid the sides of this apartment,
a coastng of pine bark. Otn the bark covering
the floor. I place potatotes its a bed a foot deep
and cover theis over wvith dry sand. This pro
csss is continsued until they arc all put away.
After a week or more, when a cold season
comsses on. I cover all over wish dry corn stalks,
and as the weather is multI or severe, I uncover
or cover she bed during the whbole iiter. Ins
this wvay, I have, for eight years, kept my pa
tatoes wvith mitch suecess. Of 80) busnels, that
I Pitt away itn this matter, last year, I do not
think tint I lost more than one bushel by rot, or
any oilher meains.
The pine bark preserves the potatoc from
the injnriotns influcence of the dampness that
mighst risc from the earth, in a wvet season.
Anid the dry sand absorbs the moisture from the
atmosphere, and that also iwhieh the potatoe it
self gives ont dusring the process of its preser
vation, or being cured. Respectfully, WA.
P. S. They shouldi be gathered in a dry sea
son, wheni the vines are completely dead, and
put away as soon as dug.
Greenwood, Abbesillc, Sept. 26, 1840.
n. EDrrOa.-A public Dinner was
given by his constituents to the Hon. F.
WV. Pickens, at this place on Wednesday
the 23 inst. 5o which nll citizetns of his
Csingreseiotnal District, withiout the dlistine
lion of parties, were itivited. Theo inclem
ency of the weather prev'ented the attend
ance of am great sinmber of persons, who
otherwise would have been present.
Tlhee w 'ere preent about 1500 persons
300 of whoum were ladies. Mr. Pickens
gav'e nn absle and eloquent speech, deligh
sing an attentsive andsience for more than
two hours andh a half; clearly setting forth
the danger aund inexpediency of establish
ing a Uniited States Batik sit this time, and
idlentifying the great Democratic party of
the North with that of the South, on the
subject of Shivery: also proving, by docu
mnrtary evidence, that dhoes not admit of
ranvil, that the Aholitionists warmly and
zealously support the clais of Gen. H ar
risont io the Presidency. A fter she delive
ry of the adldre'ss. she President of the Day
gave notsice, that ain opportunsity wouild be
given dumrinig, the reading of the toasts, to
anly one oif the opposition to reply to the
nrcsuments shait had been, or might be aud
dutcedl. Th'le cornpanty then sat downa to
a sumflpttnans 1)inner, prepnired bhv she
Committsee of Arrangeme'nts-the utmost
dlecormf and hilarity prevntilinsg the while.
A fter Dinner, the company again repairdi,
to the Statis, when the following toasts
1. The Crisis.-deifted~i with the
,tmes in tho history of our coutntry; appro