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' - h - ' - la PUBLISHED WEEKLY, BY WILLIAM W. POLDEN, EDITOR JLDTD PROPRIETOR. THE COSSTITCTION AND THE UNION OFVTHH STATES 'THE Y "MUST BiE PRESERVED.' volume x. Number 492. TERMM3 PEft ANNUM, ' PJt YABL B' IJT AD VAJVCS. RALE lU II, IV. C.,WED,fiSDAl, APRIL 3, 1844 TERMS THE NORTH CAROLINA STANDARD 18 PUBLISHED WEEKLY, AT THREE DOLLARS PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCB. Those persons who remit by Mail (postage paid) Fire Dollars, will be entitled to a receipt for Six Dollars, or two years' subscription to the Standard one copy two years, ot two copies one year. For four copies, : : : : $10 00 ten " : : : 20 00 twenty" ; : : : 35 00 The same rate for six months. fcJ-Any person procuring and forwarding five subscribers, with the cash ($15), will be entifledto the Standard one year free of charge. Advertisbmkwts, not exceedingourteen lines, will be inserted one time for One Dollar, and twenty-five cents for each subsequent insertion ; those.of greater length, in proportion. , Court Orders and Judicial Ad vertisements will be charged twenty-fire per cent, higher than the above rates. A deduction of 33 1-3 percent, will be made to thMS who advertise by the year. If the number ofrosertions be Bot maTked on them, they will be continued untH ordered out. Letters to the Editor must come free of postage, or they may not be attended to. Mr. Melville's Address. following finished piece of patriotic elo was delivered by Gansevoort Mel- The qucnce Esq., in New York, at the great Demo-1 VILLE; cractic Jackson Festival, on the 15th ult Fellow Democrats: We are not here to mouth high-sounding phrases to prate of trans cendental philosophy in transcendental language and to defy "the mill boy of the slashes." Nei ther are we here to indulge in fulsome eulogy, and debase ourselves at the footstool of any man. Nor are we here to enter deep into a discussion of the principles and policy of the democratic party. This is not the fitting time for the elaborate con sideration of the subject so grave and weighty. What, then, are we here for 1 Why, this gather-ino-in of the democratic host? Wherefore are the beauty and the bravery of this fair city con gregated here to night? This is a jubilee. We come here to discharge a duty which is a pleas ure. We are here to eel- brate the anniversary of the birthday of Andrew Jackson applause the man who has filled the measure of his country's glory. He who, in times not long passed, was our champion and our leader he whose crest al ways danced in the hottest and thickest of the fiaht he who swept on at the head of the demo cratic masses with a force as resistless as the sur ges of the sea. And we came here to celebrate the aniversary of his birthday, as he would have us cd.brate it to take each other by the hand to look each other in the face to cheer each oth er onward to feel that we stand as we did of yore, shoulder to shoulder, making common cause a gainst a common enemy. Cheers. This is the way that the anniversary of his birthday should be celebrated. We aFe brethren, and we meet as brethren. The spirit which actuates us, one and all. is the spirit of union, harmony, concession. Everything for the cause nothing for men. Our opponents, the whigs, held a great pow-wow here on the fourth day of this present March. It was a celebration in anticipation of the inaugura tion of Henry Clay. Laughter. Apprehen sive that they wilt be deprived of the reality, they are determined not to do without trie allusion. Their celebration will turn out to be very much like the dead apple fair to the eye, but turning to ashes on the lips. They have enjoyed their shad ow, but we have a word to say about the substance. Who ever before heard of a celebration in antici pation ? There is not a farmer's wife in the coun try but who might have taught the magnates of the whig party herea lesson of practical wisdom, by simply referring to the old saw, that it is im prudent to count chickens before they are hatched. Great laughter. This celebration of theirs ts pretty much the same thing as if some poor, hun gry, starving loafer should cuddle up in a warm corner, close his eyes, shut his mouth, and eat a glorious good dinner in imagination. Continu ed laughter and cheers The whigs said one thing at their late meeting here,- which cannot be passed over in silence. The orator of the evening declared that the women were with them. This sentiment was concurred in by a very high au thority. A gentleman who hx private life is esti mable and respectable, and to whom, I only reer in his public capacity. . He distinguished himself on that occasion calling to mind the fact that the devil can quote scripture - and feeling justified by the precedent, he quoted scripture too, laughter for all must know who is referred to the cele brated whig extravaganza singer, Mr. Jim-along Josey Hoxie. Roars of laughter, and cries of " clear the way old Dan Tucker." Now with all due respect to such high authority, we meet this assertion boldly and plumply, ana deny that the women are with thern. On that point we are ready and desirous to join the issue whenever and wherever they chose. On that point they have thrown down the gauntlet. We take it up, and in behalf of our fair democratic countrymen, ac cept the challenge. Calling to witness the bright cestus of Venus and the blushes of young Aurora, we feel confident that we can produce more and prettier women than they can. Tremendous cheering for several minutes. When I learned that their orators had made that monstrous asser tion, it caused me to reflect. What, thought I the fairer, the better, and the gentler sex that we all delight to honor to whom we all owe so much they who make a paradise of horrre--3a-gainst us ! If this be so, we might as wpII give it up first as last for it would be decidedly a bad job. Laughter. But it is not so. Cheers Every man of us, on that subject, can speak from his own observation. Cheers As (or myself, I come from a stock, the women as well as the men of which have, from the nrst organization of par ties, manifested a preference for and a sympathy with the democratic cause. Loud cheers! If any man wishes more proof, than is derived from his own personal knowledge, let him look around him. Thoe galleries will settle the question. Tremendous applause, and nine cheers for the ladies The wild flowers of feminine delicacy, beauty and grace, that honor us with their pres ence here to night, and whose, exceeding loveli ness misrht lure an anchorite from his cell, were never plucked from the prim and artificial garden of modern whiggery. Shoots of laughter and tremendous applause. Show me a woman who can sympathize with the magnificent mother of the Gracchi who, when asked by the aristocrat ic dames of ancient Rome to exhibit her store of ornaments of gold and precious stonea answered. that she had nene of these, but at the same time produced her two glorious sons, exclaiming, these are my jewels !"- Show me a woman who can understand this and feel it and that woman is at heart jt democrat .Cheers. Remember the simple story of that sweet English girl, who was affianced to an officer on foreign service. It so chanced that he was desperately wounded in battle, losing one limb md the use of another, be sides being terribly hacked and disfigured. The first use that he made of returning strength was to write to his affianced wife she who was a part of his very being informing her of the misfor tune which had befallen him, and releasing her from her engagement. This was the first intelli gence that she had received of the sad occurrence. It fell upon her with stunning force. Recover ing from the shock with heaving bosom, and suf fused eye, she sat her down and wrote : " If your feelings for me are unchanged, and you have body enough left to contain your soul, I will not be re leased from my engagement." That glorious girl, whose high-souled and self-sacrificing spirit dic tated those words, well illustrated the hopeful, trusting, Christian nature of the democratic Treed. Great cheers, huzza hurra a-a-a-a Now, my fair countrywomen, with your permission, a word with you. I grant ye that the whigs have the advantage of us plain-spoken democrats in scented hair, diamond rings, and white kid gloves roars of laughter in the language of compli ment, and the affectation manner, and, most par ticularly, in their style of dressing. If one of these exquisites wished to express the idea con tained in the home-spun adage, " There is no pitch hot, and the devil to pay," he would say, " There is a pecuniary liability due to the. old gentleman, and no bituminous matter, of the proper tempera ture, wherewith to liquidate the obligation." Up roarious laughter and applause, in which the la dies joined These flashing qualities do not an swer the purpose. They do not rank in the list of fireside virtues. They do not make home the holiest spot on earth, loved and prised as it ought to be. Such qualifications will not smooth the pillow for the aching head ; will not pour balm in to the wounded heart, and quicken the soul of sympathy. Cheers. It is most presumptuous in me, ladies, to proffer you advice, for I am s6 un fortunate as to be a bachelor. A laugh. But I may never have another opportunity and, any how, I can't resist the temptation. So let me tell ye, that if you wish your lovers, when transform ed into husbands, to be all that you would wish them, kind, affectionate, reliable, of good habits, truth loving husbands that will be the idols of your hearts, your protection, your glory and your pride be sure and choose from amng the democ racy. Thundering applause. To sum Hp, in the words of an old lady of my acquaintance, who, I must confess, has strong political predilec tions. Says she to me, one day, u I always tell my daughters that they must never marry any bo dy but democrats, because they always wear so well." Laughter and great applause. Intelli gent, warmhearted, and right-foeling women, the work! over, must always wish well to that great democratic party, whose watchword, and whose crowning glory is "Equal and exact justice to all men." And I may add, "women too." Tremendous cheering Now let us give a lit tle of our attention to our friends, the whigs. They like to be noticed. It will not do to neglect them on this festive occasion. Cheers Their mod esty is only equalled by their merit. (Laughter They claim all the respectability, all the morali ty, all the decency. A party with such claims commends itself especially to our attention. We have all heard a good deal said about amalgama tion. Did it ever occur to you that the whigs are practical amalgamationists ? It is clearly so. Fed eralists, national republicans, anti-masons, ahd conservatives all rallying under one banner, pro fessing one set of principles, and uniting in the support of-one roan. If this is not practical po litical amalgamation, what is? The whigs natu rally affect the composite order of architecture1. 1 The democracy preler the Doric, ine Doric is more in consonance wkh our principles. It scorns all superfluous ornament. It is strong, simple, severe, sublime. The whig party and whig prin ciples call to my mind two things. The whig party practical political amalgamation, and whig principles Joseph's coat of many eolors. Laugh ter. Their principles shift with every -anticipated change in popular opinion. They change their names with a facility kindred to that of those ingenious gentry, who, when brought op to the bar of our police court charged with petty larce ny, something of-the sort, are always provided with half a dozen appellations Jack Smith, alias" Tom Brown, alias Jkn Jenkins. fCheers.l Toi do our opponents justice in speaking df them, they should always . receive the benefit of full name and title. Federalists, alias national republicans, alias anti-masons, alias conservatives, alias native Americans, or adopted whigs, alias democratic whigs. Great laughter and applause. But this last cognomen is enough-to make a horse - laugh. Whv. they might as well talk Y)f- a white black cat, or a tall short man, or anything else that is a contradiction in terms. If they do procure any suffrages by such petty shuffling as this, I am in clmed to think that an indictment would lie a rainst them for obtaining voles under false pre- n . 1 - I i Txru: tences. Ureal laugruer ana appiause.j Tmg tactics afie very peculiar, and there is a reason for it. They feel and know that, i sober earnest they are the weaker party. And hence the man ner in which they conduct their campaigns. Cheers Did you ever see a man contending, physically, with one who is an overmatch for him? Now he strains, swells and lugs but to no purpose. The strong man puts his hand on hiin, and hs all over. Do you know the way they catch rattlesnakes at Lake George? A man, armed with a long stick, forked and sharp ened, sallies out among the hills and rocks. Spy ing a rattlesnake, he watches his opportunity, and with a qaick .and sodden dart, catches with the forked end of the slick the head of the reptile, as it Lies upon the ground, and pins it to (he earth. The rattlesnake, no doubt very much surprised, squirms most unmercifully. But it does no good ---he is despatched at leisure. So it i3 with the whigs. Great eheeiing. We have got their heads to the ground and all that they can do is to make a splutter, and a noise, and kick up a great dust Tremendous cheering cries of " That's the talk!" "Give h to 'em, old boy." The whio-s are a Protean party. They change tbeir principles and their names with a magical facili ty. An animal is their emblem: Their animal affinities are very strong they can crow, snort, snuffle, grunt, bray and baa. Now let us make t-hem whine, yelp, and sqUeal. CheeTS and shouts of " We will by blazes!" I said that an animal is theif emblem so it in? And what -sort of an animaj ? Something duM that never learns is it the ass? Something: vierous--is it tfie mule? Something stupid" and hiding "its stupidity under the garb of seeming wisdom is h the owl? Something blind and that works in the dark is it the mole? Something thievish and nibbling in its propensities is.it the rat? No none of these ; but a nicely adjusted and fitting Compound of them all a coon ! "A' fat, lazy, oily, thieving, coward ly, skulking eoontlny hybrid emblem of a hy brid party. Great laughter, tremendous cheer ing, and groans for some minutes. The banner of the whigs is a coonskin. In the long night of the middle ages, when armed Europe sent forth her steel-clad barons, with their stout retainers, on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to rescue, the Holy Sepulchre from the tenacious clutch of the Infi del and alas, to redden the sands of Palestine with Christian gore the banner that waved above the bold Crusader then, as he fought and bled And died, the sword in his red right hand, On the holiest spot-of that blessed land, .mm m a -r y was the banner ot the tiolv Dross, luneers.i When the Bourbons desifed to call to their aid. the lances of imperial France, the Oriftamme was displayed, and the Gallic chivalry rallied round it to conquer or to die. Cheers. J In more mod ern times, the tn-color ot the revolution and the golden eagles of the empire have been carried in triumph- into every capital on the continent. There is not a single breeze that Blows in which the meteor flag of England dbes not wave ; and J31enheim, Ramilies, Seringa patam, Albuera, Sala manca and Quebec, Acrev Aboukir, Waterloo and Trafalgar, are eloquent with its glories. We ral ly under a banner inferior to none of these a flag loved at home and respected abroad the star- spangled banner of our country. Tremendous cheering Jt is familiar to the British soldier, for he saw it on the plains of Saratoga, in the lines at Yorktown, and upon the breast work at New Oi leans. Great cheering . It is associat ed in the mind of the British sailor with the names of Hull, Porter and Decatur. It streamed trom the mast-head of the Constitution, when the Guerriere struck. Cheering True these are the banners of nations but this contemptible coon skin is the emblem and the banner of a party which aspires to control the destinies of a nation-. Groans and "hisses. And such a nation, too a nation which doubles its population and quadru ples its wealth every two and twenty years the only free nation on the face of God's earth a na tion, the corner stone of whose greatness was laid by him, in-speaking of whom all language fails and all utterance becomes palzied. Ransack the records of all time. Invoke the aid of the genius of the past Who is his peer? He is unap proached in the intellectual symmetry and moral grandeur of his character. George Washington knows no peer he has no parallel. Loud and enthusiastic applause. Let me call your atten tion to the startling fact that an indirect and most insidious attack has been lately made upon the memory of Washington. It was made from this very stand only eleven days ago, by one who stood here before the whole country as an acknowledg ed mouth piece of th whig party. The lan guage of this whig orator was this: " He (Mr. Clay) has made hi own character the character of the age, as Washington did in bis time. Wash ington left the nation sober, orderly, high-principled and patriotic, but on the whole rather with negative qualkies, but the man of our time (i. e. Mr. Clay) came to give the nation additional traits of a positive and active character-tn make it while it yet retained all tliose Washington virtues, still more emerprizing, bold, energetic, ardent, en thusiastic, aspiring, self-improving, and self pro tective." An honest political adherent and ad mirer of Htfnry Clay should hang his head in shame to hear such language. And yet it was tit tend in the presence 6f3 and listened to with ap probation by nearly 5000 whigs, and not one voice Was raised against Tt: It ha been extensively published in the whig press. Not one whig edi tor has passed strictures upon it. On the contra ry " The Tribune," without reservation, pronoun ces the whole otatron of which the above is a part as " truthful " and " masterly The Courier and Enquirer praises and regret that it cannot pub lish it. The express predtctethat " when publish ed it will be the text book of tbe cam paign ; the minnows of the whig press follow in the wake of these, their leviathans. Now this whig "text book" exalts Henry Cray at the expense and makes him the equal of George Washington him who is degraded 'by a comparison with any man whose fame should be dearer to us than our heart's blood who is onr father for he is the father of our country. Not content with this at tempted parricide, this accredited organ of the whig party further says: ."Mr. Clay is not only American, but America itself, the Republic per sonified," This is nought but man worship. t has ho foundation in truth. It is-tfie reckless rm destructive spirit of ultra, partisanship. It is a bowing of the khee to Baal. What reasonable and unprejudiced man would .trust a pirty who, exasperated by defeat and mad with excessive lust ot power, are now endeavoring to gam tneir ena by making an idol of Clay -and falling down be fore it To hear their orators and their presses speaking of Henry Clay, one would suppose him to be more than man. I am no calumniator of Henry Clay; I seek not to detract from him his fair fame; I am willing and desirous to accord him his true position. I do not impugn his pat riotism. I freely grant that he is persevering, en ergetic, eloquent and -brave endowed with an in describable magic of manner, and pre,-eminently fitted by nature to what he is a great partisan leader. " Ift 1i is democratic youth, before lie was flattered and caressed into the ranks of the advo cates of special legislation, ho stood up manful ly against the re-charter of the -U. S. Bank; and for .Madison and the war. . We honor him for it. We gratefully remember bis exertions in behalf, of the acknowledgment of the independ ence of Greece and-the South American Repub lics - At the same time we must regret that he whose youth 'gave such glorious promise should, in tbe full maturity of his manhood) forsake the house of his fathers and go wandering after stffingfr'goas. It is -beneath thff dignity of the democrats party to wa r with any man. The de mocracy war not with Henry Clay, the man- but with, Henry Clay, the representative of cer tain principles. The whig party and JHenry Clav are one; they are thoroughly identified with the policy ot the" land distribution, a high tariff based upon'; the" principle of protectioTi, and a U. States Bank. Mark how these three kindred measures mutually ail and assist each other. They dove tail togevher most admirably. Each ensures the necessity for, and the permanence of the existence of all. Let them but be established ahrivetted on the industry of the country, and an incubus will be placed on the moral welfare and substantial prosperity of this great Republic, which will be most difficult to shake off, will have cost a bitter and protracted struggle. Elect Hen ry Clay President of the United States 'give him a majority in both branches of Congress let this system of policy go into effect, and a feverish, false, and fictitious state, of things will be engen dered, and you will have entailed upon your pos terity a burthen and a" curse. A voice "No fear of that" loud cheers." The question of a United Slates Bank, one main link in the tripp'e chain, was settled long ago. We deem that An drew Jackson had strangled ibat hydra beaded monster, and sowed salt upon its grave. But lo ! in 1840, the whigs came into power. And one of the first things that they did was to attempt to re- susticate an institution, the very name of whieh stunk and stiaks in the nostrils of the community: Under tne Congressional dictatorship of Henry Clay they passed a bill re-chartering the. United States Bank. John Tyler vetoed it. For that act, at least, fee deserves and should receive credit and gratitude. Cheers. Now, sanguine as the whigs always are before an election, and huggifig to their bosoms the delusion that they will succeed in the great Presidential canvass of 1844, they are already quietly engaged in endeavoring to galvanize the old corpse again. The whig leaders hefe would mask their bat tery and avoid an issue upon the bank. They make it an issue in Tennessee, Kentucky, and the contiguous States. We will not permit this play ing fast and loose. We will make it an issue here on the sea board, and charge it home upon them. I urn to the position of our party previous to and after the general election of 1840. The spring elections in that year were sufficiently -favorable. To all appearance the democracy were never stronger. Foe re-election of Martin Van Buren to the Presidential chair, which he had so worthi ly occupied, seemed certain. - And yet not many weeks had passed before it was evident that the supremacy of our party and our principles was in danger. A union of the whigs, as it was call ed, for the sake of the union, brought about thatn mingling of parties and commingling of interests, which resulted in a combined league of the oppo nents of the democracy, and paved the way for the Harrisbursr Convention! By that convention William Henry Harrison was nominated for the Presidency. Scott men, Clay men, and Webster men, federalists, wbigs, conservatives, Anti-Ma sons, tariffites, bankites all the scattered rem nants of those various factions which had been time and again defeated by the democracy, rallied, united and swarmed about that coon skin and hard cider standard of which the available candidate, straitened, but she kept her little household to General Harrison, had been chosen bearer. The ! gethr. She" lived for her children, and is now log cabin mummery commenced everything reaping her exceeding great reward. There are which could contribute to the delusion, and height- two leading traits in the Irish character, which en the artificial excitement which had been evok-' should not pass unnoticed here. Their strong do ed into existence, was called into requisition. The mestic affections, an 1 unquenchable love of coun presses vomited forth Ogle's lies. Their orators try. Cheers. Follow the Irish exile, driven patrolled the country. Prentiss, of Mississippi, forth by the sad condition of things at home -for, Wilson, of New Hampshire, Preston, of South disguise it as you may, the true source of the pov Carolina, Webster, Clay, and even Harrison him- j erty and wretchedness of the Irish people, lies in self,- took the field. Nothing was lefo undone, misgovernment and oppressive laws the exile On our part, we were not idle. We saw through seeks a home and a country elsewhere; but wher and despised this contemptible stage trickery j ever he may be, wander where he will, be never this attempt to swindle the people out of their forgets the mother who watched over his infancy, votes, and did not believe that it could succeed. In the companions of his youth, and tbe land of his so believing we erred, as the result proved. The j forefathers. Deprive him of every thing that ren Idcs of November arrived f tbe battle was fought- ders life desirable -impair hfs hpahh; strip him we were beaten.- and forced to retire from the of his property take friend mid relative from his field j and retire we did, in good order discom- side steep him to the very lips in the whelming fitted, but not dismayed. Although our strongest slough of poverty you may deprive him of all defences were a prey to the spoiler ahhousrh in else, but you cannot wring from him his Jove of the violence of that political hurricane, Tenne see, the home of our venerated Jackson, had suc cumbed beneath the shock. Our own brave State the Empire State had parted from her demo cratic moorings though the keystone of the arch had given way, and the "star ih the east" gone down. E"ven then, when 19 States out of the 26 bad declared against us, and our candidate had been defeated by more than 140,000 votes though the sun of our political heaven was shrouded from our longing view through darkness, disaster, and desolation, we hoped, and toiled, and struggled on. (Great applause. To any other party a defeat like that which we then suffered, would have been destruction annihilation. But to us it was not so -ft could not be so, and. why ? Why ? Why is it that the democracy can be beaten but never subdued vanquished but never conquered? Be cause of that which is within us because we strive for the true, and aim at the equal and the iust The very truths tor which we contend, at- ford us a rallying point and a support in the hour of adversity. Cheers. ... . e In the canvass of 1840, tbe whigs systematical ly endeavored to blind the peopleto'the true ques tions at issue. letters were written to General Harrison inquiring his views upon disputed qnes-1 .4 j 111- f I'll f tions oi moment, and tne line ot policy wnicn ne would adopt if elected. The answer was, " Ask my committee." Success attained by fraud is in its very nature temporary. The whigs triumphed by fraud. ' They triumphed on such issues as these Mroon skins, hard cider, log cabins, Wil liam Henry Harrison, two dollars a day and roast beef, or Martin Van Buren, six and a quarter cents a day and sheep's pluck. They triumphed; but their triumph was short lived and bitter. Firm, united, undismayed, tandin? on the immutable basis of their own principles, the unterrified demo t m w .a. l . y . t f fl cracy rallied. In the elections or the following spring and summer, we recovered our foothold throughout the country. The granite column of the 'young democracy charged upon the enemy, and they went down before it. JL remendous ap plausej Since then we have maintained our po sition. Whythen, snouiu any man doubt our suecess in this coming conflict r Let Us be or oranized, vigilant, determined. Let us fight the battle inch by inch. We must resumfe the often- sive. we must carry tne war into Ainca. we must be true to ourselves, our candidate, and our cause. We must do our duty, our. whole duty, and nothing but our duty. We must deserve suc cess, and leave" the event to Him who made us If I read rightly the signs of the times, and do not greatly misunderstand the temper of the democra cy, on the fourth Monday of May next there will be a thorough organization, an earnest purpose and deep-seated enthusiasm throughout the length and breadth of the landv That organization, ear nestness, and enthusiasm will be centred on the nominee of the Baltimore Convention whoever he may be. . Here upon the anniversary of the birthday of the Hero of New Orleans,, intent upon tbe preservation of- our principles, and merging our preference for men, we pledge to the nominee of that cdhyention an honest, earnest,, and whole sou led support Great cheers. Now, nine cheers lor the nomine of the Baltimore Convention. Nine deafening cheers, and "one more,'; were accordingly given. " Our local Blatters demand a passing notice. Our municipal election is ap proaching. All parties appreciate its great im portance.. At the late whig convention here,- He race Greely could not let his section of -the party go home without a parting admonition- as toffee great importance of carrying the. city in April. He desires the whigs to start their ball here let them try it If they wait to start their ball until they start it here, they never will start it at all. Turn we now to the new fangled and short-lived Native American party. . Their name and stvle should be the Anti-American party tremendous cheering for some minutes because their princi- pies are characterized by an ingratitude, a nar . . f . .... . rawness oi view, a want oi true patriotism, a biffot- ed, intolerant and persecuting- spirit which are any thing else but American. They lack vitali ty they can be likened to an inverted pyramid, sure to topple over. 1 heir whole scheme of ac tion is comprised in an attempt to procure th es- oiruiiai uiuu lUCiUlOIl UT it'L Onnl.nl A . . I - r . I . I epoai ot the present natu-! - ' r i . ralization laws, combined ru wuu war apon me. foreign vote the foreign vote I There is no for- eign vote. Great applause. We will never re cognize any distinction between the native and the 1 T , . auoptea citizen we are one ana tne same Amen cans all. Renewed cheers. Let the safety and stability of our government be menaced to morrow 1 care not how, or by whom by do mestic treason or by foreign Jbrce and I'll slake my soul's salvation that the naturalized citizens would be as true as steel. Great applause. In stead of being deficient in, they would brim over with patriousm. They would contribute their money and shed their blood oh, how gladly and how willingly! to keep the flag of freedom fly ing. Deafening applause, and cries of "they done so before, and they'd do so again 1" Flag of the free hearts only borne, By angel hands to valor given, Thy stars have lit the welkin dome, And all thy hues were born in heaven. Forever float that standard sheet ! Where breathes the foe but falls before us, With Freedom's soil beneath our feet, And Freedom's banner streaming o'er us! In speaking of Andrew Jackson I began. In speaking of Andrew Jackson I wHJ end. He is ! the son of poor Irish parents, who driven from their native country by oppression, sought a re fuge here. The father died about two years after his emigration, leaving three sons (of whom the infant, Andrew, .was the youngest) to the care of a widowed mother. Her circumstances were country, threat cheers. I nai pure and unself ish love will burn but with a brrgoter ray amid the atmosphere of penury and privation, and the death-damps of despair. Weaken his body by disease stretch him on the couch of sickness and the bed of death his thoughts are far away the home of his childhood flits before his glaring vis ion and even as the parting spirit wings its flight, still will his heart find an echo to the cry of Ei inj Msvourneen, Erin-go bragh. To resume. 1 he war of tbe Revolution broke Out, and those poor Irish boys joined the American party, Andrew be ing only 14 years old. " L he elder brother died in arms, nghting against me rsntisn, at tne oatue oi Stono. The second was taken prisoner, treated is a rebel, thrown into a dungeon uncared for, and vith his wounds undressed. This brought on an inflammation of the brain. An exchange of pris oners took place, and he went home to die. This broke the mothers heart, and the grave closed dn her, as'it had done on her murdered boy. At fif teen, Andrew Jackson was alone in the world. In the emphatic language of the Indian chieftain, not a drop of his blood ran in the veins of any liv ing creature. There is not time to toJlow, step by step, his energetic onward career l-'oor, un friended, solitary, uneducated ; despite all obstacles he worked his upward way. Uh, how mysteri ous are the ways of Providence f Had there been no Andrew Jackson, there Avould have been no New Orleans. And the cruelties and wrongs in flicted by the British Government upon that poor, exiled family, ultimately cost England the saddest field that she has eeen since Hannockburn, and were expiated on the banks of the Mississippi in the blood of five thousand of her bravest. Tremend ous cheering, and stentorian shouts of "Old Hick ory forever." I am not about to enlarge upon the battle of New Orleans. -Its history is familiar to vou all. There are very few here who have not heard its story told eloquently and well by Mrrjor DaVezac. Cheers. He was an eye wit ness and participator in the action. It would be presumptuous and unbecoming in me to trespass on ground so peculiarly his own. .trass we then on in this rapid review, exulting as we go that our democratic members in Congress have procured the passage of a law reimbursing to Gen. Jack son the fine so unjustly imposed upon him by Judo-e Half. The act has been earned into effect. and thus the country has restored to the hero's laurelled brow the only leaf that was ever pluck ed from it -fLoud applause. mere are many here who well remember how Andrew Jackson has been assailed. Calurnny and vituperation ex hausted their malice on him combinations of foil ed political opponents ad venturers disappointed in their ambitious projects the factions prejudiced and designing were banded to together against . l? i.i. ?'L?!;: our leaaer, ana inreaienea mm wim annmiiaiiqn. They filled the air with clamor, but they howled, and howled in rain aTound that old hickory tree that Struck its roots so firmly and so well into the generous soil of democracy. Cheers. Then Was the name of Andrew Jackson our cloud by day. and our pillar of fire by night He was ! our shield and sword, our Fab i us and Marcel lus both. Mutually sustaining and sustained, we gappled with the head and front of our mushroom moneyed aristocracy, the United State Bank, and strangled tbe hydra, not in its youth, Bot in its old age, bat in the lusty prime of its golden manhood. Cheers Its defunct carcase has never received do cent burial from the hands of its friends and mourners, the whigs; but has been left to rot, to purify, and to contaminate the moral atmosphere of the land. Groans and hisses.) Aye, An drew Jackson was tine, to our principles, free to uer and we were true to him We gave him a hear ty and triumphant support, the same support that we will always give to the man who, elevated By our suffrages, conscientiously and determinedly carries out our views. No man ever knew and no man ever will know the Democracy falter or shrink irtsustaininrr our faithful public servants. To our public men we say- adhere to our princi ples and we will spurn you from us. r No many however exalted by genius and elevated by station, can do without the people half so well as the peo ple can do without him. Demagogues are apt to forget this truth. They conceive themselves witfc . . . . M iuii.v unc ti uiu. A ur y LUUtri V their attendant train of satellites and wire pullers, to be the people. As foog- as they merey think so without acting on the supposition, it is oH well enough. The moment they act under this falew belief, they are undeceived only to awake m utter and deserved ruin. When men Drove recreant to the trust reposed in them, as a mon? others, Na thanie4-P. Tallmadffe, present United States Sena tor, has done, they must expect to have their ears saluted with such music as is made up of tbe curses of hate and the hisses of score. More over, they are sure to receive the wages of politic al death. Hisses ' for alt renegades.". When our public men are true to us true to those broad principles of equal rights and equal laws which constitute our democratic creed as Thomas Jefferson, James Madisni and Andrew Jackson have been and as Richard M. Johnson, Martin Van Buren, John C. Calhoun and Silas Wright are whenever and wherever they are as sailed, we will rally around them to a man, and unitedly and triumphantly sustain them to the last Hereafter, when men speak of New Orleans, and Andrew Jaokson when they contemplate his consistent, dignified and patriotic course as Presi dent of the United States when they call to mind I the obloquy and contumely that poured upon him s they remember the fact that in the midst of all this conflict he was deprived of the wife of his bosom, she whom he had cherished with an ex ceeding tenderness, on whom he had lavished the wealth of his affections, whom he had loved as the strong man only can love and as those me mories rise before them, they will feel as Halleck did when he wrote his beautiful lines to the m eme ry of Burns lines thai will live forever WI at soft tears dim the eye unshed ? What wild vows (alter on (be tongu e ? When Scots who ha' wi ' Wallace bledr Or auld langsyne it sung. The sun is setting. Its declining rays fall thro' the casement on tbe bowed form of one, who bad he been a Roman, would have been the noblest Roman of them all. Silent and alone be falls into a reverie. His eyes involuntarily close. And the days of his youth come back upon him. His countenance saddens as he feels that the voice of her, who is in heaven, falls no longeron his eon Her form flits not by him on hs thousand cus tomed errands of domestic love. He is alone- but he is not lonely he reflects on his latter day. He rejoices in the contemplation of the doctrines of that holy christian faith, which bids us livs for ever. He is conscious that his sun is going down in peace. The air around him is laden with the blessings of a grateful people, and every breeze is vocal with his praises. All things wear rn him An aspect of eternity his thoughts, .- His feelings, passions, good or evil, Hare nothing of old age; and his bold brow Bears bot the scars-of mind, the thoughts of year, Not their decripitude. When Andrew Jackson dies, he will have left a deathless lesson A name which i a virtue and a soul. Which multiplies itself throughout all time. The rich inheritance of his virtues and his gfory is ours. mat inner nance we win cnerran ana defend for ever. Long may he live. But when his spirit shall ascend to the God that gave it, the whole land will rise up and call him blessed. The manhood and the womanhood of this Repub lic will unite in the heartfelt and trusting prayer, that when he appears at the bar of Omnipotence, he wilt receive the salutation of Well done, good and faithful servant." (Loud and continued cheer ing.) One word moreyfend I have done. I spoke but a short time since, of the Baltimore Conven tion, and I spoke of its nominee ; and now let roe speak for the assembled democracy of this fair city, and say that whoever this nominee maybe, " .11 i '..j we will give mm our unitea, our unuiviaea, our all-conquering support Whether he be Lewis Cass, of Michigan James Buchanan, ol fennsyl- vania the old Kentucky war horse, Richard M. Johnson John C. Calhoun, of South Carolina. or New York's favorite son, Martin Vsn Buren. The principles which Andrew Jackson advocated from his boyhood to his more than three score years and ten, are once more at stake. Let as. then, from this moment henceforth, Forgetting, the feuds and the strife of past time. Counting coldness injustice, and silence a crime, Vow to go into this coming Presidential canvass with the stern resolve to do onr duty in-the lar gest and widest sense of the term, and let the consequences take care of themselves. If we do this if we fight this battle as it should be fought with honesty, abiding energy, and an enthusiasm tempered by a cool, calm courage, we will tri umph. Do this, and even if we fail, we -will htve no cause for self-accusation. And whatever tbe result, we have one consolation vouchsafed to OS and denied to oar opponents ; and that is, the son of Truth can never set the mists of prejudice may arise and obscure fts rays the clouds of error intervene and hide its beams the tempests of faction and party hate shut" out its genial and life bestowing heat; but the mists will arise the clouds will pass away the tempest roll on and be forgotten, white the sun, the brighter and' the dearer for his temporary obscurity, will shine on as he shone of yore- to brighten, to gladden, to vivify and to bless. It is so in the p hysieal world so in the moral so k the- political. - V . Truth can never die. And those political prin ciples which we uphold m which we liv, and for wbich we are willing to die, will widen and deepen, extend and exist forever. Load and pfo--longed applause.) Mr. Melville's address was heard wkh the greatest attention, and was remarkably well received.