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Fayette, October 19, 1848. 32
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Juiucs W. Harris,
Commission and Forwarding Merchant, and
WATER STREET, OLASOOW, MO.
r'I'MIE undersigned having met with much bet
L let success in the Commission and Forward
ing business than expected, would here take occa
sion to state to Shippers and the Public generally,
that hi arrangements for the next season are
such, as to oflVr every facility that this paint af
fords, for shipping Produce and Receiving Mer
chandize, and hopes to receive such patronage from
those who are interested in shipping at this point,
as he may meiit. Respectfully,
ct. 12. J. W. HARRIS.
I have just received per steamer " Amelia," and
" Mundan," a large addition to my former
stock of Groceries, Liquors, &c, which completes
my fall and winter supply, to which I would in
vite the attention of purchasers in need of arti
cles in my line. My slock is larger and better as
sorted than any other in town, and will be offered
at unusually low prices.
JNO D. PERRY.
I beg leave to call the attention of the puclic to
my large assortment of Parlor, Chamber and
Cooking Stoves, comprising many varieties, all ol
which have been selected with care, and will be
old at verv low prices and warranted.
1 JNO. D. PERRY.
KEGS fresh Mackerel.
KITS ' ' packed this yesr, just
received and for sale by JNO. D. PERRV.
BAGS Assorted Cotton Yarn, just received
and tor sale by JNO. D. PERRY.
T)OZ Jors Fresh Pickels, assorted, just re
,.i.pd and fur sale by JNO. D.PERRY.
Loaf and Crushed Sugars.
BARRELS Loaf and Crushed Sugars.
BOXES Double refined Loaf - ' just re
ceived and lor sale by JNO. D. PERKY.
OA Afin ASSORTED Cifrars, just I
jlUU J ccived and for saleby
' JNO. D. PERRY.
i CASES thick Brogan shoes, just received l and
for sale by JNO. D. PERRY.
DOZ. Nasoo's Axes, just received and for
JNO. D. PERRY.
New Orleaus Sugar.
HHDS. Trirae New Orleans Sugar just re
ceived and for sale by J- D- rRKKY.
BAGS Prime Rio Coffee, just received
and for .ale by J. D. PERRY.
Kails.- ' '
KEGS "Missouri Iron" Nails just re
ceived and for sale by J. D. PERRt .
15 boxes assorted candies '
6 , ' kisses i . .
10 " MR Raisins
a, tag Almonds, ju.t
Sm. assorted sites, for ale at Carroll's
GEN, WASHINGTON AND GEN
. , TAYLOR.
The feeling that there if a resemblance
between Gen. Washington and Gen. Tay
lor, hoi been a long time impressed upon
the public mind, and it is remarkable that,
since the days of Washington, no man but
Gen. Taylor has been thought to possess,
in any thing, the same extraordinary char
The following parallel, though hastily
drawn, will shadow forth the reasons why
Gen. Taylor is thought to resemble Gen.
Washijiotok, for it alludes only to matters
familiar with ail, but probably not before
so intimately contrasted:
General Washington, occupied as he was
by military matters, never abandoned the
duties, nor lost (he character of one of the
best practical planters of Virginia.
General Taylor, although he has been in
active military service for more than forty
years, is one of the most practical and
successful farmers and planters in Louisi
ana. When Gen. Washington was called up
on to sign a death warrant, he was filled
with sorrow, and could lhardly control his
When the deserters of our army, taken
at Buena Vista, were announced to Gen.
faylor, he remarked that "blood enough
had already been shed," and ordered that
the wretches should be driven from our
Gen. Washington was distinguished for
his strict temperance.
Gen. Taylor never drinks any thing but
Every one under the command of Wash
ington had the fullest reliance in his jus
lice, and confidently applied in him when
they thought they had been wronged o
Every soldier in Gen. Taylor's army,
however humble, and to whatever difficul
ty, instantly looked to him for redress.
General Washington made it a personal
matter to see that his prisoners were well
treated and cared for.
Gen. Taylor gave to La Vega a letter of
credit, to use, if necessary, while a prison
er of war, and distributed provisions at
Buena Vista, among the famishing Mexi
cans, to be at his own expense if not sanc
tioned by ,he Government.
Gen. Washington was seldom betrayed
into the exhibition of great emotions.
Gen. Taylor, jn a conversation with
some gentlemen, recently remarked that he
had made it a study through life to control
Gen. Washington distinguished himself
before he was thirty years of age, as a suc
cessful commander, on the frontier.
General Taylor, at the commencement
of his military life, fought against the In
dians, and defended Fort Harrison, when
he was but twenty-eight years of age.
Gen. Washington was remarkable for
the clearness of his military despatches,
and for his epistolary correspondence.
''Gen. Taylor's military exploits are not
the causes of his popularity; they are only
the occasions for the display of his sound
judgment, energy of character, lofty and
pure sense of justice, and incorruptible
honesty. He has as much reputation for
what he has written as for what he has
done." General Percifer F. Smith.
Gen. Washington was never wounded in
battle, although in severely contested en
gagements, as at Princeton, Monmouth, and
Brandy wine, he headed his troops, and was
Gen. Taylor was never wounded in bat
tle, although he olwayi freely exposed him
self to the enemy's fire, and at Buena Vis
ta charged at the head of his troops in the
lust and most desperate struggle for victo
Gent Washington inspired his soldiers
with the idea that his presence was suffi
cient to make them invincible.
"Gen. Taylor's presence in any part of
the field was sufficient, not only 10 change
despair into hope, but to give assurance of
victory, and dispel all doubt of ultimate tri
umph.' Col. Bragg.
Gen. Washington was an early riser,
methodical in his habits, and exacting of
, Gen. Taylor is up with the sun, and ac
complishes a great deal of labor by his love
of order, and never relaxes from his con
Gen. Washington rose with circumstan
ces, and was ever equal to the task imposed
upon him, whether in the field or cabinet.
i learnt of Gen. Taylor's sound judg
ment and inexhaustible energy in Florida,
but I did not then properly estimate the
other and high-minded points of his char
acter. In the campaign of the Rio Grande
1 saw him tried under oil circumstances
TO BE DANGEROUS, WHEN REASON IS LEFT FREE TO COMBAT
tJLASfSOAV, JIISSOI KI Tin
and he always came out pure gold." Gen
Percifer F. Smith.
Gen. Washington impressed all who be
held him, with the sublime sense of his ex
alted character, and displayed it in the
smallest as welt as the most important feels
of his life.
"Every thing Gen. Taylor says, as every
thing he does, is marked by the purity and
greatness of his own character." Gen.
Percifer F. Smith.
Gen. Washington while in the field, fre
quently wrote long and particular letters
to the manager of his estate, regarding the
kind of crops to be planted, and the dispo
sitions to be made of small tracts of land.
See his correspondence.
Gen. Taylor has ever pursued the same
course, and just before the battle of Buena
Vista, found time to write a long letter to
his business agent, in which was mentioned
the most minute particulars of the manner
to carry on his plantation.
Washington's fame, on its first inception,
called forth the admiration of the military
chieftians of Prussia Frederick the Great
being loud in his approbation.
Stephen's the traveler, tells us, that while
at Berlin, Baron Humboldt informed him
the present King of Prussia and his milita
ry council had, with the greatest interest,
followed Gen. Taylor through his whole
route on the Rio Graade, and fully appre
ciated his difficulties at Buena Vista.
Gen. Washington was remarkable for
reading at once the character of those he
came in contact with, and of putting a
true estimate on their value.
All who have intercourse with Gen. Tay
lor, bear witness of his astonishing knowl
edge of men, and of his true estimate, of
Gen. Washington would only accept of
the Presidency, independent and untram
meled. Gen. Taylor has repeatedly, in writing
on the same subject, almost used Gen.
Washington's expressions, from a mere
similarity of thought and feeling.
"Should it become absolutely necessary
for me to occupy the station to which your
letter pro-supposes, me, (the Presidency,)
I have determined to go into it perfectly
free from all engagements of every nature
whatsoever. Washington to Lafayette.
"If elected to the Presidential office it
must be withouiany agency of my own, and
tojihose duties I must go untrammeled by
party pledges of every character. Gen.
Taylor to J. A. Burkie, Esq.
"I may, however, with great sincerity,
and, I believe, without offending against
modesty or propriety, say to you, that I
most heartily wish the choice to which you
allude, might not fall upon me." Wash
ington to Gen. Lincoln.
"And conld he be elected, (some one
more experienced in State affairs.) I would
not say that I would yield my pretensions,
for I have not the vanity to believe that I
have any for that distinguished station; but
would acquiesce, not only with pleasure; in
such arrangement, but would rejoice thai
the Republic had selected a citizen more
worthy and better qualified than I am, to
discharge the important duties appertain
ing to that position, and no donbt there are
thousands." Gen. Taylor to J. R. Inger
The striking parallel between Gen.
Washington, and Gen. Taylor could be
continued, but the subsequent events of
Gen. Taylor's life will complete the resem
blance, by placing him in the same high
civil office, where he will wield a similar
influence, not only for the good of his coun
try but for the good of mankind. N. O.
The Washington Union makes an elaborate
notice of the aiticla of the National Intelligen
cer, charging that the U. S. Penitentiary in that
District has been converted into a huge Cass
and Butler document room, and that the con
victs ara employed in folding aud directing the
documents to all parts of the country. The ed
itor of the Union does not deny the charge. He
does not even insinuate that it is untrue in the
So then the disgraceful fact stands admitted.
It is indeed a pity, that, while the high function,
sties of Government are on one of thair morning
Visits to the penitentiary; superintending the
criminals in their partisan labors, the key of the
establishment could, not be turned upon them.
We do believe that it has rarely been turned
upon scoundrels belter qualified to make the in
terior of those four walls their permanent home.
But we again ask the people who are receiv
ing Cats and Butler document through the mail,
what they think of the compliment of having
electioneering matter folded up for them by (he
hands of Penitentiary convicts, of miscreants
sentenced to hard labor for murder, burglary,
rape, incendiarism and horse-iienling-. Louis
villi Journal, '
Man doubles all the evils of bis fate by pon
derinc over them. A scratch becomes a wound,
a shunt an iniurv. a iest an insult, a small peril
a great danger, and a Blight sickness often ends
in death, by the brooding apprrhension of the
sick. We shotild always look on ilia bright side
ol Ills s picture.
KlAY, Ol TOItriC 26, 1818.
From the Home Journal.
The Indian Summer.
; There is a time, just ere the frost
Prepares to pave old Winter's way,
When Autumn, in a revery lost,
The mellow daytime dreams away.
When Summer come, in musing mind;
To gaie once more on hill and dell,
To mark how many sheaves they bind
And see if all is ripened well.
With balmy breath she whispers low,
The dying flowers look up, and give
Their sweetest incense ere they go,
For her who bade their beaut'es live.
She bends above the quiet pool
In which the rill forgets to play,
The frolic eddies quickly school
Their eyes to glass her transient slay.
She enters 'neath tha woodland shade,
Her zephyrs lift the lingering leaf,
And bear it gently where are laid
The loved and lost ones of its grief.
She seeks the shore, old ocean heaves
In gladness huge his mighty breast,
Prisons his wild winds in their caves,
And, basking io her smiles, is blest.
At last old Autumn, rousing, takes
Again his sceptre and his throne,
With boisterous hand the trees he shakes,
Intent on gathering all his own.
Sweet Summer, sighing, flies the plain,
And waiting winter, gaunt and grim,
Sees miser Autumn hoard his grain,
And smiles to think its all for him !
The Fortunate Lover.
A-MARRIAGE OF "LETTERS."
BY ATTI1LT WALBMDGE.
John Jones was by no means what la
dies would call a fine man neither was he
a very young nor very talented, nor very
rich, nor at all highly connected he was,
in fact, a middle aged, matter-of-fact stock
broker, in a moderate way of business'
but what gave him an interest in the eyes
of the opposite sex was his evident inten
tion to get married. He smiled in a mean
ing manner when his intimate friends joked
him about Miss Arabella Willsden, and
did not deny that he had confident hopes
of succeeding in that quarter.
Miss Arabella Willsden was a young la
dy with whom he had first become acquain
ed as a partner in a quadrille. She was
the only child of a Lieut, in the army, who
called himself, and was always called Cap
tain. Captain and Mrs. Willsden managed
to live and to bring up their daughter al
most entirely on the half-pay accruing to
the retired soldier for past services. But
though poor, they were excessively "gen
teel." They always managed that Arabel
la should go once to the opera during the
season, in September, they invariably went
out of town for one week, and on the 1 5th
of May in every year, they gave a regular
evening party with piano forte quadrille
player, real wax candles, oyster parties,
and trifle complete. Heaven only knows
how they did it, but it was done, and with
out going in debt, too.
Mrs. Willsden had a small sum invested,
therewith, Mr. John Jones, the stock
broker, became known to Capt. Willsden,
and, in due course Mr. Jones was invited to
the annual party. After this he was a fre
quent guest at their family table, until at
last the marriage of Mr. Jones to Miss
Willsden was set down as a thing of course
by the gossips of their acquaintance. In
spite of this, however, Mr. Jones had nei
ther declared, nor been asked his inten
tions. They had hitherto appeared in
deeds, not words. His constant presence
at WilUden's numerous presents to the
fair Arabella tickets to tho opera, thea
tres, concerts and so on evidenced that
he was, or ought to be, a candidate for the
honor of being a son-in-law to the Cap
tain. One morning, however, Mr. John Jones
sallied forth to call at the Willsdens, filled
with a most important resolve. It was no
less than a determination to bring affairs
to a crisis at once with Arabella. The
Captain, like most idlers, was unusually bu
sy about some small matter or other, and
might be expected to be found gone out
for the day; Mrs. Willsden, like a consid
erate mother as she was, commonly took
an opportunity, whenever Mr. Jones made
a morning call, to leave himself for a while
alone with Arabella. Mr. Jones, therefore,
calculated on having a clear stage and was
determined to ' pop the question,' or die in
the attempt. Ha had ' read up' the man
ner of doing this in the books he could
meet with, and rather flattered himself that
he should come off with credit.
Judge his disappointment, therefore,
when he had been at Willsdcn's some time,
to find that Mrs. Willsden was the only
person he was likely to see at all. Arabel
la was not in the room, and did not an
pear to be coming. 'She was unwell,'
Mrs. Willsden said, 'she was out late last
night at a large party, and was suffering
from head-ache.' Mrs. Willsden herself
talked with extreme volubility about a
great many things. The weather was cold
she remarked, but that was only seasonable
at that time of the year. The influenza,
she heard, was going about a good deal.
The price of all the provisions was dread
ful, and by what she could learn, they were
likely to be dearer still. Prince Albert,
she was sorry to learn, had been very un
well with chilblain on his foot, but was
now happily doing much bolter. From
this strain of light, and generally interest
ing conversation, she now eeemed to deliv
er herself, by an effort, and to mako her
self up for some particular communica
tion. A sort of fidgity gravity took pos
session of her countenance, as she exclaim
ed, in a voice of forced calmness " Mr.
Jones, I am glad you called this morning,
I have something important to say to you."
' To me madam!' said Jones, starling, for
he felt sure he was nbotit to be asked his
Mr. Jones,' resumed the lady, 'of
course I have not been insensible of the at
tentions you have paid Arabella, and I own
that, at one time, I contemplated the prob
ability of your union with some satisfac
tion. But this must be at an end; Mr.
Jones, I confide in your preserving the se
cret when I tell you that Arabella is en-
' Engaged,' faltered Jones, in a most dis
mal tone of defeat.
'Yes, said Mrs. Willsden, ' a gentleman
of large fortune and eminent connexions
has for a month or more evinced great in
terest in her, and last night at the party I
mentioned, he took an opportunity of ma
king an offer, which I felt it my duty to ad
vise her to accept.'
'This is pretty conduct,' exclaimed Jones,
' So, under the circumstances,' continued
Mrs. Willsden, without taking the least no
tice of poor Jones' excitement, 'you will
see the necessity of discontinuing your vis
its for a while. I will do myself the pleas
ure of sending you a parcel this morning,
containing all the letters and presents which
you have been so kind as to send Arabella
at various periods.'
'Allow me to say, I think this very
strange,' exclaimed Jones, 'very strange
indeed, Mrs. Willsden.'
' Let us part friends,' said Mrs. Willsden,
with a sweet smile, 'God bless you my dear
Mr. Jones; you are a worthy man.'
But ' began Mr. Jones, in a bewil
'Good morning,' continued Mrs. Wills
den; 'good morning my dear Mr. Jones.
We shall always esteem you one of our
The ' worthy man' found himself on the
other side of the street door in less than a
minute afterward! How he got there he
has never been able to say, but I have no
doubt he walked out quietly, and was by
no means turned out, as he has been heard
scandalously to hint his method of leaving
the premises should properly be termed.
He proceeded homeward at a tremen
dous pace, filled with anger and disappoint
ment. But though his rate of progression
was rapid, he was beaten by Betsey, the
handmaid of the Willsden's, who was just
quitting tho door of the house as he ar
rived at it. A parcel was put into his
hands, which Betsey had left, addressed to
He took it into his 'study' in a contem
plative mood, and openod it. There they
were indeed! All the letters and presents
he had ever bestowed upon the ungrateful
Arabella. The letters had a confoundedly
unworn appearance, as if they had been
but once opened and read, which Jones re
marked with much bitterness. He had been
very fond too of having the initials of Ar
abella Willsden and of himself put npon
everything, when possible. Thus all the
books were blazoned forth as ' to A. W.
from J. J.' Jewel caskets were the same.
Hardly one of these unfortunate gifts but
was so marked, or, as Jonel ndw savagely
thought, disfigured. 'She had better kept
them, said he. 'The brand of her pro
prielofship makes them disagreeable to my
Just as Jones reached this point, a loud
double knock sounded at the street door.
He had barely time to hurry all the letters
and presents into a drawer, when the ser
vant announced Mrs. and Miss Wood.'
'How annoying,' thought Jones, 'that
they should come to bother me when I am
in tuch a ttate ol mind!'
'Mr. Jones,' said Mrs. W.. after the nsii.
al greetings, 'are you engaged to-night?'
' What is the matter now?' thought Jones.
'No,' he said aloud, 'I am disengaged at
present, my dear Mrs. Wood.'
Than will you escort Ann and myself to
a concert?' said Mrs. Wood, we have ta
ken tickets for three, and I am sure you
will like the music'
Now Aon was a young lady whom Jones
had known for somo time, but never had
cared much for. She certainly was not
pretty, but she was not plain either. She
had no money- but then she had no ex
pensive tastes. She was the daughter of a
fancy bread and biscuit baker! but aim hos.
sessed the great merit of dot being ashamed
of her father. As Jones how looked upon
her, either her own good qualities, or in
dignation against Arabella, made her ap
pear altogether different in his eyes froirl
tile Ann Wood whom he had been accus
tomed to consider as a very common-place
youn woman. He resolved to accept
the invitation to the cohcert.
' It will give me great pleasure io ac
company you and your dauzhter.' exclaim:
ed he; 'very great pleasure indeed! it
was very kind of you to think of me.'
Oh, Mr. Jones!' said Ann; but she said
'She is a very nice girl, indeed! thought
Jones, with a certain almost unconscious
tone of defiance. A verv nice trirl! t
don't know a nicer girl!' Here he was
struck by a remembrance which almost des
troyed his equanimity at once by its odd
ne3s. He had been execrating his own fol
ly for having had tho initials of Arabella
Willsden nut upon the presents he had iriv:
- o -
en her, but there they were already pre
pared for another. ' A. W.,' answered for
Ann ood, just as well as for 'Arabella
Willsden. He ran over rapidly in hid
mind, all the young ladies of his acquain
tance, and found that .Ann Wood was tho
only 'A. IV.' he knew. It seemed a dis
pensation of fate. Now, among other pe
culiarities of Jones, was one which was
quite notorious among all his friends a pe
nurious sort of meanness, which yet did
not refuse to combine with freauent ex:
travagnncei thus he would drink cham-
paigne, uut mane t lie most strenuous efforts
to get it cheap, llo once travelled three
months on the continent, and the matter
connected with this tour, which he dwelt
most upon ever after, was that he had done
it throughout for several shillings a day
less than had been spent by any of his ac
quaintance on similar excursions. On the
present occasion; it seemed to him a most
important point tha! he might now find a
use for these presents just as thev were.
There was a certainty now that none of
them would be ' wasted.' He determined
to make a beginning, at all events, as that
would not compromise him, however he
might feel afterward as to proceeding io
"You were speaking of Music, Miss'
Wood,' said he, and that reminds me how
beautifully Moore has adapted words of
the old Irish melodies. I know that ladiei
are fond of this charming peet; and, feel
ing assured that you must be so, my dear
Miss ood, I have ventured to procure a
volume Which I beg you to accept. It
contains all the words of Moore's 'Irish
Here Jones, going to a drawer, picked
out from the rest of the presents a volume
bound in green morocco elegant, which he
had "iven to Miss Willsden soon after tha
commencement of their acquaintance.
Oh Mr. Jones, exclaimed Ann Wood. -I
am sure I don't know how to thank yod
enough I I do so dote on Moore ! To get
this book for me! And see. mamma ! aha
excluim'ed, 'Mr. Jones has. Written my ini
tials inside. How very, verv kind of him!'
I am sorry to say that Jonea did not blusH
durina Ann's speech, and worse. that here.
ceived all this thankfulness with a mild
deprecating smile, as if the wreir-h hnA itnt
the volume for Iter, and had written her ia-
inula inside. He was now to occupied
with the idea of Ann Wood, that I reallt
believe he almost forgot that these atten:
tions were originally paid to Arabella
Why seed I detail the history rjf the
other presents? It Is enotigh to say thai
one by one; they a .'I found their way 10
Ana Wood; who; when the aeries was ex-'
hausted, became Ann Jones. John and
Ann Jones lived a happy wedded pair, but
to this day, she knows botiiing of the real
history of the jitsen'ts.
A correspondent of the Bath Tribune'
says he was in Boston last week, and saw
a man from Nova Scotia; contract to de
liver in Boston in the month of Octoberj
ten thousand barrels of mackereli