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to) AND CARROLL, CHOCTAW AND TALLAHATCHIE COUNTIES ADVERTISER. vG. w.n. BUOWX. prospectus, yor publishing in the town of Carrolltony Car. roll county, M'ss- weekly paper to be enti tled the . Southern E t oncer , ( BY G. V. U. BROWS. ) -rpERthe above title of the "Southern Pio J neeb," we propose to publish in the town of CarroJIton, a new Weekly Taper, devoted to Politics, wacu;Vu" j V7i ; -pws ot the day, and the advancement ot the great ;ause of Education. This paper will be devoted to I what its conductor believes to be the best interests of ; the State and county. It will advocate the great Whig ! cause which you have recently seen so signally trium-; pliant. Believing, that the principle- put forth by the rrcat Whig party as the tenets of its political creed, are the only true ones on which this Government was oriffinally founded, and on which it should be admin istered, this paper will lend to those principles, when ever and wherever espoused, its hamble but cordial support. Xo man or set of men, will be by us unscrupulously sustained at the expense of principle, "Pkinciples not men," is our motto by this rule shall vve be gov erned, and in subjecting all to this test, we shall as we find them, judge with impartiality, admonish with candor, and reprehend with justice. As humble Pio neers in the great cause of political truth, we shall ever point to the cardinal virtues of a representative Government. But, the interests of our State, and more particularly of our county, shall receive at our hands a constant and an earnest advocacy. While our sister counties have been the object of Legislative action, and Executive patronage, the county of Carroll has remained comparatively unknown and unappre ciated. It shall therefore be our pride, as w ell as our duty, to developc its vast resources and point out its numerous advantages. The cause of education, the cause of enlightened and progressive civilization, the only true bulwark of a nation's freedom, shall receive that attention its importance demands. In fine, as humble Pioneers in the great crusude against igno rance and error, we shall shoulder our mattock and .shovel, end taking our place in die great march of modern improvement, our course shall ever be as Alar mionsaidto Stanly, ' O.nwakd." .TERMS. The "Pioneer" will be published every Saturday morning at five dollaks in advance, or t-ix dollars at the e.pir itiun of six months, or six ikllaks Eii TYat the end ot" the year. PAPER WILL BE DISCONTINUED UNTIL ALL ARREARAGES ARE PAID. ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of One Dollal per square (eight lines) for the first, and Fifty Cents for each subsequent insertion. The number of insertions must be marked upon the ms. or it will be published until ordered out, and charged accordingly. 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The following particulars fiom the Balti more American, relative? to the disinterment of the remains of Napoleon from their tomb atSt. Helena are given in the report of fount Rohan Chabot and Captain Alexander, the French and English commissioners appointed to superintend the exhumation. After men tioning the persons who entered within the en closure, the report proceeds as follow?: ; "We first removed the iron roiling that sun rounded the tomb, together with the strong layers of stones on w hich it was fixed, and tle covering of the tomb 11 feet 6 inches In fect 1 inch, composed of three t labs, set in second edging of ma-onry, was then rcmovei This was done by half past one. We thei Ipund a rectangular wall forming the fou sides of a vault 11 feet deep, and 3 feet by fou feet S inches in the area. This vault wa, filied with earth to within 6 inches ofthe top. After having dug ino this earth for 6 feet 10 inches, we found a layer of Roman cement adhering firmly all over the surface, and her metically fastened to the sides of the walls. By three o'clock, this layer having been com pletely laid bare, the commissioners descended into the tomb, and verified that it was perfect ly intact and without any injury in any part. The layerof cement having been cut through, U was found to cover another layer, ten inches thick, in blocks of stone fastened together IK'ith iron stancheons, which we were not a to get removed until after four hours and half work. The extreme difficulty of this operation decided the English commissioners n cutting a trench on the left of the vault, aQd on knocking down the wall in order to arrive at the coffin, in case ofthe upper layer ring too strong a resistance for farther ef- . .rts which were made simultaneously to 1 F'erce through it. But the layer having been Wtrty removed by about 8 o'clock, the works the lateral trench were abandoned. Imme aiatey under the layer thus demolished we Und a.stmnft floK (t ion "71 InnUl nn.r 1 leet wide and 5 inches thick, forming the cov-1 V, lt 01 tne interior sarcophagus containing )ne coffin. This slab, perfectly sound, was aUDUndec an edgt"g of blocks of stone, and Roman cement strongly fastened to the JaU ofthe vaults This last piece of masonry javing been carefully removed, and two bolts jiving been fixed on the slab, every thing was ady by half-past nine for opening the sar- r-fwgus. ir. uuuiara then purified the tomb Sprinkling chlorate of lime about it, and was raised by means of a crane, and lodged or the edge of the tomb. As soon as the coffin was visible, all present uncovered their heads and the Abbe Coqueran sprinkled holy water and recited tbe De pro furidis. The commissioners then descen ed to inspect the coffin, which thev found well preserved, but a small portion of the lower part, which, although it was on a strong slab lnat res,cd on "'"cks o stone, was slightly i i j , J decayed. Some sanitary precautions having been again taken by the surgeon, an express was sent oflTto his excellency the governor, to inform him of the progress ofthe operation, and the cofiin was drawn up by hooks and cords, and carefully transported beneath a tent raised lor its reception. At this moment, the almoner received the. body according to the rites of the Catholic church. The commissioners then in spected the sarcophagus, which was certilied to be in a proper state oi preservation, and entirely conformable to the official description ofthe burial. Toward II, the French Com-: vation of the body in re than the cirumstan missioner had assured himself that the gov- ces of the autopsy and inhumation warranted ernor had authorised the opening of the cof- an expectation of proceeds as fol'ows; lin. Conljrmably to the arrangements mad This is not the place to inquire into the we removed with precaution the first coffin, in causes which have to this extent arrested the w hich we fuund a coffin in lead in good pre-! progress of decomposition, but there is no servation, which we placed in that which had doubt that the extreme solidity of the masonry been sent fiom France. His Excellency the j ofthe tomb, and the care taken in making and Governor, accompanied by l is stall, Lieuten-, soldering the coffin in metal, have powerfully ant Middlemore, his aid-de-camp and secreta-. contributed to this result. However this mav (ry,and Capt. Barnes, major of the lace, en-; tered the tent to be present at the opening ol the remains, and was convinced that the best the inner coffins. J means of preserving them still longer was to The upper i art of the leadean coffin was exclude them from its action. I eagerly corn then out and raised with the greatest precau- j plied with the desire of the King's commission tion; (vituin it was found a coffin of wood, in er, that the coffins should be immediately very good state, and corresponding to the; closed. I restored the waded .-atin to its place, descriptions and recollections of the persons ; after hav ing slightly steeped it in creosote, present who had assisted at the burial. The j and then caused all the wooden cases to be as lid of the third cofiin having been raised, there ; closely fastened as possible, and those of me was found a lining of tin slightly oxyuised, ; tal to be hermetically soldered. The remains which having also been cut through and raised, i oi Napoleon aie row in six coffins one of tin, allowed us to sec a sheet of white satin; this ; a second of mahogany, a third of lead, a fou;Vn sheet was- raised with the greatest precaution : also of lead, separated from that within it bv by the hands of the doctor only, and the entire saw dust and wedges of wood fjfjjj ic body ot Napoleon appeared. The features j liau sutiered so little as to be immediately re cognised. The different objects deposited in the coffin were remarked in the exact por tions where they had been placed, t' e hands were singularly well preserved; the uniform, the orders, the hat, but little changed the recent inuutnauon i ne uou irmaiiieu; I .1 1 I . . . posed to tne air lor only, at most, lhe two minutes necessary tor the surg&on to take the measures prescribed by his instructions, in ' order to preserve it trom all further altera tion. J tie I -t, and of the most interesting of t tie UIf(.meillSf , the )C(..S . v,l ha) 0j ,hp , ;. . . -in 1 Uiir 01 tne r.i.tnts. drawn nn hv II r. tinl.iiil. . - - ----- --1 - . -- siiivfM)n-maj(r ot the Belle Poule. J us report, miter relating the precautions mentioned above which were taken in opening the lids of the ! seVt, al coffins, continues a- follows: .Something whiu-, which appeared to have hecome ilt-tached from the lining, covered, if with a thin gauze, all that the Coffin contain ed. lire cranium ana torenean, wmcn au- i t wi i. l I 1 hered strongly to th satin were particularly stained with it, t ut very little was seen on the lower part ofthe face, on the hands, or;nt the Hot Springs of Arkansas, a la-g on tin- toes. The body of the Emperor was her of gentlemen from the different Sri in an easy position, as when it was placed m the cofiin, the upper members were laid at length, the left arm hand resting on the left thigh, the lower-ulnbs were slightly bent, rm t l.t .1 i he head a little Mi-en, restea on The voluminous slnii- ti1& i.;k cushion. irwl tiri'. ume or lorm. 1 he eyelids were completely closed, adhered to the subjacent f arts, and were hard under the pressure of the finger. Some eyelashes were to be seen on their edg es. The bones of the nose, and the tegument lids which covered them, were well preserved, the tubes and nostrils alone had suffered, The cheeks were full. The teguments of this jorwhohad fought, and gallantly too, in the part of the face were remarkable for their last war. He was a very small loan, but pug softness to the touch and their whiteness, nacions in the extreme ai ways engaged. in Those of the chin were slightly blue, a lint some fight, and commonly out of his element they had borrowed from the beard, which had unless he was in a quarrel. He wore a hick grown after death. The chin itself had un- ory bark coat so called from its being color dergone no change, and still preserved the , ed with a decoction from the bark of that tree; peculiar type of the face of Napoleon. j w hich was very long and had deep pockets in 'l he thin lips were parted, and three of the j the sides. He was always bragging of his incisive teeth, very white, appeared under j skill in flinging rocks, .of which there are a the upper lip, which was a little raised to-; plenty in the vicinity of the Springs, and he ward the left. The hands were perfect, not j really could throw them with a force and ac having undergone the least change. Although ' curacy which was astonishing. He, too, was the joints were stiff", the skin preserved that peculiar color wliich is only to be found in the living man. The nails of the fingers were long apd adherent.and very white. The legs were in boots; but in consequence of the opening of the seams, the last four toes were out on each side. The skin of these toes was of a dead white, and furnished with nails. The interior region ofthe thorax was much depressejffin the milddle, and' the sides of the belly hayt! and sunk." All the. members cov ered by the cioihing appealed to have preser ved their shapes. 1 piessed the arm, which I found to be hard aud diminished in thick ness. As to the clothes, they appeared with their CARROLLTON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20, 1S41. seurs ofthe o'd guard was to be recognized by the dark green of the coat and the bright red facings. The grand cordon of the legion of honor was across the waistcoat, and the white breeches were partly covered by the hat, which was placed on the things. The epau lettes, the star and other decorations at ached to the brest, had lost their brilliancy and turn ed black. The gold crown of the cross of offi cer of the Legion of Honor had alone preser ved its polish. Vases of silver appeared be tween the legs, one surmounted by an eagle, which rose above the knees; they were found entire, and closed. As there were adhesions between these vases and the parts they touch ed, I uncovered them a little, the King's com missioner not thinking it right that theythouH be removed for the purpose of a close examina tion." The?;-, ces verbal. af;er a remark that the above details though thev might have been fuller, are sufficient to prove a state of preser be, 1 feared the effect ofthe atmosphere upon sarcophagus of ebony and the sixth, the out er case of oak." FRQ!A THE NKW ORLEANS PICAYUNE. "A POCKET FULL OF ROCKS." Fan at the Hot Springs of Arkansas. Ainontr thp thnnsnnd ntut nnr r.mt terms .,-t . . .. i : - r ex-.Knnth.ut -1,0;, nn nn,u, 1 wiuiii-m.Ji( null, n im nut nidi lld.l UUIillUCH ' O . - a j,rea1er cIebritv than that which heads lhisjof defiance, his face looked like a huckleberry ! article. It comes in play more frequently, is I Pding all the while, put spurs to his nag, more significant than any other, and when we . . hear a man sav, "Here I am m town with a pocket full of rocks," we know, to use another i common but cant phra e, that he is "on hand" for almost any tiling. If a man has money to settle a demand, his "pocket is full of rocks," if he is willing to undertake a perilous enter- .. t . I lit prise, niss "pocket is lull oi rocks;- siiouid ne express nimseii wen to ao in tne worui, equal ly ready for business or pleasure, he has a j por.ket full of rocks," and lhe thingis pertect- asljv understood. If to this he adds, "and no poor relations" then his credit is fully estab lished. Having said this much to -define the . expressions, we will now give its origin. Several summers since there was assembled ge num- gentlemen irom me ainereni ooumei , ;(UJ Western States. The utmost good fel- lowship and hannonv prevailed among them, u,,til the arrival of two men, opposite to each other in manners and habits, iu all save one thing thev both contrived t render them sehes extremely annoying and disajreeable to the rest of the visiteis One of them was a stalwart, rovvdyish na- live of tiie Emerald Isle, whom we shall call - O'Whack a bullying fellow, always bragging of his know ledge of the art and mystery of ir knocking his lellow men down according to 1- thf hitest nnd most nnnroved methods in other words a "scientific man." He was the sole ow ner and possessor of a quarter nag, named Chain Lightening, and was always ready to make up a match wherever he was sure of winning. ti '...a ...:.i.. .i ..i.n .! A ....r," w ith the cognomen of Major Bluster as the title goes he was a "sure enou 1 lie nun I IllUividU.ll esuUl 1MI1U CI-vH So far ina- possessor of a race nag named Pepper. Strangers to each other, O'Whack and Blus ter were not long iu forming an acquaintance, such as it was, with the gentlemen of the vil lage. By their intrusions, thev soon got the ill will of every body, until at length a. mee ting was called and measures taken to rid the neighborhood of their presence. Bluster was a dangerous character, as he occupied a posi tion which gave him the standing of a gentle man, but O'Whack they cared nothing about; he could be driven off at any time. A com mittee was finally formed whose business it was to wait upon the latter. They told him he must do one of the two things either clear out the major, or clear out himself there was must do. - O' vV hack chose the former, as a matter of course, and immediately set about the business. Soon meeting with the major on a beautiful green where all the visitors resorted, and which was divested of roots, stumps and rocks, he abruptly accosted him with, 'Look here, my little hop o'-my thumb, you must leave these diggins." "D w'tall" said the major, blustering up to O'Whack. who was nearly four times his size. "You must lave." "You're joking." "Am I?" retorted O'Whack. "Now look here, my cock-sparrow, I tell ye, ye must clear yourself away wid you. I uiver was more in airnest in my life. Jist go away peaceably and quietly like a gentleman, and don't put me to any trouble at all." "You don't mean what you say?" said the major, who was now half mad, and at the same time at a loss to know what the fellow meant, by such uncommon conduct. "Don't mean it, do I?" continued O'Whack, "If you an't ofT wid yourself immediately you'll see whether I mane it." The major was now boiling over. Perhaps you want to get me into a fight?" said he. "Jist suit yourself and I'm contint," said O'Whack. Take that, then," said Bluster, as with tbe quickness of a cat, he gave his adversary a treme'ndons slap on the side of the face. This was all O'Whack wanted. Instantly throw ing himself into an attitude, be squared away, and by a well directed blow, sent Bluster some ten feet "flat upon back. The little man was not in the least frightened, for he was up and at O'Whack in a twinkling. The same result followed a second blow from the latter, and Blaster again measured his length upon the ground. He looked around, but there was no rocks to be seen, and he pitched at his ad versary with his fists. And third, a fourth, and fifth time was he knocked down. Every soul in the vicinity was present, and all could not but admire the name of the major. After having been "laid out" ten or a dozen times by the superior "science" and size of O'Whack, the major finally came to the conclusion that he would 'leave,' as at first requested. He never cried 'enough,' however, but instead of coming up to the scratch' for another round,' he silently made his way to a sapling where renner was tied, tumped upon htrm a twmfc- ; hng. turned and nave his adversary one trnn I . m r I m and was soon out of sight. Sincere were the congratulations which parsed among the gentlemen present, at the riddance ofthe pugnacious major. O'Wha'k was allowed to swagger about, bv especial permission, for th;t afternoon only, they in tended to give him his 'walking p;1per the mxt morning. Toe great fight had taken place early in the afternoon, and as the sun gradually sank in the west, and was winding up his day's work, and thoughts that there was such an individual in existence as Major Bluster were banished from the mind of those who had seen h s defeat and exit the hero was forgotten. Some were amusing them selves with ball playing, others with pitching quoits, while the invalids were carelessly look- i ii i .1 -.it f! . . ,s ing on, when suddenly the veritable Bluster " i - ! . , 'n , 1 himself, mounted upon iepper was seen turn- . i- i , i , , ing a corner ol the ro.id ahout two hundred yards distant, at a smart gallop. 1 ne pockets i i i i . & ' i ; u ol his hickory bark coat were noticed to hang ii i I i i I'llltlllV l-T b 1 n.- side of Pepper, and nearly' i j V . i i jnd, and as he had gradually V , . . p j 1 (readied the grou.u neared the party, a fierce determination, mix ed up with revenge, could be plainly seen up , . . ii I. i " ii i on us bruised ace. He suddenly pulled up ..... , , .5 at the identical sap ing from whence he star- , i . . b i- u n i .u ted, threw the bridle over a limb, pulled the right side ot his hickory bark coat over Pep- ju-, oeu uw uiu.seo, a. a a.r. -' -. veying the spectators ol ms .ate ternnie ae.eai , exclaimed, with an air of great firmness and decision. "Well gentlemen, here I am, in town, with with a pocket full of rocks. Where is that overgrown bully I had the skirmage with, a j maintain the honor and faith of the State.- short time si.. ce? I want another turn with (There is without youbt, even now a 'decided that chap, big as he is." . majority in the legislature in favor of making O'Whack was standing relating his exploits janv anj everv sacrifice, to avert the indelible to a similar party, some twenty yards distant, j dis'grace which the fell spirit of ulra locofoco The sharp eye ot Bluster immediately was full fm would bring upon the people and govern upon him. ment of Mississippi. The coming elections "Look here, Mr. O'Whack, you may be wjJl increase that majority, by the return of frrcat at knocking a man down on scientific members from whig counties now represent! principles, but when it comes to flinging rocks, I'm thar myself. Now you must clear." This was uttered by Bluster with great force and determination. O'Whack looked at his opponent with con tempt. He had not the slightest idea of the loice and accuracy with which the major could throw stones, as the Yankees expressed it, and acting upon this belief he retorted: "Go to the devil wid yourself; don't be af ter bothering me wid your nonsense." O'Whack made no move towards starttng. "Will you leave ' the driv' shouted Blus ter. - O'Whack replied with an oath that he would not. Then take that?" said the Major, accom panying the word with a rock, which he had pulled from his pocket, and which he flung at the head of O'Whack with a force which fair ly made it hum. The latter stooped and dodg ed his head down; but bluster had made his calculation for this movement, and the rock n s . i VOL. i.-no. li. skull, pitched him upon his face. Before the stunned and astonished O'Whack could gain his feet, Bluster had planted another directly in the same spot, and the scientific' man gave his mother another kiss. Every attempt he made at scrambling up the Major would back by one of hi3 pills applied to the same spot. Finding his game a losing one, and that he stood no chance of making any bv it, O'Whack sung out 'enough was permitted to gain his feet and started for hi nag. Bluster could not resist temptation of hitting him once in the side as he was getting upon Chain Light ening, again in the back nfter he wa moan", ted, and third rock carried away hi? hat after he had started. O'Whack never stormed to recover it but wa3 soon seen turning a corner of the road, going in quarter nag time, and jj has never since made his appearance nt the noi opnngs oi AiKan3as. Major Bluster maintained his ground h.19 since been "big dog of the tanyard" there, and executed all the barking; and even to this day, catch him where vou will, he is always " iuwn wiin tus pocket toil ot rocks." An excellent repartee. A certain female in one of the Atlantic cities was orosecuted for keeping a disorderly houfc. She engaged a professional gentleman to defend the suit; but when the trial came on she appeared in court, and possessing a termagant spirit, she commenced a plea of justification in propria persona. 1 lie counsel whom she retained for the occasion, expostulated wirh her in vain. The opposing counsel, hoping she would com mit herself, encouraged her to proceed, and begged her to goon. Her lawyer trembeling for her cause, renewed his expostulation when she appealed to the Judge. "Sit," said she, "have I not got a right to be heard in my de fence?" The Judge, who enjoyed the embarrassment of the lawyer replied, "O, certainly; pray pro ceed." She then went on. "May it please your honor I am accused of keeping a disorderly house, which is frequented by such gentlemen as Mr. and Mr. - !" naming several eminent merchants, and adding at the same time the names of a number of lawyers. The court was convulsed with laughter. Upon which her counsel, who could contain himself no longer, beggej in heaven's mine, that she would sit down. "What!' exclaimed the archly smiling Judge, "you are not afraid, I hope, Air. ?" "No, may it please your honor," he immediately replied with inimitable self-possession, "I have no tears for the bar, but tremble for the bench.' GOV. MCNUTT OF MISSISSIPPI. To this gentleman belongs the distinguished notoriety of being the first public functionary in high station, who has officially recommen ded the people of this country to violate the plighted faith of their government, and escape the fulfilment ff an obligation which he him self had asserted they were bound to discharge. In his Message last year, he said "The faith of the state is pledged for the whole capital stock ofthe Union Bank, and the property of all hercitizens may hereafter be taxed to make up the defalcations." This year he says "The Executive has never admitted the validi I iv o me suie oi uie oiuie uonus oi me u j ,t , , . . T . , i bank; ' and counsels the Legislature to . ,',. c t, . . the holders of them, by refusing to pay ci . . , . . . ' , p , J ty of the sale of the State Bonds of the Union rob cither i ... ,. f , .in j W hv, savs the Orovenorin substance, the Bonds - ,T . , w... . , T ' .-..ni..l , w .n,A..-, A wr M t..-stn .vita., rrt 1 1 n I .-1 i are owiifu oy iiiu uuueu iam d;uik; uiu v , . r , , .' States Bank h an infernal scoundrel; no n r i . .t- j i .i c will suffer but this scoundrel therefore one ore wo ' nee J nt tax ourselves to pay the debt. Thii is the p am Lnghsh ot that portion of Ins bx- . ,. c . icellencv's message. A more disgraceful prop- . . - i .. j ,i r losition was never submitted to the represen represen tatives of a free people. It will give to Gov. McNutt as a statesman and politician an im- ; mortality of infattiv. j r - , - . hftt he ,e of , . 1 . indi.nlc rono. diating the wholesale system of robbery, which McNutt recommended to their adoption, and tfmt thev are determined, cost what it may, to i . . m Ujy Mini clliuiiiu iu iuwiuu lavviiuu Jfrpr better day is dawning upon-the character and credit of Mississippi. The charlatins Who have brought t her to the Verge of ruin, will soon be expelled from all control over her des tiny. Her honor and her faith will be vindi cated before the world; and with her vast re sources and recuperative energies, shfc will soon emerge from the low condition to which she ha been brought by the political quackery and knavery of her rule'rs ' - ' - Memphis Enquirer. ' A HarrisburglperITeTa case of absence of mind in the following way: - : " sirl who was one of our first loves, was one night lighting us out, after having parsed a delightful evening, and in bashful trepidation ui.r ii out Ol me uuni, turn uicw uio ntiJShinJ th d00''ant' Uwtd iU"" rov"inon"is now groning very rapidly, j?,, ess LouUville and Lexington can. find. and."rmean of growth, it .M.W. J; 1 l! t i If i Yr