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'5rVff i x xrH1 0 ) J l J Si J k n 1 p AWD GARROLTGHGGTAW AWD TALLAHATCHIE COUNTIES ADVERTISER :.! lty G. V. II. BKOWiV. j rospccti'S CARROLLTON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY MARCH 6, 1841. VOL: I: NO. 13. Car- enli- ForptMishhg in the town of CarrolUon , 'southern Pioneer, - ' ., (Ey g. w. ii. rnow'N'.) . ' TTNPER the above title of the 'Southern Tio U neeb," we propose to publish in the town of Carroilton, a new Weekly Taper, devoted to Tolitks. ,oth State and National, Agriculture,' tl.e current news of the day, and the advancemc .t of the great Iausc of Education. This paper will be devoted to w hat its conductor believes to be the best interests of the State andcoufity.; It will advocate the great: Whig n!o which vcuhavc recently seen so signally trium phant. - Believing, that the principles put forth by the Irreat Wliig party ;as the tenets of its political creed, Ire the only true ones on which this Government was ( ri'niially lounded,' and on which it should oe admin istered, this paper will lend to those principles, when ever and wherever espouod, its h amble but cordial support. "i - ; . , ; . ' No man or set of men, will bo by us unscrupulously sustained at the expense of principle," "Principles sot men," is our motto by this rule shall we be gov cjietKaml in subjecting all to this test, we shall as we tnd them, judge with impartiality, admonish with cindor. and reprehend-with justice. As humble Pio i.cers in the 1 great cause of political truth, we shall tver point to the cardinal virtues of a representative ilovernment. But, the interests of our State, aud n;ore particularly of our county, shall receive at our hinds a constant and an earnest advocacy. While our sbter counties have been the objoct of Legislative rtion, and Executive patronage, the county of Carroll hs remained comparatively unknown and unappre ciated. It shall therefore be our pride, as well as our duty, to develope 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 iiuinl'le Pioneers in the great crusade against igno rance and error, we shall shoulder our mattock and j!,ovel, and taking our place in ihe great march of rtxlern improvement, our course shall ever be as Mar r.ion said to Stanly, 4 Onward." TERMS. The "Pioneer" will be published every Saturday morning at five dollaes in advance, or fx dollars at the expiration of six months, or six I'ullaes fifty at the end of the vear. (rNO .PAPER WILL BE DISCONTINUED UNTIL ALL ARREARAGES ARE PAID. ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of One Djllai, per square (eight lines) for the first, and Fifty Cents for each subsequent insertion. The cumber of insertions must be marked upon the Ms. or it will be published until ordered out, and charged accordingly. Articles of a personal nature, whenever admitted v ill be charged nt double the above rates. Political circulars or public addresses, for the beneh of indi vidual or companies, charged as advertisements. Announcing candidates for oftxe !10 each. Yearly Advertising.--Por forty lines,. or less, renewable at pleasure, each, week, $65. Crr-Bills for advertising are due when the work is dune, and MUST be paid whenever called for. JOB IMUMIMm (rpln connection with the rtori"3nice,v is a large assortment 'of new and fashionable Fancy Tyfe, which enables us to execute all orders for Job Print ing in fine style. We solicit patronage m this line, at'prices the same as other well regulated offices in . Mississippi. Orders from Attorneys, Clerks, Sheriffs, &c, promptly attended to. ALL JOB WOKK CASH. 4 Letters or Communications to the publisher must bo roT-rAiD, or they will not be taken out. . .1 MP Ii Ml H H D'tirrrctl at tha or.pninsr of Hit Xzw Theatre in Xat- ... T 4 0 ... - iro7n the Brother Jonathan; ' .TACIC BO'ITIiG KSQ. i Since -tins'- tnlcnted an'd original' gentleman became so thorough" a patty man, and even de serted hi.-? old friend Jackson, refused to follow in the footsteps of. Mr. Van, lurcn, and has ac tually become aV Conservative member of the Whig party, and an" attache of General Harri son, no party newspapers liave bceri obliged to play shy of him.? ' We cannot however, resist the; temptation to copy a. ; portion; of his letter from Philadelphia, in. the pxprcss of Vednes-da-; and if any of our friends find a political squint that "don't jest exactl suit them," they most remember' that Jack is a Whig, and ex cuse his politics, while they admit his wit. -Tljcrc is certainly no, disputing the fact that banks don't thrive, better for poking. I and the Gineral was a drifting along down from the wrist, and bowing and shaking olY the The public are daily coming to a better un derstanding upon this subject, and will put the saddle on the right horse presently. Une side monopolize all of a certain stock in the market, and then contract for the purchase of what is not to be sold. The party who have engaged to deliver what they cannot' get; are bound to pay instead, the difference between the price at which the stock is held, and that at which they agreed to deliver it. To escape this, they get up a panic; and iir endeavoring to de preciate the stock, shut up the institution. They save themselves--for the balance to be paid, is now due from tlie other party: The currency is ; deranged the croakers and po kers have done it between them the public is distressed, but one set of rogues have accom plished a victory over another. The widow and orphan who have trusted their all in cor porate solvency arc beggared; but new brokers Chez BY MKS. SII.SBEE. Friends of the Drama, once more we appear To '-hold the mirror up to nature" here -Y.come us, as the arts you love to cherish Welcome us, lest our "art of arts" should perish; And as ye welcome us, our acts shall be Worthier of the Drama's cause and ye Friends of the Drama! should not all be friends To that which nleasure and instruction lends; Tuthat which, clasic-born the world spreads o'er, daily honored dearer than before.' M profitless their ends, who seek to wage war against the time ennobled stage: U-riih the Drama, not its imperfections, fee. but not its use should meet rejection -erish the Drama, ever rank with those lVhose reaching thought its virtues still disclose' ''Quaint Willio" nleads for us. when he can fail Twill he no longer honor to prevail? . ' , 'ace more we romr' Rpmomhrr ve the blow That laid our forrnor habitation low! M not forgotten yet the whirlwind rough ourst upon the "City or the -Ulum emember ye J e'en now is echo springing, Jnd through the streets the scream of wo is ringing lawful hush the t heralded the crash : , p. . .... - '. . -Jlississinm rajTinjr'neath the lash d roar of wind, the loud and sudden cry red while fright i&yet unconscious why . ' i pale,, with starting eyes and standing hair, screams of women, piercing through the air 'roar, the crash, the rattle and the blast , : atchez into desolation cast i , ; , ; : : .'raber yel JTethinks 'tis now before us .., Uio Tornado wild is screaming o er us: '.lie4-City of the Bluff" survives the, shock - "lianas as though a Uity ot the tocK, , . . ; jeaiore we come; friends of the Drama meet us, 'n,itU vour kind and jrentle favours jrreet us, - ' Ih-tic rislnS shall proclaim to men ; I -3 striclien Natchez is herself again, ' ' ; ""utuiTisning me jrama sun, , atche, City of the Hill. 1 n'AZBiA, EA8f able-a school boy being asked by achcrhow he should flog him, replied J0" P'ease, sir, I should like to have it upT Hvv an systein f penmanship. - The ;.it Vtroc3 upwards, and the down strokes ffn.l it'tc till at last too narrow trails k-''l,,'T.nc .rua on vn',cn anibition . uiuiu (uiucuit h nccoiTies, "uaies on romCTtevation for.. uus,Pt too Steep lor safe! v. Irm hnin tftS nien and le few .the 'friendship lfJ'-7'l!i V , ,,,oieb," iiie'.epiiiuaei' it -not4he4 i(JU BUlunma il t roiHotneus chained :an. the everlasting crowd of folks all the way from the Ohio, till we struck along the edge of old Pcnnsylvany when we heard folks beginning to talk about hard .money, ana paper money, and resumption, and suspension, and things of that natur, when says I; "Gineral, you may de fend there is trouble- brewing some w he re's along here, and it you say so," says I, "I'll just quit you for a spell and take a turn down to Philadelfy, and look into the matter a little, and jine you at wasrnngton." "Well," says he, "Major, seeing as how. folks begin to thicken amazingly around US', my calklation is you won't be much mist, but see that vou cit to Washington as soon as possible, and in mean time let me know all you meet with worth hearing," and so I quit, and as the Gineral nev er wants to know nothing more than the peo ple know themselves, I send you this letter to print, and you will please send a copy on't to the Gineral, so that he( will know as much as other folks do about it. I got here last evening jist arter lamp light ing and took a run round to most all the banks to see if I could find any on 'em open, but I found 'em all locked up and bright lamps burn ing afore the-doors, and good strong broad shouldered watchmen standing at their posts with clubs and rattles jist for all the world as tho' the banks was as full of specie payments as ever, and not a mite of difference. I stopt and had a leetle talk with one of these watchmen, and says I, "stranger is there no gittingin here to. see folks?" "Not to-night," says he, "all the banks are shet up." "How vou talk," says I, and so I streak'd it round to Squire Biddle's premeses, for I had a notion if 1 could only git a fair talk with the Squire, I I would larn pritty much all abgqt the matter ITounil the Snuire to hum. and he was ama- zin clad to see me; and he and I went right up into a room alone, where I found a good warm Lehigh coal fire burning, and a table kivered with papers; and he took one .chair and I another, and. we went at it straight off. "So," says I, "Squire, you are all suspended auain.I larn." "Yes," says he, "Major, the folks who wanted hard'money have got all the Banks had to give them; and as the Banks can't coin hard money, and can only git it from the folks who owe them, it turns out that, as the Banks have not got the same power by the law to make folks pay them as fast as the other folks want it, the pond must run dry for a spell."' "But," says- -Ir 'Squire,, how on. airth is it that things work so that one set. of folks keep drawing out of the spiggot faster than other folks pour into the bung-hole? Now how is it?" . . ... This set the Squire scratching-his head and thinking and to give him time to answer, I took the poker and began poking up his lehigh cool fire, to see if there was any fee in it; and to rights says he, "Major, what are you pok- inrr 1 lint firo for? Do vou expect to make it burn brighter? If you will take my advice," savs he. " von will let it alone. Aint the room warm enuf!" "Yes," says I, 'it's warm'enuf, but a little poking wont do any harm Avill it?" "Well, says he, "you go on jmnvng, auu you will see," and sure enuf, ;the more I pok ed, the darker the fire and coal got; and bime- bv it all. went, out. . "Well " says I, "Squire, this is a plagy odd kind of. fire of your'n,"says I, "Yes," says he', "Ws Pennsylvany coal; it won't stand poking, Major, if you let it alone it will uburn slowlytand surely, and give out comfortable heal, but it folks go to poking it, it turns and looks black at them, and gives them a cold shiver." ; Let 'his politics' be"' what they will, Jack is Certainly, happier, in his instances tkan any body else. Mr. B's lecture. upon the. coal 'fire and the banks, will be easily guessed at. . He starts thei ' fire again and by preventing the poker from- being inserted, a cheerful blaze is given out, and Jack and Mr Biddle indulge Themselves in a mug i of warmed cider,' and a a roasted apple; Jack m conclusion recom mends all creation to"puta cross on all croak ers, and especially the piokers " We do not feel bound to seek out exactly wFio Jack 'means by- croakers-and'pokers. There is ) no-party and independent definition of the classes which we shall adopt, and which all parties ."..must agree., is a e good one. By croakers, we understand such stock-jobbers as would depreciate the character of a bank to ad vahce'thelf success dn' gambling operations; by pokers suchufidgetty mortals, as , in . their efforts to make things-brighter, put out the fight; .'Between.. hi two', the banks are fuin edahd the peoplere. bamboozled;, whereas if the .purrency; and corporate property -.-of the country were fet alone by them, it. would .ei ict grbwibiucft'tipUtfpti 4gmnbunB; nordei Eceud tosuch (tRaVtrousepresslari." " ' set up their ciuacres. Legislative enact ments, the cje ffi the country, the sanctity of commercial "iaith, are made the mere dice of reckless gamblers, and all the people curse the forced tools of the sharpers, instead of placing the blame on the selfish and desperate gamesters who really work the ruin. Anecdote of the Revolution. An elderly cler gyman, wrio was a soldier ot the Revolution, is writing a series of interesting letters for the Philadelphia North American. Among other anecdotes, he tells one of a militia general named Wines, we do not recollect to have seen before. Wines had seen service under the lamented Montgomery at Quebec; was a man ot gigantic iramc and strength, and no one doubted his courage; but the most remark able thing about him was his voice; it excee ded in power and efficiency, for it was articu ulate as well as loud, every other human voice the writer had ever heard, lie met a strong foraging party of British troops in the winter, of which New Brunswick in New Jersey, was their head quarters. He came in sight of this party suddenly, as it was approaching a hill of which he had just taken possession with a far inferior force to that of his enemy. He made the best display of his troops that he could, and before the British came within mus ket, shot, he thundered out at the top of his voice: "Open to the right and left, and let the field pieces come in." The British were with out pieces as well as himself, but expecting a deadly fire from the American artillery, they faced to the right about and hastily retreated. . i Picayune. Mcleod's Hair. The Buffalo Daily Repub lican says it is now of infinite importance to the people of the United States, to ascertain the precise number of hairs there are upon the head of McLeod. Would to heaven he was bald as a friar! Only think of il the Mon treal (Canada) Transcript says, a hundred thousand lives will be sacrificed for every hair of his head, if any harm befall him! Ten hairs of . his head to a million; let us consiaer. We will suppose his head to be of the ordin ary size, and that an ordinary sized head has 15U square inches of surface covered with hair. Now suppose every square inch to contain 1000 hairs, and we have three factors, to wit: 150, 1000, 100,000, which multiplied -contin ually will give the number of lives that will be required to atone for that of McLeod. wait a little till we multiply, and we will give you the. number. Here it is: 15,000.000,000!!!!!!!!!! There's for you! Fifteen thousand million for one. New Jura. From tht N. Orleans Picayune. A LEAP YEAR STORY. "But why don't you get married?" said a bouncing girl, with laughing eyes, to a smooth faced innocent looking youth who blushed up to the eyes at the question. , . "VVell, 1" said the youth stopping short with a gasp,' and fixing his eyes upon vacancy with a puzzled and foolish expression. "Well, go on, you what?" said the fair cross questioner,almost imperceptibly inclining near er to the young man. "Aow just tell me right straight out, you what?" ' ' "Why I O pshaw, I on't know!" "You do, I say yov po now, come I want to know." .iV "O! I can't th'ip'u " "Isayyor. h?' Why you know I'll never mention it rof Tn may tell me of course you know, fcge. two t I always been your friend?" "WSouth Thave, 1 know," replied the be leagciValf of r. ' " "And 1 am sure I always thought you liked me," went on the maiden in tender and mello w accents. . . ' "O, I do upon my word yes, indeed I do, Maria," said the unsophisticated youth, very warmly, and he found that Maria had uncon sciously placed her hand in his open palm. Then there was a silence. "And then well, John?" said Maria, drop ping her eves to the ground. "JEh! Oh well?" said John dropping his eyes and Maria s hand at the same moment. "I'm pretty sure you love somebody, John- in fact," said Maria, assuming again a tone of raillery, "1 know you're in love, and John why don't you tell me all about it at once" "Well, I " "Well I! O, you silly mortal what is there to be at raid ol?" "O, it aint because I'm afraid of any thing at all, and I'll well now Maria, I wnl tel you." now, John. ' "Well j "Eh?" j "Yes." "I am in love! now don't tell you wont will you?" said Johni violently seizing Maria by tne hand and looking m her face with most imploring expression. "Why of course you know John I'll nevei breathe a word of it you know it, don't you John?" This was spoken in a mellow whisper, and the cherry lips of Maria were so near ohn his Squeezing the hand. Squeezing the hand with some persons is entirely equivalent to a declaration of love; this is truly surprising. We must take , hold ot a lady's hand like we should a hot potatoe: afraid to give it a squeeze, lest we should burn our fingers. Very fine, truly! Now it was our ancient custom to squeeze every hand we got into our clutches, especially a fair one; and the ladies may rest assured of this, that a man who will not squeeze their hand when he gets hold of it, does not deserve to have such a hand in his possession, and that he has a heart one hundred times smaller than the eye ot a cambric nee die. .- ; : And old Anecdote as good as any of the new ones. Many years ago, m Uonnecticut, ascer tain Justice was called to a jail, to liberate a worthless debtor by receiving his oath that he was not worth five pounds. "Well Johnny, said the Justice,'as he entered, "can you swear you are not worth five pounds, and never will be?" - "Why," answered the other, rather cha grined at the question,"! can swear that I am not worth that amount at present. "Well, well," returned the Justice, "I can swear the rest step forward Johnny." Sufficient. A parishioner complained to his minister, that his pew was too far from the puloit. and said -that he must purchase one 1 j nearer. "Why," asked the clergyman, "can you hear distinctly?" "O ves, I can hear wel enough." "Can't you see plainly?" "Yes, can see perfectly well." "Well then wha can be the trouble?" , "Why, there are so ma ny in front of. me, who catch . what you say first, that by the time your words reach my ears, they are as nat as aisn-waier. ; The Florida War. Governor Reid in his message to the Legislature of Florida dated the 11th inst., throws cold water upon the hope so confidently expressed by the administration press ot the speedy termination: oi me inuiaii war,' ! He declares it to be hi unpleasant duty to "state that 'Hhere is ' no immediate prospect of its zott."N. ' Y. Dcm. in's ear when she spoke, that had he turned ble, stands in a graceful att head JOfiViltJier. thre. might, havo on- 0f Colbu, tc w -tho curred an exceedingly dangerous collision " Well Maria," said John, "I've told you now, and so you shall know all about it. I have always thought a great deal ot you and" "Yes, John." "I am sure you would do any thing for me hat you could" : " "les, John you know I would." "I always thought so, and you don't know how long I've wanted to talk to vou about it." "I declare, John, I you might have told me long ago if you wanted,' for I'm sure I nev er was angry with you in my life." "No, you wasn't, and I've otten telt a great mind to, but" "It's rtot too late now you know, John." "Well, Maria, doym think I'm too young to set married?" Indeed 1 do John: and 1 know it would be good for you, too; for every body says the sooner ydung people are married the betteri when they are prudent and inclined to love. one another." "That's just what I think; and now Maria I do want to get married, and if you'll just " Indeed 1 will, John, lor you know 1 was always partial to you, and I've said so otten behind your back." "Well, I declare I've all along thought you might object, and that's the reason , I've been always afraid to ask you." "Object! no I'd die first, you may asR ot mc just any thing you please. , "And you'll grant ltr ."I will." "Them Maria, I want you to pop ..the ques tion for me to Mary Sullivan, for" "What?" . . "Eh?":'1' ' "Do you love Mary Sullivan?" "O, indeed I do with all my heart!" , "I always thought you was a fool." "Eh?" "I sav vou're are a fool, an you'd better go home, vour mother wants you! Oh, you yOUyou stupid 1" exclaimed the mortified ATnria in a shrill treble, and she gave poor John cnnnn thi". rhpfik that sent him reeling. . It wn noon-da V. and yet John declares he saw mvriads of stars flashing all around him more than he ever saw before in the night time. Poor Maria 1 , f "Never told her love, But let concealment, like a worm in the bud, Prey on her damask cheek." .Thus alas, how often are Jhe gems of young affection cast away! For it is but too true, as Davy Crockett beautifully expresses it, The course of true love never did run smooth." RELATIONS WITH BRITAIN. We call particular attention to the following article which we copy, to-day from the, Madi sonian of the 22d.1 January: " . Ihe U. btates and Great Britain nearly exclusively enjoy the valuable trade with the continent-of Africa, but by no means with equal advantages. American vessels wc un de i stand, are constantly subject to ruinous seizures and detentions by British crtiisersi wnicn is no aouDt, gradually discouraging our citizens from engaging in the trade. These detentions and searches are made, it is said, under the pretence of suspectinjr the Ameri- cans to be slavers. We should be glad to know how many cases oi this sort, if any, have come o the knowledge ol the American. Govern ment, and whetherMr. Van Buren has winked at the conduct of the Brtish, or insisted upon our iust rights? So often has our flacr been! violated on the high seas, that foreign nations seem to be careless of rights which they do not see we have the energy to defend. "We sec it stated in the Richmond Enquirer that Mr. Van Buren has requested Mr. Steven son, our minister at London, to remain at his post, if possible, until a successor shall be ap pointed. That paper thinks the claims of Mr. Fox "will never be yielded, until every drop of American blood has been poured forth." The Philadelphia Standard is also somewhat belligerent on the occasion. That paper asks: Has ever a people been more egregiously deceived about its dearest interests than the American; andean any national crime equal in magnitude the omission of preparing for war, when common sense must have told them that war must come, and that the drily chance of avoiding it, was to prepare fdr the worst?" "Our foreign relations are assuming an im portant and interesting aspect. If dilliculties should increase, it will be fortunate for the country that a successful military character will be at the head of the Government, and a commanding genius in the Dcpatment of State." "At Florence I seen Greenough's great wdrki the statue of Washington. The design is strikingly grand and appropriate both Re publican and Christian. Washington is rep resented seated in his chair, with one hand resigning his sheathed sword, whilst with his right he points to hcaveni in acknowledge ment of that Providence who had given him victory. The figure is just eight times the size of life. On one corner of the pedestal mar- attitude a small statue an American Indian, a noble specimen of the aborigines of our countrv. There are also two bust reliets, one representing i hoc bus in the chariot, and the other Hercules strangling the serpent in the cradle. Mr: Greenough will embark with his monument at Leghorn, on board of the united States line-of-battle shin Ohio, early in March next: While at Flor ence, I also visited the studio of Powers. The Italians say they cannot equal him in giving expression to the marble; and I believe D. .i .1.1 r- T . i them, tor l saw. mere trie oust oi an iMigiisn ady of rank, more beautiful and life-like than I had supposed it in the power of the artist to create. Clevenger is expected here daily Healy is in Paris doing well." f " lew 1 ork Signal. A potatoe diet is found greatly to improve the quality of the blood. 1 Hence roasted or baked potatoes are successfully employed as a specific against the sea-scurvey when other remedies have failed. This discovery was made in France. It is singular that boiled potatoes do not seem to have the same gocd effects. "The tongues of dying men Enforce attention like deep harmony.". ft isa' sad but instructive duty to linger.. round the couch of the dying and the dead. TheVe we watch a pang of that sorrow which all are doomed to feel; and there remember that all the hopes and fears of life, must at last be crowded into one short hours iuust tins eye glance feebly and be veiled in death's noise less slumbers; must this warm blood seek the s heart for the last time; and must this eloquent glow on. my cheek fade away in the dimness of the tomb? And what shall 1 receive as a recompense for death? Are , there no pleasant landscapes or green islands upon which to re-' ." cline the spirit fainting on Jordan's dark bil-' lows? Oh! shall the worm, tne aeatn sneei ana the senseless earth alone meet me in the life to . come? The tomb may not. Six thousand! years have borne witness to its silence. But list oh man "to that divinity which stirs with" in thee!" Does it tell thee nothing of joys o come? Does it reveal no gleaming of a river, of life no echo of angelic song no harpings of redeemed spirits in untroubled realms? Or rather' does it not , t( ll thee of golden land scapes elevated and expansive- of lovely tem ples and burning spirits of unfading diamonds ancient as eternity and of a pleasant realms where no sorrows maycoine over us like the coldness of Alpine streams? If it does not tremble for more terrible than the cold pulse less vapors of the tomb, will be thy destiny.-, ( ; Singui.au facts. Little men love tall wo men and little women love tall men; talka- tivc people prefer those of a tactiturn charac ter; gourmands make a better dinner in the so ciety of those who eat but little; the strong ally themselves with the weak; men of genius1 ; prefer domesticated wives; authoresses gener ally espouse fools; proud individuals cannot endure those that are proud also; rougties seek' the. society of honest men; the most dissipated: woman loves the man who detests her vices and the good man frequently adores the most libertine female- :.The seducer runs". after the innocent, and.thc young innocentsticcurnhs to4 the wiles of the seducer. Extremes meet; con.r trasts approach each other; and in the darkest shades the painter discojrsjneirrri.t : 3 1 ; : , ., '4 . It I r I: ; i 5 ?