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mmmmct--ji . . , - ,.,.iHlimiliriHiiiMi,..i.i.ni-ii mill ' I I ninllM m AND C ARB OLE, CHOCTAW AND TALLAHATCHIE COUNTIES ADVERTISER. . a By O. W.H. BROWN. Prospectus, For publishing in the town of Carrollton, Car roll county, Miss., a weekly paper to be enti tled the Southern JPtonecr o (17 c. V. 11. BROWN.) UNPEIt the above title of the "Southern Pio neer," we propose to publish in the town of Carroilton, a new Weekly Paper, devoted to Politics, both State and National, Agriculture, the current lews of the day, and the advancement of the great cause of Education. This paper will be devoted to what its conductor believes to be the best interests of the State and county. It will advocate the great Whig causa which you have recently seen so signally trium phant. Believing, that the principles put forth by the peat Whig party as the tenets of its political creed, re the only true ones on which this Government was originally founded, and on which it should be admin ister, this paper will lend to those principles, when ever and wherever espoused, its humble but cordial support. No man or set of men, will be by us unscrupulously sustained at the expense of principle, 'Principles $;t men," Is our mottoby this rule shall we be gov raed, and in subjecting all to this test, we shall as we sd them, judge with impartiality, admonish with cinder, and reprehend with justice. As humble Pio- ijers 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 kails a constant and an earnest advocacy. While ur sister counties have been the object of Legislative action, and Executive patronage, the county of Carroll has remained comparatively unknown and unappre jiated. It shall therefore b our pride, as well as our fluty, 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 tut attention its importance demands, in nne, as tumble Pioneers in the great crusade against igno nace and error, we shall shoulder our mattock and ibovel, and taking our place in the great march of todern improvement, our course snail ever be as lviar aionsaid to Stanly, ''Onward." TERMS. The "Pioneer" will be published every Saturday morning at five dollars in advance, or j:x dollars at the expiration of six months, or six jollars nrTT at the end of the year. (rNO PAPER WILL BE DISCONTINUED UNTIL ALL ARREARAGES ARE PAID. ADVERTISEMENTS inserted at the rate of One Boixal and Fifty Cents per square (ten lines) for the first, and One Dollar for each subsequent in sertion. The number 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 will be charged at double the above rates. Political circulars or public addresses, for the benefi of indi tidual or companies, charged as advertisements. Announcing candidates for office $10 each. Yearly Advertising. For forty lines, or less, renewable at pleasure, each week, $65. done, and MUST be paid whenever called foe JOB PRINT1SU. 'fcSrln connection with the Pioneer Office, is a large iworfmnt of new and fashionable Fancy Type, which enables us to execute all orders for Job Print- in? in fine stvle. We solicit patronage in this line, at prices the same as other well regulated offices in Mississippi. Orders from Attorneys, Clerks, Sheriffs, ;.c., promptly attended to. ALL JOB WORK CASH. Letters cr Communications to the publisher must . . 1. A."-' J 1 A. to PfsT-PAiD, or uiey win not ue iaKeii out. THE "FLUMM1X," OR THE MA WITH TIIE FAST HORSE. A braggart was one day boasting about the swiftness of his horse, and declared he could outrun any thing which went upon four legs. A neignDour oi nis disputed it, ana saia ne naa a mule which could beat him. "A mule!" said the boaster; "I'll bet you a hundred dollars of that." "Done!" said the other. "Done!" said the boaster. "Xow cover that." said the owner of the nwle. laving down a hundred dollars. Thej boaster began to be frightened at this ne thought there must he something more about the mule than he was aware of, other wise his owner would not plank a hundred dol rs, to run him against a horse. He began to hitch about uneasily. He put his hand in his pocket; he pulled it out again; and at Jas said, "I don't know, I swow, about the tarna mule; he may be mischief and all to run, for what I know." "Do you back out, then?" "Yes, I back out and treat." So saying, he called in liquor: but declared that his horse cotild beat anv thine which went upon four m except the mule. "Why," said the other, "I've got a jackass ttat will beat him." "I'll bet a hundred dollars of that," said the waster. "Done!' said the other. ' And "done!" said the boaster. "Cover that," said the man, again putting wwa the hundred dollars. "Cover thntl" exclaimed the boaster: J ill plaguey quick" taking out his pocket WOK. "Well, cover it if you dare, and I'll put ano cr hundred on top of if Why do vou hesi f aotfUnow, faith. I never saw that jack. 1 J8,!? jours run," said the boaster, beginning iiatr -no mntr na in misrniRi. ;i M f l mi TnaracekrwhatIknow." vywjlunk out. then?" tier fornix this time; but by jingo, . " S Tint klM em U I ! . . l J&ckn "UB Ciau you can unng ejvcepi uic ---- j - o the mule but what my horse can teat." "Are you certain of that, my good fellow?" u HvT laitn Jon c lV "u ttlc UUfc que certain, i ll Det outr, 5?-cth!?8 that l-vc Sot a niSger that will utrunh Dlgger!" "Yes, my Tom will beat him." "I'll bet a hundred dollars of that there aint no nigger that ever breathed can beat my horse." "Very well, cover that.,, As he said this the man once more put down the hundred dollars "But," said he, "if you back out this time you shall forfeit ten dollars, and if I back out, I'll do the same." ' "Agreed," said the boaster. "I'm sure my horse can beat a nigger, if he can't a mulo or a jackass." "Well, plank the money, if you please. "Plank it! so I will do you hear that?" Saying this he once more took out his pock et book and began to fumble for the money. "Come, man down with yourdust," said the other taking out more money "for I'm ready to back my bet with another hundred dollars or two hundred, as you like. Come, why do you hesitate?' Here's three hundred dollars I'm ready to stake." "Three hundred, dollars!" exclaimed the boaster, staring lika a stuck pig "three hun dred dollars upon a nigger! I don't know, I swan." What, man! you're not going to get fright ened again? ".brightened! oh, no oh. no it's no easy matter to frighten me but really" "You mean to back out." "I declare, neighbor, I don't know what to hink about it. It's a kind of risky business." "You forfeit ten dollars, then?" "Why, yes I s'pose I must," said the boast er, handing over the money, with an air ot great mortification, "better to lose that than more for there's no knowing how fast these blame niggers will run. But any thing else you can bring except the mule, the jackass and he nigger, I'm ready to run against." From the Richmond Whig. GEN. HARRISON IN RICHMOND. General Harrison, on Thursday, visited the Coffee House to exchange salutations with his fellow-citizens of Richmond. He was greeted by a large crowd , but so great was the multi- ude that it soon became evident that all could not singly be introduced to him and enjoy the pleasure of hearing him converse. It was therefore proposed that he should address the populace in the street. He spoke some twenty minutes, with a clear and distinct voice, and in an animated strain. He relered to the great cardinal. prin ciples of his political creed, and then noticed ffo the numerous charges, which naa Deen e against him. He had been called an ab olitionist, he said. In one sense, as he had old his friends in Baltimore, he was an Aboli tionist. He was in favor of emancipating the office holders, and restoring them to the rights of citizenship. He would absolve them from the thraldom under which they have been groaning for years. He would have them to sDeak and to act up to the dictates ot tneir - . ' ... .... .! conscience, as he would have all others. He would break the bandages which bound them, and set them free. To this extent; and to this extent only, was he an Abolitionist. . m Whilst uttering these sentiments, his coun tenance wore a playtul smile, but suddenly u assumed a sterner cast, as with increased en ergy of manner, and voice, he inquired: "But how could a Virginian, wno sees in every thirirr around him. the reminiscences of his vouth. be an Abolitionist now coma a Vir ginian' born and bred on the lower James Riv er, and in a house noted for some memorable incidents in our revolutionary struggle, be an abolitionist? How could a Virginian, whose sirps rereivpid manv distinguished tokens of confidence and esteem at the hands of this vir tuous old Commonwealth, be an abolitionist? How could a Virginian be so irreverent to the sacred ashes of his honored ancestors, as to be an Abolitionist? Could such a Virginian be called an Abolitionist by another Virginian, and that other a true hearted Virginian, and sound to the core? The thing was impossible The bosom could not be free from taint thai harbored such a suspicion. He said he had not given pledges and pro- mises before the election because sucn a. pre cedent was calculated to produce mischief, and to confer the Presidency upon men of promises instead of men of performances. But now that he was no more a candidate for the suffrages of the people, and could not be af ftcted by their votes, he had no hesitation in declaring, what had ever been his feelings; his steadfast devotion to the rights and interests of his native State. In this connexion, he ad verted to the heavy debt of gratitude which had been imposed upon him by the generous support which he had received from his adopt ed State, Ohio, the young giant, Indiana, and noble Kentucky, which nad honored him with citizenship, although he had never lived within her borders. But all did not efface from his mind what was due to his venerated mother. ' . He alluded to the report of Mr. Granger be ing an Abolitionist. He said he had never been so foolish as to ask him whether he was an abolitionist or no knowing, as he did, his nublic life and history. Bat Mr. Granger had come to him the day before he left Washing- . . tit i i : r:i J ton, and told mm maian arucic m a ivkuuiuuu paper, wnicn aamiueu . we waaium, mi mo being an Abolitonist, had just fallen under his eye. ne OlT.r vr.) uesueu wuii when he got to Richmond to say to the Edi tors of that paper, that he was not only no Abolitionist, but he should expect Gen. H. CARROLLTON, MISSISSIPPI, SATURDAY APRIL 10, 1841. to evict him from office should he ever become one. . ' When the General concluded; he was urged to "go on" but he begged to be excused, be lieving he could, better promote the wishes of his friends by "going on," this day two weeks, with the principles he avowed. The address throughout commanded pro found silence and has elicited commendations both for its substance and taste, from all who heard it. YucATAN.-This splendid Peninsular has but recently thrown off the joke of despotism and misrule of the Mexican government, and in tends shortly to promulgate to the wprld her intention of making a formal declaration of In dependence, and to become incorporated into the family of nations. Yucatan has already a population of about 800,000. Her inhabitants differ entirely from those of Mexico, being quiet, peaceable, hard working and industrious people. Those who follow the fisheries, make first rate seamen. They have built some vessels, which in point of workmanship and model, will vie with any ever built in Baltimore; their material of wood for ship-building is as good as any known. Several descriptions are quite equal to the teak for durability. In fact; vessels have been built in Yucatan that have lasted 60 odd years. As soon as a formal declaration of Indepen dence is made, a succinct description of that interesting country will be made, to invite the industry and capital of the American peo ple, and the rights and the privileges given to emigrants, will be equally secured, as they are in this country. In the project of the present model for es tablishing a Government, the first thing is to have a free toleration of Religion; that every man may worship his maker according to the dictates of his conscience. JV. O. Bulletin. From the Madisonian. Taking care of their friends. In addi tion to the numerous appointments to office by Mr. Van Buren, in anticipation of the expira tion of terms, and making the new terms of service extend even through that of General Harrison's, the loco-focos are endeavoring to fasten their printers upon the next Congress, and certain contracts are closed for work on the public buildings which cannot be begun untltne and two years after Mr. Van Buren has retired We presume General Harrison will" .appoint .such agents of the government as heMay.sefect. and will regard it as a matter lf mif . " " c-Mt as Buren to Attempt to " aptNiidt iUiein Sot him. The heads of de- partments and bureaux, appointed by General - Harrison will doubtless appoint an these con tracts for the execution of which General Har rison's administration will be responsible. And as for the new Congress, it will as a mat ter of course and of right, elect all its own offi cers, and make its own laws. We have seldom read of so shocking an af fair as that described in the annexed extract from the Terre Haute (Indiana) Courier of the 13th ult.: About 1 o'clock, at night, the house of Mr. Welch, four miles west of Paris, 111., was at tacked by a party of five persons, with their faces blacked and otherwise disfigured to avoid detection. Mr. Welch received the contents of a rifle (supposed to have been fired through the window) whilst lying, in bed; and, when the door was broken open, the defence of the family entirely devolved upon his wife and his son. (a lad of 16.) the balance of his house hold consisting of children under 8 years of age. As soon as the party ootamed entrance, a person, who proved to be Geo. Redman, a near neighbor, rushed upon the elder Mr. Welch with a butcher knife: but, before he ac complished his diabolical purpose, young Welch knocked him down with a stick of wood, and followed up his blows nntil he broke the assas sin's skull in several places. Redman lingered until Sunday evening, wnen ne aiea oi nis wounds. Whilst the boy was thus success fully defending the life of his father, Greenup James, one ot KedmanTs accomplices, attacked Mrs. Welch, first by firing at her in bed, and, subsequently, with a large hickory club, pre- Dared tor the purpose. Mrs. Welch, with more than Spartan bravery, seized the tongs, knocked down her assailant, and, finally, suc ceeded in disabling him so as to prevent his flight, and render his efforts at mischief impo tent and harmless. During the progress of the affray, three of the party (two of whom are suppose to be the son of Redman) fled; and young Welch (leav ing his mother to take care ot U. James, and prevent his flight) went to Paris, and procured medical aid tor his lather, who was nearly ex hausted from the loss of blood caused by his wounds. Mrs. Welch, in the meantime, at tended well to the safety of her chargef para lyzing his efforts at flight by applications of her trusty weapon. Thogh" badly wounded, it is believed the el der Welch will recover, as the ball has been carefullv extracted. Mrs. Welch and her son (through a singular interposition of Provi dence,) are entirely free from injury. A young son (a boy of 7 or 8) was wounded in the head during me anary, oy one oi me assas sins, although not dangerously. This shock ing attempt to murder a whole family, origin ated, it is supposed, in a misunderstanding, or family quarrel, ot some months, standing. G James is secured in the Paris jail; and the officers of justice are in pursuit of the other I i: r;Tj T. I Tt i... .'. . j ' 1 accomplices oi iveaman; ou aitne last ac-l counts, nothing had been heard of them THE MISSISSIPPI SLAVE CASE. The correspondent of the Richmond En quirer thus states the position of Messrs. Clay and Webster, in their speeches before the Su preme Court Washington, Feb. 17,1841. The case brought up from the s tate of Mis sissippi, involving the validity of ail slaves, carried into that State since the adoption of the Constitution in 1832, is now under dis cission in the Supreme Court. Mr. Jones of this city, finished his argument this morning when the Hon. Henry Clay commenced his remarks and engaged the attention of the Court, at a large and intelligent assembly of persons, who had been drawn into the court room, under the expectation of hearing him. He spoke for three hours, upon the points of law involved, and in truth demonstrated the correctness of the principles he advanced. He set out, after an exordium on the immense importance of the case the millions involved with the principles that the clause of the Con stitution of the State of Mississippi, declaring "that the introduction of slaves as merchan dise into that State shall be prohibited after May, 1833," was exclusively a mandate upon the State Legislature, to enact laws making it illegal to introduce them having no obliga tory operation upon the people of the State or others, until the Legislature had discharged its duty under this provision of the Constitution, by declaring by statute the introduction illegal, as it intended should be done. If this princi ple was established in the mind of Court, as I have very little doubt, without going any far ther into an investigation of the other points he made, the decision of the Court will be rever sed, the Legislature not having discharged its duty, and the contracts made for the purchase of slaves since that period, will be made valid and good. How otherwise should they be? They have the slaves of the people of Virginia, Maryland Kentucky, and still hold them as rroDertv. deriving all the benefits of their la bor, and yet endeavoring to avail themselves of a provision in their constitution, which they themselves had disregarded, by their own acts, and the acts of their legislature, and avoid the Davment of their iust debts. Upon the sub ject, Mr. Clay evinced the nobleness of his soul the high and manly tone of honor, jus- tice and fidelity, he portrayed, and said should characterise States as well as individuals, to every unbiased mind, carried deep conviction. that ne stands pre-eminent as an American Patriot in thought, word and deed. A LUCKY LOSS. Graft Schlaberndorf was a most singular person, a sort of a strange German Coleridge. more, however of a philosoper and a politi cian than poet, living like a hermit in the bust ing history of Revolutionary Paris: misery in small things, the lord of a small garret, slov enly in his attire, and cherishing a beard and generous, even magnificient, on a large scale, and actuated in all things by motives of the purest patriotism and the most disinterested benevolence, a character ready made for Sir Walter Scott. This man as a foreigner and a German aristocrat, and also as the esteemed friend of Condorcet, Mercier, Brissot, and the unfortunate Girodis party, naturally enough during the reign of terror, was more than "sus pected ot being suspected," and sat tor many days in the Conciergerie, and then in the Lux embourg, in constant expectation of the guil lotine. Heescaped, however,atteraII, strange ly enough, saving his own life by losing his boots! Varnhagan Von Ense relates the circum stance as follows. "One morning the death cart came for its usual number of daily victims; and Schlabern- doroPs name was called out. He immediately, with the greatest coolness and good humor, nrenared for departure; presence of mind in some shape, a grand stoicism of mere indiffer ence, were common in these terrible times. And Schlaberdorf was not the man to make ungraceful departure, whem the unavoidable must of fate stood sternly before him. He was soon dressed, only his boots were missing, he sought and sought and sought, and the goaler sought with him in this corner and in P. P . . i r i Txr.n that; but they were not to oe iouua. -vven said Schlaberndorf sharply, 'to be guillotined without my boots will never do. Hark ye, my good friend,' contined he, with simple good humor to the goaler Hake me tomorrow; one day makes no difference; it is the man they want, not Tuesday or Wednesday. The goaler agreed. The wagon full enough without that one head, went on to its desti nation.Schlaberndorf remained in prison. Next morning, at the usual hour, the vehicle return ed, and the victim who had so strangely es caped on the previous day, was ready, boots and all, waiting for the word of command. But behold! his name was not heard that day: nor the third day, nor the fourth; and not at all. There was no mystery in the matter. n nntnrallv suDDsed that he had fallen with the rest of the victims named for the or Inrinnl dav. in the multitude of sufferers no one .akM rnriouslv enauire for an individual; for the days that, followed, there were enough ot Victims wiinoui mm, nu ao ue icummvu prison till the fall of Robespierre, when with manv others, he recovered his liberty. He owed his miraculous escape, not the least strange in tha strange history of the Revolution partly to the kindness of the "goaler, partly, n,nl v in his nood temper. He was a univer- Q 4 - VOL. I. NO. 17 sal lavonte in the eoaL Fm?ir n Review for January. y The Home op the Poor. There is much truth, as well as deep feeling in the following paragraph; which we extract from Dicken?' latest production: "Oh if those who rule the A would but remember thisif they would think how hard it is for the verv nonr to hnvA engendered in their hearts that love of home irom wnicn an domestic virtues-Spring; when they live in dense and snualid m social decency is lost or never found if they would but turn aside from the wide thorough fares and great houses, and strive to improve the wretched dwellings in by ways, where on ly poverty may walk many low roofs would point more truly to the sky, than the loftiest steeple that now peals proudly up from the uuuaiui gum ana crime, and horrible disease to mock them with its contrary. Tn hnlfnw voices from work houses hospitals and iails. uiu uuui is pieacnea, irom day to day, and has been proclaimed for years. It is no light matter noWcry from the working vulgar, no mere question of the people's health and comfort which mav be whistle A vert trt Wednesday nighv In love of home, tht ' IrtVA of country has its rie; and who are truer pat- nuis, ur uieuesun time oi need those who venerate the land; owning its wood and stream and earth, and all that they produce, or those who love their country, boasting not a foot of ground in all its wide domain?" A man by the name of Jean Baptiste Dm. mares has been recently executed in France, for assassination and theft. Thr frl!n tvinrr very extraordinary circumstances led to his condemnation. A report was spread about the country, the origin of which was traced that the victim had bitten the assassins. This report served as an indication to the Magis trates who caused all the persons suspected, to be arrested and examined, to ascertain if there were no traces of bites to be found on them. Desmares, who until that time had not been suspected, was subjected to a visit, and it was discovered that his arm showed contucions which were pronounced by the physician, called to the examination, the result of a bite. The body of the victim was then disinterred, the head was taken off, and the teeth applied to the arm of Desmares, and those who made the application affirmed that the teeth per fectly fitted the holes of the wound. This terrible trial was renewed before a jury, with- out proaucing mucn enecr, De cause the scar of the wounds had almost disapDeared. The scientific men who made the first aonlication of the teeth, persisted in the opinion which they had then given, and this circumstance was mainly instrumental in causing the con demnation of Desmares to capital punishment. xcouiuica iicci puuuciy avowed nis crime, but he abstained from protesting his innocence in the manner he had first done. THE BOUNDARY QUESTION. The only extract from an English paper, bearing upon our Nor th-Eas tern Boundary Question, which we have been able to find, is the following from the London Spectator: "The most interesting passage in the Presi dent's message relates to the disputed bounda- nes; it miorms us, irom the other side of the Atlantic, what our Government is doing. It seems that the mode of settling the matter is still under discussion in Downinc? st. The President, judging from the desire evinced by both Governments to bring the disDute res pecting the North-East boundary to a settle ment, and from the nature of the points still under discussion, anticipates a speedy conclu sion. Mr. Van Buren is not much Versed in "open questions," and their value or at least not so well as those in Downing street. The American Government have also made proposition for refering the Lake of the Woods boundary to arbitration, before it be comes quite so urgent and complicated a ques tion as the Maine boundary. The proposition is also under consideration in England. Rumors had reached the United States of the arrival of British troops within the disputed territory. They were sent, according to the report, by Lord Sydenham, without knowl edge of Sir John Harvey; and it is said that they were only passing through, on their way to New-Brunswick, If there is any founda tion for the story, it certainly seems indiscreet to have thus risked collisions and further com plications of so embarrassing a question. "What are you hollering for when I am ri ding by?" said a nabob to a saucy urchin in the street. "Humph, what are you riding by for when I'am hollering?" Marriage or Elle Tree. Ellen Tree is Ellen Tree no more, having recently married Charles Kean, the actor The ceremony was performed at Manchester England. Pic Ballooning on an Extended Scale! Mr. Green, the celebrated British aeronaut, perse veres in his design of crossing the Atlantic in a balloon. He requires a subscription of three thousand pounds to enable him to make thu grand experiment, and asserts confidently his ability to direct the course of the balloon. His plan contemplates a balloon ninety feet in height and fifty in circumference, with a paddle and rudder apparatus. He insists that he can in this machine, keep his course westward, and cross the Atlantic in, at most, six days. rtc 1 1 i f r 't-li ! t i ! 1, i hi i f ! ' ft I 5 v. it I'i if