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ATTALA
REGI 8XEK.
TV7IZI310. HAfcPEtt PRINTED
Kosciusko, lTIay 30, 1843.
In to day ,s paper will ba found the act of
Congress under whichthe board of commis
sioners are appointed who are now investiga
ting claims under the 14th. Art. of the treaty
of Dancing Rabbit creek &e. which will be
useful to preserve as a reference.
We would call the attention of our readers
to the advertisement of the new novel which
is shortly to be published in Boston by Red
ding 4cco-, entitled The GyprDfthe High
lands, or the Jew and the it written by
professor In graham. We are mn much incli
ned to read, novels, but cannot resist the
temptation of reading every thing which we
get hold of which is written by professor In
graham, we know him personally, and look
upon him as one of the mot interesting wri
ters of the present age.
"
A kind of indignation meeiing was lately
held by tbe Capital Guards (a volunteer com
pany in the city of Jackson) in which no vo
ry complimentary resolutions were passed
upon the Governor for not allowing their
charge against the state for services render
ed by order of the executive as commander
in chief, in guarding the state house &c. du
ring the time of the arrest and trial before
the examining court of R. S.Graves late state
treasurer. The charge made by the members
of the company who were in this service is
$3.00 per day or for each consecutive 24
hours: the Governor offered to pay them $1.
SO per day. The Guards refused, and say
they will appeal to the Legislature, We are
rather inclined to think that the opiniont of
most poeple abroad or in other portions of
the state will be with the Governor.
It is said that a disgraceful scene occurred
lately in Jackson before the Executive man
sion, in consequence of certain visitors ap
yearing before it in the night time with tin
pans, kettles anb other such musical instru
ments. Such an outrage is of course disap
proved of by all good citizens in Jackson as
well as other places, it is only to be regret
sensibilities and who place a prod
estimate uu iwe vuiue oi cnaracter, w
shun public stations, as they wot
il 1 1 . I
me cauavarous regions oi Hades. J
out the dishonest, the ambitious &
the undesei ving,will consent to reccb
any public trust. For myself, I ask J
thins but justice at the hands nf n.,k
journals. , This 1 have a right' b
demand, and with it, I will be contdt.
1 am too noor to nv tUn acIa
me, and if it is my misfortune to be fe
suojeci oi tneir abuse, 1 trust " v
wuuuui wm vindicate mfl hetnrnn
honest and high minded, communy
. t xour ooeaieni servant,
V JAMES E. MATTHEWS
COURT DAY.
To a southern 'traveller in the soulv
ern states, mere is scercely any thiig
more novel or entertaining than a Cotrt
Day. Familar as the occasion nndlits
scenes may be to a Virginian, thenf is
something in the whole nsneet of Jhis
monthly festival which rivets the atten
tion "of a stranger. And I have not
been without mv susDicions that the ih
fluence of this custom and its adjuncts
upon society, manners, and character
has never been' aDnreciated. In -our
northern country there are no occasions
i i .1 ii
upon wnicn me wnoie population o
a country, even as renresented hv
its leading freeholders, convenes at oie
spot. County courts are attended by
functionaries, litigants, and very naar
neighbors, but not, as in the south, by
me gentry and yeomanry ot a whole dis
II mi ;- i
The consequence of such an arraige
ment as that of the south is, that all the
landholders and gentlemen of a neigh
borhood become mutually acquain.ed,
and lay the foundation for friendly tnd
hospitable reciprocities, which may be
be continued through-life. The whole
texture of society has a tincture from
this intermingling. It is undeniable, that
while aristocratic family pride, and
chivalrous elevation of bearing, exist no
where in greater vigor than at the south,
there is a freer intercourse on the court
house lawn between the richest olanter
and the honest poor men, than is ever
witnessed in the manufacturing districts
of Connecticut or Pennsylvania. This
constant mingling of the aged with the
young, lenosto Keep ud nationa chara
cteristics and perpetuate ancient habits
and sentiments. And let an old-fash-
From my very heart, northmanas I uttfj
admire and affect this good ' remnant
of olden time. May no revised code
ever disannul it, no sapient 'convention
ever parcel out your counties into little
municipal fragments!
I state it as an opioion verv deliberate-
V formed in mv own mind, after soma
opportunities o"f coparison, that the elo
cution oi soumern man is more easy,
more graceful,. more natural, more viva
cious, and more pathetic, than that of
their compatrots.. This is fairly to bo
traced to the influcne of such occasions
as the one which I describe. The movea
ble and excitable throng of a court-house-green
is precisely the audience which a-
wakens ana inspires me orator. The
tirlia rT f7olinrr nrtmoa imnn Kim
every happy appeal, and redoubles his
I it. . 4x1 " t
euergv. u was me mnenian populace,
who "spent their ttime in nothing else,
but either to tell or to hear some new
ioned man be allowed to whi sDer inthe
Mr nt this Jnnnvntincr nrro thnt all i. nnt
ed that there exists any where individuals antiquated which is old, and that the
osnch debased minds a to he raiwhie nf hoary steam of tradition brings down
perpetrateing such an act. w,in " n only prejudices, but whole
I some "predilections.
I m ...
The Legislature of Georgia recently passed 1(? e"J0V a genume an unsophisti
alaw allowing persons who are unable to Cated Court. Dav one m.ust select a
pay costs, or give security where they have f?' in heart .0l the rLeal 0ld
f ' . ... . . Dominion, where emigra ion has not
ueencaeim a sun in any oi tne courts ot tne I 4 .l- j i ..
. . , , . i m. , . I iou mucn ininnea me popu auon, nor
state, to apneal bv merelv film? an affidavit I r . . r "
.u . V i . j . ,. , noreign settlers made the mass hete-
that he or she is advised and believes that Lrtann t u :
they have a good cause of appeal; and that rebn where theincreas0 ot villageg hag
WJ M, HIHWn hi modihed me ancient character o
me cost ana give security. me costitution- the large estates.
ahst.'Moubts the necesity or expediency I have in mv mind's pva tho varxr L,,,,,
of such a law. If the plantiffis not ultimate- ideal of an old Virtrinm f!nnrt TTnen
I " w vv w AAVUOV
jjt euDiecvea w me aauuionai costs wnicn may i ne eaince itseil is neither larcre nor oft v.
. t j . .1. i i L..i Lt : I j n i t-i ' . '
uwtiuD iu tiaac ue agttiu esutbecua 1X1 luB Illgu- I UUl HUJo-IlOnorcQ aUU S011U, and em-
er court, and where the money cannot be bosomed in a grove of locusts, which at
made out of the defendant, we can see no the May Court fill the air with their
objection to such a law, and should be inclin- balsamic odor. The lawn, which sur-
- .V0-.V4 gwu UC, WUl0, OT "1C
are thereby equally open to all both rich and aeeP Sreea 01 our northern commons,
poor. We have a law in Mississippi which UU1 13 11,0 CtUUI 8U. Pfeciiy niaaen oy
has stood along time upon our statute book mattcd Srass but li is suliciently soft
almost unused and unknown, which allows ana "Mn to tempt many a group ot ouiv
gers. But the scene becomes more livelv
-f, . 1 . . . . . 1 us tnfi n.iv nnff.nnrM. nia lis nnri hnntho
01 acuon upon nis tnrowing nimself uponl f. . , " "
the court as such, not only his right of ac- er.ecl,nS . and wag1s ,of
tion without the payment of any costs, but C"U1U rs r.e awposea m rows 5 no aoum
also to have counsell assWied him. and 5 Pertinacious wanderers from New
1 w r.nm nnn. i ha nnwh.g t ntt w t n-aa
a ' I'vi j w inuvi unco
t! a ?nr.. . ..1
......, . MMiuiaiiu.. . xne porcnes
7 ,D wm f uea 10 ren- plain-looking stores are filling rapidly
der such service gratis, upon being appont- fv:tN ,unn n f'
, , 1 " v Tiduvit) vvuvii uiw uiiiv 1114 every
ed by the court. moment. A northerner is amorl
- -------- - - H m aa utiM u U V
tnA nnnihor rf onnnetrlnho onI U
and non-chlancc with which even littln
rTri a i!vn nfr X T Y" HIT . .1 A I iL ! 1 1
ditor of public accounts, in reply to certain must pass a thousand traits which in the
articles which have appeared in the news- hands of Irving or Kennedy would afford
. i . ... I 4 - . fPL J I . r
jjapera against mm on account 01 his Jate tempting picture. curuiailiy OI
temporary absence from the seat of cover- greei,ng wun wnicn Virginians meet is
mAAi 1 4. . 1 ...I rioiirrh t fill mn A fvrrr flmnla nil T m M 1.1.
ciifcttiiu au eAUiauauon oi tnO Cause Of niS I "b1 " ttlrv aiu auic
absence, which will no doubt be perfectly 10 prounce it sincere ana available.
..tioC..! t- . . . . . II hi henrtinoea ia onennmrrpd iw mnh
uii.ioja-iuj y iu every unprejuuicsa mind. I ....w v.. . auu
To those who know Mr. Mathews the ex- ",unJ gainer ngs
planation may be regarded as superfluous; Jecf to V vehemei making ol hands
although it was no doubt due to the public andlPheJtlf compellat.on. As mv old
after what had hePnfiaid. ad L. u. Pastor "se4 to say, "The form without
- - . a w ibl L11A I. lir I I . . .1 . I 44
houldmakeit. Mr. M. uses the following , J 13 setter man neurierr and
1 . . U"W,"S as Solomon snv ITa that is a friend
language in the conclusion of h ia nioi . . .. ,-T-. .. .. ..
which we believe is a very iust remark. A Lf j: - .l j 1 i 1 .
I ui niiiiiri. it 1 1 11 11 1 km fill irifirKn ni iiiisi.
man above suspicion' now-a-days, means Labo nn.fnnn u...
. . . - - "voi wutuuuvu uuiuii: uie iiiuiilij, udvc
one wno nasneuner mied or aspired to any been transacted: a thousand items of
puouc onice. , nrer. ous ittlfl f,im;i.f K
., l . . . . . w lU-Klll - IIVTIil III. V ' WWK4
"VYlthOUt a ChanCTP. in thn nrnnoncitu ovhnnrraA. UnAA . 1-
. O r I .v-.niis.u, MUUUICU9 UI UIUSICIB, U11UCI
ot certain conductors of the press, to porch or tree, have disr.r,nrd of th
L I 4Y A I . . W I ft f ..
uiusi me reputation ol every, man who reigning political topic; or mayhap, the
IS ClCVated tO anv Public Station. I minrhtv mni. lino oil KABn ma,, J
imnr ionH tlio lima. 10 ,-, fo .n...l. : ,
-rt .-..vM . u nut mi uniam 1 ovfiiiciitLicniiiineiice lonearinoeiofiuone
ii'mii-s uji- 1 1 f 1 n 11 u l irv 11 ii uiTiu no "Kiiiinn.imnfich "
r 1 w
thing," (what a picture of a court day!)
which made the Athenian orator The
practices of addresses to the literal and
I I
reai constituency ny every apirant,
brings into trial, very early, all the elo
quence ol the state. The manner of the
best models is in some small decree ner
O 1
petuated. The mere listening to such
men as Patrick Henry, aud John Ran
dolph, cot to mention the living, atords a
I f I .a 1 0
scnooi 01 eloquence to the youth ot the
countrv, and cultivates the taste ol
the oeoole. And then in everv little
group upon yonder green, there is an
ardor 01 conversation on political topics,
which, as leeling rises, approaches to the
. . 4 . .
character ot harangue. I havo never
heared the impassioned conversation o
southern men. in a tavern or bv the vvav
side, without observing the natural ten
o ,
dency to a higher tone of elocution than
would be tolerated in a similar circle at
the north..
YVhether the practice of "whittling," du
ring conversation, nas any connexion
with ease of utterance, is a question too
abstruse for my present cursory investi
gation. The celebrated doctor Rush used
iocosel v to characterize some of hh south
ern students, by their "R-phobia Cacoe-
tries secandi. It may be noted as a token
of the "free-and-easy" of certain courts,
that we have seen advocates whittling
during a defence, and judges whittling
,11 w o
on tne oencn.
- But finally, and most seriously,! trust
no fanatioiam nf a faotion ttt tho north
Will ever so far prevail against theeom
munty, as to interrupt the genial flow
of hospitaity, with which in every indi
vidual case I have knwn, northern man
have been received by the gentlemen o
01a v irginia. a northern man.
UUVKRNMENT op .
T. M. TueufA :. op Missis
Lewis O.GalbWars1SUjifl
Prn, Attorniy
JUDICIARY? yiQtH
John D.
is
A Brigand's Philosophy. "It
because man's law is not God's law tha
1 stand here upon the mountain. Were
laws equal and just there would be few
louna to resist them. While they are
unequal and unjust the poor hearted
I . 1. it1
may suomit and tremble the power
less may yield and suffer; the bold, the
1" .1 ai. . . . .
iree, me strong and determined fall back
. 1 a .
upon the law ol god, and wage war a
cainst tho ininstifft nfmnn. If vnn nnd
r J j WW UI1U
, Baron, (he continued, grovving excited
wun tne neat 01 his argument) were to
stand beiore the court ot human iust.ee
as it is called, pleading the same cause.
accused 01 me same acts, would our
trial be the same, our sentence, our
punishment? No! all would be differ.
ent, and why? because you are Bernard
de uonan, a wealthy Uaron of the land
and I am none. A name would make
the difference, a mere name would brinw
n
the sword on mv head, and leave von rs
unwounded. If so it be. I sav if such
be the world's equity, I set up a retribu
tion for myself: I raise a kingdom in the
r lj
passes of these mountains, a kingdom
wnere an tne privileges oi earth are
reversed. Here, under mv law. the
noble, and the rich, and the nroud are
those that must bow down nnd suffer:
the poor, and the humble, and the good
are those that have protection and
immunity. Go ask in the peasant's cot
tage, visit the good pastor's fireside,
inquire of the shepard inthe mountain or
the farmer on the plains eo. ask them. I
say, if, under tha sword of Corse de Leon,
they loose a sheep from their flock or a
sheaf from their field: cro. ask them if.
when the tyrant of the castle, the law-
I- A A a. a
less tyrant, or me tyrant 01 mo city
the lawful tyrant plunders their nrooertv.
insults their lowliness, grinds the face
of the poor. "or wrinss the heart of the
meek ask them, I say, if there is not
icuiuuHuu iu ub iouna in me mianignt
court Corse de Leon if there is not
punishment and iustice woured forth
even upon the priviledged heads above."
t James1 novel of Uoursc dc Leon.
To lake spots out of silk.-Rub the
spots with r spirits of tnrnentin th!
spirits exhaling carries of! with it the
011.
w
JUDGES OV Rin.. n -
PPFALs.r VYm. L. Shark
uiucr, ana ;
This Court
except what properly belonitli
of Appeals, hi J"?!0
on the first Mondays of Ja? h
July, at Jackson. V Z hH
Chancellor of the s, j
H.'Buckner." Clcrk-R 'Vrt
. The Court of ChancerV h
tion over all pleas and If,18.4
whatsoever confzable in a ?p!l
Equiy, and holds two sessioL an?,,01
commencing on the 3rd Mon 5
Aprd and Octber, for h?Tf,a
D,str,ct?andJanua,yandJula;ja0cg
A GOVERNOR IN A QuANDARr 1
Secretary of the TreM 7
"V
ei
"7 V
nnn f.. i
1. 1 uuoui y OIMissiSSipp which R;
Excellency may think beLg toS
Ireasury ofthe United States. t
letter of instruction to the ReceiS
understood to be based . upon a
from Governor Tucker to the Dei
ment at Washington denying that ,1a
payment of the of the Two Per ft!
Fund to the late Treasurer, Grave,
was authorized bylaw, and leavi
necessary deduction from the premises
that the money which tho Governor
received from Mrs. Graves, as a part of
the two Per Cent. Funds, has no paCe
inthe Treasury of Mississippi, jhe
instructions to the Receiver, are to
receive tho money fron His Excellency
and deposite it in the Branch of the
United States Mint at New Orleansfor
safe keeping, until the legality of the
payment to Graves can 'de fairly
decided upon The Governor ol Mississ
ippi is now in a quandary, not being able
readily to decide what he should do with
the funds which he says are not the proj
erty o( this State,but that of the
United States. These are thetfacts as we
have heard them: we believe them to he
substantially correct. The Governor a
in a sad dilemma, truly. Misrissippian.
' - : .i.
In the Saturday Courier of to-day,
our brother Morris, ot tho Inquirer,
appears with the following real epigram.
We are so well pleased with it, that
although not given to the melting mood,
it has thawed us out, and we have
perpetrated a sort of a reply, which, if
it will servfi no other numose: will
perform the superogatory work of a foil
to set off our neighbor's pleasant peice.
Phil. U. S. Gazette.
NATURE AND ART.
AN EPIGRAM.
When Eve, the first of woman kind,
As Queen of Eden roved,
Her thoughts were free as mountain wind,
And all who saw her loved.
The Eagle scremed a lofty note,
The Lion tossed his mane,
And e'en the Linnet's throat
T -J J. ..t.-Znn strain.
The eye the lip the soul-fraught face,
These won the first of men,
Each movement erave to hie a grace,
To deck the mother of our race
There were on bustles then.
our answer.
CIVILIZATION AND ART.
4M rurnniM.
When Eve through early Eden moved,
And tuned her maiden voice, ,
It was not stramre that Adam
He'd only Hobson's choice. , ,
Bnt when ten girls are found at no ,
With rhnncra for scarce two men
Not .idle grace nor LinneQ .too, .
VVilleachtnftneau;ioiiiaivc..
Each girl must" bustle then.
AMERICAN WOMEN. ,
The women, moreover, are n
handsomer than the men. ; i"
almost uniformly good-iooR. .
greater number are what wu h
-iu : vnnanA nrettv women, ,
is something between go"u .--.-
: JJctmrtlonOI Ufc .
handsome, in me mm u,"Y",.rt t their
ty. This uniformity exten also
figures, which are Very
slender, and of good symyr n j
few aree or stout womcu A
none that we should call maj-.
.i ..,.,! "'ifoirree 01 1 . u
111UID
delicacy, enhanced by tne g6-
ness of coplexion and Wwfa
is particularly characteristic of W
enmles,and the exinw - r .
a. nam
by men, has a tendency -to a
delicacy by making them m steD?e o
others than nug nuCjiingn
class usually are." J

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