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THE DEATH OF LEONIDAS.
It was the wild midnigM, A storm was on tho sky; The liRhtnin gave its liehi. And the thunder echoed by. The torrent swept the gleii, The ocean lash'd the shore; Then rose the Spartan man, To make their bed in gore! Swift from the deluged ground. Three hundred took the shield; , Then, silent, gather'd round The leader of the field. He spoke no warrior word He bade no trumpet blow, But the signal thunder roar'd, And they rush'd upon the foe, The fiery element Show'd with one mighty gleam, Rampart and flag, and tent, Like the spectres of a dream. All up the mountain side All down the woody vale, All by the rolling tide Waved the Tersian banners pale. And King Lconidas, Among the slumbering band, 8prang foremost from the pass, Like the lightning's living brand, Then double darkness fell, And the forest ceased its moans But there came a clash of steel, And a distant dying groan. Anon, a trumpet blew, And a fiery sheet bnrst high, , That o'er the midnight threw , - A blood'Ted canopy, A host glared on the hill A host glared by the bay, But the Greeks rush'd onward still, Like leopards in their play. The air was all a yell, And the earth was all a flame, Where the Spartan's bloody steel On the silken turbans came. And still the Greek rush'd on Beneath the fiery fold, Till like a rising sun, Shone Xerxes' tent of gold. They found a royal feast, His midnight banquet, there! And the treasures of the east Lay beneath the Doric spear. Then sat to the repast The bravest of the brave! That feast mnst be their last That spot must be their grave. Tbey pledged old Spartan's name In cups of Syrian wine, And the warrior's deathless fame Was sung in strains divine. They took therose-wreath'd lyres rrom eunucn ana trom yiarpj And taught the lanquid wires The sounds that freedom gave." But now the morning star , Drown'd Eta's twilight brow, . And the Persian horn of war, ' From the hills began tobjow, Up rose the glorious rank, To Greece one cup pour'd high Then hand in hand, they drank "To immortality!" Fear on King Xerxes fell,1 . When, like spirits from the tomb, With shout and trumpet-knell, He saw the warriors come. But dawn swept all his power, With chariot and wiih charge; Down with the arrowy shower, Till sank the Dorian's targe. They march'd within the tent, - With all their strength unstrung; To Greece one look they sent, '' Then on high their torches flung. To heaven the blaze uproll'd, Like a mighty altar fire; ! And the Persian's gems and gold Were the Grecian's funeral pyre. Their King sat on his throne, His captain by his side ' While the flame rush'd roaring on And their paeans loud replied! Thus fought the Greek of old Thus will he fight agaiu! , "fchall not ths selfsame mould Bring forth the selfsame men! ' " , AN ADVENTURE. Trot or eallop you darned laxy mare you arc so darned lazy a mare you are so lazy that it'a walk down the hill, walk up tne nui, ami w,u mo rround it' walk no trot no gall-p. or can,er and I have a long journey b ore me, and nobody to talk' to except my old hiy mare, and, by golly, she WUH OHO"" . t Ys I do. said the horse, turning ner head and casting a side glance at her master. Oh my gosh! exclaimed the itinerant Yankee pedlar, giving the remg a jerk which caused the animal to make a dead halt with the exclamation of "dan? it Vienrl do be casv! 1 ' - . . . . . .. Oh! my golly, I'll be darned wnai a that! . " .' The voice of the beast, replied the marc. Well. I'll swan to man! exclaimed the pedlar, leaning from his vehicle, it's tne voice oi me qcvh i , Give me some oats, said the horse. Well. I snieeers if that ain't good- she had a half peck at the last place. . a II 1 Oats, or I'll k ck the carryau into nieces. . . . 1. -J T I'll thrasn you H you ao, sam juh- than. " Try it, and I'll kick you after your wan-on. . The frightened Yankee at this last word of the horse crew faint at heart and turnintr to run, bolted right into the arms of a straneer. who cried, whither so fast, my friend? The pedlar looked into the face of the stranger and exclaim ed, well, I'll be darned to tarnation! what a fool you made of me, Wyman? It was "VVyuian, the ventriloquist, whom the pedlar knew, and who was travelling the same road. This occur red near North Adams. Mass., a few years ago. . . PATRioTic.-"Mother said an urchin, one day in May, how long is it before the 4th of July?" "Six weeks from to-morrow," was the reply. I'll be darned if I'll wait," says Bob; "give me my crackers and I'll fire 'em off now." Slick' says he is acquainted with a man whose hair is so red and luminous, that his wife frequently starts up at mid night, and imagines that it is sunrise, such a blazing halo does his head shed round the room. "Love your Enemies. Father should we loue our enemies?' Certainly chad, the book tells us to, Then of course father, we must love the devil, upon these questions, we propose to publish a uemocrauc journal nwii, which will be ardent and uncompromi sing in the support of the principles of Democracy, and will advocate the elec tion o( JAMES K. POLK zni GEO. M. DALLAS. ' Pullv aware of the arduous underta king, and of the responsibility devolving upon us, we will enter upon the duties determined to leave notning unuone wia would , recommend our Journal to the Democracy of Noxubee, and hoping that they will come unreservedly to our biu, we will issue the nrstnumoer oi our pa per on Thursday, the 4th day of July. Macon, Miss., June Z4in, to. IVrtnsimmmThe Jeffersonian wil- be issued everv Thursday morning, upl t . - , on a Suner-Royal sheet, and torwaraea to subscribers at Three Dollar t per an- advanre The Dollar lofoes A NEW PAPER FOR THE CANVASS. num, in for he is our to bed child!' A Western writer thus eives vent to lis indignation in Khakspearean style "lie who steals my purse steals trash, But he who borrows my umbere.il and don t return it drat him? KEEPING AN EYE. "Will you keep an eye otyny horse jny son wmic 1 step in and get a drmk? "Yes sir." . Stranger goes in, and gets his drink comes out and finds his horse missing. liWIiar'i mv linrcn tint,?" "He's run'd away, sir," "Didn't I tell you to take care of him you young scamp?" ; "No sir.' you tcll'd mo to keep an eye ; on him, and I did, till he got clean out 0' Sight." . . J ::''V'',; ,r: A Physician, passing by a stone cut ter " bawled out to him,1 "Good morn ing Mr. W.; hard at work I see. You finish your grave-stones as far as In me mory of,' and then you wait I suppose' tosee who wants a monument?" "Why yes, replied tho old man; resting for a moment on his mallet, "unless some body is sick, and you dodering him, and then I keep right on." greatest enemy!' 'Go A coquette, is said incarnation of Cupid. keeps her beau m a him ont!" to be a perfect Cos vy? She quiver. , "Turn PROPOSALS For Publishing in the town of Macon Noxubee County, Mississippi, a Democratic Newspaper, to be entitled the JEFFERSONIAN, R, JACOBS, EDITOR, The importance of establishing Democratic press in every part of the country, to advocate and uphold our principles, and to keep prosent to the minds of the people the political subjects mat agitate tne country, as well as also to keep them advised at an early day upon all important news, both Foreign and Domestic, is so freely admitted that we deem it unnecessary to rehearse any of the advantages and benefits accruing ironi it. ounice u to say tnat the in telligence of the people, is the basis upon which rest the permanency of our Government, and the prosperity of our Republic; and that the press is the onlv efficient means to be employed in that general diffusion of knowledge, neces sary to enable every man to cast his vote according to the best interests of his country, and prepare him to guard the cnensnea principles ol democracy a gainst every encroachment of Federa power and monopoly. The crisis has now come when every man is awakened to the consideration of a correct exercise of that sovereign right by which we will shortly elevate one of our citizens to the office of Chief Magistrate of the nation; and that this right may be the more correctly exercised, the principles of each candidate before the people must be well weighed, and their effect upon the country, if adopted, duly consider ed. To this great end, that the people may have all the advantages to be deriv ed trom the light of more full informa tion upon the political questions of the day, and of the bearings they may have upon the welfare H of the country, and also the different views of the candidates PROSPECTUS "YOUNG HICKORY." Under the above title, the undersigned proposes to publish a cheap paper, to aid the Democracy in their struggle of success of Pom and Dallas. The paper will be published once a week for six months, at the low rate of One Dollar. It will not on ly contain every thing, original nnd selec ted, which the editor can command, to rally and unite our friends in the great contest for principles in which we are now engag ed; and to explain, enforce, and, if possiale, those tirinciDles triumphant. Our party has just passed through one of its trying ordeals. Self-denial, concession, and the spirit of harmony, governed and con trolled the agents appointed to select can didates for the Presidency and Vice-Presidency. Individual preferences were given up, personal attachments surreudered, long cherished hopes abandoned, every thing conceded bnt priuciple, in order to ensnre unanimity and harmony of action. Patri otic devotion to principles enabled them to select men, 'without fear or reproach' tal ented, honest, capable faithful to the Con stitution, and faithful to the best interests of the country. The people have every where hailed tne nominations with enthu siastic approval. The Republican party is, at this moment, more united and harmoni ous than it has been for many years; and, in tendering 'Young Hickory' to our friends, we assure them that it shall do soldier's service in sustaining our cause, illustrating and euforcing our principles, and in doing its utmost to ensure the election oi roi i and Dallas. We shall not only have the services ot those who have heretofore written for the Spectator, but other aid from some of the noblest spirits and best intellects of the country, ll uoq spares us, we mean to make the paper worthy ot the commence and support of our party, and worthy of the dignity and importance of the glorious cause in which we are engaged. At the conclusion of the series, we will publish an extra number, containing all the pWtinn returns, and an index to the whole. We respectfully invoke tne aid oi our friends, and the friends of the cause, in giv ing publicity to our prospectus, and shall be haDDY to furnish conies to tnose wno wilt give them circulation. To encourage the formation of clubs, we will send to one addreis six copies for five dollars, thirteen copies for ten dollars, and twenty copies for fifteen dollars. Payment may be transmitted by mail, postage paid at our risk. By a rule of the General Post Office, Postmasters are per nutted to frank letters, written by them selves, containing money for subscriptions The notes of any bank, current where subscriber resides, will be recerved by us at par. No attention will be paid to any or. der unless tne money accompanies it. JOHN HEART. Notice. T ETTER8 of Administration on the Es tate of William P. Chiles, dee'd, having oeen granted to the undersigned by the honorable Probate Court of Noxubee Coun ty, on the 5th day . of August 1844. all per sons maeDiea to tne estate are requested to come forward and make payment, and all those to whom the Estate may be indebted. are required to present their claims duly authenticated, within the time prescribed py iaw, or payment ol the same will be for ever barred. A. W. DABNEY, ; Aug. 6, 1844-5-6t Administrator. Ranger's Notice. WAS taken up by Jacob Shipman, on the 18th day of June, 1844, a Bay Mare, supposed to be 4 years old the past Spring, light bay, with both fore feet white, a 6mall white spot on the right hind foot and a star in the forehead. Appraised at $40. The dwner of the above described animal is requested to come forward, prove proper ty, pay charges and take it away, or it will be sold as the law directs. D D ROBERTSON, Ranger Noxubee co.Mi. Sept 21, 1844-1 l-3t Ranger's Notice. "VAS ,aken up by Henry Sims, . "., on the 24th day of September, 1844, A BRINDLE STEER. , , With white back and belly, marked with a smooth crop and onderbit in the right ear, and a swallow fork in the left, 5 years old. Appraised at $8. TWO RED STEERS. Marked with a smooth crop and underbit in the right ear, and a swallow fork in the left. 4 years old, . :; ; Appraised at $8 each. . DD ROBERTSON, Ranger Noxubee co. Mi. Sept, 28, 1844.12-3t i WE resume the publication of our cheap paper for the Presidential election, cheered by the strongest hopes of a glorious result Nothing is wamingio insure w to the Democratic party in the coming con test, but a united effort on the nomination of the Democratic Convention at Baltimore, The Federal party have met with nothing but disaster and defeat wherever the Dem ocratic party have been united, since the eyes of the nation were opened by the mon strous measures urged by Mr, Clay, as a dictator in Congress, the man who is again presented to the nation as an executive dictator to the country. In no State of the Union, except Rhode Island, has federalism achieved success since 1840, except where divisions in the Democratic party, in regard to their favorite presidential candidates, have paralysed its efforts, and suppressed its full sunraee at tne pons, ii is aionc uu our discontents, and divisions about favor ites, that federalism couuts. Can itrudulge the hope that now, when its moustrous vis ace is fully unmasked, the true-hearted, in telligent, resolute people of this country, who have alwavs hated tyranny in every form, will embrace it! Is a national bank, the crowning object of all Mr. Clay s de sisns. iust at the moment when the dissolu tion of the last oppressor of this sort has maue maniiesi us cun ujuiuu, in auuimnu. ble abuses, its attempts to suppress free suf frage, its success in polluting the legislation of the country Mate ana .National, mierier ence with the elctions, and utter prostitution, through its means, of the fundamental sup port of free institutions, is such an incor porated government now to meet the favor of such a peoplel Is a national debt, to bolster up such a bank, and support the go vernment here in defiance of the popular will, as it does in England, already origina ted by Mr. Clay during his short reign in the coonskin Congress, calculated to give him the suffrages of the nation for the pre sidency! Is the dishonest, fraudulent, and exorbitant tariff of Mr. Clay's Congress, levying taxes upon the people for the neces saries of life, 100 per cent, beyond the re venue duty, for the benefit of the overgrown capitalists, likely to promote his further po litical advancement! Is his distribution law, wasting the proceeds of the pub ic do main, provided by our revolutionary fathers as a sacred fund for the defence of our Re public, and gradually to be extended as homes for actual settlers as our population emands. after being condemned by the peo ple, suddenly to increase the popularity of the author oi me neiarious scneme, wuicn he himself denounced in the earlier and better davs of his political career! In his bankrupt act, violating the obligation of contracts, stripping one man of his proper ty to give it to another, wno nao, Deirayea his coufidence thus extinguishing the very idea of justice in the popular mind, and makine government itsell the pander to everv snecies ot iniquity, perjury, ana fraud likelv to promote his success! In word, what is there in all Mr. Uay's rmncioles and measures, developed in 1. ions; course oi aruui management, wnicn has at everv step fallen under the ban of the people, to recommend him to a station which will enable him to bring upon these devoted heads a visitation ot all pis ac cursed measures at once! There is not one great feature in his policy that is not stamped indelibly witn aristocracy, war upon the many for the benefit of the few, extortion from the poor for the advantage of the rich, oppression of the weak to give power to the strong, are the most striking characteristic of Mr. Clay's policy. He looks to the powerful, rich, the artful asso ciations composed of the non-producing classes, to overwhelm, by concerted efforts, the great masses of the country, and give him the power to make them a spoil. Se duction, delusion, persuasion, mixed with overbearing authority, will all be employed to make those of our countrymen who look only to government for protection, consign it to the hands of a man who wil muke it what government has always been else wherethe means of the subjugation of the honest multitude to the yoke of the art ful and interested few. We do not believe that the independent and intelligent spirit of this country is yet prepared for such a change. And so believing, we look to the result of the November election as another great triumph of the cause of the democra cy in this country. To promote this result, we revive the publication of our cheap pe riodical paper. And to increase its effica cy, we propose to publish it twice instead of once a week, at the same price as formerly. We propose, too, to add to its strength by inducing the ablest, and wisest, and best men of our country to contribute to its columns. Our whole heart and mind, from the first hour of its appearance, shall be devoted to give it interest and usefulness and, with God's blessing, we trust it will render some service to our country. ' The publication will commence with the proceedings and address of the Baltimore Democratic Convention. It will embrace all the important discussions during the canvass, and conclude by summing up its results, giving the votes for the presiden tial candidates in every State in the Union. It will, in one word, be a brief history of the eventful period it embraces; and, as it will have an index for easy reference, will make a volume worthy of preservation. TERMsJ. 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