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POETIIY. From the Boston Daily Bulletin THE DAUGHTER OF THE WEST They tell me of that mighty land Across the mighty sea; They say that nature' works are grand, America, in thee. The Fore deep, the Prairie wild, Whose undulating- sod Is yet by human hands untoil'd, The mighty woik of God The torrent whose impetuous fall Hath never known a rest, And then they praise above these all, The Daughters of the West. They name the chief with dauntless brow, And Indian dignit-, Who stalks beneath the forest bough, In true nobility; OnWorious trophies, too, they tel', On plains of crimson won, Where first the wreath of Britain foil, It fe i but to her Son.' And yet the theme they sing of most, With kindling eye and breast, Is one, their country's pride and boast, The Daughters of the West. My fancy yearns to wander through The scenes of grandeur there, But most of nil I sigh to view Those maids so passing fair. Long may they be their country's pride And may her sons deserve To find in each a gent'e bride Whose heart can never swerve; May Heav'n protect them from all harm, And may they ever be b'est With constant love, life's brightest charm, The Daughters of the West. GOOD BYE! Farewell! farewell! is often heard From the lips of those who part; 'Tis a whispered tone 'tis a gent'e word, But it springs not from the heart. It may serve for the lover's closing lay, To be sung 'neath a summer's sky; Hut give me the lips that say The honest words '-Good bye!" Adieu! adieu! may greet the ear, In the guise of a courtly speech; Bu when we leave the kind and dear, 'Tis not what the soul would teach. Whenever we grasp the hands of those Wc would have forever nigh, The flame of friendship bursts and glows, In the warm, frank words "Good bye!" The mother sending forth he child To meet with cares and strife, -Breaths thro' her tear, her doubts and fears, For the loved one's future life. No co'd "adieu," no "farewell," lives Within her closing sigh; But the deepest sob of anguish gives ' God bless thee, boy! Good bye!" Go, watch the pale and dying one, When the glance has lost its beam When the brow is cold as the marble stone, And the world is as a passing dream; And the last pressure of the hand, The look of the closing eye, Yield what the heart must understand, ,.,if nci.lfl fnr Miaritv. and one half 1U1U Ullt ! j for a rainy day. 'Secondly: That you have gone too much upon credit. I always told you credit was a shadow; it shows there is substance be hind which casts the shadows; and no wise man will follow any farther than lie can see the substance. You may no learn tha you have followed the opinion and fashion of others, until you have been decoyed into a bo. too ea- A long a last "Good bye! Uncle Benjamin's Sermon. Not many vcars afro I heard uncle Henjamin discus sing- this matter to his son, who was com plaining of the pressure. 'ltelv unon it, Henry,' said the old man, as he leaned on his staff, with his grey locks flowing in the breeze of a May morning, 'murmuring pays no bills.' I have been an observer any time these fifty years, and I never saw a man helped out of a hole by cursing his horse. Be as quiet as you can, for nothing will go under a moving harrow, and discontent harrows the mind. Matters are bad, I acknowledge, but no ulcer is any better for fingering. The more you groan the poorer you grow. 'Repining at Iofscs is only putting paper into a sore eye. Crops will fail on all soils, and we may ne maiiMUi vaai wu j.-.w n famine. Besides, I always took notice that whenever I felt the rod pretty smartly it was as much as to say, "there is something- which you have got to learn." Henry, don't for get that your schooling is not over yet, though you have a wife and two children.' Ay,' cried Henry, 'you may say that and a mother-in-law. and two apprentices into the barcain, and I should like to know what n nnnr m:m ran learn here, when the great st scholars andlawvers are at logerheads, and can't for their lives toll what has becomo of the hard money.' finftlv. Hrnrv. I am older than vou, I have not pot these frrev hairs and this crook prl hsick without some burdens. I could tell you stories of the days of continental money, when my grandmotner usea 10 sum a sumy box with bills to pay for a yearling or a wheat fan, and when the Jersey women used thorns for pins, and laid their teapots away in the garret. You wish to know what you can learn? You may learn these seven things. First: That you have saved too little and spent too much. I never taught you to be a miser, but I have seen you giving- your d-jllan for a 'notion' when you might have 'Thirdly: That you have been in imiMi Imsto tn lireomc rich. Slow and sy wins the race. Fourthly: That no course of life can be depended upon as always prosperous. I am afraid the younger race of workingmen in America have had a notion that nobody would go to ruin on this side of the water. Providence lias greatly blessed us, but we have become presumtuous. Fifthly: That you have not been thank ful enough to God for his benefits in past times. Sixthly: That you may be thankful our lot is no worse. We might have famine or pestilence, or war, or, tyranny, or all to gether. And lastly, to end my sermon you may learn to offer, with more understanding, the prayer of your infancy, 'Give us this day our daily bread.' The old man ceased, and Henry put on his apron, and told Dick to blow away at the forgc-bcllows. A Fact and a Lesson Circumstantial Evidence. 'The experience of every day teaches us that however strong they may be, no man should be condemned on the evidence of circumstances alone. Some facts came to our knowledge a few days since, bearing on this point: One of our merchants of the first standing, in settling at the desk an account with a gentleman from the country, paid him a bout four hundred dollars in bills, which were received and counted by the stranger. The business was adjusted, he placed his pocket-book in his pocket, and left the count ing-room. In an nour or two the gentleman returned and stated that he had lost the money, although he was confident that he had placed it in his pocket-book. He had taken the book out but in one place after he lett the store, and then discovered that the money was missing. The merchant was surprised, and told him he must have lost it elsewhere, as he was confident the money had been received by the stranger. The suffering man now opened his pocket-book to exhibit its emptiness the merchant made a like exhibition of his, and both were re nlaced. The looser now declared thnt h had lost the money in the store, for he could not have lost it elsewhere, and he would not depart until he found it. Again his pocket- book was opened to show where he usually placed his money, on the left side of the book and the merchant again opened his", and remarked that he commonly kept his on the opposite side. Hut what was the mer chant's consternation on then discovering on the left side of his own book the identical bills which had been lest! He regarded himself in the eyes of the stranger as a knave and a swindler and had the stranger by legal search found the bills thus in his possession, he would have been proven such, if the strongest circum stantial evidence could have been received. Their surprises was happily removed on recollecting that when adjusting their ac count, both parties had taking out their pock et-books (which were of similar appearance,) and taut tnem on tnc ucbk. i nat tor ac cess to the books they changed possition that when the money was paid, the stranger placed it in the pocket-book laying before him. To give a receipt he removed to his first position at the desk, and then took up his own empty pocket-book. This illustrates the principle that circum stantial evidence should never be received as conclusive testimony and it is also warning ol the danger of ever laying down a pocket-book. I here is one other point wnicn should not be overlooked the impor tance of a good reputation to a business man POT llTwloi" or, 5rvirn.f "y.r-llppljgjj of C1T" mmstances, a man who had .... j uicions of knavery would have found it dif- . . . . . ficult to convince a sfanger that his own money came honestly into another man s pocket-book. Mike U alsh Triumphant. 'VUe New York American of the 11th inst., says: A triumphant entry was made by the no tprl Mike Walsh into the citv to-day. Hia sentence of imprisonment at Black well's Is land having expired lie was met by a coach and four, two companies of firemen, with banners and music, and numerous citizens, and so escorted from the prison to the office of the Subterranean. Going into Partnership. A western man, who, for aught we know to the con trary, might have been from the Devil's Fork or the Arkansas, was treading the up per deck of a steamer, with measured strides, on which, chained to a post, almost in his path, was an ugly ill-natured curr, who, as the man passed, would show his teeth, and snap at him. 'Stranger.' Says he, at last, when his patience was exhausted, 'I should like to own an interest in this here dorr; if I didn't shoot my share of him darn my eyes.' Loafers. 'Different nations have differ ent kinds of loafers. The Itallian loafer spends his time in sleeping the Turkish loafer in dreaming the Spanish in praying the French in laughing the English in swearing the Russian in gambling the German in drinking, and the American in talking politics. Which of these different kinds of loafing i3 the most destructive to morality?' Wife Lost. country editor publishes the following advertisement. It is a literary curiosity of the first water: Where as elysabeth lckapog my wife has left my bed and bord and who so ever will bring her back shall be sutybely rewarded be it more or less she had when she left chesnut cullared hare and purple peepers lite skin shose of a small size fined her du or her mother will be extracted age 23 yoorycr lckapofr if you can find out any thing about send letur to wickasaw ioer she went away the 9 of nowember 1813 befere she was marrid her name was clys beth hill the daughther of ebeneza hill and fanny hill of kankerorgus An Illinois Wedding. "Will you take this woman to be your wedded wife? ask ed a magistrate who was placing the indis soluble knot of matrimony on a couple mu tually attached to one another. "Wall, I swar, squire," said the groom, a wolfish-looking customer, "you must be a darn green 'un to ax such a question as that ar. Do you think I'd be sich a plagy fool, old feller, as to go to the bare hunt, and take thiR 5-al frnm t.hft ami'inff -nli. if I was not conscriptiously sartain. and determined to have her? Drive on with-your bizzinesa, and ax no more d tl foolish questions." An Irishman was sent to put a letter in the post office directed to a lady! He brought it back, 'bad luck to them post offices, ye honor,' said he, 'this letter won't go.' 'Won't go: 'Divil a bit. 1 he dirthy spalpeens have got a place for letthcrs for mails, but sor row a one is there for the females.'' hi the i British steamers almost invariably ar- rive at the end or beginning oi me weeic, me Messenger, which goes to' press on Wednesday, has the Exclusive Advantage oi we iuiu..6u.vC t.miirrrit ViV ttlPYTl. Report Of aU tne important i rocun yj Cnntrrrss. and iht dlterent Mate ArtJiurt,ic fully recorded by regular Correspondents cm ployed for that purpose. ihe literary i;oiiiriouiors w uic .mccii', either in Poetry or Prose, are among the ablest and most talented writer in the country. 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SOUTHERN DAILY an uiai uuuiuvi iu me southern I) former will be issued the first dav nf ,u M It will appear regularly during tK. t.l the session, and be continued for one n, wim i ter the adjournment of both branches, .Lh 11 nor OUR NEXT VOLUME. Premiums from 2 G, 10, 10 up to 50 MfollarslFor New Clubs, General Jackson. A writer in a late number of the Baltimore American, a rank whig journal, in reference to the refunding ot ucneral Jackson s nnc, denominates n a mere elcctioneerinir expedient to aid Mr. Van Buren; and adds that a hundred million of dollars would not repay all the injury the General has done to the country, and it would be well if a mantle of oblivion could be thrown over all his acts! Yes, all his acts! and we doubt not the same miserable scribbler would be glad if not one of the ucneral s clortous acts had been achieved; if the victory of the 8th of January had never been gained, and if the British invaders had been suffered to take quiet possession of the mouths of the Mis sissippi and keep them till this day and still" worse, if President Jackson had been foiled in his endeavors to crush the United States Bank and libirate his countrymen from the degrading yoke of ehinplastcr pow er. X, 0. Courier. $500 in PRIZES for Literary Contributions! The PAMGOXof NEWSPAPERS! The Original Dollar Weekly! The Cheapest, Neatest, and Most Popular Fami ly News Journals ever Published in Philadelphia, .Alexander's Express Messenger Is universally known in every section of the U. States as the Original and Only Successful Dol lar Newspaper established here or elsewhere. It contains all the advantages and objects of a Literary, Scientific, Moral, Mercantile and Agri cultural Journalf aud the pub'isher deems it unnecessary at this time, to go into a lengthen ed recital of its numerous peculiar and popular chmatSCiW.clj, hay so extensively re phia City and County, u.. in Phiadel- Pennsylvania, and every other&uA.the State of on. Its course has a'ways been Neulrul'in ITew tics, and free from Sccfaria?iism in Religion, and whether considered in reference to the Richly Varied and Valuable contents of its columns, so expressly adapted to the Wants of all Classes, or it" moral iniluence in advocating the interest of the rising generation, it wi'l be conceded on all hands that it is the Cheapest and Best, and Must deserving Popular lhicouraaemr.nl and Support of any of its City Weekly contemporaries. Alexander Express Messenger Was established seven years ago by its present proprietor, who projected and founded those successful publications: 'The Saturday Eve ning Post,' 'Godey's Lady's Book,' 'Graham's Magazine,' 'The Saturday Courier,' and 'The Dai'y Chronicle.' None of these, however, ever arrived at so ereat a Popularity and Circuia tion as has attended the Messenger during the whole period of its existence, fully corrobora ting the often repeated opinions of all the coun try editors with whom it has an exchange, that "1 he Messenger is the Paragon of the Philadel phia Weekly Press. ALEXANDERS EXPRESS MESSENGER Furnishes recutarlv. the Fullest and Earliest di. gpitedcompendof Domcjtic and Foreign News. Premiums for new Subscribers! 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Persons wishing to transmit, will, therefore, when it can be done, write just what they want the Postmaster to say for them; by so doing he will only have the trouble of signing. Postmasters will take care to endorse their names on the outside also the word "free" can be written by any one, and is of no use in franking a letter. Unless the Postage is paid, no letters are taken from the Post Oflice. A LIBERAL OFFER TO COUN TRY EDITORS! Every Newspaper Publisher in the United States who will insert the above advertisement two or three times, shall be furnished regularly with the Daily Chronicle for one year, in ex change for theirs, which will afford them the best method of obtaining the earliest intelli gence from a'l parts of the world, to servo to their Tatrons. . Send paper Marked. gislatnre making three month, . " ineM will contain full and correct report, 0f I proceedings of both Houses report- ,u oils committees all the important bui duced and passedthe Executive m,JZ 1ntlI reports of the State Officers with 3f-$ speeches in full, of the member, on ev. .i portant subject. In addition to the nropV j ot our etate liegislature, it will "I faithful synopsis of all the important dZ of Congress, and other transacuons at the p a J ai uovprnmpnt. The Daily Reformer will record all fl,, I ting news ot the South, and the Union.!.' 1 strarts nf the. r.nttnn nH nrmln.. 5'ea parties the latest foreign intelligenceilj wnaievor may vk ui auvamage or profit! I Various important measures will Homo.,.. J attention of the ensuing session. Amone 3 most prominent, are Our debts txptS and income State Districting svstemJL)... public trust banks public education ,! changes in the judiciary amendment of Cm J ......... j. . 9J, Hiuicnon ft) d cuit Courts Penitentiary systemconipletionl the Rail Road from the ci'ty of Jackson to if Alabama line. These, with many other equal rtn (nil a uilKint Will flnm. I - P . imujiuiiiit ouv-jv-v.u, ..... vuuiG ,j"iore the hi pie's representatives for searching investie-ati and enlarged discussion, and final action se ousiy affecting the interests of Mississippi a VBrampnt nl Pltl7PnS. 1 In view of the solicitude of the peoDle tn nformed of the progress of these vital mpauJ i. . r i. i 1 oi orare rrjorm, wc iiayc secured me service! Jou! Marshall, Esq., a young gentleman qualified for the task, to report the proceediJ of the Legislature, ana also the speeches of members. We have also engaged the valua aid of Col. C. A. Uhadfobh, late editor of I Southern Tribune, as our Reporter at the seal the general government. I The ensuing session wil' be of a charad not exceeded in importance since the orean tion of our State Whether losers or gained pecuniary reward, if we shall accomplish! desideratum so long desired, of diffusing ami the people, ana rendering them laminar with acts and conduct of their representatives, shall be satisfied. Relying upon the intelligeJ of the democratic party, ana the liberality of I citizens of our State, generally, we are confidi that our labors will be abundantly apprecial We have established the Southern WetUvl former on a permanent basis and made the i " r. . " A :j 1 4 01 jacKSon our permaiirm resilience, ana mvi of the future, we know that an unfaltering si port ot democratic principles, will obtain for unsought and unasked the permanent rtt and esteem cl the party. At the present era of our history, the peo of the United States have before them matt of stupendous national interest, involving prosperity, nay, existence of republican instf lions. Uongress wilt be asKeu to admit lef into the Uuion to repeal the tann and disi bution clause to assume the debts ct the Si, to adopt some plan oi collecting anddisti ing the Nation's revenue. Our foreign inl course especially with Ureat Untain,ilH source of intense interest. In a short time must know the political preferences of the mocracy in regard to a presidential candidal the convention of the Mates will give usi probable result ol the national convention, ny of the free and en ightened democraticp have raised the standard of some great deferi of their principles. They are so manytribi due virtuous, generous benefactors of theren lie. We have unfur ed our banner, and uj its folds may be read the glorious ume-hona names of Calhoun and WooniiiiKT. Hisl reveals their lives without reproach, and tl acts, the country s. I lie national convent according to democratic usuage, will procli the final choice. May it be our favorite i it be the pure-hearted, honest aud unwavet democrat of the south but on whose head sot it may fall, that choice will meet our apprt and receive our honest and zealous suppor Under no circumstances will our ardor coo' spirits droop, in favor of the will of the de cratic party. Be our caudidate Calhoch, o: it Van Bi hf.. time shall show that wt war fur men, but are willing to lay down every thf without the leelings ot sacrifice, Jormgooi the democracy of the Union. j We invite the co-operation of our menai all parts of the state, and the south, in oilrj sent enterprise. For the small sum ot i Dollars they will obtain a far more ampl complete detail of the proceedings of the s Legislature than the whole volume of prii reports, and the difiusion of correct iuforma unon state and national nuestions ereatlj 1'ecting the opinions and decisions of the Ai ican people. I We especially solicit the support of our 1 chants, and others, iu the city of JacAson, inl way of advertisements. The facilities anal nortant advantages instil tin a to a)) e.l3!t'i I r . . a daily issue, must be apparent to every mi gent and business man. Every citiW I feel a deep interest in the character and incr ed prosperity of our favohkii citi. "e more willing to contribute our share towarc npprtinnlivtinipn nf tVincn nrrpnt nhiPClS! flllU Ill ' I "II .. . VI 1 1 V. HVl I . J . '-l.re that the advantages shall oe ii i lie intiv.. 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