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A POLITICAL, LITERARY , AGRICULT
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PORT GlliSOX, CLAIBORNE tOiJMTï, MISS., WE I>\ ES DAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1852.
Volume 2.
Knmher 6.
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COMMCNICAVLP.
An O'er True Tale.
«V ANTOINETTE.
It ;< with feelings of pride that we recount
following oaourretwen of some ten or
years since, shewing as they do the
,i ic and Icncvolcnt hearts of our Southern
and having had for their field of action
irons of this beautiful town. Here iu
be env
I,:, unie " nook in the greenwood," apart
,. , m tlio trammels and strife of tho busy
observe the development of the
irid. we can
heart, in its various forms. Dwelling
uu from the temptations of crowded
•v: where the gratification of self is the
: I lied object—unrestrained by the arbitrary
...'s of fashionable life, the heart is left but
tin* play of the most generous aud noble
discs of our nature. No petty jealousies*
of display, no hoarded wrongs nor
•rifos intrude their hideous features to dis
p :
u*ve
hub the harmony. Here answercth face to
Lv, and heart respondeth to heart. Peace
Ll contentment reign, and union is our
Ltcliword. Though we might tie found dc
lent in the requirements of a Count D Os
plead not guilty to those of a Clics
rtkld! Who would exchange the «ative
unies of the violet, for the gaudious exotic,
arying the eye with its brightness, while it
viole- no fragrance !
It vr.- hi eighteen hundred and thirty nine
* .1 f >r tv, that our female Academy was most
I When it could boast of having
.a . ' ,'\ t» n hundred gay and light hcar
( 1 -,'rk in eager pursuit of knowledge with
: v. we
l
I who duriug hours of rccrc
in its wall#, an
ititiii, in -pite of sundry admonitions from
hn-e in authority, would make thc hills aud
und again with their happy voices.
Hu re arc many here, now staid and dignified
• "liters, who have mingled in these scenes,
■I I ran revert to them with pleasure.
V. Was gladdening the earth with its
- and {lowers, the hills and valley« smiling
. nl.. iVSO
f it - regenerating influence, and all look
kwitchiugly inviting for a walk, to our
ify heroines! liaviug concluded their
.lions, and the usual singing lesson, per- j
The bounding !
• i i-hing tbr bonnets, and thc delight ex
J on each oomitoiiance, can better be
was given for a walk.
l ined, than described. Sweet girlhood,
tvs free from care ! ' All ready,' they star
1. In detached companies, they pursued
. nt directions, thc one ia which we are
1 art. u'.nrlv interested, going towards the city
L bad. This baud was coiiqxjscd of a
j : . B girls, a number of whom, presented as
I tty faces as could bo desired, while others,
li. v't not o fair to look npon, were to be com
I i for amiable qualities, and precocious
Kiiads.
I Among the older girls of thc school, were
l v. d, Lmuty, grace, and intelligence, in no
irditmry de »ree, and it required very active
r'.'llnuec on the part of (hc instructors, to
I ;;v.-s ihm« nature's vanity aud coquetry,
I. it !. •! ; prove how unsuccessful they were,
liven Cupid was so daring as to enter thise
mgast limite, and aim his missiles at thc
irts of some of thc unsnspecting girls—
>Jt how shockingly we are telling talos out of
-V ioijiortr, le temp est juissic.
< hie party wended its way along the banks
the beautiful bayou, which, with its nu.
mus branches so gracefully encircles our
|Hiort. All nature teemed with beauty ; and
ivh. il all without is lovely, and thc senses
are so closely united with the soul, thc bosom
must necessarily warm with life and joy, and
receive thc impress of beauty with which all
pround ia stamped. Bright faces, aud glad
I 'mica betokened their perfect happiness.—
rl'he lair ladies in charge of tho fairer girls,
kvero joined iu this rumble, by two " lords of
kreatioH," whoso admiratiou for them
nude yc ry mauifest, at tho same time that
By glance«, aud mcauing smiles were inter
changed with tliopc roguish creatures in thc
roar. We dislike thus to oxposc those strat
pleins of love, but we must record, that though
those intruders were apparently admirers of
the guardian dcsmoiscllcs, they were in rcali
ly, accepted lovers of two of younger ladies
cf tho company ! Thc strict rules of the
school, of course prventod any public demon
stration of interest, and consequently any
communication was thc result of artifioo in
outwitting the said ladies; and boing so well
pleased themselves, tho said lords were
lulled to prosecute their plans to tho letter,
und were closely observed !
scandal, fur perhaps their reflections were
similar to those of thc milkmaid, and had
they been asked, thoir reply would have
been negatived !
Thc band first alluded to, prococded in the
direction we bavo mentioned, and uftor a long
und profitable ooimnunieaition with those silent
monitors, thc tombs, they began to retrace
their steps. In the valley, under the neHer
of a larp; 0 id oa ] tf a shanty had been erected
Ur auine temporary purposes, and on ap
*oi :
was
coin
But a trueo to
preaching near, was found to be occupied by
a woman and three small children. Prompt
ed by curiosity, together with better feelings,
they entered the abode, and beheld a scene of
poverty and distress, which was, in their ex
pel icncc, unparalellcd. The änderest feel
ings of humanity were awakened, aud each
heart simultaneously resolved to como to
their relief. Utter destitution was evident,
and worse than poverty, was the want of phys
j ieal ability on the part of tho mother, to tend
her children. Disease liad prostrated her to
the helplessness of an infant, and abjeot inia
cry was painfully written on bor features.
Those youthful girls were the first to detect
this call of charity, and faithfully they por
Tho scene hero des
formed the mission,
cribed is but ono of the many, made so by
her iuebriate husband.
Thrice happy
should we be, when we contemplate the im
mense amount of good achieved by the spirit
of Temperance, which has of late years per
vaded our land, infusing happiness aud relief
to so many hearts !
Many kiudly expressions of interest found
their way to the mother's heart; and upon
promise of relief, aud a speedy return, they
departed. With their feelings of benevolence
actively aroused, they eagerly sought au in
terview with the school—the adventure was
forth inMhe most eloquent
related, and the wants of the poor family set
manner. Syrnpa
l thy was kindled in every breast, And a sub- !
scription readily filled for their relief. By 1
this means, fifty dollars were raised, and :
placed in thc bauds of two duly elected treas
urers, to appropriate as they saw best. Their
immediate wants were supplied, and the first
holiday found them engaged iu preparing the
necessary garments.
In a short time thc husband became a re
formed man, silently made so, we have no
doubt, by thc kindness shown his family, and
thc change so mysteriously wrought iu his j
household. Behold what au amount of good
a little active benevolence will accomplish. |
Thus for a time the miserable hut of poverty ;
was converted into a palace of bliss, by the
noble exertions of a few school girls! Tho
j inmates to seek shelter elsewhere, but wherc
! ever they roam, we warrant, that they will
long remember those angels of mercy, with
gratitude.
ehillng winds and rains of winter mercilessly
invaded the poor shanty, aud compelled its
To revert to thc secrets of thc engaged
young ladies, we must in justice to thc insti
tution, state that those friendships were formed
at home, while under the surveillance of
their parents, whoso vigilance they much
offener elude, than that of their teachers.
Their course of studies was completed, and
with sad hearts they bade adieu to thc e-lassie
shades of the Academy, to participate in the
round of young lady s life i. c. love
courtship—marriage ! There are many now
residing in view of the stately building, al
lowing their minds frequently, to recur to the
" sunny hours of childhood " pissed so hap
pily within its enclosure, and may it ever re
main and prosper, as a monument to thc
cause of education and as being thc spot
where so many have whiled away thc happiest
period of their lives !
Model Step-mother.. —Fanny Fern con
tributes to tho Olivo Branch, a few telling sen
tences under thc title quoted above,
model stcp-uiother," she remarks, "gratifies
every childish desire, how injurious soever, or
unreasonable; and yet maintains thc most
perfect government. Is perfectly willing her
step-children's relatives should feed them to
surfeiting, with pickles, preserves and sugar,
(meekly holding herself in readiness for a
two months' siege, by a sick bed, rather than
venture a remonstrance.) Has no objection
to their being stopped on their way to school,
by a self-appointed connnittco of Paul Prys
in petticoats, to pa-s an examination as to thc
fitness of their shoo-striugs, pinafores and
satchels. Always lets " the children " take
papa's two hands going to church, and walks
behind herself, if thc neighbors think best.
Is quite eharined to welcome a stage load of
their relatives who come on a foraging expe
dition, to see
treated.
The
how tho dear children arc
Looks as a sweet as a Juno morn
ing, when she finds 'em in thc kitchen, lifting
the covers off pots and kettles, peeping into
tea caddies, aud puuching their Knuckles into
the bread, " to see if it has riz.
thc catechism (without flinching,) from the
price of brown soap to tho wages of her cook,
to the straw mat in the entry aud thc trimming
on her Sunday gown. Is perfectly willing to
sec them holding little private caucusses with
,
the juveniles, who are keen enough to see
which way they arc expected to answer
Shuts her own children up in a dark room, if
they make any objections to being used as a
pincushion, or to bo scalped, (one hair at a
time) by thc strange brood. After wearing
herself to a skeleton trying to please ev«ry
body, has the satisfaction of hearing herself
called a . " cruel, hard-hearted s tep-m other !"
Goes thro'
Conversation is thc music of the mkid.
by
of
to
A Story of Leap Year.
Sam Smith sat at home on New Years' day
in deshabille. His beard was unshaven, his
hair uncombed, his boots were unblackcd, and
and he was leaning back, in a picturesque
attitude, with his heels against the mautle
piece smoking a cigar. Sam thought to him
self that as it was leap year, how glorious it
would be if the ladies would pop the question
in accordance with their aucicut privileges.
As he sat watching the smoko which so
gracefully curled, his fancy glowed with the
idea, how dcligldful it would be to have the
dear creatures fondling on him, and with their
tender glanées endeavoring to do the agreca
to
bio.
As he meditated, his heart softened, and he
began to fuel a squeamish, womanish sensi
bility diffuse over his feelings, and he thought
he would faint with propriety the first time a
lady should squeeze his hand.
Rap, rap, rap, sounded at the door. Sain
peeped through tho Venetian blinds.
" 3Iercy," exclaimed he, " if there isn't
Miss Jones, and I all deshabille, and lookiug
like a fright, good gracious. I must go right
away and fix myself."
As he left the room 3Iiss Jones entered,
and with a composed air intimated that she !
.
i
,
! would wait. 31iss. Jones was a firm believer
1 in woman's right's, and now that thc season
: was propitious, sho detonnined to take advan*
tage thereof, and do a little courting on her
own hook. It was one of woman's privileges,
which had been usurped by thc tyrant man,
and she determined to assort her rights in
spite of the hollow formalities of thc false
system of society.
" I Nearest, how beautiful you look,'' ac
companying her words with a glance of un
_ _ _
j disguised admiration. '
| m™." ™id Sam, applying thc cambric to his
; faeo to hide his confusion,
Sparc the blushes of a modest young
" Nay, my love, why so coy ?" said Susan ;
•* turn not away those lovely eyes, dark as jet,
but sparkling as thc diamond. Listen to thc
vows of fond affection. Here let us rest,''
said she, drawing him to thc sofa,
with my arm around thee, will I protest my
true affection."
here.
"Leave, oh leave me, murmured .Sam, think
of my youth and inexperience—spare my
palpitating heart."
"Jjcave thee," said Susan, pressing him
closer to her, " never, until thc story of rest
less nights of unquiet days of aspirations,
fond emotions, and undying love is laid be
fore thee. Know that for years T have nursed
for thee a secret passion,
each manly beauty moved me ; how I wor
shiped like a sunflower in tho lurid light of
those scarlet tresses; how my fond heart was
entrapped in the meshes of those magnificent
whiskers ; how I would yield to the govern
ment of that imperial ; thy manner so modest
so delicate, enchanted me—joy to me—for
thy joys was my joy. 3Iy heart is forever
thine—take it—but first let me snatch one
kiss from those ruby lip-."
The overwhelming feelings of thc delicate
youth were too strong, and he fainted from
excess of joy. 3!cauwhilc thc enamoured mai -
den hung fondly over him, and—
Slowly the eyes of Samuel Smith opened
—hc gazed wildly about him—then meeting
thc ardent gaze of his lover, he blushed deep
ly, and from behind his handkerchief faintly
faltered out, "ask my pa."
Need I tell bow
to
iu
Yho Inappropriateness of Names.
The peculiar abscnco of all appositeness in
thc nomenclature of mankind, has never yet.
imagiuc, been satisfactorily accounted for.
The degeneracy of men as well as the times,
in this present day and generation, may afford
something of a clue, however, to thc present
deplorable waut of appropriateness in thc
borne by thc human kind in the world
we
names
of tho present day. Our frieud of thc Cin
cinnati Commercial, shows up this matter
quite happily, in asking why, when people
Baiued, are not more appropriate names
bestowed upon them. For instance, within
thc range of our acquaintance, a M r. Taylor
is 3Iayor, and 31r. 3Iayor is a Taylor ; Mr.
Picrco is a Scott man, and Mr. Scott will vote
for Picrco ; 3Ir. Childs is childless, and 3Ir.
Sloo sails tho swiftest steamships on thc At
lantic ; 3Ir. Hunter never shot a rifle in his
life, and always has his pen in band, while
Mr. Penn spends half his time in thc woods,
hunting; Mr. Shipp, Mr. Sloo and Mr. Sea
ocean vessel during their
are
_
men, never saw an
cxistcnce . Mr. Day writes half thc
. ^ and Mr Knight works all day; 3fr.
p, » Miller, and Mr. Miller a mazon :
^ BrowQ . g vb!t0> wh Ue Mr. White
brown; Mr. Gamble never bets, and
^ MTcr gables; Mr. Fisher'
mcrchaQt and Mr . 3Icrchant goes often fish
Mr. ' Shoemaker is a flour-dealer, and
^ ^.manufacturer ; Mr. Cross -
man ia vfiry agrcsull
is a
ther morose ; Mr. Crmkshanka has straight
legs, and Mr. Legg hac abort ones; Mr. Car
ver is a printer, and Mr. King a republican ;
Mr. Robb is an honest man, and Mr. Steele
nevor stole anything in his life; Mr. Poor
died one of the richest men in town, and Mr.
Rich is as poor as an edit- r ; 31 r. Coffin is a
.jolly sort of a fellow, r.ud 1*Ir. Death weighs
300 pounds ; Mr. Gardner is a merchant, and
Mr. Mount puffs like a porpoise in getting up
stairs; Mr. Wright is invariably wrong, and
3Ir. Porter never drinks malt liquors ; 31r
W alkor and 3Ir. Foote are ever riding, and
Mr. Ryder is always on foot ; 3Ir. Shute
never fired a gun, and 3Ir. Gunn never went
off ; 3Ir. Winter is a warm-bcarted man, and
Miss Blanch is as brown as a nutmeg ; 3Ir.
Blaze and 3Ir. Fury arc most amiable gentle
men, and Mr. Gold and Mr. Silvers have no
more mouey than other people ; 3Iiss Grace
is as awkward and stiff as a pair of old com
passes, and Mr. Stiff is all grace aud elegance;
Mr. Ratchelor has been married three times,
and 3Ir. Waters is a rum 'uu ; 3Ir. Banks
goes against monied institutions, and the com
plexion of Miss Oliver is like that of the
lily ; Jim Green is a darkey, and Mr. Black
is very green, and so on.
! Brief Outline of the Life of a
Patriot and Statesman.
Frankun Pierce, the sou of a revolution
ary sire, who fought at Bunker Hill, and
throughout the war that tried men's souls 1
was bora at Hillsborough, N. II.. November
23,1804. Graduated with distinction at Bow
douin College, 1S14, admitted to thc Bar iu
1827, taking a high position in his profession,
, • , ... 1c ., n
aud securing an extensive practice ; in 1829,
T . . ... «
olocM.o lie tcgisUtorc. , en' , ng «ilU Ju
lmcl» B .nd «eh «.Ac.«,., h.»«».., tu.
ents, that he was rc-clect cd for three succès
. \ • 1£i00 , ,, , . „
-ivc terms ; in 1832, elected speaker, by the
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unanimous vote of the Democrats of the
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House ot Representatives of New Hampshire.
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In 1832, elected to. Congres«; in 1M.>, re
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elected to thc House of Representatives, so
. ... .. ..... . .
distinguishing himself bA-his eloquence and
• .i.i • ivo- i\ i. ..
services, that he was in 1 S3 <, elected to the
»too , „
U. S. feenate. He served in that body, with
. ... , ,. . ,. .
lumor to himself aud credit to his Mate, for
_ . . K ,. . .......
five years, and, in 1^42, resigned that high
...
office and retired to private life, and thc prac
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ticc of his profession. Hts services in tue
s. , . ....
.Vnatc, however, were so highly appreciated
... ... e I ■ h
that on thc resignation of Levi »\ oodbury,
in 1843, hc was offered the nomination of
„ ' v „ .. .... ,
Governor of New Hampshire, which hc Ue
.... . , ,
dined, and was, in the same year, appointed
,, . ... - ».
II. S. District Attorney, for New Hampshire.
t iot* i • , , * it n t,
In 184o, he was appointed again U. Î?. ben
, .. n - tt . •
ator, by the Governor of New Hampshire,
i .j ». ... ». t mie i .
hut declined the honor. In 1840, he was ten
.... . , , , | T e ___ _
dcred the appointment of IJ. b. Attorney
General by TWnt Polk, the In»«, and
omnlnment, of .Hellish office, he lonevcr,
refuwnl ; reiterating hi. determination not lo
leave the pursuits of private life, except at
the call of his country, in time of War ! In
1817, on thc breaking out of the war with
Mexico, he immediately volunteered as a com
mon soldier, and drilled in thc ranks as such.
, , . . . . n .
In tho same year, he was appointed Brigadier
General, by President Polk. In tbc same
year, ho fought gallantly at thc battles of
Contreras, Chcrubuseo, .Molino del Rey and
r r»
Ganta de Bclen.— />/«. Courier.
The Expected Evidence. —Before Gen.
Pierce's recent letter Ü# co-laborers of I
Messrs. Foes, Fogg & Co., affirmed that he
had delivered a speech at Bradford, in New
Hampshire, which substantiated the New
Boston libel, and that the proof would be
forthcoming. The RepuUic, thc organ in
diis work of defamation, contained in its is
sue of yesterday, thc expected New Bradford
certificates. One person who took* notes
makes his statement, ar.I two others verify
its correctness, with a ridiculous boast as to
their being willing to prove thc truth of what
they say ; while they do not say one single
word relating to slavery or tho fugitive slave
law, or touching in any manner thc subject to
which tho New Boston libel refers. General
Pierce's speech according to their own show
ing, related entirely to another matter ; and
yet thc Republic and ite abolition allies
would have tho country infer that his failure
to travel out of his way to denounce tho fu
gitive slavo law, confirms thc miserable slan
der which they have circulated throughout
the country. Such despicable sophistry is
not worthy of refutation, and would only be
resorted to, by men who have been detected
iu a fraud, and being destitute of virtue arc
too callous to regret their conduct, too insensi
ble to shame to shrink from exposure.
Wash. Union.
(£p- An Alabama correspondent of thc
Boston Post, inquires :
" Why don't Foss, Goodalo, Ac., support
Pierce, if he is as good an Abolitionist as
they swear he is
Exactly. Who will answer 1 —Cin Enq
a
if
;
Ko! Men of the South!" Read
This.
The following is an extract from an address
of four columns in the Elyra C nur irr, an Ab
olition whig journal in Ohio, signed by twelvo
of the Scott abolition wliigs of that region t
entitled " An Earnest Appeal to Anti-Slave
ry men. 1
powerful tes-timony as to the true position of
the two candidates for the Presidency with
respect to the vital question of slavery :
" We might multiply extracts from South,
era papers, showing the same opposition to
Gen. Scott, but our limits forbid. We have
laid the whole matter fairly before you, and
ask yon to decide which of the two candidates
you prefer. Scott »as nominated by North
ern men, opponents to slavery, and is now op*
posed by the South tor reasons fully stated in
the above.—Pierce received the entire South
ern vote, with perhaps two or three excep
tions, and it is in every respect satisfactory to
them. Will tho North desert Scott, under
these circumstances, and suffer the slave-hol
ders to triumph ?
" Again, with Scott as our President, the
Fugitive Slave Law may he repealed without
being met with an Executive veto. Not so
with Gen. Pierce in the Executive chair. He
Read it, men of the South ! It it
would veto its repeal because its principles
"command the approbation of his judgment.''
Again, the Democratic platform declares, in
cffcct - * hat its re P° a! would bc «"constitution
ab Ih'crcc says that declaration is correct,
and believing this, he would bc compelled to
voto its rc P ca1 ' if hc P aid rr S ard to h,s
uath * With 0cn - ^ il n,a ? * 90 amcnded
as - to P« thc ^ive a trial % jun,-tor
the whig resolution is not inimical to a change
* u this respect. Gen . *** w P ^
to resist any changes in the law whatever,
^ . , , ,
that will impair its efficiency, and hence, he
■ * „ ki|) T „ K N0M ,N A .
OF GEN*. SCOTT WAS A NOR.
.,. , ,,
THERN TRII 31 PH, and Ins election would
... ... ....
be rc"arded so by thc slave-holders, while the
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election of Gen. Pierce would Lo a signal tor
.
thc dismemberment of and tbc extension ot
... . . ,,
slavery over Mexico—the unwarrantable sci
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zure of Cuba, and a triumph to the 8outh
...... ... . .. nimivn
unequalled in the history of the DAMNING
CURSE OK SLA\ ERY.
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"lor these reasons, regarding the 1KE
SENT POSITION of Gen. fecott as autago
... . , ,
nistical to the further extension of slavery,
, .. , '.
we feel it to be our duty, as citizens of this
, J
Republic, having a due regard for the welfare
\ , 6 . ,.
of the slave, to give him our earnest rapport
. ,
,n mu vumtv i
HAVE TRIUMPHED IN IIL5 NOMINA
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TION. let them triumph in his ELECTION,
, , r , , ..
and for once let the arrogant demands of the
. ... ° , ... , -,
South be denied. Tins result will surely fol
.... , ,
low, if anti-slavery men vote as a due regard
... , . . . ... .
for their profcs.-ions demands. We submit
, 1 . . . . . . .
these propositions to yonr judgment, and ask
1 , . .. . . a
» ca " J ' d perusal, bcl.ov.ng Int.hc pre,«d,ee
J»" "S* 1 " 1 '' c "
' I|C *' hi S s "> ,hc *' 11
»<* P reTCn * 3™* f ™ m - ' b4 ' ta * 0 "
of Gou. Scott. ^KpHKN B WALCOT,
ORRIN COWLES,
GKO. G. WASHBURN,
!«««*» *^l* vt
WEbLhl Vl.M fjaT,
... ^KK ELDRED
VV\M. H. PLUMB,
O. R. RYDER,
N. 1*. JGUNSON,
N. II. 31ANTER,
j »»
THE NORTH
*
a
July 23d, 184:
I
A 3Iodel Statesman. —" Oh, what a
statesman," exclaimed thc Vicksburg Senti,
nel on reading Scott's plan to make voters of
the unnaturalized population. He was in
favor of repealing the present law for natu
ralizing foreigners, and passing one to enfran
chise all foreigners that may servo one year
in thc navy or army of tho United States iu
time of war. Now. our country docs uot go
to war or keep at it so long as to make such
a law of any benefit to thc foreigners, what
Besides it is unconstitutional. How
ever.
brave men were refused who applied
mauy
for active service in thc late war with 3Icxi
co. All that could serve for one year would
be naturalized :• those that could not be re
ceived, eould uot enjoy such a favor. lienee
thc law could not bc uniform, and therefore
would not be in accordance with tho provi
Oh, what a
sious of the constitution.
statesman ! "
Thc Sentinel ought to hear in mind, while
ridiculing tho whig statesman, that " his prin
ciples arc convictions.; " and moreover, that
tho illustrious cx-Secrctary Ewing, of Ohio,
who said iu his speech at Niagara that hc had
known Scott for twenty years, bore tU high
testimony to his transcendant intellect and
statesman like qualification«, that ho, Mr, Ew
ing, " bad never known him to err in In*
judgment in either civil or military affairs ;
and, raid Mr. Ewing, going k »till a little
UE ELECTED because
stronger, " he should
his rRiNCiriLEs are eiout ! "— Cin. Enq.
3^* Beware of too sanguine dependence
upou future expectation.
t
of
to
Hon. A. H. Stavons and Franklin
Pierce.
It is impossible to read many of the Whig
presses teeming, some with insinuation a, oth
ers with explicit charges of abolition against
Franklin Pierce, without nstouislimont and
mortification. We can excuse many things
uttered in the midst of high political excite
ment, when feeling is apt to assert supremacy
over conscience and judgment. Consequent
ly wo were not greatly astonished at the gros«
injustice dune Gen. Cass by bis opponents in
the campaign of 1848—(injustice which the
more honorable among them have sinco re
gretted)—for that was s period of intense po
litical excitement, in which men were blinded
it
by partizau feeling. But now, when there is
a perfect calm in the publie mind, which ex
tends itself even to the politicians themselves
what excuse is there fir tho arguments with
which Whig leaders,. unable to convince
tliCM.se/vet, are attempting to convince the
people of the South that Fierce is to the j
Soutli a dangerous man ? Men arc found !
cooly and deliberately saying and writing
what they (lo not t/isnli —one of the saddest
sights ever witnessed on this earth. For
tho intelligent men who now charge, or more
freequcntly argue , without venturing to
charge, that Gen. Fierce is an Abolitionist,
do know that he has for years been the un
compromising opponent of the Abolitionists
of his own State ; they know thii just as as
suredly as they know that tien. Washington
and Gen. Marios were the opponents of the
British during tho Revolutionary War. Yet
they hesitate not to trifle with their own cou
cience ami the confidence and credulity of
the public, by the misrepresentation to which
we have alluded !
In contrast with this course on the part of
a portion of tho Whig leaders in Georgia aud i
elsewhere, we give, from the Intelligence r I
an extract from a report of a speech made in j
Atlanta, by .Mr. Stechens :— Sac. Georg.
" The strength of his speech was directed
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mainly agniuat the Win- .nj Dem.«Uic j
nominating conventions, aud hc declared his
I
unceasing hostility to all national conventions
in which Northern Free Soilers are allowed to
take part. lie was in favor of runniug an
independent candidate, and organizing an in
dependent party, from which thc Abolition
and Free Soil element should bc excluded.
" Against Gen. Franklin Pierre, or hi*
opinions, he said he hatl nothing to o/Jm t
—he hail no objection to make against Mr.
rime's votes in Congress on thc Slavery
question. Jle believed him to be eminently
conservative on the Southern question, and
said hc piured no confidence whatever in
thc Abolition newspajxr reports of Mr.
Pierce's New Boston Sjxvch. . He declared
tho Democratic nominee to be a strong friend
to the compromise measures,
continued Mr. Stephens, " was stumping the
State of Georgia, in 1850, in favor of thc
Union and tlic Compromise, Mr. Pierce was
stumping thc State of New Hampshire in fa
vor of thc same principles."
" Thc speaker declared that ho could not
support the Democratic candidate, bccan-c,
hc said, thc nomination was made by an ir
responsible convention, without unity of prin
ciples,—because such men as Jons Van
Bit. en were now advocating his election—
because, though the Democratic platform did
not countenance tho doctrine, some men,
whom he styled strong interventionists, were
favoring bis election."
While I,'
It
of
in
at
to
(£7» Charles J. Jenkins, a leading whig of
Augusta, Ga., in a published letter, says that
* with a stronger desire thin ever before to
adhere to thc national whig party, he has been
unable to bring bis mind to the conclusion
that he ought to vote for Gen. Fcott.
pendendy of thc southern question, other diffi
culties interpose between him and the ballot
Is it enough" (says3tr. Jcnkin.i) "that
a candidate for thc presidency is an honorable
man, an intelligent and accomplished states
man, a successful general, and that hc. sab
scribes to thc whig creed ? If General Scott
lay claims to other qualifications than
diese, they are not known to thc mass of the
people. There are hundreds of thousands of
American citizens having in an equal degree
these qualifications, except only that of which
die sword and "thc epaulette are the symbols ■
thc absence of which, in my poor judgment,
operates no disparagement. But there arc
other qualifications, by no means so common*
which ought to bo considered indispensable,
aud which, without enumeration, will present
themselves to every reflecting mind. We are
not .only without evidence that General Scott
has these, but dure is good reason to believe
that he has very decided disjaa!ifi <uions.
Will it bc denied thakhc has a hasty, arbitrary
temper—an imperious self will, impatient of
all opposition—overweening confidence in his
judgment, and inordinate ambition ?
Inde
box.
can
own
Will it bo prétende«! that ho has a clear, calm,
wcll-balauccd mind, whose equilibrium cannot
bo easily disturbed ' I? not, is it wise, is it
safb, to H.ACB srcn a man, accustomed,
throughout a long and active life, to despotic
military rule, at thc head of a republican gov
'crament ?" %
Ensign Spooner to Gen. Soott.
LETTER KO. 2.
1 Mile Noutii-bast or Aston Keo,
Uillsbro' co., State* of New Hampshire,
Jnly tho 10th, 1852.
Dear Gineral :—The dininiycrate was a
makin sich a display about here, and a brag
gin so stoutly, that We was kind o' forced into
bavin our mcctin afore wo got auy letter from
your aiddycamp ; and so we got together on
the aightb, without onco tbiukin that it was
Friday, until oar bad luck csllcd to mind that
we had, as we military men say, broke ground
in Amos Keg on the most unlucky day in tho
week.—Wal, to make a long story short, wo
was a grtfin on perty well ; for young Silas
Sinison had just got threw with a very ardent
aud sperited orushun respect in your military
career, and tliarc did not seem to be eny ono
to contradict what be sed in your favor, when
all of a sudden, up jumps old Job Quimby,
j near on 80 years old, who spoke somethin ar
! ter this fashion :
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" Fcller-citizons, Silas has told you all about
Chippewa, Lundy'« Lane, t'erro Gordo, and
Chepultcpie ; but in all ho has said, lie ba'n't
said one single word about Gineral Scott's dis
plays of statesmanship, and that kind of know!*
edge which we want all our Presidents to have.
Now, feller-citizens, wo are the power that
makes members of Congress, senators, and
Presidents, and we all know that we hadn't
ought to make a man a cungri sman or a
President that don't know nothin about tho
business which a congrissman or a President
will be called on to transact. There's Stevo
Pitts, our blacksmith, can shoe a horse
as
well as any man in all New Hrmpahtra ; but
if eny of you, fellow-citizens, was to call on
j him to fit you out a pair of shoes, we would,
one 3Ir. Shakespere says, write him down
j an ass, or a horse at IcaU ; for there a'nt
, reason on airth for supjio.siu that because Stevo
j can shoe a horse well be can also make a good
pair of boots. Now, we want every thing to
j in ^,. 1 ^ J
as
eny
I the most good on account of their qualify ca
tions ; and when Sila«, or anybody else, will
show that Gincral Scott has gin cvidenco that
hc is qualified to do thc business of a Presi
dent, then twill bc time to think about him
rather than Frank Pierce. 1
Old Quimby said «ometliin about Greshun
and Roman gincrals a gettin the upper hand
of thc people, which I can't remember; but
when be sot down it was plain as day that
men was considerably staggered.
To conclude, gincral, I think it would bo a
good plan to scud on to me some of your wri
tins about civil and political matters, lcavin
out the letter which consarns the natyres,
and that one finding fanlt with Polk's admin
istration about supplies, and so forth which
old 31 r. 3Iarey answered.
Y our n to sarve,
our
ZEEK SPOONER,
Ensign Amos Keg Militia.
Noty Bent.—A unt N'abby lia nt gin out
yet, and keeps cireulatiug about Larpiu on tho
picturs. 1 find I can't ventur to operate with
'em until she is quiet.
Tub Diiterencb.—I t is a (act, that Qcn.
Scott was forced upon tho Southern Delegates
at Baltimore ns tho Whig candidate for tho
Presidency by thc the Abolitionists and free
soilers, backed by Heward and his Higher
Law Party. No man can controvert this fact.
It is well known that the delegates from tho
Southern Staton almost unanimously voted
against Scott fin* fifty two ballotings; and
Scott was only finally nominated by thc voto
of two or three delegates from four or five
Southern States, each, every one qf which
States bordered on the free Stales, and con
sequently were not interested in tho rights of
thc South touching the Institution of slavery.
On the coutray, after it was found impoasiblo
in the Democratic Convention for Southern
men to get their favorite, 3Ir. Buchanan,
they came forward and thrust upon the Con
vention Franklin Pierce, a man who has
stood always in thc front rank of the North
ern conservatives -—who lias fought fanaticism
at home aud in the Halls of Congress for at
least ten or fifteen years. Such! Southern
men, ii the difference between tho manner in
which the two candidates for tho Presi
dency were brought out. Choose yo which
to honor with your approbation and suffrages.
[ F cdrral Union.
[L/- Tho great split hi tho whig party is
thus " strung out " by an exchange :
" They stand aloot the scan remainipg
Like cliffs that have Wen rent asunder;
A dreary sea now flow, betwcod,
And neither brat nur frost nor thunder."
Nor aught of earth, except tw«re plunder,
Can bring the»« fragments hack again.
Oy" Vermont has gone for tho Whigs and
AbolitiooLts !
[£/" Happiness is not in a oottage, nor a
palaoc, nor in riebes, nor in poverty, nor in
learning, nor in ignorance, nur in passiv«; life;
but iu doing right, frfm right motives,

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