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L. O. Bridewell & R. Shoemaker, Proprietors.
A POLITICAL, LITERARY .AGRICULTURAL, AND GENERAL NEWSPAPER.
$2 50, In Advance.
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PORT GIIISON, CLAIItORM: county, riss
loi ume *2*
Number B.
WI'bM'SbAV, OCTOBER 6, 1S52. |
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The Snake-Bitten Dutchman.
Some vears ago near the town of Heading,
Itcrk» county. Pennsylvania, there lived a
• old farmer, named Sweighoffer—of Gcr
lescent. and accent, as bis speech will
Old man Sweighoffer had once
ro\v
mnn »
indicate.
rn , 1 as amomber of the Legislature; and
»as therefore, " no fool ;" and as lie bad loug,
commanded a volunteer corps of rustic mili
tia, he could hardly be supposed iucliucd to
His son Peter was his only son.
c iwardici.
S i tr n rf^I M seventeen, and upon old
Peter and young Peter devolved the principal
and toils of the old gentleman's farm.
care*
no« and then assisted by tho old lady and
her two louucing daughters—for it is very
common iu that .state to see the women and
cirls at work in the fields—aud upou extra
occasions by some hired bauds.
Well, one warm day, in baying time, old
Peter aud young Peter were
in the meadow, when the old man drops his
- vtlic and bawls out—" O ! miue Gott Peter."
■ What's do matter fader ?" answers the
traightcuiug up and looking towards his
hard at it,"
son, *
his
.-ire.
0, mine Gott, Peter," again cried tbc old
man.
• Dundcr !" echoes young Peter, hurry
to the old mau.
Fader what is do
I ne.' up
I matter ! •
*■< ), mine Gott, Peter ! dor shnakc bit mine

II :
If anything in particular was capable of
■ frightening young Peter, it was snakes, for he
■ had once nearly crippled himself for life by
■ tramping ujwü a crooked stick which clamped
I his ankle and so horrified the youngster, that
I he liked to have fallen through himself.
I Attic word snake, young Peter fell back
I nimbly as a wire daucer, and bawled iu
I turn.
" Where is de shnakc ?"
" Aup mine trowsis, Peter—O, mine
I "0, mine Gott!" echoed Petei junior,
I ' kill him,-fader—kill him !"
I "No-a,iK*-a; he kill me, Peter; come—
Ictme quick—git off mine trowsis!"
But the youngster's cowardice overcame
liis filial love, while his fear lent strength to to
his legs, and he started like a scared looumo- !
Itive to call thc old burly Dutchman who was
<li»tant part of the field, to give iii- tuth
lift with the snake. Old Jake, the far- I
I in a
1er a
liner's T.'-Ltant, came bundling along as soon !
I beard the news, and passingly the
Ji.,-.Kx* whereon Peter and his boy had
I lmiig their 4 liuscy woolsoy ' vests, Jake
bibbed one of the garments, and hurried to
HU1 man Peter, who still managed to keep
I'm lis pins, although he was quaking and flut
Jteriug like an a>peu leaf in a June gale of
!■ wind.
I
////
thy
the
of
a
of
at
ter
ed
ing
he
but
wait
had
his
and
O, mice Gott! come—come quick, Ya
cob !'
J '• Y'at you got, Peter, cb ? shnakc ?"
! " Yaw, yaw. Come, come, Yacob !—He
I bite me all to pieces—here, aup mino leg !"
Old Jake was not particularly sensitive to
ft-ar, but few people, young or old, arc dead
to alarm, when a " pizen," reptile is making
|a 1 vy. Bathe ring up the stiff dry stale of a
■Stalwart weed, old Jake told thc boss to stand
I steady, and lie would at least stun the snake
■ by a rnp or two, if ho did not kill it stone
■ dead ; and old Peter, less loth to have his leg
■ broken thau to be bitten to death by the viper
■designated the spot to strike, and old Jake
I let him have it! Tho first blow broke the
MM
weed, and knocked old Sweighoffer off his
pegs and into a lay-cock.
" O!" roared old Peter, 44 you broke mine
leg, aud dc turn shnakc's gone!"
"Vore? Vere?" cried old Jake, moving
iiriskly about, and scanning very narrowly tho
parti hc stood upon.
Never mind him, Yacob, help me aup—
P'll go homo."
" Put on your vesht, den ; here it is.
says
Itho old erout-cater gathering up his boss, aud
Irying to get tho garment upon his lumpy
lack.
fort hc grew livid in his face—his hair stood
end like " Bquills upon the frightful por
Mrs. Partington observes ; he
Thc moment old Peter made this cf
on
■ kinpiuc," as
■ shivered—hc shook— his teeth chattered, and
■ his knees knocked a rattattoo accompania
! •
I'm dcat as
O ! Y T acob, carry me home.
m
'
Vat ? Ish nudder shnakc in your trow
ses :
X 0 .a—look ! I'm «welt all aup !—Mitt
O ! O ! mine
vesht wou't go on mine back !
Gott !"
Tun'ner and blixin!" cried old Jake as
■ lie took tho same 'conclusion,' and with might
laud main, scared into a most wonderful feat
physical activity aud strength, lugged and
■ carried the boss some quarter to half a mile
thc house.
Y'oung Peter had skinned it for home at
earliest stage of thc dire proceedings, and
alarmed thc girls that they were in high
so
«trike when they saw the approach of poor
old dad and his assistant.
Old man Peter was carried in and began to
die, natural as life, when in couw the old la
dy, in a great bustle, and wanted to know
what was going ou ? Old Peter in the last
gasp of agony and weakness, opened his eyes
and feebly pointed to his log. The old lady
ripped up the pantaloons, aud out fell a small
thistle top, aud at the same time considerable
of a scratch was made visible 1
Call dis a shuake ? Pali ! " says the
old woman.
44 0, but I'm pizened to death, Molly ! Sec,
I'm all pizen—mine vesht—O, dear—mine
vcslit not come over mine poddy ! "
"Haw! haw! haw!" roared the old wo
Vat a fool ; Y ou got Peter's vesht
"
"
of
if
a
to
old
man.
on—haw! haw! haw!"
Bosh !
roars old Peter, shaking off
death's iey fetters at one surge, and jumping
Bosh! Yacob, vat a ole fool you
mush lie, to say I vash shnakc pit ! Go 'bout
your bisliucss, gals. Peler bring me some
beer."
up
The old woman saved Peter's life !
The Man With a Big Foot.
We heard to-day, a laughable anecdote of a
mau with a big foot. He was a Buffalonian,
who must be living now, for a man with so
good a hold upon the ground is not likely to
'drop off' in a hurry. He stepped one day
into the small shop of a boot maker, in the
flourishing capital of old Kric, aud asked
Crispin if lie could make him a pair of boots.
Looking at his long splay pedal extremities,
aud then glancing at a huge uncut cow-hide
that hung upou the wall, he said :
" Well, yes, I guess so."
"What time will you have them done?
To-day i» Monday."
" Well, it'll depend on circumstances ; I
guess I eau hav 'em done for you by Satur
day."
< )u .Saturday, therefore, the man called for
his boots :
" Have you them done ?" said hc, as hc
entered the little shop.
" No I haven't, I couldu't, it has rained
of
every day since 1 took your incxsure."
"Rained!" exclaimed liis astonished pa
wcll, what of that ? What had that
iron,
to do with it?"
! ■
Crispin,
on
to
in
What had that to do with it ?" echoed
it had a good deal to do with it.
When I make your boots I've got to do it out
I doors, for I haven't room in my shop, and I
! can't workout doors iu rainy weather!"
It was thc same mau of " large understan
"Where shall I take your baggage, sir?
Where's this trunk to go, sir," &c.— N. 1".
Reveille.
ding " whom thc porters used to bother so
when he landed from a steamer. They would
rush up to him, seizo hold of his feet, saying,
(K/- Beacon Joscy, in his speech the other
cvcniug got iuto the figurative, aud remarked
with much emphasis and a good deal of ex
citement, that " Scott teas born in Virgin
//// and nursed on the lap of a negro! '
This accounts for thc General's strong sympa
thy for thc colored population and his pre
dilections for abolitionism !
Platform.
(PT* I know that in your bands, gentlemen,
the Independent Republican Press is a wea
to defend truth and justice, aud not to
offend ; it is no screen to hide, no snuffers to
extinguish the light, but a torch lit at tbc fire
of immortality, n spark which is glistening in
every man's soul to prove its divine origin ;
a torch which you wield loftily and bright to
spread light with it to the mo* loDcly regions
of humanity. 4 — Kossuth.
Awful Tragedy. —Two brothers, named
Hiram and Warren Francisco, following thc
occupation of clock peddling, agreed to meet
at a public house in tbe vicinity of Browns
town, on Friday last. One of thc brothers
reached the tavern about 9 o clock, and in
quired if his brother had arrived, and was in
formed by the landlord that he had not. Af
ter eating his sapper called for a light and
asked to be shown to bed. . Francisco follow
ed thc landlord into a dark room, and un
dressed himself and retired to rest. The bed
seemed to be wet, and having some matches
about him, he struck a light.—Upon examin
ing the bed he found that it was wet with
blood ! Discovering a candle on the table
near by, he lit it, aud looking under the bed
he saw the body of his brother, with his
throat cut from ear to ear, and perfectly life
less! Fastening the door immediately, he
proceeded to load a revolver which ho had,
but before he could do so, there was an effort
made by several men to enter his room. Pre
tending not to be alarmed, he asked them to
wait until he dressed himself. As soon as he
had finished loading his pistol, he opened the
door, and the landlord and two other men
rushed on him, when he fired two barrels of
his pistol, immediately killing tbe landlord
and one of his accomplices, after which the
other man fled .—Qfadison {Ind.) Ban.
of
of
and
of
a
lie
one
of
his
Democratic
MM
on
«7
poor
to
la
know
last
eyes
lady
small
the
Sec,
wo
vesht
Advice to Young Ladies.
When tbe spirit moves you to amuse your
self with " shopping," be sure to ask tbe
clerk for a thousand and one articles you have
no intention of buying. Never mind about
the trouble you make him, that's a part of
the trade, l'ull the fingers of the gloves you
are examining quite out of shape ; inquire for
some nondescript color of some scarce num
ber, and when it is found, "thiuk you won't
take any this morning then keep him an
hour hunting for your sunshade, which you
at length recollect you "left at home," aud
depart without having invested a single cent.
When you enter a crowded lecture-room,
aud a gentleman rises politely, (as American
gentlemen always do,) and offers you his seat,
(that he came au hour ago to secure for him
self,) take it, as a matter of ooursc, and don't
trouble, yourself to thank him, even with a
nod of the head. As to feeling uneasy about
accepting it, that's ridiculous ! because if he
don't fancy standing during the service, bo's
at liberty to go Lome ; it's a free country.
When you cuter tho ears, and all the eligi
ble places arc occupied, select cue'to your
mind, then walk up to the gentleman who is
gazing at the fine scenery through the open
window, and ask him for it, with a queenly
air, as if he'd lose caste instanter, did he hes
itate to comply. Should any persons scat
themselves near you, not exactly of "your
stamp," gather on your dress cautiously, as
if you were afraid of contagion and apply a
" vinaigrette " to your patriciau nose !
Understand thoroughly the dexterous use
of a sunshade, in enabling you to avoid the
infliction of a " bore," or an unrepresentable
person, in the street, avoiding under that
shield, the uulady-likc impropriety of the
" cut directly," (allowable only in cases of
undisguised impertinence.)
Should you receive an invitation to a con
cert, manage to accept it conditionally ; leav
ing a door of escape should a more eligible
offer prescutcd itself.
.When solicited to sing at a party, decline
until you bave drawn around you a number
of admiring swains; then yield gracefully, as
if it was a great sacrifice of your timidity !
Flirt with an admirer till the last end of
off
you
'bout
some
a
so
to
day
the
I
for
hc
I
,
in
pa
the chapter, aud then—' ' be so taken by sur
prise " when hc makes thc declaration you
arc driving at ! As " practice makes ]>cr
fcct," every successive attempt of this nature
will render you more expert in angling tor
hearts, besides exerting a beneficial effect up
on your character.
As to cultivating your mind, that's all
waste of powder—you've better ammunition
to attack thc enemy ; and as to cultivating
your heart, there's no use in talking about a
thing that's unfashionable ! So always bear
in mind that all a pretty woman is sent into
thc world for, is to display thc fashions ns
they come out ; waltz, flirt, dance, sing and
play the old Harry generally !
it.
out
I
1".
so
ex
'
to
to
in
;
to
to
of
Fanny Fern.
Fashions of Olden Times. —Onc who
saw John Hancock in, 1782, relates hc had
thc appearance of advanced age. lie had
been repeatedly aud severely afflicted with thc
gout ; probably owing iu part to the custom
of drinking punch—a common practice in
high circles, in those days. As recollected at
this time Gov. Hancock was nearly six lectin
height, and of thin person, stooping a little,
and apparently enfeebled by disease. His
manners were very gracious, of the old style
of diguified complaisauce. His lace had been
very handsome. Dress was adapted quite as
much to the ornamental os useful. Gentlemen
wore wigs when abroad, and commonly caps
when at borne. At this time, about noon,
Hancock was dressed in a red velvet cap,
within which, was one of fine linon. Thc
latter was turned up over thc edge of thc
velvet one, two or three inches. He wore a
blue damask gown lined with silk, a white
stock, a whito satin embroidered waistcoat,
black satin small clothes, white silk stockings,
and red morocco slippers. It was a general
practice in genteel families, to have a tankard
of punch made in the morning and placed in
a cooler when the season required it. At this
visit, Hancock took from thc cooler standing
thc hearth, and drank first himself, and
then offered it to those present. His equip
page was splendid, aud such as is not custom
fm at this day. His apparel was sumptuously
embroidered with gold and silver lace, and
other decorations fashionable among mcn of
fortune of that period ; and he rodo, espe
cially upon public occasions with six beautiful
bay horses, attended by servants in livery,
lie wore a scarlet coat, with ruffles on hh
sleeves, which soon became tbc prevailing
fashion; and it is related of Dr. Nathan
Jacques, the famous pedestrian of YVcst New
bury, that he paced all the way to Boston, in
one day, to procure cloth for a coat like that
of John Hancock, and returned with it under
his arm, on foot.
Red paint had better be put on old
houses than on thc check* of young Ldies
on
«7
The Unkindest Cut of All.
tbe
of
you
for
an
a
he
is
as
a
of
irr JACK BUM!*.
There is an old man, that has been in the
habit of speuding his leisure time iu the store
I occupy, peering under ladies' bonnets, and
reporting any little scandal that may have oc
curred in the neighborhood. I should, long
ago. have politely ordered him to
absquat
ulate," were it not for bis old age. Ho prides
himself on his cutcncss, thinking to overreach
him an impossibility, and rejoices iu being
named " Old Daddy Bock."
I was delighted, exceedingly, in playing up
on hiiu tho following joke, ou the first of
April last ; happening so unexpected, made
it more pleasant. Karly iu the morning, ns I
was conversing with a lady customer, standing
in my favorite position, of having the right
hand hidden underneath tho vest, in came
" Daddy Bock."
" Hallo! Jack ; what's thenntter with your
hand, did you cut it—and how ?"
A great knack he has of askiug many ques
tions in one breath.
" Y cs ; cut it dreadful, by the slipping of
the cheese-knife."
" You ought to put something on it rite j
strate —balsam apple, or sieh like."
"Could you not procure some ?» I asked '
" Yes ; got some at home. I'll go for it." I
With that he trudged home, at a good round !
trot. I lad scarcely time to call in some '
friends, to enjoy the sport, when he returned
quite excited, with a largo medicine bottle
any quantity of linen, spoon, knife, Ac., ready, !
to operate
j
" Now ! let's have your hand, and I'll tie it
up for you."
I drew it forth, when lu ! there was not any 1

The stupid, astonished gaze, for several
moments he gave, before be could find toogao |
to express himself, caused a good hearty round j
of laughter amongst us.
Gosh! Sold, by Jupiter! I told Saircy, !
thing thc matter with it.
when I got out of bed this morning, * Saircy, i
lookout; to-day Is thc first of April; nobody
Is going to fool me.' 'Taiu't no use getting
mad, though ; but, Jack, that cut was raytber
unkind."
» I >addy Bock" has not troubled me a groat
deal since._ Thc rick.
- -
O ng, no Supper.
BY JOE RAGSTOCK.
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An English man, hailing from Yorkshire,
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I arriving iu this country just after the law
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prohibiting smoking in thc streets of Boston
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was enacted, coercing its citizens to do, or
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not to uo, in public what Mr. Pick voluntarily,
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of his own free and consent, resolved to
, „ I . , . - c , -
at all times, namely, to abstain from smoking.
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Yorkshire was found one evening, after lus
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arrival, by the gaurdiaus of the night, in
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dulglng in bis pipe—he undoubtedly having
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previously done thc same thing by a quart,
more or los», mat Bkolv. more of «»favorite
beverage bmlo. w in no bnmor to be Mopped
in bis comforts, and, being saucy, tbo watch
watchman introduced him to his honor
Y'orkshirc, refusing to fork up the fine, was,
in turn, introduced to the inside of thc stone—
jug, where hc was set at picking wool.
" How much do you pay for this ?" says hc.
" Nothing."
" I'll do none at that price."
When thc dinner hour came around, hc
saw from his cell thc man serving out to pris
oners their rations—hc was passing him.
"Ha, ha! Stop. Stop, my lad; give me
some of that.
They who don t work get nothing to cat,
was the reply. _^ _
Walk up to tub Captain's Office.—T hc
Louisvillo Times contains thc following :
Face the Music !! !—Bark yonr Judg
messt»! !—A Chance to Double ifour Mo
nry—A Slim One, it is truc .—Wc arc au.
thorized by a gentleman to make a bet for
him of $10,000, that Gen. Pierce will be
elected President of the United States.
Now, gentlemen Whigs, you who have as
much confidence as cash, come up aud give an
earnest of both. You used to bet and brag
with great freality in times past. Maybe
you've got pious lately and deem it highly
immoral to bet. If not, come and cover thc
above piles, or tho country will take it pro
confessa that you believe your candidate
stands no more chance to be elected than, to
use an elegant and classic phrase, " stump-tail
bull in fly-time."
P. 8. Bets will be graduated to suit gen
tlemen of moderate means and small confi
dcnce.
it
Q 17 *- Sugar is the substance most uuiver
sally diffused through all thc natural products
Let married people take a hiut from this
provision of nature.
Anotuer Victim. —Tbc last Jacksonville
Journal says: A young man named Geo. Brad
bury, was admitted to thc Insane Hospital at
this place on last Monday, who, wc are inform
ed, is another victim of the spiritual rapping
Jclurion. He is from Peoria.
Did you ever see a Rogue without
an Excuse?
The whig committee are franking docu
ments to the North, proving Pierce a pro
slavery man, not less devoted to southern
rights than John C. Caloun.
This same honest junto arc also franking
documents South, showing Pierco an aboli
tionist and the prince of anti-slavery agita
tors.
Well say t hat genuine disciples of Macbia
ville, being detected, Pierce has two faces, one
North and one South, aud it is fair, to exhibit
both to the coantry.
This excuse is as mendacious as the act to
be excused. The documents sent North, pro
fesses to finish the record, to exhaust the sub
ject, and finds neither word nor act to give
aid or comfort to the anti-slavcty men. On
the other hand, the document sent South has
not a word of the facts and proofs of the one
sent North, and labors to show that Pierce
has always been an abolitionist, and nothing
else. In fact the document .South is as vile
a libel as ever issued from the depths of men
dacity. Those who use it know it to he a
libel, an electioneering effort to impose upon
the ill-informed. They are guilty of an act
of imposture and charlatanry which ought to
braud tbcm " unworlb y of credit amongst
boncst mcn ' lf tLcy ha ' J tbcir de8CrU< ' thoy
WOuld *» re P rescntin S community in a
Statc P riil ° n; for hc who 8ccks P Iacc aud
P owcr by fraud and fij8ohood ' is no betk>r
thau tbc fulon who « ct8 u,ouc - v u P° n falsc
I ,ret « ncc "- lt is . wel1 ,hat both thc8C docd *
incuts don't fall into tho hands of the same
mcn. Tbc thousands North and South who
read one, will never sec the other. The an
ta 0' 0,,i8,n of tl,c two can on, y ** "Pr^iatcd
by reading both. If one is true the other
,nust * falsc ' II *• truc a man " i « ht bcin '
cünsistc,lt - but an ? readcr wiI1 " c that 0DC
man cauuot 10 always onc wa >'- anJ a,way3
thc °PP ositc wa y* tho intelligent rca
dcr wiU 8CC u P° a reading both these docu
ments, that if the same man is the author of
both - he DIUst 10 au unscrupulous falsifier.
That is * conclusion to which every mau of
scnsc W0U,J con,c ta lt woulJ 1x5 lhe vcrdict
of any intelligent jury.
0nc P am P hlet or utbcr is a übel. The
committee who circulate both know it. In
circulating both, they are impostors and
charlatans, aud should be ro written down.
mi . , T. 1
The cxcasc wont do. It needs an cxcn.sc.
T . ... . . . ,.
It will pass with those only who don t sec
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these two documents. No onc man can be
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what thc ono and the other represent him.
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Ooc or thc other is a falsehood and a fraud.
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They both pretend to exhibit thc political
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character of General Pierce on thc slavery
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question, lus entire relation to it. Thus onc
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Character ascribed to him is thc antagonist of
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thc other, and each pretends to he the whole
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of it, without an intimation of any thing
8
cl * 0 - <•»« ™'tc oilier », Ikcrefor. a bold
imposture, fraud and falsehood.
_ Dcmo t.at.
" Knick" tells a joke of a rough fel
lew who had joined church, and while driving
bis pastor to a funeral, met his clam merchant ;
pulling up, he enquired the price, aud order
cd a bushel to be left at his house—tho dealer
in shell-fish demurred, asking a higher price
on account of thc distance, whereupon thc
driver whipped up his horses, with the cxcla*
nation.
you slop a funeral for." _
A Moral YVell Pointed—T he Buffalo
Republic says that it once heard of a man who
was ver y a0 g r y with his neighbor, but who
had neither power or bravery sufficient to meet
him in fair combat.—After long reflection up
on the subject of what he could do with safety
to his own skin, be hit upon an expedient
which afforded groat satisfaction to his feel
ings : he made a caricature drawing of his
enemy, with charcoal, and sat up all night to
curse it.
The Republic then points ito moral in this
wise :
onc
Go to thunder, what the devil do
"Thc whigs, hating Gen. Pierce, because
they know be will beat their candidate by a
majority of a hundred electoral votes, pro.
cured a very cl umsy artist to draw a carica
ture of him, representing him as opposing
thc conscience clauso in thc new constitution,
which hc labored harder to get inserted than
any other man in New Hampshire ; and they
are uow cursing thc ugly image, from day to
day, and from week to week, in all their jour
nals which take their coo from Greeley, from
end of thc Union to the other. And thc
simile holds good as well in thc effects pro
duced as in the dcvico of thc compared par
Tho whigs will do as much towards
preventing thc election of Pierce, by cursing
tbia image of their own manufacture, as their
prototype, whom wo first introduced, did to
wards annihilating his enemy, with charcoal
and maledictions, by moonlight.
tics.
The uian who was hurt by a burst of ap
plause, is recovering ; and thc individual who
I injured by tho ace idcutal discharge of
his duty, is still very low.
was
Scott's Personal Influence.
It is a cant saying of the Whigs that
" Gen. Scott exerted his personal influence to
the utmost to secure the passage of tho com
promise."
Then, if he did, he is a very weak man.
For but three Northern men voted for the fu
gitive slave law ! If his " utmost " influ
ence could only get threo whig votes for the
compromis»*, his " utmost " influence is verv
contemptible. This great Gen. Scott, no om
nipotent in his influence with the whig party,
was only able when exerting that influence
to the ** utmost," to iuduco three whigs to
vote for the fugitive slave law ! [rjr- Ami it
happens that these three whigs were deci
dedly and bitterly hostile, to his nomina
tion for the Presidency !
Isn't this a very strange business ! »Strange
that Scott's utmost influence could only pre
vail on three Northern whigs to vote for the
fugitive slave law ! Strange that these three
whigs opposed his nomination ! Strange that
his only friends before his nomination were
the enemies of that law ! Strange that the
friends of the compromise should oppose the
man who had exerted his "utmost influence"
to secure its passage ! Strange that the ene
mies of the compromise should be the only
men in favor of Scott, who had shown such
friendship for the compromise! »Strange,
the whole story and argument, and strange,
passing strange, the whole conduct of whig
gery in this matter.
O ! for light ! showing where, when, and
how Gen. Scott ever publicly expressed any
spprobation of tho fugitive slave law !
O ! for light ! to show us that, in his letter
accepting the whig nomination, he meant any
thing else, when talking about not discrimi
nating among whigs in electing public offi
cers, than that he would restore to office those
anti-fugitivo slave law whigs who had been
removed by Mr. Fillmore for obstructing the
operation of that law !
Strange things make up a whig argument
these days. North, Gen. Scott is the favor
itc and especial candidate of Seward, Gree
ley, and their abolition gang. South, ho is
held up as the man whose "utmost influence"
was exerted against these pet friends of his!
O ! for light ! upon the motives of both !—
Nashville American.
Where do you Stand?—A n exchange
paper says, that the great question now
agitating tho public mind is, are you for
buttons or for brains? If for buttons you
vote for Scott;'othcrwisc, you go for Pierce let
every man define his position. Wo must
havo no "bobbing or dodging." For our
selves, having a soul above buttons, we go for
brains.
The Scott Picture Rook. —The Irish
American, of New York thus speaks of the
features of this work :
The whigs havo issued a campaign picto
rial life of Scott which contains one of the
vilest caricatures of Irishmen which ever
emanated from the filthy pencil of its evil
author. In a sceno representing certain
returned Irish prisoners, one man is repre
sented as kneeling in the most slavish and
abject attitude, while tho faces of all arc
represented in such a hideous deformity, that
humanity has, thank God, nothing to
equal it. For the proGlo of one of my coun.
try men the artist seems to have studied an
ape or baboon ! That is, certainly, a strange
way of complimcntiing us, making us the
laughing-stock of anation, and then asking
us for our votes for such true friends. Save
us from our friends" wc may well exclaim.
Scott— N t Talent mit Administration.
—The Scott journals have signally failed in
every attempt to establish that Gen. Scott has
either administrative or diplomatic faculties
Hu is a mere soldier—a great field Marshall
— au iutrepid General—nothing more,
career in Mexico, exec pt on (lie field of battle,
was a budget of blunders which made him the
jest and ridicule of tltc army aud of the enemy.
Kvcrybody remembers his amusing and ab
surd passages with Mr. Trist, and the not only
preposterous, but silly letters be wrote on the
occasion. He was hoodwinked and finally
outwitted by Santa Anua ; aud our whole ar
my knew it, aud said so at the time. His
much vaunted diplomacy in South Carolina
was regulated by positive and secret instruc
tions, and tho only thing he achieved there
was not making, for once in his life, " a fuss,"
or displaying his usual pomp and " parade,"
or kicking up a row generally aud severally.
The only peculiarity wo eau discover is bis
uppreheusion of the presence of some officer,
who is nameless, at or too near Charleston, aud
his getting him ordered to a remote post.
The Florida war he managed so badly and
bungingly, as not only to get baffled aud beaten
by the Indians, but to embitter tbe whole
white population, be bad been sent to de
fend, against him. And tlso delegate from
Florida, tho lato J. M. White, an ultra whig,
was obliged .to demand his removal —Lou
Cour.
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with hypocrisy, and with abolitionism
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Their insinuating or charging these thing*
Gen. Pierce would'nt have made mnch
upon
difference, perhaps, if they hadn't proved tho
said insinuations or charges.— Lrm. Jour.
So you have proved Pierce a coward, a liar,
a hypocrite, and an aMitionii*. After this
foul language, it would be in order to read a
homily on the wickedness of aimsing Gen.
Scott ; and wc may look for an exploit of
that sort to morrow. Wc must admit that the
whig press lad pit to the lowest depth of ruf
fianism, in this canvass. There never was
a democratic candidate started for the pres
idency, who was not charged and proved by
"convenient testimony" to be amongst tho
lowest aud fasest of mankind.
The world mast conic to one of two conclu
sions ; either this country is debased to tho
lowest depth of iufamy in putting forward and
supporting such men, or the whig press is ut
terly unscrupulous and abandoned.
Tho editor docs well to admit that their in
sinuations and charges make no diffcrcnco
without proof. Their charges ba?e no weight,
and their witnesses arc as far below par as
the notoires.
This paragraph is just about as low as it is
possible to get. An editor may well con
clude after such a paragraph, tint his insinu
ations and charges wouldn't make much diffe
rence .—Louisville Democrat.
QT/" Calomel is said to be an infitlliblo
remedy for tbe bite of a mad dog. Cleanse
the waund as soon as possible with soft water
and castilc soap, then apply a piaster of mcca
rial ointment.
Qjr^The following good thing is from the
Cincinnati Enquirer :
One or the flrxacro —After tho meet
ing lad left the ground at Carthage, on
Saturday, and were congregated at the hotel*
waiting for their carriages, John S. Buck
ingham, of Symmes, drove up in bis wagon,
held his hones, drew off his co«t, rolled up
his sleeves, and sang out :
Fellow-Citizens : I am a friend of Gen.
Scott ; and have admired hitn as a military
man; I would mourn his loss to the country
as sincerely as any man. Now, fellow -
Citizens, if you're as friendly to this great
General as I am, it is your duty to go to tho
polls and vote for Gen. Pierce.
ßy The Scottites hope to relieve Gen. Scott
of the odium of nativcism, by publishing that
Peter Skin Smith and Lewis C. Levin will
not support him. These men are prominent
natives, and if they don't support Soott, ho
cannot be of the truo faith.
This is whig logic, and will prove anything.
Some of the leading whigs of the United
States will not support Scott ; therefore Scott
is not a whig. The truth is, Soott is worso
than the Dutchman's cow. IIo expected to
find tbc uncertain beast on both sides of tbo
creek ; Lut Scott is to be found on both sides
of all the creeks. Only eight years ago ho
claimed the paternity of nativcism ; but liko
an unnatural father, he deserted his offspring
when it began to be infirm and sickly. No
wouder prominent natives now distrust him
Hc is equally unfortunate with our citizens of
foreign birth. They remember how ready bo
was to join the persecuting crusado against
them whuu he thought it would pay. So tho
whigs arc iu a fair way to lose natives and
anti-natives. »Scott has dodged about, being
all things to all men, and is likely to loac all,
instead of gaining some.
A Shari-Wit — Au Indiana paper says,
tliat duriug a trial in Lawrenocport, a young
lad who was called as a witness was mM if
he knew what was the obligation of an oath,
aud where he would go, if bo told a lio ? IIo
said he supposed " ho would go whaio all tbo
lawyers went to !"
Qiy Two person* were conversing together,
concerning ono of their neighbors named
Brown, the proprietor ofa grocery bird by.
Says ooc of tbcm 'Brown is the meanest man
that I ever saw ; I was in his store the other
day, when I saw him catch a fly on the oonu -
tor and exanrino its foot with a magnifying
glass to discover if it had been eating sugar
out of one of his barrels.'
ITA boy uaraod Alfred Kelly, five yean
of age, living near Wilmington, Del, laving
borrowed a pocket knifo from hi, brother, foil
and stach tho blade into his bosom, and died
in consequence almost immediately, tbc knifo
Laving penetrted tho heart.
0^* People will knead broad. 1st the prioo
of corn be ever so high.
017* " I H take your part," as tho dlog said
when he robbed the oat of her portion of Usa
dinner.
Sad.—T o kiss a rosy-cheeked girl, and find
your mouth filled with Y'cnctian red, and she
»rowing pale on it, is truly an awful thing.

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