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Attorney at I-axv,
Panola, Miss.
An;ii. lfth lir-lfJ.
i j
Iku S'Dlft w-Li-y
At the L'laiHer ami lrudtrs- onoe
Store, Memphis.
AV1NG made a rrngeinents during ,
il i,:it winter with soino ot the
".l manu&clurers in tho Kal, is l.o- j
receiving a partoi ins summer .ru u. ,
Boots, Mice?, anu t.iog.ms uu
.vpriil sliii.ments will bo adueJ
tl u r-
in" uic nioniHs ui ;iM it
.i i., r a.;i .( :.-iv .i
among which are, for the tiutle: j
I 1UU pr. mens single and double sole j
Bro"ans, various pattern-',
.mi li i i.f. uoni'.'in call' seal
si rap
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shoes ' Ituois,
O'JO do. fiii'.s. guoj ami fine
mar boots,
iM'..ti,j l..w ii!i:ii-tpr call ami sea
Men's calf, g.i.it and seal skin slip-
pers, I
4U0 pr.'boys Downing & Brognn. ,
Mens extra size Urug.ms, to fill bro
ken stocks, &c, v-V., which will be suU
by the case or dozen at a small advance
on manufacturers prices.
will also be fiill, GRAND and com
plcte among which are:
Cunts. TALL Boots a perfect fit,
Button gaiiors;
Caif and goat Monroes;
Velvet Nullifiers;
Goat, do.
Fancy pumps;
Ladies linen i gaiter;
" lasting do. do.
t , foxed buskins;
linen do. do
" kid welted do
" do pumps and low ties;
" white Knglish uid slippers;
ri.;i,trt.n. Mioses', Youths' and
UIIU UllllUK"" I '
Boy's shoes &c. too numerous to
" We'charge but half price for looking
at our stock, and prices winch shall be
satisfactory lo all who want a good ar
Won't you .call as you L';
at the I tanters .uiu
Si an ut.
der the Franklin House r rum
Ilow?-and we'll "do you proud; as far
os the UlWtiliZ""
Memphis April 25 '46. 10-4w.
To tlicOciitlcincn of
IF you desire good clothing and at
excessively low prices, let me con
strain you to give me a cal . 1 can
now cloth you from and to both extrem
ities. Desirable Hats, of Otter, Beaver,
Ashland, Silk & Plush, as well as Caps
of oil Silk, and Cloth; Night Caps;
Shirts of every kind, Si!kr Cotton, lin
en, and Buckskin; Drawers of all kinds,
Coats, Pants, & Vests of every discre
tion; Socks and elegant Boots and Gai
ters; Cravats; Tvussian G.rdles; Shoul
der Braces; Money Belts, and every
thin else so multiplied that I have no
natieVe to enumerate, you can find at
II Wade's on Madison street, Memphis,
nearly opposite the Post Office, and
near the Union Bank. jj y,)E.
April 11, MG 8"lf-
Uanscrs Notice.
rpAKEN up by omas Musgrave,
1 living about five miles North Last
if PanbCone Sorrel Stud Horse, with
. I -iwMit fivfi vears old
a star in ni io--c,. -,-
appraised to
BUS K " - , .
There lived and old woman, some
years ago at mushquash creek, in
South Carolina, that had a large fortin1
and only darter. 'She was a widder, a
miser, and a Drunker. She was very
goo I and very cross, as many righteous
folks are, and had a loose tongue and
a tight purse of her own. All the men
that looked at her darter she thought
had an eye on her money, nnd she
warn't lar out of the way nothcr, for
it seems as if beautydnd money was
too much together in a general way.
Hich gals and handsome gals arc sel
dom good for not bin1 else but their cash
or their looks. Pears and peaches ain't
often found on the same tree, 1 tell you.
She lived all alone almost, with nobody
but her darter in the housei and some
old nigger slaves in a hut near at hand;
and she seed no company she could
help. The onlv place thev went to in
a g-nera, Nvay? Was mectin', and jPru !
sha never missed that, 1W it was the j
I onlv chance she had sometimes to fret
out alone. -
Barney Oxman had a most beautiful
voice, and always went there, too, to
sinrr alonrr with tbn rr.il s; nriil l!:irnrv
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hcarin ot the fortuv of Rushy, made
up to her as fierce as possible, and sung
o !
stood number one with the heiress.
But then he didn't often get a chance
to walk up with her, and when he did,
she didn't let him come in for fear of
! the old woman; but Barney warn't to i
be put off in that way Ion
When a '
rrn) In ,,.,ctMr' n 1 o n
aol,0r, if. a high fence thcy can't got
, ,
I tell you what," says Barney, "sit
up alone in the k
ecpin' room, Ilushy
dear, artcr old mother has gone to bed, ;
put out the light, and I'll slide down on '.
the rope from the trap door on the roof.
Tell her you are exercised in your j
mind, an 1 want to men-Jit me alone, as i
the words you have heard this day have
reached your heart.""
Jerusha was frightened to' death al
most, but what wont a woman do when
a lover is in the way? So that very
night she told the old woman she was
exercised in her mind, and would wres
tle with the spirit.
"Do dear," said her mother, "and you
wont think of the vanities of dress and
idle company no more. You see I have
given them all up since I made profes
sion, and never so much as speak of ,
them now, no, nor even to think of
Well, the house was a flat-roo led i
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house, and a trap door in the ceihn7
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over the keepin' room, and there was1
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a crane on the roof with a rope to if, j
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to pull up things to spread to dry there, i
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As soon as the lights were all put out,'
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and Barney thought the old woman was
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asleep, he crawls upon the house, anu 1
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opens the trap door, and lets himself j
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down by the rone, and he and Jerusha.
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corner courtin, or, as they can u in.
.1 .1 t'cntifHn nel.es." When
1 bejrun t0 s!l0W, ho went n
1 hn,,h
1 me rupe nanu ""uf
it up alter lum ana closca me trap uoor,
and made himself scarce
Well, all this went on slick as could
be for a while, but the old woman seed
that her darter looked pale as if she
hadn't had sleep enough, and there was
no gettin' of her up in the mornln1; and
when she did get up she was yawnin'
and gipin' and so dull she had not a
word to say.
She got very uneasy about it at last,
and used to get up in the night. some
times, and call her darter, and make
her go of! to bed; and once or twice,
come very near catching of them. So
what does Barney do, but takes two
niggers with him when he goes arte r
that, and leaves them on the roof, and
fastens a large basket to the rope, and
told .them if they felt the rope pulled, to
hoist for dear life, but not to speak a
word for the world. Well, one night,
the old woman came to the door as us
ual, and sais
"Jerusha," says she,' "what on earth
ails you, to make you set up all night
that way: do come to bed that's a
'Presently, marm," sais she, "I am
wras'tling with the evil one I'll come
presently." .
'Dear, dear," sais she, "you have
wrastlcd long enougli with him to have
throwed him hy this lime. If you can't
throw him now, give it up, or he may
throw you'
"Presently, marm," sais her darter.
"It's always the same tune," sais her
mother, going; off grumbling "it's al
ways presently: what has got into the
gal to act so? Oh dear! what a pro
tracted time she has on't. She has been
sorely exercised, poor girl!"
As soon as she had gone, Barne)'
larfed so, he had to put his arm around
her waist to steady him on the bench,
in a way that didn't look like rompin';
and when he went to whisper, he larf
ed so he did nothin' but touch her cheek
Pvith h'13 linf? in a thal looked PIa
! Suily like kissinS and felt like it too;
i and he PulIed t0 Sct away? and thcy
! had a',nost rc-lar wrastle a3 lhey set
! on lhe bcnch: when' as ,uck would
Lhave ll' over went lhe bench' and down
! wcnl bolh cn 'em 011 the nnr vvilh an
awful smash, and in bounced tho old
"Which is uppermost?" sais she:
"have you throwed Satan, or has Sa
tan throwed you? Speak, Rushy; speak,
dear; whose throwed?" - ,
"l've.throw'd him," sais her darter;
"and 1 hope I've broke his neck he
acted so."
up i.-v,i ti,i.
Vyuuiu l(J ucu, lin.li, oaia out, uui-
ling, and
be thankful:
say a prayer
backwards, and
Ji?t then the old woman was seized
round the waist, hoisted through the
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""I"""" lu rvioi,au no... u.ut
crane, vneru inu uaaivui oiui'j.u,
1 ' "I151 Uim" Sill: IvUUVT U, OIIU
awa' "f cver so far in ,ho ir' "!nS'
in' in a large basket, and no soul near
Barnev and his nijrffers cu-t stockdou-
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b e auick' crcPl into lne busnes, arw
Avcnt round to the road in front of the
bouse, just as day was breakin."' The
old woman was then singm1 out lor her
dear life, luckm' and squcallin' and
cry in' and faintiu' all in one, properly
frightened. Down came Barney as
hard as he could clip, lookin' as inno
cent as if he had heard nothin' of it,
and pretendin' to be horrid frightened,
offers his services, climbs up, releases
the old woman, and gets blessed and
thanked; and thanked and blessed till
he was tired of it.
'Oh!" says the old woman' "Mr.
Oxman, the moment that Jerusha
throw'd the evil one, the house shook
,iko an i earthquake, and as I entered
the room he seized me, put me into his
basket, and flew off with me. Oh7 I
shall never forget his fire eye-balls and
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the horrid smell of brimstone he had: '
"Had he a cloven foot and a long
tail? ' said Barney,
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"I couldn t see in the dark,' said she,
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"tut his claws were awful sharp, oh,
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how they dup- into my ribs', lte enal-
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most took the flesh off oh dear! Lord
, . . . . , . .
have mercy on us! 1 hope he is laid
in Use Red Sea now. 7
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"I tell you wnat it is, aunty,'' said
Barney, "that's an awful story; keep
it secret for your life; folks might say
the house was haunted lltat you was
possessed, and that Jerusha was in
league with the evil one. Don't so much
as lisp a syllable of it to a livin' sinner
brea'hin; keep the secret and I will
help you."
The hint took; the old woman had
no wish to be burnt or drowned for a
witch, and the moment a feller has a
woman's secret he is that woman's mas
ter. He was invited there, stayed there,
and married there, but the old woman
never knew who "The Evil One" was,
and always thought till her dying day
it was Old Scratch himself. After death
they didn't keep it a secret no longer,
and many a good laugh there has been
at the story of Barney Oxman and the
Evil One.
Mistaken in the person. An inci
dent occurred in the fj. States Senate a
short time since, which created a good
laugh, and the complete discomfiture of
the origiuator. A young blood from
Virginia was introduced upon the floor,
by a Senator from that State, and look
his scat outside the bar, among the pri
ileged distingues collected there. Af
ter spending an hour, he left the compa
ny with his Senatoril friend, but disco
vered as soon ho reached the outside
door, that his gloves a new pair-
were missing
'I've loth my gloveth; they have
been tholen from my hat."
"Do you suspect any one?" inquired
tho Senator.
"Yeth: sir, I do."
"Be kind enough to point him out."
The blood carried him back to the
floor, and pointing to two very ordina
rily dressed gentlemen, said, "It wath
one of thothe two men."
"Well, one of those persons is Mr.
P , the British Minister, and the
other is Gen. S , Acting commander-in-Chief
of the United States
The young man was thunderstruck,
and in the extremity . of his agitation,
thrust his hand deep into his dexter
breeches pocket, and lo and behold! ho
found his gloves pushed into the small
est possible compass. He looked at
them looked at tho Senator looked
at the door, and without saying even
as much as good bye, bolted. Mr. Ar
cher smiled and walked towards his
By Thomas Mackellar.
There is a land immortal,
The beautiful of lands;
Beside its ancient portal .
A sentry grimly stands,
lie only can undo it,
And open wide the the door,
And mortals who passthrough it,
Are mortals never more.
That glorious land is Heaven,
And Death the sentry grim;
The Lord thereof has given
The opening keys to him.
And ramsomed spirits sighing,
And sorrowful lor sin,
Do pass the gate in dying,
And freely enter in.
Tho' dark and drear the passage
That leadeth to the gate,
Yet grace comes with the message,
To souls that watch and wait;
And at the time appointed
A messenger comes down,
And leads the Lord's anointed
From cross to glory's crown.
Their siohs are lost in singing,
They're blessed in their tears:
Their journey heavenward winging,
They leave on earth their fears.
Death like an angel scemeth;
"We welcome thee," we cry;
Their face with glory beameih;
Tis life for them to die-
The silver Moon's euamor'd beam.
Steals softly through the night,
To wanton with the winding stream,
And kiss reflected light.
To heads of state, go, balmy sleep,
('Tis where you've seldom been,)
May's vigil while the shepherds keep,
With Kate of Aberdeen.
Upon the green the virgins wait,
In rosy chaplet gay,
Till morn unbars her golden gate,
And gives the promised May,
Methinks I hear the maid declare,
The promised May, when seen,
. Not hall so fragrant, not half so fair
As Kate from Aberdeen.
Strike up the tabor's boldest notes
We'll rouse the nodding grove;
The nested birds shall raise their
And hail the maid of love.
And see! the matin lark mistakes:
He quits tho tufted green,
Fond bird! 'tis not the morning
'Tis Kale of Aberdeen!
Now lightsome o'er the level mead,
Where midnight fairies rove,
Like them, the jocund dance we'll
Or tune the reed to love,
For see! the rosy May draw nigh;
She claims a virgin queen;
And hark! the happy shepherdscry,
'This Kate of Aberdeen.
Messrs. Editors: I see, iri the-last
"Union," that a writer ( I presume their
usual correspondent, the British agent
now in the Capitol) complains, not that
the goods exhibiting at the "National
Fair" are too high, but too low. "JHe
says that they cannot be sold for the
prices marked, and invites them out.
Let them come on, and this Manchester
man with them, and the manufacturers,
I venture to predict, will not only fill
all their orders but thank them for their
custom. But this writer inquires, when
the American manulacturers can sup
ply goods at "lower prices" than for
eigners, why tax the consumer by the
tariff? Tax the consumer! How? by
giving them goods at "low prices
This is a strange taxation, but it is the
way the protective policy always ha3
and always will tax the people, by giv
ing them goods cheaper and cheaper as
capital is invested, skill acquired, and
supply increased. Repeal the tariff,
check American competition, get goods
from abroad as formerly, and these
Manchester men will soon put up their
prices to former rates and jnake their
fortunes at one expense; and this is just
what they so ardently-.'desire to accom
plish by breaking doVn'our tariff. Will
an American Congress gratify them?
We shall soon see.
But the "Union" man inquires, if we
can manufacture as cheap as foreigners,
why keep on the tariff? And I ask him,
if the tariff has, by inducing Investments
and increasing supply, reduced prices
to one-third and one-fourth of what they
were before, why repeal it, and thus
check further investments, further-com-petition,
and still further reductions of
price? Answer this.
But, says this British advocate, these
manufacturers are realizing profits of
from 30 to 100 per cent. So much the
better, if, as he says, they are giving
us the goods cheaper than they can be
made abroad. For it is clear if-they
are realizing such profits, capital, al
ways w atching for the Lest employment
will soon rush into this profitable busi
ness so fast, and increase supply, that
the prices will be so 'reduced that the
profits will soon come down to .the or
dinary rates of G or 7 per cent. Re
peal the protective tariff, and you check
all further investments and secure a
monopoly to the invested capital. Con
tinue or increase the tariff, and you in-
crease investments and competition , do
stroy monopoly, and still more and
more reduce prices by still more and
mnrfi .nrrreasin.T sunnlv. skill, and ex-
Jperience. Then we go for the tariff, to
promote competition, destroy monoply, Bul nQne of ,hese await u3 NonQ of
reduce prices, and thus benefit the con-,lhes(J thlngs Ctfn move uslhey arc
sumers, whilst we increase the wages ; n0. ony wrested from us, but we arc
of labor by increasing the demand for . held up to public reprobation as unwor
it, and at the same time "increase the thy orthe smallest honors, the punniest
prices of agricultural produce of all trusts of our country. Whigs! we are
, . , , , , . a- proud of you; and we will proclaim the
kinds, raw materials and breadstuff,, ; JsuIling ;enlimenls Df our hearts on
by increasing its consumption. I any spot of tyranny or right that sees
Thus these anti-tariff agitators are j the light of Heaven. Nothing shall
doin" every thin"- for the invested capi- I keep them down. And we as boldly de
lal by checking competition and secur- I mand (not petition) that the bill ofex
, 0 . c , . . elusion, with all its penalties enacted
ing them a monopoly of tho American against yQ be al and foreyer rg
market, whilst, on the other hand, thcy pealed. We wait no privileges; wo
are injuring labor by diminishing its will have none. But we demand, as
employments, and depressing agricul- we ever have done, and will forexerdo,
ture by diminishing tho demand for its that we be permitted to stand up equal
, . rr,, r . , r., . in political rights, m patriotism, in nub
productions. The friends of the tariff pnvat es'leem wilh an'y maBi
ate, therefore, the true friends of the setof men, or tahty, that can do l on-
farmers and icork in gmen, 'while the op-
ponents and agitators of the tariff are Washington and Uancoc!;, Henry and
the real, though unintentional friends i Adams-. ,llas demand no jusiice to
... ... i enforce it Is it unfounded in history
or invested capital, by checking compe-; or cquhy ? Is it bok,, im)Ujent or nu.
tition and securing them a monopoly, dacious? Wc leave the decision to our
while they break down agriculture and brethren who have so relentlessly pcr
the laboring man by curtailing their j secuted us. Southron.
employments and their markets. -Is
not this tho plain practical operation
and effect ot the present course of the!
anti-tariff party? I submit this ques
tion with confidence to every farmer,
mechanic, and working man in the coun
try. iVah Int.
The WniG Pakty. Never were we
prouder of this glorious old party than
at the present crisis. We have stood
by it in many a hopeless contest, and in
one glorious triumph, against the min
ions of power, but never yet have we
fel such a deep, satisfaction and eleva
ted sense of its devotion to the honor of
thecountry. We have seen it derided
and scofled at,- -we have looked on in
unutterable pain at the malignant pro
scription of the stern patriotism, the
proud genius and splendid talents of
her sons. We have seenhem, as by
a bill of Fxclusion, banfshed from all
the places of honor and trust in our be
loved country; strangers, as it "were,
in a strange "land,; foreigners, among
their brethren, and in the midst of the
fruits won for them by the blood and
treasures oftheir proud whig ancestry.
And we have felt that this exclusion
from a fair participation in the trusts
and honors of this inheritance and es
tate of liberty, bequeathed us by that
! proud ancestry, was as galling to asen-
- i.n.nMn K.-triil n thn rrnel-
felll Vu UIIU uuiiu 1 ituit "
ty and disgrace that Charles 1, and the
infamous Stafford inflicted upon the
Puritans and Covenanters, who were
the bold and original architects ofwhig
principles. And why? We must re
member that was an ago of physical
scouring and torture.. That slitting
the nose, and digging the eyes from
their sockets, incarceration and blood,
were then the only instruments of dis
grace. This is an age of manners and
of polished refinement. To disgrace a
man now, you have not resort to physi-
cal torture. The instrument? of dis
grace in this polite age, is a scourge of
the sentiments. To a mind, elevated
in the scale of genius, learning, and a
true and honorable ambition, it is now
as galling to be denounced ' and pro
scribed as unworthy of honorable trusts,
as the severest corporeal punishments
were in the age of the profligate and
arbitrary Charles. Honor feels a stain
upon its chastity, inflicted through the
sentiments, like a wound. . .And to pro
scribe and exclude men, proud of their
country, swelling with emotions of hon
or when contemplating the institutions
of their fathers, ready to die for i.s
preservation and unsullied purity, men
of splendid genius and gigantic talent?,
is as base persecution, is as undoubted
a crushing of the spirit, as the most
frantic, arbitrary and blood tyranny,
the disgusting tyrant, whose name has
already too often blurred our page,ever
inflicted upon the Puritans and Cove-
Lnap.lers of his age. '
K iV, k v, 4 v, ...1. . 1 1
uui iiiuujjii nit; wuifis are iruaicu as
foreigners. and strangers on the soil of
their birth, upon the estate of their fa
thers, never for one moment have they
faltered in their devotion to their coun
try. And now, when that country is
inyjslved in a war, which many of them
think was brought on by precipitancy
and rashness induced alone by selfish
ness rushed into for a bcoa that God
and Nature had decreed ours, in the
peaceable and natural )rogress of
events, yet we see them marching up
to the conflict as cheerfully, as intrepid
ly ,' as enthusiastically as if their bre
thren had treated them as joint heirs in
the glorious inheritance of liberty.
.They can stand a proud scrutiny with
their oppressors. We are proud of
them and we have a right to be proud
of them. What other men on the broad
face of the wide earth, would act as they
have? With nothing to expect, noth
ing to hope for, but contumely and re
proach when the war shall have glor-
j lhe nfliCt wUh as cag'er cheerfulnesSt
j ns r lhCy were l0 return l0 their homes
and families with the rich rewards and
I gratitude that patriots of all ages and
1 a!1 limfs ,have wreathed upon the
or to human nature in ibis land of
Question What did Jon ih say when
r nc saw iiie jaws of the whale extended
lo receive him?
Answer He might have said,
"There's a fine opening for a young
07-"IIere, you little rascal, walk up
and account for yourself where have
you been?"
"After the girls, father."
"Don't you know belter than that?
Did you ever see me do so when I was
a boy?"
"Yeth, thir." '
To improve the breath and cleanse the
teeili lTo four ounces of fresh prepa
red water, add one drachm of Peruvian
Bark, and wash the teeth wiih this wa
ter in the morning and evening, before
breakfast and after supper.
It will effectually destroy the lariar on
the teelh and remove the offensive
smell arising from those that are decayed-
"Mamma, are all vessels called sheV
"Yes my dear."
"Then how are the national ships
called men-of-war?" ,
"Jane, you may put that child to bed.
0-uWhy have you volunteered?"
said rather a careworn-looking newly
enrolled volunteer, yesterday, to a fine
looking young co.mtry soldier.
"Why, I volunteered because I have
no wife, and go in for war," was the
unequivocal reply ; "and now, why have
you volunteered" he added.
"Ah!" said the careworn-countenanced
little man lor he was little with a
significant sigh, "I ' have .volunteered
because I have a icife, and go in Jor
peace. Delta.

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