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i TERM3. THE PINEY WOODS PLANTER Will be published every Saturday J. TOT1III L an" A. H. II ALL. The price will bo Fim Dollar per annum if paid in advance, or tiix Oous. if not paid until tho end of the year. All piymonti made within the first three monthi will be considered is in advance. No subscription recoived for a leu pe riod than twelve month; nor discontin ued unlil all arre .rages are paid. A failure to notify a discontinuance of the pacr will bo considered ( a new en gagement. ADVEItTl.SEME?JT3 . Will be charged at the rato of Oiit Dullah for evcrv ten lines or under, for u1 in :m" & n a AS. 23 3) . "Much vet remains unsuno." From the New York Evening Tost. MAN. i The human mind that l"fty thing! The palace and the throne, Where reason aits a eceptcrcd king, And breathes his j udgment tone. t)h! who with silent step Bhall trace Tne borders of that haunted place, " Nor in hi weakness own, Yliat mystery and marvel hind . That lofty thing the human mind! The human heart that restless thing The tempter and tho tried; Tho joyous, yet the suffering Tho source of pain and pride; The gorgeous thronged the desolate, Tho seal of love, the lair of hate Self stung, self dciiud! Yet do we bless thee as thou art, That restless thing the human heart! Tho human soul that atartling thing! - Mysterious and sublime! Vlio anjrol sleeping on the wing Worn by tho scoff of time 'The beautiful, the veiled, the bound, The earth enslaved, the glory crowned The stricken in its prime! From heaven in tear to earth it stole, That startling thing the human soul! And this is man Oh! ask of him, The gifted and forgiven When o'er his vision, drear and dim, The wrecks of time are driven, If pride or passion in thoir power, Can chain the tide, or charm the hour, Or stand in place of heaven? . He bends tho brow, he bows the knee .'Creator, father ncne but thee!" AUTUMN. Tbo skies of Autumn wear a deeper blue, The moon and stars pour down a purer light, And lo! the magic frost in one brief night, Hath robed the forest in a brighter hue. Go where the mellow sunshine softly plays, And there by plain or hill-side, thou thall hear Sounds sweeter far than charm 'd thy listning ear, When songs of bird beguiled the summer days. Sweet sounds but sadt-the low and mutmur . ing wail , Of Autumn winds, that sigh among the trees; Telling of Death, a wild and mournful tale, And forcing solemn Thought on mind at . case. . t if our hearts may thus bo wisor make, Twwawell that leaves should, fall, and flowers "should fade! . mt s S3 a a s. jysnajGrji. , . : . iUFUTTB FORCE AND MORAL POWER. Vhin, -Tamerlane had finished build , log his pyramid of seventy thousand human skulls, and wa9 seen "standing at the gate of Damascus, glittering in 'tccl, with his battle-axe on his shoul der." till his fierce hosts tiled out to ' ticw victories and new carnage, the ktaloon-looker might have fancied that Nature wtw 1 in -her death throes; for havoc and v '.despair had. taken, posses sion of tho earth, and the sun ofman ' ?5nd senmnd sotlin? in blood. Yet it rnight b-3 on that very gala day of Tanlerlane, a litUe boy was seen play ing at nine.pinsinthestrectsof Menti, whose history was more important to men than that of twenty Tamcrlanes. The Tartar Khan; with his shaggy de tnonsof the wilderness, passed,, away like a whirlwind, lo be forgotten for ever; and thi German artizan has wrought a benefit which is yet imtnea surcably expanding itself, and will continue lo expand itself through all countries and through all times. What aro the conquests and expedi tions of all the captains, from Waker the Pcnnyless to Napoleon Bonaparte, compared with these "moveable types" of Johannes Faust T Truly, it is a mor tifying thing for vour conqucrer to re flect how perishable is the metal which he hammers with such violence, how the kind earth wiM soon shroud up his bloody foot prints, and all that he ttckiercd ar.d piled together will be - It THM! AIC CULT TWO SORTS OF VOL. I. like his own 'canvass city' of a camp, this evening loud with life, to morrow, all silent and vanished, "a few earth pits and heaps of straw." "Lot's Wife. "Mr. Colman in his agricultural Address last week, illustra ted the folly of modern fashionable fe male Education, by an anecdote. A young man who had for a long while remained iu that useless state, designa ted by "a half a pair of scissors," at last scrioudv determined he would procure him a wife. He got the "refusal'' of one, wno was beautilul ana lashionably accomplished, and took her upon trial to his home. Soon learning that she knew nothing either how to darn a stocking or boil a potatoe or roast a bit of bocf, he returned her to her fath er s house, as having been weighed in the balance and found wanting: A suit was commenced by the good lady, but tho husband alleged that she was not "up to the sample,' and of course the obligation to retain the commodity was not binding. The jury inflicted a fine of a few dollars, but he would have given a fortune rather than not to be liberated from such an irksome engage ment. "A well might the farmer have the original Venus de Medicis placed in his kitchen," said the orator, "as some modern fashonablo Woman Indeed," continued he, "it would be much better to have Lot's Wife stand ing there, for 6he might anSwcr one usclul purpose; she might salt his ba con!" Northampton Courier. Steam.- "Philosophy," says, Dr. Laidncr, in his book on the steam en gone 'already directs her finger at sources of inexhaustible power in the phenomena or electricity and magne tism, and many causes combine to jus tify the expectation that we are on (he eve of mechanical discoveries still grea ter than uny which have yet appeared; and that (he steam engine itself, with the gigantic powers conferred upon it by the immortal Watt, will dwindle in to insignificance in comparison with the hidden powers of nature still lobe revealed; and that the day will come when that machine, which is now ex tending the blessing of civilization to the most remote skirts of the globe will ceae to have existence except in the page of history.1 Pyramid op CnEOpg--this monu ment of pride science or superstition who knows which, was building while Abraham was in Egypt; Joseph and his biethren must have seen the sun set be hind it every day they sojourned in Egypt; it must have been the last ob ject which Moses and the departing Israelites lose sight of as they quitted the land of bondage ;Pythagoras, Hero dotus, Alexander, the Caliphs it has been the goal of nations! Lost nations have pigrimized to its foot, and look ed up as their common ancestors did before them, in awe and humility; and now, two strangers from the "ultima thule" of the ancients, Bri'nin. severed from the whole world by a watery line which they considered it impious to transgress, stand here on the summit, and looking round, see a desert where once stood the cloud-capt towers, the gorgeous palaces. The temples and tombs of Memphis arose in their calm beauty, and wisdom dwelt among the groves of palm and acacia solitary now, and deserted, except by the wan dering Arab and his camel. Lard iAiidsay't Letters. wilms' letters; poet Campbell; boz. The New York Evening Star has the following paragraph. "From Willis' beautiful letters uUn dcr the Bridge" published in the Mirror, and which surpass any thing of the kind in the English language, not excepting Charles Lamb's writings in the same pleasing sparkling vein", we learn that the Poet Campbell is coming to our country to visit that hallowed vale of Wyoming, which his pen has immortal ized, though never beheld by the au thor, Boz, in other words that marvel lousyomg writer Dickens, whose Pick, wickiuti papers have spread like wild fire over tho reading world, also pro poses to embark ihorUy in the Great We:J.,' GOVERN HINT, OX OF, AND THE OTHER OVER THE LIBERTY, Wt., SATURDAY ITCOKNLtCi, DECliMBEU 8, 1838. THE PLANTER. Tuesday, Dec. 4, 1838t "Another Richmond's in the Jield." Some of the leading federal presses in the Union have taken the alarm and hauled down the name of Henry Clay from their masthend, and hoisttd inilsplnce that of j Gen. Harrison, who is now the nominee expectant of the Harrisburg Cjnventicn But we fear, if they continue to change their candidate as often as they find him unpopular, they will hlako ps many chan ges and be as much perplexed as the Wliifr party were in this state last year, hen they kept changing and nominating till they nominated a distinguislind Democrat in the upper part of tho state for the of fice of Governor. Harrison cannot make a better run than Clay in the Sojth West. His opposition to the Republican doctrines of Jefferson is too well known to meet with a response from the bosonis of th freemen tf Mississippi, nt least. We l.:ve our Domestic Institutions os established and approved tf by our fathers, and we know that ho dispises these. Ho will nol own slaves, because, like Clay, ho be lieves slavery a sin and a curse, and for this reason he would not live in a slave holding iitate. But what is worse ihin all, he is in favor of appropriating the re venne of the general government to the abolition of slavery. This is the unkind- est cut of all. By an unjust and iniquit ous Tariff, the money is to be taken from the pockets of tho Southern Planter with which his own property is to be purchased. This would be a species of robbery and injustice to which no people who had once tasted the sweets of civil and political li berty would submit. No, as much as we value our glorious Constitution, erected by our fathers, as a bulwark around our liberties', we should infinitely prefer to see it tofd Into fragments and scattered to the four winds of Heaven, than to behold it thus perverted into an engine of injustice and oppression. We say unto theso fol lowers of Syssiphus "this stone will nol roll, it is worse than Clay, you'd better wander along the muddy and corrupt rill of Federalism, and see if you can't find one a littlo smoother." U. S. Senator. In regard to this sub ject, we have only to say, show us a man qualified upon whom he Democratic mem bers Of the Legislature will unite, and him will wo support. We sincerely hope that in tho election of a Scnalor all predilec tions and minor considerations may be sa crificed upon the altar of our country's good, and our party may act with unani mity and fixedness of purpose. Nothing short of this will ensure success, and if we fail the fault will be our own. Whensver the Democracy of Mississippi has rallied around a common centre, it has invarin bly succeeded, and it has only met w ilh reverses and disasters, when it has suf fered itself to be divided, and taken in de tail by the enemy. Democratic State Coxvextiox. This Convention wilt not be postponed, as was suggested some time since by one of the Democratic papers, but will assemble on tho 8th of January. Those counties that have not yet appointed delegates will have time enough to do so, hence, we see no good reason for postponing, "procrasti nation is the thief of time," and we should bear this in mind, when we recollect what a herculean task Is before us to be ac complished at the next November election. Federalism has stalked abroad in the land and scattered far and wide its pcstilenthl influence, and the time has arrived when Mississippi must be cleansed of every foul and cankering blotch of L'l Idlcism, that marks with rtamo and disgraco ber fur escutcheon. However, the Convention will be fully competent to decide upon the propriety of making nominations in Janu ary, or postponing the Convention to a later period. FEOrLE; WE It AVE SWORN TO iLTFORT THE FORMER AMD OFFOiE THE LATTER. KonoLrii AGAr os Tnu track. -Harrison is to run again, like a jaded horse, not with tho expectation of beating, but for tho amusement of the spectators. In 1833, Mr. Clay, on the race track, at Lou isville, offered to bet that Harrison would belt Van Buren on easy a? Rodolph beat Arigira. B;.t how was it? Von Buren distanced Li.n, and now, contrary to the rules, of racing, the old noasi: is brought up for tha r-ccond heat. Well "Go." "Wlli:E SHALL THE THAITOR REST." The Conservatives of New York seem to he meeting with the full reward ef their recrer.ncy to tho principles of Democracy. Like Arnold, they aro cursed by their quondam friends for their apostacy, while the enemy, into whose hands they would gladly throw themselves, together with their desperate fortunes, receive them with uistruiit and abhorrence. The Cou rier and Enquirer, a Whig paper, speaks of them in tho following terms of unqual fied condemnation: 'Thev arc the men who ara to be bourht by a profitable contract a p .rlion of Indi an spoils (ho privileges of 1 ho public mo ney, or any other bribe which the cxecu tivo can bestow, aud which they mey find it convenient to roccivc. They are men steeped in political treachery, whose namei are a byc-word and scorn among all honest men, and who disgrace and de grade any party to which they become at tached. They uro liko bnntiitti hoverin" ort the wings of two contending armies, and sclhns their services to the highest bidder. We aro willing to lose such men. Numerically insign'.fi ant, and ucrsonolly contemptible, their tiilidnce only is to be feared their friend.' hip is inwo.dangerous man lueirnostiiity." Theso traitors will, like all others who depart from the road of rclitudo and vir tue bo Constrained ultimately to acknow lege, if but secretly to themselves, that "honesty is the best policy." Their isola ted and helpless conJitioa is a melancholy comment upon their political treachery and rottenness. It will doubtless have a salutary influence, as their disgraco and political degradation will remain as bea cons to warn those who shall come after them against the rock on which they have so fatally split. Improvements op tub MicRo3corE. A German, name. I Van Esten. has recent ly produced improved microscopes, of os- tomsning and unheard ot powers. 1 hey are made of diamonds crystalized after be ing dissolved, and they have enabled him to make most astonishing discoveries in the properties of bodies, some of them ha ving an intimate connexion with health a nd tho treatment of diseases. The ani malcule which form the poisonous matter of certain diseases are made distinctly vi sible by meads of this micfoscope, and some of these are in the sanio maimer as certained tt make part of some articles of o irordinary fojtl. It has often been coi jec lured by medical men tint the virus of ma ny disorders to which the human body is liable, has an auimalcular origin, and this supposition has been fully verified by tho observations through Van Eston'a micro- cope. ihose substances are found to be composed almost entirely of animalcule; and these Seem to bo as various in their powers, habits and modes of life as the large animals which inhabit the earth. Tho animaculteofthe varioloid virus difler frnm those of the small pox virus iu size rather than form and habits. A new the ory and mode of treatment for dincases is likely to be the result of those important discoveries. Spallanznni long since ob served that the pcdiculus was in tho hab it of scratching ilscli'nnd thence inferred that it was bit by me other animal. This most minute animal is now mudo vis b'e. If tho means of destroying th ; ani malcule that constitute 'tbo virus of dis eases shall bo founJ out, a vast addition is made to the means of prevention and cure of disease. No doubt tho means of des troying them in oca will be discovejed, not only in the human frame, but in the food that we cat, from which thoy origi-nate.--.LVe. Gratitddk. A Dutch novelist's Dutch captain casts the following re flections on gratitude: "Gratitude is bcll-mctal for fools. I have never been betrtrpaid than in assurance of grati tude. Gratitude is the orange peel that is thrown away when thejuice is sucked!" Well done, Mynheer Von Dunk, 1VO. 42. ITEMS It is currently" rertnrpi ih.if IVTi- I ... GAR 17, who is SO wrdl vr-rapr! in interns. tional law, is about to publish a history of nj niieu ixi uiraiity," under the aus pices ufihrtt priat arid Bond potentate, Catharims of Russia! A? "Spartan Band." We are hannv to Ionrn that MV Tmr. DEts Stbvexs has been effectually reliev- ett ot hij c lossal tape-worm, by tha dose of Portdr administered In l.im nn lh GAP. ond Tuesday in October. Tha sa nnti-.V.ilthtisiiin nrnnnsifie. is nlinnt ir. favor the world wilh h equivalent generation," by which the l-ipuiuiinn oia township may l o increas ed ad libitum for political purposesi The correspondent nf inn Kt tcllifrenccr has in tho press a treatise up- IT.. r .i.-i -i-. "... 1 "m vjiiinoiiiis', with tho motto, "Think of that, Master Brooks." Wo are hanov to farn in! h V.i;nn. intelligencer contemplates tho estab- i. null-in oi u une ot tPiegraphs between Washington and Ohio, in ortfer to obtain tho earliest political intelligence. A new Flora of New York is advertised by tho celebrated flower-funcier, Mr. Oo dk.v Hoffmax, wilh a portrait of the au. thor, holding in bis hand a choice nescgay- The Wliiir Onfral pAitimtn.. r v... York has offered a handsome premium for another "oanic." Comnotimra m..ct ,i. dress themselves to tho correspondent of lu" iiuiiuiiai inieuigcnccr. We are sorrv to ho.nr ilni Mr vr.n. 'Tr.n's breathing, which was remarkably v-, . u uee ian autumn, has again be cotne thick and diificult. Tho M.ltE Chnnrfl. nr P..!;.;l Paradise Lost, is the title of a now epie pi.-ui, which is aDout to make its ftDDear snce. The interestm." Wh xefee, hiving strayed too far North, has been missing ever since tho great Weh 5Ter festival. Anv information about this ".SIX lOOt SUCkllnff" Wl l nratnCHu coivod by the bereaved Whig family. A process of rjectmcnt is about to be issued acriinst Measr. Riinor Sinno mid B-irrows, who, it is stated, havo de clined evacuating their presjnt comforta ble quarters. It is rumored that that State of Maine is about to commence rn nrtinn f.ir il re covery of the $100,000 offered by tho Fe- ofiransis 10 ine person who woMId first stop iiiu iiijjf uaii. The "Widow's Curse" is the namo of a new ballot-box. for which Mr. .TrlAr.nrr Stf.VE'S has i ist taken nut n nniHil It has the remarkable property of never gi ving- out. Letters from New York -inform m ihn the Whigs are "in tho stocks." A new farce, called the "Sirnrnsnfidnt vention," has made its appearance on the mow iorn ooaras. we are sorry to hear that it went off rather flatly, An essay upon "Political Unity" is in the ores, dedicated to MVasr Ci.lv Wkrster, anil Harriso.x, the trinity of n uigery. -crwae. Vkrmoxt Senator. The Hon. SanViel S. Phelps has been elected to the United States Senate, by the Legislature of Ver mont, in place of the Hon. Benj. Swift. Governor of PEXS3vr.rAXi.t. Tho of ficiul returns of this State, show, that the nbolition-whig candidate, Ritiicr, who spoke of the republican mombers in Con gress from Pennsylvania, as "bowing the knee to the ciark spirit of shivery," was beaten by Porter, 9,S53 votes. A f jrtres 000 y ears old has lately been discovered in 0'iif, near Fort Hill, ia Ad-n-ns county, by Professor Locke, who has addressed an interesting letter on tho sub ject U tho editor of the Cincinnati Ga zette. Tho Norfolk Herald merit mm n nn in teresting fact, that a provision for the cul ture of the mulberry tren in Virmili with a view to the silk manufacture, Was among tho firM legislative enactments of the colloi.ial Assembly. Make a point never so clear, it ia frrrnt odds, thut a mnn whoso habits and the be nent ot whose mind Ue a contrary way, shalj bo unable to comprehend it. So weak a thincr is reason in comni tiiion with in. clinution. Berkley. It is stated that Mr. J. Fennimoro Cm. per is engaged in prepariug for th press a Naval Jliftory of th , giatcn, the first, and Firrr Cunrt (oratory ub. sequent insertion. No ad r or tinomnn t will bt inaorted eroo ouco, for lot ihai Two Dollar. Persons lending advertiMmenti aro requested to mark on them the nnmbc? of times they deeire them to be inserted, otherwise they will be continued until forbid, and accordingly charged. A liberal deduct. on will bo road to peraona who advertise by the year. . mm wmi. or evehV pESumPTiojr NEATLY AND EXPr'DltlCUSLT EXECUTi ALSO Justice' and other Blaxxi for aalo at this OfhVe. Ax cxpeksitr Railway. Tho total estimated coptof the Great Western R?.il- way in England, is 4,289,938, or 33, 133 pprmile, for 117 milds, exclusive of 28,000 for Parliamentary and general . expenses, and exclusive of locomotive pow er and carriages. The working classes aro the pillars of the constitution. When those pillars be come incapable of sustaining the super structure, it must fall, and great will be the fall thereof. Let the working classes lay this to heart. Let them remember thhton them devolves the responsibility of sustaining this grand and beautiful fa bric. Let them remember that '.hen that fabric falls, they too must fall with it, and "be trodden under the foot of man." Let them remember that from this fall thcra can be resurrection. Lou. Pub. Adv. Tho "Recherche" frigate, sent SJrns time ago on an exploring expedition, had returned, after reaching 80 degrees North latitude; tho farther prosecution of tho voyage was prevented by the intensity of the cold, the mercury being 67i below tho freezing point of Fahrenheit. The gcnoral banking law in New York has given origin to a large number of mo- to netary institutions. Among them we no tice the East River bank w ith a capital of $1,000,000, with power to increase to S'25,000,000 ; the New York Banking Co , wilh a cash capital of 1,000,000; th Wil loughbv Bank with a present capital of $100,000, with the privilege to increase it to $10,500,000, and to continue 100 years. Tho whole number of pupils educated in Bjfton, at the public expense, is ten thousand one hundred and eighty-nine. This includes onn hundred and eighty at the Latin and English High School. Sir John IIersciigl's CoMPUMENt to Americans. At a recent meeting of the British Association for the ad vancement of science, at New Castle Sir Johnllerschel, in speaking of thosij persons who had corresponded with him-upon the subject meteorology, said thai he had received communications from different parts of the globe, giving valuable information lipon . meteorolo gical observations made, but to nona had he to express his obligations ia , stronger terms than to the "philosd-- phcrs of America." The general assembly of the state of Arkansas, met in the state hause at Lit tle Rock, on the 5th insh In consequence of the insurrection in Canada, the Montreal banks bav again suspended specie paymcutsv - According to the Philadelphia Ga- - zette the - steamer Charleston is to b3 sent round to New Orleans to ply be tween that city and Galveston, TcxoSi Cnpt. James Pennoycr, who is well known and esteemed, is to command her. A pretty young nuakcrcss, the daugh ter of a respectable farmer ef West Chester, Pa. has been lately discovered in New York, cohabiting with a coal black negro who had seduced her from her parental home. Sol Siriith has abandoned the editor ial (whig) life, and gone to theatrizing again ; as wo see his nams aaoounedd iu the pl.vy bills of Mobile. The Hon. ALord Cuthhert, United Staes senator, from Georgia, has "re signed his scat. Sheridan Knowks has'a'srain aston- sihed and delighted the dramatic world, with a new play called the "Maid of Mancndopt." The Lcndoa lolks go rn masse to sec it. U illiam C. Frazier, iu Ue of the Uni ted States court died at M'lwaukie, Wiscoasin territory, on the 18th Octo ber last. The editor of an castcrnTDnncf. re commends immoderate, doses of- fresh cal-fch for the cure of fever and ague! Pshaw, what mph story! Another fire recently occurred in Charleston, S. C. supposed to be the wo. k. w! an uiccmnary. Loss 3(J,0U0. i lie t rople ofliiissia are rommwoil rf . no less than 81) uitf'orciit race rr nn. tionalitics, who speak 40 distinct Ian- ' guages. Ccuious. The Boston Sentinel says that if a person bend the first and- ' third fingers of tho left hand and commencing March at the thumb, count on the bent fingers will Indicate tho monthi which contain only thirty dan No mUtaic! - vv. ; 9 ' ... .