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HALL. 1 un pnco will DO 1 1TB DOLLARS per 11 Hum ii aiu in advance, or nix Doll. if not paid until tha end of the year. All payments mado within the firut throo months will bo considered at in advance. No subscription received for a Uaa pe riod than twelve months; nor discontin ued until all arro irajrea aro paid. A failure to notify a discontinuance of the paper will be considerod. as a new en gagement. ADVERTISEMENTS Will be charged at the rate of On Vm-t-'a for every ton lines or under, for Tuxai aai omlv rwrn soars oa oovaaxusjfT, oa er, i nu oi-iiia ovta tii ff . uat a won to aurroar r roamta m onoaa tu tAtrnJ VOL. I. LIBERTY, MI., SATURDAY JTIOftflltfG, FEORUARY, 10, 1830. no. 32: vomi vivicATionrs. - ' - r""-1 l . .Li. For the Piney Wooda Planter Ms. Editor :I send you a few thoughts which were conjured up while on a hunt- ing excursion, and which you may publish if yoa think proper.'" " , . The other evening I laid a gun upon my shoulder, and wended my way to the woods, partly in pursuit of game, and more for the Bako of being alone. After having ntrollcd heedlessly about for some time, and nut finding any girae, nor tnrdly w ish ing to, 1 was standing pensive and alone, when my attention was attracted by the faint murmuring of a little stream, which was wending its way along but a few yards from where I stood. I hastened to it, and after having refreshed myself with its crys tal waters, I sat mo on a log which lay along its brink, as if some wood-nymph Ind diverted its failing course, thut the weary traveller, passing that way, might find a seat. The stillness of the forest, the lonlincss of the scene, the dreary as pect presented by the uakednosa of nattira together with my position, naturally caus- , ed my mind to advert to tho great works of ' creation, tho uncertainty of hfo end its possessions, an tha groat mystery of ex imiue : an 1 this liltlo stream as it stole ulonj its l.ibyrinthlaa coarse, and gradu ally lost iltelffr.iU my sight; its meander ins thro iTli many a sombre forest, reliev ed it and (hen by a partial glade, or per chance mazy opening, ere it found its pa rent water, ro:ninied tuo very strikingly of tho pilgtiaiaga of human life. - Here I spent an hourin tho full enjoyments of na tures purest converse; and when I roso to come away, I felt something of the same eeiisalion w aro upt to o.ipcrietue, when about to part with an intimate and confi dential friend, and now when I reflect up tin that interview with nature, I believe it to be one of the happiest hours of my life ; nnd it has left an impression upon my niind, which will not soon bo oblittcratod. ' When wc commence life's journey, cut our cable and launch out into this strange world of men nnd things, how littlo do we consider or anticipate the vicissitudes nnd misfortunes that await us; or what place "will find us, or where wc shall end it. IIow many "tins and downs," cross.es and trials, changes nnd separations, wo must pass through, ere we arrive at the great goal of human destination : and where this ne plus ultra of human research is, or by what supernatural and what it is, means wc ore carried triumphantly thro' the valley of shadows to it ; or .how it is th::t we are here in this world ; from whence 'we came nnd where wo are going, are all v,..t:!,, n;ibiects for the opinionist, but re- lives; and what do we know of oursuiv,tJpon old oceans foaming billows ; orforev- or how little do wo understand our exter nal relations t We merely know that wo are and that is all. The mind, what is it t That little inato unknewn something, that .remains with the body, find animates it while in this state, and then leaves it in unconsciousness, to mingle ith its parent earth. We believe it to be Deity from the eternal source of intelligence, and that it will live through oil eternity. "But in what relation it stands to this world, its connection with the body, and what the incorporeal principle is of which it con sists, and when it wings its way, when it leaves this clay tabernacle, are subjects, which can never be mado susceptible o( human demonstration. After all the assurances of Divine Rev elation, tho dependence of faith, anl buoy-J . ancy of hopo, there still remain many Fha-j dows of doubt and uncertainty, relative to futurity and tho things .of another world- Philosophy in her sublime excur- , inoy ouur oil cunjouiuro trem bling wing, to a ttwering giddy htight ; but she can never removo the little cloud which veils the mysterios of heaven. Eter nity to her is an unknown Vast ! To po earthly -traveller has the portals of heaven ever boen opened: no visiter to that cotea- tial country, has ever roturnod to inform us of its inhabitants, of their manners and customs, or the nature of that unalloyed felicity, enjoyed there by tho departed spi rits of this world. Indoed, this is a mysterious and unac countable world ! The heavens above its mechanism the eternal diverting and propelling power, which jruido the lawless comet in his fiory course, as he crosses the galaxy of innumerable millions of celes tial orbs, and by which ten thousand burn ing suns are stationed in ether, and ten timos ton thousand wheeling worlds arc carried in perfoct harmony around them: yet in tho Ir.ngusgo of tho Poet, I am ever ready to exclaim ' "I am, O God, and surely thou must be." Musings at ftigkt. - ' REASON. . V Reason is that power of the mind, by which we are able to distinguish the true and useful, from the false and worthless; tho right from the wrong ; the beautiful from the vicious; the reality, from the appear ance, llenco it is a light, by which we arc diie:tod in all our determinations and action? ; It is a guide to our liberty, which rules and controu's its exercise, and as such, should bo considered the paramount law of mental nature. What has it not done, for man f It has accomplished wonders 1 It has dethroned superstition, wbose be nighted reign, was so fatal to the best in terests of humanity and religion. It burst the fetters, that so long held the great mass of mankind in ignorance, and in chains. It has taught his mind to stray far into the depths of nature, to tho sweet floivers of science, nnd enj iy with rapture their su perlative sweets ; To soar into the hoarens, and seek knowledge timnnjr the Mars; To survey the planets, nnd draw lessons of wisdom, from their movements; To de scend into the mountain's dismal cave, and ocean's pearly bottom, to search for objects, of gain Who docs not feel, that his interest and happiness is promoted, and his pleasures enhanced, by tho advance ment of truth. What has done moro than reason,in promotingthe freedom of thought of speech, .of tha Press f Let the expe rience of tho past, the knowledge of the present, and the wisdom of the future an swer. Is it pot evident to tho most super ficial observer, that if it had not. been for this Divine attribute, man would have still been groping in darkness, ignorant of him. self, and unacquainted mkh the use be should make of tho objects around him, lost and bewildered in a sea of perplexi ties, and endeavoring to extricate himself from one difficulty, ho would only plunge into others more distressing. He would be like a ship in a storm at sea, without a compass, torn, tempest-tost and scattered, er hid beneath its roaring tio : Destituto ot JCcason man could not trace mo oppe rations of causo and effect ; Ho could not scan the works of nature, and see the ev ident design every whore manifested, the motion and order, every where displayed and thence infer the inevitable existence of its Croator; But with it, he looks up through creation, to its Author. ' Science explains the laws by which the properties of matter are arranged and gov vcrned, and collects them into an intcligi- blo system. , Reason shows the utility ol this system, and its capacity to increaso tho enjoyment, and ameliorate tho condi tion of our species. Science unfold the great Book of nature, and invites all to como and read; Reason purifies the -fount, where every votary may slake his thirsty with knowledge, made more delicious, by each succeeding draught : Science 'teaches her followers by demonstration; Reason by argument J Tho one by an exhibition stons of facts; The other, by conclusions drawn from them. . , ' KITTY CLOVER Jan. 2Jth, 1839. From our, exchange papers wo gUat), the following . ITEMS. . The Branch of tho Mississippi Rail Road Bank has been paying specie for all tic entire circulation, since tho first of Jan uary tho time that all good and faitaful Banks throughout the State commenced a rcsuption. The Citizens Bank of Madison it is sand resume on the 15lb inst. Tho real Estate Banktof Hinds county is paying specie now. The Coramerial Bank ol Rodney resum ed the payment of specie on tho 9th of Jan uary. - . .-. Judge Tappan.' The Columbns (Ohio) Statesman, unequivocally contradicts the statement, that Judge Tappan, the Sena tor elect from Ohio, an abolitionist. The Columbus Register, the Whig paper, which first gave currency to tho infamous libel, says in reference to the subject: candor compels us to acknowledge ourselves mis taken. Tappan is no abolitionist." Outrase Tho New Orleans Sun of Sunday Tost, saya : "By a letter received at New Haven, (Connecticut,) it is repor ted that the United states government packet . Consort. Lieut. Gardiner, w hich lately left New York for Vera Cruz, was wantonly fired into several times, Nov. 20, off that port, by the French squadron! Lieut. Uardincr nas aemanuea an expla nation of the Fronch Consul. Free Trader. Fashion in Wathington.'A Washing ton Correspondent of one of the papers, gives the following animated description of the entertainment (riven there by the Russian Minister, in cole brat ion of the Emperoa's birth day. ... , Washington, Doc. 10. The Russian Minister, (M. va Booisco.) gave a promised entertainment last eve-'j ning at his Mansion in ueorgetown. a:i the world was there almost, and thoe.'c wTs tho grandest affair ever known in the districts. Every thing imdoors was done in the best stvle of the court. Russian, French and American servants, almost without number, and decked in costly liv ery. Introductions were formal, orderly, & conducted in as much style and manner us though you had been introduced to the emperor "intead of tha ambassador. Sutherland, the Patriot General, is yet in jail in Quebec, unable to procure tho bail necessary for his release. : - Tho reason, it is said, that the feds are so opposed to Canadian freedom, is, that, then they will have no place, of retreat, after 1810, this side the great waters where they can find "ttujj' in office! . Nuw York Canals Four hundred boats freighted with property lo the a mount of $1,500,000 are said to be frozen in the New York Canals. If that io'nt a good one. Gov. Vance got the feds to pass a law last winter, raising the salary of governors thereafter from 1,200 to 1,500 per year expecting as a matter 01 course, as all his friends expected, that himself would be. the first happy recipient of the increased salary. But alas? 'there 8 many a slip 'twixt cup and lip," now a days. Wilring Shanningf the Lca thencood Lawyer, so often . called in derision and contempt bv his aristocra tic opponents, is the first to receive the extra S300 so paternally provided throuch the disinterested influence of the great defunct. O, Saxifax! O, Squash! Manhat. Adv. The Btudr of truth is perpetually joined with the love of virtue: for there is no virtue which derives not its ori ginal from truth; as ron the contrary, there is no vice which has not its be ginning io a lie. Truth is the foundation of all knowledge, and the cement of all societies. AMahryino Mak" The Boston Herald statei that in Vermont, lately, a Mr, Henry - Lovell was convicted of having married a tenth wife, the other niDC being still alive. An omm. While the fight of yester day was progressing, a noblo Eagle was seen hovering over the patriots. It is an omen of good. Our nollo bird is ever the friend of liberty. Dt. Post. More Slaughter. We arc crcdi- 1 informed bj a person from the op- oiitc side, that seven patriots who r-; c taken fnsom?r at the lata cn- pa-jct'nent, v c ordered qutyrstcrday ; r 1 ot. 'n 5 Ueai for mercy were in 'vo?.j A. A correspondent of tho. Lexington (Ky.) Observer,; wntiug from Cumber land -Fort, says that the -value of the horses, mules hogs, beef cattle, and sheep which has passed that place, dur ing the car, 1838, for the Southern market, is estimated at one million se ven hundred and eighty thousand dol lars. . . f To kiss ladies' hands after their lips, as some do, is like little boys, who after they eat the apple fall to the parings. Good FnEiainv The freight list of the Garrick,at New York, from Liver pool, amounts to $3,200, or about $16, 000. She is said to have the largest and most valuable cargo of British manufactures ever brought to this coun try. Her invoices are estimated at more than a million of dollars. " - Onto. A resolution, approving the Sub-Treasury plan, recommended by the National Administration, has pass ed the House of Representatives of the Ohio Legislature by a vote of thirty- six to twenty-eight. It was said to be stric'.Iy a party vote. "You must'nt smoke here biu," said the captain of a North Uiver steamboat to a man who was smoking among the ladies on the quarter deck. 'Must'nt, hey! why not?' replied he, opening his capacious mouth and allowing Uie smoke lazily to escape. 'Did'nt you sec the sign, all gentlemen arc reques ted not to smoke abaft the engine?' 'Bless your soul, thar don't mean me Tam not a gentleman not a bit cl It. You can't make a gentleman of mo no liowyou can fix it.' So saying, he suck ed away, and 'took the rcsposibilty,' A Wit. A man that has once got his character up for a wit is always sure of a laugh, say what he may. He may uttei as much nonsense as he plea ses, and all will pass current. No one stops to question the coin of a rich man; but a poor devil cannot pass cflT cither a joke or a guinea, without its being examined on both sides Wit and coin arc always doubted with a threadbare coat. ' " . Madame Celeste realized the hand some fum of three thousand dollars in twelve nights at Boston. She closed an engagement at the Trcmont on the I2fti'. She was to have appeared on the Monday following, at the National, in a new piece called the "Child cf Air." A young Amoroso at a political fes tival, gave the following toast: Thb Ladius Wc admire them, be cause of their beauty respect them, j because of their Virtue adore them, I because of their intelligence and love them, because we can t help il. A bill has been intoduced to pro hibit branches of tho banks of oth er States from being established in Ohio. This is intended, it is ?aid. to keep out an intended branch of the Bank of the United States of Pennsyl vania. Louisville Adv. Fatal, Kiss. Not long since, a wo man in North Carolina, shot her hus band through the head for kissing" an other.- bPN. No Sir; it wasfor not kissing hcrself.i rr,, ; . i- rr 11 1 1 nere is a woman living at iioweji. aged 55, who is cutting a new set of teeth. sun. There is a man living here, aged 35, doing the name, lie is a dentist la the New York Legislature, on the 7th inst., a resolution was ollcred by Mr. Sawyer, declaring the Atherton slavery resolutions, of Congress, to be a gross violation of the fedcial constitu tion, and that they ought to be imme diately rescinded. Laid on the table; sixty-eight members in favor of the re solution. So much for abolition and wbigcry; they go hand, and hand. , - New York.t--A bill repealing the the small bill law of this State lias pas sed both houses of the legislature by tremendous majorities. Just Sentiment. 'The best part of the population of n country, are the cultivators of ti 3 soil. r Independent far0 "V arc everv' t)i a the basis of OsV'.undtiifi true f rads of liberty . - -J w. v '- ;' F0tte'i"E Aitt ut -t- ohi na-i ft? UC'i-- ,updyMivesrnits gubsuissfrcrs paying upi-Arvcs "tfic following cogent reason: wlYintiiig paper is not the growtH of the forest, nor is printing ink found In the swamps, nor can the labor of, a printing office be pcriormcd by the wind. ' Texian Navv. Six vessels of war arc now building at Baltimore, fof the lcxian government one frigate of twenty-two guns, two brigs and three schooners. " Mackerel FisiiEnr. One hundred and eleven thousa"nd seven hundred and fifteen barrels of mackerel were acked in Massachusetts in 1S38, num er of vessels employed 857, number of men nnd boys li883. Very Good. The New York Sun says:- "1 lie very sparkle of a gratili- cd wi'e s eyes will go farther than a ton of anthrcitc it warms the. heart. The empire of Religion is never more surely established than when it reigns in the hearts ol men, unsupported by nought save jts native strength. "I intend going to the Fancy Ball' said a sottish fcllew the other day . "In what character?' asked Bob Lo gic- "Whv, as a gentleman, of course "Then you w ill. be out of charac ter indeed. It is generally conceded ihflt the best way for old bachelors to prepare for w inter to- get married. The same hint with a little variation, will apply lo old maids. . ! -' - : Great Gain. Mrs. Simons, of Sar dina, (Conn.) lately gave birth to four children, It is not .ascertained yet whether they are whig or democrats. The Hartford Courier, however, sets it down as a ';whig gain." The Quebec Gazette says oflhe Pre sident's Message "The document, "like most of the annual messages of "the United States Presidents, is an "able and dignified state paper, taking "a calm and detailed view of all the in "tcrests of the great and riing people "of which Mr. Van Burcn is the chief magistrate." . ' Monument. The citizens of Vicks burg have erected a monument lo the memory of Dr. . S. liodky, who fell a victim in " the contest between the citizens and the gamblers, on the 6th of July, 1835. The remains of Dr. Bodley were removed and deposited with all due honors, civic and military, under the monument un Saturday the 21 Dec. In Scott county, Iowa, after a resi dence of four days, the last single lady found a market on the IGth ult. A cor respondent writes, "our single gentle men are three to one, and so anxious are our settlers for wives; that they ne ver ask a single lady for hcrager. All they require is teetu."; Chicago Ame rican. . -, . x , , ""i- A Volume in-a Sentence. Describ ing the last parting with his concort of the French King Louis, just before his violent death in the French Revalua tion, (he author of tho last work under that name, Carlyle, thus assumes for . n mftmrnt his personality- and anhn.Ua . -t ' ,. .. 101 uie inuuaivu ouu t nc man! "And so our meetings and our part ings do now end! The sorrows" we gate each other; the poor joys wc faith fully shaircd, and all our lovings and sufferings, and confused' tailings un derlie earthly sun, are over." Thou good soul.' I shall never, through all ages of Time, see thee any more!'' Louisana. Tho legislature , of this state have, by a recent law, legalized the suspension of the banks in that state, so a to save them from a forfei ture of thcirchartcrs. DcELLiNa.r Tho followiug are the names of the gentlemen composing the Select Committee on duelling, in the :1Iou3C cf Representatives: Messrs. J. Q Adamsj foucey, Elmore, Rariden, Grantland, Grcnncll, Clark, Henry, Coiru ihc latter is rather an omin ons natmv The Gc4o EAOLEs--Thc Globe men. f tions that tha mint of Philadelphia has' commenced' striking off this, beautifnl I coin, and some of them have atti ved a Washiugtou, . The. branch mints wi loojsue thenv-Oae of our exchangi i ' papai otenrciK Wt.".0ojftuj:!5,vo years 1 since an eagle has beeh1 coined; at our mint," The coining of this picco was stopped la ' I W n consequence 01 Us exportation as fast as coined." It is a most beautiful, perhaps the most bcautittil gold coin in the world for size, portablcncss and impression. Gold, Voman and Man. Gold is proved by fire woman by gold-and man by woman. . Fire purifies gold gold corrupts woman-and woman cor rupts man.- JV. O.Sun. '.' Fudge! what do you know about, gold, and woman? Keep bjbttcr com,, pany. Bait. Sun. " 1 " -.',, r A startling pact. It is stated that American corporations, banks, rail roads, etc, arc indebted to foreign cap italists to the enormoas amount of one huudrcd and fifty millions of dotlart!! Shall wc not ultimately become mcro tributaries, vassals, to European des pptism, unless this madness be checked in its thoughtless career of fatuity and folly? Old Diminion. - f; A Northern poper 6ays that members' of Congress are paying $17,50 jpei' week for board, and slecptwo in a bed' Lord that's nothing, in Jackson, (Mi.J the members of the legislature pay $2a per week, and many of them nave no bod at all what do vou think of that Mr. Northerner. S. Sun. Canai Tolls. A million of dollars hare Seen collected in- Pennsylvania, since last November, as toll for mcr: chandize that . has passed between, Philadelphia cod. Pittsburg, 4 , The present governor of Alabama, A. P. Bagby, has been nominated fop re-election by the democratic conven tion of that state. Steamer from St. Johns to. Boston We learn from a St. Johns paper that two engines of 75 horse power each, have arrived from Liverpool for a new steamer which is now building for the rout between St. Johns and Portland or Boston. She is to be call ed the North America. B01 ton Tra veller. , " ' ',; - ' Too Good, Tho Boston Herald man, occasionally says something keen. He gives what he calls 'enviable situa tion, as follows; - . 'Walking-the' street with a lady on each arm, exchanging smiles with friends, and bowing to all acquaintan ces, when you happen to mccn the de puty sheriff, yho whispers in your car that he has a strong attachment for yuu. The New York Herald gives as the official Whig majority for Governor in tho State of New York, 10,421 In Massachusetts, 10,107 Difference, ' 5 J .Eminent distinctions have been lik ened to pyramids, and only to be reach ed by two sorts of beings, reptiles and eagles." " Junius Brutus Booth, jr., a son of the great Booth, lately made his first appearance on any stage at Pittsburg. II is stated' that out of the sixteen thousand Cherokee, who left for the "Far West" in June last, two thousand liVv died, v There are " forty-six " papers printed in Boston, religious, scientific and mis cellaneous! twelve of them are daily; tunscmi.weckly;and twenty-four week ly. V.,: : Monument fo Miss Miller Miss Clifton is about to erect a splendid mon ument in Philadelphia, over the re mains of her sister, r Louisa Missouri Miller; the monumont is to bo twenty one feet high; composed of the finest Italian marble. So says the Boston Post. , ; v , , . Mr. N. V Willis has put his tragedy of Bianca Visconti to press. . , H will shortly be published. . A treasonable Offence.--A Scotch' mail named Henry 'Thompson has been lodge in Toronto U. C. jail for tckinl. ing Yankte jDoos!-Hjs triul cornea On, 1 -y- .