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The Tariff tobu removuéihy rtksonmg with Our
" Thu benefits of Union Sre certain, you have
prospered in it more than any other people; you
have been, III truth the heist and happiest peuple
uudw Uw suMi/ou will long remain 1« you have
been, if you will discountenance faction, and earn
estly reatou with your oppressor*. Believe us
tliere is now already a returning spirit at work for
your rwsmptton from •ppreaanm. Good sense
and patriotism is every wlwre against tlie Tariff
The people will, at last, in every Htale, give you
then assistance to obtain its repeal."*
t Nee Judge Smith'« Speech la tbe Senate ot the U. S.
in 182 * uo pi i-eeniiug Uie proleet ol 8 C.
2 See tUpui« Judge .multi, it >0 And -1 emf Meet
ing in York
the ( ulumbieu Teleecope for report of Judge
Smith'e Speech in the South Chrolu»» Senate
II. . cm
bee 18 * 1 .
4 See the addreae of the •own party, Juat publi.hed.
t .-ae me i Ofkvlru Kiooeei, lut esuecl from e apeeck
of Judge smith'a ai Cheeter.
8 eee Judge smith'» Addreae, ia ISM.
From the Salem (lateUe.
Practice lauglmtt Theory—l ire Now-York Jour
nal of C uannorcu rays; three thouwnd hags Dra
xil Colic! wore sold ywteruay at 12 cent* (Mtvera
blf on lire reduced duty ol I com jrer lb.— 1'liai is
—tho duty will be only one coni, per II). ; but lust
year when it wue fee coins, iho average price of Cof
fee was only 21 1-2 cento—so a reduction of the
"tax" has increased dre price—Too uuiy instnud of
■being kopt in iho country, realty goo* lulo mo
hi,one «A lire foreign growur, wlwgiaduaie* In* price
•in releronro to Uio duttos, Ate, Irero i III* ia sound
ef T rr trade " log e, ureugn common ireuau reject« 11
_uo it uu*s tho whole duvtrmo.
A îles 1 Register.
Tlie iil.ovo absurdity, insulting as 11 is, lo lire
'commun suuse of tire peuple of this countiy, n ad
vanced by Hezefciah IS 1 Ira, tlie gicat champion ot
the system of high duties, to prove that the lower
1I10 duty the higher the price, and therefore that tire
higher'ire duty iho better tut the consume«. Can
It bo Ibat Mr. Nile* w *o ignorant, us lo suppose,
tbs' tho prie« lift'off«« ha» iwen bore and all uv«r
Europe iu consequence uf tho roductiou of duty
in Hu* country, or is it Uial Ire has so coiitompm.le
*:i opinion of dre human intellect, a» to think that
*uch stuff will g"ll and deceive tho people? It ia
moat chuniablt to suppose it proceed» Irum ignor
aucc on ilia part, and l.wdl n a few words sluto the
cause of the rise in Coffee. Il ta n well known
fact, that tbe price of Codec, fof several yeaia past,
lua been »«. low ua hardly to remunerate the planter
for producing it,or tn uther words it has been some
what below its natural value, and the con*e«iuencc
has boon that wlulo tbe consumption waa nitrous
ing, tire cultivation has rather fallen off, so that ai
this time the production i* not equal to tho con
sumption, winch being generally known, boa ot
lato inspired confidence in the article, and tire price
ily risen and will probubly continué to
advance until consumption n Chocked or produc
tion increased Similar natural and simple causes
may bo assigned lor tho rise of all article*, tliut u,e
higher here sine* the reduamm of duties, and
rejects tbe ridiculous ides tliut the
Tariff of this country has any effect upo
broad. Such attempt* to* deceive the
the advocates of protection, only show the poverty
of ilreir case, and die utter impwsibihiy of sustain
ing It upon any reasonable ot coiroct principles.
en ira tu a IIV PAPFRS
ed in our paper of Ulh December, we have received
from various quartets, the following additional |..
name,, and we lake du. occasion to thank tire edi- L
fnr*ofthrae ,„rer. who have pol.toly helped u. to
tnaka im the dukciericv
. * p the deficiency. waa:
Tlie Jede« toman, Pan», Mam*. he
MMno Inquirer, Bath, " 8.
L'ncofe InteHigeneer, W«am^, were
ndepraideot Journal,. Thomaalon, mod
Republican Journal, Bollkat, say
Northern Light, Laalport,
The Ag*, ,,
v".i i. 1 j F-edencktown MaryM we
Village Herald, Prmcem Anne, 80m. C and
Virginia Advorate, Ckarlotteavtlle, Vjr. "we
Mississippi Democrat, Woodvdle, Mississippi The
Upon the «object nf Free Trade papers, the ' nlo
'Muskingum Messenger nyt:
The Banner of ihe Conatitntinn publiabra a liât
of 03 papers in the Union, favorable to Freo Trade Uiem
of which eight aro in Ohio, viz; Newark Advocate' ""**
Ohio Sou, Cincinnati Advertiser, Western Uem.h! '
Heap, Warrer Newt letter, Jefferson Dem^,». ."î*
and Muakmgum Messenger. We would be triad to ^
aee the Ohm Monitor, Coiuml.ua Sentinel and 3
tionsl Republican, added to the list it, („ with
thtir ability mull,beril, t» we Mi.»« .h» «T »raiU
i* discussing dm = 22 * r.lenT m "f 7 ^ Wl
Trado ^'nd'fbo interral«° nf Vh.tm*^ »nd
nopidy I^d hZ m nfilr 7 ' i8 *' n,t m<> the
To thTafewe iTu /di »* the
vert Ml ns paner which i. n. hTt^* ref*.' ' *"
about ont* rüîltniK PhlUcWphin, «»We
tho isanrt «•**/*« a , twenty-five the
the lino .A o? < ! ni \ «! C ^ ud ' n S 0Ter 7 post-maater in and
tli. Pen«..l .* ^ "** # ^**P anse - We think alto
PlnlsdelDhU "Jl".' 1 po P er P' lb , 1 i* llw J, in hi*
P™*> may be conatdcrad as half a tree for
" h< "' frcel ? 08 bo "'
• ( rtt», and more in favor of Free Trade than against
p :. Ari, «î .
M •
common sense
u puce, s
pablic, try
The Legislature of Booth Carolina has passed »
law, ihtt under the plea of eon est factum, the par
ties sued on a bond mty plead die unconslitution
tlity of the act under which it was executed. This
is intended, as it supposed, to meet th* ruse of the
second custom-honw bond for duties now in suiltl
Charleston, and which will s«xin come on, tire Judge
having decided, ia the former case, that the con
stitutionality of tho Tariff* Act could not be pfoad
From ihc Banner of the ComtituHon.
We have not yet been Mossed with a sieht of Mr
H. U Knapp's "Life of Daniel Webster." But if
it be truo as represented, that the author has over
looked ihe leading measures of a political nature
in which Mr. Wel*ter his participated deeply_ his
pamphlet on the embargo—-his hostility to Mr. Jef
ferson—his opposition to the tear of 1812 . and to
Mr. Madison's uAots Administration — Ai» veer
ings on the currency question—his inconsistencies
and rantraosciiuns respecting the Tariff and the
thraetopfe* being - kept i„ , be dark/* tbe book
jnM more l-roprrly becaUed F.utogy Xhatl \
Jhv sruritsT ]
From; tbs Natch»».
The following Address, was (1«Are rid b, fore
tlie Masonic rraternity at fcatckcz. on tlie 27 th
nit. by tho Rev. Mr Curtis.
Comjtanions, Brethren, and Citjtrns:
Almost all sneirttos, civil, political, and
religious, have their anniversaries or festivals.
The festivals of any society are very justly m>n
sidered nf the (ugliest importance in that society, as
forming an essential part of Ilia machiueiy by which
its existence is perpetuated and its designs promot
ed. These festivals call together tbe members of
tho same community, promote s re-nnion of hearts
and hands, freshen iho recollection of some impor
tant event, or of seme illustrious character, call up
(lie consideration of tho principles on which the as
sociation rests, strengthen tlie tics and furllier tho
general objects of the union.
Numerous asnociations exist in our country;
many of which ato engaged in the noblest and most
enlarged plans for tlie moral, civil and religions
improvement of man. Among thsse this umtitu
tion is believed by many u iie nnd good men deser
vedly to occupy a high standing. Like oilier
sociations, this has it festivals, one of which wethis
d«y celebrate; tliut of St. John the Evangolist—a
man whose name, life, spirit, and doctrines aie
dear to all true Masons,
Like til other good institutions, this has ever had
its adversaries. At tlie present day powerful com
binations exist whoso avowed design ia to crush
the institution of Masonry.—Nor need we marvel
at this; every noble and execllent institution, every
institution having for its object tho promotion of
man's happiness, has its enemi««,—Efforts, vigor
ous, persevering nnd malignant, are made to coun
teract every moral, religious and bencvulcnt enter
prise. Why should Masonry remain un«ssaile<t?
Why not receive her share ofahoas and suffering?
That liman who array themeelvea in opposition
to Masonry, are actuated by various motives, will
not be questioned;—Some, doubtless, set from
principle, from a conscientious pctsuxainn that Ma
sonry is vitally wrong, nnd of injurious tendency;
—Olliers, liiere is much mason lo fear, are influ
enced by the imial luise nnd wicked considerations;
—while, not a few, from wnnt of firmness and de
cision of character, have joined thin opposition be
cause their guides, the framers of thvir opinions,
■ho directors of their conduct, are in the oppoai
conduct, are the oppoai
It is not my present purpose to notice, pnrlicu
Inrly, this array sg mist «Sur hnnniahl«*, excellent,
and useful society—tire cuvila ofwiclrsd, designing
adversaries, urn unworthy of notice; and, if ( am
nol greatly mistaken, evci y sober manly objection
»gainst Misnnry ho« been answered a thousand
tunes; no good end would therefore, he nnsweretl
by rnconstdering. at this time, lire objections urged
«gainst us.—Troth will finally triumph.
Npr would 1 occupy the time usually t>mploved
on this day in extolling this institution for its be
nevolent designs, a most distinguishing am! prom
mont (rail in it* character. No. I would rather
call on tho stranger whose necessities Imve been
relieved, tho ransomed captive, returned to Ins
country and homo and friends—the widow whose
tears have »»en wiped away, and whoso wrongs
have hem redressed, ami her orphan children wire
have boon fed and clothed and educated und let
these tell tlie story of Masonic lienevolencc. By
works of kindness Masonry bus made her record
—by these she has engraven hor character on mon
uments more durable than parian marble, lasting
the immortal mind.
Will it nol he considered appropriate, on this
occasion, and of profiloble tendency, to take a view
nf the principle* of the min whose memory we pro
fi"ss this day to honor? Will you indulge me in
this course, and allow me to call rour attention to
a brief consideration of the doctrines believed and
ighl by
Tbe following were the leading doctrines be
lieved anti taught by the amiable, holy, and honor
able St. John :
I. There ta one God, tho Creator and Preserver
—the natural and moral governor of the Universe,
STSÄL"«? rtfr"*"
|.. i ub, n jujno^our»W«I t |rt lf U ? tU ,,n 1 cont,nu, **
L ou Zrf. " u - Z 1, l,W,t ,nd eon,ecr -
M ?is «l fef hl? n » l
Man is « fallen being—not wliat ho once
waa: hi. vory nature is evd, .0 that from hi, bir.l,
he is inclined to wickodnc*»;—very bh.ntlv doe.
8. John reply ,0 « demo, of £ Ä
were tome in hi. day, n. well a. m on«, who rle
mod the humbling doctrine of original am -"U we
say we ime no ,in"-«r 0 not by nature morally
corrupt, apiritùally dead, "wo deertve ourselves,
,be '»"th is not m us." Again.—"If we say
we liave not .i„„ed"_have not ,n thought, word.
and deed, actually trunsgrcen d tho law of God,
"we m ,ke him a liar, and lus word .. unt in us."
The unregenerate walk in ,lark item, and milcas the
' nlo ^ PC,u «l veil bo removed from the eyes of their
understanding, and a great and radical change
col,ed New Birth, Ire effected in
Uiem ' l,K '? continue without light, without hope,
""** w ' t,,ou, God m tlie world—and dying in
' * U,e - ,he y huv< ' no mcetness for heaven, and
."î* 181 ro, ®ver bo excluded from lire joys of the
^ '
3 ' M,ln ne *'' ,,f " n "' (1,u,or * I,J 8,1 * ,lv0 , ra,r
with God—ofan atoning »»crificetlirniißliwlmae
»raiU he may find acceptance with God, and live
f°rcva.. Sucl, a Mediator is tlie Lord Jr*u* Christ ;
»nd auch a s.cnfice has he olfered for man ; be.,
the word, of our Apctln: "In the beginning waa
the Word, and the Word waa with God, ami the
Wonl leas (lod ," and tire "Word iras made flesh."
«»We linvc an advocate with tlie Father Jnfliit Christ
the Rtghtenua, who is the propitiation f«»r our aine,
and for the sins nf tlie whole world." In Hus was
mam feste« I tire love of God towards us, that Ire sent
hi* Son into the world to Iwcomn tire propitunon
for oorains, that we might live throogh him
4 - Faith in thia Mediator is nccesaarv U> no.
personal salvation; that implies nothing less Hum
trusting in Ilia merit* tbr salvation—receiving him
as my Saviour—submitting to the op rationsofhis
grace, and doing wh*t Ire commands. "He that
believe)h shall nut perish, but Imve everlasting life."
And auch ia tbe nature, oxtenl, nnd design of lire
Atonement, that "irhomsorvcr bvlicvuth," gf what
ever circumstance», of whatever previous character,
"mall be ssred." Tire cause of final ruin to any,
will /tot bo, that they were born sinful, nor that they
had transgressed the laws of God : but that tlrev
rejected the only Saviour. "He that believe h not
shall not see life."
6. Every man needs the influence of the Holy
»pint, to illuminate his mind—to show him his
natural state, and tench him the will of God con
ecnwng him, to review hia nature, to guide him t..
lire Mercy Scat, where, through foe atoning blood,
pardon i* obtained, and a til le to, and meet ness
for Eternal Life secured.—In a word, every man
St. John?
needs (It# gracious offices of lire ll«dv Hpiril,
to qualify liirn lor llio Grand Jredge of Heaven,
where foe .Supreme Architect presid«-«. anil where
the good shall livo forever.
0. Man'» obligation to holi^eaa of life. That
faith by which we are sstmI ia n living operative
principle, producing its legitimate fruit*—purify
ing the hoart, working by love, overcoming die
world, muling the soul to tihtist us the branch is
unite«! to the vine, and producing the most perfect
lovo to man.—"This is tlie victory tint overcomuth
the world, even our faith."—W* lovo him because
lie first loved us."
7 . Resurrection of the body.—"They that
in their graves shall hear tlie voice of the Stir
God, and «hall come forth; that have done goo
Iho resurrection of life, and they that have dune e
vil to Iho resurrection of damnation." "Beloved,
now are w# the sons of God, and it doth not yet
npptor what we shall be, but this we know, when
he doth appear, we shall ho like him: for we shall
sen him as bo is."
8. There will I* a General Judgment in which
find shall Judge the world in righteousness, ren
dering unto every man according to his works.—
"1 saw says John, "a preqt while throne, and him
that ask on it, from wlmse face tlie oar)h and tlie
heaven lied away, and tliere was found no place fur
tliem.—And 1 inodead, small and great aland be
fore God; and tlie bu«iks were opened, and the dead
were judged out ufthooe things which were writ
icn in lire hooka, according to their works."
0 . Future bliss and no, ato both eternal .—In
that temple, not made with hantli, eternal m tira
heavens, the lightot which n tlie glory of the Lord,
the .Suints shall live and reign forever. O how
transporting to a Samt ou high, when looking on
through the succession* of eternal sgss, must bo
the assurance of being hippy llifougli
On tho other hand, let it nut uo lorguttcu that
they who re-putushed with destruction, I mm the
pretence ol God and (lie glory of Ins person, must
eailorcuii eternity ot suffering. St, John says of
llio finally im;onilcut und incorriggihlc, that" they
shall bo cast into a Laku of fire that buruetb with
brimstone," and that " they shall he luimeotod,"
not only "day and night" but that llio stnolyi of
their torment aacendeth up forever and over.
Having attempted a brief sketch of tho doctrines
behoved and taught by til John, you will permit
me here to retnutk Hut I conclude tliut all conns
Knt nouons admit that those doctrines arc true und
of Hi vine authority, To tins couolusion I am lod
by tho reasons, first; that all musons annually ceic
brulu Him day in honor of St.John; which 1 appre
hend they could not consistently do if they did not
approvo Ins doctrines, at least m theory ; and se
condly, these doctrines of St. John are inculcated
10 tli the lessons of genuine masonry unless 1 Imve
entirely auispprehciidou the principles, and
lioon incorrectly instructed in the mysteries of this
Docs Iter
them all!
Docs not masonry, in Iter very first lessons, in
culcate a belief in tho being und attributes of (lie
one Uvmg and true God, and remind us of uur ob
ligations to adore and worship Him—to consecrate
our hearts, our livos, our all 10 his sorvice, render
ing unto Him continuully the incense of gratitude,
flowing from a pure hourt ? Does she not teach us
that we are dependent on God for life and breath
and all t&inga; and that being ignorant, guilty and
helpless, we should look to Him for spiritual illu
mination, pardon fur am und strength to enable us
to honor Him, snd practice holiness? Docs nol
she loach us never to mantion the 1111110 of God hut
with reverential awe* -to implore his aid in all
lawful undertakings—to esteem hmi our duel good,
and to seek our happiness in Ilia favor, ever re
membering that the All seeing Eye
manual recesses uf the heart, snd that
as to account for all we do on earth, and rowurtl us
according to out couduct here?
Does not Masonty teach us to look forward to
8 resurrection from die dead, to life, and bssmnr
taltty through the merits of the Lion of tho Tribe
Does not Masonry, in some of her cermanios,
impress upon her children the important truth
that man has need of a mediator and interpreter
—of one who can rescue him from danger and
death, by becoming Ins surety and sdv«>cat«?—
Mark well what I say—reflect, und you will ac
knowledge that tlie doetrtno of man's rédemption,
ss bold and taught by John, 1* at least most iin
pressively ulludod to in some of the ceremonies ot
this institution.
Docs not Masonry illustrate tlie necessity and
offices of tlie Holy Spirit? Though we nrc rant
soroed sinners, ami are called to exchange our
spiritual bondugo for dm liberty of the < «osirel yet
bow can wo go up from Babylon to Jerusa
lem Without a guide? How can we " cease to do
evil, and learn to do well"—bow relient and be
lieve on the Son of God, without the aid of lus
Spirit? ,
Does not Maiogry enforce the necessity of jrar
sonul holiness? requiring us under the most solemn
obligations, to avoid all irregularity and excess—
to circumscribe our passions and keep them with
in due bounds—to be sober chaste and temperate,
prudent—in a word, to be pure m heart and holy
in life!
Finally, tho principles of 9 t. John are acknowl
edged «ml taught by Masonry, either plainly or by
allusions: and so farts I understand tla; princi
ples of Masonry, there is nothing in them Contran,
to the principles inculcated by St. John- nothing
contrary lo the doctrines and precepts of the Bible;
—and here I must honestly confess that I am ut
terly at a los» to couceive how any man can he a
friend to Masonry—a believer in tho correctness
of her principles—and at the same time reject
rerealed religion, or dissent from any funda
mental truth of the Sacred Scriptures. " The
Bible, we say, is the groat light of Masonry, tench
ing all truth, nnd guiding to the temple of hnppi
ness." How then, can ice, with any consistency.
remain in unbelief! hoir can ire reject (he doctrines
and violate Ihc /irrrc/i(v of the Holy Bible?
Companions and brethren : IVe meet this day
to greet ouch other, aud to cherish tliut friendship
and that brotherly lève for which our institution is
so distinguished. We meet in honor of him to
whom our Iredge* aro dedicated—the holy St.
John, the belovod disciple of the Lord—than
whom one morosound in doctrine, and more amia
ble in spirit anil in life,—one more worthy our re
gard is net to lie found among those who have ad
vocated the principles by which we profess to he
governed. O with what energy and sweetness did
John enforce Iho Masonic virtues, justice, tonqrer
aace and brotherly love. Love was his theme, llio
burden of all hi« writings— he talks of the most sa
cred friendships—the most exalted benevolence,
'bephrmt lovo. He talks and write* of the love
of fliul," not that we loved him, but that he loved
us, and sent his son to bo the propitiation for
sins." " We love htm because lie first loved
pervades tho
lie will bring
nnd ' we love our brethren because we love (îod. w
ForJnhn laught thatnll good in man it the fruit of
grnci'—Hint nothing but the AI miff I ' r V Hpirit
change toil |>urify the bran. fiHlnir it with pea«« -
«nfliivfîW |oy—ami that this work isperformcd
forall who truly repent uni! uiiftignodly brliove on
the Irerd Joans Christ.
A ml now, Companioni ami Ilrothein. lot mo nf
feelionntoly inquire, thall we constantly learn and
letch the doctrines of St. John, and yet practically
and experimentally reject those doctrines? Shall
we admire the amiable spirit and the holy life of the
beloved died pic ami mnko no effort to cultivate his
spirit, to imitiatc his life? Shall wo dedicate our
Lodge* to the Holy St. John and with solemn rev
creneo keep this nnnnivemary, apd yol many of us
present to angels and to moo the strange inconsi*
K ory, that wo hcheva he taught doctrines unfoun
ded in truth, and consequently unworthy our re
gard? When will we be actuated by a consis
tent regard to the principles we profess, and wipe
away iho reproach that now lien against us because
of tho inexcusable varia nee lielween our principles
and practice? Wliat is there in tlie system nfknown
redemption, in the plan of salvation, made known
in the Hilde, to which any of ns object? What is
there in llio doclrincs to which vve have called your
attention that you consider unworthy of God, or of
the regard of immortal man? What in the pre
coptsofthc Gospel Ihal we disapprove,'that is not
sanctioned by Masonry, or that prove of injurious
lendenev? And now permit me to ask, shall we,
bjf unbelief and its fruits, exclude ourardves from
flic comforts, the joys of religion taught by John?
Or shall we embrace his doctrines, partake of the
rants spirit, fuitb, lovo, joy, hoptqrand finally dwell
in tho same Heaven whither ho lias long since
gone? ... ».
Excuse my plainness efspeesb; the genius of our
our institution bids me 9|>eak the truth; that love
which Masonry inculcates, urges me to use groat
bold nom towarda you; Heaven ia witness of t Ire
lovel bear to Masonic principle»—»the love I bear
to you; and unworthy would I be of a oaine aiming
you, and of the place 1 this day occupy, did I nol
leave my testimony to the purity nnd excellence of
iociples of thin institution, and thus uncover
the principles ...... ..mn u.,v.i«cf
the shame of those among ns who livo in violation
of these principles! Can any worthy brethren feel
it in their Irearts to »ay, they desire not a reforma
tion in pur society
but in practice?
Numbers, we bear, are retreating before the tide
of opposition; nnd some Lodges have surrenrfered
up their charters; shall nol we yield to tho force of
truth, to the dictates of wisdom, anil resolve to
surrender not our charters, but our inconsistencies?
Are Ihoro not those among us who possess suffi
cient moral courage lo step forward in vindication
of tire claims of Masonry, and who will not cease
to nrgo these claims until the ovtls that now exist
among us shall bo put away, and Ihc members of
this institution no more violute its sacred princi
reformation not in principle,
A disoourso was delivered last Wednradny in the
Court House, on the subject of temperance.
Tire abuse of spirituous liquors, is destructive
and disgraceful lo those who indulge in such ex
cesses; but we dispute the efficacy of "Temper
ance Societies" to diminish tho evil.
Pi..' -, , - ,
Dissipation wherever It prevail* is tlie result of
a more remote cause, engendered in a corrupt and
immoral stale of society, and it is by beginning
the fountain hentl, that all tbe consequent evils
which flow from such s polluted sourer, can alone
he cut ofT
TUVRSflAY MÔIIM \(1 PER *,» 832 .
(Ö^Tlie office of the "Planter" has been
ed to tho tenement recently occupied by G. f>.
Boyd, Esqr , one door east of Mr. Drake's dwcl
l.ng,— where all Counting house business of the
office will he transacted. C«mntry subscribers
who have tlreir papers delivered in town, aro re
quested to call at said office.
(Cy-To our Correspondents, who occasionally
favor us with their communications, we woulil re
commend the word* of the man in the play "WAen
you write, pray, pity the post.
Joseph (îreen was elected Magistrate, in Capi.
NettcrvHU* T s scut, on Wednesday lust.
• fir
Candidato* fi»r Hrigadior (îenrral.
Mai, Wy. h. Brandon, of Wilkinson,
Cot, Aaron I*. Cunningham^ of l*ike.
f.et the Pastor* of the Clinrch who are the holy
gusrdiuus of the public morals, hoe
rums poet in their devotion to tire duties of thetr
high calling, and while they prenrh up austerity of
regimen and Severn virtue to the Inity, he governed
by the laws of temperance themselves; Ipmperaace
of language in the pulpit, temperance of demands
on tho pockets of the sinner, and a most temperate
and circumspect watchfulness in til the walks of
life, so that I hoy may shew themselves to the popu
lace to be wliat tlreir divrne lord and master intend
ed tliem to be, "burning and shining lights, in the
midst of a benighted generation.
\V e are no advocnlrs of inteaipeiance, and there
fore can never
me more cir
approve ofan intemperate disrourse
oil a temperate theme. It was asserted by the Kev
Gemlrman, that the U. H. of America wns the most
drunken and dissipated nation on Earth. Dors
this accord with the fact? VV C would
not justify
wrong by nnotlrer; but does he know, or 1res
he eicr heurtl of Denmark, or of Russia? bus he
ever had portrayed to him the midnight .lebatreh
and maudlin festivals that invariably crown tire halls
of the Danish &. Russian nobility, not to mention
•he still more besotted bestiality of their tqdo
boorish serCi? Did be ever t«ko a walk do
lane, in London?
wii Gin
was lie ever in Dublin or Cork;
or did bo ever hoar how strung were the droj* of
Mountain IV-w, font nre distilled on the heath clad
hilts ofFerintosh?
I hesc remarks arc made not against Ihe cause of
abstinence ami steadiness- God »peed ,t. jj ttl W( .
irouhl advise the worthy "custmles morOm" to u«e
exhortation, nnd thriatian-f*. tempernnee Ai truth,
in impressing their principles.
From Mr. f'lay's late speech oh the reduction 0 f
«loties, it sc« ms that iheonly ''compromise* 1 we
lo expect, ia nn •abolishment or reduction of da.
"tics on unprotected articles, retaining and enf or
"cing the faithful collection of those on the prnta.
"Ter? articles. 11 A moat noble nnd generous
cession surely! A new version of the story of i| a
White At. Indian hinders.—' 13 ) the Choctaws of tfe
South, fuend Clay "does not say Türkei/ once."
Henry Clay, "the shuffle, cut An deal man,"
Premier iff tho "/our kings" and "Plueker of ft.
germs," complsins most bitterly of the evasions and
infrsctions of the revenue laws. Ifsmuggling <[,„
blacken our shores, to what is it attributable but
to his system of exorbitant and unequal taxation!
Wo have aome doubts whether it would not be jo*
tillable even in tlie code moral, that "the spotfe *
should lie caught in his own net."
A singular and interesting fnct hns been «Irrel,
oped bi ills speech, lo the complete refutudun oftfe "
round assertions of tlie tariff men, that high datée« ,
do not impair the revenue. According to the 8a. p
crotary of the Treasury's report of duties accruing
cotton bagging for Iho years 1888 , IB89 4 li
1830 ,—during the first year the amount wnsÿlSB,.
600 , the second jf 106,008, nnd the Hurd it , U R
doiru to jp 14.141 !!
Phis bagging was not smuggled. but under the
nuno of Burlaps a new species of that fabric, paid t
an ad valorem duty of Ifi |k.t cent. Thus demon- ^
stealing that the domcslic manufacture (unless iho
foreign be totally prohibited) can never compete
with it.
When it is practicable for the southern planter to
purchase his supplies abroad ehea|ier than at home
and he is compelleil by a servile Ac oppressive law
to buy from his unjust neighbors; where is his boa» tai
ted liberty, and the once famed justice &. equality
of our institutions'
Jmlge Smith, of South Carolina, has pro*«d
himself a staunch and unbending advocate of Stats
Bights, from the commencement of Ins political
career, up to tlie year »88». At the expiration of
his Senatorial term in Deer. 1830 , he became what
i* vulgarly termed in tho newspapers, "a fenca
Every candidate for public office in Caro
lina, that year, was coin [relied by tho force of po
pular opinion to declare his sentiments on the im
portant points that then, and now divide tho
cife of the general and »täte governments. Jodg*
Smith, we believe formed tho only exception toi tie
compliance with that requisition, holding himmlt
back until he could perceive which party (the
state rights or federal) would gain the ascendan
cy. At the close of the year, and immediately
Ireforo the session of the Legislature, he published hnv
expose of hie sentiments, deserting the good old P*
cause in which for a series of years he had honest
ly labored, nnd enrolled himself in the ranks of bv
what IS now tormed in Carolina, the "Union Par 7
ty" (a misnomer for tho old federal.) Tins wa«
done to secure his re-election ; for he had counted
noses, nnd thought that party strongest.
The contest resulted in the election of Gov. Mil
ler, nnd Judge Smith, stung to the quick by this
signal defeat, is rushiiig like a baited hull; blindly
upon his own min,— 1 •* '
" Vis con*ltil expers ruit sua mole,"
He has now, not only di-scrted his former friends J",
and iho party with which he was once identified,
but abandoned all his previous honest principles, fhti
nnd gone over to tire enemy. For a confirmation
of these remarks, let our readers peruse the "sketch"
pushed on our first page, and likewise 2d, No.
,bo •'Planter," which-contains another record
b '* sins nnd personal duplicity,
RANDOLPH, oftb. F.ilcrnl Court for tlie nu
' if * ° n ' h * ni K ht ** ,h *
Mfll ult. f after a protected illnnt In the death of thu
amiable man and valuable public otherr, the .tats has su
•**oed an irreparable Iom.
conn- so
t «
« *o
At n meeting of the members of the Bar of Wfl.
kinson County, held at Woodvillc 1st February,
instant, IV m. IV. Whitehead, Fnqr., wns called to «has
the Choir, nnd Joseph J. Eveleth, appointed Se
cretary; when John Henobrson, Esqr., submitted
the following remarks, introductory to the snbss
queot resolutions, which were unanimously adop
ted: *
Air. Chairman:
The melancholy occasion of our present as
sembly is to note the death of the Hon. PETER
RANDOLPH, Into incumbent of the Bench of the
District Court of tho U. S. f„r Ihe District of Mi*
sivsippi. Hit mortal remains wero yesterday con
signed to their mother earth, and Ina spirit,—a no
hie spirit! on the preceding evening "returned to
God who gave it "
It is assuredly the expression of but a common
sentiment te pronounce, that in the death of Judge
K.indolph, society has lost a much chcrishe«! mout
her,—friendship her warmest rotary,—and our stale
one uf the uimt devoted und patnotic of her ndup
ted sois.
In cast snd tono of character, the deceased
endowed with some pre-eminent distinwHuns. He
powested a jealous integrity, that never leaned ot
listened lo Ihe msiduous language «if compromise
In regard to nil which concerned his honor or ihe
honor of his Irrend*, ho Was exceedingly sensitive,
and perhaps well nigh to a fault. I n its vindica-
tion, none who knew him could over doubt his
nund was nerved with all the stern inflexibility of
purpose that characterized the Lost days ofKotmn
v ;['. u ? Bui the heroic virtues wore not those for
whre.h Jmlge Randolph presented his strongest
claims to the regard & consideration ..fins friends.
His Urbanity ot manners,—the frank and genett u»
kindness ofhis nature, ns manifest in all lire social
asd civil courtesies of life-, were of the highest de-
gree of excellence. All who hive ever pnrticips*
- led ofhis hospitality, »ill fo-ar witness, that in these
qualities lie presented an example well worthy of
imitation. No matter wh«t the condition ofhfiy-
-tlie age, profession or calling of lltoan who hrrnmo
Ins guests, all were greeted wil(j ihe same assured
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