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"" • "■ " 1 ' ... ... . —...I I nil— TH SOUTHERN JOURNAL. BY COHEA 8c GOUVENEAUX.] MONTICELLO, MISSISIPP1, NOVEMBER 29, 1845. [VOL. VI.—NO. 20l Yarn V0VBBA1L 'ISLishu ivnr staurday morning U J. COHCA ft c. eftCVCNEAUX. TERMS OF SUBSCRIPTION. 00, For one year in advance. ,y At the end of six months, or, v • ... the end of the year, deduction whatever will be made from hove prices. Those who pay within one haftertbe timeofsubscribing will be con* as havingpaidin advance,but in every k*r>, payment is not made in that stated above will be demand* Unless otherwise previously directed, the ription will no regarded as for the entire , caper discontinued, unless at the . t ■« publisher, until all arrearages are We are thus explicit because we wish »id trouble anddiaputein the collection * subscription mouey. We beg that all lubacribe for the Journal, will note the of the subesription. 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I’ve thrown the bowl aside, For roe no more shall flow Its ruddy dream or sparkling tide, How bright soe’er it glow; , , ''v# seen extending wide 1 Ita devastating sway, ijcn reason yield its .power to guide — I’ve thrown the bowl away! *"" Oil! iio’er tempt me ng«iu To drain the cup of sin; Tor ruin dirp, disease and pain, Taint all that foams within; Neglected duties rise In fearful, sad array, Up to its brim, I will be wise— I’ve cast ilia bowl away! I Tv# seen the pride of all— The wj.se, the good, the great— Uike sumu.er leaves, all timeless fall, And veil ihe high estate: I’ve seen fair woman give Her every charm away— Embrace the demon vile, and live; I’ve cast the bowl away! My days of revelry •j. Oh. gladly I give up; They’re but the masks of misery, Which still lurk in the cup: || While indolence and want, ana poverty aispiay Themselves in every drunkard’s haunt; I’ve thrown the bowl away! n, A drunkard’s gloomy grave l Shall ne’er be made forme; \ Oh, rather let the rushing wave Engulph me in the sea! K And mfy it be my lot To die ’neath reason’s ray ! Remembered by my friends or not. I’ve cast^the bowl away! My path henreforth is plain, In honesty te live; To shun intemperance and its train, By industry to thrive; No duly to forget, And ,:^e to bless the day ’Who,, i was led without regret, To cast the bowl away! A Universal Genius Very Rare.— Some one observed to Henry, Prince of Prussia, that it was rarejojmd ge nius, wit, memory and judgment uni ted in Hie same person. ‘Surely there is nothing astonishing in this,' replied the prince. ‘Genius takes hit daring flight towards1 heaven—he it the eagle; wit moves along by fits anc starts—he is the grasshopper; memorj inarches backward*—he is the crab judgment creeps slowly along he i the tortoise. How absurd to expec all the nnimals to move in unison. N Do not undres yourself * when heated unless you are fit a warm plane. Suwarrow’s Passage of the Glarus BY IKY. T. J. HBADLY. Fortyisix years ago, one night in Sep tember, the peaceful inhabitants of tb< Muotta Thai were smirk with wonder a the sudden appearance among them o multitudes of men of a strange garb ant language. They had just gathered thei herds aud flocks to the foid and the greet pasturages. when like a mountain torren came pouring from every defile end mnun tain pass, these strange unintelligibli beings. From the hetgois of the Kin zig Culm—from the precipices the shep herds scarce dared to tread—they cam< streaming *ith their confused jargon a round the cottages of these simple chil Hr*n nf that Ainu It waa StiitQrmur witl his twenty-four thousand Russians at hit back, on his inarch from Italy to join (he allied force of Zurich. He had for ced the passage of St. Gothard, and hac reached thus far, when he was stopped bj Lake Lucerne, and was told that Korea kow and the main Russian army were de feated. Indignant and incredulous at the report, he would have hung the peasan who informed him as a spy, had not the la dy mother ol St. Joseph's nunnery inter ceded in his behalf. Here, in this grea Alpine valley, the bold commander (bunt himself completely surrounded, Molito and his battalions looked down upon hin from the summit of the Muot'a Thai.— Mortier and Massena blocked up id mouth while Lecourbo hung on his rear. Tb The Russian bear was denned, and com pelled for the first time to in his life to or der a retreat. He wept in indignatiei and grief, and adopted the only alternativ left him—to cross the Pragel in Glarus. Then commenced one of those despei ate marches, unparalleled in the history o man. The passage of St. Bernard by Be naparle, was a comfortable march compat ed to it, and Hannibald's world renowne* exploit child's play beside it. While th head or theSuwarrow's column was ascer ding the Pragel and was fighting despei ately at Naefel's the rear guard encumet ed with the wounded, were struggling i the Muotta Thai with Massena and hi battalions. Then these savage solitude shook to the thunder of the cannon and th roar of the musketry. The slartled ava lanche came leaping from the heights, min gling its sullen thunder with the roar < battle. The frightened chamois paused o tlm Vti<vli nrweinmw In rdtrli tKo clrnnir* tin o" i i -o r roar that filled the hills. The simpl hearted peasantry saw their green paatura ges covered with battling armies, and th snow capped height crimsonwith the bloo of men. Whole companies fell like sno' wreathes from the rocks, while the artillc ry ploughed through the dense mass of hi man flesh that darkened the gorge belo For ten successive days had these armir marched and combatted; and yet, here, th eleventh, they struggled with unabate resolution. Unable to force the passag to Naefels, Suwarrow took the desperal and awful resolution of leading hia weai and wounded army over the mountair into the Grisons. Imagine if you can an, awful solitude1 mountains and precipices and glaciers p led one above another in savage grandeu Cast your eye upon one of these moui tains, seven thousand five hundred feet 1 bove the level of the sea, along whose b som, in a zig zag line, goes a naarro path, winding over the precipices and sno fields till finally lest on the distant sue mit. Up that difiiult pass,and into the v ry heart of those fearf ul anow peaks wi the bold Russian resolved to lead his twei ty-four thousand men To increase >he difficulties which bes him, and to render his destruction appa ently inevitable, the snow fell on the mo ning he set out, two feet deep, obliten ting all traces of the path, and forming, 1 it were, a winding shoot for his army. ] single file, and with heavy hearts, th mighty host, one after another, entered tl snow drifts and begun the ascent. Onl a few miles could be made the first da ’ and at night, without even a tree to kind ! for light round their eilent bivouacs, tl ■ army lay down in the snow, the Alpir crags around them for sentinels. Tl , next day the head of the column reechr the summit of the ridge, end lot what scene was spread out before them. Nt one who has not stood on an Alpine sum mit, can have any conception of the uttei drearineaa of this region. The mighty ! mountains, as far aa the eye can reach, 1 lean along the solemn sky, which the deep F silence around is broken by no living thing. 1 Only now and then the voice of the ava lanche is heard speaking in its low thun 1 >ter tone from the depth of an awful abyss, 1 nr the scream of a solitary eagle circling round aome lofty crag. The bold Russian ‘ stood and gazed I ong and anxiously on the ' scene, and then turned to look on his strag i gling army, that, far as the eye could i reach, wound like a huge anaconda over the white surface of the snow. No col umn of smoke arose in the desert wilds to cheer th» sight, but was silent, mournful i and prophetic. - The winding sheet of the army seemed unrolled before them. No path guided their footsteps, and ever and annon a bayonet and feather disappeared together, as some poor Soldier slipped off the edge of a precipice, and fell into the abyss below. Hundreds overcome and disheartened, or exhausted with their pre vious wounds, laid down to die, while ihe cold wind, as it swept by soon wrought a snow shroud for their forms. . The descent on the southern side was I worse than the ascent. A freezing wind - had hardened the snow into a crust, so i that it frequently boro the soldiers. Their ■ bayonets were thrust in'o it to keep them ; from slipping, and the worn creatures were j compelled to Struggle every step to pre . vent being borne away over the precipices ■ that almost momentarily stopped their paR i sage. Yet even this precaution was often • vain Whole companies would begin to slide together, and despite every effort, . would sweep with a shriek over the edge f of the precipice, and disappear in the un . trodden gulfs below. Men saw their com. . raues, oy wnose side mey uau lougm in 1 many a battle, shoot one after another ovei ! the dizzy verge, striking with bayonets at . they went, to stay their progress. Th< ■ beast ofburden slipped from above, anr . rolling down on the ranks below, shot away it in wild confusion, men and all, into thi i chasm that yawned at their feet, a As they advanced, the enemy appearec e on (he precipices around, pouring a Beat. - tering yet destructive fire on the strag , gling multitude. Such a sight these Al I pine solitudes never saw—such a marc! ■) no army ever made before. In lookings » this pass, the traveller cannot believe at g army of twenty, four thousand men wen . marched over it through snow two fee1 e deep. For five days they struggled emit d these gorges and over these ridges, and fi v nally reached the Rhine at JianS. Fo » months after the vulture and eagle hover • ed incessantly along the line ef dead bo v di<^ Nearly three thousand men wen a scattered among the glaciers and rocks e and piled in the Abyss, and the bones o d many an unburied soldier may still be sect e bleaching in tbe ravines of the Jattser. e ' mi #-i i it v « i y i nc oun anu me icicic. 18 Lotan was a Jew, living in captivity His nation was scattered abroad t< “ the four winds of heaven, and he am '* his family were exiled from their sun ny home on the banks of Jordan, ti the cold snows of the North. Povertj ^ and persecution pursued them still w Man as well as nature was unkind w Lotan mourned as one without hop Love softened, but could not unrive his shackles.— Day by day the iroi is entered his heart deeper and deeper ]• On the bright morning in November Lotan sat in sadness and grief by hi st friends. The heavens were “ frettei r* with the golden fire ”of the rising sun r~ And the icy forests flashed and quiverei “* with athousandlremuloasraysofsilve l* light. A bird, beguiled by the pom| n and tranquility of the morning, sat ii 11 the garden hedge and swelled her lit * tie throat with a hyrn <o the Almighty ^ and weaked the echoes of nature’ ^ solitude, and filled the chambers of th< m human bosom with glad harmony e But Lotan brooded over his exile am ie was exceeding sorrowful, Thesplendo id and glorious majesty of the rising kinj a of day communicated oodelight. Xt>< silent sympathy of Adah,his wife,an< the happy prattle of hia children soothed not hit chafed spirit. He thought of his home in the holy land. He remembered the cave ir the hill side where hit father and moth er slept with their fathers. Oh bitter, bitter exile from those der scenes of hit youthful love! Lotan repined, and forgot hit bleu ings enjoyed and preserved, in th* recollection of his blessings lost. Ac unholy wish struggled in the depths ol his heart, and came into being, like a bubble shooting up from the dark sea, He breathed a silent curse against his enemies, and his countf nance darkened with the mingling lines ol wrath and grief. But his eye caught a slender icicle pendant from the lower roof, and glistering p ure and keenly in the sunbeam. An image of happy home in the far Cast, mused the exile So bright were the joyful hopes that clustered around our little circle, so pure was our love, so calm was the heavens of that blessed home. ‘My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me!’ • The day advanced and the sun poured forth an atmosphere of light, and warmth, and love. When sud' denly the icicle was loosened from its frail hold, and was dashed in pie ces on the icy pavement beneath the • i _ 1TIUUVW* A tear started to Lotan’s eye, and his wild thoughts were stilled. I will mourn no more,said he. The little icicle leaches me wisdom, submission. It has perished hut not without cause, nPL - •—atm tliut 11 sail th* world with beauty and gladness bai destroyed it. 'Vhat carries life t< millions, causes death to one. I wil weep no more. My tome is over whelmed in the convulsions of thi world, and we are cast on this deso late coast, shipwrecked in the world storm. But the Judge of all eartl does right. His winds and lightning' wreck the loue vessel, but they givi fresh life and elasticity to the all sur rounding air. The dark world wil enlightened by the children of God banished from their Holy Home am wandering in exile. ‘The Lord reign | eth, let the earth rejoice, let the mul litudes of isles thereof be glad.’ And Lotan bowed himself in pray er, and when he arose the wrath anc . and the sorrow had departed, and hi . eye was calm, and he looked on hi , wife and little ones, and his hear f yearned towards them. i —--—— The ‘Georgia Major’ in the Field His Honor, the Mayor was in thi _. /E _ * i e._a*_ _ wiovnui^u va ■ s s w vuibini luiiviivue vi > Satuarday evening—the husnesi be fore him confuting of two severa i charges of assault and battery; to botl of which our friend, the unbiquitou » ‘Georgia major,' was the respondent ‘Do you plead guilty to the charg . of assaulting the Rev. Mr. Williams' . asked the Mayor of the defendant. ; ‘1 do; that is to say—* l ‘Then I fine you ten dollars,' sail i the Mayop. . ‘That is to say,’continued the Ma • jor,‘I plead guilty;but if there’s an; s way to get off from the fine, I shouli I like very much how to do it. ‘Doubtless,' obseved his Honor. I ‘1 will make a statement—>or, a r you may say, n defence-um—a a-fev > remarks. i The court nodded permission. ‘You see, Williams came up to mi . and spoke something to me, and sau ) I, you d—d rascal pull off your ha ■ when you speak to me;' said the Ma . jor, throwing himselfin a military at I titude. ‘That’s enough—ten dollar and costs,'said his honor. The Ma ; jor bowed gracefully, >\ Proceeding now to the teepot I charge, his Honor asked the defendant , if he would plead guilty again. Not he! He would make a staement though, in relation or in respect to, or i regarding the manner of the second fight. ‘It was in the parson’s store who fought me, searching for one of the sil ver eyes which had dropped out of my walking cane in the previous fight, when that person ordered me out. Sir, said 1, you must talk softly —dem'd softly, when you address me, sir. Upon this, that person struck me with a skillet, sir—an iron skillet, sir —in the face.’ Here the Major poin ted lo his face, the nasal feature of vhich bore some purplish streaks that beautifully varied its usual rich ruby. 'And then,sir, I fell—staggered and fell as I returned the blow with my cane; immediately a crowd jumped upon me, and beat me ’till they were pulled of—they didn’t whip me, tho’; that can't be done!’ Here he stopped and looked found—(bye the bye we thought we heard the Major ‘holler.’) A witness being called and exam* ined, corroberated the Major state ment except as to the crowd’s having jumped upon him. No one interfere* ed with the combatans. The witness stated in addition, that the Major had contrived to hide his head under the side of a hogshead, so as lo protect it very effectually. The Major cross-examined. ‘You say nobody touched me but that mant’ pointeing lo his antagon* 1SU *N»body.’ ‘Wasn’t the crowd all against me?’ uitttin anlr««l tk* k*a* i ‘The crowd thought you deserved a i whipping, for finking an inoffensive I man—a minister of the gospel,’ re plied the witness very quietly. ‘Didn’t they all tell that man to > whip well?’ • ‘Yes.’ i ‘And didn’t he—that is—’ i ‘Didn’t he do it you mean to ask?— i Ye» tie did, iu'cr/y.’ The Major now ‘pulled up.’ He I had been deceived, bis imagination , had led him into error; completely I carried him off, had transformed an in dividual not over the weight of one - hundred and filly pounds, into a large crowd, or at least, had furnished him will) Briartan facilities for a ‘rough I and tumble scrumage.’ i ‘Well, well,’said the Mayor,‘as 1 > have already fined you $10, and as it [ seems in this caae you got a pretty good whipping, 1 reckon 1 must dis charge you as to this.’ ‘Whipping?,ejaculated the Major . becoming positively tragic in his air; , ‘whipping! is that a part of your sen . tence—that 1—got whipped!—Sir, I’d I rather be fined five hundred dollaig , than have that entered on the record, • • «. i aw • a . j vcwii < uviic: ■, mt, imve never oeen whipped—Angelt couldn’t whip ne!’ ; And the Major loomed majestically a* I bout the room. ‘If it ain't been done, it kin be done —said somebody in the crowd— ] whereupon our friend collapsed into his original dimensions, in the folding of a Pea'cock’s tail and wiping the r perspiration from his brow, quietly re* I tired. An Affectionate Spirit.. We sometime* meet with men who » seem to think that any indulgence in r an affectionate feeling is weakness. They wilt return from a journey and greet their famili :i with a distant s dignity, and move among their cbil* I dren with the cold and lofty splendor t of an iceberg, surrounded by its bro • ken fragments. There is hardly a ' more unnatural sight on earth, than i one of these families without a heart* ’ A father bad better extinguish his hoy’* eyes than to take away his heart* l Who that has espstiiencod the joys of friendship, and values sjmpathj and affection, would not rather losenril that is beautiful in nature's sceaerj, than to ba robbed of the hidden treasures ef his heart!—Who would not rather borj his wife thaa to bary his love far her! Who would not rather folio#’ his child to the grave, than to entomb bn parental affection! Cherish, then, jour heart's best affection! Indulge in the warm and gushing emotions of filial, parental and fraternal lav* Think it not a weakness. God is love. Love God, love everj bod j and every thing that is lovely. Teach your children to love; to love the rose, the robin; to love their parents; to love their God. Let it be the studied object of their domestic cultures, to .give them warm hearts, ardent nfiectioaa. Bind your whole family together by these strong cords, yuu cannot make them too strong—Religion is love; love to God; love to man. A Pleasant Bed Fellow. I Was awakened one night by a --w« ui «uu ii|inmnp with wind and rain. Hard dreaming as I was, I bad sense enough to feel something moving in the bed;and, by the light from a flash of lightning to *7 unspeakable horror, I saw crawling over the mattrass, a corhra de capello, the moat venomous of reptiles* He reared his bead wbeii he came to my body, and slowly crawled on my legs; and, as there was nothing over me but a thin cotton sheet, I could distinctly feel the cold, clammy body of the venomous reptile through the sheet. The heat of ray body seemed agrees* life depended upon remaining motion* less, for had I moved an arm or leg, he would instantly have bit me, after which I could not live many minutes. A celd sweat ran in a stream down my back. I was in an agony ofterror. Home and friends, and all that was dear to me, rushed in an instant to my memory; my whole life in review be* fore me, I saw no way of escape, I considered my doom sealed. Every flash of lightning showed me my bed fellow in all his loathsomeness. Well, there the reptile lay, but bow long, Heaven knows; to me time appeared interminabls. When I had lain in one 'position about three hours, my legs become sore and stiff, from hav ing kept so long motionless; and at this time I gave an involuntary shud der, which attracted the notice of the reptile. He raised his head about a foot high, and thrust out his forked tongue, and looked around him, as if for some living object to prey upon. I thought it was all over with me. I prayed mentally, for I dared not move my Upa lest I should attract notice, for the forgiveness of my sins, when Heaven be praised! the reptile unfol ded his coils and crawled slowly off my Hmbs, upon the bed, down the bed post, and then left me. 11 has been said that poverty makes a man acquainted with strange bed fellows; and it might be added, so does wandering in foreign land.—Journal of a Wanderer. Girls, never marry from “pruden< tal considerations.”; You should crush with yosr pretty feet nay and every attempt to lead you to the altar of marriage, as a sacrifice to the Mol och of wealth. No, na. When yon > give your band you should glvo yowr » heart; and scorn, lovely ones, with ' the true pride of • woman, an nlliwwce with a man, nn matter bow Heb, whim I you cannot love laag-aad love deariy. If you allow yourself to br forced into such an unnatural union, you stand before God and* Wan a peijured wo man; a libel upon your own sex; end an object of contempt with the. rirnr ous and. high-minded. .