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::Aug. 3, 1863.
Port Gibson, Miss
William H. Muse.
As '-he posit * 00 *Ms gontléman, the Pern
oeratlc candidate for the office of Secretary of
<tate, ha» elicited tome considerable remark
,|„ j oliti al pro i of tln> Slate, and having
b *cu called upon to givo hit vie^b sym the
question bf démocratie usages aud customs in
respect to the organization of the Democracy,
j,(. pablidies a long letter in the North
Mississippi Union, tlefiuing his position.
The letter it very long, aud wo shall only
In connection
fcable to give a few extracts.
w t,i, hU own remarks, be re-publishes the
hie letter of Gov. Cobb, of Georgia. This
distinguished gcntlemnn, who was the most
prominent Union Democrat in the South, in
1$51. takes the emphatic position that the
Compromise issues being settled, the two
rings oj the Democratic party should
vn irr,—iind unite upon the basis qf the
Baltimore Resolutions.
he is opposed to the organization of a Union
Party, and that a Union Organization is
wholly unnecessary. lie gives his most cor
dial support to Gen. Pierce, and approves
his course ; and places himself directly before
the people as a Democrat, willing and ready
to abide by tho principles, usages and eus
tont« of the Democratic party.
Mr Muse, as we said above, rc-publLbes
lie declares that
tbi* letter, iumI says tb»t it exprcuos kia boo
. ,J;nJie.toiÜM DOÜ.T be hu
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adopted. Again lie says. .
"The basis of the difference between
ll'tn crats. in 1M51, was the Compromise.—
Rat if we differ in 1853, the basis of that dif
forcncc must be the supposed personal claims
1 ,f tuen. And shall we now abandon princi
j !es for men ?"
Mr Muse, iu sneaking of party orgauiza
.. r .
Iton. i y .
" ^ ff°PC r * or 11,0 " orc *° n ® 00 !* 00 Ihat
l am. aud have been from my earliest atten
lion to our political affaira, an advocate of
conventions of the party, call them by what
d all tho other usages of
Mine you may, au
tbe party, necessary to devclopc its whole
In defending himself »gainst the charge of
mere partisanship, he uses the following lau
rnge. We hope every Democrat in the
£uto will become just such a partisan ;
" I have ouly advocated tbe organization of
the patty, which l consider the duty of every
gj j Democrat."
Mr. Muse concludes as follows :
I tmtst dismiss the subject for the pres
1 hope I have said enough to satisfy cv
Uni n Democrat that wc should engage
heartily in the re-organization of our
pnrtv, particularly when we remember that
thc State Uonvetition divided the nominations
equally between thc Union and State Rights
Miuguf the party, in view of the number and
importance of tho offices, and what more could
Now if there is any exception to
this general reason for a rc-organization, it
must be of a lucre personal character, and let
the person in whom the exception may be
supposed to l*o found, decide for himsclt
whi ther or not he will make tho personal
sacrifice for the sake of principle, or take the
responsibility of disorganizing his party.—
Rut I do insist upon it, tliat it would be ex
m-melybad policy for Union Democrats, who
have all the time stood with the national Dc
!:i'*cracy, to rent themselves off from (he great
body of their political brethren, and thereby
render themselves powerless in the advoca
cy of any great principle of Government
we a-k !
i-uc was distinctly and effectually sett^pi,
taw it is tho duty of every good Democrat to
unite with his party, and act for jfé lompb-te
organization. Gen Foots, counts without
V rrpccmb, A. of *. VOm
Democrats of Missisrippi to follow httn in hts
present twistings.'*
Wc hope our friends will bear this id mind
|s n i...w ..... .. "*••«
' D'k-aroriog to do oorlfo».im,.l, m Ihe caoK
t'f Democracy.— We cannot look upon Gov.
1'oote, as a Demoorat, his words and rccco t
»G preclude thc idea, and therefore we are
•»säss, îtÂ
course has reduced the question before tbe
p*coplo of Mississippi, at this time to this :
Do you support the Whig or Democratic or
puiizalion ? Or do ySh intend to act with
the Whigs or the Democrat» ? This question
»» to be settted in November,* and wc assert,
feeling that it will be ho* that every ffomoorat
who refuses during this election to support
•he Democratic ticket, and who aids, or votes
for that put forward by tho Whigs, will here
after be found in thc ranks of the enemies to
the National Democratic Party.
Goon News. —We havo within the last
few days received several new subscribers, and
th<-y arc all Democrats, who acted in 1851
wiili the Union organization. One of them,
and for whosî consistency and devotion to
principle wc will vouch, says in his note :
" The courre you arc pursuing towards Gen.
Foote, meets tny approval—in 18511 acted
With him, and voted for him, because be was
then the embodiment of a vital issue ; that
(l^Tlio Legislature of Wisconsin have
passed a bill submitting the prohibitory Li
qoor law to the people, at the ensuing fell
election iu that State.

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seleagjffauior ritean? Did you help to
bet pierce, gentlemen^ If you did not, it
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wut until the party that elected the Prcsi
dent complains of his action. But the charge
that he bas excluded Union Democrats from
The President's Appointments.
The Whigs of this Slate have made llwult
selves hoarse by their constant com
tint, in Se South, tho President hat appoin
ted all State Right* men to ofiipo
elution of Union men: What floes this
V .•
office, is unfounded, and the noise raised
by the W^liigs is all humbug. The following
article from the Boston Post, places certain
facts, to which we direct attention, in de
tail : —
" But however this may he, certain it is
that in the appointments at tho South, all due
consideration for tho Union men, so called,
lias been shown by tlic President", and there
bos bepn no exclusive preference of State
rights men ; and the allegation that disunion
ist» have been sought for os objects of public
patronage, is simply a falsehood.
" Among the earliest of appointments was
the important ono of Justice of the Supremo
Court of the United States ; and the gentle
man was. it ia true*.* States rights man.—
But Mr. Campbell was, by the elevation of
his general character and undisputed profes
sional pre-eminence, and special fitness for
the office, ho plainly indicated as the proper
person to fill that high office, that the only
question in his case could be, whether because
a State rights man he should be passed over,and
a person of Ices qualification be taken in his
stead. To do this, would havo been grossly
unjust in itself, and a sacrifice of great public
interest to considerations altogether petty aud
of minor account.
" That the eonaidention of absolute fitnem,
.nd nothin« elm. induced the .ppointment of
Mr. Campbell, was plainly indicated by the
next great appointment—that of Mr. Slidell
M Minister to Central America—for no more ;
unequivocal aud decided Union man existed ;
t ho whole South, and iu his case, as in that
f) f yj r fs 0 ule, Minister to Spain, which fol
] on rcd soon afterwards, the highest general j
and special qualifications cast into the shade
the secondary consideration of whether the i
individual selected was a Union man ora
States rights man. So in regard to tho sub
ucnt ( . ases 0 f Q cn Gadsden, Gen. Trous
^ am , Mp 1 j or]antl In addition to b.'s '
an t 0 ' cc d on t as an officer in tbc Mexican war, i
d % genafor Congress. Mr. Borland pos-.
j - ;|1 fit 7 or tho Central Ameri
,-in mission hv reason of his thorouch, pro
fliraeter an 1 oublie affaira Neither lie, nor
( ienerals Gadsden or Trousdale, is subject to I
anv particular exception in these minor par-1
ty matter» nnder discussion ; and to the great
public service and personal worth of each is
to Lc addc l in tl e Sof Gen Gadsden, tbc
comddcration of qualities aud opinions which
bad stronçlv nttacl.cd him to Gen. Jackson,
and i^that of Gen Tousdale, tlmfact that he
" 'unaniinouslv recommended for appoint- !
ment bv the State convention of Tennessee,
which might seem, one would think, to con
tradict alUavil on the subject in that State.
iraaioi an cayu ÜHIUL J
c A" 0t, ,' er aPP , 'fiTnt t t a f
Southern Hates it may »»McnUy be af
firm' d that the Union me . • *
verting to the P cases'in each Hute. It would
indicate their general character. With some
pertinent illustrations. - v
"The official positions under the govern
ment at New Orleans are equal perhaps, in
number and emolument, to all the rest of the
Offices in the Southwest. The important of
fico of collector with Hs great patronage, is
held by Gen. Dowus, a Union man ; a third,
Mr. Penn has the office of commissioner in
the Custom House; and thus most of the lo
cal patronage is in thc hands of the Union
men. Does this look like proscription of
" So in Alabama. Mr. Stanford lias been
made collector against two State rights men of
high character, namely, Col. Withers and
Mr. Boykin. The two most important di
plomatic or consular appointments have boon
given, one to a State rights man, Mr. Seiblcs,
and the other to Mr Tarie ton, a Union man.
And in all thc minor appointments, we have
been assured and believe, that local interest
and personal fitness, not questions of whether
Union men or State rights men, have been
the governing inducement of selection.
"In Georgia the most important diplo
matic appointment has been given to Colonel
^ (j 0 y T'obb ; whilst in general it maybe
gfl rill 1 that, as *ell in the States already
onuulC ra«d ar in Virginia, North Carolina,
Florida, aud jux other .®°# er0 ;V®
'ÄXtoK Ü
Qr ^ idea cntcr tained to,
«* j^ w nixh and idfo.^nd with Hbw much
jnrtiorauoo of facto these isriprafions have
i ;
"omtrte con«utÄ» of VS, Mol
bo)jrne and p anam * have been given to se
cessionists, the persons who hold these three
office^ on tho
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j„ ano tb«r colamn will be found an
art ; c j e f rom the New Orleans Delta, headed
« (jfon. FV>ote.'* We direot particular atten
to the prevailing opinion out
of the State concerning this personage. His
frieude, d. Wh* -.**,»*"2
stantly stating that it is only at home that
GenJFoote ia lightly «poken of,—that it is
W-Minni (done who charge home upon
ÜTÏ «tide 0» MR - »vr
from different States, which we shall shorty
publié, will show that the Democracy every.
«wwntinff to- him as a deserter of,
where are pointing to n „
and traitor to, the principles of thc party.
This gentleman has written a letter to W.
Hrookc and Thomas Botters, in answer to an
inquiry, if he had declared, aa reported, "that
the Union and State Rights men had uuiL]
for the purpose of fighting their common enc
my, the Wutgs."
The Governor indignantly denies the truth
of ,hiB im P uted remark, and declares with
great regret, that among the would-be leaders
of tk. S««»ion ,>.rty' Ihcre cxi-t, as bitter
hostility against the Union men and corapro
mise men os eyer. ITo proceeds to present
following dark picture of the wickedness
of hia opponents.*
" The undue influence of oertain unscru
pulous leaders in our midst; the efforts of a
corrupt and hireling press ; the necessity which
is supposed to exist for making some special
provision for those unfortunate secession j
Whigs, who two years ago left their own party,
upon an issue which has been settled against ;
them, and who now ignobly cling to the skirts I
of the Democracy, from a low eagerness for j
the spoils of office ; personal hatred of myself
and of several of my friends ; the dread of
my success in the present Senatorial struggle ;
pride of opinion ; the rank abuses which have !
crept into the system of conventional noint
nations of late y these, and a thousand con* !
curring causes besides, have constrained mo
utterly to despair of anv restoration, for the i
present, of the ancient concord which former- j
ly prevailed in the Democratic party of Mis
Until these evils are all purged away, there
is little hope of a sound, solid union of the
Democracy of the State. The Governor then
approacl.es the main point of his letter, and
JT*?* a Ter ï W " 1 " Us mi *
Governor Foote.
" I have repeatedly said, and I now emphat
ically repeat the declaration, that the day can c
nftvor come wli.n I «hall rceounix« as my po- i
htieal adversaries any of that patriots and ;
hlgk spirited bod, of men who fought «1 k,,,I
d^t« .honl.ler.uh me m the contort oflO.hl.
and whose noble exertions l am positively
°° rtain ' *» v ©d the Union from destruction. a
; They mnv abandon me: if they do so I snail a
; notcomplam ; but I will never forsake either a
them or those great interests for which we lia\c a
unitedly contended As to the old issues be- a
j tW0f ' n Wm#« and Democrats, Iknowwe^II that,
aa • L«*i**tppi is concerned, they are too J
i doad to 06 pL'anwed intoi renewed vitality
by *ny process known to the nwa. expert po
httcal quacks anywhere to be fourni : and I j
hereafter co-operate, as I have done here- j
' tofore, most cheerfully and cordially with nil
i fi 00 ^ 0 i t,iE0n, • h 0 *« ,n «** °* '* lss, 8 a, rr i
and t ^where. who are willing to stand up, (
faithfully and efficiently*to the principles con- •
tamed m tlus President » Inaugural, and the ■
to,line r,,.., «t forth » Mr « 1 .
bratod ,ettcr u P on 0, t ,r I?™.*" I l 0,atl0ns 1 ,
I recognize no political affiliation with any man, ;
or ^ of ■«. either Nor,l ' «r South, who can- ;
not stand these tests ; nor do I desstre to re
cc,ve e,, t hc r tha , or ".vnipathy of any ■
ntan * whether lie calls himself Democrat W
Whig, who now denounces the measure» of
Compromise, or who refuses to endorse the
^, nt ' 8 Inau « ural Addrft89 ' * nd
! fa, *. llf,,1I y U P to ^cry sentence, line or word ,
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The general des.pat.on of Edward Everett
as the probable Whig candidate for the next
President, gives point and force to this allu
««n of Gov. Foote. The Governor casts a
wide net.-he seeks to catch all the Whigs
with the Everett bait, and a considerable free
HhcsMceSb'lmrcto.Te id7a"f'
^ fraught wlth dcath and degradation to
Freedom ami her true votaries." and throw
himself on the great Compromise and Union
party . _
But let us sec if his Excellency's argument
j 3 not more plausible than solid. The com-:
prom i 8 o t it is called, for which Gov. 1'oote
fought with so much zeal and ardor, became a
]aw two years ago; irrepcalablc from its very
natare fi inco ,hen no movement-at least
fnjui the South—has been made to change or
aiuond it> The Governor does not pretend
that any act has been done, or word uttered
indicating a desire to revive that issue. The
President'« Inaugural has been universally
acquiesced in, as a platform upon which the
party could unite upon in perfect harmony,
This was thc great Democratic compromise,
morally as valid and binding upon the mem
bors* of that party as the compromise of the
slavery qùcsUo" That Inaugural, not only
in its language, but in thc practical illustration
of it, which the President has given, oblitéra
ted all tbc old divisions and faction of the party
treating this issue, which had recently divided
: t as a fact accompli.
' Wo insist that there is no proof that the
party which opposed the compromise has not
cheerfully and fully acquiesced in thc doctrine
of the Inaugural. Tbe presence in the cabinet
of one of the chiefs of thc Southern Rights par
ty, the antagonist of Gov. Foote in tne strife
of last year!-a clear indication of the course
Who, then is laboring to keep
of that party. . ...
up this strife and division, but those who in
sist on reviving a settled question, a question
which involves no issue, no differences of views
opinions and ought not, among high toned
men to involve any feehnz .
But if Gov.Foote is only kept from re-um
ting with his old party associates by this com
promise issue, if he recognizes himself as a
"Secessionists," why does ;
and dcsiginate as
he declare that tho old party issues are dead
beyond all hope of redemption,—why, too,
does ho seek to create an entirely new issue,
based upon Mr. Everett's letter? Is this pos
itios consistent with his declaration of an en
tire willingness to re-unite with his party, on
" A new and formal promulgation, in some
clear, unequivocal, amboritive form, of those
fondamental principles of the ancient Demo
J&ckson ^ of p olk v>
is Wa8 ^ QOt ? Did not the Conven
tion at Jackson embody and endorse the plat
Guv. rME Ä -25
|j ave declared, as lie virtually does
noW( that there is no yitolity 1 " ' ^T-ékson
of, which arose m tho days of Jefferson, Jackson
. p lk So it ff 0 u f d be impossible to pl#a*e
him. Had the Convention adopted his own co-1
pioas vocabulary of praise of the Compromise,
anü exhausted die Billingsgate repository of de
nunciation and damnation of all " Secession- i
ists" and "Disunioniste,'' there would still
remain the argument—"you do no more than
the Whigs ; the old pnrty issues are dead, and
now you must further endorse and employ
Mr. Everett's letter (perhaps something else
would have beep added) before l can give up
tny strong position as a compromise candidate,
etching vote of boll, ptrtk"
It appears to us that, ingenious and specious
as the Governor is, he does not succeed in pla
cing himself in a position, which should com
matid the favor of the people. The lato dit
cussion respecting the compromise, was a pain
fttl and disagreeably exciting one to all parties. I
Excesses were committed by both «ides. Many
men were called Pisunionisu who would have
j sited their last drop of blood to preserve the
confederacy in fact; many were called Submis- j
; sionists who would have perished before they !
I would have yielded a jot or title of their just j
j rights. The controversy happily terminated,
The Union is safe, out of danger. There is
not a proposition before the people which has ;
the slightest tendency to place it in peril. At
! least such is the case iu the Houth. Aud now
we ask, is it the part of wisdom, of a true
! lover of the I nion, of peace, concord, and
harmony among our citizens, to seek to re
i vive, or rather re-create this agitation—to
j kindle anew the smothered and extinguished
fires of this uufraternal strife, for the advance
mont of individual ambition and interest?
Ought not all'citizens who love the Union
more than they do a mere party victory, to I
frown ou all such attentats.— iV. O. Delta.
. Tto following article « clip from the Sew
York Day Boo/c. tor the benefit of our
Commerce is
c <>tton-growers wc insert .t.
king" — but the Suulk ia kin- of oo„.
merce :—
A New Uao for Cotton.
Invention, which goes fur to make useful
a ] mas t evor y production of nature, lias found
a ucw Ufte f or cotton, in which, without doubt, i
a vcr y i ar g 0 amount will 1-c employed. Wc
a ji u j 0 mattrasses now coming ho favor
a ^. an( j extensively into use in preference to
au y ar tj c i 0 heretofore tried. The writer ol j
|j, w } iaa u ^od one for some six months past,
au j |j aj4 f oUU j j t to possess every requisite aud
quality of a inattrass, without the
objection» so frequently urged against moss,
cur j,.j h a i r or husks—as the husks moulding
froul damps, bad Hindis from the curled hair
in summer, aud the bmpy matting of the
( U10SS The cotton felting, prepared by a pat
• cnU .j pn)CCsl9 , has none of these annoyances,
■ h t .i aslic , a nd will, with ordinary care, i
o„ t.fo.x. , 4 ... ...
, the old plantations " will plexsc make a note
; of tliis> and consider that the invention is a
; fcatUer j Q t | u . ir cap{Ii -or rather money in
their purse»,—a» the demand for the raw ma
■ tfiria i at hoiuc wi a doubtless materially in- [
„ewe the price. We feel sure that if the
^ qualities of this mattress are ever made
k nowu t0 the public generally, five hundred
thousand bale ' a year" would not satisfy the
, deuiaml fur j t8 manufacture. The article hav
iug been thoro'Iy tried un the principal steam ,
ship3| and approved by their owners, as well
a9 b phy^cuns who have tried and strongly
dnnht not the Patentee
mX afo^ie on them The agents for
S dWandthc Union generally, are Messrs.
Dot-emus & Nixon, 21 1'ark Place aud 19
Murraj Btr ^ t '
T The reader will find is another place,
another poetical article from our correspon
dent, Nicholas Namby. The vnter is a youth
and shows evident signs of improvement iu
^ ^ It ; vcs U3 p i easure to
p . . P . f e . , , .
a ' d >" thc developcment of mind ho tl at
mtud whose it may; and we would add a
W ord of encouragement to oui young friend
h b he ^nnot compete vith other wri
J £ The path that
' ' P 00 • ' P ' . P , ,
leads to intellectual supremacy is a rough and
rugged one—the old idea, Pacta nascitur
nQn f lt j 3 0|dy truc j n part —fc W| very few
snr ; n „ ; nto pxUtenee like Minerva from
I' ' p ® ' . . .. .
thc brain of Jove, full grown ; it is laborious
work, let who may assert it is isspirstion.
It cost Campbell as much, and as hard work
. t u H ™.' 1 it did
to write thc J F '„ ' ,
Palcy, his "Natural Theology. Work
then—and remember
H The liv „ of ^ at men rcmilld u8
We can make our live* cuLl...« j
And départi ng leave behind u*
Foot print, in the sands ol .me.
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£ 7 - A Havana letter of a late dato says that
p j nce the 1st of January there has been un
ten and eleven thousand
negroes introduced to aid .0 Cab«, industry,
as there is certain data for 8,4-5. At the
remote points it is impossible to obtain
correspondent of thc Lon
, Vu • * . •
don Times, states tbatthe Russian fleet in tbe
Baltic, being short of steamers, the Emperor
^ an a « eQ t who was in treaty for thc
w-fc-rf *• vt" T ! IU " bo!d, f
; and Franklin, for which vessels the sum of
4,750,000 francs, equal to $050,000, had
been offered, and it was thought the bargain
reliable information.
Louisville Jtiy 2 -^The crops throughout
Kentucky are 8 iffering greatly for want of
b- -e» 1 » ^ i
Boston, Julyi2—The Legislature of New
Hampshire prafcd resolutious advocating the
nampratre pr
aequuition of Oi>a..
would be concluded.
To Subdue a C 4 FER 1 NO Horse—I t is said
in the Ohio Cultiiator, that a bucket or two
of water given a lorse to drink just l*efore
riding him, takes ,Vom hint all disposition for
capering, and renders him perfectly sedate.
—.... .■
The Mosmos* asd THt Niw BïpÂ.io —■
St. Charles—I t has already been stated that
the Mormons have purchased Charlcg'tsland.^ç*
one of the Calapagos group, with the ©bj<m$tof
removing thither aud founding a new Ib'pub
lie. This is important, if true. The Galapff
gos form a cluster of Islands in the Pacific
Ocean, near the coast of Columbia. They
lie under the equator, and the centre Idand
is in fongitute 25 deg. 30 min. W. They
arg uninhabited, but are frequently vi sited by
tbî Sont I, Sea whale «hip,, for fre.l, weter
and provisions. The largest is sixty or sev
enty miles long, and fifty broad. In general
they are barren, but some of the highest have
stunted brush-wood, and all are covered with
the prickly near tree, upon which a large «po
cics of land tortoise lives and thrives in a
wonderful manner. According to Captain
Deism* some of the largest of these animals
weigh 300 or 400 pounds ; but their common
size is between 50 and 100 pounds. He has
seen them with necks between two and
three feet long. Their flesh is described
as of delightful flavor, and their fat is much
sweeter than hog's lard. Charles Island is
ono of the principal and most fertile of this
group. The contemplated colony indicates
sagacity on tho part of the leaders. 1 hey
must be convinced that with the approaching
wave of civilization, they wiR be swept away,
especially should they continue their infamous
system of polygamy. Indeed, the recent
manifestations of Brigham Young, have pro
duced anything but a favorable impression,
and we have hearJ surprise expressed in van
ous quarters, at the appointment of such
a man to such a station. At our last dates
from the city of the bait Lake, great prepar
ntWM wcr , e w progress for the erection of a
or perhaps a place of refuge in the hour of
T|1E Fishery Dimcoxx,« -The N. V.
, .
, n ° ■ om " crceo ' na ' ,C .
the follo.mg important tutcljigem» from
Washington :
We learn from Washington, that the Cal*
i net held a consultation on Monday last, on
the .subject of the fisheries. It was agreed to
ac t w ith the utmost promptness and forbear
nncPi am ] to bring the subject to an early ad
j U 3 tme n t, Mr. Dobbin, Mr. Marcy, and the
l» re sident, have acted in this matter iu a eon
c ili a tory, yet decided manner.
The l'rmceton and Fulton steamers, and
the brig of war, Decatur, are ordered for the
filing grounds. Commodore Shubrick will
pro bably be in command,
The Administration are convinced that an
adjustment of the difficulty will soon be effee
ted. aud will endeavor to prevent any collis- !
i on between our ûshîrmcu and the British
'Z "f'"î «-L. !
y Ir Crampton. the British Minister, actu
atc d by the most just and peaceful sentiments, ;
has le ft Washington for Halifax, to obtain a ;
p oraü nal interview with Admiral Seymour on
[ L j 8 su bject,-the matter being too important ; .
to be trusted to a letter, or to an agent. Re- !
cipr ocating the wishes of the Administration.
lie will endeavor to procure a suspension of
£5* orders, until the time shall be affor- j
doJ tor the completion of the pending diplo- 1,
, n atic arrangements The Princeton will, if
n0 difficulty occurs, take in coal at Halifax,
aud thence proceed to the East Indies.
The New Pre- paid Envelopes—Wc are
indebted to Col. Broadhcad for a couple of
envelopes.^ ThV'*^ of whSTîîid ÏS wl
and we * understand that no other size basas.
yet beeu emitted, though it is probable there j a
will soon be note, document, &c. A bust of ;
Washington embossed and encircled by a rcd , of
.back ground, occupies the right-hand corner■; | j
sod above and below the.figure are the words j
signifying the value of the stamp. I he back
of the envelope is gummed ready tor sealing.
They anisaldiat the.Pott Offieefor three dol- .
Jars and twenty cents per hundred the extra a
twenty cents for the envelope, which is less
than plain envelopes of equal quality can be -
bought for at retail. Detroit r ret Press. to
- m » ■ ■ —— 7 — to
KF" ^ be Complimentary Dinner given to
Rev. Daniel Comfort by his former pupils,
wldcb came 0 ff in Clinton, on Wednesday,
was, in al! respects, a most eratcful testimonial
to virtue and usefulness. Speeches were de
livered by Ex-Governor Brown, Miss Ford,
Judge Amos R. Johnson, Gon. Patrick Hen
ry a f d often, and letters from all parts of the
Southern country were read.--There was an
outpouring of sympathy and affection in the
oeeombUge.. Every one soernod to carry hi, j
heart in his hand, judging from the proofs < f
rcpard sfaown t0 the 01d yi cn Faithful. V c
understand that the sum of ten thou.-and dol
lars was subscribed—cx-Gov. Brown heading
the list with one thousand. By lIbis act t 1 lie j
sons and daughters of Mtsstsstppi have won
glory enough for one day. Hag oj 1 1 >
- a 1 • 1 ■
Fifty-four Forty.—T he correspondent of
thc Journal of Commerce, says a proposition
will be made to purchase that portion of Ore
gou. which in 1814 was declared to be un=
questionally ours, but was subscqueutly given
to Great Britain. How the information was
obtained is not hinted, but we suppose it is
only the old speculating proposttton of the
Bntish free trade association, to sell out all |
their interests in Oregon to our Government,
before " manifest destiny " deprives them of
their possessions without the dimes considéra
UndLE Tom Aoain.—W e understand that
a lady in Philadelphia is now writing a full
answer to Mrs. Beecher S to we. It promises
to be a severe stricture on her and the Eng
lish. It is entitled " The Life and Adven
tures of Uncle Tom/' embracing the conduct ,
and character of a regular Southern " nigger."
— Sta>.
A Negroes Prayer. —An old negro. ro'
turning one night from a dancing frolic, wlfcn ;
Crossing the river lost both oars, and came
near being—swamped. Determined to do
what be bad never done before, he dropped
ou both knees, and exclaimed, " Massa Lord!
if eber gwine to held old Ira, now is de time."
a y
.■ ..«Wi " ■ W*— «
Writuu n,r the Port (NU-m Reveille,
To my ^Æolher.
**■ * A M 8 ' *
* fondwB®
w~ * ' ,n
^ * *"*
*° ee,lu y
The vUions of ' cll «,ihood's hour
Wave bv me like a dream
the „
^ beautiful they mm
•fur, ** -
irAi. p§4ionate thot'*
IflKetf hnme.
^ 4
And dear to me was thy sweet smiles,
Thy gentle kiss, and words of love,
That turned my wandering thot'# from earth
To fairer, purer, worlds above.
And when at eve I oft would bend
My infant knee, with thee in prayer,
Thy voice did seem to me as sweet
As harp's striugs touched on midnight air.
Alas! those scenes have sadly changed—
I hear thy voice in prayer no more ;
For thou art gone, and left thy boy
A wanderer on Life's dreary shore!
My heart is sad, and fain w ould aeek,
Like a weary bird, for its nest—
To share thy smile.», to hear thy voice,
And gently on thy bosom rest.
Dear Mother! aid thy erring child
To seek his God, and be forgiven;
That he ma> leave his wanderings here,
To dwell with thee in Heaven !
And Mother, dear, whilst hear I stay,
Oh! cheer my heart'mid sorrow's gloom;
And calm my spirit as I tread
My lonely pathway to the tomb !
Oak Hall, July, ISM.
- . .
Novel Terms of a DcEL.-Brownlow of
the Knoxville Whig, long acquiredI the subry
»»« «f Ute " 6 ^,tin, 1W" It «-be !
has recently received an invitation which he
has not declined. As the terms are somewhat
»°vel and may afford some information, wc
copy the particulars.
. Mr. Brownlow says we have int.mated an
intention t o fight him. This is all untrue,
But wc do now say that we stand perfectly
ready aud willing to meet bun anywhere be
may desire.-^erawY/e Times.
Wc accept the challenge, and agree to fight ;
but being the challenged party, under the laws
regulating dueling, we claim the right to select
the time, place and weapons. We select a
hox-jvn. immediately alter a hard ram, and !
dung-forks as tho Weapons-and whoever
[ij ts (he other out, is to be acknowledged the
victor \—Brownlow's Whig.
A Good Thol^It V-Thl olcat.on —The
.. Education «Ion/ not commence with the
a j p j iabct jt begins with a mothers looks—
_T, _ ,,„,i r .r »„nmtmtû.n nr » aim
of reproof—with a sister's gentle pressure of
j hand or a brother's noble act of forbear
ancc _ d | th haodfull8 flowers in green aad
daiay mea dows—with bird's nests admired but
not touched—with creeping ants, and almost
. {{hh emineto—with humming b«ss
a Jbee-hives—with pleasant walks in
sbad „ | anefl — aod w , t h thoughts directed in
#nJ kjuJly toties> Rnd wurJs to uuturc>
to acts of benevolence, to deeds of virtue, »nd
to the sense of all good, to God himself."
-J m m
w ttv Pnunxpp_ 4 m-lsnner heln?
The With 1 riv er^ Apnso - g
brought up at a London pol ce ll,
lowing dialogue passed belweeu him and the
" °w do you lira ?'* ,
" Pretjy generaHy
an 1 pud mg > v i n roll „et vour bread
# | ; sometimes
R ? , d syujcuiaes at the ehand*
, „ ' •
ler ,f * '®%»sv be as witty as you please, sir ;
) B . t0 a , k J ou bow £ 0 yon do ?"
*>u|Uute - P J a air; I b,pe
^'l , . • abj0 » '
your wor p _—-- f
pRontttv '%FoR-t Hmitii—T here is a
fn tlJ,5ace%bout 21 or 42**»
Iif are, who is an idijt, except intho compu
' uug ^ors, and in I» IBspeet be is a
life mind appeal* to oocnpied
in counting, day and 'night He
CH A„ correct answers to the most diffiult
propounded—instsntouftuus—by his
jjoÜrfor hefoisno educa'ioD tMtlrafi He
ylu nnt leave y 9 father at any time, and is
& ^ cUild in tUl8 respe d. How he can
| rellder ^ rea dil y n8 ho does ac- urato suswers
^ „fiions out to him. iaa injury to us.
ap ç oars t0 be 110 limit to hia^owers of
cldcU ) at jo a —port Smith Herald >
* '-r Y y .- '-i—-jj- ^
The Htfsoit* Arab.—A n Araff was lost
j n two dftyslie fourni noth
to eat, and in danger of death from star
va tion, until, finally, fie discovered afonntain,
p ron) w y c |j travelers were accustomed to wa
ter their caÆe ls. Near tho fountain, lying
, u t ^ e 8and> he saw a leather sack. " God
poised !" said he, as he raised and felt of
'* these are, I believe, dates or nuts of
kiud. Oh, bow I will strengthen and
In this sweet hope he
the contents, and
"Alas! they are
Sing a low song !
A tender cradling measure, »oft aud low,—
Not sad, not long.
But such as we remember long ago.
When time, now old, was living
Over the sunny seasons, bright anu tleet,
And the red rose was lying
Among a crowd of flowers ail too sweat.
Sing o'er the bier!
The bell is swinging in the time-worn tower;
He's gone who late was here,
As fresh as manhood in its lustiest hour—
A song to each brief aeason,
Winter and shining summer doth belong,
For some sweet human reason^—
O'er cradle or the coflin still a song.
with a father's nod of approbation, or a sigu
refresh myself!
; opened the sack, and saw
cr i e d out, full of sorrow,
only pearis !"
£ 7 - He who docs his own business defileth
not his fingers.
Finit insertion, per »qn»r» ten line* or les*, H 00
aubsequent insertion
Liberal deduction* made on yearly «dver
K7" Reveille is pfildlshed every Wednesday
N'o paper discontinued until paid for.
Q^T* Fo§t Maulers are requested to act as agent»
or tti | par eil le.-Z!ïï
IVtiniher £0«
r'A"e - ' i— -■ - -■ ■■ » .■ jo il._ — »- . i- e
. Advance if* the Price of Sii.k.—W o
notice that raw silk has advaneod $ 1,00 per
fh the Now York market. The rise
cn caused by late intelligence from
France ; that some unknown disease had tnada
its appearance among the silk worms, and was
destroy tag them in great numbers, thus lead*
mg to anticipations ot a gn at diminution in
the supply of the raw material. Should these
reports prove true, they should bo well receiv
ed by owners and cultivators of 8m Island
Cottons, the price of which must necessarily
be sustained if not appreciated, by a short
I supply of raw silk. Owing to the length and
fineness of its fibre, Kea Island Cotton is
much used in combination with silk, and in
deed is the only textile substance which can
be thus used to advantage, A short supply
of silk therefore will lead to an inercascd uso
of this staple, as a substitute ; and moreover,
fabrics compored of the two materials will be "
in great request as a substitute for fabrics of
whole silk, which will be placed above the
reaeh of many who now arc alle on account
of its comparative cheapness to indulge them
selves in it. The production of He a Island
Cotton is not on the increase, nor likely to be,
and wc think therefore a rise, caused by the
increased demand, (not responded to by in
creased snpply) may bo confidently expect
cd . —Savannah Journal:
t '
Hair. —A writer in a late number of tha
London Quarterly Review furnishes the fol
lowing information on tho subject ;
*' London imports about five tons of human
hair annually. Black hair comes mainly
from Brittanny and tho south of France,
where it is collected principally by one Lair
merchant, who travels from fair to fair, and
buys up and shears the crops of the neighbor
hood damsels. A traveler in Brittany de
scribes the peasant girls as attending at tho
fairs with their beautiful tresses, perfectly
willing to sell out. Ho saw several girb
sheared, one after another, like sheep, and as
many more standing ready for the shears
with their caps in their bauds, and their long
hair combed out and banging to their waists.
By the side of the dealer was placed a largo
basket, into which tho successive crops of
hair were thrown, each tied up in a whisp by
itself. For a head of hair about twenty sous
in money is given, or a gaudy handkerchief.
The hair is the fittest and most silken that can
be produced. Light hair conics from Germa
ny, where it is collected by a company of
Dutch farmers, who go over to England for
orders once a year. Aud who knows from
what source come those peudaut tresses gleam
ing in the gas-light, with which our blooming
Eves, aptly entaugling their snaky coil with
their own, tempt our eligible Adams."
Dancing. —Hero is Horace Greely's opin*
"W. lebere danorngn.a.,,1, W»mnl no, K b.
borhood parties, without parade of dress or
other expensive adjuncts, restricted to threo
hours at any one assemblage, cltaed long be
fore midnight, and rigt^y guarded ^ ns oU
access of stimulating beverage, mig it be a
most admirable recreation, securing the ap
probation and countenance of the rel.gmiis
and sedate; but conducted as t is. it probably
exhausts more than it renovates, aud corrupts
more than it improves.
. Work —Hanta Anna is getting rid of
who are suspected of American
. A j ^ t d is,ni
sympainits a uecrec nas oetn p.isi -
sing from the public service all such officers
and soldiers as voluntarily surrendered hem*
selves prisoners to the American array during
Tampico, who declared the authority of Santa
j n _
^ mes' 'stagnant, ansi's" itïïm'bilèd Vy'Vhô
i oat h* 0 me reptile. Thut which would havo
i H ' CII ' ßrea t haunt with fair fountain, is a
dreary useless quagmire.
®" -—-—
(T 7 * One of the most celebrated members
ofthc rarb bar was consu Ued thc other day
by a younger practitioner upon an obscure
point of law. " I cannot give you a positive
answer, young man," replied the advocate ;
" l have pleaded one way, and once the other,
|nd I gtjnoJ my suit each time."
^ Sal ». ,, ricd a girl, looking out
the upper story of » —» ,l S
«-by R*« wa f, entcr a . tb °
fiamfodoor, " wave all beew to
and bet!0 ooaver ^ d .' 80 ^ . . .
^Su'nlays, you U have to come 111
. r
Let your Wit rather serve you for a
buckler to defend TOUWelfby a handsome re
I ply, than the sword to, wound others, though
l-wilh ever so facetious reproach; remeraber
j {ng that a word cuts deeper than a sharper
weapon, and the wound it makes is longer
jL*. ... Jt ,
j IC^?xSanta Anna, it is said, intends peti
] tioninf Congress for his " left leg now in
| Barnuin's Museum, and if it is not obtained
he Is detornimnd to declare war^agains our
ItepnLliC. As au offset to this, Bar iu -
fo™ three thousand dollars for ^anta Anna s
right le g, and hopes to get if ._
n )win , r illscr i pt ion on an an
J* » and wi U speak for it
V J' '
se,t ; , . .
' I o call tbe f > ^
when mirth and pleasure'» on tbe wing,
I ring ;
When from the fojd v ^artt
[ 1 * 7 =» The Halifax Colonist publishes the
fon uW Vng epitaph on an Editor. Of oourso
to any Editor hereabouts:
JTJf ...
* UM » Mlt0 *
37 * Unbridiud imagination, like a spring
confined to one spot, collects its pure, clear
vraters, aud is at once a beauty and a bless
,., 6 ; but, allowed to spread abroad in every
direction, it oozes through the marshy earth
the soul,
Snoobs if you will.
In mercy, kind Providence,
I .et him Lie still.
He LiKo for his living, so
He lived while he lied,
When he could not lik looser,
He URD down and died."
[P 7 " Those who can pay their way do, and
take credit to themselves for their honesty ;—
those who find they can't, are soou content to
retnaiu iu debt.

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