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VOLUME i;
THE 'REGISTER.
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TMnKK D"I.l.rs in adv.ini'p..- Suliscribtrs who
ilonotpay in alvance, will invariably bo charged
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au.1 fifty nM for each ubserioent insrtiin.
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fr each insertion afterwards.
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inal to Cioss who advertise by the year to asuf-tV-iciU
amount to make it for tha i ate 1 est of mer
baawanl others.
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nfiM of the vearly advertiser will be charged for
aaerately at the ordinary rates.
Professional car !1, not alterable for the year,
oontaininj ten lines or less ten dollars.
T e names of candidates for county offices will
ba iaserted fot five dollars, payment ai wayt in ad
, omres ton dollars. - ,
KN-ctiori tickets will never be dclivtre'd 'till
paid for. ,
I'oliticcJ circularsorcominir.iications of only an
imlividual interest, will be chargd at half price
of ordinary advertisements and must I- paid in
atranre.
Advertisaments not marked with the number of
i:isertion will be continued one month and any
alterations made afrer insertion charged extra.
All JUD-tVOIlK must be paid for on delivery-
Postage mtist be paid on all letters, or they wil
Hit hs attended to.
MiLltfUNGEMEiVT
The mail from Memph'r.t arrives on Tuesdays
tin 1 Saturdays, at 11 o'clock. M. and dfparts im
uiecliately. Ths mail f.-om ()xfo:d airivm or Tuesdays at
fi o'clock l. M. and depatu on .Mo.idays at (
o'clock A. M.
he mail iron, , f.renada, arrive, ot Sundays
at b o'clock I. M., and departs Fridays at C o'-
ct.K-k A. M.
Th3 mail from Carrollton arrives ThuLtda's at
f, o'clock P.M., and departs Mondays at GoV W-k
A..M. '
Address on Temperance.
The following is an extract of an ad
dress on Temperance lately delivered
nt Delta Coahoma county, by Dr. W.
M. Drown, furnished us by the polite
ness of a correspondent at that place.
Dr.'IJrown Is a man of remarkable sood
sense, and, possessed of a fund of infor
mation, knows how to reach the heart
with the flowers of Iihetoric or the ar"
tillcry of Logic. We would gladly
have given it in full length. Here is
t!n? r.xiract,"--""-" ' -' -
But I will not in
sult the intelligence of this audience by
witcnnj; into an elaborate argument to
prme that inkMnperanrvi is an evil. 1
would as soon attempt lo prove by ar
gument, that th sun shines at noon-day,
th;it the t rocs Mos.in in t hi- .Spring, or
that our own
uo!!
: river courses its
Those arc all self-
way to the Oefnn
eviJent facts. 15.it not one particle
more evident than that intemperance is
u wide spread, an almost universal evil,
which like the malaria of our swamps,
has infused its pestilential breath into
every department of society, and corrup
ted by iis baneful influence, all classes of
tUe community. Ilighan'i low, rich &
poor, bond and free; no matter how ex
alted the station, wc find intemperance
in the gorgeous palaces, high in author
ity, "clothed in fine linen, and faring
sumptuously every day.11 No matter
how humble the individual. Wc find
intemperance in the meanest hovels, ad
ding to the thousand ills that abject
poverty is naturally heir to, and rioting
io rags and wretchedness. The most
exalted intellects too, are frequently
induced to succumb to its influence. If
a man had the talent3 of an Angel, in
temperance would make him a fool.
ftay, this mammoth vice, not satisfied
w'th triumphing over the world and
disgracing its victims there, has even
invaded the sacred precincts of the house
of God, and caused a foul and lasting
sligma to rest upon many a name there
that otherwise would have been with
out shame and without reproach. How
often do you hear it Raid that such or
such a member of the Church was drunk
r that he drank too much, or was tip
y. The sacred desk itself ha3 been
roWied of some bright ornaments, by
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oiu ravages ol this iell destroyer.
These considerations, my fellow citizens
speak to the patriotic, to the benevolent,
to every one who wishes well to his
country and his kind, in a voice more
impressive than the eloquence of a De
mosthenes or a Cicero, to look around
anxiously to sec if nothing can be done
(i stay the progress of this vice. Shall
friends of law. of moralitv. of rivi!
r0cr, of religion, sit tamely by, un
"""'Iful of the evil that is going on a
round them, occasionally even partici
J,a'ng in it, and giving it countenance
I,d cncouragcment,and thus permit the
rrcnt to roll on in its impptuous course,
obstructed, and unimpeded, increasing
M2
v,. U( us victims, ana augment
ed 'ts. triumph, until Very rcmnnn
oi moral principle is swept away. Shall
the dignity of our nature which is de
graded, the sanctity of the moral law
which is profaned, and the decencies &
proprieties of life, which are violated,
appeal to u in vain, for action on this
subject ; I rejoice that they appeal not
in vain to the citizens in the neighbor
hood of the Yazoo Pass. ,
On this day we have met together for
the purpose, of forming a tee-total ab
stinence society, of raising the standard
of opposition to the vice of intemper
ance, of lifting ap,a banner against it.
And we invite all without distinction to
join us in the solemn pledge, to touc&jiot,
taste, not," handle rat, the intoxicating
liquid. From lhe number and respecta
bility of this assembly, we anticipate u
most Torf nnntrt
,lv, -uiuuiv;iivuiiit;irr; you are
no doubt impressed with the necccssity
there exists for such a society among
us as well as convinced of the great good
mat win result Irom it. Our county
from its situation' ofTcrs peculiar facili
ties to all who wish to indulge in ardent
spirits. Boats that are daily touching
at our shores, are very liberal with
their liquor, in hopes that by getting the
farmer a little loozt, he may become
more liberal with his cash. This has
.1. .
caused intemperance to prevail here ton
' 1 'a" llre 10
greater extent than in almost anv other
nortion of oil r Stntn in,l i
l10" on "r &talC, and Vil be a pow-
"'"I obstacle lo the reformation we con-
.w...,.... uiiucuiiics we nave
to encounter shall 'only stimulate us to
greater exertions. Ifour path was strew
ed with roses, our success would bring
us but little honor.
Hut it. is not the wish or intention of
the friends of this Society to dragoon
or coerce men into membership. Nor
do wc cmply the language of intimida
tion or menace on the contrary wc re
ly entirely upon the moral power of
truth of argument, of persuasion,
we
speak to wise men, judge ye what wo
say. He appeal to the christian, to
the man who has named the name of particularly impress upon you young
Christ and should depart from all in-' gentlemen, the importance of forming
iqnity. Wc know that the good of man-! correct moral habits in youth. It is ea
kind is the subject, the will of God the SY lo iive virtuous when no bad habits
rule, and eternal happiness the object, i liavo been formed, but when a vicious
and aim of all virtue and all religion.! habit has once fastened itself upon us,
Cut can anv christian pretend to say j like the old man in the mountain, des
that the good of mankind is his object, j cribed in the Arabian Nights, it is very
when he daily sets an example that has j hard to shake it off. It is a very pleas-
i uutui icuuuncy io icau men to vice
and c
dram
rime u ncn uy ins example ot
drinking, he is as it were initia-
' IffTI l .
ting and introducing mca into the prac. a prey to vice. Intemperance will not
lice of that vice which has furnished only destroy your character and use
the gallows with more victims, filled j fulness, but there is something in it so
our jails with more felons, and our coun-r very degrading that a man when drunk,
try with more loathsome and disgust- j seems naturally to seek company that
ing objects of disease and poverty, and j he would be ashamed to associate with
made more widows and orphans than when sober. It disqualifies a man for
all other vices and crimes put together j business of any kind, and I care not
Intemperance indeed'seems to be the j how honest a man maybe when sober,
mnilStr'!1 vlr rC mia rn.- 1. ' mnn nf nnHnnllnn J. .11 ... . I -
. KJUl iiuiuir.-, mi; u i cut
enemy of mankind, and if wc once be
come a prey to it, it will soon palm up
on us a long train of kindred vices, gam
bling, lying, swindling, cheating, even
stealing and blood-shed follow in its
train, and are frequently its attendants.
Can any Christian pretend to say
that the will of God is his rule, when by
his example he is leading men into a
situation in which they will acknowl
edge no rule either human or divine.
A situation alike abhorrent to religion
and humanity a situation in which all
the evil passions of our nature are a-
roused,and man ceases to be a rcasona
uic being. jJid'you ever sec a drunk
man praying,' or could such a sight be
regarded as any thing else than a bias
phemous mockery of religion. Neither
is a drunk man a fit subject for either
rewards or punishments. But I will
not pursue this branch of the subiect.-
I know that we shall have the assistance
"of the "religious part of the community
in this work of reform I know that
their names, their influence, their ex
ample, and their prayers will be with
us. It would indeed bo a very poor
compliment to the religions of our own
country to suppose that they would fail
to co-operate in the mighty eflbrts that
are now making by the benevolent and
the religious in every country and clime
for the moral reformation of the world.
Think not fellow citizens, that this
temperance reformation is . confined to
the neighborhood of the Yazoo Pass.
In every part of the United States, aye,
and in Europe the good work is going
on, even Ireland, tho for centuries she
his been jroanm?' under n worse than
POOLA, 3IISSISSIPPI, AVEDXESDAY, MARCH 15,
hgyptran bondage, is now doubly eman
cipated by the success of the tee-total
pledge.
We appeal to the old men, to the fa.
thers-of this assembly, to you over
whose temples revolving years have al
ready begun to sprinkle, the silvery
white. And leading every other consid
eration, we will at this time appeal to
you only, by that tie which never fails
to move a father1 iiPfirt I
w ..vui i, mc iuvc Yvlu :
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ion r tTAn n -f ! n
- yVU mail Ulc. j 0Ur con.
uuctisine mruiPi n,vr.
will form thnir I,!.:,.
.,-UV1I niiivu yuur
"'vrw ucuous ana
thsir manner of thinking. If they sec
you indulging frequently in the intoxi
cating bowl, so in all human probability
bve anJ bye will they. If you refuse to
Join llie temperance society, so will they,
! AnJ 1 aPpeal to any father in this asscm-
uiy, and ask him if he would not rather
lay a beloved son in his coffin in his
youth, with his morals pure and uncon
taminaled than to see that son live and
become a confirmed sot. But every
dram drinker is liable to become a con
firmed sot; habits of intemperance are
not formed at once, it is only by drink
ing for a long time that men acquire a
fondness, a love, an unconquerable thirst
for ardent spirits. Come then we en
treat you and lay the axo at the root of
the evil at once. Come with your sons
and sign our constitution and our pledge.
We hold them up to you, as Moses held
up the fiery flying serpent in the wil
derness. And the bitten Israelite was
not more certainly cured of all poison
ous infection by looking to the serpent
that Moses held up, than you will be by
signing and faithfully adhering to the
requirements of our society.
We appeal to the young men of this
assembly, to you who in a few years
more, must stand in the places now ocr
cupied by your fathers.
Wo would
; am sigiu to sec a voung man striving I
jm. ! . O,
: consciously m the paths of virtue, but
ah, how melancholy to sec him become
i t uuciaiuii uu not iiKc loirustnim
far, if he is in the habit of getting drunk;
and I am sure any young lady that is
worth having, would not like to marry
a drunken young man. We do most
confidently anticipate the assistance of
your influence and example in this "work
of reform; if you have no fondness for
ardent spirits, you wilt make no sacri
fice of taste or enjoyments by doing so,
and you will be discharging a high and
holy duly, which will add something to
your standing and respectability, and
be a source of gratification to yourself.
If you are fond of a dram, it is a pow
erful reason why you should join us.
Flee to ou r Society as to a city of refuge,
and do not, like LoVs wife, cast a single
"longing lingering look behind." Re
sist the Devil and he will flee from you,
and there i3 no man in the world, but
what can cure himself of his fondness
for ardent spirits by manfully resisting
every temptation to drink. We want
the influence of your example; people
generally, and young men particularly,
are very much disposed to underrate
the immense value of their good exam
ple. Oh, they say, I am but one, what
can I do, and another says, 1 am but one.
and so says a third, a fourth, and so
might say every man in a neighbor
hood, county, state or even a whole na
tion. W hat are all these but thousands
of ones; each one it is true of no great
power to turn a nation one way or the
other, tho of eternal importance to him
self, an5 if all these ones would only
unite to accomplish all the good in their
power both by influence and cxamp!e
it is impossible to calculate the benefit
that would result to society.
treat vn, . ' 7' T we en-. do it with pleasure,) that female influ-
rea you upon the mfluence your ex- ence in every country , isalmost invaria-
""r oJL side of morali-
Cut vie have too high a regard for
female influence, either to wish or ex
pect to accomplish much good without
their assistance. We appeal therefore,
in a peculiar manner to the ladies; we
know ladies, that your judgement is re
garded as the standard, and your smiles
solicited as the reward of merit. We
might even say that you are in a pecu
liar manner interested in our success
j Justice to the sex, compels me to say (and
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, ty and virtue. We
wish you to bring
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nfluence which
you exert in society generally, but wo
wish every mother more particularly to
aid us in her own peculiar province, her
own household. The destinies of your
children, mothers, are in a great mea
sure in your own hands; even a father
can have but little power over it com
pared with the perpetually operating
influence of a mother's efforts and ex
ample. In vain may the preachers from the
sacred desk fulminate the anathemas of
heaven, against the vice of intemper
ance in vain may our Legislature,
pass Statute after Statute against it; un
less the ladies will assist us in suppress
ing it, it will not be suppressed. Let no
one say that I overrate the importance
of female influence; all the real substan
tial joy and comfort, and respectability
and happiness of domestic life, among
rich or poor is derived from woman;
and he that would underrate their in
fluence must have looked upon life with
the eyes of ignorance and folly, or
through the medium of vice. They are
closely, inseparably connected with us,
and most commonly control our destiny
in every circumstance and relation of
life, from the cradle to the grave.
With - your assistance ladies, I know
that our Society will accomplish
cetera desunt.
Healthy Residence.
There is no circumstance connected
with health concerning which the pub
lic are in my opinion, so ill informed
as the requisites of a healthy residence
both as regards local position and inter
nai construction. In this Island we
have chiefly to guard against humidity,
on which account our houses should not
be built in low, confined situations, nor
too near water, especially when stagna
ted, and still less near marshes. Nei
ther should a house be too closely sur
rounded by trees or shrubs. Trees at
some distance from a house are both an
ornament and an advantage, but become
injurious when so near to overshadow
it, or prevent the air from circulating
freely around it and through its vari.
ous apartments. The atmosphere ofa
bnildingoverhungby trees, or surround
ed by a thick shrubbery, is kept in con.
tant humidity except in the driest wea
ther; and the health of the inmates
rarely fails to sufler in consequence.
Sir James Clarke on Consumption.
Benefit of a Potatoc Diet.
A potatoe diet is found greatly to im
prove the quality of blood. Hence roas
ted or baked potatoes are successfully
employed as a specific against the sea
scurvy, when other remedies have fail
ed. This discovery was made in France. '
It is singular that boiled potatoes Ao not !
have the same effect.
The Man without Arms.
At Harrington's Museum in this city,
there is a man on exhibition, the -.ingu-
larity of whose appearance, without
arms strikes the visitor with, strange
sensations. But bein minus the unner
, . o II
extremities, doe not by any means, con
stitute the whole curiosity of the show.
He uses his toes with about as much fa
cility as common people do their fingers,
and Jar more industriously than some
makb-weights in society, since he earns
his own living. MrNellis,tho unfortu
nate individual, now aboal 22 years of
age, i3 a. native of Pennsylvania, and
thus far has succeeded in obtaining an
honest income by exhibiting himself.
This i3 perfectly justifiable, since there
is no other mode by which heould pro
cure the necessaries of life. With his
toes, surprising as it may appear, he
readily handles a pair of scissors, shaves
himself, writes, and t crown the list of
improbabilities, performs delightfully
on the accordion. This is only another
evidence in the long chato ol P-00.
1843.
mat might be adduced, to shtow the e.Xira -
ordinary capabilities of certain muscles.
when regularly trained to tlif iwrfmr.
manceof vicarious labour.
Boston Medical Journal.
Society of Antiqnaries.
On Thursday evening, Mr. Godwin,
jun., drew the attention of the Society
to the fact, that many stones both inside
and outside various ancient buildings in
England, bear a peculiar mark or sym
bol, evidently the work of tho Freema
sons. Similar marks are found on
French buildings, and Mr. Godwin exhibited-a-series
of diagrams showing
tho similarity' which exists between
those of the two countries. Gloucester
Cathedral, Ferness Abbey, Checthams
Peirre,at Poictiers, in France, and the
Radegonde in the same city, were a
mong the chief examples.'
Hydrophobia..
The Buffalo Commercial contains tho
following rules, which are extracted
from the Paris papers under the auspices
of tho "Committee of Salubrity.11 They
may not bo out of place in this latitude."
1st. Any person bitten by a mad dog
or ttny other animal, should immediately
press with the two hands ail around the
wound, so as to make the blood run
freely and extract the saliva.
a 1 T- i.i . . . .
iu. vasnine wound with a mixture?
of alkali and water, lye, soap, salt wa
ter,urine, or even pure' water.
During the time of washing and press
ing the wound, warm a piece of iron in
tho fire, and apply it deeply to said
wound. Mind that the said piece of iron
is only heated so "as to cauterize that
it must not be red hot.
These precautions being well observed
are sufficient to preserve from the hor
rid eflects of hydrophobia, and every
one should keep them in their -mind.
Microscopic Phenomena.
Grains of sand appear of tha same
form to the naked eye, but seen through
a microscope, exhibit different shapos
and sizes, globular, square, and conical.
anu mostly irregular; and what is sur-
prising, in their cavities have been found,
IlV tlir r;rmc.nr.. : . f
.j ....wuowpc, iiisuuis oi various
kinds. The mouldy substance on damp
bodies exhibit a region of minute plants.
Sometimes it appears a forest of trees,
whose branches, leaves, flowocg, &nJ
fruits, are clearly distinguished. Some
ofthe flowors have long white transpa
rent stalks, and ' the buds before they
open, are little green balls which be
come white. The particles of dust on
the wings ofthe butterfly, prove by the
Microscope to be beautiful and well ar
ranged little feathers. By the same in
strument the surface of our skin has
scales resembling thoso of fish; but so
minute that a single grain would cover
250, and a single scale covers 500 pores
whence issues the insensible pcrspira'
tion necessary to health; consequently
a single grain of sand can cover 125,
000 pores of the human body.
Esyptiau Antiquities.
We learn from a London paper that
a pamphlet has been written by G. R.
Gliddon, late U. S. Consul at Cairo, de
nouncing Mehemet Alt for what Mr.
Gliddon conceives to be a sacrilegious
desecration and demolition ofthe pyra
mids, the temples, the tombs, the sculp
tures, and the paintings which record
the glories f Pharaonic epochs; and
in which consists much of the romance
wnicn now attends the wandering foot
steps of the intellectual visitor ot'Egypr.
The destruction ofthe monuments of
Egypt by its present Government is visi
ted by Mr. Gliddon with the fiercest
anathemas of an enthusiastic devotee in
antiquities. Boston Evening Journal.
Evolution of light in the Human
Subject.
It was ten days previous to L. A.s
death that I (Sir Henry Marsh) obscr
edavcry extraordinary light, which
seemed darting about the face and illu- j
minating all around her head, flashing !
very much like an aurora borealis.
She was in a deep decline, and had that
day been seized-with suffocation, which
teased her much for an hour, and made
her so nervous that she would not sufler
me to leave, for a moment, that I migait
raise her up quickly in case of a re
turn of that painful sensation. After
she settled for the night, I laid down be
side her, and it was then that this lumin
ous appearance suddenly commenced.
Her maid was sitting up beside the bed,
and I whi-percd to her to shade the 1??
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1 as it would awaken LuuMa. .he'toM'
I mo that the light' wa perfect I v kh.h-.t.
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I loon said, ; lr:it ran ttti lirlit be
which is flashing on Miss Louisa face?"
The maid looked very mysterious and
informed me she had seen that light be
fore, and it was from no candle. I then
inquired when she had perceived it; she
said that morning, and it dazzled her
eyes, but she had said nothing about tt
as ladies always consider servants su
perstitious. However, after watching it
myself half an hour I got up, and saw
tdiecandle was in a position from which
Ibis peculiar ligh could not have come,
nor indoad was tt like that sort of light;
it was more silvery, like the reflection
of moonlight upon water.
I watched it more than an hour, when
it disappeared. It gave the face the
look of being painted white and highly
glazed, but it danced about and had a
very extraordinary effect. Thrco nighu
after, tho maid being ill, I sat up all
night, and again I saw thejuminous ap
pearance, when there was no candle,
nor moon, nor in fact any visible means
of producing it. Her sister came into
tha room and saw rt also. The even
ing before L. A. died, I saw the light
again, but it was fainter, qjid lasted but
about twenty minutes. The state of.
tho body of the patient was that of ex
haustion. For two months shc had
naversalupin bed. Many of her symp
toms variedmuch from those of other
sufferers whom I had seen, but the gen
eral outline was the same. Her breath
had a vary peculiar smell, which made
me suppose there might be some decom
position going forward. The young la
dy about whose person these luminous
appearances were manifested I had seen
several times before her return to the
country; her lungs were extensively
diseased; she labored under the most
hopeless form of pulmonary consump
tion, London Medical Gazzett$.
aiojra O lien's Eaufl&ter.
A chieftain to tho Highlands bound,
Cries, "Boatman do not tarry!
AnJ S lliee a silver pound,
To row U3 ocr the ferry,"
"Now, who be ye, would cross Lochgvlo
This dard and stormy water?"
'O, ln the chief of Ulvas Isle,
And this, Lord U!lin3 daughter
"And fast In-fore her father's men
Three days wevc fled together,
Forshould he find us in the glen,
.My blood would stain the heather.
"His horsemen hard behind us ride;
Should they our step discover,
Then who will cheer my bonnic bride,
When they have slain her lover?"
Out spoke the hardy Highland wight,
"I'll go, my chief I'm ready:
It is not for your silver bright;
But for your winsome lady s
"And by my word the bonny bi rd
In danger shall not tarry;
So, though the waves arc raging white,
I'll row you over the ferry."
By this lhe storm grew loud apace,
The water wraith was shrieking;
And in the scowl of heaven each face
Grew dark as they were speaking.
But still, as wilder blew the wind, '
And as the night grow drearer ,
Adown the glen rode armed men,
Their trampling sounded nearer
"O haste thee, haste!" the lady cries,
Though tcmposts round us gather;
I'll meet the raging ofthe skies,
But not an angry father.1'
The boat has left a stormy land,
A stormy sea before her,
When oh! too strong for human hand,
The tempest gathered o'er her,
And slill they rowd amidst the roar
Of waters fast prevailing,
Lord Ullin reached that fatal shore,
His wrath was changed to wailing
For sore dismayM, through storm and
His child he did discover: shade
One lovely Kand she stretchd for aro. -And
one was round her Iover
'Come back ! coma backt" h cried in-
And 1 1 forg.ve your Highland chief.
My daughter !oh ! my daughter 1"
Twasvains the loud waves lasVd tlio
Return or aid preventing: fshorv
The waters wild went o'er hischilaV
Aud he was left lamenting.

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