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a on &aa> <a ta aa aa a a a> » sr a aa sr %g - vojlTtT P^ar CLAIBORNE C+NMTY, MISS., OCTOBER O, 1848. NO. 6 . THE FORT GIBSON HERALD THE FORT GIBSON HERALD ( H*. //• JACOBS, Editor and Proprietor.) IS IlBUSHKU EVERY FRIDAY 3J0RNISQ, BY WM. F. EISELY. trimas» I'avabie in advance, for one yenr, •• " " 14 six months, « within six months, for one yesr 4 00 " at the end ol the year No subscription will be laUbn for a ohm ter poiiod than six months; and no paper will he discontinued until »H arrearages are paid, except it the option of the publisher. A failure to notify * wish to discontinue will be considered a new engagement. ADVERTISEMENTS. $3 00 2 00 6 00 Will he charged at the following rates: One dollar per square for the first, and Fifty rents foreai'h subsequent insertion. Twelve lines, or le«, in Long Primer, or nine in Brevier, consti tute one square, over twelve nod ander twenty four, two square*, and every subsequent twelve traction of the same, an additional square. 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MKI-CHIOR, P. M. A. (tILKEY. Cheap Ca«h Grocer aa« Pro duce iVEcrcIianl, No. 7, Stamts' Row, PORT GIB80N, MI. HE subscriber has opened a new and fresh stock of Groceries and Produce, suitable for family and plantation use, and will keep constantly on hand, a good as sortment of articles in his line, which he will sail at a very small profit for cash, viz: Brown, Loaf and Crushed Sugar; Cofi'ee; Tea; Meiasses; Sperm and Star Candles; Boston Soap; Lard Oil; Mackerel; Coarse and Fin« Salt; Pickles; Ketchup; Ground Peppar, Spice and Cinnamon; Mustard; Sardines; Almonds; Figs; Raisins; Boston •-'racker?; Soda Biscuit; Tobacco Rice; Powder; Shot; Macaroni; Nutmegs; Cho colate; Salaratus; Nails; Matts; Brooms; Crockery Ware; Flour; Lard; Bulk Meat; Dried Beef; Pota t«Pi; Applss; Cheese; Stone Jars, Churns, Milk Pans and Jugs, die. die His friends and the public are invited to call if they wish to buy their supplies cheap (or cash. T March 4. 2 <.lv I'rcsh Flour«. JEW ORLEANS and St. Louis brands ) just received by n A. GILKEY, Dreed Bcrf. A good article received, and for sale by May 26 A. GILKEY. Fi*h„ Fish S ALMON, Herrings and Mackcral i Kits, tor sale by A GILKEY. m Fresh Rafcisis. FRESH article received and for sale A- GILKEY. Loaf and a rushed Sugars. superior article of above Sugar for sale low by A. GILKEY. A by A CofToe, R IO Havana Coffee, for sale low bv May 20 A. GILKEY. Smoked Tongue«. J UST received and for sale low 4 by May 26 _ A. GILKEY. Candles. S PBRM, Star Candles, for sale low by May 26 A. GILKEY. ttreat Arrival of SPRING GOODS!! C'ome here Everybody!! Fresh and Seasonable Dry Goods offered at lower prices than ever heard of before. D SKLIGMAN <& Co. have just receiv » ed a complete and extensive assort ment of Fancy and Staple Dry Goods, of ^•1 sort», descriptions and qualities, such as Mualin«; Lawns; Ginghams; BaregesjCam Dries; Linen, Jaconet and Plaid Muslins; Curtain Muslin and Gauze; Collars; Capes; Ribbon; Parasols; Calicoes; Leghorn Hats; ottonades; Drilling; Linen and Linen Bo *orn Shirts; Domestics; Clothing; Hats; hoots and Shoes, &c. «Sic. All of which will positively be sold at me most reduced cash prices; they purchase for cash, consequently they are enabled to 8 ^ii cheaper than anybody else, especially as they intend to do only a cash business., 1 »ey invite the community at large to call purchue? March 4 21 .ly SPBIÄG .GOODS. N. ROSENBERG, iNe. ö S I'AM PS ROW, one door above Moody's Drug Store , R ESPECI IliLLY informs the public that he has just returned from New 00 ter he to a 00 00 Orleans with a very handsome assortment of Goods suitable to the season, among which are 00 Bry Good». Comprising a fine assortment of Bareges, Painted Muslins; Sheetings and Shirtings; Calicoes, Ginghams, black and fancy Silks; Irish Linens and Lawns, Linen Cam bric, Silk and Cotton Hdltfs., Swiss, Book, and Cambric Muslins, Blanket, Silk, and Thibet Shawls, etc ,etc. Clothing;. Cashmere and Merino dress apd frock coats; black and fancy Cashmere, Merino and Linen Pants; Satin and Fancy Cash or mere Vests, Shirts, Drawers, Suspenders, Gloves, etc. Hats and Caps. Fine Silk and Beaver Mats, Oil'd Silk and Glazed Caps, for men and boys. Boots and Mioes. 00 00 00 00 be 03 00 00 Meu's Calf Boots, Calf Brogans for men end boys, coarse,black and Russet Brogans, Ladies Morocco and Seal Shoes and Gait era, Childrens and Misses Shoes and Gait —also— An assortment of Crockery and Glass Ware, Knives and Forks, Scissors, Razors, Penknives, Candlesticks, Looking Glasses, Tobacco, Cigars, etc., etc. Those who desire to purchase articles in his line are requested to call before pur chasing elsewhere, as his stock has been carefully selected, and will be sold at very small advances on cost for Cash. April 28, 1848. 00 ers. for 35-tf NEW GOODS!! CALL AAD SEE. j at TIKE subscribers have just received a L splendid assortment of Fashionable and Seasonable Goods, consisting in part of the following articles, viz: White and colored Linen Drillings, Cottonades, Hickory Checks, Blue Plàidd& Stripes for womens dresses. Brown Linens, Irish Linens, Assorted Calico Prints, Colored Jaconet Muslins, White Cross-barred Muslins, Swiss Muslins, Linen apd Cotton Diapers, do do do Sheeting. Table Linens, Linen Lustre, Brown and bleached Domestics, Lowels, 4-4 5 4 and 0-4 Matting, Mahogany Oil Cloth, Grass Skirting., Silk, Thread and Kid Gloves, Hosiery, assorted, <kc. French Marino Dress Coats, do do Frock do. English and German Dress Coats, do* do do Frock do. Grass Linen Sack Coats, Brown do do do. Linen Check Dress and Frock Coats, Cottonade do do Colored Alpaca Sack Coats, Fiench Marino pants, White and colored Linen Drilling Pants, Nankeen Pants, Cottonade Pants, Linen check Pants, White and colored Marseilles Verts, Black Satin Vests, Linen and cotton Drawers, Linen bosom Shirts. Hats.—Panama, Leghorn, Campeachy and Straw Hats- Beaver and Silk Hats, and also a good assortment of HARDWARE AND CROCKERY, to which we invite the attention of our do. do. do. ao friends and customers. BROUGHTON & WRIGHT. 34-tf April 21, 184g. _ B agging & K©p«', just received by the undersigned and for sal.î. f>0 pieces Bagging. 50 coils Rope, 5 bales Twin*. Broughton & Wright. September 1,1848. ÏYcw and Fashionable SPRING GOODS. E would call the attention of our friends and customers to our importations of new and fashionable Spring Goods, which we are now opening, received per ships Ashland and Thetis, direct from New York. These goods have been selected with taste, are many of them of new* styles and pat terns, comprising a general assortment of Summer Silks; Bareges; Fig'd French Ja conets; French Ginghams and Gingham Lawns; Organdys; Foulard 8 iiks; Brazdli ans, <kc. Handsome Embroidered worked Collars; Chimesettes; Reveire Bordered Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs; Ladies' H. S. Gloves, assorted; Long 1' hite Kid do.; Herman and Berege Shauds; Berege and Satin Scarfs; Cravats «Sc Neck Ties; Swiss, Cambric, Jaconet and Nansook Muslins, and a very handsome assortment of new style Spring Ribbons. We have a new stock of Gentlemen's Clothing, made up in fashionable style and of good material, all $f w'hich we are prepared to sell on mode rate terms. * J S MASON & Co. March 17, 1848. W tf Unsey & .leans. BALES Linseys, Jeans, 6 3 44 J S 3Ias«n & Co. 47-0t for sale by July 21, 1848. Daggsiig, Hope aud Twine, X) 160 pieces Bagging, 1 Bale Twine, J S Mason, & Co. 48-6t for sale by July 28, 1848. * Blue-Lick Water. BARRELS just received and for sale J. S Mason & Co. 47-419. 1(W Jnly 21 C UTLERY—A lot of fine Pocket Knives and Razors, just received and for sale by lïov. 26 HP Mww*»' Robert i'otts. John i*. Hastings. POTTS » H'1STi*YGS. GROCERS. Court House Square, Port Gibson, Miss. POTTS <$• HASTINGS H AVE opened at their store, an entire new stock of Groceries and Produce, consisting in part of Brown Sugar, ('rushed, Loaf, and Havana Coffee, Java, Molasses, S. H. * New Bedford Candles, Rice, Adamantine, Soap in small Boxes for family use, Coarse and Fine Salt, Lard Oil, Wine Vinegar, Green At Bl'kTea Pickles, Ketsups, Syrups, Lemons, Pepper, Sardines, Powder, Shot, Load, Claret, Porter, 44 «4 Pulverised «4 Soap, Boston No. 1 44 Table, Cheese, Candies and Fruit Cigars, Mackerel, Tobacco, Sweet Oil, Mustard, Spices of all kinds, Raisins, Almonds, Filberts, Old Rye Whiskey, Rectified " h in Hams, Lard, Flour, Ate. Together with a good assortment of Cas tings, Nails, Brushes, Wooden and Crock ery Ware, and variety of other articles. Just Received. S HAY'S Superior Family liams, Sugar Cured " " Clear Sides, Dried Beef, St. Louis and Ohio Flour and Lard, Potts & Hastings. 41— 3t June 9, 1848. For Families . GODA Biscuit, 0 Boston Crackers, Pilot Bread, English Dairy Cheese, Western, Call at a Potts & Hastings. Just Received . ANDERS' 'Harry of the West' Tobacco, Myers' "Phoenix" " Price's, Rogers' and other Brands,. Large assortment of Cigars, Also, Shot Pouches, Powder Flasks, Game Bags, and Walker's Percussion Caps. Potts & Hastings. s To Families. H AVANA Sugar especially for preserves, A superior article of Imperial Tea, Mackerel in Kits, Soap in small Boxes. Potts & Hastings. FOR SALE. „„ j . , , , . . H t undersigned has lor sale, a sinnt, health, negro rroman j W^ ° i he is a g ; tolerab'e cook, a good coarse «mpstress,, and mould be very valuable to any one »ho, needed a woman o ma 'o up negr o-, thing. for terms, appy o ^ A j; V'FY j ' * ; A HANDSOME RESIDENCE FOR SALE. WILL sell, on reasonable terms, a hand _ 8ome residency being a two story frame I house, containing nine rooms.—Also, all! necessary out.buildings, a good cistern and , about twenty acres of land, enclosed for : pasture. H. G. J. POWERS. I P Rocky Springs, 8 «pt 19, 1848—4-«m ! T HE family residence, at present occu pied by J. T. Marye, Es«|., is now of fered for sale This is the most desirable situation for a family, in the Town of Port Gibson, embracing the whole of square No. 7, all enclosed, being the third square immediately West ofthc Female Academy. The main building is a lar«e TWO STORY kli 1181 JET well finished in every respect; having a cir. cular stair-way leading to the sky-light from the centre, with galleries cunning the entire length, and a twelve foot passage through the middle, east and west. Also a two story brick kitchen, with ser vant's rooms, attached to the south end, and galleries entire, affording ample room for lodging, washing, ironing and all culina ry affairs, with a good WELL OF WATER at the door. This property has been repaired the present year, and put in good order, and well painted. The out buildings are all that could be desired, furnishing every requisite for convenience and com fort. It has also a good garden and orchard attached, and the main yard handsomely decorated with select shrubbery. Any person wanting such a property will do well to examine it, as it will be sold low' for cash Possession given the 1st of January, 1849. Any infoimation required, will be given by Mr. Wm. O'Kelly, of JAS. COTTE n. Port Gibson. September 29, 1848. 5-1 ^t TRUST SALE. CCORU1NG to the provisions of a Deed ol Trust executed by Charles T. Miles, the 30th of October, 1840, I will sell at Public Sale for cash, at the t ourt House in Fayette, Jefferson county, on the Twenly-lhird day of March. 1849. A on between the hours of 11 o'clock, A. M and 2 , P. M., the following named slaves to wit: Asa, Dolly, Ella, Martha, Angeline, Mat, Jim, Poindexter, Reuben and Rowan, or so many of said slaves as will be sufficient for the payment of the debt in said Deed mentioned due to Charles Clark, at whose request the said sale will be made. GEO. TORREY, Surviving Trustee 3— 6 mo September 15, 1848. # Port Gibson Herald copy for six months and send account (with proven ad vertisement) to this office for settlement. Southern Watch Tower . * * NEGRO WOMAN FOR SALE T Grand Gulf Sept 15,1848 3~4t I POETRY. From die " Rough and Ready." Rough and Ready Song. BY 9UITH, JR. Air —"Carry me back to old Virgxnny." For the hero, well-tried and bold, A song let us joy lull v sing; Let us all unite, with all our might, And majie the welkin ring. Santa Anna's pass can't save poor Cass From drear Salt River's shore,— So join in our band, with heart aud hand, For Tay'or and Fillmore. Huzza for the Whigs so happy as we! With us Ca*s is no go; For Rough and Ready, Fillmore and Ford, We go in Ohio. On Palo Alto's battle plain, In Palma's bloody tight. In the furious fray at Monterey, On Buena Vista's height, Triumphantly our banner free Old Zachary ever bore; Then join our band, with heart and hand, Huzza for the Whigs, &c. "Confusion and noise" drowned Cass' voice, And now he may sigh "ala*! One word I fear I'll never hear, And that is President Cass! ' Old Zack and his boys are used to noise, They've heard the cannon's roar;— Con.e join our band, with heart and hand, For Taylor and Fillmore. Huzza for the Whigs,&c. Our country long has borne the wrong, Beneath oppression's hand, But soon the ray of dawning day Will beam upon the land. - Our gallant i hief will bring relief, And happy times restore. So join our band, with heart and hand, For Taylor and Fillmore. Huzza (or the Whigs, Stc. 1 Treasure not the Costly Gem. Treasure not the costly gem, Treasure not the thing that's rarest; Queenly pearl or diadem. Gain no lustre from the fairest! Treasure things of common mould, All earih's humbler creatures treasure, Joy cannot be bought with gold— Riches change not care to pleasure! Treasure not the voice of prose, Malice sometimes lurks mid praising; If you would your fortune raise, Truth can better aiJ the raising! Treasure truth, its sacred bowl Holds a draught that's cold and bitter; Honied words may glad the soul— Gall displease, but still be filter! MISCELLANEOUS. Man Responsible for iiis Health.— God has created this beautiful frame with its hundreds of muscles and bones, its thou sands of blood-vessels and nerves, its com plicated digestive apparatus, its nicely adapted lungs, its active skin—and all these he has formed into systems and organs, and given euch a separate duty to perform for the general good. Each has its peculiar work to accomplish, yet not without the co operation of all the rest. All these systems and organs, varied, yet harmonious, consti tute the machinery of our life, This ma chinery, thus constituted and complicated, is placed in our hands to govern, to supply its wants, to adapt the elements of nutrition and excretion, food, and drink, and air, bathing, exercise and rest, precisely to the necessities and condition of each organ; and out of the whole produce the greatest amount of strength and health. This is our responsibility, this is the harp of a thousand strings, which we are to play upon and bring forth the sweet .music of energy and cheerfulness. We are to play, each one of us, upon Our own harp. Whether we thoroughly understand the in strument, its powers and its uses, or whether we are perfectly ignorant of them, still we arc to be the players, and the music, gentle or harsh, must he such as we iudividually are able and willing to produce. Each one of our vital machines has its own director, and admits no substitute. And the amount of vitality which we shall enjoy will be in proportion to the skillfulness and faithfulness of this direction. This, I am aware, is a fearful responsi bility, and some, in distrust bf their compe tence to sustain it, would fain shrink from it. But all in vain is any attempt to escape. We must sustain this responsibility or we must fall. No one can assume it for us, no one can take from us the blessed conse quences of obedience, no one can bear in our stead the dread effects of failure; as we individually eat, and breathe, and move, so shall we alone live or die. But there is a general notion, thatoomc how or other, these laws oflifearenot quite so inexorable; and common careless obser vation seems to prove that they are not always so absolute in their requirements, nor as inevitable in their penalties. We are told that many are acting in opposition to them, yet are not cut off One works night and day, and is not broken down; another never exercises at all, and yet has power- of motion; a third eats all sorts of strange compounds and has no dyspepsia; and therefore some think that men may give free reins to appetite, may drive their mus cular energies to their utmost tension, and the student may bury himself in his books, and yet expect to rise in unimpaired health. 3 » f Cre. er blind we may be to™. Not mtj sin merits ; annihilation, but every one has its corres di p„„i, hl „cnu The loss ofthat spe £ fic ^ or _ „ comfortj wou ] d have given, is the first re j suit of neglect. The specific pain or dis turbance, which is the natural consequence ; of error, is certain to follow. As we have no exact standard of health, no precise mea* ! sure we cannot easily determine when and how far we fall short of either. I If we are about as well as our neighbors, we flatter ourselves that we do not suffer, , although*we do come short of that fullness : of vitality which we might have obtained, I The laws of life are as fixed and unalter ! «bl« W are th« laws of matter. Th« ebb and flow of the tides are not more certain than the ebb and flow of the blood. The predominant affinities of one acid over ano ther for certain alkalies, are not more clearly demonstrated in the chemical laboratory, than the affinity of the oxygen in the pul monary air-cells, for the carbon in the blood. These laws are written in every human constitution, they are visible to every eye, they can be recognized by our own sensa tions. They have thus been proclaimed ever since the world began, but man has been slow to read, and dull and still more unwilling to obey. to understand, Uncertainty of Life. —There is a kind of warning voice by w'hich ever and anon we are summoned to reflect upon the brevity and uncertainty of human existence. Scenes witnessed from time to time awaken thoughts of our immortality, and evince that in life wo are in the midst of death—that unperceived by us the entrance to i(s vale may lie near our door. Yet unconscious frequently of our near approach to that boume from which none ever return, min gling with the busy throng, we pass along merrily in the journey of life. In the "day spring of our being," when the heart beats high with hope, fancy pictures years of coming pleasure. How often illusory! How changingaud uncertain is human life; even as the tender flower that springs up by the path-way which the wind passing o'er perchance may cause to wither and die. It was but yesterday that one m man hood's prime, lived, who talked much of venerable old age, and ever thought his journey would be long, nor even dreamed his end so near, but to-day he is no more. Trembling under the weight of years, the aged man verges near the tomb, yet many a blooming youth, whose plans for maturer years were laid, and whose hopes of future life were bright, enters before him. They whom we least expect are perhaps the first compelled to yield to death's mandate. I see at a little distance one who long wasted by disease, was apparently- near the grave. Friends in the vigor of youth and blooming with health stood beside the lovely one, and as they gazed upon the pale and emaciated form, I heard them say, 44 She will not live beyond the falling of the leaf." But strange to tell, the hand of the de stroyer was stayed; and the sick one hoped of recovering again. Soon the arrows of death were pointed at their youthful hearts, and in all their beauty they became its vic tims. Years passed away. Though they long since have mouldered back to dust, she, animated with hope, lingers and tells the mournful tale of their departure. How mysterious is the mission of death! "The youth in life's green spring, and he who is In strength of years, matron and maid, Thp bow'd with age and infant in its smiles, Shall, one by one. be gathered to the tomb. So live that when thy summons come to join The innumerable caravan that moves To that mysterious realm, where each shall take His chamber in the silent halls of death, That then, sustain'd and south'd, approach thy grave Like one who wraps the drapery of his couch About him, and lies down to pleasant dreams." Death. —Heavens! what a moment n tust be that when the last flutter expires on our lips! What a change! Tell me, ye who are deepest read in nature and in God, to what new world are we bom? What new being do we receive? Whither has that spark, that unseen, that incomprehensible intelligence fled? Look upon the cold, livid, ghastly corpse that lies before you! That was but a shell, a gross and earthly covering, which held the immortal essence that has now left us; left no range, perhaps through illimitable space; to receive new capacities of delight; new powers of con ception; new glories of beatitude! Ten thousand fancies rush upon the miud as it contemplates the awful moment between life and death! It is a moment big with imaginations, hopes and fears; it is the consummation that clears up all mystery— solves all doubts—which removes contra diction and destroys errors. Great God! what a flood of rapture may at once burst upon the departed soul. The unclouded brightness of the celestial region—the so lemn secrets of nature may then be divulged; the immediate unity of the past, the pre sent,and the future; strains of unimaginable harmony, forms of imperishable beauty, j may then suddenly disclose themselves, j bursting upon the delighted senses, and j bathing them in immeasurable bliss! The | mind is lost in this excess of wondrous de- j light, and dares not turn from the heavenly ; vision to one so gloomy, so tremendous as the department of the wicked! Human fancy shrinks back appalled! # Hymenial Statistics.—T he following "interesting statistics are taken from the Lancaster Examiner: Number of young irçen now goingacourt ing m Lancaster, 2,3u0; of which have actually pupped the question, and teen accepted, !W 0 ; ditto, and been refused, 88 . Number who are animus to pop the ques tion, but can t screw up their courage, ! 1,610. Number who have been jilted, 85. j Number hunting for fortunes, 2,349. ! Number of confirmed old bachelors, 8o0; ! of which are not w'orth having, 845; of w'hich would do as a last resort, 5. Number of widowers who are anxious to marry again, 5. Number of widow's ditto, ditto, 306. Number of young ladies wno are in the market, 6,640; of which have actually had offers, 655; of w'hich are waiting in dread ful suspense, 1,640; of which have conclu ded to accept, 1,606; of which will ask her mother» L Number of young ladies qualified to make good wives, 6,640; of which would darn their husband's stockings, 550; of which are skilled in astronomy, 5,830; of which are learned in the languages, 4,735; of w'hich are able to spell their own names, 562; of which know how to waltz, 4,300; of which know how to use the spinning wheel, 40; of which know how to spend their husband's money, 6,640. We never knew the mao disposed to scorn the humble, who was not himself a fit object of scorn to the poorest. From the N. O. Weekly Bulletin. Ctai. Washington and Den. Taylor. The feeling that there is a resemblance between General W ashinoton and General Taylor, has been a long time impressed upon the public mind, and it is remarkable that, since the days of Washington no man but General Taylor has been thought to possess in any thing, the same extraordinary character. The following parallel though hastily drawn, will shadow forth the reasons why General Taylor is thought to resemble General Washington, for it alludes only to matters familiar with all, but probably not before so ultimately contrasted. General Washington, occupied, as he was, by military matters, never abandoned the duties, nor lost the character of one of the best practical planters of Virginia. Gen. Taylor, although he has been in active military service for more than forty years, is one of the most practical farmers and planters in Louisiana. When General Washington was called upon to sign a death-warrant, he was filled with sorrow and could hardly control his pen. When the deserters of our army taken at Buena Vista, were announced to General Taylor, he remarked that "blood enough had been already shed," and ordered that the wretches should be driven from our lines. Gen. Washington was distinguished for his strict temperance. Gen. Taylor never drinks anything but water. Every one under the command of Gen. Washington had the fullest reliance in his justice, arid confidently applied to him when they thought they had been wronged or oppressed. Every soldier in Gen. Taylor's army, however humble, and in whatever difficulty, instantly looked to him for redress. General Washington made it a personal matter to see that his prisoners were well treated and cared for. Gen. Taylor gave to La Yeoa a letter of credit, to use, if necessary, while a pris oner of war, and distributed provisions at Buena Vista, among the famishing Mexi cans, to be at his own expense if not sanc tioned by the government. Gen. Washington was seldom betrayed into the exhibition of great emotions. Gen. Taylor, m a conversation with some gentlemen, recently remarked that he made it a study through life to control his feelings. Gen. Washington distinguished himself before he was thirty years of age, as a suc cessful commander, on the frontier. Gen. Taylor, at the commencement of his military life, he fought against the Indi ans, and defended Fort Harrison, when he was but twenty-eight years of age. Gen. Washington is remarkable for the dearness of his military dispatches, and for his epistolary correspondence. "Gen. Taylor's military exploits are not the causes of his popularity; they are only the occasions far the display of his sound judgment, energy of character lofty and pure sense of justice, and incorruptible hon esty. He has as much reputation for what he has written as for what he has done." [Gen. Persifor F. Smith. Gen. Washington was never wounded in battle, although in severely contested engagements, as at Princeton, Monmouth, and Brandywine, he headed his troops, and was much exposed. Gen. Taylor was never wounded in battle, although he always freely exposed himself to the enemy's fire, at Buena Vista charged at the head of his troops in the last and most desperate struggle for victor}". Gen. Washington inspired his soldiers with the idea that his presence was suffi cient to make them invincible. "Gen. Taylor's presence in any part of the'field, was sufficient, not only to change despair into hope, but to give assurance of victory, and dispell all doubt of ultimate tri umph."— Col. Bragg. Gen. Washington was an early riser, methodical in his habits, and exacting of himself. Gen. Taylor is up with the sun, and ac complishes a great deal of labor by his love of order, and never relaxes from his constant duties. Gen. Washington rose with circumstan j ces, and was ever equal to the task imposed j upon him whether in the field or cabinet, j "I learnt of Gen. Taylor's sound judg | ment and inexhaustible energy in Florida, j but I did not then properly estimate the other ; and high-minded points of his character, In the campaign on the Rio Grande I saw fain tried under all circumstances, and he always came out pure gold."—Gen. Per "^Gem Washington impressed all who beheW him? WJth the snUiine sense of his exahed character, and displayed it in the smaIIest as weil as the m0 st important acts ^ ^ 1 ,. E very'thingGen.EvtORsaysTKevery , hi he ooes, is marked by the purity and " ness ofhis mvn ch arocter."-Ge«erul ! p ersifor F Smith j ! f re q Uent iy -wrote long and particular letters to ^ mt f nager of h f s estate, regarding the kind of crops to be planted, and the dispo ! sition to be made of small tracts of land. See his Correspondence. Gen. Taylor has ever pursued the same course, and just before the battle of Buena Vista» found time to write a long letter to his business agent, in which was mentioned the most minute particulars oi the manner to carry on his plantation. Washington's fame, on its first incep tion, called forth the admiration of the mil itary chieftains of Prussia, Frederick the Grea,t being loud in his approbation. Stephens, the traveller, tells us, that ujhile at-Berlin, Baron Humboldt informed him the present King of Prussia and his military council had, with the greatest interest, followed Gen. Taylor through his whole route on the Rio Grande, and fully appreciated his difficulties at Buena Vista. Gen. Washington was remarkable for reading at once the character of those he came in contact with, and of putting a true •gimate «n their valu«. Gen. Washington, while in the field, All who have.intercourse with General Taylor, bear witness of his astonishing knowledge of men, and of his true estimate of character. Gen. Washington would of the Presidency, independent and untram melled. Glen. Taylor has repeatedly in writing on the same subject, almost used General Washington's expressions, from a mere similarity of thought and feeling. "Should it become absolutely necessary for me to occupy the station to which your lettpr presupposes me, (the Presidency,) I have determined to go into it perfectly free from all engagements of every nature what soever."— Washington to Lafayette. "If elected to the Presidential office it must be without any agency of mine own, and to those duties I must go untrammelled by party pledges of every character. Gen. Taylor to J. A. Birkey, Esq. "I may, however, with great sincerity, and, I believe, without offending against modesty or propriety, say to you, that I most heartily wish the choice to which you allude, might not fall upon me. ington to General Lincoln. "And could he be elected, (some one more experienced im state affairs), I would not say that I would yield my pretensions, for I have not the vanity to believe that I have any forthat distinguished station; but would acquiesce not only with pleasure in such arrangement, but would rejoice that the Republic had selected a citizen more worthy and better qualified than I am, to discharge the important duties appertaining to that position, and no doubt there arc thousands. —General Taylor to J. II. Ingerscil. The striking parallel between General Washington and Gen. Taylor could be continued, but the subsequent events of Gen Taylor's life will complete the resem blance, by placing him in the same high civil office, where he will wield a similar influence, not only for the good of his country but for the good of mankind. John Van Burkn. —Major Noah relates the following instance of this gentleman's "easy assurance": He was riding in the carriage with Dad after dinner, in the neighborhood ofLinden wald, during which young hopeful kept puffing away at his Havana. At length the indulgency of the democratic Chester field being overwhelmed by the clouds of smoke, exclaimed— "John, your cigar is really very offensive inside here. "Is it?" said the dutiful son. "Then, why the Devil don't you get out and ride with the driver?" The old gentleman (says Noah) now finds that the smoke his promising son is raising in all directions, is so offensive, that he is obliged to come out of his retirement, anti ride with the driver. Expiring in Song.—A singular inci dent, showing the effect of music upon a Canary bird, occurred ip Roxbury Within the last few days. A lady of rare musical attainments was playing on the piano, when all at once her bird, who seemed to have been «listening very intently, burst forth into a strain of song so loud, shrill and powerful, as at once to arrest her attention. Nothing like it had been heard before. The little creature's'brcast seemed actually swelling and heaving, with his efforts to give vent to the conceptions with which his tiny heart was beating. All at once, at ihe full tide of his melody, he was silent. His mistress took htm from the cage, and he turned over in her hand and died! On dis section, it was found that he had completely split his windpipe from top to bottom! [Boston Evening Transcript. Rather tough. [Exchange paper. Which is tough, the story or the wind pipe? of accept I Wash u The used up Politician.— Peter Brush w r as in a dilapidated condition—out at the elbows, out at the knees, out of pocket and out of spirits, and out in the streets, and "out and outer" in every respect. He sat on the curb stone, leaning his head upon his hand, his elbow placed upon a step ping stone. Mr. Brush had for some time been silent, absorbed in deep thought, which he relieved at intervals by spitting through his teeth, forlornly into the gutter. At length, hearing; a deep sigh, he spoke: "They used to tell me—put not your trust in princes—and I hav'nt. None of 'em ever wanted to borrow money of me, and I never see any of them to borrow no thing of them. Princes! pooh! put not your trust in politicians! Them's my sentiments. There's no two mediums about that, Havn't I been serving my country like a patriot for this five y ears; going to meetings; huzzaing my daylights out»getting blue as blazes; havn't I blocked windows, got licked fifty time, carried I don't know how many black eyes and broken noses for the good of the Commonwealth, and the purity of legal rights, and all for what? Why for 'nix. If any good has come of it, the country has put the whole of it in her pooket, and swindled me out of my earnings. I can get no office. Republics is ungrateful? I don't want any reward for my I only want to be took good care of, and have nothing to do* Being taken good Gare of was the main thing. Republics is ungrateful, I'swugged if they aint! I love my country, and I wanted an office—I did'nt care what so it was fat and easy. I w'anted to take care of my country, and I wanted my country to take cane of me. Head work is the trade I'm for—talking, that's my line. Talking in the oyster cel lar—in the barroom, any where. I can talk all day only stopping for meals and to wet my whistle. But parties is all alike. I've been on all sides—tried 'eça and l know—none of 'em gave me any thing, and I've a great mind toJtnock off, and call it half a day. If rich, it is easy to hide our wealth; if poor it is not quite so easy to conceal our poverty. We shafi find it less difficult to hide a thou sand guineas than one hole in our coat. If a man has a right to be proud of any thing, it is of a good action, done as it ought to be, without any base interest lurking at th« bottom of it. services.