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VOL 7.
pottr <jib3>ov, clubokve cof.vrr, miss., October is, is46..
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Office open from sun riee to sun. set (Sunday
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Grand Gulf, Oct. 1, 1848.
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Office hours from 8, .4. M. to sundown—Sun
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Cheap Cash Grocer and Pro
duce Merchant,
No. 7, Stamps' Row,
a new and
T HE subscriber lias opened
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
"'ill sell at a very small profit for cash, viz:
'frown, Loaf and < 'rushed Sugar; Coffee;
lea; Molasses; Sperm and Star Candles;
Boston Soap; Lard Oil; Mackerel; Coarse
and Fine Salt; Pickles; Ketchup; Ground
Pepper, Spice and Cinnamon; Mustard;
Hardines; Almonds; Figs; Raisins; Boston
Crackers; Soda Biscuit; Tobacco Rice;
Powder; ^hot; Macaroni; Nutmegs; Cho
colate; Salaratus; Nails; Matts; Brooms;
Crockery Ware;
Flour; Lard; Bulk Meat; Dried Beef; Pota
toes; Applss; Cheese; Stone Jars, Chums,
Milk Pans and Jugs, Ate. &c
His friends and tho public are invited to
«all if they wish to buy their supplies cheap
for cash.
March 4.
Fresli Flour«.
ORLEANS and St. Louis brands
ll just received by
Dried Beer.
A good article received, and for sale by
May 26 A. GILKEY.
Fish, Fish
S ALMON, Herrings and Mackeral i
Kits, tor sale by A. GILKEY.
tresh Raisins.
FRESH article received and for sale
A by
A Loar and crushed Sugar«.
superior article of above Sugar for sale
low by A. GILKEY.
DIO Havana Coffee, for sale low by
i« May 26 _ A. GILKEY.
J Smoked Tongues.
UST received and for sale low by
May 26 _ A. GILKEY.
PHRM, Star Candles, for sale low by
May 26 A. GILKEY.
O Noct. Tho«. B. ML AGRIJDFR,
FFLRS his Professional services to the
citizens of Port Gibson, and to those of
the adjacent country. His residence at the
Bank of Port Gibson.
Jan 21, 1849.
No. 3 STAMPS ROW, one door abuse
Moody's Drug Store,
R espectfully informs the public
that he has just returned from New
Orleans with a very handsome
of Goods suitable to the
which are
season, among
Dry Goods.
Comprising a fine assortment of Bareges,
Painted Muslins; fcheetings and Shirtings;
Calicoes, Ginghams, black and fancy Silks;
Irish Linens and Lawns, Linen Cam
bric, Silk and Cotton lidkfs., Swiss, Book,
and Cambric Muslins, Blunket, Silk, and
Thibet Shawls, etc.,etc.
Cashmere and Merino dress and frpek
coats; black and fancy Cashmere, Merino
and Linen Pants; Satin and Fancy Cash
mere Vests, Shirts, Drawers, Suspenders,
Gloves, etc.
Hats and Caps.
Fine Silk and Beaver Hats, Oil'd Silk
and Glazed Caps, for men and boys.
Boots and Shoes.
Men's Calf Boots, Calf Brogans for men
und boys, coarse,black and Russet Brogans,
Ladies Morocco and Seal Shoes and Gait
ers, Childrens and Misses Shoes and Gait
An assortment of Crockery and Glass
Ware, Knives and Forks, Scissors, Razors,
Penknives, Candlesticks, Looking Glasses,
Tobacco, Cigars, etc., etc.
Those who desire to pufehase 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.
rpiIE subscribers have just received a
JL splendid assortment of Fashionable and
Seasonable Goods, consisting in part ol the
following articles, viz:
White and colored Linen Drillings,
Cottonades, Hickory Checks,
Blue Plaids & Stripes for w'omens dresses.
Brown Linens, Irish Linens,
Assorted Calico Prints,
Colored Jaconet Muslins,
White do. do.
Cross.barred Muslins,
Swiss Muslins,
Linen and Cotton Diapers,
do do do Sheeting.
Table Linens, Linen Lustre,
Brown and bleached Domestics, Lowels,
4-4 5 4 and fi-4 Matting,
Mahogany Oil Cloth,
Grass Skirting
Silk, Thread and Kid Gloves,
Hosiery, assorted, Ac.
French Marino Dress Coats,
do do Frock do.
English and German Dress Coats,
do do do Frock do.
Grass Liuen Sack Coats,
Brown do do do.
Linen Check Dress and Frock Coats,
Cottonade do do 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 Vests,
Black Satin Vests,
Liuen and cotton Drawers,
Linen bosom Shirts.
Hats.—Panama, Leghorn, Campeachy
and Straw Hats. Beaver and Silk Hats,
and also a good assortment of
to which we invite the attention of our
♦ 1
friends and customers.
April 21, I84 q.
B agging & Rope, just received by
the undersigned and for sal.t.
50 pieces Bagging,
50 coils Rope,
5 bales Twine.
Broughton & Wright.
September 1,1848.
New and Fashionable
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 Silks; Brazilli
ans, &c. Handsome Embroidered worked
Collars; Chimesettes; Reveire Bordered
Linen Cambric Handkerchiefs; Ladies' H.
S. Gloves, assorted; Long White Kid do.;
Herman and Bcrege Shawls; Berege and
Satin Scarfs; Cravats & 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
of which we are prepared to sell on mode
late terms. J S MASON & Co.
March 17, 1848.
jLfiisey & Jeans.
BALES Linseys,
6 3
J S Mason & Co.
for sale by
July 21, 1848.
nagging, Rope and Twine,
JD 100 pieces Bagging,
1 Bale Twine,
J S Mason, 4b Co.
for sale by
July 28, 1848.
Blue-Lick Water.
BARRELS just received and for sale
J. & Mason & Co.
C UTLERY—A lot offine PoeketKnives
and Razors, just received and for sale by
Nov. 2« HP MnnstniD.
Jnljr 21
Robert Potts.
John G. Hastings.
Court House Squarb,
Port Gibson, Miss.
H AVE opened at their store, an entire
new stock of Groceries and Produce,
consisting in part of
Brown Sugar,
Pulverised "
New Bedford Candles, Rice,
Adamantine, " Soap, Boston No. 1
Soan in small Bo*«s for family use,
Coarse and Fine Salt,
Table, "
Candies and Fruit,
Cigars, Mackerel,
Sweet Oil,
Spices of all kinds,
Old Rye Whiskey,
Havana Coffee,
S. H. "
Lard Oil,
Wine Vinegar,
Green de Bl'k T
Pepper, %
Hams, Lard, Flour, Arc.
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 Hams,
Sugar Cured " "
Clear Sides,
Dried Beef,
St. Louis and Ohio Flour and Lard,
Potts & Hastings.
41— 3t
June 9, 1848.
Tor Families*
ODA Biscuit,
Boston < 'rackers,
Pilot Bread,
English Dairy Cheese,
Call at
• 4
Potts At Hastings.
Ja st Received.
ANDERS' 'Harry of the West' Tobacco,
Myeçs' "Phoenix
. Price's, Rogers' and other Brands,
Large assortment ot Cigars,
Also, Shot Pouches, Powder Flasks,
Game Bags, and Walker's Percussion Caps.
Potts & Hastings.
To Families.
H AVANA Sugar especially for preserves,
A superior article of Imperial Tea,
Mackerel in Kits,
Soap in small Boxes.
Potts & Hastings
T HE family residence, at present occu
pied by J. T. Marye, Esq., 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 ofthe Female Academy.
The main building is a large
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well finished in every respect; having a cir.
cular stair-way leading to the sky-light
from the centre, with galleries running
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 •
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 information required,
will be given by Mr. Wm. O'Kelly, of
Port Gibson.
September 29, 1848.
A CCORDING to the provisions of a Deed
of Trust executed by Charles T. Miles,
on the 30th of October, 1840,1 will sell at
Public Sale for cash, at the Court House in
Fayette, Jefferson county, on the
Twenly-lliird day oOlarch,
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.
Surviving Trustee
3-6nao ,
HE undersigned has for sale, a stout, ! and
healthy, negro woman, about 35 year,
„I age. She is a good field hand and a bill
tolerable cook, a good coaree sempstress, '
and would be very valuable to any one who
needed a woman to make np negro clo- :
Eg. For term,, apply to ®
I WILL sell, on reasonable terms, a hand- him;
some residence, being a two story frame
bouse, containing nine rooms.—Also, all
necessaçy out-buildings, a good cistern and have
about twenty acres ol land, enclosed for is
pasture. H. G. J. POWERS. once
Kodcy Springs, Sspt 19, 1»48—4-«m i love
September 15, 1849.
%* Port Gibson Herald copy for six
months and send account (with proven ad
vertisement) to this office for settlement.
Southern Watch Tower.
Grand Gulf Sept 15,1848
For the Heraldind Correspondent.
The horsemen with bold Charlie May,
In beautiful but dread iriay,
Were on La Vega'« battery
In sweeping gallop charging.

On! On! they dash, «kb lightning speed;
Each on his stout and well trained s^eea—
- n<tt ueatn nor uangeç jjp they heed,
Their county*» cal! discharging!
La Vega stood like knight in mail—
He scomed the thought that he could tail,
To make those dating Northmen quail
Before his martial ire.
" Stop Charlie," gallant Rifgely cried,
(Who had the foe's positioi eyed
And May's destruction wel espied.)
"Slop till I draw heir fire!"
The horsemen halted—Ridjely flew,
With wing'd artillery, in viiw
Of Vega, and the faithful few
Who by him stood that day.
His guns upon La Vega bora—
On him and his, their deathshot pour,
Like hail stones from the cloud's full store—
On him and his they play.
The Aztec guns must quick reply
To Ridgely's fierce artillery,
And from their well served battery,
Pour'd sitôt and bursting shell.
On! On! flew fearless May once more—
Swept, Vega's broken columns o'er—
And captive from the conflict bore,
The chief who fought so well!
Let Ridgely's tomb be crown'd with bay,
Who, in the hottest of the fray,
Could so much coolness thus display,
And judgment so profonnd.
And if perchance that tomb ye see,
Strew flowers where his ashes be—
And sacred let his memory
In every heart be found!
Port Gibsox, 0.-t. 10th, 1848.
Let us Hope for brighter Days.
Let us hope fur brighter days!
We have struggled long together,
Hoping that the summer's rays
Might succeed the wintry weather;
Hoping till the summer catne,
That to us seemed winter still,
Summer—winter—all the same!
To our hearts so cold and cliilil
J.Æt us hope for trighter days!
Surely they must come at last,
As we see the solar rays,
When the 6torm has hurried past;
So as, 'mid the storm we know
That the sunbeam will succeed,
Let us not our hope forego
In our darkest hour of need.
-The North
The Doom of our World.
British Review says:—"What this change
is to be, we dare not even conjecture, but
we see in the heavens themselves some
traces of destructive elements and some
indications of their power. The fragments
of broken planets—the descent of meteoric
stones upon our globe—the wheeling comets
wielding their loose materials at the solar
surface—the volcanic eruptions of our own
satelite—the appearance of new stars and
disappearance of others, are all foreshad
owers ofthat impending convulsion to which
the system of the world is doomed. Thus
placed on earth which is to be burnt up,
and under heavens which are tomeltaway,
thus treading as it were on the cemeteries,
and dwelling on mausoleums of former
worlds, let us learn the lessons ofhumanity
and wisdom, if we have not already been
taught in the school of revelation." !
———-—-——— '
..... -Mr. Charles Pierce, )
of Milton, recommends potash for this pur
pose. The rats troubled him very much,
having eaten through the chamber floor;
they appeared in great numbers and were
very troublesome, so that he felt justified .
to resort to stratagem and severe treatment
for their expulsion from his premises. He I
pounded up potash and strewed around :
their holes, threw some under their holes, of
and rubbed some on the side of the boards
an ™, un< ^ er P art . where they came through,
—The next night he heard a squealing
among them, which he supposed was from
the caustic nature of the potash that had j c
got among their hair or on their bare feet. ;
They disappeared and he has not been jt
troubled with them since that time, which
was nearly a year ago.
To Drive Rats.
Hints to men or Bi .inessI—B« nunc
toa! and attentive. Let your word to sa- w
cred, and your engagements jnviolntlc. i
Keep your accounts straight. Many a man
has lost a fortune by carelessness. The "'
little time and trouble it takes day by day, , has
to keep debt and credit, and file away biUs ll
that have been paid.is nothing to be com
pared to future benefits. No man is perfect, . W
and the honest may forget—that you have Î?
adjusted your account? and present your
bill again. If you feel eure you have can- :
celled the debt, you may not convince your
creditor of the feet. Bit if you have pre- sol
served his bill receipted, there can be no
misrake about It. ^_j
Love. —Thy brother is in the ditch. son
Pass him not by. Give him thy hand to has
raise him up. Temptation Was powerful
for him; he yielded and has fallen. Pity
him; say not a reproachful word; use kind
words, and thou wilt again restore him to due
virtue.—Scores of the tempted and fallen
have thus been saved. The path to heaven can
is thronged with holy spirits, who were
once in the mire and dirt. Kindness and be
love saved them. .
Frow the New York Express of Sept. 8.
A Dinner to Gap! Bragfc.
It being known that the distinguished
Captain now Colonel Bragg was in town,
an impromptu dinner was given him last
evening by a few gentlemen at the Astor
House, over which, Philip Hone, Esq, pre
sided. Among the other guests were Mr.
Meredith and Mr. Kennedy, of Baltimore,
the Hon. Mr. (Col ) Haskell, of Tennessee,
and Hon. Mr. Donnell, of North Carolina.
At the dinner were several distinguished
merchants, bankers, etc., who had assem
bled there to do houor to the brave.
As the dinner was in some degree pri
vate, we shall go no fnrther than to report
in substance, and from memory, the re
marks of Col. Bragg. Mr. Hone toasted
a« Cwt. Bragg, better known by that
than any ontor name,—"A little more grape,
Capt. Bragg,"— »»4 «thutad n t length tn
the brilliant services of the flying artillery
at Buena Vista.
Col. Bragg, modestly rising, and in some
embarrassment, said, it was well known
that he was only a soldier, and that there
fore, no fitting speech could be expected
from him in reply. For whatever merit
gentlemen choose to award him, or what
ever reputation, if any he had undeservedly,
the whole of it was due to the gallant Gen
eral under whom he served, and Vo the sol
diers in the service he commanded; nay,
more, for the brilliancy of that service, he
was indebted to the training of the lament
ed Ringgold and Ridgely, from whose hand
he had received the corps in that full effi
ciency that enabled it to immortalize itself
on the perilous and bloody field of Buena
To the General-in-Chief his acknowl
edgements were especially due. He inspi
red the whole army with valor and confi
dence by bis presence, not only at Buena
Vista, but from the opening of the war on
the Rio Grande. It is almost impossible
for you, gentlemen, he said, to understand
the character of that man as a commander
of an army. There is a resolution, a de
termination, a firmness of manner, and in
his purposes, that go a great ways in leading
men to victory. It was never better illus
trated than on the field of Palo Alto. He
told Major Brown, when he left him with
his small force opposite Matamoros, "Main
tain your position. I will I hope be back ;
I shall try to be back, and I will be back
on the 10th. Expect me then, and main
tain your position." Every body that knew
him, knew he would be back, if alive to
come. The army returned to Point Isabel,
as you know. On the 8th they fought at
Palo Alto, and when night came on they
bivouacked in the open field, and amid the
grass with not atent over them, the General
himself wrapped in his blanket, and many, I
Can assure you in not a little doubt or gloom.,
Our little army did not feel sure then, that
they could whip three times their number,
and those the best troops of Mexico. We
had not tried our mettle, or measured wea
pons with them. Many an eye did not close
that night. Ringgold had been slain. A
bloody day was before them, and many, if
the army went on, were sure to bite the
dust. But nobody knew or could find out
what the General intended to do. There
he lay, wrapped in his blanket, and sleeping,
except w'hen disturbed by officers asking for
orders. Some were anxious to ascertain
his intentions. His only answer was, "Tell
the men to sleep. Keep quiet. Sleep is
the main thing necessary." Two or three
officers were particularly anxious to know
whether he intended to go on, or hold his
position But the only satisfaction that could
be got was, to "sleep." He disclosed to
none of them his intentions. There was a
prevailing opinion that it was too perilous a
march to go on. But General Taylor to
ward morning, disturbed by some person
demanding orders, replied, "allow the men
to rest. It is time enough at sunrise."
Then turning over in his blanket, he said to
an officer near, "My mind is made up,"—
hut nobody knew' how 1 his mind w'as made
up,—and yet^they who knew him, knew if
his mind was made up, it was no use to try
to change it.
In the morning a council of war was
summoned and there were eleven officers
present, three only of whom advised advance,
! Mind, 1 cast no censure npon any one. A
' difference of opinion, under such circum
) stances, might have been expected. But
they who knew the wer o( ' the Light Ar
tiHery, and had seen it play that day, had
confidence that it could clear a way for the
army back to Fort Bro wn. » 0 ld Zack,"—
. for that is the name we call him, replied
after the consultation had broken up, wc will
I advance infifteen minutes —and forward they
: marched to Resaca de la Palma, the result
of which you all know. Old Zack kept his
word to Maj. Brown,—but alas, the brave
and lamented Major had received his death
g 0 a t Buena Vista the personal charactei
j c f Gen. Taylor had a like influence on the
; army. When the War department deemed
jt necessary, in order to form a column to
Invade Mexico via Vera Cruz to take his
Regulars from him, he was sure,—that
San ', a f™» would attack him. "1 om the
w ? ak l' 01 "!' he " lle " sa "?' and 1 k ."°" 1,0
i f ack Bu .'. ke ''"'"T"? *°
defend has position and in order tho best
"' a V° * •" ad T"\ «"• Scolt
, has ,ake . ,, akand £ d ' f»' d J»51 .hall save a
ll ;.™ s,ml Gea - ?>{ lor ' k, P' ' val > '? forra ' d
rf'b* *PP">«h ofthe enemy by General
. W °. 018 s " u,s ' mo \' i on 10 Sal " ll °: lb8n »"
Î? A y 84 11 lva ? P™P° sed at one
to " e f' ,ha "( ad '" ce ofA R ua
: but by In. engineer,
? , ?' r ,Cn 8 V 0n |. !°"n 6 *v- e , ' 'of*
sol ' ed fc " ■**" Bul >" a V,8 $ , a8 ke
^ a PP"> aah8d *>/■"- B"!"« Vista,.. .
son is credit of its selection due—for it
has been said, that even a woman picked
out as a place to repulse an enemy. Va
«ous officers have had the credit of the se
lection, but whatever particular credit is
due is certainly due to the Commander-in
Chief! who fought the battle. The Mexi
can ® themselves had fought a battle there,
Santa Anna knew the ground so well, that
be ordered Gen. Minon to get into our rear.
Minon did as ordered; but when he reached
Buena Vista he found us In possession ©fit.
The 22d February with 4,600 men, mostly
raw troops, opposed to 20,000 of the enemy,
was certainly not a very encouraging day.
We'did not feel quite so happy or so well,
as over this bountiful table to-night. We
thought of home, and of families and friends,
and our chance of death was much better,
we thought than of ever seeing them again.
For several days previous Gen. Taylor was
constantly engaged in making bis arrange
ments, and writing home. It is said also,
that he made his will. But he never shrunk
from his duty. "I may perish," was his
thought, "but I will perish in maintaining
the honor of my country! I have to rurf a
terrible risk in assuming the responsibility
of making this onward march, but it is the
only course that will Save my army. To
stay in Monterey was to be sacrificed by
the overwhelming force of the enemy. To
save all, x must mm ram am ~ , -
The battle was fought, you know the re
sult,—but you never can know the influence
that the presence of Gen. Taylor had upon
the army. He alone, so it seemed to me,
could have inspired, by his presence, every
soldier in the array, as the Volunteers in
spired. The confidence in him was com
plete. He had never surrendered. He has
never been whipped; and the idea got abroad,
that he never could be. When manoeuver
ing my pieces athwart the gullies, I cite this
as an example of that confidence, I saw
clouds of dust about two miles from, me. I
was painfully anxious. I thought that Gen.
Minon had fallen upon our rear and attacked
our depots, and to meet him was my first
thought. A man came galloping up through
the dust into sight, screaming, u Old Zack
is coming!" Every soldier gave involun
tary utterance to bis feelings .—Old Zack
came ,—and in fifteen minutes the tide of bat
tle turned. Four thousand five hundred
men repulsed twenty thousand,—and to the
influence of that presence, under God, I
think I am alive here to dine with you this
A Gentleman. How often did you dis
charge your pieces that day?
Col. Bragg. About 250 rounds to each
Another Gentleman. How near was the
enemy to your pieces at any one time?
Col. Bragg. Within fifty yards at one
time, when we moved them down.
Another. Where was General Taylor.
Col. Bragg. Within forty yards.
Col. Bragg closed his remarks with say
ing: "Understand me, gentlemen, 1 am a
soldier, and no politician. I know General
Taylor only as a soldier and a man. I
speak of him only as the Commander-in
Chief of our army in Mexico. I have noth
ing to do with his politics or yours. It is
the duty of a soldier cheerfully to obey
whomsoever you put into power. I could
not help speaking of my Commander when
thus toasted, as I have been by you, for ser
vices under him. I have nothing to do with
The remarks of Col. Bragg, which were
more extended than we have been able to
give from memory—(and of their entire ac
curacy, as from memory we give them,
there must be doubt)—were received with
great applause, and with the most profound
interest. His manner was modest in the
extreme, and in no respect is there any
similarity between his character and his
name. He is a North Carolinian by birth,
with a bright, black, restless keen eye, that
would seem to indicate the best sort of a
bright Artillery officer. His figure is slight
and one capable of great activity in the field.
If we knew just how far it was decorous
to go on such an occasion, we might sub
join some most interesting remarks from
Col. Haskel, who served under Gen. Scott,
and whom, whether as a teamster, or a
paymaster in the commissariat, or in any
and every department, he pronounced the
best sort of an officer, the very' model ol a
perfect and accomplished soldier—and what
is remarkable, as accomplished in the
smallest as in the greatest things. Some
interesting remarks were also made by
Mr. Kennedy upon the compliments that
had been paid in his presence, during the
past summer, by British officers in Canada,
to our Light Artillery, and to the fact, that
the Prussian monarch had sent out officers
to study the battle fields in which we bad
beaten the Mexicans.
A Sensible Lf.tter. —We copy the follow
ing from the Aberdeen (Mi.) Independent:
Mr. Editor: I understand at a Democratic
meeting in Aberdeen, week before last, Colonel
Reuben Davis during a speech, took ocrasion to
say some hard things about those Democrats
who are going to support Gen. Taylor. Now
if the Colonel thinks to deter Democrats from
voting as they please, by bitter denunciation, he
is very much mistaken, and, I must say, knows
very little of the principles of old fashioned Re
publicanism. Our fathers, if 1 am not very
much mistaken, fought in the old wars for the
liberty of voting as they pleased and for whom
they chose; ana for thinking lor themselves. I
have not constituted the Colonel, or any one
else, my agent to think for me. If I live until
November next, I shall cast my vote for old
Zachary. 1 know him, and I know him to be
brave and skillful, kind and humane to his sol
diers. There are many other Democrats too,
that I know of, who will vote for old Rough and
Ready, in preference to Gen. Cass, that political
weatheicock, who dresses to suit the
breeze. Year before last he was a
Proviso man; this year he says he has changed
greatly; last year he voted for Internal Improve
ments against Mr. Polk's veto: this year he has
changed a little, enough he thinks to suit the
times and the occasion. The efforts of party
leaders tc prevent Democrats from voting against
h a man, when opposed by Gen. Taylor, will
be of no avail. - I have long been a "Democrat,"
but am now a Taylor man.
Excitement. —It is delightful to the writ
young to have their imagination occupied
and excited. Nothing is so fatal, so deadly
to their very existence as dullness and rao- was
notony. Adventure—change—to try their the
faculties—no matter how or where. If is and
like exercise, play, and noise to childre»— The
the very element in which they live—pain, but
privation, toil, dangen— any thing hut rest, auce;
-- -- —-- , ,the
The admirer of a distinguished clergy- that
man, twenty years since, remarked in his
oraise, that he was an excellent preacher— He
lie never put any religion or politics ia his
E. E. Brazile.
FirmdwN..O. Co mm er ç ât Bulletin.
We give the following extracts to show the
manner In which Mr. Casa* claim« are urged at
the North, and the ground on which support is
claimed for him by the Democratic party.
The Republican Journal of Belfast, titans, a
furious Cass paper, says
"The Whig« bave adopted as President, the
largest «lave owner in Louisiana, whose views
and feeling« are natnrelly identified with that
institution, and who would therefore exercise
the whole Presidential authority to widen the
extent of slave territory." k
And again, from the saur.» paper—
"We (Cass Democrats) have ourselves advo
cated the Wilmot proviso principle, and hold it'
sow; for we see no necessity of following it out
of the Democratic party. It is essentially Den r
ocratic in its nature—it is Democratic in its ori
gin, and we are willing to trust to the Democra
aîe te«\î^to r îcte^ 2 !. ,t *. blishnien 'v"
"It is directly involved in our elections to
Congress, and sound men (Wilmot proviso
) should be selected in the various districts
with reft rence to this as well as questions of
general policy. That Gen. Cass—a son of New
England and resident ot a free State—would
veto such a measure, if adopted by Congress, '
we believe is a gross calumny. It would ber
contrary to every natural impulse of his mind
and to the thoughts and associations of hialüe.''
The Franklin Democrat , Greenfield, Massa
chusetts, a warm supporter of Gen. Gass, says:
"Democracy is and ever must be opposed to
all slavery. Democracy must ever go for a free
soil. Slavery can never be abolished in our
country, except it be through the influence of
the Democracy."
The noted Dr. A Duncan, of Ohio, is out
warmly for Care, and says:
"lam in favor of Gan. Cass, and will use ell
honorable means to secure his election.
"/ am opposed to the introduction of slavery into
territory on (his continent , where slavery does not
now exist." •

[From the Norwalk (Ohio) Experimeat, July,
"We unhesitatingly declare ourselves opposed
to the extension of slavery; and we honestly be
lieve such to be the sentiments of General Case,
although from motives of expediency, he has not
seen fit to express himself as decniedfy as some
could have desired."
The Daily Wisconsin, the great Cass organ
of that State, on the 13th July, 19-48, says;
"The Democrats of New Hampahfre have'
sent a Senator in favor of free territory; so ai.o
has Maine elected Mr. Hamlin, who is true aa
steel. This has all bepn done since the Balti
more Convention, and by the friends of Cass.
Our Democratic Legislature have passed free
territory resolutions in the Senate, l*y n vote of
fifteen to three! and in the Assembly, 55 to 5!—
and their prompt and timely action has given
such a moral influence to this just progress,
that a leading Democrat Irom Iliinois remarked,
that the friends of free territory were much en
couraged by the action of otir Democracy.
"Let 11 s look at the other side. The VVnig*
of New York held a Taylor ratification meeting,
and passed a resolution, evidently inclining to
yield to the South, and so at war with th« decla
rations of the Whig party of New York, previous
to the nomination of Taylor, that the Tribum
was compelled to denounce it. Now, we will
submit this statement to the honorable of ail
parlies, and let them decide who evince a dispo
sition to truckle since the Baltimore and PhiU- .
delphia nominations. In truth, the very position
of Gen. Cass must of necessity make him more
of a Northen candidate than Gen. Taylor can be.
The Democracy of the free States are daily
evincing more of that sturdy independence
against the ultraisms of the South; while the
Whig party, since the Taylor nomination, have
commenced going down the dough-face bill?'
[From the Rock co (Wisconsin) Democrat,
July 1848.]
"Gen. Cas3 ia an Eastern man, horn on a free
soil, and has spent the flower of fris yontli and
that of inaturer years, in the West, where all his
private interests lie, aiul to which he is wedded by
every tie that cajx bind the heart of man. On the
other hand, Gen. Taylor ia a Southern man, a
cotton planter, and slaveholder; all his private
interests arc in the South; and he is wedded to it
by ties which he cannot break if he would. The
good book tells us 'where a man's treasure is,
there his heart is also;' and this is so well under
stood, that we cannot see how any Northern
'free territory' man, whether Whig or Democrat,
can support for the Chief Magistracy of the na
tion a Southern slaveholder, without violating
his conscience."
We submit the above extracts to the conside
ration of Southern Democrats, who are disposed
to support Mr. Cass, «s the friend and champion
of the South, "the Northern man with Southern
principles No. 2."
Dreadful Time Coming!— Our Loco
foco friends are very much troubled dbout
Gen. Taylor's principles. They say 'he
has none.' O, what a pity this? The peo
ple of the United States are about to elect
a President, who, the Locos would hare us
believe, has no principles. If true, this
would be a terrible calamity. But like
other Locofoco assertions, it is false. Gen.
Taylor has said that he approves of the
jolicy of Jefferson's and Madison's admin
iatrations, and will follow in their footsteps.
Now, if there be not principles ol govern
ment enough, and political light enough in
the paths trod aud illuminated by Jefferson
and Madison, why then our country is in
danger of'coming toa badend' sure enough.
The awful calamity of having the govern
ment administered upon the Washington,
Jefferson, and Madison platform again, is
what alarms Locofocoism; but they must
take it—must grin and bear it; there is no
hope for them; saltpetre won't save them—
they are bound for Salt river, and we advise
them to take it easy .—Detroit Rough and
Didn't like his looks.
A sheriff's officer was sent to execute a
writ against a Quaker. On arriving at tho
house, he saw the Quaker's wife, who, in
reply to the inquiry whéther her husband
was at home, replied in the affirmative, at
the same time requesting him tobe seated,
and her husband would s
The officer waited patient
but the Quaker did not make his appear-
auce; and the fair Quakeress corning into .
,the room, he reminded her of her Remise
that he should see her husband. "Nay,
friend, I promised that he would see thee.
He has seen theeî— He did not like thy
looks; therefore lie avoided thy path, and
hath left the house'by anethçr »sad.
äddy see him.
for some time,

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