OCR Interpretation

Democratic banner. (Bowling Green, Pike County, Mo.) 1845-1852, July 10, 1848, Image 1

Image and text provided by State Historical Society of Missouri; Columbia, MO

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn89066057/1848-07-10/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?

Thumbnail for

-. i -'yMySH XV1T.0NAY. ; '
' f.gtlBHAt, pwprletwr.
small collection beta made fottia, be wel
enabUd ttf ffrocM&UMVtS fsWJafl CTs.
Iambus. Tft-Tfv'.or t!T !jnn t
f2 foesVancer $2 00 ft the end of the volume.
No Dtf) ppef will discontinued unless the
fiat fct pua tor up seine xaom ot iw uiswwm
ens .
ADVERTISING done very 1ow.S
All letter! on business must be post paid.
from the Columbian Magazine for June.
i ... . '
. . , T C C. CO I. - .
Alon--upom the wide, wide world!
Tie hard to dwell alone.
To catch no look of human lore,
' To fist no arentle tone
But wander through life's busy crowd,
"Lone as the corse within iU shroud.
fAione'tii hard to sit and weep
la some untrodden shade,
O'er all the wrecks of life and joy
A few brief years hare made;
To trace the links of that bright chain,
Which time will never unite again.
Alone 'tu deeper grief to dream
Of those we love in youth,
And feel though time has changed us not,
. Their hearts are lost to truth,
To wake, alas! too late to find,
' Their vows have passed us as the wind.
Alone 'tis agony for one
Of spirit proud and strong,
To feel life's pulses ebbing last,
Before the world's cold wrong;
And sternly hide each pang of fate,
That leaves the heart so desolate.
Alone !tis sometimes sweet to mark
.The green and quiet spot.
Where we may sleep when Iiie is o'er,
By all the world forgot
With none to bless our churchyard hours,
But leaves and birds and summer flowers.
-' From the Western Continent.
I tee ib the Portland papers that sum
chaps in that city has formed a Temperance
Society, called the 'Telegraphic Spike So
ciety.' They drove a spiko into a stump
and agreed that the first one that gits drunk
is to pull it out with his teeth, or pay a for
feit ten dollars. ..That Spike Club puts
roe it mind ef a augarhole that I seed once
in Georgia. 1
I was tfavelUn'vp the Cherokee country
on sum bisness,and stopped to stay all night
at the house of a farmer that lived close by
the road. . The family was composed of a
man, hit wife, end a son about twenty, and
two beautiful blackeyed daughters about
sixteeii and eighteen years old. They were
very plain people and lived in a hewed log
house, bat everything about 'em was neat
and dean, and the place looked like they
was gettin along in the world right smart.
After supper was over, and I never shall
forgit the nice fried sassages and good cof
fee and cream they gin me Mr. Byars, for
that wis the old nan's name,' ax'd me if I
wouldn't jinebia in a little chat by the fire,
and a pipe, before gwine to bed. Of course,
I had no objection, specially, as I seed the
gals was gettin out ther nittia work, and
was gvbe (s) be of the party.
We tuck'our spHt-bottomed cbairl and
drew up to the bright blazin lightwbod fire
it was ogkillin time, and monstrous
cold for the season)-and fell to talking a
boctthe price of cotton and the craps, and
the news, and sich, and -smoked our long
cana kandte. pipes, while theold woman and
the gala listened to as and went on with
their iroil.';'.l .--:;
Bimeby I noticed, right in the middle of
the big hewed log over the fire place, one
of the j)igg sort of anger holes. The
mafafle-pUU above was fixed off with or
&$m wryTwell.'ittelf looked
lilts Ubad beeascowerei with soap and
d tkat:ivery day,itwas so white and
cle .The tig, dark anger hole looked so
TSI'nw iwry thing was so
We?ftfc& d1 couldn't help but wond
er what upeathn year they left it thar for,
nghtto tbpiddLjc the chimney-piece,
whar every fcrfyewto .' Ik- u ; i
t&tofgWfaij hard, for
VOL. 4.
up thar in my chimney-piece.'
Well that's a fact, ses I. I couldn't
think what it could be thar for, if itamt for
the gals to hangup their stockins on, Christ
mas nights.'
Both the gals blushed dreadfully, and Mr.
Byars took a good hearty laugh.
No it ain't for that,' ses he. It's a fact,
it's in a monstrous conspicuous place, and
spiles the looks of the fire place and both
ers the gals terribly. But, Sir, that's one
of the greatest auger holes that ever was
bored!7 -
Thinks I what in thunder's in that auger
ihole more'n any other? and I got up and
looked at it close. The way the gals did
It was a two inch auger hole and about
three inches deep.
I don't see anything but a common auger
hole,' ses I, putting my finger into it.
Well, Sir,' that said Mr. Byars, 'that au
ger hole is Worth a fortin to me, and I dont
believe all the money in Georgia could buy
it from this family. Could it, old woman.''
ses he, chuckin his old wife nnder the chin,
who had laid hernitten in her lap, and was
look in at the auger bole with a smile on her
face that made her look almost as hands um
as her daughters.
"l1j H Br .'W Md then thry time I made out to go to
WhjWit w anajUwH kind held come borne sober, but th
tear standin in her eye, and voice sort
By this time my curiosity was up to a
terrible pitch to know what was the myste
ry about the auger hole.
What's about it,' ses I, tfat makes it
worth more'n any auger hole?'
Well, I'll tell you, ses Mr. Byars knock-
ing the ashes out of his pipe snd handin it
to his youngest daughter to put away.
That auger hole has been the salvation of
this family. It's now fifteen years sense I
settled on this place; I cum here from Burke
comity, whar I was the owner of one of
the best cotton plantations in the state, and
as likely a set o niggers as was to be found
any whar. In old Burke, when I was a
young man, everybody used to keep spirits
in their houses, and it was a common thing
to treat one's friends with a good glass of
tody whenever they cum to see us, and give
the family bitters all around in the morning
I needn't hardly tell you that I soon got a
hkio for drink, and that drink soon got the
better af me, and that the end of it was I
was a ruined man; before my oldest daugh
ter was five years of age I was sold out by
the Sheriff. I got a kind of idee in my
hed that the world didn't use me right, and
that ther was no use in try in to "git along
no how: so the only satisfaction I had was
to drink like a beast. I was a miserable
devil then, and used to make every one
miserable about me '
Mrs. Byars put her hand to her fsce to
hide a tear that was rolltn down her cheeks,
and the gals stopped ther nittin and sot thar
and looked in the fire without spying a word.
My wife had a little cummin to her from
her father's estate, and her friends made
out to save enough from my debts to move
us up here and buy this little place; and I
promised to do better when I got out of my
oldhants. Our beginning was a monstrous
poqr one; but my wife's spirit wasn't broke
yet; and my boy .was getiin big enough to
help me a little; so we went to work to build
tip a new home in the woods in good earn
est. : We went on a while very well till one
day I went to town to the election and thar
I got drunk, and didn't come borne for three
days, till they thought I was murdered, and
sent my little boy to try to fii.d me. When
1 cum home I felt monstrous bad; I bad
broke all my promises, and I couldn't bear
to look my poor wife in the face. But she
forgive me ; and I promised again. This
town twice and
the third time I got
a while, but he stuck to me so (aid that
bimeby I give in and we tuck two f three
drinks. The next thing 1 knowed f tny-
sen i waned up in a muck pen aeout a:
mile from town
and horses and
even my shoes were missen. Som oiMhe
. m .... . . . . . . JJ " 1
wurreimes inai usea to oe aooui neret no
doubt cum across nreso drunk that! didn
know whar nor who I was and jest cleaned
me out of everything I had and putrm in
the shuck pen to keep the hogs froi ealin
me. i
When my wife and boy come and found
me in that shuck pen, if I'd had a weapon
of any kind about me, I do believe I'd tuck
my life on the spot. But they got me home
and put me to bed, whar I laid about a week
wantin to die worse'n I wanted to git well
before. But Sally she stuck by me, and
nursed me, till I was able to git about agin
1 know'd it was no use for me to promise
any more to her and she uever ax'd me to
do so. That made roe feel monrtrous bad,
and I tried to think what I could do to make
her have confidence in me again. One
night while I was sick the thought struck
me. The next morning I got up and went
out to the shop and got the biggest auger I
had, and cum into the house and without
the fire
No,' ses she; 'that ugly hole hss been a M j a Wftrjf i walked right up to
essiri to us indeed;' and I tho't I seed a!place and begun borin that hole
; 'state"."' ; ;,,
This ts the specious phrase with which
scheming and unscrupulous politicians are
on my way home! ; agon evr n Pnpl to bankruptcy and
limy money was'gie, and "P0?1"' ' W thcit any thing Jl lose
' . 1 ; ... themselves, they boldly advocate the most
fallacious schemes well knowing that some
must be deceived and some canght by the
delusive vUions their ex'ravagant declara
tions cell into being. The game is plain,
their situation desperate, and they game
with all the hardihood and recklessness of
the most depraved gambler. . But what is
this credit of the State, and how ie It tn be
uicuiccur j us crruu 01 oiaie 19 me at-
gree of confidence that it placed by capital-
ixts in . promise to pay. i his credit is
pledged by depositing with a company,
bonds to the amount required and payable
(o me Male, uo these bonds, a company
raises the money necessary for their pur
poses. In a word the State draws the
bonds, deposites them with the company
ui company seus mem, ana me oiate is
debtor to the buyer of these bonds to the
amount on their face. Is it not a fine way
to contract a debt? The people never feel
t, iiiw ucut ib coniracica us inenas al
ways take care of that but when the stock
begins to fell When the money-brokers and
capitalists get as much stock of this sort as
.a .a .
iney think will be safe to speculate on, they
put the screws on to sink the credit of the
Slate, Then when the rascally speculators
wno nave mismanaged the affairs of the
State and deceived the people in this debt,
find that they cannot borrow money any
longer to pay the interest of this debt, the
the people find out how they hare been be
trayed and sold to the money lenders anil
brokers the harpies who live on men's
necessities. But it is too late the debt i
contracted they must pay or repudiate.
This policy of Maj. Rollins deserves se
rious attention. The people should under
stand it. Every citizen, every tax payer,
evety man who hoj es to make his home in
our State, should look to this matter well.
Mai. Rollins has covered the dangers and
evils of his system under fine flowing phra
ses. He talks much abont prudence and
caution. But the very connection of such
phrases with this system, is gross perver
sion of language. He ss we learn, is even
so bold and unscrupulous as to pretend
; Mn"SeirdaIevu- drunk and got into fight which hie to cost
$ w' v'8 "fotr 7 Kf Well, after my wife nursed
iniBts I, what npo yeathV it .age'rlme Wp again, I thought I aeter would touch
."i d wliUe'aMAber drap of infernal spirits, and I didnH
ISl - " to keep for sibent three months. One dsy l west
r$t!r tney town with say nonet and wagon to sett
srii ; - w;m .ii -" fodder and rot the money, and the
k "i -.-.v-.c-.
SSS JUr. Kvin tKf r- ... ...
: -- - Mwy0Hr.woamaniaouiiiiD,sea imnsiuKeagiasswnn
lWtbtia B2jy ip-sjl.lBi a tsimlalB:'- tTeiI hunt' it- for
That anger hole?' ses I.
Yes, sir; that very identical auger hole.
While I was borin away, Sally cum in the
room. Seein what I was at, she raised up
her hands 'Name o' sense, James!' ses
she, 'have you lost your senses?' I bored
away, while she stood and looked at me
without ssyin another word 'Thar!' ses t,
pullin out the auger when I was done
when that hole grows up, then I will take
another glass of spirits !' Sally seed into
my idee at once, and potting tier arms a
round my neck cried like a child. I cried
a little ton, and may be I kissed Sally a time
or two. cut that's more n ten yeais ago,
and the auger hole aint growsd up yet!'
And you'
Haint fetched a drop of liquor from that
day to this
Well,' ses I, if all anger holes could
have the same good effect, it's a pity but
one could be bored over every hearth-stone
in the country.'
It's a ugly ornament, sir, but it's a faith
ful monitor.'
I spnse you aint lost no more horses and
wagons sense?' ses I.
'No; fortune has smiled on us from that
day. If we aint rich, we're as well off as
our neighbors with the same chance, and
now, insted of bein miserable and degraded,
we are a happy and contented family.'
Yon may well call it the greatest auger
hole that was ever bored.'
With us its cum to be a sort of house
hold deity. It's alwsys thar, like a never-
sleepin eye to watch over, our actions, re-
mindin us of the past, and warnin us for the
future 1'
Sense my night with my Cherokee friend,
there's been lots of good done for the Tern
perance cause by Father Matthew, and the
Washintonians, and the Sons of Temper
ance; but I dont believe, among 'em all,
ther was a better, temperance man than
James Byars or that ther ever was a pledge
better atuck to than he stuck to his au-
fondfv A44 tewOrj.er-Ato.l,ii
the oelumsJi, smertlie sktauir W kvr'f e
Spw. ft ert m Die. it.rf 'Vi tt.rW
finda her st in the Jst,Sd andtRRc3iT
1 T OTWlfW tHert
numbers of said cofamns,t irt iffor ker
81 "V
sr srsf " m
i 1
i 23
28 'k t&-''-1 '28 28
XI u .'28-J t3-tl 29
, ,.-30 -t 30;a-33 :i .a 88
as r Mi 8t:
ll1 35
141 .10 22 88
15 W 23 S9
18 1 vrafcK84 't. AiAi4
,r85.I!x)L-2iiiia 411
.OO Ad
lp8 j wJ i'-A go go
'89-48 IT 5L'- 51
44 44 52 62
.-.45 45 '163 63
; 4S:)U i 4B r.f k'mi' : 54
47 .-4? 65 - 65
62 -: ,.. 66,-., j 66. 68
, 60 ..
Joe 8mtttaa Adoirted.
ElofeAiht amd MAtaiACK Oa Tues.
day morning, the 13th inst, at an early fiour,"
Miss Julia M.; an adopted daughter. of jbej
late prophet Smith, left town .with, jlr.
t-lisha b. Dixon, of Churchville. .Mo- at i
which piece, on th same day, Mr. Jdstice
Crown, in due f aim of law, "Joined two
illing hearts together." Peace and erbao-t
parity go with them Aburoo PaMo$.ln tr
When Dick Aims crossed into York
State, from the Canada aide, be took lodg
ings at an inn in Canandaigua A waiting
maid sat at the table with them, and Dick
spoke of her as the serpent, tq the no small
scandsl of mine host, who told him tliatn
his house a servent was called a help. Very
well; next morning,' the whole house was a-
larmed by a loud shimUng from Diek ofi
Help! help! water! water! help!" In an
instant everv person In the inn canal to the
task, rushed into Diet's room with i nail of
water. rm much oshged to ye, to be
be in favor of paying off the State debt.--
Will not some democrat before whom h
plays off such shameless hypnericy expose
the frsud he is practicing on the people?
1 he system he supports is the system wMch
reduced Mississippi to repudiation, and
Illinois and Indiana to bankruptcy. Shall
Missouri after such terrible warnings rush
madly into the vortex in which these States
have made shipwreck? Never! Never!
And what do these men deserve who would
thus betray the people and the best inte
rests of the State to gratify their own appe
tite for the spoils of office? Is there a step
in the ladder o political depredation be
yond this? They deserve and will receive
the meet fruit of their labors the same
has failed the power and influence of these
things is all lost in the spasmodic efforts of
whig editors and letter-writers to get up
some little excitement on the subject. The
people are not in this matter at all. A few
brokers may be, but the honest, hardwork
ing, and tax-paying masses of our State,
have no idea of going in debt to engage in
wild and impracticable schemes. Metro
sure," stfd PICK, "trot nere ts more than l
want 'ia frvtitaUNPi. fcSharenBtCif5t5
mine haL-'rfi!td 'IitW cii watarP
hot.-! railed herol
and we imjA JtheJ heuetj sr at en fire."
Ye told me to call thetetvsct 'Asto and
do you Urtnk l wonid 4Uj.wgUr- wbelt I
maanf Ara.- Gir6 ItinJ." laid tne land
lordj as he led off the line of Pnelrets. -;" '
The following droll story appears in the
St J oscph's Times! On the passage of the
shin Alexandria from Naw Orleans to Ne
York, a young lad of about 14, from a nat
ural frolicksome disposition, . became so
troublesome, that he was threatened by the
captain that he would confine him in a water-cask.
Our youngster took no heed, and
at the next offence was put into the cask,
which was headed up, leaving a large bung
hole for the admission of air,; The ship en
countered a violent storm and in a sudden
lurch, the cask containing the boy rolled
into the sea. The circumstances was not
noticed bv those on board. Fortunately,
the cask struck buns up, and Boated about
thirty hours, when it was thrown upon the
beach of Cape St. Bias. Here the boy
made efforts to extricate himself from his
pfiJon. without success, and, in despair gave
up to die. Some cows, strolling on the
beach, were attracted to the euk end one
of the number, it being fijtime, switched
ner tail into the bCMgnolef which the boy
grasped with a desperate resolution , The
-WWed, and sett off for life) and af
Utfur.aing tome 00 yards With the cask,
stnrck it against a log on the beach: and
knocked It, as we may say, into a cocked
haw ,; Tbexboy, thas providentially released
was discovered by some fishermen on the
Point, and, takrtuo Aptlachkola, where . a
Coo.oimo and MAaatise, The cor . I
respondent of the Philadelphia Bulletin, ,5
writing fiom Mexico, says if the army were ',
dismissed the volunteers would remain and
take possession of the eotatryjt filet ' thej
have alreadv 1 commenced marrvincr Ike
wealthy girls.. , . .; ft (:w
'. " " T.'.'.r -. ,:: -v- yM.trJ
27" A follow who ma fried 1 termacabi..
who drove him to desperation, and finally to .
death, just before dying requested a friend
to bare the following brief yet pungent in- u
scription upon hit tomb 1 . Slaid by jaw
bone." .:
V.a V.mm -tt ... M. T
you hear 'boat de catalepsy dat befel Phil
lis?' Ob coarse 1 didn't, watwas it?'
Yoti see, de doctor ordered a blister on her '
chist well, as she hadn't no chit-, no how,1
she put 'um on de band-box, and it dfaw'd -
bar new pink bonnet all out ob shape; aadbi
spile 'um' entirely 1' , , ......
'jV'une Uvetk to tiimselpKHGol hu
written upon the flowers that sweeten the ,
air, upon the breeze that rock it upon the
raindrop that refreshes the smallest sprig of ', '
moss that rears its bead ill the desert flron 'J
the ocean that rocks ever swimmer in itt ?
chambers, dpon every pencilled shell that i;
sleeps in the caverns of the deep, as well j
as upon the mighty sua Which warms and
cheers the salllions of creatures that live In i:l
his light-ttpa ell He has wriltetf, "None"
of ns llrsjth to himself." Notwithstanding
all that hat thus been done to impress thit
itrporttht lesson upon our hearts, it it still 1
cms which most of us are slow to learn, ea' ,.
pecially so as to exemplify it In our lives-
we seem too generally to feel and act -at
though we were wholly independent ef ev
ery thing around us, tad under obligation to '
live for no one but ellrselve. Many erilt ,
result from this state of thine, both to eat- .
selves and others.' The path of tfut bap- :,
pineos is the path which God 'hifiiL'feat
marked out for utv Weekly Mestagssi-i
Fisht. Ahl Mr. C i; whenldli -tod i
return from Rockaway? , r
Just arrived. . w ..: . :i , .-.r
Any news? " ' . ' " " h
'" None of importance caoffht a Shark td'
dsy-:- ' . ,;: -.,! t . .. , I tii-i fiUiiAXf
Ah! JioW long Was it? s .:; 1 i..uoi;
Twenty-fi vefeet, airl : n4 1
How much did it weigh? . - .,;,v,r
Eleven tons and a half. . , ; .- c' "
By this time the listeners' cltheted closi'
about C , but not a smile was to be seed
on his countenance or anv thlwr to debate? J
that he was telling aught but the truth. O -ill
By-the-way, Mafot Continued C t't;
forgot to tell you that we had fottnd the
Hew , York Brass Band., You recollect
when t cstteuo last week, t told voti t!kav' :'i
took their instruments with then and vetrf
oat In a sail boat. Thebot; wat; sntS' tto
eapsite, end thty Were sa-tpwed tabl?s4 I
out wnen we opened the atari; : we cttuAt
their liquor bottle eaptyi and PeterW0 1 kV -buglar,
aittingr neet; the 1 pile, Splaying,
Mi .

xml | txt