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WINCHESTER WEEKLY APPEAL.
A FAMILY NEWSPAPER- DEVOTED TO POLITICS, LOCAL INTERESTS, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC NEWS, AGRICULTURE, MECHANISM, EDUCATION INDEPENDENT ON ALL SUBJECTS. VOLUME 1. WINCHESTER, TENN., FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 185G. NUMBER 32. T H E TERMS OF SUBSCIPTIOIf. IN ADVANCE 8 200 WITHIN SIX MONTHS, 2 CO " TWELVE MONTHS 3 00 INDUCEMENTS TO CUIUS. copies $5 00; 10 copies US 00; 20 00. o copies 8 00; 15 copies Responsibilities or Subscribers. Subscribers who do not give cypress notice to tin con ttmry, are considered as wishing to contiuuo their auk' " if subscriber order the discontlnuence of their rapcra, Itne pub ixher may continue to send them until all arreara. 8eiu")cr!bera remove to otlier places without Informing the publisher, and the paper is sent to the rormer direction, they aro held responsible. Nkwumi'M Law. To Post masters. Post Masters are responsible for tho aubscripllon of a -newspaper or magazine as long as they allow it to bo re reived at their oince, when it is uncalled Tor, or refused by the person to whom it is directe l. The rules of the JJo n irt mailt reuuiie that a written note shall be sent to every publisher that his work lio dead ill the omce.-Nw. i ah.i Law. Vg;- Aleuts Tor the Appcnl. f3). A. CKOFUT. General Advertising Ace nt, S3 Dock i i;u,i,.iiiljia. is authorized accnt fur the A weal in ihatVitv. All contracts made by him f. r advertising wiM bo tulllllcd by us. W. A. HKKHURN, of Alluni Creek, Himlrnp county, Texas, is authorised agent to receive subscriptions for the .Appeal. WHY DO IT J The democratic press have teemed with appeals to tho people to lay aside all party prejudice and como to the support of their candidate, en masse. There is no reason, common sense or justice in such appeals. Is it reasonable to ask Ameri cans to disregard principles principles they cherish as the true basis of our Gov ernment and the landmarks of the found ers of the Republic to support a party at war with these principles? Would it be common sense on their part to desert their chosen standard-bearer who has been weighed and approved, and who is' ac knowledged to be worthy and well quali fied, to place in power a man whose soundness is at least questionable? Would it bs justice to themselves and to their country to aid in keeping in power the party that has involved the country in tho very troubles of which they themselves now complain? When tho democratic party took tho reins of Government in hand, wo were enjoying peace abroad and prosperity at home no civil feuds nor foreign broils were even perceptible in the distant feturc. Sectionalism had just received a blow from which it would nev er recover. The democratic party took entire control of the country. The Pres ident and both branches of the National Legislature almost every State from Maine to Texas and from Maryland to California, all, all under Democratic sway. It was thought then if Democrat ic doctrine was calculated to benefit the country, its good results must now be felt. But in the space of three and a half years what do we see? Sectionalism rampant civil war the treasury plun dered foreign embroilments degrada tion abroad and confidence lost at home. The President sits there a perfect pigmy, the emaciated, afflicted subject of his own follies. The House of Represcnta fives he sold out to sectionalism tho Senate repudiated him and his party Stale after State has wheeled out of line the country now groans beneath burdens such as it never did before, all resulting from Democratic rule. This, men of Franklin and other counties, is the rule you ajrtf asked to perpetuate. Will you do it? It is stated that the entire German vote in Iowa was cast at the late clcction for1 the Republicans. The Constitution adopted by the Abo litionists of Kansas, at Topeka, excludes negroes from voting at all elections. The value of slave property at the South -as estimated at 2,000,000,000 of dollars. Dviner Words. Tho last words of creat men are always remembered. As John Quincy Adams expired, he said: 'this is the last of oarth!' Daniol Webster .uttered the words, "I still live!" James Buchanan, surrounded by tho "Keystone ,Club," declared, as he took a last ling ,enne look upon .his mends: "1 am no longer James Buchanarr." New York. The accounts from the Umpire Slate are of the most encouraging character. The American papers speak with utmost confidence of carrying it for Fillmore and Donelson. There have re cently been a series ofmeetings, the larg- eitever held in the State, and the enthu j!sm whcb pervaded ti masses was roost intense. Tin: little lone cj it ave. To our mind thero is something exceed ingly touching touchingly simple in the following picture of a little lone grave, encountorod in an ovor-land expedition to California some four years ago. The in cident is related by a California papor. There is no true parent who can lead it without a fruitful river in the eye: "The over-land emigration to Califor nia in 1852, was immense, and attended with sickness and death. Hardly a com pany that was not decimated, and many doubly so. New made graves that, during the first ten days upon tho plains, possess ed at least a melancholy interest, suffi cient to turn tho stcpeof the traveler, if only just to know the namo and where from, at length became so numerous os hardly to attract a passing notice, unless in the immediate vicinity of our camping grounds. We had encamped upon ono of the very small streams between the Lit tle Platte rivers; we were all joyous and happy; our animuls as yet in excellent condition, our company all in good health and wo had not been long enough on tho plains to know or feel fatigue. It was Saturday afternoon, and we had stopped early, where the water and grass were abundant, and intended to remain there over Sunday. Tents were pitched, our horses wero quietly grazing, and mirth and gaiety re sounded throughout tho camp. More than one of us had observed a little strip of board no wider than a man's hand stan ding upright amid tho green grass but a few rods from our wagons. One of our company thinking it would make good kindlings, went out to get it but returned without it, saying nothing. Another went and he too returned without it; and yet another and another, and as they returned all seemed less joyous than beforo. Our own curiosity was excited, and we too, with a companion, went out to see it, and discover if possiblo its apparent sacred- ness. On approaching it, we found our selves approaching a lone little grave! The puny mound of earth was fresh, and the green grass around it had hardly re covered from its recent trampling; and newly cut, as with pen-knife, upon the frail monument wero these words: "OUR ONLY CHILI) DEAR LITTLE MARY, FOUR VEAHS OLD." But we had no means of ascertaining whose Little Mary it was. As the sun was yet an hour high or more, it was pro po.sed that we should go on a mile or two to other camping crounds; and without a question being asked, or a reason given, it was unanimously approved and carried into effect. But tho true and only cause was, the nearness to our camping ground of that lone little grave and its frail mon ument. The Pennsylvanian tries to recommend Mr. Buchanan to working men by assert ing, upon the authority of "a valued friend," that ho once took "a warm and decided interest" in the ten hour system. If Buchanan ever favored the ten hour system it was from motives of mere arithmetical convenience it harmonizes so beautifully with his ten cent system. Tho two combined would certainly form a wonderful " Ready Reckoner" for the working man. With their aid he could calculate his earnings "as easy as nolA- Gen. John N. Purviance, of Butler county, Pa., has declared in favor ofFre mont for the Presidency. Gen. Purvi ance is the brother of Samuel A. Purvi ance, the present member of Congress from that District. He was for six years the Auditor General ofPennsylvnnio, and elected both times as a democrat. Still They Come. lion. Alfred B. Ely, of New York, has abandoned Fre mont and Black Republicanism, and de clared for Fillmore. The F llmore ranka are swelling liko the waves of the resist less sea. To ascertain tho length of the day and night, any time of the yeai, double the time of the Bun's rising, which gives the length of the night; and double tho time of setting, which gives the length of the day. This is a little method of 'daing a thing' which few of our readers have been aware of. If you would be seen you must shine. HOW IT FUELS TO KK HA IS U ED. An acquaintance of Lord Bacon's who meant to hang only partially, lost his foot ing, and was cut down at tho last oxtrom ity, having nearly paid for his curiosity with his life. lie declared that ho felt no pain, and his only sensation was that of firo beforo his eyes, which changed first to black then to sky blue. Thcso colors are even a sourco of pleasure. A Capt. Montagnac, who was hanged in France during'rcligious wars, and rescued from the gibbet at the intercession of Viscount Turenne, complained that having lost all pain in nn instant, he had been taken from a light of which the charm defied description. Another criminal who es caped by the breaking of the cord, said that,- after a second of suffering, a fire ap peared, across it the most beautiful aven ue of trees. Henry the IV of France, told his physician to question him, and when mention was made of a pardon the man answered coolly that it was not worth tho asking. The informity of the description renders it useless to multiply instances. They fill pages in every book of medical jurisprudence. All agree that the uneasiness is quite momentary, that a pleasurable feeling immediately succeeds, that colors of various hues start up be fore the sight, and that, these having been gazed on for a trivial space, tho rest is oblivion. Tho mind averted from the reality of the situation, is engaged in scenes the most remote from that which fills the eye of the spectator tho vile rabble, hideous gallows, and the strug gling form that swings in the wind. What a beautiful little waif on the in- fluenco of a smile! Read it. "A beautiful smilo is to the female countenance what the sunbeam is to the landscape. It embellishes an inferior face, and redeems an ugly one. A smile, however should not become habitual, or insipidity is the result; nor should the mouth break into a smile on.onc side the other remaining passive and unmoved, for this imparts an air of deceit and grotcsqu 'nesss to the face. A disagree able smile distorts the lines of beauty, and is more repulsive than a frown. There are many kinds of smiles, each having a distinctive character somo an nounce goodness, and sweetness, others betray sarcasm, bitterness and pride; some soften the countenance by theit languish ing tenderness, others brighten it by their brilliant and spiritual vivacity. Gazing and poring before a mirror cannot aid in acquiring beautiful smiles half so well as to turn the gaze inward, to watch that the heart keeps unsullied from the reflcc tion of evil, and is illumined and beauti fied by all sweet thoughts. A Dangerous Aiuiitioii. A Washington correspondent of the Nashville Patriot, thus alludes to Percy Walker's accession to the Sag Nicht par ty: You have heard, probably, of the de fection of Percy Walker, of Alabama. It has bced anticipated here ever since the nomination of Fillmore. In his speech, announcing his determination to support Buchanan, ho denounced the compromise measures of 1850, and sa'u that he was then for dissolution. That the South in submitting to those great measures of Clay, Webster, Cass, Dick inson and Fillmore, had submitted to on irreparable wrong. You will agree with me that tho American party has not the place for such a man. It is meet that he should support Buchanan, but the Buch aniers do not regard his support as a valu able acquisition; they fear the influence of his speech in favor of "old Squatter Sovereignty" in the North and with the Union men of tho South. Tho Black Republicans, always eager to appropri ate everything ro their advantage, have, I learn, adopted his speech as one of their campaign documents, intending to circulate it throughout tho whole North, for the purpose of inflaming the minds of tho people against old Buch. Injury to old Buch will be the result of the circu lation of this speech in tho North. A few more such acquisitions by the De mocracy will effectually spike their guns, and they will become captives of the Re publican party. It is truly unfortunate that the South will send such men to Congress; they are an absolute and posi tive injury to it in short they are tho manufacturers of Abolitionists. THE G EI LT Y CONSCIENCE. Ono of the most memorable passages ever uttered by Mr. Webster was in vin- dication of the authority of conscience and of Providence: "The guilty soul cannot keep its own secret. It is false to itself, or rather, it feels an irresistible impulso to be true to itself, Itlaborsun- der its guilty possession, and knows not what to do for U. Tho human heart was not made for tho residenco of such an in- habitant. It finds itself preyed upon by a torment which it does not acknowledge pie lessons of home, enameled upon the to God or man. A vulture is devouring heart in childhood, defy tho rust of years, it, and it can ask no sympathy or assist- and outlive the mature andless vivid pic anco, either from heaven or earth. The tures of after days, secret which comes to possess him; and j So deep, and so lasting, indeed, aro tho ike tho evil spirit, of which we read, it overcomes him; and leads him whitherso- ever it will. He feels it beatins at his . leart, rising in his throat and demand- j ng disclosure. He thinks tho wholo world sees it in his face, and almost hears ; it working in tho very silenco of his , thoughts- -it has become his master. It betrays his discretion, it breaks down his courage, it conquers his prudence. When suspicion without begins to embarrass urn, and the net ol circumstances to en tangle him, the fatal secrot struggles with still greater violence to burst forth. It must be confessed; there is no reluge from confession, but suicide; and suicide is confession." THE MODEKN JSULLE. The daughter sits in ths parlor, And rocks in her easy chair, She's clad in her silks and satins, And jewels are in her hair; Shs winks and giggles and simpers, And simpers and giggles and winks, And though she talks but little, Tis vastly more than she thinks. Her father goes clad in his russet, And ragged and seedy at that, His coats are all out at the elbow He wears a shocking bail hat. Ho's hoarding and saving his shillings So carefully day by day, While she on her beaux and poodles, Is throwing it all away. She lies a-bed in the morning 'Till nearly an hourofnoon; Then comesdown snapping and snarlin' Because she was called so soon. Her hair is still in the papers, Her cheeks still dabbled with paint Remains jof her last night's blushes, Before she intended to faint. Shodoats upon men unshaven. And men with the "flowing hair;" She's eloquent over moustaches, They give such a foreign air; She talks of Italian music, And falls in love with the moon, And though but a mouse should meet her She sinks away in a swoon. Her feet are so very little. Her hands so very white, Her jewels so very heavy, And her head so very light; Her color is made of cosmetics, Though this she will never own; Her body's made mostly of cotton, Her heart is made wholly of stone She falls in love with a fellow, Who struts with a foreign air; Who marries her for hermoney She marries him for his hair; One of tho very best matches Both are well mated in life! She's got a fool for a husband, And he's got a fool for a wifo! HAS SHAME FLED FKOX Till? WOISLD. When General Scott waa nominated for the Presidency over Fillmore, the latter was wept over by the Pierce people be cause ho was so goou and so sound a man, and Gen Scott was abused becauso he was so bad and unsound a man. Wil any one think now that Scott and Fill i n -r more have changed places; jjocs any human being suppose it possible that the papers that then lauded Fillmore and abused Scott, could now laud Scott am abuse Fillmore? Alas for Sag Nich hu inanity! it is possible. Tho Cincinnati Enquirer that lauded Fillmore and abusei Scott, now lauds Scott and abuses Fill more. Hear it on Scott: "It is stated that among the many staunch Old-Line Wings who are op posed to tho election of Col. Fremont is Gen. Scott. That gallant veteran is undoubtedly too true a friend to the Union, which he has so long served with eminent distinction and credit, to countenance a faction which proposes to erase from our national flag fifteen stars, and whose leaders are well known Abolitionists sne Disunionists. The old General now, as upon the bloody field of Lundy's Lane and Chepultapec, will march with no party that does not keep step to the "flag of the Union." His patriotism revolts at the idea of tho North being arrayed against the South." THE FIUESIDE. The fire side is a seminary of infinite importance. It is important because it is universal and because the education it bestows, being woven with the woof of childhood, gives form ami color to tho whole texture of life. There are few who can receive the honors of a college, but all are graduates of the hearth. The learning of tho university may fada from. the recollection; its classic lore may molder in tho halls of memory; but sim- impressions of early life, that you of-n see a man in tho imbecility of ago, holding fresh in his recollection tho events of his childhood, while all tho wide space between that and tho present hour is a blasted and forgotten waste. You have, perhaps, seen an old and half obliterate portrait, and in attempt to have it cleaned and restored you have seen it fade away, while a brighter and still more perfect pic ture, painted beneath, is revealed to view. This portrait, first drawn upon the canvas, is an apt illustration of youth; and though it may be concealed by some after de sign, still tho original traits will shine through the outer picture, giving jt a tone while fiesh, and surviving it in decay Such is the fireside the great institution furnished for our education. Old Line Whigs Head. If any Whig thinks of acting with tho Locofoco party in the coming contest, we commend to his careful perusal tho fol lowing precious extract from a tract is sued from Democratic Head-quarters at Washington, shortly before the Presiden tial election in 1844, entitled " Trac No 2 Sub Treasury 'hat is it?" many copies of which were circulated in the country during tho canvass: "When they the Whigs tako a man Henry OlayJ foaming with passion, a pistol in one hand and a p. ck of cards in the other, as their candidate lor the 1'rcsi dency, they may expect to win the sup port of the moral and leligious by asso dating with him a psalm-singing profes sor, Thcdoro Freylinghuysen, with i Hymn-Book in his hand and a Bible tin der his arm. "Clay half intoxicated with wine, rax ing ata debauch and Freylinghuysen fer vently addressing the Almighty in a pray er meetinc;. "Clay at the card Table and Freyling huysen atthe Communion Tabic. "Clay pointing witu deadly aim at the Heart oi ins leuow-man, anu r reyiingnuy sen lecturing against dueling as col blooded murder. "rsever yet was there a tyrant or usurper so bloody and wicked, that h could not find Priests or clergy of some religion or sect to cloak his crimes and mock heaven by invoking its blessings on us enormities. Uur Wines have not read history in vain, and they are attempt ins to profit bv its lessons. "Religion is called upon to take the bloody hand of the Duellist and sit down with him in tho scat of power. "Religion is called upon to take to her embraces tho devotee ol tho gaming tabl and tho brothol, that sho may share wit him the civil power of the country. Theodore tho Gift of God, is to take upon his sanctified shoulders, HAL, THE PRINCE OF REVELERS, and scat him in tho chair of President, that he may sit by his side." This is what the Buchanan party said of Henry Clay in 1844. Con Whigs ever forget tho base slanders then scattered broadcast throughout tho Union? Ap4 now Buchananitcs ask Whigs to vote for tho man who slandered Henry Clay! They slandered him till he sank into the tomb, ondnow they give him faint praise to catch old lino Whi" votes. Will the day of righteous retribution ever come? Balky Horses. .Many persons aro an noyed occasionally by balking horses We have lately seen A remedy success fully applied which was new to us and may be to some of our readers. It is quite a simple one, but we havo reason to believe it is never tried in vain. Tic a small cord directly under tho feilock of one tho horse's front feet, and go before him and pull the foot after you. At first he may refuse to move, except to en deavor to detach the cord, but in a thoit time he will move kindly. Try it with a little patience, and our word for it, it will make liiin if the load is not too heavy. It is much belter than the un merciful beating we fe some inflict at ueh times. A SIXGl'LAlt AFFAIII. A man at Haguo, becoming tired of his wife, attempted to poison her in tho fol- owing manner: They had sat down to dinner, and while le had left the room, or her back was turned, he put the poison in her soup. iMot uaring to trust himself in her pros- enco, ho feigned some excuse and left tho room. By a wonderful Providence, when she came to the tabJo, a spider had drop. pea irom the ceiling of the room into her soup-plate. She was especially afraid of piders.and her husband had often laugh ed nt her for it. So she carefully took the spider out with a spoon, and finding that she could not bring herself to eat af ter it, sho, in the absenco of husband, hanged the plates, and eat his soup. He was immediately taken with convul sions and expired. Before death ho con- fessed that he had poisoned the soup, and that it musthave been place! beforo him unintentionally by his wife. Now, how narrow was the escape of his wife, not on- y from being poisoned, but from being lung. If the man had died without a confession, the woman must have been immediately arrested. Poison would have been found in the man and in lha. soup-plate. Sho gave hiia the soup. Hero would have been circumstantial evidence, strong enough to have hunglfer, and an innocent woman would have ex pired, but for tho confession. Withdrawal of Buchanan. A few days ago, the Washington Organ stated that the withdrawal of Buchanan from tho Presidential contest was under kerious consideration in a Democratic caucus at Washington city. This state ment was corroborated by the Washing ton correspondent of tho New York Cou rier and Enqaler. We find in the Natch ez Courier the following postscript to a privato letter written at New York by a Mississippi lawyer of high standing: Fillmore stock is unqestionably ris- in:, and the withdrawal of Mr. Bucha nan is seriously mooded here among the few leaders left of the Democracy. The nomination of Buchanan was a mistake; it has failed entirely to effect what it was intended to effect. Ho was nominated with the hope of luring back into the Democratic fold sufficient North ern strength to keep the harpies of the Democratic party in power and place, and the fruition of public plunder. It has already been ascertained be yond any doubt, that Buchanan cannot bo elected, that ho will be tho the third man in the race, and tht keeping him on the track will only increase tho chanecs for the election of Fremont. Many lead ing men, who were originally for Buch anan, have become cbnvinced that keep ing him in the field will only serve to ob struct the progress of Mr. Fillmore in ihe South, and aro anxious for his remo val. They sec that tho contest is be tween Fillnioro and Fremont, and that the corpse of the squatter sovereignty is only an obstruction to tho Union party. Re move tho body. It encumbers the Way of the party that is fighting against sec tionalism, and for tho Union and the con stitulion. Away with it and bury it at the bottom of tho garden or at the cross roads. Lonisville Journal. All our information from the counties above us is of tho most cheering character. A centleman who has traveled through "Mjaost of the country north or the Tennes '""Tsee, represents that the American fires are burning brightly on every hill-top, . and that there will be large gains for Fill more in almost every county. From be yond the mountain the most gratifying intelligence reaches us tho canvass U being most thoroughly prosecuted by the. Fillmore speakers, and their triumphs are. so often as they speak, and accessions arc daily to the American ranks. Of orir Own iulmediato section, wo caa say to our friends abroad, All's well. E5t Ten nessee will give a rots' ng uiejoiity fo Fillmore. Athens Post. The poor pittance- of seventy years i not worth being a illaiu for. What matter if your neighbor lies ii a jridiil tomb? Sleep you in your innocent c. Percy Wkei or Alabama, has beta severely denounced by iba Americana of Baldwin county for his desertion of the Artericsn flag, and inited to. u Lit jcat in Conjre. 11: J':; : hi' V i 1