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v. S f, .if 1 Kurtiose
fctw ' iw?rfn
, gfwi rsi6d la be, on
ihnnt miynfcjiragfmad my acquain.
" , i.fr-. 'i:b Ceneral Harrison was eontinu
" ..-tiring tlic time that be was Secretary
, of the North-western Territory, and when
i- Iw represented the Territory in Congress
as the Delegate, I have always considered
, . Gen. Harrison a Democratic Republican of
the Jefiursonian school. , Jn the year 1799,
. , General Harrison was elected the delegate
as the Republican candidate, ia opposition
to Mr. St Clair, the son of the Governor,
- the Federal candidate.; Iri that year I lived
a near neighbor to General Harrison, and
I solemnly declare that I never saw him
- wear a black eoekode, or any other cock,
.ade after he left the army," or ever heard
of his wearing one, unless wficn actirfg as
Governor of the Territory, and reviewing
or training the militia. ;
- joiin matson;
'f Sworn to and subscribed before me, thii
'.- Utttday or July, 1840. ' ;
4 - SAMUEL WJ)AIS,Jor.
u Statement of George Gordon Register of
. Hamilton CMmty, under tAJerruorial
Governments ' ?
if i t removed to Cincinnati, in the fair of
u -. the year 1793, and soon became acquaint
- :ivd with- General William JlHarrison.
.if He was always :cjiwidercd,; during he
f Presidency of -thel elder Adams, a Kepub.
lican of the Jeflersonian school; and I do
not think he has ever abandoned the politi
cal sentiments he then imbibed. As to his
wearing a black cockade, 1 do not believe
lie ever did except on parade. . General
. . Harrison was always free in declaring his
sentiments. - i
July 13, 1840. S
onlONS OF SENATOR TAPPAN.
If tluireTbe any one individual in ; public
' lite w ho more distinctly than another . per
sonifies the politics of the party now -in
' power, and which is seeking to perpetuate
' its power to carry into effect the projects
;-" that "lie behind those which it has alrea-
' dy consummated , it is perhaps Mr. Senator
' ' TafpAn, of Ohio. Of this Senator person
' ally we know nothing, and have nothing to
have not been inattentive observers. We
have noticed his course in the Senate, in
reference especially to his anti-bank and
anti-credit doctrines, which he carried to
such an extent in the4 case of the District
banks, that, domineering in - the pride of
party power, he could not forbear, adding
offensive taunts and sneers .to the oppres.
sion and injustice he was assisting to per.
iKitrato upon "" the District We nave
now before us the evidence of that Senator's
' real opinions, and of the purposes which
"lie behind11 his support of the sub-Treasu
rv scheme, and the measures which-have
been avowed to "lie behind" it f- among
which purposethe readerwill perceive
(rom the subjoined testimony, is, , to nrr
DOWI THI BAITCS, 8S 8 JOeans of SEDUCING
TH? WAGES Of LABOB TO ELEVEN PENCE A
" pay, the price of wheat to sixteen cents
A BtrsHEL, nnd every jJung cue m propor.
lion!! . ."X . . .- -
-Read what follows, and Refixct tjfos
., . ,. From (lie Steubenville Gsxette.
' Tbo Globe having recently asserted that
it had authority for denying the statement
heretofore made by Mr. James Wallace of
a conversation between him and Benjamin
Tappan, Esq. in which the lattejc expressed
liimself in favor" of a specie currency, the
effect of which, as stated by Mr. Tappan,
would be to reduce labor to twelve and a
half cents a da v. wheat to sixteen cents a
bushel, czc we have been furnished with
the following affidavits ' from - Mr. James
Wallace and Mr. James Little, both re-
spectable woollen manufacturers, and Ad
am Wise, Esq. at the time of the conversa
tion a machine maker, and now a justice of
the peace, all of Steubenville. AY e under
stand also that the fact set forth in these de
positions can be sustained by other individ.
unlsV- Any further remark on our part is
r - DEPOSITIONS.
Personally appeared before the under
signed, James Wallace, who deposes and
r savs : That a short time previous to . the
last October election, he had a conversa
tion with Benjamin Tappan, Esq. ; one of
the Scnotorsm the Uongresa ol the united
States' from fthe State of Ohio, during
hich conversation: MrrTappan remarked:
' 44 You manufacturers, Mr. Wallace, stand
', very much in your own light, that you do
"-Hot'gd with ns for-the hard morieysystem;
and you would go with us if you did ' not
- look through other people's spectacles.
. This deponent tamflred how the manu
facturers were to be benefitted by the adop-
Uon of that system tIr.Tppat.hed
thatiwt were entirely too high in this
country, and that there was no reason why
" labor should not be as cheap in this country
aim Europe." It is the Banks continued Mr.
Tappan) that keeps up the price of labor
and the price of produce; if you eon. put
down the banks, labor wiU be reduced to rfe
' venpenee a day, wheat to sixteen cents a
bushel, and every thing else' w proportion.
The sub. Treasury will produce this result ;
it trill put down the banks; and reduce the
price of labor and the produce of the country.
T It will be "the best tariff the manufac turers
-f can have i and, instead of being compell
ed to ask your Government for protection,
- it will enable the Amercan manufacturer to
- compete, with the English manufacturer,
-- even in his own market"' - -1 " r
; , JAMES WALLACE,
State of Ohio, Jejerv County, ss. "
Personally appeared before the under
signed, a notary public, within and for the
county of Jefferson, James Wallace, who
. being sworn, deposes and says,' that the
foregoing statement, by him subscribed, is
" true ifl substance and in fact Witness my
;rl aad ofllciul seat, at StcubcnviUe, thJs
v.i day of July A. D. 1840 , 1
, , - J. COLLIER, -I
s. Notary Public, Jefferson county,
At the same time and place, caroe Jas.
Little, who being duly sworn, says J That,
some time previous to the last election, the
deponent had a conversation w ith Benja.
min Tappan, Esq. in which Mr. Tappan
observed, that it was the hanks that kej4 up
the price of produce; and if we could, put
down the banks, end bring every thing to the
specie stanaata, tnsltaa of foreign goods be.
tng brought to this country we could take
our goods to Europe and undersell them.
. JAMES LITTLE.
Sworn and subscribed before me this
20th July, 1840. ? -
. J J. COLLIEjirNotary PdhUc-:
At the same time and place, eame also
Adam w we, who, being duly sworn, says:
That some timesince,he had a conversation
with Benjamin Tappan, Esq. ia which Mr.
Tappan remarked, that the banks were a
great injury to the mechanics ; that they
(the banks) kept up the price of produce
and that every dollai which banks receiv,
ed for interest on loans was just so much
taken out of the pocket" of the laboring
men. "Mr. Tappan also said, the bonks
ought to bo put down, and then-we should
have nothing but a spefneurreney; and it
would be much better for the mechanic, if it
were so. ADAM WISE
r Sworn and subscribed before me, this
20th July, 1840. . ! ' .
J. COLLIER, Notary Public
iiei every noncst man every ' man
whose desire it is to know and set the part
of a true friend to his country himself
and lamiiy read the following letter by
Mr. Thomas White,' of Ohio. It will be
seen that Mr. White stood high in the esti
mation tf the friends of the Administration
and held to the time of his renunciation'
two important positions in their ranks, viz4
A committee man of Correspondence' and
a committee-man of vigilance.
' We are persuaded that there are many
honest and candid men who will yet find
out the policy of the Van Buren party, and
who will desert it as Mr. White has done,
and enlist in the cause of their Country.-
AaL Watchman. . , -
. From the 8t CUinvOle, (Ohio) Chronicle.
POLITICAL CHANGES HEAR AN HON
Mr. PtEASAirr, Jeilerson county;
Jcnb 12, ,1840. 1 j
Mr.-Editor Sir, will you please to per
mit me, through the medium of your paper,
to renounce publicly, all further communl
cation with the Van Buren Loco Pocq par.
ty, and give my reasons for so doing.
I stand appointed as one of the commit
tee of correspondence, and also of the com.
mittee of vigilance, for that party in Mt
Pleasant township. I have faithfully atten
ded to the duty of those appointments and
more particularly to those of the committee
of vigilance. I saw tint many of our short
sighted editors, as well as a number of our
bar-room, stump and other species of ora
tor, were only furnishing your party With
political capital, by declaiming against the
character of ueneral William Henry liar-
rison, and, as in duty bound, by virtue of
my appointments, I exerted myself to ' dis
suade those of our party to whom I had ac
cess, from pursuing that course, assuring
them that if they did not desist from defa
ming General Harrison, we would lose the
State of Ohio, and all other btatcs that had
furnished soldiers for Harrison s army du.
ring' the late warbecause soldiers, who
knew him, and who had scanned his ac
tions at different times, would not bear to
hear cither the military or private charac
ter of their old commander uttacked and
defamed they would all' leave us, and
take large numbers with them; for they
would consider themselves disgraced in the
same proportion as their commander.
In reply to this, 1 was informed that there
was no danger of losing the State of Ohio,
because Governor Shannon) had been to
New York, and had obtained a loan of
400.000, which was to be laid out on the
public works and so nianaged.at7 secure
the votes of all the laborers. At another
time I was told there was no danger of los
ing the State of Ohio, because the price of
produce, (wheat, &c.) would advance all
along the line of tlie canal, before the elec
tions, and thai "all that the Dutch wanted
to make them good democrats, was a little
more money." On enquiring how the price
of produce could be raked, at a tune like
this when there was no money, I was told,
in renlv. that the office holders would have
inoneyindthatracy-would have to con-
irtDuie 10 assusi in routing um pn n piv
duee, (by being lavwh of the $400,000.)
And on last evening, being informed that
the infernal machinery was put in opera,
tion, and that a certain post master was
called upon IbTiunjcaTlTesvod-lo iiave
nothing more, to do with a party tnat can
stoop to such baseness to wry anto effect
iu' designs and purposes. .' I therefore de.
sire to: be distinctly understood, I can no
longer serve upon either of the above named
committees, nor in a political point of view,
with the partyHi power. . 1 know there are
mnnv hifrh.minded. 'honorable men amonir
them, with many of whom I have long had
.i . r n- . i - HK j : :d M.:.u
me mosi inunujy mierwuiw , aim a. w mui
much regret that I feel bound, in duty to my
country, to leave theml Jpovernor Shan.
non has heretolbre received my warm sup
port; and I regret that' circumstances have
transpired that put it out of my power to
continue that support I have long been
intimately acquainted with him. I consid
er Mm a gentleman bf the first order, but
if it is his misfortune, be so hard run as
to be under tbo necessity of mating use of
the people's funds for purchasing up votes
as a- butcher would purchase stock for the
market, as my informant assures me is to
be done ; my opinion of him must change.
Withdrawing that support, which has here
tofore been liberally extended, from Gov.
ernor Shannon, I must say that no honora
ble man would resort to such meanness
no man of principle, having the attribution
of the public moneys, would deal it to po
litical partisans , or to those who will pledge
themselves to support him in office, (which
my informant, a Van Buren man, stated
was the mode or management to be pur
sued,) to tha exclusion of others. No, sir,
no high-minded, honorable and patriotic
statesman, such aa I hdve believed Govern,
or Shannon to be, would be guilty of pur
suing such little ends by auch little means.'
I have been slow in giving credit to the
above report, but it has come from one of
his warm supporters the plan of opera
tion, by ah old and influential member of
bis party, whose name shall r if required,
come forth under the solemn sanction of an
oath. - ,r . . , i
J, Hit- Editor, I remaiojln sentiment with
my old Van Buren brethren : as it relates
to. (he corrupt banking institutions of our
country but, Jt is evident to me, at least
that, the officers of our Government are
much more corrupt, and need reforming
first? Inerefore, adieu to that democracy
which will use tlio public funds and tax its
officers to buy votes, and who wilt insult
)he people by offering them employment pn
um puuuo wiimu, uu couwiiou inui , jutey
will pledgo themselves to its support.
-T" THOMAS WHITE.
. . P. S-I send this- to your office, because
:. 1 1:1.1-. . .... r '. f
ernor sooner than if sent to the Heratd of
fice in iStcubenvillo. If. my information
was incorrect, end iC the Governor , desires
it, I will give the name of my informant
- , . . - T. W.
, Read Bad Reflect .
To the Voters of the Thirteenth Congress.
tonal District of Tennesee.
Havingbcen sent by a portion of you as
a Delegate1 to the National Democratic
Convention' held iirthe City of Baltimore
on the oth of May, conceive it my duty.
however painful, to communicate to you
the state of things here. tl
- After the adjournment of the Convention
I came to this city to await the publication
of theAddress of AejCpnyentioi!,,in jox
der that I might be enabled to send you
copies. " ",J '"'w
In addition to this, I transmitted to you
such documents as I - supposed would
promote' the Democratic cause in Tennest
see.", lungs appeared to goon very well
until the 14th of June, when Mr, Botts, of
Virginia, presented to Congress Uie memo.
rial oi ijieuu nooe, oi mo iiiavy, protest-
ing against the testimony "of two negroes,
who , had been introduced .as ,. evidence
against him on his trial before a court mar.
tial recently held at Tensacola. r After I
had examined the cose most carefully, in
which it seems tbo becretary of the Navy
the Attorney General, and the President of
the United States all concurred in opinion,
it struck mo that the President had, per
haps, been . misrepresented. 1 his decision
involves at once the great principle for
which the bourn is contending. , and on
hich the President's popularity is founded,
I, therefore, determined to call dnhim. and
after a few remarks in relation to the trial
of Lieutenant Ilooe , I inquired of him whe
ther he knew at the time he approved the
sentence of the Court that two negroes had
given testimony in the case. To which he
replied in the affirmative. I observed to
the President ; that, . withou . tsome ex
planation other than that which I had seen
it would have a bad effect on the South.
He then observed that a full explanation
would be published by the House of Repre
sentatives to-day.. I went to the Capitol,
and on entering the Representative Hall I
found the House engaged in the discussion
Of the question; wmcn resulted in the post
ponement of the printing of the documents.
The day following, however, the Globe
gave wnat trie rresiuent aeems a "iuu ex-
planationj of the matter. . After reading
the explanation of the Globe, I could not
find a satisfactory explanation; but, on the
contrary, it appeared to mo that the Presi.
dent had assumed the ground of justifica
tion by contending that it had been the
usage of the Navy to admit negro evidence
in courts martial.
I am aware that under the common law
there is no distinction known as to persons,
yet I do contend that this President, in ap
proving the proceedings of the court mar
tial, ought to have expressed his disappro
bation ot the negro evidence,
I With this qualification his political friends
would at least have been satisfied.
It will not do to tell us that the President
had no control of the matter1 that it would
not have been proper for him to have in
tcrfcrcdTbe case ls within the recollec
tion of many of us where, after the court
martial had decided, tlie General In com.
mand reversed the decision, and ordered a
new trial. , ' , - r-f
Now, it it be competent that a subaltern
can reverse the decision of a court, 1 pre
sume no one will deny that the Commander
mciiief has wothority;
This is a question of vital importance to
every white man in the United States and
it will not do for the President to look with
indifference, not to say with approbation,
1 have watched this question through all
its mutations. 1 he. Opposition will, no
doubt, avail themselves of this false step of
the rresident to promote their ownpohtical
views. . .
There is a strange indifference, a total
absence on the part of the President, of that
watchful and ardent solicitude which the
very nature of the subject is calculated to
inspire, & which it was his province to guard
and: defend. It is now said by members of
Congress that they will pass a law to" pro-
moil in i uiuro vim ujixuuucuon h neirro tes
. -li. : i v;. t.
umony uLruiusi a wiiuo iiuiu. n a mo laie:
the poison has been infused; alt the laws
on earth cannot heal tire deadly influence.
. Tell mo not of your fanatics and aboli
tionists, when the highest officer known to
your laws and the Constitution admits the
fact that a negro is a competent witness
against a while man. Is this your North.
era man with Southern. teelingsT r And is
this the man. we are to rely upon when the
day ofpcril and of danger may come?
' But it b contended that Ltt-ut Ilooc was
convicted without the negro -testimony.
Then why introduce k! Was it to jeer and
taunt the feelings of the South? . Wo are
not now trying Lieut Ilooe, but testing an
all important principle one intimately
connected with our. Dolitical ana social
The principle of the admission of negro
testimony at all is the question; not what
they did or did not prove. " And if it be a
fact, as stated, that the respondent was con
victed without the negro evidence; then it
is a gratuitous assaVt upon the policy and
institutions of the South. . , t
The case presents to the mind the most
singular. and extraordinary anomaly m re
fere nee to that portion of the Union" sup
posed to have Northern feelings and North.
em prejudices on the subject oi slavery, in
Pennsylvania, wun ner utmser population
alwavs o noosed to slavery in the abstract
she has ckwlaredthara "negro, within the
purview of the Constitution, is not entitled
fcrall the privileges and immunities of a
free- white man. In Connecticut Chief
Justice Dagget, in th Tappan negro school
case, decided that a negro was not a free
man or citizen within the meaning of the
Constitution or the .United btatcs.
: ,By thq laws ofSouth Carolina and, per
haps, of all the Southern States, the ad.
mission of negro testimony is prohibited in
the Jriarof a white man. Yet, in the face
of these facts, and within a Southern Ter-
ritory. negroes are permitted to give tes
timony, and the proceedings of the Court
approved by the President of the United
States! -"-." ' '
The charge of abolitionist illy comes from
that quarter no, since the President has
officially sdlared that he saw nothing
wrong in the proceedings of a court in
which two negroes had given evidence
against a white man. 1
If wc, aro to have a rresident nolduig
Opinions adverse to the interests, of the
South, give us .one born south of the Poto.
mac river one whose early associations,
habits, and education would make him act
I with caution, if not with propriety, however
much he might in the . abstract be opposed
to slavery. . --'"('
' . ; ; '15, S UAVia..
Washington, July, 1840.? 7
: REASONS FOR A CHANGE
The following are the nlain snoken rea
sons given by Willi AM It Geat, Esquire,
vay, in Indiana, for having abandoned Jus
former association with the Van. Buren
party, to lend his aid to the cause of liar
rison and Reform: . . . - .
: TO THE PUBLIC.
As we have' been somewhat associated
with the YanBuren party for some years
past, it may occasion some little surprise,
affected or real, in certain quarters, on
seeing ftiir name at the head of this paper.
A proper deference, therefore, to our for
mer associates, compels us to frankly state
that we have abandoned Jhe support of the
present Administration, not because we are
tired of. true Democratic principles, of the
great mass of honest men with whom we
have heretofore acted, but because we are
tired", disgusted, and even alarmed at the
anti-democratic and dangerous practices of
those who enjoy the confidence of that par
ty: because we can no longer support an
Administration of corruption, whose prac
tices are notoriously at war with its pro
fessions, and whose pernicious influence,
like the poisonous breath of the sirocco is
now sweeping over the length and breadth
of this land, carrying moral death and des.
struction in its onward course! an Admin
istration which, in the outset, laid down
economy and the integrity of public function
ariesas its leading principles, but whose
practices have been so little in accordance
with these principles that the public expen
ditures have been almost trebled; and, in
stead of integrity among public, functiona.
ries, the modern Democratic principle that
to the "victors belong the spoils," and the
scrupulous exactness with which Mr. Van
Huren carries it out, has rendered the tens
of thousands of offices within the gift of the
resident as merely so many means where
with to reward partisan services; thus open.
ly encouraging political and moral deprav.
ty, and proclaiming to the world that, in
thisjenlightened. and .Christian Republic,
vcnaiity and party subserviency are quoted
at a nremium bv its Executive! - ...
; iellow-ciUzeiu, this may seem very
strong language,- but we inoerely. regret
that the tacts lustily :it., Uw fiuth in the
honesty and purity of purpose of the pre
sent Administration was long since shaken;
but party spirit, that incubus which infests
miu muu, pnuc oi upuuoa, anu oioer causes
combined, induced u.to overlook many of
U. r..l : ' -t- i . .
119 Biiaiiiciui pnjeuctaj, iu uie vain nope
that they were the results of temporary par
ry excitement; but developments are daily
making which satisfy us, at least, that such
not the case, but, on Uie-contraryTTliat
they are the inevitable results of a settled
course of policy, which, if longer persisted
inTwilThange the character, if not cause
the entire-annihilation of our institutions.
t is a wen-known fact that nine-tenths, if
indeed not all, the appointments made by
Mr. Van Buren have been as rewards for
past, or as bribes for future partisan servi
ces, without the slightest regard to the hon
esty or capacity qf the individuals thus ap.
pointed, and many of whoniare notoriouslv
known as the most servile, unprincipled
scoundrels, morally and politically, that
this or any other ! country could pos&bry
afford.- . f.--i. !. u
Cotiocs SiGii:-Mn the two hour's soeech
of Vice Prisidenf Johnson, at the Capitol of
I'ennsyivama, on Monday Iast.be did not
once name Mr. Tan Buren, or allude td his
administration. Bemg...ceminded of his
omission by one of the I faithful , after he
had sat down, the Colonel rose again and
gave it as his opinion that Mr. Van Buren
was "an honest man." . But as to the abili.
ty or success of his Administation or- ev.
en as to the "honesty" of that from all
accounts that we can learn of the affair
the old Colonel still appears to have been
Friday jAIornfc Angnst 14, 180.
rj T all whtat lt snaycoBcens
We have lately learned that therereja
great many persons in this and Cherokee
counties who say mat they fiive subscribed
for'the Messenger aadhave never re
ceived it" v To all such wedistinctly say,
that we have not failed to forward our pa
per" regularly to all. responsible persons
whoie names have reached as a subscri
bers. r We, however, did send out a great
many copies of ourprospecturwhich.have
not been.returned, and it k probabfe that
the persons alluded to subscribed to those
papers. ' We have reasons to believe that a
number! of persons have subscribed for our
paper; who have foiled to gefii. from the
fact thai their names never .reached us;
We would advise all such to give their
names to the nearest J?ost Master, with a
request that they bo forwarded to us imme.
diately. :' 1 Iri Cherokee county, Post
Master at Murphey and at Jamesville have
hitherto been kind enough to attend to the
receiving and forwarding of the names of
subscribers, and we have no doubt but they
will still willingly oblige us. -
BaclNitjibebs or ocb Papeb We are
almost every day called upon by some new
subscribers for the back " numbers of the
'Messenger. To all such applications,
we hayq to say that they cannot be furnish
ed. Our subscription Est has increased
from week to week with a ripidity wholly
unexpected , in consequence of which we
have not been able front the . first mber
to furnish the paper only from the time of
subscribing. - 1 ' . : , '
. Tobacco cowrnrczD. "
We promised in our last to take a hasty
view, of the effects usually attendant upon
the use oi tobacco, and to remark upon the
three cluef modes of using it, which pre.
vail' amongst us, viz : snuffing
dchewing. . We beginwith snuffing.
Catharine, do Medicis, the personage
who is said to have prompted the horrible
massacre of StJiartholomew's day at Pa
ris, is commonly regarded as the inventress
of snuff taking. , : "
In Russia andPenda,the penalty of death
was annexed to the use ot'tobacco in every
form, save that of snuff For this lighter
offence, the punishment was' softened flown
to simple mutilation no greater severity
being deemed necessary than that ' of cut
ting off the nose.
One of the first effects of snuff is to injure
the nerves of the nose, an incredible number
of which are spread over the inner membrane
of the nostrils. This membrane is Iubrica
ted by a secretion which has a tendency to
preserve the sense of smelling. By the
almost caustic acrimony of snuff, this mu
cus is often dried up, and the organ of
smelling much impaired, and. in some in
stances actually rendored perfectly callous.
bunuar effects are produced upon the sail.
va, and hence it is, that habitual snuff ta.
kers are often unable to speak with proper
distinctness, and the sense of taste; for the
same reason, is much injured. Snuff also
frequently occasions fleshy excresences in
the nose, which in some instances end in
polypi. ; By the use of snuff, tumors are fre
quently generated in the throat, which obi
stuct deglutition, and even destroy life
Some portions of the snuff will involuntarily
find its way into the stomach, where its per.
nicious properties soon 'j manifest them.
selves, being usually followed by; nausea,
vomiting, loss of appetite, and impaired di
gcstion. This is particularly the case with
those who use snuff on the teeth, or in plain
language, eat it And of all the forms in
which tobacco was ever used, there is none
so Derfbctlv jevoltintr
mg of human nature, as tliis. .The devo
tee carries the box as regularly as a handi
kerchief -thrusting the stick used as a
brush, first in the box
and then in the
mouth ecrubbihg and
ting and scrubbing until the lips are'stained,
the teeth decayed, the habit eonfirmed be.
yond amendmant the health gone a train
of nervous diseases , introducedthe mus.
clesof the face rendered flaccid-tbe kin
furrowed and corrugated a gaunt jaundi
ced appearance given to the, whole counte
nance, and the healthy-looking rosy cheek,
assumed the enviable complexion of a cake
We have known many instances where
good constitution and fine heftlth bnv
been sacrificed to this unWural and offen-
sive practice, and in' no single instance
have we known the practice persisted in,
but at the expense of health.'
We shall say nothing at present of the
expense and , consumption of time attend
ant on Jiie practice of snuffing. Dr. Rush
thinks that a habitual snuff-taker.consumes
at least five days every year of his life in
the indulgence of this appetite. Lord Stan.
nope maices a more liberal estimate. and
thinkf that n inVeterate snuff-taier con-
sumes one minute and a half in every lea,-
and allowing; sixteen hours to tlie sniij.
king day, He will consume two hours
twenty-four niautc in every natural ds '
'orone day to every tea,; If, thfc
roct, and the pTactiee persisted in for '
ycaryat tliesc rates, two entire years
includes will be devoted to the laudable'
ployinentof. UckUngtheynose, " a h
more to blowing it
to be coimjrcED.J ;
, . ' - Temoe ranee
It must bo graufyingtd every true frin
of man fo ka rn that amidst the great poS;.
cal exeftemea of our day, the tempera
cause is . not forgotten-1 In t the westcf
pajrt of our Stater it is I rapidly ' advancic
We have.ourselvea, in Sie last few mont
wifaessed the pledge taken by many km
t- 3 i .u r'i.lLi:. . .j i irt
greus. ju duuui wui jw wirnnce t. -j
late, has, we thinks been unparalleled in t
the Southern eoontry v From- "onr
change papers wej'sise that there has 8.
a general move Jon this subject among fl, '
Cuiiolics of Philadelphia, Baltimore t.'
othereasterncitiesv In PhitadenfaaloDt'
from twelve to fifteen hwodued Catholk '
have lately signed the pledgo fa frekn;
OWE MILLIOI , TWO HTJIDBEI THOCTAirc)
have enrolled themselves under the temper'
ance banner. This is truly eapagiitopru
yoke Protestants to good work ; Will air.'
Protestants continue to oppose thereform j
We would hope not ! but we fear parti.
cularly n this region of country. ,
By the way, we must be'mdulged in r.'
minding the iriends of-this cause ia
country, that the time for the Tempercnct'
Convention in fhispfaoc, is dose .by ;
hope it will, be v well attended. -. Let Ilm
wood and Macon and Cherokee send V
their delegates Yancey and BuncomL
have-ippointed tlieir's, -Let Ilendcrsx '
and Burke and Rutherford be awake, in'
send out their delegates by scores. A num.
ber of speakers are expected, and arrangf .'
ments are being" made to ha ve among tk j
rest-the great Southern Temperance. .Rci
former j Judge O'Neal, of. South Carol nt J
September next as an important - day fat
the temperance cause in this country. I
vNew PAreB. We have received tk
second number of a neatly printed;' Whig
paper, published at Paris, Tenn., called the'
"West Tennessee Whig.Jijy..
The editor has our best wishes tat his
fiw nanof will rm tn niM Kta Wl nr
soon to give any account of tlie , result of
the election id the Western part of the Staw
we design to send out on rriuay evening
or Saturday morning a slip containing tJr J
results as far as we may have received
them. V f--; :r ' .l":-u'"-"-r
' So far as returns from the Eastern part
of the State have reached us, the result ba
been an increased majority in favor of the
Whigs. : h)''':
p .f ' Inisfana Election.
. The full and final returns from this State
confirm the opinions wo some time since
expressed. The Whigs have elected two
out of three of the members to Congrea;!
have majority in the Legislature, and i.
large majority in-the popular vote leaving
but little or no doubt but that the State wii: ,
cast her vote in the fait for Harrison and
Tyler, by a large, majority. v
. - - Cot. Wlckliffe.
It has been for some time circulated
through', the Administration papers that
Hon. C. A. Wickliffe, Governor of Kes-
tucky, had, or was about to abandon Geo.
Harrison and support Mr. Van, Buren for
the Presidency." In answer to this, the
Governor has latejy written a letter to Mr.
Ritchie of the Richmond Enquirer, in whidi
he contraulcts the report, and affirms h
undiminished confidence in Gen. Ilarrisoe.
tTEahnatr Circular, jn
A large bundle of estray circulars have
found their way into one' of the public
houses of this place, and it has occurred (o
usTthat it might perhaps be doing a favor
to advertise them," that they may- thereby
be able to reach their destination. '. To de.
scribe the aforesaid circulars 80 as To give
an adequate idea of what they really are,
WouUtJe next to an impossibility, in ap
pearance tliey are " half a sheet and a col
umn over? l$cUon bad, spelling worse,
and printing' worst 'of alL V In matter,
there is a war of words, a wreck ot Idea,
and a crush of grammar. Said circuhn
8eem. have etartej on an electioneering
campaign from somewhere "down east"
to the ." fax west," all, however, withi
tho'linutsofthe old Norti State. Orireacn
ing this point, emaciated and worn do
their journey, and being dreadfulrr
afflicted with locqfobia, they were suddeV
ry taken, worse and not meeting a kinJ
physician who had been waiting some day
for, their arrival, and Who had left in despair
before they ieached--hey are now De
fined tojtheir room, and are Actually abort
to die for want of attention. - -
This,- therefore,' la to notify the lather
of said circulars (if he be living, if not, ki
administrators) that his tender W&prjaJ
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