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ASUEY1LP, NORTH CAROLINA FRIDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 4, 1840,
sszzz -" " ' - LIFE IS OyiY TO LE VALUED AS IT IS USEFULLY EMPLOYED! . - - -- - l!
r,n rijtnD rvrT fidaT, ,
TcwBL St, per annum, in sdvane,
jlre. if-Jirai-ooUaued, (except al tn op.
"rrWkher) nUl all anwa r
- th P"1""' .. . .-"-.-.I IVJUr
KWtxm" ,nd TwentT.Fie Cent, for
An eamm1""- i i i i i
W TO REDUCE YOUR HOUSE,
f? HOLD EXPENDITURES. ;
lib dear, I wW wn money fbrv
'Only dt&m e : ' J:
. u.. (lav. at anv rate
L if I cannot bare it, I cannot. I suppose
i " r,, throueh the summer with the
P j: kail Vxwimfl somewhat in
I : i.ml half a oout eently curled the
Vdunz wife under lip. a ne nusuwiu w.
"0OdtblH not loons" p '"y .j
Ave it the terms are jruuiuiuuuo. ,
jopowd the terms of a comprprnise, to
rWchthe wife, gla of new employment,
ccedei He told her what ne , appropn.
a r. fta household expenses, rent ex.
twoH. ind DuttihzThe week'l- allowance
Co her hands, installed her chancellor of
je domestic exchequer, and keeper of the
loisa. . ; ' " --"5"--: . ' -"Now,"saidhe,"ifyoucan
jid us all comfortably, and still do( your
)wn pri?ate shopping try it Here is pre.
jaeiv the sum I have used weekly for
frwMeepiog alone and it is as
il can snare." - .
iTbe little wife soon discovered that the
rice of beef was abominable and provided a
Vsaper substitute. Sir Loin was no Ion.
W deemed essential three times a week ;
kind some-very worthy commoners. Messrs.
jMutton,' Lanb, and Veal, were raised
the Peerage. Toe Wile s Mother s
blasse's lore was put in requisition, .and
ihe table was eraced occasionally with ve-
W clever ruMacimenlot of the fratnnents of
resterdavV dinner. ' AQ the mysteries of
! adding, pie, and domestic confectionary,
nd Ciney bread, filled up the corners, and
sed up the inconsiderable trifles which are
pt to be forgotten, in a lamiiy not actually
tarving. . . , .
And how did they live 1 .. Most comfort.
bly. The husband declared that he never
'ared so well in his fife but asked no ques.
ions. The wife wanted nothing but time
.0 go shopping in. Women are ' always
JteUer tub-treasurers than men ; and the
money the managed to abstract, and still
kave no apparent kudu in the daily Tare,
would nave astonished, any one or the grea.
it departed servants of our friend Uncle
pain. jf-r.. ,.
Bargaining in one department taught the
ady to bargain in others. Having no oc
pasion to go shopping for amusement, she
Kent jus twice a week, for actual purcha.
tes; and those she made at fair prices.
Jbe mere say .so of a fashionable milliner,
bra dry goods clerk, did not induce her to
Relieve an article worth an hundred ' per
:eot, more than its value. She pinned
hem down to their facts and figures, "and
nade her purchases as 5f she wanted to
ave money, rather than spend what she
iad, and assault., her husband for more.
5o slipped the week the happiest one for
ta parties to the matrimonial cc-part-lership
they had ever known. He attend,
d to his proper business down townshe
ad employment about the house which re
ieved her of ennui, and cured her of all her
nclinauW to extravagance.; . .
At the week's end there was something ov
r, which Bhe tendered to ber husband. Oh ,
o, not at present. This can ha rn.trim.
peflV and will aaswertill the snmrner style
ja seiuea. iou tow me last week you
post have some new frocks. "I know I
Ihouffht so and have made some nurr.ha.
f this week but my wardrobe is on the
pa awag&'So you havez learned lo
pianage, have you but I don't want this
rney- What shall I do with it thenr
un, were are rent. fuel, ninth! r
J ' T -t...-
In . " ww outer mailers,
W oominflr due in amann Y,. .
a . lUUOl UUI
ms to next week's shareand rneet Jail
r expenses as they falL" -"Then I am
be permanently in office r "Certainly,
Qtil you Swartwouu-anrlwith
pond than this."
Why. father. I th
id the little girl, as she burst into the
foom. Children will tnfnulo .nnt;
In , Wf kill
10 - make ton - lnnr m r ....
, , "8 tiAjtj wii, vur
nends will find this an excellent arrant.
pent'. Women, to be prudent in morwv
F ecret8 require only to be trusted, and
f, v oy gads for mere lack of em.
Ployment Try them, husbands.
TSaiiE8iTma.There are very
w persons who know wW has twum f
pnangand Cag, or where they are. p They
oe panned to team that they have
'settled down for H6Vnn fin
rap HiH.apost.town in Wilkes county,
iNorth Carolina. They write us that ther
re delighted With thftir lartnin r.rwn;.
M are as happy m brda-JJoifoii Tran.
Visitinir your neiciibor is no , eriim t
H your visits should not be so often repea
M uto induce him to say, ft it enough.
- Fmm an old English Work.
- THE BIBLE. J
It is a book of Laws; to show the , right
and wrooff. - - . - '
It is a book of Wisdom, that condemns
all lolly, and makes the foolish wise. "
, It is a book of Truth, that detects all er
rors. . " jf v '
. It is the book of Life, that shows the way
It is the most compendious book in all
the. world. !' " ' . . ''
' It is the most authentic and entertaining
History that ever was published.
fit contains the most ancient antiquities.
remarkable events, and wonderful occur.
renccs. - ... 'J"H:.y;
It points out therhost heroic deeds and un.
paralleled wars. -
a describes the Celestial. Terrcstnal.
and lower worlds. . :
It explains the origin of the Angelic My.
riads, of human tribes and devilish le
gions, v 3 ' ' - -
It will instruct the most accomplished
Mechanic, and the profoundest Artist . '
i ii win teacn ine dcsi Khetoncian and
Arithmetician. . '
It will puzzle the wisest, Anatomist, and
the nicest Critic.
It corrects the vain Philosopher, and
confutes the"wise8t Astronomer.
It exposes the subtle Sophist, and drives
Divines mad. " ,
It is a complete code of Laws, a perfect
uouy oiuivinjiy,nn unpanuieiea iarrauve.
It is a book of Lives. .
' It is a book of Travels.
It is a book of Voyages. ' i
It is the best Covenant that ever was'
agreed to, the best Deed that ever was seal.
"tin -iiio i3i i3
a need, tne best wilt that ever was made.
It is the best Testament that ever was
signed. '- r -."'.'.'
It is Wisdom to understand it ! to be ig
norant of it is to be awfully destitute ! ! . .
It is, the King's best copy, and the Ma
gistrate's best rule.
It is the housewife's best Guide, and the
servant's best Instructor. '
' It is the young man's best Companion.
It is the school boy's Spelling book.
. It is the learned man's Master-piece.
; It contains a choice Grammar for a no
vice, a profound Mystery for a sage.
It is the ignorant man's Dictionary', and
the wise man's Dictionary." . ,
It affords knowledge of Witty Inven
tions, and it is its own interpreter.
' It encourages the Wise, the Warrior,
and the overcomes
It promises an eternal reward to the ex.
cellent, the Warrior, and the Prevalent
And that which crowns all is, that the
Without Partiality, and without Hypo.
"With whom thero is no variableness,
neither shadow of turning," IS GOD !
SIGNS OF DRUNKENNESS.
Mr. Cozzens, keeper of the American
Hotel, in New York was recently awit
ness in a case before a Court Martial, when
the following dialogue ensued between him
and the defendant's counsel :
You say that Deus was drunk i
f . What do you mean by being drunk t
s Why he was in liquor.- " ,
How do you know that he was in liquor,
or drunk 1 , t '
..,' Why IVe kept a hotel for twenty years,
and know when I see a man or examine
his bill, whether he is drunk or not
' . Well, describe what it is tobe drunlc.r
Why there are various shades of drunk
enness. . " '
What are they 1
: Why, for instance, some men get exci.
. What produces that , state of drunken.
Champangne or Burgundy, two dollars
Well, go on what next t ' ,t
Some get slewed. - .
On what? . t 7
' On gin, one shilling per' grass,' , to TJe
sure. " " -j
Go on- .-" 'a '
' Some get corned.
What docs that T . ; - t .,m
- Rumgood old rum, certainlyt 1:
r Proceed,' sir. '.
Some get simply drunk 4hat's done by
whiskey toddy. ; ' ;
The next stage t " .
' The next stupidly, on been , v ,v
. Go on. :' 1
Some get loquaciously drunk, and 'are
still able to walk. . t? , . M;i .
How is that done? -x .
By good wine. . i . '
What is the next stage T . '
Some cet sentimentally drunk ,look inter
esting, able to walk", jlut tak thick. This
The next . . . ' -
Some eet pugnaciously drunk on brandy,
and walk, talkand fight like , fury, and
tome get dead drunk, and blind drunk,: lay
in the gutter, think they see stars a, noon
day, ano teel upwards . lor ine grouna.
This is dun by mixing and drinking all
sorts of liquors, at all prices. "
; Well, sir, what state was my client in 7
Well, I dontknow. Ho was not blind
drunk, nor dead drunk. I should think be
was r"Tncioasly drunk.
V can stand aside", sir. 1
From ths Youth's Cabinet
MART MILLER & HELLEN PARKS,
ob tbs roixr of discostent. ?k
Many years ago I read a story which il
lustrated the folly of discontent It was in
poetry but here is the substance of it, in a
dress of plain prose. .
A farmer's daughter, I will call Mary
Miller, was permitted to take a walk in the
fields one Saturday evening. Sho' had
been to school all the week, and this privi.
lege delighted her very much. She soon
kit the dusty road, and rambled from hil
lock, to hillock gathering the flowers which
pleased ber fancy. Sometimes she watch,
ed the glassy brook, and listened to the
merry birds. , Sometimes she bounded after
the gay" butterfly, , and then ran., to pick
some flower whose gnudy colors attracted
her eye. In short wherever her light heart
prompted, her nimble feet carried her,
r- She was near the road-side, when ahe
saw a clittenne coach pass slowly by.
There was no one in it but a little girl about
Mary's age. A driver sat in front, guiding
the sleek horses, which trotted in their rich
harnesses. When, the girl wished to stop,
he instantly cliecked themwhenshe wished
to go forward , they started at his word. A
footman was on -hiajstand' behind. If the
little girl saw a ''flower Tn i the ficld7br by
the road side, she had only to speak and
the carriage stopped while the footman ran
to fetch it In short she seemed to have no
wish uncrratificd. As Marv looked unon
lightness, and her spirits their gaiety, and
her face its smiles She; walked gloomily I
along, and with sour looks and pouting hps,
she entered her mother's humble dwelling.
"Have you not had a delightful walk,
mv child I" said she. - ., '
'lh nrt anirl Manr iuH oh if n T I
. . . . . -1
came along in ber carriage, and
when I saw how happy she appeared, with
her coachman and footman to wait j upon
her, and remembered that I was a "poor
girl, and must always go afoot and wait
upon myself, I could hardly help crying.
If she wanted any thing, she had only to
speak, or point to it, and the footman in.
stantly brought it to her. . But when I saw
something I wanted, if it was ever so far
off", I must go and get it myself. I don't
mean to walk out by that road any more."
Her fretful voice was scarcely hushed,
when Mrs. Parks came in.
" How did your daughter enjoy her ride
this afternoon 1". said Mrs." Miller, when
her wealthy guest had thrown herself lan
guidly upon an uncushioned chair.
Here the reader should know that Helen
was lameTsothat she had notrwalkedfbr
several years. .. , '
" She would haye enjoyed it pretty well,"
said the lady in a tone of condescension,
"but just as she came to where she had the
finest prospect, she saw" a little girl skip,
ping about the fields; She watched her
nappy movements as she ran wherever her
fancy led her, and when she remembered
that she could never enjoy herself thus,
she said she could scarcely , restrain her
tears." "You cannot "think said she
" how sad it was to feel that I must be lifted
Into the carriage whenever I wish" to take
the air ; and when I see a pretty flower, I
can never pick it myself, but .must wait till
some one who works for money, can go
and fetch it to me." " I watched the hap.
py girl," said she, "for a few minutes, as
she danced so gaily among the birds and
flowers, and then ordered the footman to
bring rheli few daises which grew by the
road side; but I soon threw them away,"
she added ; for I could not bear to look at
them. She directed the coachman to drive
home, that her feelings might no longer be
aggravated by the sighfof pleasure which
she could not share. When the footman
brought her in, and placed her carefully
upon the sofa, she laid her, face upon my
lap, and wept profusely. " Mother," said
she; " I will never- ride out, by those fields
again." ,-. "i'v"'i ;-.
Asiatic Proverbs.""!, fear God, 'and
beside Him I fear none, but that man who
fears Him not. . - ' . -
"He who knows not hk Maker,
know himself."1 nr
..."To sin once is too much : but a thou
sand acts of dcvotionlowardsGod aremot
sufficient to. honor Him.
' "Ifa'manforsawhis end and his exit
frorrrlife, he would abhor his actions, and
their deccitfulncss. '
"Life is a sort of sleep, from which ma.
ny awake in death.
" Ihe orphan not tne person wno nas
lost his father, but he who has neither wis
dom nor a good education. ;
VWant of good sense, is worse than all
thodegreesof poverty . - ,
"Nothing so eflectually hides what we
are as tilenee. ?- -
"He Who has least wisdom, has most
There no greatness of soul in avenging
oneself. ' 1 ,
"The heart of a fool is in his mouth, and
the tongue of the wise man is in his heart
ij? Envy has no rest. -' -
"The desire of revenge is a constant
hindrance to a happy and contented life.
"When you are in prosperity, you need
not seek other revenge against him whoenyys
yon, than the mortification he has from it
"There is no disease so dangerous as the
want of common sense. "
'"Nothing "so much resembles flowers,
planted on a dunghill, as the good which
is done to an ignorant or worth lass
From the Phcnlx, (Edinburgb.)J
, 4 1 THE PROPHET OF 1770.
Let us suppose ourselves carried back
seventy years in the stream of time, and to
live again, the' youthful subject of tho young
King George II. Let us likewiso ima.
ginothatin those, days the divine spirit of
prophecy had come upon us, unveiling to
our sight the events of the future. In seven
years from this time, the British empire
shall be rent in twain, (American war in
1776.) " In fifteen; years man shall rue
from the earth and fly through tho air,
(invention of balloons in 1780.) In twen.
tv years the French monarchy, tho oldest
that ever was, and now flourishing, shall
como lo an end. A. virtuous prince (Lou.
is XVI. 1783.) not yet king, shall, in twen.
ty.threo years, lay down his life on the
scaffold t his wife and sister shall share the
same fate.' '
In those same days, news shall travel
with the speed of the wind, and wliat was
done at mid-day shall be known at the fur
thest bounds of the kingdom ere the- sotting
oi iiiu buii um xeiegnipn, in
twenty-six years a conqueror shall arise
(Bonaparte,) who shall water his horses at
the Nile, the Jordan, tho Tagus, and the
Borysthencs. This conqueror shall re.
store tlechair-of St Peter, and -throw
down what he had restored, (dethronement
of Pius VII.) Finally, he whom tho world
could not contain, shall die a captive on a
u.u a. :.i :' c.
midst of the vast ocean ; a few feet of earth
his empire, a willow his nwnument
In those days metals shall be ftfuiid'which
float on the water, and burn under it; (so.
djum and potassiun, discovered by Sir II.
Davy.) Ships shall -ntem - the OTmiest
. 1 . 1 . . 1 -
OCeUn. WllllOUi SUll Or OUrS . I SlCUm 81111)8. 1
iiie Bpcea 01 nie wiuu locoiuoiive
gines.) The ordinary speed of the wind
is 35 miles an hour : that of the engines on
the Great Western Raihvayi39.j Men
shall be conveyed from India to the migh
ty Babylon in a month, from America in
ten days; from one end of England to the
other in eight hours. Bridges shall Jiang
by a chain over the sea, while roads shall
be made under it ; (the Menaj. Bridge and
the Thames Tunnel.) The very beasts in
those daysjshall have laws to protect them.
Those days shall be days of great light.'
Men shall plough withont horses--( steam
plough ;) they shall spin without hands
(power loom ;) they shall calculate -by
wheels (Babbage's . machine" ; the sun
shall e ngrave for them the Dagucrrotype
they shall write with lightning electric
telegraph.-Oner machine-shall print-in
one hour many thousand books, each or
which shall take a man'mny days to read ;
and a man may buy a book for a penny ;
for a penny he may send it to the ends of
the empire. They shall read the rocks
instead of books geology, and decipher
the history of beings which lived and died
ere man existed. ; In the heavens new stars
shall be discovered ; some sisters of the
earth; some brothers of the sun; the
planets, five in number, discovered since
the American war ; and the double stars by
Sir WflhaWHerschcT;yand of all the co
lors of the rainbow. In those days,-likewise,
they shall read the Pyramids;
Young's and Champollion's discoveries.
They shall find out the mouth of the Niger
and the Magnetic pole ; the way of every
thing shall have been discovered but die
way to he happy. '
- Thanks be to God, that has been made
shown to the humblest reader ' of tho
Bible. It should be" : our business to ex
tend the knowledge of every member of the
Singular case of Somnambulism. A
man, very respectable in his station as a
working jeweller, lived with an only child,
a daughter, in quiet and comfort, putting
aside all his earnings beyond that which
was applied to household expense, in order
to supply her cot when she would bo mar-
ried to a man in her own station : but for
some lenjgth of time, he had observed
that he was robbed, that articles entrusted
to him to alter; that gOkl given toJiinT fof
tlie purpose of rnanufactureing into jewel-
jery, vanished betweenthe night and the
morning The poor jnan. borelhiafor
some months; but alter having disbursed
all that which he had laid aside for his
daughter's portion, in replacing articles of
which he became convinced that child had
robbed him, he steeled his heart against all
her protestation of innocence, and diove
her from his presence. On the following
day he again missed an object of value,
which she could not have purloined. 1 he
second night he broke a wine glass on the
table of his bed-room, and having; gathered
the large fragments . retired to hed. To
ward daybreak he woke up .tormented by
a pain in his foot, when he found he had in
it apiece of broken ghfss. This proved
that he must have been standing upon the
table, he then remounted it. and was con
victed that he was himself a sleep-walker,
and that be had judged his child unjustly as
he found hid behind a cornice in the roof,
just above the table, all the jewels and trink
ets which he had lost It is needless to
add with what affection be again sought his
child, or with what tenderness he restored
her to that place in his bosom which she
bad never forfeited. Pari paper. ; .
"Of all vices, vanity , and a love of con
tention are the most dMca!tto be correct.
How to bet a Lie afloat. The Phila
delphia Gazette in the following article has
given us a happy exemplification of the man
nerin which scandal and falsehood is propa
gated. We commend U to the attention of
the " whited sepulchres" who'scem to have
no higher employment than in blasting the
reputation of those better than themselves.
" It was rumored that tomcbody connected
with some institution, was about to do tome
thing in the way of explosion or departure.
Nobody could tell any body about it; no
names were mentioned by the tender-heart.
ed parties who may havo conceived and
propagated tho slander; all was mystery;
and the grim rumor went from lip to lip
with the rapidity of summer lightning. Mr.
Nokes met Mr. Stokes and took him o' ono
side placed his finger into a button hole,
and his mouth over the tympanum of Stokes'
ear. "Have you heard tho news I ask,
have your ;
"Nov '-Heavens! '. what is it 7 ,You
alarm mc; what is it?" '
"I may rely on secrecy!" "
"Certainly you may. Who is it 7 when
was it 7 what is it 7"
"Why, the fact is this I havrVit from
good authority, but I name no party some,
lady has done something !"
" Great powers ! you doni say so!
says ""Stokes,' throwing up his hands and
eyes with a, look of wonder aril surprise,
M Oh ! the folly of sinners !" , 7
It is too true every body will tell you
"And thus tho rumor gains ground. Ev-i
ery man you meet is big with nothing; the
great ball of mendacity gathers impetus as
it rolls on, until at last, the whole stujen
dous, shadowy lie, departs into thin air.
(Seriously , is not this an all-surhcient ar
gwnent against the diffusion of rumors,
.. v,:..i. ,i. ,i...i rix..ii-- :
blasted breath, is," without a name 7" .They
who think to gain any .thing by such occu
luted and unkennelled defumation, or who
would denounce the press for opposing it,
know even less of reason than they do of
justice. . x i
II I . M,
A Mother's love. While on an excur
sion among the islands of Penobscot Bay,
during the. geological survey of 1837, we
passed, in the (Jastma revenue cutter, over
the spot where the ill-fated steamer Royal
Tar was burned a year or two before. It
will be recollected that it was the Castine
cutter under the command of Cant Dyer
that came to the relief of tlie passt.ngcr of
the Royal Tar. Among other incidents of
the melancholy day, Capt Dyer related to
me the following ,
There was among others, a young moth.
cr with a child at her breast. As sue was
standing on the deck, the elephant, for it
will be recollcted there was a caravan on
board, maddened with fright and pain,
struck the child, while clasped at its moth
er's bosom uch-a blow; as to sever the
greater part of its head'from the body. The
sailors wrenched the. mutilated babe from
its mother's armsj andthrew it into the sea
and thrust the mother irita the boat. For
many days afterwards the poor mother was
frantic, constantly calling for her child.
To appeisehcr, the family in whose care
she Was, made an image oi a child out pi
a pillow and some children's clothes. This
in her bewildered state,4 the mother Would
rock, and tend, and sing lullaby to, and
talk to, as if it had been her owirdear babe,
until she recovered from the derangement
brc"UghiUmJby her sufferings, and awoke to
the full consciousness of "the bereavemeinV
- ' -?H
Yocng Sucxebs. Report has hecjislan.
dered as a common liar,-but the follow ing is
no doubt true. i
Report saith that the industrious ladies
of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, when
they are obliged to- go out to work in the
cornfields and to leave Jlieir children unat
tended at home, moke use of tho following
nrlmirnhln rnntrivniifR tn mippiy thf- young
with nourishment, and, at the same time,
to prevent serious accidents. First, they
place the child on its hick in tho centre of
the floor, theri thev take a twine striim and
I lie n piece of fat bacon to one end of it, and
thewherend they taston to tlie mlaut s great
toe The babyf having the box-ow jpkeed
and ifj-dtiring the mothers absqnee, it hap
pens to draw the meat . into its' throat, it
naturally gives a kick, the motion of the feet
jerks the twine, "and the lump of fat is pul
led out in time to prevent suffocation, thus
preventing them frouubeing "gone suck
ere." By this means the services of a
child's nurse are dispensed wjth and the
mammas can leave home for hours without
feelinb any apprehensions for the little cher
ub's safety. , Thus, while the mother earns
sustenance and health by the sweat of her
brow,jthc little suckers live upon the fat of
the land. Pic
Don't believe a word of it- Nobody but
a crusty old bachelor would ever have told
such a tale upon the "good dames" of Mary
land. J .
Whipping the Devil Round the Stump.
Some scamp recently cut down a liberty pole
at Burlington, Vt He was caught and
compelled to trot round the stump a number
of times, taking the cowhide at every step.
Prentice calls this" whipping the devil round
the stump." '
'The Legislature of Connecticut has pass
ed an act abolishing capital punishmest, and
substituting insprisorsnest for life.
POLITICS OF THE DAY.
From th Madiaonian,
VAN BURENfSM RESPONDED TO
BY THE BRITISH BANKERS.
Attention Working Classes!!
' Mr. Buchanan's speech on the Sub-Trca-8ury
seems to have been read and appre
ciatcd by the Bankers in England. It will
be recollected that Mr. Buchanan "cited the
following cases :
"It was but the other day I saw an ex.
tract from an English paper, w hich stated
that whilst the cutlery manufactured in,
Germany was equal in quality to the Eng.
lish, it was so reduced in price that the lat.
ter would have to abandon the manufacture
altogether." p. 14.
It has wen repeatedly shown that the
cause of this low price of tho German
ware, was that tlie cost of production was
less labor being but about seven fence
a'day. - . . ; . ,J.
Again, Mr. Buchanan said !
2. " In Germany, where the currency
is purely metallic, and the cost of every thing
is reduced to a hard money ttandnrd, a piece
of broabcloth can be manufactured for fif
ty dollars, the manufacture of which, in
our country, from the expansion of our
paper currency would cost one hundred
dollars.'!. .. .
-Well, again, wages are low, living is
cheap and poor, farmers get less than ours
for their wool, and active capital is more
abundantjn Germany Aanhere.- Ameri
can States frequently go to Holland to bor
row money to establish fixtures here.
But, said Mr. Buchanan i " reduce our
nominal to the real standard of prices
throughout the world, and you cover, our
country with trfesstngs aiidbenents;11-
Well, the method of doing this was the
th " requiring specie in all receipts and
expenditures of the Government,'' which
would diminish imports, lock surpluses, if
any, in the vaults of the depositaries, cramp
the banks, diminish the currency, reduce
labor and prices to tho Standard of prices
in hard money countries. To say nothing
of other effects, one would be tho accom
plishment of that condition for the laboring
man, who, in Saxony, with his loom, and
his wife and daughters to assist him, could
not in 1831 possibly earn overdone dollar
per week. That, we should think , was a
reduction of wages down to the lowest
point of human sustenance, affording a
clue tcr the plan by which Mr. Buchanan
would have us compete with foreign coun
tries. . - ' " '
According to the London Bankers' cir- -
cular of June lost, brought out by the Great
Western, Mr. Van Burcn's policy has done
something towards accomplishing the o.b-
ject desired by Mr. BiichfrnaflTauof we sup.
pose of course, by all. the advocates or the
Sub-Treasury scheme which Mr. Van Bu
ren has concocted out of the joint wisdom
of twenty-two foreign governments.
The London Bankers have proclaimed
that " the price of manufacturing labor in
the United States has fallen more than one.
third from the scale of 1830-7," and as
" capitalists lower profits on stock when
laborersink thcirwages7a some kinds of
American cotton goods have undersold sim
ilar goods made imLancashire. The same
is said of " hatchets" made in the U. S.-
But- we cannot undersell the British in
oilier articlesjbecause as the Bankers af
firm, taking Mr. Buchanan's argument,
wages in the U Sr;JjAye not y been- ..
pressed down jo THffojTfts 007'
Locofoco-Fedcralists, . re-echoed by thcix
British friends; viz : that America can nev.
er be prosperous until laborers and their
families can work from fifty cents to one I
dollar per week or, until poor men can
work all day for a sheep's head and pluck,
and sleep under a cart at night
We call tho attention 1t tho working
classes pf-the U-Stelie following ex
tract: i v-' '
From the Bankers' Circular, London, Juno 26. -
There are, however, other circumstan
ces arising out of the 'pcrplclfed monetary
affairs Of b -litw1 Stntra-whirh tha Hrrt.-r:
ish manufacturers should consider .however
disagreeable it may be to us to be the means
of calling their attention to them. The
price of manufacturing labor in the U. States
has fallen, we believe, more Uian one4nird
from the scale of 1836-7. Ons consequence
of tlu is tc reduce the cost of production',
for capitalists lower profits on stock, when
laborers sink their wages, we are credi- ,
bly informed that some kind of cotton
goods manufactured in the Northern States
of the Republic can be brought to England,
pay the import duties and other charges,
and be sold in the Manchester market at
ten per cent under the present low prices
of similar goods made in Lancashire. .
From the samo authority we learn that
hatchets made in the United State can bo
sold in Birmingham, so as to pay a much
higher profit to the importers than the
'piece-goods from the same country would
afford when sold in Manchester. We havo
heard of nothing which threatens to en
trench upon the woollen and worsted, silk,
pottery i-s linen and hosiery branches uf
British manufactures; but the foregoing
facts we consider to be ominous and unto,
ward indications of forthcoming rivalry
which cannot fail, in the course of a brief
space of time, to affect some of the mog
flouninngtsf oar manufacturing jntertsuj.. t.
,We believtitffie Cftryperjavj of se-"
t-ere prestu?P the fattsrics- of th9 United
' ' ..i
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