in advance, Two dollar,
i" Till fifty tfu. be clartl. ,t.
atNT, insrrtrd nt $1. for the first an 25 ctj
i Erlacb-Mbucm insertion. Court orders chirged
I 'lifirighVr thar. ; W6e rates., A liberaUeduc
1 ,M to tbdse wlio.advcnise by the year.
Umt'3 to llie Editors tturt be post paid.
' , .11 Jli- ;rfeg
Vrom e re.rtH)lvai.ia Inquirer.
rj'" TO . -
TbciT u ln flrievin8 Jwhn ,
Fbf what we have not got,
it to be contented, John,
Wbitever be our lot. '
ill U.not. golden treasure,
Tb at bappineM K'ill bring ;
All California will not buy
One draught Train lovcp sweet prin.
You think it-dull Oi holm
Not .rnucb to ilt. you inY
TruV.'it in utornry -enther, now,
tWit will eoon I May.
! - '''! A.
Must" think of little. MaryT
I Dear, helpless -little thing
How could you.cond leave her -
But 'two years old last spring.
Her golden hair i soft as silk,
. .' .i i til ...
Vt She 'sayri eo $wtetly " Father, dear.
You; must not go away'
:1'ben'fct us' trust in God, John,
ri:'-': Kp4 try' to serve' nim too ; ;
And Me wlro feeddl ihe little birdB,
Will, Burc, take care f you:
ArMt. f -
Fritn the Peniifjylvania Inquirer.
TI(E DldJNITV OF LABOR.
,Tri:c aiitl false I'ridc.
i-'ilfall tho cauKcH wlncn corispire tu. blind
W'' erring judgment fund mimcud the mind,
Vjtt th wt uk head with strongest bia rulcB,
If. Pridethat neVt-r-faKung vice of IooIh.
" Inn- lrt'gg.'tf priiji' di'frlriud her daily cheer,
TolUnl one Hnletidid ttun(Uft once a year."
j j; A; fcar,fui mistake cx st3 in some minds to lho
that there is deirradatron in honest itidus-
Gencratly speakilng, the error is the. result
offaTio education. Children are taught that
this- .p rp ploy mentis nql respcctable7tnji that not
gentVci and thus, at length, they fancy it is
leltet to be- idlo paupef gentlemen, if we may
It ftlh wed such an expression, than industri
ous ird independent citizens. And whajt, after
all, (s b gentleman so called,' who has neither
the fijeans, the energi nor the capacity to earn
I livel Hood 1 Our great cities are thronged
with; ificl i unfortunates--for, as already stated,
j thtay-aria the victims oj" erroneous education and
I falis bride. We fear that the gentler sex are
re4phjjiblcj for much of this error, the old as
rwcii as luo youngs tno motuers as well as the
j daMlhtfers. , Let any oi
ie mingle in a circle of
il.det kith r
to intelligence, respec-
lability! and refinement, and ascertain their
4 views upon this subjett learn from the moth.
srt ,fhe!clas8 f citizens! they would have as can-
I Hiusiva iiui iuuii ruaui:uivra nanus, auu irom ine
wnjoteis the professions and callings whence
ihey wduld select I heir iuitorsj The result will
jrerify out theory.1 A gentleman in name and
; ly proUssion, although he njay be an idler,
tl lrtllflblf Willi a l(lfrArli wilt In mnal'xniA. to
I considered 44 bettor society " than a store keep.
I er, ajttizin, a manufacturer, or a mechanic, be.
taut? incie classes in jmying auo attention to
icjsl are perhaps, neglectful of some of the
niceios ind superfluities of fashionable life.
But.jwe epcat, the crrdr is with the parents.
Cbiifjrcti aro not madto distinguish between
Cilaet kaL true pride between theignity of la
bor Ud he degradation of idleness. The sons
( rill rr eu become ashamed of the employ,
nrriifcfflieir fathers, while tho daughters, as it
T tx 4ien happens, wil) 'shriuk, color and blush
I iboul ti ch 'employment ho especially pointed
out Wthejm. m We may
jo wrong, but we regard
111 ibis ii altogether abslird, improner. affected
ind Sunwise J If a marJ bo the architect of his
: Cwn'.forrune. and from ind'uronrp in nUlnonVa .v
i f 9. ej (Torts of his own toil, energy and perscver-
:es should be referred to
rtlehsurc and;etuliation, rather than pain
'Wd mortification, ! l ar better thus to com
i' Hence al the bottom of ihe ladder
- "'-- auu note II u
uid steadily ioJts topmost round, than,
by sudden; wealth, to bo compelled to
wrcend by rdlenejj, imprudence and profligacy
l i-i. : i . ( . it
nctjon between fnlso and true pride, is
cietitly appreciated.1 The pride of
0nK integrity, intellect ahtf character is noble
f blq in its' nature, while that of mere
i Msn na money
I . j - l i '
is ilarrow, empty and un?!
ortnjL Our brethren! of theSouth we per-
ttitfiUL ;.X i.-:..:LL i !
imi u OKI r i" i i i ii ii if niki-iirpr hiiii ii iinri.
lla.iiF- ' U if , V . V V iserve what I found there to-dayl Thri ; the sovereign rights of the States :
JMoi of Kw'.Koglantl, tho Northern, Eastern 1 and sustains a population already from 10 ry 182
-l W ll States generally thrive abundantly, ! to I.OOOi The stranger is whilh ar0;L :' The same principle which this day in
th'emselvei fitted to any section of the i furnished ; with water power from fin imlffaces us to publish an address on the
I lajoi j .Vhy i$';h,' asks a leading journal- mense dam, costing 8250,000, and s In itiji Missouri question, leads us to give place
iiffcoorffia, mi1i iKa' Xmihnfn ioiA. ' self one of the most splendid pieces of" to; the following. Let the press be free.
J o far inferior to
the generous and gen.
, have so far outstripped
of the South
pattern. sisters t wealth, education, re-
!Wt arid ccncral improvement ?" His re-
I & i?i ;4 itlcnc" is!lhe curs of lhe South,"
-L P tlo irbiutd and ridiculous notion that man-
ij dishonorable, has been tho great
ijpoh that ppr
tron of ihe Republic
crime of idleness hun-
roung men who, but for
7,, f na nianulactu ers, slaying up for them
vc ana r
t . VIM It.
ren untold wealth, thus
ag- in our niWit thi mnn..
freie t ' j uitii, uiiuit
.ii l J .Vm' ' Clereyund industry of
.1.?',rsvShru,,y ftcWirefrom us. and' tvifh
nicKthoy LuiU ihctri
r-i vurcnes, Ana magnihccnt private
I,001! T!0 idea that ilor occupation is r
1 I -'H.l
0 f learned professions'. h
,p0Tcriyr idleness aiid crime, hundreds" ami '
Haicsimt javo assisted in building up j
Til ;1KWL1 ;A W Aimilffl .
-; :'''";"' ' : mi '1' - ' ' . :
BRUNER & JAMES, f .Ll . ' 'W , (
JxJ ' i ! f ' f KEEP A CHECK UPOX ALL VOCR ' 'iiifif& . i DO THIS, AXD LrBESTT IS SAFE."
tf,lhrx Sc Proprietors. I " 5 ! Rcleks. Qen'l Ilarruou. (
1 ' if .i p ! : -"w ----- - ..
J l i , it; ,11. , , , , ' . : , . J
the national wellth, and developing qjur vast
resources. Go lo the towns and villages hroot
our Southern States, and see who are the loaf
ers at the corners of the streejs! Aire they
not almost invariably men who fiave been driv
en by this low, vulgar prejudice into rofes.
ions already crowded, in consequence of which
for want of employment, they are forced to be
come loafersfashionable loungers.
This is speaking out in a frank and manlj
spirit. The South cannot realize and ait upon
the doctrine too promptly. The men who re
gard labor as unworthy and degrading.ithe so.
ciety that recognises and inculcates Jsuch, a
fearful error, cannot but become the Victims.
The "Mountain Banner" an intelligent journ
al published in North Carolina, takesup the
story and fallows it out with still more force;
" The standard of merit." says the editor! " cbril
sists not in a man's occupation, but Jn perform
ing his part well, whatever it may be whetb;l
er he act in the capacity of a blackstnith ojr
doctor, tailor, lawyer or merchant." This is
the true doctrine. Good lawyers are rightful
ly just as respectable as good .blacksmiths, or
good farmers, and not any more so they ire
all useful andvhonorableioccupationXatld he is
the most respectable who best performs pie du
ties of his vocation. -
Unfortunately, the delusion, the fals pride
to which we have adverted is not confined to
the South. It prevails extensively in the Nor
thern and Middle States, and especially in the
largo Atlantic cities. . We have alluded to it
again and again, but we fear with little; effect;.
The rivalry among neighbors, j nay, 'among
friends and families, is sometimes not onjy fear
ful, but fatal in its consequences. It isUo nai
tural for a-parent to imagine that his boy is pe;
culiarlyy"! bright" wonderfully precocious
is calculated to adorn any sphere or vfalk in1
life ! If the parent himself b rather deficientV
so much the worse, for he is the less capable
of judging. I And if again, he have, risen to
wealth from an humble position and small be
ginnings prjde, false pride, is apt to deceive
and bewilder?him, and to whisper 44 New that'
I have accumulated money why not, through
my family, dazzle mankind in professional life T
How common it is, to hear parents of moderate
means, talk of making their sons merchants
Question them upon the subject, and you will
find that their notions are quite confusedf They
forget that ote of two things is essential to a
merchant either wonderful adaptation! to bul
siness, an adaptation equivalent to capital or
ten, twenty dr thirty thousand dollars, by way
of a start. !We would not depress ant enter!.
j ' i
prising spirit? chill or check laudable ambition.
Far from it. I The young cannot look too high!
But we would teach them that industry! is esi
sential in any walk : and that where one mail
is successful through tiick, management and
luck, so called, ninety-nine reach the' top of
the ladder by toil, energy and persevcraince.
Better, in the first place, choose a profession1
adapted to the capacity, and having mastered
it, pursue it With zeal, activity and enterprise!
Far better bo a skilful mechanic than pan un-f
skilful physician far better be a thriving store
keeper than a briefless lawyer far better apl
predate the dignity of labor than the vanity of
5 The magic growth of the Jiew town off
Lawrence; located Ln Massachusetts, is
set forth injthe following extract from. a
letter to the New Jersey Advocate!:
44 In 1845 a comppny of capitalists in
Boston' made a purchase of some 300 a
cres of land about twelve miles Ibelow
Lowell, orj the Merrimack river, as a site!
for a new Manufacturing town. The next
year; or just three years ago, operations
were commenceui ine land was; occu
pied as a sheep pasture, and a poor one!
m B ' - - -
at that, only two or three farm houses;'
' Deino in existence in an area of males. ;
Just three years ago, Capital laid
i w m
masonry in this country, llunning Iroiri -
the canalr one mile long, from 00 ;to 100
feet wideund 12 feet deep. The lEssexj
Compajiy ! have a spacious machirfc shori
of stone, J04 feet long and 04 wide 4 sto-j
ries high.! Also a forge shop 232 feet by
55 feet, a foundry 251 by 90 feet-4ware-
hoijses, &c.. 415 feet by 43 and a pat
! tern housje 150 by 152. Stretching up-i
ward Irom this immense mass isacircu-!
hP'Stnnu fnatt rr kimnov 149 fpnl V, rrU I
These works will furnish fimnlnvmpVtt fi
i .J. crA . i . ' A
nijoui ouu men. a snuare or nncK tftnp.
ment has been erected for their wdrkmeri
.. . i - r- -
containing 50 hnnsns I
i rnt. a.i.: rs .,, , I
j j:ijb iiiatiuc cotton iinis nave now;
built and iare comnletinji 4 mills each 250 Ii
! feet loncriS stories hich 1 nicker nousesi
es, aggregate length G50 feet, clohs and
counting ITooms, &c, 400 feet longl 2 stojj
rooms, czc. 4UU teet Ion?; 2 stot
Also 1U diocks oi ooaruing -nouses:
1 1 1 ii 1 e 1 1! 1
for their !o beratives, making a
hand&omrt Krip.U'hnildin.cs. .3 stories hiirhi;
running oVfcr 2C00 feet in length, lit may
give some lca of4he extent cT bujldingsji
-.411 m -"-T7. j. -" fT ' -i i-7rr-z--i7'---. , -r V--
SALISBURY, N. ; C, THURSDAY, JULY 19, 1849.
to say that there are four and a half acres
of slate roofing.
j The Bay State Woolen Mills have 3
spacious blocks of boarding houses, each
250 feet in length, 3 stories. They have
bree, mills', each 200 feet long, eight sto
ries high, or 105 feet to the ridge pole. -tThey
have also a building 968 feet in
fength, with two- wings at right angles,
eacn 54u teet long, from 3 to 5 stones.
IWhen fully complete there will be a par-
alielogram of almost solid masonrv. 1000
eet by 400, and will be the largest wool-
n factory in the world. It will consume
,000,000 pounds of wool per annum. ;
But I can hardly give vou an idea of
pie immense factories and machine shops
Kyhich tower up in every direction. A
word or two of the town proper. It is
laid out in broad and regular streets, the
Mdes -planted with trees. A handsome
ark.of 18 acres occupies the centre of
the town. There are now over 1000 dwell
ings, many of them elegant residences.
iNme religious societies are organized, se
veral of them
alrfcady having erected i I
handsome church edifices. A large and
cbriunodious Town Hall is just complet
ing, at a cost of 60,000. A Bank is in
jsticcessful operation with a capital of
$250,000. Also a savings Bank and an
insurance Company. Three large and
Well conducted Newspapers are publish
ed here. There are 12 Dry Goods Stores,
5 Book stores, 21 Shoe stores, 35 Grocery
Stores, G Confectionaries, G.Apothecaries,
0 Jewelers, 19 Lawyers, eighteen Physi
cians, seven hotels, -and so on in every .de
partment of business. Gas works have
been erected at a cost of 830,000, witn
which the whole town will be lighted.
A sewer also runsthrough the place, for
the length of half a mile of solid masonry,
high enough for a man to walk in it erect
fpr the whole distance, and into this branch
sewers run from every street. A public
ibrary has been formed, which already
numoers auou volumes. I hree Kailroads
now run into the place and two more will
be completed this fall, opening communis
cation with the commercial emporiums iq
every point of the compass.
1 could nil up, with statistics, and facts
and descriptions of the town and its busi-
rtess, but this will suffice to give you some
thing of an adequate idea.
Remember that all this has been pro
duced in three brief years, from the un
promising materials of a desolate sheep
pasture, with not more than two houses
in sight, and I think you will bear me out
in saying that it is unparalleled in the his
tory of the world."
Curious Reminiscence. Ritchie once
Opposed to Slavery. Looking, a day or
two since, over an old file of the Richmond
Enquirer, for the year 1820, publishedy
tie present editor of the Union, we found
(says the Richmond Times) in a number
which was mostly full of the debates Jn
Congress on the Missouri question, then
in its crisis, a curious avowal of the edit
pr's opinions on the subject of slavery.
inable correspondent, using the signa
ture of 4 An Inquisitive slaveholder, proy
, r. c tV.,V 4
d, by many quotations from the Bible,!
that slavery was distinctly recognized and
sanctioned under the old Jewish policy.
The Enquirer published the essay with a
prefatory editorial, which we copy below.
It is at least amusing to observe, that
While the Enquirer, xf the present day,
holds every Whig press to be heterodox
Which hesitates to give assent to Mr. El
wood Fisher's pleasant argument, that the
slave States are richer than the free
States, such sentiments as the following
Were openly declared by the former editor
in the very midst of the great excitement
that pervaded the country on the Missou
ri! question. In the same paper
Contained this editorial, the first news was
1 .A '
given of the prospect of compromise at
j Washington, (the same which was car
rie.l into efiect,) and the editor bitterlyxHmadf !he.mer!o1 C a bevv of worn out
: vve coniess u to oe a very ingenious, eie-
! gant and forcible production.
i ! It may, too, have the good effect desir-
' ed by the author, of ' softening djawn
thr: tipprv pnth k nt nt tho H.aet whr
Cite the Bible, without reservation, as an
authoritv on all occasions for chanriner the
Southern people with inhumanity- and
y o o
who seem to have forgotten that the evil
-rl I t
; of(slavery has been too common; not
orifi fi r(fr t n rm rpl vr ;lnnn Vnt r vn fniinrl
amon? the ancient Hehrfiws.hv what
ill :! . t . .
i : i :
mvsienous aiSDensaiions u was so nermu-
ted. it is not for us to presume to coiviec-
i tiirp. Wr nrotst. however, and of that
i:Ki l ... .1 . .v 1 j ..-..i:
so many oiuers, mai we uo noi vmui-
cate servitude :. we wish no slave had
touched our soil : we wish it could be ter-
5j clre, before our God and our country,
; tliat we abhor its institution ; but what.:
inai we armor its institution : but Wnat,.;
Ei U..., 7 I. .1 ,1 :. i
1 . lI1s me question now r is
"j not a curse,, not chosen by our forefathers,
bat upon them, and 'entailed' unon our
selves? And does hot every man, unless
b be a fanatic, conceive how difficult it
is for us to be rid of it, in a manner con
sistent with future peace; and tranquility.
As to the extension of slavery beyond the
Mississippi, it is miserable cant ; it would
tend to soften thel evil and to accelerate
Verily thisis.asbad as Gen. Cass famous
prayer for 4 Abolition every where,' which
had so much prominence! in the canvass
The New York Globe publishes the
" Resolutions of the Democratic Gen
eral Committee" of that city, three of
which we annex:
3. Resolved, That President Taylor,
by allowing his name and influence to be
used for the benefit of the slave power,
at the close of the last session of Congress
has only violated the spirit of his pledge
not to interfere with "the action of Con
gress, but by threatening through his offi-
cial organ, to visit the 4 free soil party'
with his indignant frown, in case they
should do what southern members of Con
gress have done without incurring any
such frowns, has abundantly shown that
the cause of freedom in the now free ter
ritories of New Mexico and California,
has nothing to hope, but much to fear
from the present national administration.
4. Resolved. That to protect this great
interest, and to ensure in the other re
spects a sound administration of public
'affairs ; it is ; indispensable that there
should be a re-union of the democratic
party, and that we hail with unmingled
satisfaction the beginnings of this re-union
in the measures lately taken in Wis
consin, Vermont and several other States.
5. Resqlved, That we have observed,
with pleasure, varibusindications, through
the press, and in other forms of a,gener-
ai rfes:Pft rOP si1pk n.nninn in thp.Mpmn
cratic masses of this State ; and while,
as a committee, we disclaim all authori
ty or right, to propose, or to receive terms,
of union, to or from pur former political
associates no such power having v been
delegated to us by our constituents we
think it proper, on the present occasion,
to declare our readiness, as individuals,
cordially to co-operate in all just, equal
and honorable measures to promote this
We recommend the above to the earn
est consideration of southern democrats.
They will see it here proclaimed by their
own brethren that the; enemies of the
South' have nothing to hope, but much to
fear from Gen. Taylor's administration.
They will see the recent anti-slavery al
liance of both hrahches of the Vermont
Democracy hailed 44 with unmingled sat
isfaction &c. It is evident that Democ
racy at the North has parted company
forever with its old allies. Let the South
look to itself and sustain its own sons.
From the Stvannah (Go) Republican.
44 To Taylor Democrats." We find the fol
lowing letter in the Charleston Mercury, taken
originally from the Rennsytxanian.) which pur-
porta to be from Dr. J. C C. Blackburn, of
U ra , r . ColinI in lhia Slalfi ,0 tha notori.
ous Geo. Lippard, of Philadelphia :
Knoxville, (Crawford Co.) Ga., June 2, 1849.
Sib : In my last Union, I noticed a letter
from you addressed to President Taylor, which
breathes naught but a spirit of unalloyed pa-
triotism. Like you, L as well as thousands of
the democrats of Georgia, were induced to give
the 44 Hero of Buena Vista" my support, by the
syren song of 14 no party. ' I-have a letter in
my hands from General Taylor, which utterly
repudiates tho entire political creed of the
Whig parly proper. And upon the strength of
the declarations therein contained, I not only
voted for him, but advocated his election pub-
! liclv in nearly every county in the State. And
now bow deep and poignant must be my re- foco papers. There is a perfect accord in sen
gret, when I see him shrinking from the lofty iimeni as well taction between the Abolition
import of his pledges, aud suffering himself to ist3 and Locofocos in every section of the Un
! poiiuoai uacKS. jlu you uui mom uo numj
! merits a castigation from the Democrats who
j supported him ? Answer this, and believe me
to be truly your co-laborer.
-. 'Very respectfully, &c
x J. C. C. Blackhuk, M. D.
George Lippard, Esq.
Thislettor is going the rounds of lho Demo
cratic press under the caption which heads this
article. We have noticed a paragraph in the
Washington, Union giving the substance of it,
and also in the Georgian, taken from the Newark
F.n?lf nnrl ?miht less : it has been
" t t ;-- I
r I.1 ...- V,. l-,,r,n 1 1. i
- . ' . .
j C. C. Blackburn M. u. lie attended
; fce medical lectures in Philadelphia some two
! u... r. ..- , imav
Wllllcia alio . uui UUI 1 1 iuc icnu uiiuci
t ii, nrnaJ.u rpnmeianro! II.
; qujte a young man, being about twenty -three
' y f 1T . 1 ;
I or rwenty-four years .iaf ae,. We take it upon
I nnrsott-Ac rhroCnrp. An sv. lht iViptp is hnrdtv
a man in Georgia who is not more worthy
' t . 1 ' .1:, 4 f rv ,J .
: ueuci iuau mis oamc m. u.
e do not
believe that there is one word of truth in his
letter. We believe thKt it is false from the be
getting to the end. ii is not necessary for us
to give the reason upon which this remark is
founded, yet we are able and ready to do
When called upon by the proper person.
Doubtless the Doctor will feel much obliged to
our forbearance, i We are silent lor the
.u; MJX;n -flir rmn..
u ; mised- To save the fcrrev heirs of a virtuous
: agC(j father from going down to the grave.
J As in aArnratitMT ifid election of Gen. Tavlor
, ih nearly every county in this State," we need
I rinty say that the people In these counties know
VOLUME VI NUMBER 11.
this is not so. Dr. T. was not heard of in the
canvass, or, if he was. it was in some retired
corner, from whence his name never travelled
It is by such proof! as the foregoing letter
that the opposition attempt to convict the Hero
of the Rio Grande of "violated pledges." It
is thus that they attempt to drive from his side
those independent' and pattiolic citizens, who
preferring their country to party, came out and
nobly supported him. They will fail in their
undertaking. The men who thus sustained
Gen. Taylor are full grown men men of nerve
and determination, who are not easily frighten
ed or driven from their position. It is said,
that those who stand upon slippery places
make nice of no vile hold to stay themselves
up. Such is pre-eminently truo in regard to
the factious attacks of the opposition. They
feel the ground giving way under them, and
make nice therefore of no slander, however
monstrous, to hang a hope upon, or to stay up
A JUST PROVIDENCE AND A RIGHT
The Columbus (Miss.,) Whig, in some inter
esting reflections upon that eventful hour in the
history of Gen. Taylor and his country, the bat
tle of Buena Vista makes the following extract
from a letter wiitten by the old hero on the eve
of the battle :
"This may be the last communication you j with four times its usual average. We
will receive from me ; I have been stripped by ; began to suspect that the cheap excur
the government of regular troops, and reduced sions to France have done it all, for it js
in volunteers ; and thus stripped, and at the ; very strange that an Englishman canrJbt
mercy oi ine- roe, have been expected to retreat
nut l snail do neither. 1 care not
for myself, but feel deeply for the noble sol
diers who aro about to be sacrificed for their
country; shall stand still and give them battle,
relying on a Just Providence for a right result."
Such sentiments, we agree with the Whig
exhibit one of the noblest characters on the re
cords of history, a spirit, calm under the gross
est provocation ; inflexible in its allegiance to
duty ; fixed as rock in all its purposes ; full of
courage and full of humanity. The result of
Buena vista proved that such a spirit is not
presumptuous in looking with confidenco to the
Almighty for support.
Says the Whig :
44 The justice of providence on which he per
iled every thing, at Buena Vista, vindicated it
self in something more than his delivery in the
hour of battle instead of being buried amid the
wreck of that eventful day, it next anniversary
beheld him in a triumphal progress towards the
Capitol of the nation. A wise providence has
seen fit to assign to him a weightier commis
sion than the discomfiture of foreign enemies.
He has been called by the people to restore the ' you don't believe it turn to the Acts print
country of Washington to its pristine purity, j ed bv authoritv. and on narre 110 rnirl
and to re-conduct the ship of state to her an
cient moorings. 4 Fir6t in war,' his high aim
is to. bring back the country to that peaceful
policy from, which revolutionists bad seduced
her, making him in more senses than one 4 first
in peace.' That he should have encountered
opposition in this patriotic enterprise is not re
markable, but that such a man, the author of
sueh a letter, should have been visited with
such vulgar denunciation, misrepresentation
and abuse as is heaped upon him by the demo
cratic press, argues a state of political depravi
ty that we were not prepared for. We much
doubt whether Robespiere excited more re
morseless fury, than is vented by the Washing
ton Union and kindred prints upon Gen. Tay
lor. It is truo. that democratic cruelty is not
marked with blood, but the animus is the same
in kind and degree. He has been charged
with imbecility, treachery, falsehood anj cru
elty, and the whole vocabulary cf scurrilous
abuse has been showered on him."
The Abolitibnisls on Gen. Taylor. The
Boston Republican, the organ of the Abolition,
j ists, holds the following language respecting
. the Presfdent of the United States :
j No public man in our history no, not one
', has played so deceitful a political gme as has
j this honest Gen. Taylor. His whole political
life has been only a series of inconsistencies.
If any public man ever richly deserved to have
hypocrisy branded upon and burned into his
forehead, that public man is Zachary Taylor.
This is very much like ihe language employ.
ed by the Richmond Enquirer and other Loco
ion. Both denounce Gen. 'I aylor with vulgar
coarseness which we. Consider a strong re
commendation of him to all patriotic and right-
A Specimen of OJicc-hohlers. Mike Walsh
has published a letter in the New Yoik Des
patch, in the course, of which he makes the fol
lowing extraordinary statement.
It will be recollected that Mike has not on
ly always belonged to the "-faiibfijl," hut has
been freely admitted behind the curtain in the
Democratic ranks. He is therefore fully " post-
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a f I a nirpe nnvihin" hut a 1 1 a 1 1 e r t : j if picture
td up, aaa speaks citiicuiy uu tuc ui-u.
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ine kind oi omce-ooiu.-i icccuuy !".--....
the public crib, and the services they rendered
i an ruf urn fiT their nav. Truly., when such a
is ! ttfl of thioffs existed, it was time tor a re-
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If those "beauties, which Alike put at s in
such L'lowinU Colors, have not already been dlS-
of missed, their lease-hold on office has, no doubt.
ere this, 44 dwindled to the shortest span, and
their removal will, no doubt, aff rd a tine theme
for ther-Jeremiadi of the Union over the decap
itation of this ptecious set of" babes of grace
There Wre over thirty of those beastly hire-
so lings irt the customhouse of this city alone, the
whole rff vhosc duty, until very recently, eon
sisted in going -once a month af:er their fat sal
aries. Whenever a swindle of more than usu
al enormitv has been projected by the proprie
tors and PJler Funks of any of our race-rourses,
all those protectors of the national revenue
roiirht be seen
mounted on noise im. y
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t in Mheir pocket and a ck
i to knock down the first
club in their nana, uau
whVtnanifestcd any Idipleamreai being rob--r
bed ' , - -' i - i f
If a prize-fight was to bs fought any whera t
the backers of the respective combatants must
furnish expenses, and fifty or a hundred dollars
a piece for a numbcr!ufihem,and the collector
or surveyor promptlygranted thrm the requi
site leave of abseuce," soma of them, who
in addition to being in I he customhouse, are
also in the sheritTs oflice, always managed
manors with that moral and order-loving per--konagp,
on those occasions, in such manner
that during their lawless mission thrj rntJit
lose none of their income in that establishment
either. If an actor wanted to satiate his mean,
and malicious envy toward a rival performer,
he had but to open his purse, and baud "out suf.
Gcient to afford a good fee for each one of a
dozen or so.of these mercenary, pilfering beast
and to ptocure tickets for eighty or a hundred
dupes, who are not yet sufficiently initiated rj
the mysteries to look for further remuneration,
and the object of bis jealous h.ito found himself
hissed and hooted from the stage. Even a-
strange und fiiendless dancing
unacquainted with our Ianuao.
Irom the Uowery siagu Ijy a dc-lachmcnt of
of those rravi'ii brutee, who were paid by the
friends of n yoving lady engaged in ihe same
profession, to whom she had never given tbs
slightest cause of just offence. The assault
made upon her that night was so .atrociously
brutal, and to her so inexplicable, that it carao
near proving fatal to her life.
A Growing Evil.c are quite aston
ished at the numbor of moustaches there
are about town. The face f the metrop-;
olis is quite overrun with moustaches.
You meet with one at every
continental anneiid :s .hrPemr
invade ihe- English physiognomy, and the
I i o - - O
British upper hp will soon loose its dis
tinctive cleanliness. Wh ere all the mous
taches have suddenly sprung from we can
not tell as we arc not particular amateurs
in hair skins, but it is very clear that tho
course at Epson was covered, this Derby,
i go to Boulogne without being immediate.
ly seized with a violent moustache. We
propose that Government barbers be ap
pointed at Folkestone, and that they be
invested with peremptory orders to take
every body by the nose who lands, iand
give the batch all round an easy shave
for a penny. If some such order in Coun
cil be not immediately issued to meet this
growing evil, England Vill be so much
put upon by France, that she will soon
T, haVe not a feature left
I she will be able to call
on her face that
her own. . These
cheap excursions must be stopped, or elso
there must be a by-law instantly passed,
that any ono who comes back with a
moustache, forfeits his return ticket.
WHO'LL MUSTER NOW ? '
The act of the last Legislature con
cerning the Militia of the Stale has ex
empted every body from military duty. If
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Sec. 9. Be it further enacted; That no
thing in this act contained, shall be so con
strued as to require those persons now ex
empt, to perform military duty, and that
there shall be added to those exempt,
county musters, wardens of the poor and'
superintendents of common schools.
Catch us mustering will you ! Why
the very muster itself is exempt.
Singular Petrification. An article in
Hunt's Merchants' Magazine, descriptive
of Detroit, makes mention of a most re
markable fossil to be seen in that city.
The building erected for the use. of the
j Bank of Mich igan, now in the use of tho
! Government of the United States, is con
j structcd, in part of a species of shell lime
; stone, brought from tho island in Lake
1 Erie, and polished for the purpose. Oner
; of the surfaces presents a section of a
' pectrilied human face and skull. In pre
paring the stone by the chissel, the petri
faction was divided from front to rear,
vertically, so that it shows a profile of the
face, a transverse section of the cranium,
with petrified folds of the brain itself.
1 The block from which this curiosity was
obtained, is of a large size.
Artesian- Wtll. The Charleston Mer-'
cury of the 23d ult. says:
The Artesian Well has now reached
the depth of 8SC feet. A thermometer
lowered to the bottom yesterday evening,
indicated the temperature at that point to
be b2. while at the surface it was 74.
A few days since, at the depth of 750 feet,
the thermometer marked 82. The tem
perature at the bottom of the Artesian
well near Paris we understand is about"
.1 Glorious Roll Call. Gen. Worth,
whose death has cast loom over the
whole country, was engaged in the fol-
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trance into the army as a second Lieuten
ant in 1813 : . .
Molino del K-y,
City cf Mexico, and five battles in Flor-
J 1 r . 1 -1.1
ida. while in command 01 iuc criguui rc-
- , KimCnt of Infantry, n glorious rou cav
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I j Xutural Curiosity. A hen in this
i tow n hatched' Fourteen Chickens out of
I This tale seems mcreuitiie.
but the facts are iese ; tkenen s
on seven eggs ; sl?e prodacrd 14 chickens
and but seven egg shells .were found, in
tbp reit. AOff(liaw)ouroMuimin-i
or let it alone,
we uon 1
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