Tarborongh, Edgecombe Counfy, .V. t Saturday, February 1 0, 1 844.
Vol. XX. M. G.
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"A LOCO Ft) CO SONCJ."
It just takes our cousin Charles, of the Ver
mont Spirit of the Age, to do up a good tiling in
Terse.-iunrn 1mi,lmn,n h mr .ius wmM
will not agree that the parody on "Old Dan Tuck-j
PI...... lo r..,f o ...-,.)... ..C 4 I
er" below is the best tiling f the kind he has seen
in a codii's airp. There is more wit and point in
it than in a whole Volume of "Tippecanoe" or
Mill Boy" songs. Try it again, Charles!
From the Vermont Spirit of the Age.
Singu? a Whig son-r." ZitnrsrlUe .1urora
VV'e car.t sing you a Whig song, my dear fel
low, but here's at your servicei
A LoroForo song.
TCNE Old l);m Tucker,
The clouds bah gone and de skies come bright.
And de people gin to see da lirht.
An dey sinjr up loud as dey puh aloig,
To a good old tune dis bran new song,
(let out the way ole Kentucky!
You're too lata to come da suckey
-ober dis 'telligent community you's a leetle
too old for dat game!
Dey is in a fine predicament,
Dem Lokiesis, for President,
Dey've fix good bosses in de paster,
And ehery one dey can run faster.
dan dat ole spaviu'd nag wat de coons is gwine
for to put on de track for the forty-lebeulh time
Get out the way ole Kentucky!
You're too late to come da suckey
-ober dis 'telligent community you's a leetle
too ole for dat game!
Dere's de waggon hoss oh Pennylwana,
De Dutchman link him best ob any.
An if dey ''chide him to mount his rck,
To run de Presidential trck
den, chaw! chaw! how his rider will crack he
whip and sing
tet out the way ole Kentucky!
Vnil'ro trr I jln In rr,,,a A a onlur
ober dis 'tellisent communitv-you's a leetle
too ole for Cat name!
Oh, den dey've got a mighty hos,
Some want to put him on de course,
De man what killed old red Tecumseh
An den twill be with a rumpsey dumpsey,
Get out the way, &c.
And Jen dere's Cass, who's up to snuff,
1 guess he gib de British 'imugh!
He'll win de race like a young grey hound,
An you'll bear him snort aleverj bound,
Get out the way, &c.
, Pf ; r , Q , ,
Now uncle Pete, as you is from de Souf, and
lisconsidVble outohbref,sW you lemo-
as I is consinT ble out on hret, s pose you
nade on a varse 'bout de Soudern bos!
A varse 'bout de Soudern hos!
Yes-s-s, a varse 'bout de Soudern hos,
Berry well, here's urn.
Oh, den, dere's de Soudern hos Calhoun,
t? Who eat ebery day some fifteen coon,
To lick Keiitiiek. dat bos is able,
y And neber take he hind foot out ob de stable,
So get out the way. &c.
He-ah! he-ah! Hear him niggers! Eat ebery
day some fifteen coon! Best to suck all day?
' CJuess he get some fur in be mouf. anv way.
Nehber mind dat eat fifteen coon ebberv
day, you say, uncle Pete!
Well well I'se accommodate, seen its you
X' . II I. ..-I I u.-l- C ... I
rtovf Maun iihck conns; i nan eriecuy cover
'myself, and dis exhibition will be close by dis
'nigger iudiwidooalJy. Come den!
An dere is Matty good as new.
He'll hug de ground and he'll put 'em trough!
He'll beat all de hos de coons can bring.
An you'll hear, when be start, all the people
Uet out the way, &c,
D people's favorite, Henry Clay!"
Ki! the Lokies beat him any day.
His track hab got most dehhlish mucky
He's a used up hos, dat ole Ken ucky
Oh, gorry-a-mightv! He run just 'bout as well
as bow-legged Satn Jnnsing! "I)e Mill Hoy ob de
I slash" he-ah! he-ah! can't come dat ober dis peo
ple no how, so put in de tameritie, dere nigger
Get out the way,
gib us de bass, uncle Pete,
Get out the way! dereS
all togedder now!
(Get out the way ole Kentucky!
YouJ loo ole to come da suckey.
ladi and jjemmen! Dis exhibition is close
for dis time. V herebber de coons come anoder
ong in de public print, dis ni'j 'er wil! be ready
to come anoder Loky song back agin.
From Ihe Washington Republican.
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR
GOVERNOR M. HOKE.
The firm, consistent and unflinching
Democrat, the patriotic and distinguished
son of North Carolina, Michael Hoke, hsq
of Lincoln county, as will be seen by re
ferring to another column, has accepted theshould consume in expressing his views on
nomination so Umntmou-ly tendered him
by the Democratic Sta'e Convention. The
nomination of Mr. Hoke, as a candidate
lor th office of (iovernor. was trulv a hap
! py one, ami has been responded to through-
out the M-ate, with an enthusi ism of feel
injr hitherto unpre-ed Mitel. Scarcely ha
there been a Democratic meeting held in
the State, where the Gubernatorial office
h been alluded lo, hut a decided prefer
ence was expressed for Mr. Hoke as th
candidate most suitable for that of.fi, e. Not
a voice was raised in opposition to his no
initiation; and. since he has beer. deelate!
the nominee, triers is not a Democrat to b
lound who does not gieatly r- juice at it,
and hail, with pride and pleasure, the deci
sion of the Convention. When have wo
before, in our own State, heard of such una
nimity of sentiment in regird to a candi
date (or the first office in the State? Frou
the mountains to the sea shore, the D nine
rHcy nave sent lonhonc lOIH'
continuous shout for Mr. Hoke
I f i
is the man upon whom they base their
hopes of success, and with him and the uni-
ten enoris oi ine democracy we must, we
shall gain a glorious, a spl. n 'i I triumph,
and redeem the Old North State from ilv
shackle of Federalism. Mr N. is a De
mocrat a thoroughgoing Democrat a
whole souled Democrat. He is a gentle
man of splendid talents, and possesses l!
the qualifications necesarv to the perform
ance of the duties of an offi e of such digni
ty ami responsibility as that of (iovernor.
Mr. II. has lor ev ral years been a mem
ber ol the Legislature, and has, on many
occasions while acting as L gil.nor. prov
ed himself an able and zealous defender of
the Democratic cause. The Federal press
es throughout the State have already com
menced waging war against h m, not as
was expected against his principles; no.
their distinguishing characteristic is ahu-e
of wif when politically opposed to them.
They are endeavoring to create the impres
sion that he sought the nomination, "ih .1
he boasted to a legislative caucus at Ra
leigh, that he could cariv the wetern part
ol the Mate," &c &.c. But such assertions
are without the least foundation. In the
language of the Lincoln Courier, Mr. H
'expressed fiom first to last, Ins unwilling
ness to become the nomim e. and though
he was spoken to on the subject by several j
members of the Legislature, he did not con
sent, and was not nomina'ed by any cau
cus. What is more, Mr. Hoke has decla
re(l' ,hat ifthe democratic parly were in a
decided majority, he would not become
the candidate; and he r cquested the dele
gaUs from this (Lincoln) county to the .ie
Convention, to withdraw bis name in favor
of any pt omi. ent man that might be bro'l
lorwar.l. Do. s this look like seeking the j Ul,."r ,l,e constitution, oi t ongn ss appro
nomination? Does it not rather show a Pnal IM, lantJs or moila)' ' a, improvement
determination to stand bv his principles ,n 1'nnlory, before they had inquired
his party at every sacrifice? And why, ' a,ul determined upon the improve
we would ask. has this censure emanated me"1 ai,d its execution, he earnestly ques-
from the v'h:g press? Is it because thev
. rt '. ,
e 'e wo.snippers of Mr. Clay, and
w. uld .lestre to see Mr Hoke the servile j cl,',lc l,,ai orK ougnt to De tione,
supporter of bis principles, right or wrong? a,,t: how 3,1(1 ,hen let the Senate pro
Let the wis.-aer. s or their agen's at Raleigh j n,,l,nce 111 tavorofiis execution. After it,
answer the question let public opinion a,,d "Ot before, appropiiate the money ot
pronounce the veidict, and we are willing'
to abide the issue, at any and every haz
ard. The ahnse of the Whiir oress cannot
destroy thelusueot Mr H-.ke's charavt. r.
for like the precious meal which appears
more beautiful and bright bv examination
and seruiinv. so likewise does his conduct
; anoear tnnr m-aiHivrihr ami h,-inn,P
i . .... . . r-
more popul .r
A It he asks is air n av
let the people judge lor themselves, unin -
ll.laiino.l I-..- u .IllMmunm n lni..rc, n
j-ih.,i uy mo .-'i imm.-. w . .mvio ui
party presses, an I we unhesitatingly assert,
that his onoonenls will be -like angel's vi-
sits, few and far between,' concealed in the
darkest corners of our x'ensive country,
and will be found prowling about, obscu
r1,l ..,! .,....iUm,.,u,i ,., tgtittc
they have been taught to advocate Hut
the Whigs do not lii.e to hear of Mr.
Hoke's strength in the West they accuse
him of boasting i, when it was they who
ascertained the tact themselves that ''set
the ball in motion," which must end in
their own ovtrthi ow.
MR HAYWOOD'S SPEECH.
In the Senate, on the 25ih tilt, says the
Globe, the morning hour was occupied
in amending and discussing the bill for the
improvement of the Fox and Wisconsin
rivers and to connect the same by a canal.
Mi. Haywood spoke at some length in op
position to it, and to the principle of mak
ing grants of the public dotnain lor any such
purpose; but, if it was proper to construct
such works bv the Federal Government in
those I territories, while ihey remained
such, an appropriation for that purpose
would be made out of the public treason.
He vvas replied to by Mr. Tallmadge.
The subject was postponed till Frnlav
Below we present a brief sketch of Mr
Haywood's remarks as reported in tin
M. HAYWOOD said he made no apolo
gy to the Senate for vhat little time h
a bill of so much importance as this. He
considered it, indeed, time spent in the dis
charge of a duty, and no such apologv was
ever due to or from Senators. lie wa;
against this whole bill; and should move,
before taking his seal, to postpone it indefi
nitely; and. on that motion he would call
for the yeas &. nays. He wanted to find out
whit had become of those eloquent advo
caies of the land distribution act, (amongst
whom he saw some advocate for this bill )
He wanted to know whether they could, al
ter persuading and convincing so manv of
the people of North Carolina that th se
I uids belonged to all the States, si ill sit bv
and avail themselves of the suspenion ol
'hat act as a fit opportunity to give away
the public domain by millions, and no
voice be raised agiinst it.
Gentlemen sat there silent, or discussed,
or rather talked about disposing of 500.000
cres of the public land, as if it were a small
plantation. He referred Senators to tin
bill. What was it? It was a proposi
tion to appropriate God knew to whom
lor the purpose of the construction
of a canal. V hat? Not the thermite
Sections ol land which the canal was to
o through not that which would be im
proved by a litlle piece of canal which i
was said was so easy of accomplishment;
hut it was a proposition to give alternate
sect 'ons i wo sections deep from wheie?
From one end of the canal to the other?
No Nor was it half of the land which
was to be impi oved, but alternate sections
from the mouth of each river to the joint
at which the canal was to join the two!
Uid gentlemen know ho v much that vv.is?
I hose who vere in favor of ceding the
public domain to the Slates and Territories
where it was located, were consistently
prepared to vote at all limes blindfold for
such cessions of any part of I he public do
main. Was it to be so with those who did
not concur in that doctrine?
He distinctly challenged the Senators
who had passed the distribution bill who
had so strongly inculcated the doctiine that
ihe publij lands were the property of
the Siates to come forward and defeat this
bill, or else lo retract their past declara
tions, and repeal ihir past legislation. By
name, this was a bill to cut a canal; but it
was, in reality, a cession, covertly made, &.
"u ol ll,e ,uo '"gt uiiHis modes of whip
ping the Devil atoundthc stump" he had
ever witnessed. That this was the true cha
racter of this bill, if it were (as was insisted
upon) regarded as a bare appropriation now
to be expended hereafter. He next insisted
that this bill was, for another reason erro
neous in principle; which, as a Senator, he
hail no rinht to pass. The vower to do it
j vvas not UetlietI ;huuhc right or propriety,
1 llo"ea- ucU appropriations were unwise
ami n i, in t.. . . rKi l" . .-., ,u
, -d iit Mr to i ighl b irst conv nee i the
land to pay for it.
He thought it was tin-
wise to bind the hands of those to come af-
ter the pi esent Senate. If we are not ready
j aiu ll ) 10 assume Ihe rtsponsihility
j ot ordering the work done, we have no
nht 10 appropriate ihe means. Such a
cou,e ,! lun lo oe "eiendeu upon any just
v iews ol const itutional propriel y by reason
I ) I I hl 1 1 I f'l Si 1 1 r I i II t f f ,i to mini lUu ' I . f .
r" '"J ..8.v.- t, ...v. .
1 ni' Ies" .3l,cn a course ,s ,)Ul an indirect,
" ' 1 "r'tiuil. IllllcllliaiUIC IJICIUUU Ul
: 1 'S"15 Ul UU,CI '-s, cuuuaiy to me act ui
tiiu 'ibution, and in violation of the position
asMimeil by Senators who passed that law.
11 senators propose a work to improve
iscousiu oy cuiiini a canai, lei tne
Pavement be first planned and then appro-
vt-u by Congress; and let the appropriation
follow, no" ptecede it. And when they do
the work, let ihem sell the land and raise
the money beloie ii is appropriated.
He had auodier objection to this bill.
He did not know how much land it propo
sed to give he could not guess. He could
not .it down and find it for himself; for he
diil not know how long this river was.
He did not know whether the bill propo
sed to cede 500,000 acies, or 5,000.000;
but he knew this that if he should vote to
pass that bill, he should vote to part with a
l uge amount of territory ; and he would be
unable to tell with certainty whether he
parted with it lo the Territory of Wis
cousin, or to a navigation company; as he
would proceed to show. It would he
home in mind, that vhen this hill was firs
lead, il hail attracted his attention, and he
asked for time to look into it. Having
lone so, he felt bound to give the result ot
i hat investigation to ihe Senate.
By an act pased in 1837 and 1S3S, Con
gress had granted 500,000 acres of land to
cut a canal in Wisconsin, from Milwaukee
10 Rock river. This vvas to be accom
plished by the aid of a navigation company,
whose charter by the lermory hid been
confirmed by Congress,
On reading that
ch nter, it would be s' en that the corpora- bigotry and ignorance of the dark ages,
tion had poWer to locate and construct a whichstood in the froi.tof our statute book
canal from Milwaukie to Rock river; bill the wonder of other S'ates and the shame
ihey bad power, loo, to locate & conslruct "f every enlightened Carolinian. Future
a branch canal lo Fox iver, &c."' Now generations must pay the debt in the vene
he did not feel sure but an appropriation ration with which ihey will enshroud his
under this act. for t he purpose of construe- name. That the act of emancipition was
ting this canal to Fox river." would be la- not compl-te that it va not as compie
ken and construed to be an appropriation' heniVe as humanity and the boundless ct
for ihe benefit of this branch canal. He cle of Irs own enligh enetl benevolence,
rather thought it would be. I f o intended, was not his fault.
it should be disclosed plainly. If not, (and D was. howev er, not for statesmanship
he presumed 'he Senate did not mean it.) tbat Judge G.ston Was most fitted. Pos
i hen the e was much doubt whether it w.s Jessed of w s lom, learning and virtue be
not, in truth and fact, done bv this hill yuod mos-statesmen, he did not sufficient
In that lew of it. the bill would operate L pardke ol the onward impulse of the
as a donation to the navigation company- j age A Catholic by redg'on, he was in
For that reason alone, if be bar! no other, ! 0'iles a Cons rva'ive, hut of the best and
he would vote lor the indefinite postpone- ' P11' e' school. H :s thoughtful andcutious
ment of i his bill.
Granting that this canal was a necessary
and proper ;Vork in Wisconsin he prefer
red to postpone its execution until the
'amis were sold and the monev collected
1 1 the money was to be appropriated, he
was in favor of gathering it first, and ap
propiaiing it alterwarrls; and he thoughl
it the best policy, in works of internal im
provement. to get the money before spen
ding it. He thought, at this late day, the
general government should not begin the
policy of executing internal improvements
first, and falsing the money afterward, in
the face of the disastrous experience of the
Afier some remarks upon the shape of
the bill, insis ing it was not calculated to
carry out tiie wishes of those who were ad
verse to it in its origin il shape, iLr H.
concluded with a motion to postpone it in
definitely. From the Washington Republican.
DEATH OF THE HON. WILLIAM
The Raleigh papers of Friday nigh'
brought the s id intelligence of the death of
the Hon. William Gaston, one of the Judg
es of the Suj feme Court now in session.
who suddenly expired in that city, on
I uesday evening, 23d January, 144.
Judge Gaston was born in New Derne,
on the 19th of September, 177c5. ami he wa
consequently in the 66th ear of his age. at
his death. tlis lather was an Irishman
his ancestry runs back like that of so man
of the great men of the South to the Hu
guenots expelled from France by the revo
cation of the edict of Nantes. His father
was shot by the lories in 1781. In 1796
he graduated at Princeton, anil stud;ed law
with Francis Xavier Martin, now a Judge
ol the Supieme Court of Louisiana. H
was admitted lo the bar in 179. In 1800
elected to the Siate Senate. In 1813 h
went to Congress and remained until 1817
From that time he continued in the con
slant practice of his- profession, frequently
representing the town of New Heme in 'he
Mate Legislature until he was made J-idge
of the Supreme Court in 1833. In 1S35
he vvas a member of the Stale Convention
called to amend the Constitution. H
continued in the exercise of his judicial du
tit s up to his death.
Judge Gaston vvas thu a public man
thioughout his life. For the great advo
jcate is a public man, his services and his
lame ate public property, and the laws re-
ceive from his efforts their final inchna
tion and (inih. Throughout, his career
has been pre-eminently disiinguished for
the two leading features of his moral cha
racter, disinterestedness and benevolence.
His legislative t (Torts were principally
marked by wisdom and prurience. The
most brilliant eia of his legislative caee
was the Convention of 1S35 The hour of
the reptal of the constitutional disfran
chisement of the Catholics vas probabU
the proudest of his life. Hts speech on
that occasion vvas ons of the rarest ami
most admirable specimens of eloquence.
wisdom and learning which ancient or
modern times have produced. His whole
soul was poured into the task. He fell
that it must be achieved by him or not at
all Those who do not ren ember cannot
imagine the hitler spirit of prejudice which
bigotry ami intolerance had conjuied up at
that period in ignorant minds To find
any parallel we must go back to the 1 6 h
century. The agitation, misrepresentation
and delusion in the counties nearest the
seat of government resembled those of the
political campaign of 140. In those coun
lies numbers (irmly believed that the Con
vention was about to burn all their Bibles.
1 he object ol the agit tors was to intimi-
date the Convention from its great work of
iustice the emancipation of our Catholic
fell 'vv en zens. Can such things be belie-1 igaled the globe of science, and it was part
vrd ol Noith Carolina in the uinete nth 1 1 lo the infinite variety of Ids knowledge
enmity? Alas! popular ignorance is like that his conversation was indebted for a
ihe hidden fire of the volcano when all is j charm which captivated old and young.
quiet above. Such facts ate useful lo be No position can be cone ived more hon
reteried to they ring in gtaitling peals he jorable or desirable, to close a distinguished
cry for popular education. I he t (Tort of life, than that which Judge Gaston occu
Judee Gaston was succtssful. To him is nied for the lasl eleven years. His past
uue ine graiiiuue oi ine wise and tolerant
.i .-.i r .i ...
of every land. To him, as Norlh Caroli
nians, we give our thanks for the eiasure
from our Constitution, of that relie of the
mind loved to dwell upon the past, and to
confine ihe stream o! social Lfe widiin the
banks ol old forms and usages An early
and a-snlious study oi lilackstone and En
glish History, with which he was inti
mately acquainted, had produced or increa
sed this haoit of thought, and disposed him
to take ihe historical view of popular rights
and government. Ths is natural lo his
prolession a pror.eness from which none
but ih boldest minds exempt themselves.
It was as an advocate that Judge Gaston
was most illustrious. The lo u n vvas an
are.ia in which he tiod the undisputed vic
or Here all the exc llinir Qualities of his
mind and heart were called into display.
As a criminal advocate, he long enjoyed an
unrivalled reputation in North Carolina.
His vvas not a cold and mercenary advoca-
y. S.ich was ihe v armth of his sympa
thy, that fiom the hour he heard 'he story
of the wrongs or misfortunes of his client
he became ids zealous fiiend. He threw
iiimsi-lf, heart ami soul, into the defence,
and made it his own personal cause. No
fury of popular prejudice or obloquy could
bend his unvvavt ring devotion, or frighten
nim fiom the courag- ous defence of injured
innocence, as he firmly believed it. All
zeal could accomplish, aided by every wea
pon which untiring industry could gather
Irom the stores ol boundless learning by
the acutest subilet) of perception, and the
mosi insinuating and pathetic oloquenco,
he did. Who, that has ever seen, dors
not yet (reshl) lemcinber who can tver
forget lhal noble form, as he rose to address
the jury in some case of life and deadi?
The head tdighily declined the calm grey
eje ihe expansive jutting brow overload
ed with thought the embarrassed begin
nings hesitating, pausing, stumbling ohmg,
the words falling singly, slow, like rain
drops before the storm, hut kindling an un
accountable interest and curiosity. But
now ihe manner becomes more animated,
woi ds come like disciplined troops obedi
ent to the will, and range themselves in
their positions each so apt ami expiessive,
and now ..nd then one concentrating such a
word of i bought, it seems to fly to and bu
ry itself in our heait. Those deep grey
eyes now luminous wiih ihe fire of thought
look on you. and you behold in their
bn'ght mysterious depths unutterable
thoughts ol which the words that now fall
I i u e snow flakes are but the dim echoes.
The earnest emphatic gesture seems but
the action of the thought. Those deep,
deliberate, emphatic tones are earnest in
deed. You feel it is no h dyday show, no
spouting rhetoi ician you are seeing, but a
man deeply moved, earnestly thinking.
The thought which convulses ihe orator is
effused into your soul. You sit enchained,
entranced; lime, space, visible realities are
forgotten. Thw thought that fills you alone
is real: you live but in the thought that
you breathe in, like some maddening gas,
and yield v our self, subdued and willing,
to the power of a spirit mightier than you.
Such is a feeble description of the elo
quence which once enraptured and com
manded Courts and Jui ies and thronging
auditories. For when Gaston was to speak
on any case of importance, no matter how
small the village, how rugged and barba
rous the population, ihe Court-room was a
dense mass of human beings, the dray stood
untemled in the street, the plough in the
furrow. Has not every human heart ihe
same chords of passion and sensibility, if .i
master hand does but stretch over them?
Mysterious poer of genius! Orpheus and
his lyre are hul-a type of the orator!
The fame of Judge Gaston as an orator,
like that of Patrick Hnry, Lord Chatham,
Fox, and so many others, must rest .-olely
on tradition. We believe but a single
specimen of his forensic efforts has been
printed, and thai but an imperfect sketch.
He did not ronfioe his studies to his pro-
Hts indos't ious mind circumnav-
! . ..r ...u:u i.,t k,
life, every pat of which bar! bean open to
public scrutiny, had been signally marked
by a freedom from every taint of baseness.
His course and character elevated him lac