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Tune old Sir Toddy.
Come all ye who like good singing,
Clear your voices, set them ringing;
Here's a loco song for fore us,
Here's the lime and here's the chorus;
Get out the. way old sir Harry,
That coon ticket we don't carry.
Coons in eighteen hundred forty.
Sung their songs both loud and hearty,
Went it strong for Captain Tyler,
Shoved him in and burst iheir biler;
Get out the way poor old Johnny,
Coons have squander'd all your money
Now the Coons are organizing,
And their secret plans devising,
All around the lot they're tramping,
Old refuted lies new vamping.
Get out the way with your stories,
Coonies you can't come it o'er us.
Now we see the coon committees
All about the towns and cities,
Plotting schemes both mean and dirty
To sustain their sinking pirly;
Get out the way old Kentucky,
You have always been unlucky.
Coons are loud in Harry's praises,
All their pipers lie like blazes;
Their old games they now are playing,
And they'll soon commence pipe laying:
Get out of the way, though you cheat us,
Your coon candidate can t beat us.
Come ye coons and let us reason,
You can't win the race this reason;
You must wait a few years longer,
'J ill you get a nag that's stronger;
Get out the way, you're mistaken,
Clay's a used-up horse, we reckon.
You can't raise so strong a party
As you did in eighteen forty;
Cider's scarce, and coonies know it,
So vou needn't try to go it;
Get out the way, old sir Harry,
In Kentucky you'd bet'er tarry,.
You may cut ash poles and fix'em,
And with other trappings mix'em;
Hut, if you can't swill nor rum it.
How the deuce d'ye think to come it?
Get out the way, though you cherish
Such vain hopes, they soon must perish.
Now ye coonies don't berate us,
This advice we give you gratis;
Don't attempt to run such pacers,
On the course with loco racers;
(Jet out the way, with your folly,
Clay can't come it yet, by golly.
Keep sir Harry in the stable
Till you get one better able
To contend with loco trotters,
For we've got some real snorters;
Get out the way, old Kentucky,
If you run you'll be unlucky.
We've a horse that we call Martin
That's the one we think of starting;
He's got spunk as well as bottom,
Your coon ponies he'll out trot 'em;
Gt out of the way, for we reckon
Your old beast can't save his bacon.
Then there's Dick that killed Tecumseh;
He is neither stiff nor clumsy;
He could beat Kentuck that's sartin,
But our preference is for Martin;
Get out the way, we all know it
Your old spavined horse can't go it.
Vve more nags that we might mention,
Hut we'll wait the great Convention;
Then we'll start one good as any,
Dne that will outrun sir Henry;
Gel out of the way you old coonies,
Hill ites too, and all your cronies.
Now ye cunning coons remember,
We shall try you next November;
Then will come your bitter wailing,
Up salt river, you'll be sailing;
Get out of the way, you can't go it,
Soon the ballot box will show it
South Weare, N. H., March, 1844.
MR. MELVILLE'S ADDRESS.
Extract from the speech of Gansevoort
Melville, Esq., before the Democracy ol
Jjew York on the occasion of the recent
"Let me call your attention to the start
llrg fact that an indirect and most insidi-
ous attack has been lately made upon thel
memory 01 asnington. it was made
from this very stand only eleven days ago
by one who stood here before the whole
country a an acknowledged mouth piecej
of the whig party. The language of this!
whig orator was this: "He (Chv) hasj
made his own character the character f
the ag, as Washington did in his time
Washington left the nation sober, orderly,
high principled and patriotic, but on the
whole rather with negative qualities, but
the man of our time (i. e. Mr Clay) came
to give the nation additional traits of a posi
tive and active character to make it while
it yet retained alt those Washington vir
tues, still more enterprizitig. bold, energe
tic, ardent, enthusiastic, aspiring self-improving,
and self-protective." An honest
political adherent and admirer of Henry
Clay should hang his head in shame to hear
-uch language. And yet it was tittered in
the presence of. and listened to with appro
lition by ncirly 5000 whigs, and not oik
voice was raised ag-inst it. It has b en
extensively published in the whig press.
Not one whig editor his pushed strictures
u;on it. On the contrary The Tribune,"
without reservation, pronounced the whole
ration of which the above is a part as
Mruthfnl" and m rsicrly." The Oouriei
ind Enquirer praises and regrets that it
cannot publish it. The Express predicts'
lhat "when published it will be the text
hook of the campaign; the minnows of the
whig press follow in the wake of thet ,
their leviathans Now this whig Mext
book" exalts Henry Clay at the expens
and m&kes him the equal of George Wash
mgton him who is degraded by a compa
rison with any man whose fame should
be clearer to us than our heart's blood
who is our father lor he is the father ol
our country. Not content with this al
iemp!ed parricide, this accredited organ ol
the whig parly further says: "Mr Clay is
not only American, bui JJmerica itself,
the Republic personified." This is nought
but man worship. It has no foundation in
truth. It is the reckless and destructive
spirit of ultra par'izanship. It is a bowing
of ihe knee to Baal. What reasonable and
unprejudiced man would trust a party who,
exasperated by defeat and mad with exces
sive lust of power, are now endeavoring to
gain their end by making an idol of Clay
and falling down before it. To hear their
orators and their presses speaking of Hen
ry Clay, one would suppose him to be
more than man. 1 am no calumniator ol
Henry Clay ; I seek not to detract from him
his fair fame; 1 am willing to accord him
his true position. I do not impugn his
patriotism. 1 freely grant that he is per
severing, energetic, eloquent and brave
endowed with an indescribable magic ol
manner, and pre-eminently fitted by nature
to what he is a great partizan leader. In
his democratic ) outh, before he was flutter
ed and caressed into the ranks of the advo
cates of special legislation, he stood up
manfully against the re charter of the U. S.
Hank; and for Madison and the war. We
honor him for it. We gratt fully remem-
ber his exertions in behalf of the acknow
ledgment of the independence of Greece
and the South American lit publics. At
the same time we must regiet that he
whose youth gave such glorious promise
should, in the lull maturity of his manhood,
forsake the house of his lathers ami go
wandering after strange gods.. It is be
neath the dignity of the democratic party
to war with any man. The democracy war
not with Henry Clay, the man but with
Henry Clay, the representative ol certain
principles.' The whig, party and Henry
Clay are one; they are thoroughly identi
fied with the policy of the land distribution,
a high tariff based upon the principle of
protection, and a U. States Bank. Mark
how. these three kindred measures mutual
ly aid and assist each other. They dove
tail together most admirably. h,ach en
sores the necessity for, and the permanence
of the existence of all. Let them be estab
lished and rive.tted on the industry of the
country, and an incubus will be placed on
the moral welfare and substantial prosperi
ty of this great Republic, which will be
most difficult to shake off, will have cost
a bitter and protracted struggle. Elect
Henry Clay President of the United
Slates give him a majority in both bran
ches of Congress let this system of policy
go into effect, and a feverish, false, and fic
titious state of things will be engendered,
and you will have entailed upon your pos
terity a burthen and a curse. A voice
No fear of that" loud cheers. The
question of a United States Bank, one main
link in the triple chain, was settled long
... . . A I 1 1
ago. we deemed mat Anorew jacKon
had strangled that hydra-headed monster.
and sowed salt upon its grave. But lo! in
1840, the whigs came into power. And
one of the first things they did was to at
tempt to resuscitate an institution, the very
name of which stunk and stinks in the nos
rils of the community. Under the Con
gressional dictatorship of Henry Clay they
nassed a bill re-chartering the United States
Bank. John Tyler vetoed it. For that
act, at least, he deserves and should
reive credit and gratitude Cheers. Now.'
anguine as the whigs are before an elec
tion, and hugging to their bosoms the delu
-ion that th will succeed in the great
Presidential canvass of 1S44, they are al
ready quietly engaged in . endeavoring to
galvanize the old corpse again.
The whig leaders here would mask their
battery and avoid an issue upon the hank
They make it an issue in Tennessee, Ken
tucky, and the contiguous Slates. We will
not permit this playing fast and loose. We
will make it an issue here on the sea board,
and charge it home upon them. Turn to
the position of our party previous to and
after the general election of 1840 Th
spring elections in that year were suffi
ciently favorable. To all appearance the
democracy were never stronger. The re
election of Martin Van Buren to the Pre
sidential chair, which he had si wor;hil
occupied, seemed certain. And yet not
many weeks had passed before it was evi
dent that the supremacy of our party and
our principles was in danger. A union' o
ihe whigs, as it was called, for the sake oi
the union, brought about that mingling ol
parties and commingling of interests, which
resulted in a combined league of the oppo
hents of the democracy, and paved the
way for the Harrisburg Convention. B
that convention William Henrv Harrison i
was nominated for the Presidency. Scots
men, Clay men, and Webster men, fede
ralists, whigs, consei vatives, anti masons,
tariffi cs, bmkites all the scattered rem
nants of those various factions which had
been time and again defeated by Ihe de
rnocracy, rallied, united and swarmed
about that coon skin and hard cider stand
ard of which the available candidate, Gene
ral Harrison, had been chosen bearer. The
log cabin mummery commenced every
thing which could contribute to the delu
sion, and heighten Ihe artificial excitement
which had been evoked into existence, was
called into requisition. The presses vom
ited forth Ogle's lies. Their orators pa
trolled the country. Prenti-s, of Missis
sippi, Wilson, of New Hampshire, Preston,
ol South Carolina, Webster, (-lay, and even
Harrison himself took the field. Nothing
was left undone. On our part, we were
not idle. We saw through and despised
this contemptible stage trickery this at
tempt to swindle the people out of their
votes, and did not believe that it could suc
ceed. In so believing we erred, as the re
sult proved. I he Ides of November arri
ved; the battle was fought; we were beat
en; and forced to retire from the field; and
retire we did, in good ordtr discomfitted.
but not dismayed. Although our strong
est defences wtre a prey to the spoiler
although in the violence of that political
hurricane, Tennessee, the home of our ven
erated Jackson, had succumbed beneath the
shock. Our own brave State the Empire
State had departed from her democratic
moorings though the Key stone of the
aich hid given way, and the 'star in the
east" gone down. Even then, when 19
States out of the 26 had declared against
us, and our candidate had been defeated by-
more than 140,000 votes though the sun
of our political heaven was shrouded from
our longing view through darkness, disas
ter, and desolation, we hoped, and toiled,
and struggled on. Great applause To
any other party a defeat like that which we
then suffered, would have been destruction
annihilation. But to us it was not so
it could not be so, and why? Whj ? Why
is it that the democracy can be beaten but
never subdued vanquished but never con
quered? Because ol that which is within
us because we strive for the tiue, and aim
at the equal and the just. The very truths
for which we contend, afford us a rallying
point and a support in the hour of adveisi
ty. I beers
In the canvass of 1840, the whigs syste
matically endeavored to blind the people to
the true questions at issue. Letters were
written to General Harrison inquiring his
views upon disputed questions of moment.
and the line of policy which he would
adopt if elected. I he answer was, Ask
my committee " Success attained by
fraud is in its verv nature temporary. The
whigs triumphed by fraud; They trium
phed on such issues as these coon skins,
hard cider, log cabins, William-Henry
Harrison, two dollars a day and roast beef,
or Martin Van Buren, six and a quarter
cents a day and sheep's pluck. They tri
umphed, but their triumph was short lived
and bitter. Firm, united, undismayed,
standing on the immutable basis of their
own principles, the unterrified democracy
rallied. In the elections of the following
spring and summer, we recovered our foot
hold throughout the country. The granite
column of the young democracy charged
upon the enemy, and they went down be
fore it. Tremendous applause. Since
then we have maintained our position.
Why, then, should any man doubt our suc
cess in this coming conflict? Let us be or
ganized, vigilant, determined. Let us
fight the battle inch by. inch. We must
resume the offensive. We must carry the
war into Africa. We must be true to our-
re-Uelves, our candidate, and our cause We
must do our duty, our whole duty, and no- revolution now going on in China more
thing but our duty. We must deser vesuc- rapidly and more thoroughly than all the
cess, aid leave the event to Him who made force of British armaments; and not there
us. If I read rightly the sign of the' onlv will it work changes, butin all Poly
limes and do not greatly misunderstand 1 nesh, and the western coast of South A
the temper of the democracy, on the fourth merica, which are now reached by doub-
Munday of May next, there will he a
rough organization, an earnest purpose and
deep seated enthusiasm throughout the
length and breadth of the land. That or
ganization, earnestness, and enthusiasm
will be centred on the nominee of the Bal
timore Convention, whoever he may be.
Here upon the anniversary of the birthday
of the Hero of New Orleans, intent upon
the preservation of our principles, and mer
ging our preference for men. we pledge to
he nominee of that Convention an honest,
earnest, and whole souled support. Great
cheers. Now, nine cheers lor the nominee-
of the Baltimore Convention. Nine
deafening cheers, and one more," wire
From the Raleigh Standard.
Gen. Jackson s opinion of Mr Clay
4kUnder such cii cums'auces. how confemp
tibte does ibis demagogue appeaa. when
he descends from his high place in the Sen
aie, and roams about the country, re
tailing slander upon the living and the
dead " Andrew Jackson.
fFebster's opinion of Clay. "Henry
Clav has too ir.au v heresies about htm evei
to gun my support." Daniel Webster.
Jefferson's opinion of Clay. "Henry
Clay," said Mr. Jefferson, is merely ;
splendid orator, without any valuable
knowledge from experience or study, or
any determined public principles, foymi
ed in political science, either practical oi
Harrison's opinion of Mr Clay. !
will do my duly, even if Mr. Clay is to be
benefitted by it, from whom 1 have experi
enced oulv ungenerous treatment, in re
quital for years of devoted service."
Randolph's opinion of Mr Clay
"lie is talented, but corrupt. . He stink:
and shines, and shines and stinks, like ;
rotten mackarel by moonlight."
Mr. Clay's Democracy. If the gen
tlemen will not allow ns to have black
slaves, they must let us have white ones
for we cannot cut our firewood, and black
our shoes, and have our wives and daugh
ters work in the kitchen." H. Clay.
Mr. Clay's opinion of Farmers. Ag
ticullure needs no protection. The habits
of Farmers, generation after generation,
pass down a long track of time, in perpetu
al succession, withoul the slightest change;
and the ploughman who fastens his plough
to the tail of his caitle, will not own there
is any improvement equal to his."
Mr. Clay's Protection. The fact that
Mr. Clay is more of a fiee trade man ad
vocate as he is of a wise and reasonable Ta
riff dian Mr. Van Buren, is becoming ge
nerally known to the people of the South.'
Henry Clay on protection. 4,Carry out
the principlts of the Compromise Act.
Look to revenue alone for the support of
Government. Do not raise the question
of protection, which 1 had hoped had been
put to rest. (J I here is no necessity for
fV ha I shall be done with it! It is es
timattd that there will be, over and above
the home consumption of ihe United States,
a surplus of 1 18,000,000 bushels of wheat
According to the high tariff men, we must
not send this wheal to foreigners for goods
and specie, but make a home market?
Who. is going to devour this surplus of
grain? Shall we petition nature to widen
our throats and enlarge our stomachs?
Shall the cattle and the rats eai it; or shall
it rot in the farmer's granaries? A home
nwkei.Zunesvitte (Ohio) Aurora.
Junction of the Alantic and Pacific
Oceans. The contract entered into by
the Barings, with the K public of New
Grenada, for the construction of a ship ca
nal across the Isthmus of Daiien, provides
for ceding to the company the line for the
projected work, with eighty thousand
acres of land in the interior. '1 hese
princely merchants do not appear in this
transaction as the agents of the British
Government officially but as British sub
jects protected by the Government; and
doubtless many advantages will be secured
to Great Britain, both political and com
mercial, by the completion of the vast
work here projected. The completion of
the ship canal between the two oceans, as
projected, will mark an era in the world's
ge. 1 he event will stand lorth to give a
distinctive character to the country. It is
to be a five year s work to endure for
ever! The whole aspect of commerce will
be changed by it. It will accelerate the
tho-'ling Cape Horn.
End of Ihe Miflerites.L&t year,
about this time, father Miller wrote a let
ter from which the following extract is ta
"My principlns, in brief, are, that Jesus .
Christ will come again to this earth,
cleanse, purify, and take possession of the
same, with all his saii.ts. some time be-'
tween March 21, 1S43, and March 21,
1S44. 1 have never for the space of more
than twenty years had any other time
pieached and published by me; 1 have
never fixed on .any other month, day, or
hour in that lime; I have n'ever found any
mi-iake .in reckoning, summing up, or
miscalculation; 1 have made no provision'
for any other time.
Finding their time about to close, broth
er Himes comes out in the last "Midnight -
Cry" and puts off the great conflagration,
until September next, viz:
Our Position os to time. We have no
new lighi on the prophetic periods. Our
lime en Is with this Jewish year. If time
be continued beyond that, we have no oth
er definite period to fix upon; but, hence
forward, shall look for the event every
hour, till Jhe Lord shall come Others
can give their views on the termination of.
the periods on their own responsibility.
If it be necessary, we shall give ours in full
on the point Let us be ready; "having
our loins girl about and our lights burning,
thai when the Master cometh we may ,
open to him immediately."
J. V. HIMES.
New York City, March, 1844.
We apprehend lhat brother Himes and
father Miller will find it very difficult to
keep up the( steam until September, and
we suspect the voice of the "Midnight .
Cry" will cease before that time.
Chicken Manufactory. Nature is get
ting superfluous. We rather think she
will soon be voted out of fashion and dis
pensed with. There is a chap jwst over
our publication office hatching Chickens in
a big box, fifty a day, having a thousand
eggs a!wa s doing. The trouble attend
ing them is slight, the heat costs very little,
and the chickens crack their several shells
and walk up to their dough and water like
wood-choppers to dinner or sailors to their
grog. They are clean, strong and lively,
grow fast and rarely die, (not being drag
ged through the grass;) and whoever has a
hatching machine can have 'Spring Chick
ens' every week in the year, and at small
expense. If you could only invent a ma
chine to lay eggs now, hens would be done
w i i h. A". Y. Trib une.
Colt's Submarine Pottery. An ex-
peri ment -was made by Colt, near the Navy
Yard at Washington, on Saturday after-
noon, in the presence of a large concourse
of people. The fated vessel was a barque
of 500 ton burthen, under the command !
of Lieut. Boyle. She was full-rigged, her
sails were partially set, with a blood-red
flag from her mainmast and the U. S. flag
from her stern. The papers state1 that
when within a hundred yards of the bat
tery the commander and crew left the
birqne in a boat, and a rocket was sent up
from the latter as a signal that they were in '
safety. The vessel kept steadily on her
course, and on arriving at the designated
spot, the battery exploded, and the grace
ful Ship was a huge ill shapen wreck. ;
("Mrs. Barger, wife of Abraham J
Barger living near Petersville, Md., was
delivered of four healthy children at one .
blrih, in the latter part of February last.
Eighteen months since she had three chil
dren at a birth. Here are arguments that
at once go to show the necessity for exten
ding our territory.
Murder. The Paducah Kentuckian, of .
Wednesday last, has the following: 0n 1
Saturday last, three slaves were committed
to the . nil of this county, from Ballard i
county, chargpd with the murder of their
master, Mr. Stewart, of that county. Some
misunderstanding had taken place between
Mr. Stewart and his slaves, we under
stand, while in a field together. Mr. Stew
art had threatened to use violent measures
towards one of ihe negroes, when they
turned upon him, overpowered him and
beat him to death.
Suicide. The West field (Mass) Mes
senger saysr Mrl Lake Drury cut his
throat in that place on the 8th inst. because
his son was about to marry a colored girl. 1
A handsome woman pleases the eye, a
good woman the heart; the one's a jewel,
the other a treasure.