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! rUBLFSHKI) WEEKLY T,Y CIT. C. R.YROTEAU,
EDITOR AXD PROPRIETOR.
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TERMS: .2 50 PER ANNUM, IN ADVANCE, OR
S3 00 IF FAY9IE.T I DELAYED SIX I-IOWMS.
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RALEIGH, FJillMY, JMA1KJIT 1G, 1819.
KG 15.
. TERNS. '
Tun R.u.i-.igii Tuiks will be sent to Snbscrdieni
nt Two Dollars and a half per annum, iif paid in ad
vance. Three Dollar will be ehnrged, if payment
is delayed six moutlui. These Terms ill hi invuriu-
bly adhered to.
AMERTISENEXTS.
For every Sixteen lines, or Imt. Om Dollar for the
first, and Twenty-five Cents fur each suliseqiieiit in
sertion. Court Ordeis, &r. will he charged O.'i per
cent. higher;' but a reasonable deduction will he made
to those who advertise by the year. ' . .
U-T Letters on business, and nil Communications
litemled for pollination, must be addressed to tile
Kuitor, nnd postpaid. .
: IMPORTANT SALE OF
ttcclaiiiui) Saiamp- aniia,
In Xoilh (aroliua.
rtll'"! President and Direetors of the Literary Fund
.1. l' North Carolina, iu pursuance of certain Reso
lutions, paused nt the lasi sussion ot the t,euernl As
feinbly, eller for sale,
Fifty Thousand Acres
of Swamp Lands,
roustiuitinjr a part of tho Literary Fund of tho Mute,
situated in Hyde and Washington Counties, and em
bracing the region lying between Pamlico and Albe
marle Sounds.
These lend have been drained nt groat expense,
under the direction of coinpeUmtfEiigiHeers, and laid
itl into Sections. The drainage has been effected bv
tvvo main Canals, to-wit r Pimro Canal, extending
Irani Pungo Lake to I'lingo river, g.x and u hall miles
iu length, with on average width at buttoiu of 00 leet,
'depth six feel and fall twelve feet nnd Alligator Ca
nal, from Alligator Lake to Pniigo river, (i miles long,
-with an average width at bottom of 30 feet, depth se
ven, and fall lou feet ; together with sundry tributa
ries or lateral ditches. Theso Canals lire 'navigable
for Ratteanx, nnd eniptvmg into tho navigable waters
of Pamlico Sound, their mouths are accessible to sca
nning vessels.
A largo portion of thin "Land abounds 'n Juniper,
Cypress and other valuable 'limber, for which the for
est of Eastern North Carolina in distinguished. The
residue consists Of Prairie, covered with the Cane and
Itnmboo, aud in the estimation of tlio Engineers who
Min-eyed it, the whole of it is extremely fertile.
,' To lirain Farmers, anil to the getters of Maves,
.Heading and Shingles, this land offers peculiar induce
ments. To Immigrants in the Ports of the United States,
accustomed to a country similar in many respects,
this Land offers a soil believed to bo as fertile a any
in the North -western States, with easy access to the
Sea, and within three days' sail of New York. The
Juniper water is pleasant, aud the hands engaged du
ring the last two Summers, iu getting Shingles, have
enjoyed excellent health.
Time and friar e :
The Sale will take place in the Town of Washing
ton, in Beaufort County, by Public Auction, commen
cing on Monday, the 21st day of May next, and will
bo superintended by the members of the Board, iu
'. person. .
Terms; '
The Land will be sold in Sections of about Hit)
Acres, according to the Maps and Plates of the En
gineers. A credit will be given of one, two, three
nnd four years, to be paid iu equal iusiali.ie.nts, with
interest from tho day of sale.
Bond and approved security will be rcqnired, and
the title, withheld until the purchase money shall be
paid in full. Certificates of purchase will be given,
and the titles, whn made, will be warranted.
Turnpike Road.
At the same time and place, the Hoard will receive
Proposals for completing the Turnpike Head from
Pungo Lake to the Town of Plymouth.
Given under my hand, at the Executive Office, iu
the City of Raleigh, this tiib day of March, A. D.,
1? 19.
CHAS. MANLY.
Governor of North Carolina,
and ex officio Pres't Lit'y Board,
fly order :
L. Chcves Manly,
Secretary to Board.
Bateigh, March 9, 1849. 14 ts
PUBLIC SALE.
A GOOD CHANCE FOll BARGAINS.
ON Monday, the 2d day of April next, will be sold
at Public Auction, at the bouse on Fayetteville
Street, now occupied hv L. F. Smith as a Refectory,
(formerly PEl'PKtt &' HUGHES.) all the Fixtures
belonging to the Establishment, Furniture of all kuids,
Cooking apparatus, Crockery of evry inscription, (a
splendid lot,) with a variety of articles used by fami
lies. :
And all the Stock on hand, consisting of Liquors
f every sort, and of excellent qualities, Wines, ol va
rious brands, segars, c.
ALSO,
A new Northern Buggy and Harness made to or
dcr, aud a first rate Harness Horse.
L. F. SMITH.
Raleigh, March fi, 1849. . 14 It
W. It. PEPPER
I ERPECTFULLY returns his thanks to the citi
i sens of North Carolina, for the patronage he has
xoccived from them, while engaged iu business in the
city of Raleigh, and begs leave to inform them that
he mnv be found at
JARRATT'S HOTEL, PETERSBIRC, VA.,
where he will bo happy to aec his old friends and ac
quaintances, aud pledges himself to leave nothing un
done on his part to contribute to their comfori aud
convenience. 11c hopes his friends will give him a
all.
Raleigh, March, 6, 1819. 14 ,1m
prImev'lnegau,
Just Received by
JAMES LITCTIFOUD.
RKleigh, March ?, 1R I9.
It
p HEWING AND SMOKING TOBACCO, a
y' prime lot. idl il ,
. J AM F.S LITCIIFOKD'S,
Next door ah.ive .ir. Il.irilie's.
Raleigh, March J.
NOTICE.
A T the Animal Meeting of the Directors of the
-L V North ('aroliua Mutual Insurance Company,
held mi the 9d January, list;), the following resolu
tion was 'adopted:
('Mri'rf, Hint an assessment of five per cent, lie
levied on all the premium notes cm-staudiug oil the
2d J miliary lM'J.
Notice is hereby irirfin that the above assessment
is reijiiired to lie paid at llie Ollice of the N. C. M. 1.
Co., in Raleigh, oil or before the first day of May
llexi.
J AS. F. . JORDAN, Sec.
r. S. All letters addressed to the Secretary on bu
siness of the Company must bo jmt jiaul, or they
will not be taken fioiii the Post Oliiee. .
KaWij'j, Feb. 2ii.lij.11). la-3t
NOTICE.
I SHALL expose at. public sale,' on Tuesday the
l.'lth hist., at 1 o'clock, in front of Jno. Skinner's
Store, a Slide-seat 111 GOY, (which1 can he altered
at pleasure to one ortwo seats, so as to cany two or
Tour persons,) mid Harness.. Also, a gentle llnggv
HOUSE. Terms, CW,. '
VM. W. JONKS.
Louisbu rg, N. ('., March 1st, lf1!l. 13 2t
T TOLASsF.S. Just received prime MOLASSF.S,
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new crop.
For sale by-
JAM F.S MTCTIFORI).
Next door above Mrs. Har'die's.
Raleigh, March 2. .
FRESH fiVRDI SEED.
WILLIAMS, HAYWOOD. &. Co.. have just re
ceived a supply of Garden Seeds, which they
warrant to he fresh and genuine,' consisting in part of
the following kind, viz i
ARTICHOKE, Green Globe
ASWAUAUL'S, Giant
BliAXS, Early China.
" Rfl'ugee (or 1000 to 1)
1 " Red Speckled French
(Dwarf)
" White Cranberry
" Large VV Into Luna
(Running)
BELT, Hitlv IJIwtl Turnip
" Lung do
" Early Yellour Sugar
" French do
CAHI1AGE, Knrly May
" " Vork
" " . . lialtcraca or Dram Head
" " Sugar Loaf
" Irgc Late Drum-Head
" l,arge Bertren
(Winter)
do
do
do
" Graen Glnbo Savoy
" Flat Dutch
" Red "
CARROT, lama Orange
" Altringltam
" Early Horn
CAULIFLOWER, targo Early .- 1
" " LaleDulch
CELERY, White Solid
" Rose Coloured
CRESS, Curled (or Peppergrass)
CUCUJUJElt, Early Frame
' Cluster .
" Long Green
" White Turkey
" Small Gherkin (for Pickling)
CORN, Early Golden Sioux
" owect or bitgar
" Tusk-.irora
EGG PLANT, Purple
LETTUCE, White Cubhnge
" . . Ice Cos
" .. White Hatter "-: :
' Early Siloscia
MELON, Long Island Water
" Carolina do
" Pine Apple
" Yellow Cantiilonp
" Gruen Citron
' Nutmeg
MUSTARD, White
" Brown , . . .. '
NASTURTIUM. ':
OMON, White Portugal
" Early Siver Skin
" Largo Red
u Yellow Dutch :
" Buttons .
OKRA.
PARSLEY, Doubled Curled
PARSNIP, Large Dutch
' Siignr or Cup Crown
PEAS, Early CedoNulli (Dwarl)
" " Washinglon or May "
" '' Bishops Pvolilio "
" Marrowfat "
" Sugar (Kdible Pods) "
Marrowfat (Tll)
PEPPER, Long Cayenne
" " BellorOxlieart
" " Sweet Snatiish (a salad)
RADISH, I,ong Scarlet
" Early Short Top
" " Cherry Turnip
RHUBARB, (For Tarts)
SALSIFY, or Vegetable Oyster
SP1NAGE, Summer
SQUASH, Early Bush
Crook Neck
TOMATO, Large Red
" do Yellow
TURNIP, Large English Norfolk
" Purple Top Ruta Baga
" Urge White Flat.
1 Raleigh, February 23, 1649,
13.
REMOVAL OF STORE!
JAMES , LITCHFORD respectfully informs his
friends and the public that he has removed bis
Slock of (nods from his former stand to the opposite
side of Fayettoville Street,
NEXT DOOlf ABOVE MRS. HARDIE'S,
and directly opposite the M'rrkct, where they ore. in
vited to g ve him a call, and continue, their cut'.oiu.
On hand, a g.xifl assortment of DHY.OOODS,
j :iwvt:iilli. 'HARDWARE, &c
He ids') continues the Titihirin lhiviirt, td
will alleiul to all orders fur Culling and Making I i,-n-
j tienlen's Ciotiiing.
j lt.ii.-igh. 1-Vb. dd, I t:. - 'j j .
.From t'no Rioliiiioiid Whig.
A COXTUAST.
Two years ago, when the sun of the 22d Fcliru
arv arose, Ziiclurv Tti vlor was standing on the
plains nf Buena Vista, with as gloomy anil forbid
ding prospect, to ordinary eyes, as ever expanded
before the vision of murt.,1. After along period of
inaction, 'to' which he had been condemned by the
Government; he was suddenly placed upon a tliea
tre of the most ahsorbing excitement and peril. i
Ho was now an old mai?,thotiLl) Mill hale and vig-
f rotis; he wits a. soldier,' wHh'the' recollections' flf
forty years of hard set-vice; since ho had " fleshed
his maiden sword" nations had grown , up in the ;
fields whitdi his earlv valor illus'frated. and Hour.
isiting towns invaded tho forests where the re
man learned to his cost that the young Kentucky
brave was superior to both Indian valor anil strat
egom. .Tli memories of later scene's must have
been still more fresh in hn minril ' Without self
conceit or'vanitv, lie could not but remember that j
tl.e sncient motto of his family, " F.ulhful ami I
lirmh." had never been sullied by her hands, and
that at Palo Alto, Resaca, and Monterey, he had !
done all that duty demanded;, and had" achieved
that success which never nnee in his long and ?
vunlful jife had der,orted his standard. But, net--withstanding
this, he had seen his ' Government
turn upon htm a distrustful look, confine him to a
sphere of obscurity, and remove from him the flow
er of his army. His eye had gazed with a proud,
yet saddened glance, upon the departing banners
that lie had so often guided to triumph and glory,
until the last baronet of his veterans disappeared
forever, from his view. :
. Ho now stood alone, sustained, with the excep
tion of a few batteries nf artillery, by a handful of
volunteers. Before and ,m,l I,;,,, ,i,ifi,r
and disclnlined armv oftwenie ibn.,n,l , .;,.
to his one, cointnanded by tho first military genius
ol Mexico. In all human probability, on the field
of Bnena Vista, Tavlov was to close his illustrious
career, cither as a prisoner or avion" the dead
'Ml
1 nere was to be llie end of a life consecrated from
youth to age to his country's service. There, in a
foreign grave, was to be the reward ol the toils,
fidelity, and valor of nearly half a ccuturv.
But, upon that dismal and forbidding spectacle,
the old warrior looked forth with a bosom as calm
and serene as if it wero sonie high and joyous fes
tival i't which he was a conspicuous 'participant; -Amid
that dark and stormy sky the star still shone
which he had ever watched, and which had never
led him astray the star of Duty. Napoleon knew
no such' word as Impossible. Taylor knew no
such sentiment as Despair, His immovable self
reliance was proof against all (lie storms of for
tune, He had faith in that superintending Provi
dence winch never deserls those who do not desert
themselves ; and Ilopg is the twin-sister of Faith,
which always points upwards and reveals a clear
sky beyond the darkest clouds.
Two years have passed, and what a chance!
The sun of another 22d of February arises, and
llie same old hero, who seemed deserted by his
country and doomed to an inglorious end, advances
to the Capitol of the Republic, surrounded by mil
lions upon millions ef admiring friends. At every
step of his progress, tha air is rent with the shouts
of welcome and the joyous roar of cannon ; old
men gather about his steps to gaze upon one who
brings back to their minds the mire nnd simple
virtues of revolutionary times; theNtiiigf to be
hold a hero whose deeds of valor have 'immortaliz
ed the name of America, and to study a model of
exalted and unselfish patriotism ; Women, to cheer
with their smiles and blessings one who is good as
well as great, and to hold up his example to their
children. A nation rises tip to do him homage.
Amid all these wonderful changes, there is but one
thing altered by time or circumstances tho calm,
self-possessed, unambitious soul of the chieftain
and the sage. Now, as at fluena Vista, though
the centre of the storm, he stands unmoved by its
excitement. Whether the wind howls in his front,
or fills his canvass with favoring gales, hp holds
the hchrt with tlie same steady hand, and guides
his course by the s.imo polar s'ar of Right.
" Never despair." It is a good maxim in all
conditions ol life. Think ol Wash-inutoh. in the
daikest hours of the Revolution ! Remember Tat
Xor, at Buena Vista !
COLONEL AND MRS. BLISS. "
A correspondent writing from Vfashington, iu
speaking of the last levee given al the 'Whits
House by Mr. and Mrs. Polk, says : " Mrs. Bliss
entered late, escorted by her brother-in-law, the
Hon. Jefferson Davis. She was dressed with great
simplicity and elegance, and was the " bright par
ticular star " of the' evening. Her hair was taste
fully, though not elaborately dresed, and she
wore a simple wreath of green leaves, which might
have been woven from tho abundant laurels brought
home from the wars by her veteran father and her
gallant husband. Col. Bliss appeared in full uni
form, and drew theyesof all the ladiesatter him."
Judge Eldred, of Pennsylvania, has decided in
court, that listening at a keyhole, though against
etiquette, good manners, and the clearest maxims
of common law i;i a nun, is perfectly legal and
pistihable in any individual of the gentler sex 'ow
ing to the amiable weakness 'of curiosity whi
jtatiiro has iniplaiiled in leinale bosoms.
TtlH LA'I'K ADMINISTRATION1.
. The r.;ign (for it Ws heen scarcely less) of Jas.
K. Polk lias closed, and. ho has returned- to the
great body of the people "from whom he wus selec
ted four years ago to fill the first office in the world.
The four ye-ars of his administration have been a -inong
the most remarkable in the hi.nory of the
country. Four years ago. the pnrty which elected
inn seemed all powerful iiv the Union. Ti'tevhad
s"-1 ll,rlt,(. '"one of the severest contests known
t0 C"lr ''i';01' lf ml -'liamp"ion of tho Whig
l'1,rl-v' The Whigs appeared prostrate, beyond
ll,e l'"'cr of overSin Mg thpir heads. The
I'rosilloMt an easy task before liiiii. Mo had
I,,it ,0 lf"i!tor tho Government according to the
policy of Madison and Monroe, in order to have
seennvthe ascendancy .which his party had obtain
ed.. The desire, however, to insure, what was al
ready near'y certain, did not allow him to pursue
the lino of safety.- His friends had nlrdo-ed him
. I B
10 1110 P00!"6 01 "e htale 01 Pennsylvania as a
b''t!or tiir:F ,nan tlwn Mr- Clay, and it had in
consiT'-,lel-,cc cast .its -lieavy electoral vote, for him.
0im'"2 hi foAact was to violate the pledge
tl", ,1;l'-,r''en -in his favor, and thereby to dis-
gust one 'of the most powerful of his suppnrtin
States. The doom of the Democratic party was
staled for that moment.
But the President fell into another, and a still
more fatal error. An impression had long prevail
ed, that a war policy would' always lie acceptable
to the people of the Union, owing, doubtless, to the
enthusiasm with which tha whole people -rushed
to arms to avenge the piratical outrages of Great
Britain, in 1812. Tteiaoncxalion of Texas, too,
had decided bin election, and Mr. Polk was under
the impression that the acouisition of torritorv
I wou'" alW!ys !ls popmaras a war..-.-. I o have a
! warAen, which shou'id be neither long nor dan.
s, and to Require thereby a vast accession of
territory, were moans of securing the ascenJaitcy
of his party for years to come. Out of this belief
sprang the Mexican war ; an event which Will be
deplored by the Democratic party as long as they
continue to regard party triumphs as an object worth
struggling for. We opposed that war from its in
ception; yet now we conies, we are sorry that it
occurred. It devolved the power and resources of
our country in such a manner as to command the
admiration of the world, and raised us many grades
higher in the scale of nations. It brought out the
great qualities of our soldiers, who had been repo
sing so long in peace, that the world had forgotten
how well they fought. It exhibited Winfield Scott
in his true character; a character, but for it, he
would never have heen known to deserve ; that of
the greatest of living tacticians. Above all.it
prostrated IOcofocoism, and brought to the aid of
his country the great virtues and merits of Zach
ary Taylor. Hick. Wliig. -
SETTING A TRAP FOR VOTERS.
We sec it stated in an account of the proceed
ings of Congress, that Mr. Jones, of Tennessee, in
behalf ol his colleague, Mr. Andrew Johnson, who
was 'confined to his room by sickness, asked the
unanimous consent of the House to introduce a bill
' to provide every poor man, and every widow who
is the mother of a family kwithn farm from the pub
lic lands, without money and without price."
Without any particular information as to the
slato of Mr. Johnson's health at the time of this
request, wo venture to Sty that his affectionate''
constituent neeJ entertain no very serious nppre
hension on the score of his illness. Ho was evi
dently thinking more of the next Congress than of
the next world when ho deputed Mr. Jones to ap
pear for him In that behalf. If we mistake not, he
was considerably pushed at the last elacliou : aud
a little make-weight might be of service at the
next. To provide a farm for etcry poor man
without money and without price ! What a friend
to the " intelligent masses ! -. If ho would add a
further clause, providing that all the lawyers, of
East Tennessee should be killed or transported for
life, no opponent that might venture to take the
field against him would hear the horn blow for
the next sixteen years. A". C. Argus.
SACRAMENTO GOLD.
The Courier drs Eiats Um'j stales, that lately a
letter from " Maj. William Trr.r., Porssts, Envoy
Extraordinary to the United States," was passed
atout among tha members of the Assembly in the
Chamber, in which the Envoy says: -"There U
' without doubt some gold on the shores of the Sa
' cramento, but it requires a good tlcal of silver to
'come at it" that is, the cost of getting it will be
moro or not much less than the value cf the gold
when obtained.
We shall be pleased if many who are going to
California with golden hopes and golden dreams
do not realizo-the truth of this remark, before they
realize) the fortunes they go to seek. Whoever
will consider what -numbers are on their way to
the HI Doradn,or that soon will be, must be con
vinced that ail immense amount of disappoinment
is in resewe for somebody as respects llie pre
cious metal. But those who will be content to tinS
a healthy and fertile country,and are willing to go
Jo work to Improve their fortune after the gmid,
old-fashioned, slow-and-stire method, will do well,
we think. ." ''"'', . . ' 1 " ,
The NilTlh Carolina fisher
are said to be doiii;? n
I fair buaiu'-ssihis season.
AN EXPLANATION FROM GE. SHIELDS.
The publication of 'tin extraordinary lcttr of
Gen. Shields, to Judge Breese, having evoked upon
the head of its author a withering rebuke from men
of all shades of political opinion, Shields now comes
out we see, with a supplementary letter, somewhat
explanatory of his former epistle. . The reader
will judge for himself how far it palliates the: ruf
fianly menaces embodied in his first ldtor to Mr,
Breese. . ' .
A fard.
Wasimnutox, Feb. 2S, 1 8 (9.
It is with much reluctance I feel compelled to
obtrude on the notice of the public a statement ex-
I planatory of a private letter addressed by me, a few
days ago, to the Hon. Sidney Breese, and publish
ed by him, with comments, in the Intelligencer of
this date. The facts are these; Mr, Breese has
been for many -months engaged industriously in
disseminating tlw most injurious reports concern-,
ing me, the only ostensible mpiivu being that tnv
friends had 'brought me forward as his competitor
for election to the Senate of the United States. T
had, ever since my visit to this city, last summer,
cognizant of his efforts, unceasing, 'unremitting,
apd reckless, to blast my character and rob. me of
tho only wealth to which I can lay claim a repu
tation, thank God, without a blot. Immediately
on my arrival here, I wrote hnn the letter he had
published, accusing him of his baseness. That
letter, 'written under tho influence of no ordinary
emotions, was couched in language which, under
otner circumstances 1 would not have used J and
upon reflection, and by the advice of my friends, I
authorized two-honorable Senators formally to with'.
draw it. Air. Brecso declined to yield it up, and
the use he has made of it shows by what motives
he wasacltiatpd.
1 hat portion of my letter winch lie has distor
ted into a threat of assassination, I shall briefly
notice.. The means ho used to provent my elec
tion were of such a nature that the competition
between us became a personal struggle, and as his
triumph woulJ have been an endorsement of his
calumnies, my character and position were involv
ed in the issue. I determined, therefore, as intima
ted in my letter, to render such a triumph unavail
ing by a thorough exiosure of his charrctcr and
conduct, thus turning into a moral pillory the posi
tion of Senator of the U. States which he would
have acquired by the vilest misrepresentations.
Tho interpretation he has put upon this throat-
that is, that I had av owed to assassinate him, is so
absurd that it would bj equally preposterous on my
part seriously to repudiate such a meaning. That
any sane man can believe I would have assassina
ted Mr. Breese, I have no apprehension. That Mr.
Breeso himself ever dreamed of such a thing, is
totally impossible.
For the controversy in which Mr, Breese would
involve me on other matters, I have no relish. I
do not think myself warranted, except as in tlu'
case of the above statement, for self-defence, in
thrnting my persona! concerns on the notice of
the public ; besides that, the course Mr. Breese has
pursued in relation to.my letter, disentitles him to
that consideration which might induce me, under
other circumstances, to reply to his remarks.
JAMBS 81 II BEDS.
THE POWERS OF THE PRESS.
The great powers of the Press were never more
conspicuously displayed than during the recent
session of our State legislature, on the subject of
Internal Improvements. When the two Houses
were first -organized for business, it would have
been a matter of utter impossibility for any gen
eral scheme of Improvements to have made its
way through either Branch of that body. The
Press, with singular unanimity, attj almost with-,
out distinction nf party, raised its hundred voices
in support of this paramount subject, and the pas
sage of the Central Railroad Bill and other im
portant measures that will redound to the lattinn'
honor of llie legislature of 1818-9 were the re
sults of this united effurt. Without it they could
mt have passed. And what does this grand a
chicvemcut demonstrate ? Tho wonderful influ
ence for good or for evil, that this great moral en
gine the Press, is capable of exerting when all its
machinery draws public opiuion in the same right
line, instead or pud.ng it in different direction, and
thus keeping it in a slate of suspension, like Ma
hbinel's coifin, between opposite magnets. What
a pity that it does not devote less of its ti ne to
Federal politics, and more to the nffairs of our
own State to the encouragement of its industry
and the de-relopnient of its great resources ! Were
it to do this, then would it fill its high destiny, and
bo indeed the grit Palladium of the land the
image of Minerva that fell from the heaveus at the
building of our City ! .V. C. Argvs. '
Among the acts passed, by .Congress, is one ap
proved on the 2 ttli iust., giving five year', half
pay to 'the widows and orphans of every ofilcer
noii-cenniiWioued officer, aud private, who served
during Ihii late war with Mexico, and was honor
ably discharged, or continued In service to tho
time of his do-utli, and whoso death was in conse
quence of wounds received, or" diseases contrac
eil within the htio of duty." - -
li is said the t'ostiua-.tr of Ibsk.n has resigned his
oilier.
VAsni.vr,-Tos. Feb. 27, 1S49
Im (lie debate, last night, in the House of Rep.
ivsenta lives, Mossrs. Venable'of North Carolina,
IWden of the same State, and Palfrey of Massa
chusetts, were among the Speakers.
.- Mr. .Tenable is a Southern fanatic Mr. Pal
Trey is a Northern one. : Oh-would let out (he last
drop of his blood before he would allow the North
to draw chains around the slaves of the South, and
debar their owners from taking them to California- .
or New. .Mexico, should said owners ch lose to re
move to thoje regions. The other would let out tha
last drop of blood in his veins, before he would al
low of the expansion of sluvrry tu the new terri
tories in question.
So Mr. Tenable' discoursed, So Mr. Palfrey
discoursed.: Mr. Venable talked much about, and,
as usual, highly prn ised his constituents. 1 1 e
en praised slavery and his slaves, and told how
handsomely lite latter received him whenever he
returned, after anabsence, to the bosom of his fam-
ly. I hey are a great peonle. black and white in
Mr. Vcnablc's district, unquestionably a rery
gmit fopic, ' y '
Mr. Palfrey talked also in a very patriotic strain.
Ho would do as much for his constituents as the1
gentleman from North Carolina would do for a
Southern Constituency, every bit of it
I his being the state of the case, as rcrMi-dad
these worthy antiode fanatics. Mr. BovJen
pounced upon them both like a hawk upon his
prey, and the way he made the fanatical feathers
fly North and. South, was a little the most ainus- ,
ing and entertaining of any exhibition which has,
as yet, taken place during the session.
'Ihese gentlemen, he contended, ware highly
honorable and patriotic, and possessed of exalted
ideas and notions. They were puro and disinter
ested. They were not speaking here with any
now of influencing forthcoming elections in their
respective Congressional districts oh, no ! those
elections i.id taken place, of course ! Had they
not ? Some said, however, that they had not ta
ken place. Some would have it that the election
in tho district represented by the gentleman from
Massachusetts, was to take place in a few days,
and that the Congressional elections in North Car
olina were to come off on the 22d of August next.
If so, the honorable members must have both for
gotten the fact, for they were too patriotic and dis
interested to make these kigh-toned speeches here
purely for bunormhe!
But I will not undertake to do justice to Mr.
Boyden in this matter. I cannot do it. He ad
ministered a rebuke to the two extraordinary poli
ticians in question, which will not soon be forgot
ten. His speech was a brilliant one, and, when
published, will be read with pleasure. He look
the conservative ground, and most ably and gal
lantly maintained it.
. KISSING.
Jacob kissed Rachel, and lifted np his Voice and
wept. SCHIPTUHE.
If Rachel was a pretty girl, and kept her face
clean, we can't see what Jacob had to cry about.
.V. O. Gluhe
How do you know but that she slapped his face
for him ?-A. O. Delia. v,
Weering, is not mifrequenlly produced by ex.
treme pleasure, joy, happiness it might have been
so in Jacob's case. Whig.
Gentlrm n hold your tongues. The cause of
Jacob's weeping, was the refusal of Rachel to al
low him to kiss her agin. Taylor Flag.
it is our opinion that Jacob wept because ha
had not kissed Rachel before, and ho.wept for the
time he had lost. Age.
Green, verdant, aHof ye. The fellow wept be
cause the gal did'nt kiss him. Mari. American. ' -
Nonsense, Jacob wept because Rachel told him
to ' do it twice more,' and he waa afraid to.
Dfm. and Freemen.
Ridiculous ! there is not a true Yankee anions;
you. We ttcis Jacob cried because Rachel
threatened to tell her narm.-Sracca Union. '
There, you are .wrong again ; ho wept because
thcro was only one Rachel to kiss. Rat. tier.
Oh, yon get out ! He wept for joy 'cause it tas
ted so good. Mail. ' : . ' ,t
We reckon Jacob cried 'causo Rachel had been
eating anions OP . '
Our own ojiuion is, that Jacob wept, because
he found, after all," it was nat half what it was
cracked np to be." R. Whig. '
IMPORTANT DECISION.
A caso has deen decidod before the Court of Ap
peal of Maryland, involving the constitutionality of
the law prohibiting the sale of .liquor on the Sab
bath. .The Court decided thattlie State hsd the
right, under t! Constitution, to pass the law in
question. - . , : ' ' " "" ' ,
A WashiasrUm letter ay lht Genets! Taylor baa
written to (Jeneral Sfitt,"invitiiig him to return ud
make Wnaliingtou hu head-quarters. '
. Hie main lino of the Pennsylvania faun's wit! be
opened fir uaviKutiouoii the lOlh luUut, if tlw weall.
tr jM-rimis. ' ., ,; .... ." '""
' The. Nashville Banner menlious the appearance of
notes of the Planters' Hank of Tennessee, altered urom '
-ne-to two and lire dollar. - '
    

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