\EIVS & PLANTERS’ GAZETTE.
D. (L COTTING, Editor.
No. B.—NEW SERIES.]
NEWS & PLANTERS GAZETTE.
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Sales of Land and Negroes by Executors, Ad
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previous to tin” day of sale.
The sales of Personal Property must be adver
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Notice to Debtors and Creditors of an Estate
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Court of Ordinary, for leave to soil Land or Ne
groes, must be published weekly for four months;
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THE FOLLOWING GENTLEMEN WILL FORWARD THE
NAMES OF ANY’ WHO MAY WISH TO SUBSCRIBE :
J. T. <)- G. 11. Wooten, A. D. Statluim,\Hn\mrg,
Mallorysville, B. F. Tatom, Lincoln-
Felix G. Edwards, Pe- toil,
tersburg, Elbert, O. A. Lockett, Cravv’ford-
Gen. Grier, Raytown, ville,
Taliaferro, IT. Davenport, Lexing-
James Bell, Powelton, toil,
Hancock, .S'. J. Bush, Irwington,
Wm. B. Nelms, Elher- Wilkinson,
ton, Dr. Cain, Cambridge,
John A. Simmons, Go- Abbeville District,
shen, Lincoln, South Carolina.
FTUIE Subscriber has it in contemplation to re
turn to his Plantation, and, therefore, offers his
Town Property for sale; consisting of-a FOUR
ACRE LOT, with a large and conve- ;v—A
nient DWELLING HOUSE, eight
fire-places, the necessary out-houses,
and a never-failing Well of excellent
If the purchaser wishes, he can have Twenty
three Acres of wood-land, well set with timber,
six or eight hundred yards from the lot
Further particulars are not necessary, as the
purchaser will examine for himself.
Sept. 2-1,1840. _(4) ts
For Sale ,
THIRTEEN MILES FROM
rpHE Subscriber would sell low and upon ac
•*- commodating terms, a PLANTATION, 13
miles from Columbus, on the Lagrange road,
containing TWO HUNDRED ACRES ol
LAND ; forty acres of which Were cleared last
year. There are upon the premises an. \
good Dwelling House, and every ne- ifiYillw
cessary outhouse ; anil well supplied s!(J||iw
with good water. gsfeS
For further particulars, apply to
A. R. LYON.
October 8,1840. (6) s.m.3m.
The undersigned have asso-
HfS®) dated themselves in tliel,‘| 7*l
MISSION BUSINESS in the City of Augusta,
under the Finn of
BUSTIN &, WALKER.
They have leased the Warehouse lately occu
pied by Captain A. Gumming, where they will be
pleased to attend to any business cor.fided'-to their
JAMES B. WALKER.
Augusta, Sept. 17, 1840. (4) fit.
a? Look Here. CB‘
BARGAINS ! BARGAINS!!
THE Subscriber is now receiving and opening
a large Stock of Goods, purchased by him
self in New York, at reduced prices, which he
offers for casli at lower prices than ever bought
in this market.
His customerfLwill he furnished on a credit as
usual, at very reduced prices.
Those Yvho wish bargains, would do well to
call and examine his stock before purchasing
The assortment is general, and comprises al
most every article usually’ kept in a ltetaii Dry
MARK A. LANE.
October 15, 1840. 7 if.
Fast JYotlce •
ALL persons indebted to us, either by NOTE
or OPEN ACCOUNT, are requested to
come forward, and pay up without delay.
We shall place all debts due to us in the hands
of an Attorney for suit, on the first day of
January next; therefore, those who do not wish
to pay cost, &c., can call on us and settle.
LAWRENCE & PETEET.
Washington, Oct. 8. ((>) ts.
Segars : !
WE have appointed Mr. WM. JOHNSON,
of this place, our agent for the SALE of
SEGARS in this section of the State. They are
WARRENTED TO SMOKE FREE, and to be
i of as FINE FLAVOR as they are represented,
which our customers may rely upon.
The Segars are of approved brands, and are
offered at wholesale or retail.
LASH & BROTHERS,
Oct. 1,1840. 5 North Carolina.
WASIII\(iT(K\, (WILKES COUNTY, A.,) (XTOISIIK 22, 18-10.
DAVID A. VASON,
ATT9KY AT LAW,
WILL PRACTICE IN THE DIFFERENT
COUNTIES OF THE
Irvin & l’ope, Washington, Wilkes,
lion. Charles Dougherty, Athens.
Rev. Jonathan Davis, Lee.
Johnson Sc Robinson, .Madison,
Rev. Jesse Mercer, Washington, Wilkes.
Dr. John Wingfield, Madison.
‘/,. Jacks(K), Esq., Lee.
Hon. M. J. Wellborn.
Sept 24, 1840. (4) ts.
f IMIE Subscriber respectfully informs the Citi
■ zens of Wilkes county, that lie has located
himself at Major Johnson Norman’s, nine miles
west of Washington, where he will be happy to
serve all who may wish to have any thing done in
his line of business. All his work will be exe
cuted in the most neat, faithful, and fashionable
manner. The following are his casu prices :
Making iirsUfate Coat i : : : $6 00
Edging Do. : : : 3 00
Ditto, second quality : 5 00
Ditto, third quality : : : : 4 00
Making Pantsloohs or Vest : ; 1 50
Ditto, Overcoat 7 (K)
Cutting Coat ::::::: 50
Ditto, Pantaloons or Vest : : 25
He will he thankful for any custom in his busi
ness ; and as his prices are very low, he has de
termined to keep no books, and do altogether a
JOHN 11. RHODES.
September 14, 1840. (3) ts.
k POCKET BOOK.
t b \ MONDAY, the 28th of SEPTEMBER,
I lost a Jong calfskin POCKET BOOK,
Twelve Dollars in cash ; to wit, two five dol
lar bills on the Central Bank of Georgia, and a
one dollar bill City Council of Augusta, and a one
dollar bill City Council of Columbus;
One noie, fur $403, on William C. Jack, due
the 25th of December last;
One note on Hezekiah Montgomery, (Jolm
Jones security',) for $183;
One on John T. Wootten, for $2Bl, dated
sometime last year;
One on John L. Wynn, for $1,200, due the
25th of December, 1841;
One bn John L. Wynn, for $1,300 ;
Another on John L. Wynn, for $765;
A due bill on John G. Wright, for $202 25;
A receipt for Marcus and Samuel Hilling’s
note for about $405, given by Robert A. Toombs
The finder will be liberally rewarded for re
All persons are forewarned- against trading for
the above papers. JAMES C. WRIGHT.
Washington, Oct. 1,1840.
in’ Leave with the Editor of this paper; or at.
Mr. Lane’s store, xj 5
REMAINING in the POST OFFICE,
WASHINGTON. GA.,011 the First Day
of October, 1840:
Allen Arnold ; Edwind R. Anderson.
Captain Win. H. Burdett; Thomas 1,. Baker;
Cora L. Blackwell; John C. Byrd; G. Burroughs ;
John G. Burdett; Mrs. Aliy Ufently ; Miss (’■. A.
Barnett; James Burnet; Miss Sarah Burk.
Janies Curtis; Wylie Curry; A. A. Clark;
Miss Rebecca Crawford.
John Dozier, 2; Francis W. Darricott; Mrs.
Elizabeth Dyer; Robt. C. Daniel; Joseph M.
Dent; Rebecca Deering; Rev. James Donnelly.
James Eckles William Edwards.
John B. Flynt; George Florence; Rev. J. A.
John Garrard; James Graham ; Martly Garratt;
William Ilarrall ; Miss Cornelia Holiday;
James Harris ; Nathaniel Holiday ; Miss C. W.
Heard; Major J. Heard ; James Huling; Wylie
Hill; Henry M. Hide ; Richard J. Holiday ;
Seth Heath ; Samuel Huling ; Robert Hull!
Mrs. Mary Ann Itson.
Joseph Johnson; James Johnson ; John Jones ;
Mrs. Elisabeth Jackson.
Miss Nancy Keeling; Thomas S. Keeling.
Miss Elizabeth S. I,yon; Mrs. Maria Luies ;
Rev. Micajah Lane ; James Little.
Miss Rebecca Mathews; Win. Mclntosh ;
J. & J. B. Nash.
B. C. Pope ; Chenoth l’Cteet; Miss Cathrine
Peteet ; Nancy Perteet ; George Pollard ;
James Pounds ; Henry Pearson.
Mrs. Maria Ross ; O. W. Roberts ; John W.
Reed ; Cousin Sarah Ann Collins, John Rhodes.
Anderson Stone ; Willis Sanders, 2 ; Laugh
Steen ; L. D. Sherner, 2; Airs, l’ricilla
Stroziers ; J. F. Sohan ; John Stabbs ; Peter
Strozier ; Jolm Stone ; Lewis Series ; William
Shearer ; J. 11. Saffold ; Jackson Shirly.
Thomas Truitt ; Airs. Nancy Truitt ; John
Thornton ; John Thompson ; Richard Thurman.
Wareham W. Woodruff; N. Wylie ; Jno. T.
Wootten; Jesse Williams; Rev. John Q.
West, 2 ; E. Willy.
Please ask for advertised Letters, if wanted
from the above list.
JOSEPH W. ROBINSON, P. M.
Oct. 8,1840. (6) [loo.]
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MORNIXIi.
From the IS. (). Picayune.
Wo have in our day heard of things
called women halers, but could never bring
ourselves to believe in their existence.
When we can believe that such things live
and wear the form of man, we will pro
nounce tin- mariner’s needle a humbug,
and absquatalizc instanter to the moon. If
man was made in the image of his Maker, j
surely\voman was designed to keep him ;
still in remembrance of heaven. When a [
man reflects upon paradise, and asks his ]
mind for a something earthly that rcsem- I
hies it, he edn think of WDM \N—lovely
woman—and nothing else. Picture inno- I
cence, youth, and beauty, in a woman, and
if you do not see paradise, go to an oculist
immediately-'-for depend upon it, there is j
something the matter with your eyes. Read
the following exquisite picture of girlish
beauty, and thank the gods that you are a i
man, born to admire and enjoy such excel
From the Richmond Enquirer.
A fair young girl is leaning pensively’ on the
casemen', gazing with thoughtful brow upon the
scene below. The blooms of fifteen summers
tint ber soft cheek—the sweets of a thousand
floWers are gathered upon her round lips—the
curls cling lo a spotless brow, and lull upon a
neck of perfect grace—the soft swimming eyes
sedm lighted by the tenderest tire of poetry —and
Beauty hovers over as her own most favored
child. What are her .thoughts ! Love camiot
stir a besom so young, and sorrow cannot, yet
ha\'e touched a spirit so pure. Innocence itself
seems lo have chosen her for its own. Alas! lias
disappointment touched that youthful heart!
Ye.-, it. must'bo so; hut hist! she starts—her
bosom heaves—hoi- eye brightens—her lips
part —she speaks—listen !
“Jim, you nasty foal I quit scratching that
pig’s back, or I’ll tell mar.”
From the Philadelphia Weekly Ledger.
Nothing betrays a greater degree of
ignorance of the world—of the human
heart—and of good manners, than tile
assumption of a self-sufficient, dictatorial
tone in conversation. Every man should
consider that his opinions arc not oracles,
but that they are generally liable to be dis
puted. No matter how evident any thing
may seem to him, others may know more
or less of it than himself-—may look at it in
a different light--or may put different con
structions on it, so that in the eyes of a third
person it may be doubtful what views are
correct. Concerning tilings which arc
SELF-EVIDENT to human reason, there
are seldom any discrepancies of opinion.
To assert these things authoritatively, or
with an air of instruction, is ridiculous ; be
cause no body doubts them. But it is quite
as absurd to speak on doubtful or debatable
subjects, (in common conversation,) with a
tone and gesture which express a defiance
and contempt of all contradiction. Every
nian is partial to his own opinions, and is
not easily persuaded that they arc errone
ous ; if lie does resign them it must.be when
he is convinced by reason and argument,
that they are incorrect. Mere assertion,
unsupported by evidence or ratiocination,
will not convince him, and ho cannot help
feeling contempt for the person who adopts
such measures for his conviction. Debate,
in common conversation, should generally
be avoided; it is apt to create harsh feelings,
and seldom answers any good purpose. A
person habitually addicted to controversy
will rarely be a pleasant companion. The
puerile vanity of wishing to “ SHOW
OFF” in company, which sometimes dis
plays itself in a love of argument, and ol'ten
in an affectation of wit or humor, is a had
and disagreeable propensity, scarcely com
patible with common politeness, and emi
nently calculated to make the person who
indulges it, odious and despicable. Persons
of real talent do not seek every occasion to
display it. Judicious people will have, at
least, as much anxiety to learn something
in conversation as to exhibit what they
The immense quantity of mammoth bones
which are found upon some of the Siberian
islands, off the northern coast of Russia, con
tinues to excite the wonder of naturalists.
Many of these islands seem to be little more
than masses of bones. For more than eigh
ty years'Siberian traders have been bring
ing over, annually large cargoes of them,
and still there is no sensible dirtiunition of
the apparently inexhaustible store. —
Large quantities of these bones are suppos
ed to lie at the bottom of the ocean,along the
northwest coast of Russia ; for when, after
the long prevalence of easterly Yvinds, the
sea recedes, anew supply of mammoth
hones are always to be found. The farther
you proceed.north, the smaller in size do
these bones appear, hut the more abundant
in quantity. -Among the Lacchow Islands,
the mammoth’s tusk is rarely found weigh
ing over three poods, 198 English pounds;
while in Siberia it is no uncommon thing to
find them of three times that weight
The vast number of newspapers that are
constantly being born in almost every sec
tion of the country, is- truly distressing.
They come in all shapes and sizes, and all
hues and shades in politics, and no politics
at all. The names, too, are awful. So
fast do they come forth, that the language
seems to be deficient to furnish a name of
any thing that is appropriate, euphoneous,
or new, and the sponsors are driven to give ;
any name under heaven. We have The
Great Western, published somewhere, and
The Musquito, near the same place. Then
comes a Sledgehammer, and The Anri/ ;
Tlw Wasp and The Hornet ; The File and
The Hasp ; The Whiskey Barrel and The
Te—tn-fler ; The Bachelor s Button and
The Married Man's Guide ; The Mirror
ql Beauty and The Reflector of Light ;
‘ The Lighheood Torch and The Hickory
Stick ; The Spirit of Democracy and The
Spirit of the Times ; and all kinds ol’
spirits. The Dirty Shirt ; The Huge Pair ;
and the last we have heard of, is a furious i
one, called The Tornadd. Some of these
conducted with greater talent, oiliers ordi
nary. Some are managed with great prri
priety, others outrun all old-fashioned no
tions in that respect. S .me may live, hut
rnord will probably die ill three months,
tliart outlive that venerable age.
Fohtanes asked Chateaubriand, “if lie
could assign a reason why the women of the
Jewish race were so much handsomer than
the men?” To which Chateaubriand gave
the following truly poetical and Christian
one; “The Jewesses,” lie said, “liavees
caped the curse which alighted upon their
fathers, husbands and sons. Not a Jewess
was to lie seen among the crowd of priests
and rabble who insulted the Son of God,
scourged him, crowned him with thorns,
and subjected him to ignominy and the ag
ony of the cross. The women of Judea be
lieved in the Saviour, and assisted and
soothed him under afflictions. A woman
of Bethany poured on his head precious
ointment, which she kept in a vase of ala
baster. The sinner anointed his feet with
perfumed oil, and wiped them with her
hair. Christ, on his part,, extended his
mercy to the Jewesses. He raised from
the dead the son of the ividow of Nain, and
Martha’s brother, Lazarus. He cured
Simon’s mother-in-law, and the woman
who touched the hem of his garment. To
the Samaritan woman he was it spring of
living water, and a compassionate judge
to the women in adultery. The daughters
of Jerusalem wept over him—the holy wo
men accompanied him to Calvary, brought
balm anil spices, and weeping, sought him
at the sepulchre. ‘Woman, why Yveepest
thou ? His first appearance, after his re
surrection, Yvas to Mary Magdalene. He
said to her, ‘Mary.’ At the sound of his
voice Alary Magdalene’s eyes were opened,
j and she answered—“ Master.” The re-
Hection of some very beautiful ray must
have rested on the brotv of the Jew
From the Boston Notion.
“NO SIGN SHALL BE GIVEN.”
Some years ago, a student in Harvard
College, Yvho Yvas a mad Yvag, stole the
sign of the old tavern in Cambridge, and in
Conjunction with three or four fellow rogues
Carried it to his room. The next morning,
some members ofthe government ascertain
ed the fact ofthe felonious taking, and the
place of concealment of the property. — j
They proceeded to the rescue, and intend- j
ed to punish the offender ; but a rule ofthe
College Yvas, that no room should be open
ed during prayers. The principal rogue
having been apprised of the criming of his
ter, and having his associates ill with him,
locked the door, and began to pray loudly
and earnestly, so as to be distinctly heard
•ill the entry. Meanwhile, his companions
Yvefie spliting up the sign and burning the
splinters Yvith great rapidity. As soon as
this work was accomplished the prayer was
concluded with the very apt and remarka
ble phrase; “A Yvicked and adulterous gen
eration seeketh after a sign ; and there
shall ho sign be given unto it, hut the proph
et Jonas !” The door Yvas opened, and the
corpus delicti wanting, the confession and
circumstantial evidence yvc -e passed by,
more on account of the Yvit than the irino
cence of the culprit.
A man Yvas lately tried in England, for
beating his wife—the proof Yvas positive—
anil the jury retired and spent a long time
in deliberation. When they re-entered the
Courtroom, and the Judge solemnly asked
for their decision, it Yvas unanimously de
livered in these words, “sorted her right !”
k man ofthe name of Pepper, had been
several times thrown from a spirited young
horse,, and was one day relating the cir
cumstance to a friend, at the same time
observing, that he had never given his
I horse a name.
“ 1 think, you should call him’ Pepper
caster,” was the reply.
AN AMUSING INCIDENT.
The last number ofthe Harrisburg (Pa.)
Chronicle, gives the annexed narrative ol a
tcry amusing incident:
Not many weeks since a gentleman of
Harrisburg,by the name of Henry Petrikin.
Deputy Secretary ofthe Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania, was on a visit to Bellcfonte,
Centre county. While there, lie was re
quested to make a speech to the faithful, or
did it without being requested —at any rate
the speech was made. In the course ot it, as
is customary with these Locofoco lights,
Yvhen they are where they suppose there is
no'one to contradict them, he declared Gen.
Harrison to be a coward.
“ Do you say General Harrison is a
coward ?” demanded an old man in the
“ 1 do,” was the reply of Air. IL Petrikin.
“ How do you know it ?” demanded the
same old man.
Here Mr. IVtriken was brought to a dead
stand. •• He had not the documents” lo
prove it ; the Extra Globe hud lawn left at
“ Do vou remember the man to whom
you paid” S9O to join the army under Gen.
Harrison in the last Yvar as a substitute ? ;
If you don t, 1 do. Gentleman,” continued j
tile itteorrigable old man. putting bis hand j
in his pocket, and pulling out an honorable j
disbliarge from General Harrison. Mr.
Petriken gave me S9O to take his place in
the army, and 1 hold in my hand my clear- j
ance from General Harrison.
Mr. Petriken was confounded, so lie J
opened not liis mouth. We trust it v ill be
taken as a wanting to all of General Har
rison’s slanderers, at least to be extremely
cautious there are none of General Harri- j
son’s old soldiers about Indore they begin
to retail their stale falsehoods.
POLITICALCELEBRVTION IN NEW
The celebration of the Battle of the
Thames, in New York, led to a collision
between the tYvo parties, each of which had
paraded that day in procession. The first
disturbance was at the Park, where the
two parties happened to meet at the same
time, coming in opposite directions. Nei
ther party Yvould give way, until one <d’
them forced itself through, which was tal
lowed by the throwing of a few missiles.—
The second the Journal of Commerce de
tails as follows: This disturbance took
place near the office of the New Era. Cries
Yvere raised to “tear it dotvn ! Set fire to
the office !” and a shower of stones were
hurled through the windows.
“But a more serious outbreak took place
while a part of the Whig procession Yvas
going down Spruce street. Arid here, a
gain, perhaps even none of the bystanders
could tell winch party was most to blame, j
The rear of the Whig procession come in
collision Yvitlt some of the Democrats, and
the greater part of the procession turned to
assist their friends, and drove the Demo
crats off the ground. The latter, however,
rallied again in a I’oyv minutes, and a gen
eral throwing of stones, brickbats, &c.,
took place betw J een the two parties, until
botli seemed satisfied, and the contest end
ed in a sort of drawn battle, tvlien the Whig
procession peaceably continued its march.
Several persons must have been severely
hurt, but we did not hear of any one being
put so much hors du combat as to render it
necessary that he should be carried off the
ground. We did not hear of any further
lighting, hut it Yvas a considerable time be
fore the crowds separated. In detailing an
occurrence so disgraceful to those engaged
in it, and so un-American in its character,
we think it but justice to remark that the
most prominent actors on both sides were,
with a few exceptions, the dregs of their
“Since writing the above, we learn that
Alderman Nash, while end. avoring, in his
character of magistrate, to quell the riot,
received a severe wound in his eye, from
a blow given him by one ol’tlie mob.
“ We hope our fellow citizens, on all
these important patriotic occasions, Yvill re
member that they are Americans and free
men, living under the protection of die laws
and not. of their own arms.”
■ mu ■’ i rwmtu 1.1 ,■ : t-i : j-’m. i 1 •Jtvrr-: mk-ttcm
From the Chronicle and Sentinel.
In the Corporal’s sheet of yesterday we
find the following extract from a letter of
the Hon. Albert Smith, of Maine, to the ed
itors ofthe Globe :
Portland, Sept. 30. 1840.
“My district, Yvhich was tile focus of the
operations ofthe party, and the point to
which the exertions of the Boston aristocra
cy were mainly directed, and where their
money was expended, I was beaten by on
ly 30 votes out of 13.000 : and this result
Yvas brought about by the aid of 100 negro
votes. What a glorious victory for the
Whigs ofthe South! a member of Congress
elected by the abolitionists and negroes.
After what had transpired at the polls
in this city, at our election, yvc did not sup
pose that the locofoco party or its organs
Yvould, under any circumstances, have the
hardihood to refer even to the votes of ne
groes at the North. And as you feel such
a holy horror, Corporal, at the idea of a
NEGRO’S voting, can you not advise your
readers ofthe giving of a ticket to a FREE
NEGRO in this city by your leader, and
the detection ofdie negro at the polls with
an entire locofoco ticket in his hand, and
the manner in which he Yvas hustled out of
the City Hall by the indignant Harrison
men. As you, Corporal, set yourself up
fora model of fair dealing in political con
troversy, tell your readers this thing which
occurred in this city, and then let them
know with what grace you can copy an ar
ticle making a charge against the officers
of Maine for receiving negro votes.
Frfnn the Harrisburg Telegraph.
A QUESTION ANSWERED !
The Boston Post lias an article, abusive
of its own [>artv, we mean the federal,
which commences with this question :
“Look through the Whig press from
Alaine to Georgia, anil can you find any
DENUNCIATION of old Federal mea
Most assuredly : it is the very burden of
11. .1 . H U’PIL, E r inter.
I our song. We denounce tbe Sub-Treasu
! rv scheme, as an old federal measure, orig
inating with Alexander Hamilton; we de
uoitnce the Standing Army, as an old fed
eral scheme, more obnoxious than that
proposed bytheelder Adams ; yvc denounce
the concentration of power in the Execu
tive, as an old federal measure ; Yve de
• nounr.c Martin Van Huron, as the opponent
“f James Madison, and the political friend
j of Rufus King, all to support old federal
j measures. We denounce Buchanan, Wood
bury. Wall, Ingersoll, Rush, Bryant, Hark
| or, and nearly all the V an Buren leaders,
i as old federalists BEYOND MEASURE,
| and we hail their approaching defeat as an
| evidence of the sound healthy condition df
our country's democracy.
AN OLD SOLDIER’S TESTIMONY.
The fblloYving complimentary toast to art
old soldier of Harrison’s army, and the
brief though spirited response, are taken
from the proceedings of die late Thompson
and Prestoii dinner in Cumberland county,
Richard Booker, of Amelia : —The patri
otic gentleman who served under Wm. H.
Harrison in the late war as one of the Pe
tersburgh Volunteers, whose testimony in
regard to the bravery of his old General,
is at least equal to that of Ritchie, Duncan,
After the applause which this toast called
forth, had subsided, Mr. Booker remarked
in substance, that he fi-lt himself altogether
unable to give utterance to the bmotions
whieli crowded upon him, and the train of
vivid associations, whieli the sentiment just
offered bad suggested. It is true, gentle
men, that 1 bad the honor of serving under
W m. 11. Harrison, and 1 look back to that
period with the proudest satisfaction, not on
ly because ofthe self gratification, which it
affords an humble individual to know that
|he was once aide to serve his country,
but because ofthe opportunity which it af
fbrded him of knowing from personal obser
vation, the character of a man, who had
stood by his country in times that tried men’s
souls, but who in these piping times of peace
is pronounced a coward and a petticoat
general, by those who have neither the
hearts nor the heads to appreciate his worth.
I atn an old man, said Mr. Booker, hut I
have still tire enough about me, to give the
lie direct, to any imputation of cowardice
that might be put upon my old general,
come from what source it may. 1 know
iiim well, and love him much, and I have
seen him where danger Yvas lurking in eve
ry path, as cool, as unmoved as if all was
peace around him, no motion or changes in
the muscles of his face, save when a pang
of regret for the fall of some brave compan
ion, might make itself visible on his coun
From the Cincinnati Republican, Sept. 26.
GEN. HARRISON'S LATE TOUR.
\\ n learn that Gen. Harrison returned to
tin's city on Thursday, having travelled in
the stage from Columbus in 24 constructive
hours ; an act of bodily activity which
would be regarded as a feat by tbe boys of
the present day. He posted from Chilicothe
in the afternoon of tin- IStli to Lancaster;
thence 38 miles on the next morning to Som
erset and spoke three hours ; and hack a
gaiti to Lancaster, when lie rested on the
Sabbath. On Monday he proceeded to Cir
cleville, arid after night addressed the peo
ple. He set out on Tuesday for Columbus
and thence to this city. Our whig friends
may judge ofthe effect of his speeches and
Ins vigorous appearance from the following
remark to bo found in the “Ohio Statesman”
of the 22d. shewing how the “galled jade
winces”:—“lf Gen. Harrison’s friendsiiad
one particle of common sense they would
take lim home and keep him there.”—
Good ! —the other day he tvas General Mum
—now he speaks too much.” “Take him
home says Med ary, who feels him char
ging along the whole line as he charged at
Tippecanoe, Fort Meigs and the Thames.
From the Memphis Enquirer.
BEWARE OF THE LOCOFOCOS.
We M ould again and again warn the
people against the stratagems to which the
| locos will resort between this and the elec
tion, to defeat Gen. Harrison’s election.—
BEW ARE OF THE THOUSAND AN?)
ONE REPORTS WHltlH WILLBE PUT
jIN CIRCULATION. Beware of the false
alarms with which the country will be fil
led, to divert the public mind from the great
issue. Beware of sec ret hand-bills.
The locofocos are desperate and reckless
under the prospect of defeat, and will, we
verily believe, resort to almost any means,
to maintain their ascendency. WATCH
THEM] NARROWLY AT EVERY
POINT ! AVe have some reasons to believe
that a “ charge ” will be made on the south,
by filling the public mind with apprehen
sion of a Negro insurrection, with a view of
drawing off the attention of the people from
the election. Watch this point and be rei
dy to detect and expose every wicked trick
ofthe kind. Watch every point. BE VIG
ILANT AND FAITHFUL FOR THE
NEXT I.LEVi:\ DAYS, AND THE’
VICTORY IS OURS!
From the Savannah Republica'n.
1816. On motion of Mr. Calhoun, a resolu
tion was amended so as to receh-e the notes of
Banks in payment of public dues.
1838. Jolm C. Calhoun declared it to be mi
cnnstitutional, to receive Bank Notes in payment
of public dues.
1816. A National Bank Bill introduced.
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