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on us; an 1 knowing, too, the diversity of
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tut we will bo able to ei.-rvsE all. But,
s , fira; our h i able abilities extern 1, we
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muy natural advaut..g -s, a id. as a necessa
ry coas >a i» ice, a .;>"<:i ,liy to proti ole the
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sary t > lav, that we shall give the. general
I‘jhtical iutciligeocc of the whole country,
while, at the sun ■ ti UN as con luctors ol a
Fa-v Pn.' ss, we will fearlessly, and w.thou
f,,vor or alCction, advocate and support all
su-h maa sires as will, in our opinion, pro
ire our g moral prosperity as a p iop.a. t«t.tl
the perpetuity of our rights and lioeities.
Oiv pise'-will he purely as
pMCtise I bv t'l is" great Apostles ol ,i >' i.y.
j EVFERSDN an I M VDi.SC-N prcleruig
them as our gui I-, rather than the sijtv
r.i iti r, sees-3 l'tU'.'J Democratic Lep-ihle
cans of the piesent day. \V e a.e • stnet
cnitrueti..lists’-of the Fedcra. Compact
and shall, therefore, oppose all schemes ol
Intern il Improvement, except by the States
t'l nnsulves, as a part of tout -American,
System” which has proved so ruinous to the
Njuth, and which was attempted to be tas
teiie.l up ii us, under that most prAUSinr.E
and specious pretext, the “CL: - v
WELFARE.” Believing, as we do, that
it i, J tl,o ilatv of every good citizen to cher
ish with jealous care the “Union oi the
Stite*, an * tie Sovereignty ok the
Sn rKs,” and as this cannot be done wi.honr
a strict ad i-rencc to the Constitution ttscll,
we shall not be sparing in our denunciations
of the attempts which arc and h ive been
«n, In bv the late as well as the present Ad
ministration, to control, not only the m >
io I facilities of the Government, but ol the
entire country. With regard to the ques
tion which is now agitating the country rela
tive to the Currencv, we now, unliesttatm,-
lv declare our It .utility to the t.mcc rej*
« I Sub Treasury System, tending as it . dot*
in »ar opinion, to an increase «> - v '
power, which has already been c aimer
cxercisetl to an alarming extent, in moi.
statics than one, it not by the pit sen t
cu nbant, bv his immediate predecessor, t
whose “footsteps" he is endeavoring to tread.
We expect to encounter many P f -ii s,
i I led bv the strong
nv adverse winds ; yet eiueu >v ~
lire nit of public favor and support, t ,e r ‘ "
winds of our world must wait use cai )
troubles—ws dare raise ouranchor. uiifuri
onr sheets, and venture boldly upo . .
anil untried course. What shoals am q
sands, what rocks and hidden pen s■" •
“alas, we kno w not!” L* us butclearthe
hirlior ami c;et fairlv “nmier way*
will fear nothing. Nor is this tHe van boas,
made when danger is yet mt n ' ‘
It is our firm determination, made alter -
rioos thought, and weighing well the dill.
eultios wo are to meet with. . ,
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SOUTHERN LITERARY MESSENGER.
frnilS is a monthly Magazine, devoted
■- chiefly to Literature, but occasion
ally finding room also for articles tha' fall
within the scope of Science ; and not pro
essing au entire disdain of tasteful selections,
though its matter has been, as it will con
tinue to be. iu the main, original.
Parly Politics, and controversial Tlirol
ogij, as far as possible, are jealously exedu
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ifest and to cultivate the growing poetical
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and irritated still, from recent political
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BY GEORGE B WILLIS.
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They are ‘ the life of my delight ;”
Except about election times,
And then 1 read for spite.
Subscribe, you cannot loses cent,
Depend the advice is good ;
For cash thus spent is money lent
On interest four-fold paid.
My grandad used to make his brags
Os living at a day,
When papers sold as cheap as rags.
And trusi was took for pay.
My grandma, when she had the blues,
Would thank her gracious stars
That papers filled with wholesale uews
Were scattered every whaiis.
I knew two friends, as much alike
As e'er you saw 100 stumps;
And no phrenologist could find
A difference in their bumps.
Each had a farm ofcqual worth,
A pretty wife to keep—
Three boys—three horses and a cow,
A dog and twenty sheep.
One took the papers, and liis life
Is happier than a king's ;
Ilis children all can read and write.
And talk of men and things.
The other took no papers, and
While strolling through the wood,
A tree fell down upon his crown,
And killed him as 4 should.
Had he been reading of the “news,”
At home, like neighbor Jim,
I’ll bet a cent that accident
Would not have happened him.
Go then and take the papers.
And pay to-day, nor pray delay,
| And my word heard it is inferred,
You live till you are grey.
And old newsmonger friend of mine,
While dying trmn a cough.
Desired to hear the latest news,
While he was going off.
1 took the paper, and I rpad
Os some new pills in force :
He bought a box—and is he dead 7
No ! hearty as a horse.
A knew a printer's debtor once,
Rack’d with a scorching fever.
Who sworeto pay her bill next day,
If her disease would leave her.
Next morning she was at her work,
Divested ol her pain :
But did forget to pay her debt,
Till taken down again.
“Here, Jesse, take these silver wheels.
Go pay the printer now !”
She spoke, she slept, and then awoke,
With health upon her brow
\Y hv don't you take the papers :
Nor from the printer's visage sneak,
Because you borrow of his boy
A paper every week.
For he who takes the papers,
And pays Ins bill when it is due,
Can live at peace with God and man.
And with the printei too.
<YQ'S OiT.T, O it/Se
Prom the Ohio Whig.
A 3 DRILLING DESCRIPTION.
His was t lie thunder—lii'-the avenging rod—
The wrath- -the delegated voice of God™
Which shook the nations through Ins lips—-
Friend Smith -The following thrilling
description •>('a sermon preached in Mans
field. in this State, by the venerable Russel
Bowden, some three or four years before
I that treat and good man’s death, will, I ap
prehend. be read with interest, by many of
your subscribers, who were personally ac
quainted with and knew how to appreciau
the worth of that able defender of divine
revelation. 1 find it incorporated in a talc
published in the Dover Telegraph, entitled
•‘The Buckeye, or sceitca at Mcdfiaid, by
4 J ottfried, t lie author of lndU.n punishments.
“Mr. GoMVied,” said my cousin Magda
lena, “1 have just been informed that Mr.
Bowden is to preach in the vil'age this even
ing, would you not like to hear hint ?”
• I would,” returned I, for much had 1
heard of the eloquence of this self-taught
and truly great man.
“Muc’! 1 as 1 have heard of Mr. Bowden,”
said 1, “f haV° jet to loam to what sect he
" ! iVtetl;;."Ust Episcopal Church;” an
swered Mrs. Westerin'!:. 1 !.
“Where docs lie reside inquired I.
“In Mcdfield ; but it is seldom he preach
es here, as fie is superintendent or agent ol
the Wyandot mission, as well as presiding
elder of this district the duties of which
several offices, require li is almost constant
“What is his age,” inquired I.
“lie cannot be more than thirty-five, but
as that bell l ings for the meeting, 1 had bet
ter prepare," said Mrs. Wcsterfeldt, leaving
In a lew minutes more Magdalena took
my arm, and we proceeded in the direction
ol the Methodist Church.
I soon perceived, afier our entrance, that
Mr. Bowden had not yet arrived, as the pul
pit was enti.ely unoccupied ; the audience
turned their heads, and looked towards t!:; 1
door, .it every new arrival. I had abundant
time to observe many of the different individ
uals composing the crowded audicnoe , the
citizens were crowded together without re
gard to sex rank or profession, so intense
an-l ml »no the interest excited on the
occasion. Here you might have seen the
acive merchant wedged with the dusky
smiih, into a seat scarcely large enough tor
oue person, they having dropped tlitw yard
stick and hammer for a short tune, to hear
the clergyman's wouderous eloquence
there you might have seen the dandy clerk,
jammed into the narrow space of a child’s
rocking chair, sustaining on his knee the
weight of some hardy farmer in home-spun
and the gay coquettes seated in the same
pew with the whitened miller. All eyes
wcreonce more turned towards the door, as
the members of the bar (as 1 was informed
by my cousin) accompanied by the judges
of the court, entered and made their way up
to the only place ye* unoccupied. They
had not been sco!* 1 ' 1 more than five minutes,
before a party of some three or four clergy
men entered mH slowly made their way to
wards the pulpit. The general buzz and
confusion whiqh usually prevails at large
meetings tt once subsided. I was not long
in singling out a large portly looking uwu.
with fair hair and blue eyes as Mr. Bowden.
“And that,” thought I. “is the great Kus
se\l Bowden," gazing upon his prepossessing
countenance, as he walked into the pulpit,
followed by a small, thin, sickly looking
man “And well may he be a gret man,”
thought I as lie rolled his magnificent rye
over the congregation, before taking his seat.
A few minutes after the clergy had 6eated
themselves in the pulpit, the thin, weakly
look’ng person, who had last entered, arose
and in a faint, unliarinonioiis toioe request
ed that the doors and windows, which were
literally b'oeked up with living forms, might
be kept open as much as possible; he then
proceeded to read a hvmn, in the same weak
grating voice, which pained the listener.
“Can it be possible.” thought I, "that I am
mistaken ?” and I whispered to Mrs We»ter
“ls it possible that tha.‘ scrawney little
fellow is the great Mr. Bowden?”
“Yes sir, that is Mr- Bowden,” answered
she, and I raised my head in astonishment
•nd gazed at him again, but only to satisfy
rnyself that he. was one of the most indiffer
ent looking men 1 had ever seen behind the
sacred de k.
lie was about five feet seven or eight in
ches in height, his person thin and emaci
ated, Iris chest depressed, and his whole
form bowed or inclined forward, like a man
of seventy ; liis dress was plain, almost shab
by. His head was not large, but well form
ed, with a high prominent forehead; his
face was long, uarrow and irregular, the
right side of which seemed so depressed or
contracted front some accident, r.s to sub
ject him to inconvenience in speaking ; his
mouth appeared to have been drawn or in
clined towards the right side, by reason of
the contraction in that side of toe lace, and
although large enough, remained almost
closed on tho right side, while the left side
wa* entirely distended in speaking; liis eye
like a sick man’s, looked weary and melan
choly. His voice, his person, liis eye, ges
tures. all combined to convey the idea ol a
sinking invalid, lie proceeded however, af
ter singing a hymn, and offering a short but
ardent prayer to the throne of grace, to state
the subject of his discourse, which was de
signed as a refutation of the doctrine of uni
As he progressed with his profound and
logical reasoning, his masterly and irrefuta
ble arguments, his voice gradually assumed
a musical and harmonious lone, which floa
ted through the hall like llie silvery tone of
the mellow flute, wafted by balmy midnight
zephyrs, over the moon lit bosom of some
sylvan lake; the music of his voice, like
some niysterioys spell rivited the attention
of the listener in pleasing astonishment—
his form nradually dilated—his bosom ex
pauded—his countenance assumed a dighity
a grandeur- his eye an inspiration, a tub
liuiity—till he stood before the enraptured
audience, the august personification of the
heathen poet’s ideal divinity.
His eloquence approached its crisis, ashe
proceeded to draw a contrast between the two
extremes of virtue and vice. lie described
in glowing imagery the gray haired way-worn
pilgrim, as traversing the ei.ith in every di
rection, dispensing peace and happiness
where e’er he went or came— lie fed the or
phan. and wiped away the widow’s tear—his
smilo was oil and wine to the wounded spir
it—lie kindly healed the lacerated consci
ence, and commanded back the overwhelm
ing waves ofilespnir from the exhausted and
sinking ‘oul—his heart is virtue, benevolence
and chastity—his life is sympathy, benefi
cence and philanthropy—he journeys to the
great city of the proud"—ti.e p ond man en
vies him the benedictions of the virtuous
poor—-the pilgrim is assaulted, manacled,
and incarcerated in the deep, dark, damp
vaults of the prison; and here was drawn a
picture of wretchedness and misery, which
passed the iron to the soul of eiery individ
ual of that amlieoce. All heard ihe clink
ing ot the prisoner’s chains-—all shumiered
and ‘dropped the holiest tear ofse.-sibility,”
as they saw the captive turn to lay the little
stick upon its bundle, after having etched
wilh a rusted nail another notch, to add to
the miserable days lie had spent in captivity.
But the proud man artayed in “scarlet
“•“! ;; U eo,” crowned with a diadem of
Itemed with spnmmj; .i;..:r.c n ' l * ZZ»
costly stones, revelling In a!! tlic luxury ol
affluence, dwelling iu all the “point? and cir
sunistance” of greatness, basking in all the
homage and sunny smiles of opulence, com
mands. orders the victim to be brought forth.
The wasted form of the venerable pilgrim,
leaning on V'is st iff', totters into llie presence,
bis witlieied baud tremble* on his lurrowed
brow, to shield fiiseyes from the too brilliant
light of the glorious day, which for twenty
long year? had not visited fiis dim and ray*
Its* orbs. A momentary ray of pleasure Hits
across the brow of the kneeling victim, ns he
bows his hoary head to the despot, while in
a faint voice lie sues to Heaven for pardon
on his murdeteis ; he is led to the block;
i is lips quiver, and his long silvery locks
flutter in the Ireezc, as for the last tune he
raises his moistened eyes toward, a better
world. But the fatal axe is dropped ; the
quivering muscle* the compressed and pallid
lips and snow white hair arp dabbled in
Mood, as the frnnkless head rolls Iroin - the
fatal block. The curtains drop; ami tID 4 *u
a ncwscene opens, and the eloquence oi lllis I
great inan assumed an elevation, a sublimity
and grandeur beyond any thing 1 had ever
before conceii ed, as he described tiie hea
vens; the judgment seat; ihe songs of the
righteous made perfect : the music of angels
and cherubim. Beautiful! sublime was that
description! Every eye was riveted on the
speaker, and several times was the whole
multitude dissolved in tears, or suddenly and
unconsciously impelled to their feet by the
power of hi* eloquence. At one time, when
in a clear, plaintive voice he cried, “is here
no one to rescue devoted innocence from the
impending fate !” 1 unconsciously sprang
from ”y seat ; I thought 1 saw the eyes of
the devoted pilgrim pleadingly riveted on
mine, and felt impelled to his rescue. I
found however that in this I was not alone,
foi most of4lie audience had simultaneously
with me sprung to their feet
“My hearers," said the preacher, “w ill
those two individuals so differently actuated
in this life, whose conduct was governed by
.'lie extremes of vittue and vice, meet with
the same reward in a future state ol existence.
Is it compatible with the unbending and
stern justice of the Great Eternal?” After
.hi eloquent pause he proceeded with the
closing scene, which causes a shudder of
horror to thrill through my system, when
ever my memory recurs to it. When the
disembodied spirit of the pilgrim was present
ed before the judgement seat of the Most
High, smiles of delight passed through the
congregation when he triumphantly waved
his palm of victory ; received the everlasting
crown of glorv, and life eternal; w hen he re
ceived tl.e embraces of the blest, and raised
his tremulous voice for the first time, to join
the loud hosannahs of saints and angels, as
they chanted everlasting strains of heavenly
song to the great 1 Am, hysteric shrieks and
bursts of joy issued from the females in ev
ery pa't of the house.
But the scene was not yet closed the ca
tast oplie, the great denouement was yet to
come, which yet shocks and harrows the
soul of all who witnessed it that evening.
He pourtrayed the proud man as receiving
his sentence; li is curse; his final and eter
nal doom. “The guilty soul,'' he said, "in
a dreadful consternation, leaped the golden
gates of liPtiven, and plunged down, down,
down to the dark unfathomable bosom of
despair ; the liquid fires, as lie goes, spew up
in massy billow to receive him, while the in
censed King of Heaven pronounces, 4 depart
from me you accursed.’’ Sec., in a voice
hoarse as thunder with indignation and in
An eariliqiiake, accompanied with the
most tremendous t?eal of thunder could not
more have startled the audience, than did
the last sentence of the speaker; every indi
vi Inal sprang to his feet and all made one
general rush towards the door, accompanied
with a continued shrieking and wailing of fe
males. ]n the confusion, I found my cou
sin Magdalena almost in a state of itisenibil
ity. I assisted her to the door, anil just as
w e gained the open air, the speaker in a tone
as soft and soothing as woman’s love, t>\.
claimed,“tny friends, fie not disturbed, there
is yet a balm in Gilead, ■/ n d a God in Israel.’
We had by the tin? e he completsd this
soothing sentence gained the street, and
without further made our way home,
notwithstanding niy desire to hear this ereat
man comphjfe his remarks.
Ter.ialc Piely.—-The gem of all other's
which encircle ihe coronet of a lady's char
acter. is unaffected piety. Natnv* may lav
ish much on her person—-the enchantment
of the countenance, the gracefulness* of her
mien, or strength of Its-,- intellect, yet her
loveliness ig uncrowded till piety throws a
round the whole the sweetness and power
of its charms. She then becomes unea th
iv in her temper, unearthly in her desires
and associates. Th? ajpell which; bound
lira 9.3 L
her nflfectinns to things below, is broken*
and she mounts on the silent wings ol Ler
fancy and hops, to tbs habitation of God,
where it will he heir defight to bold com
munion with the Spirits that been ratl ;
somed from the. thraldom ol earth, and
wreathed With a garland of^ioty.
Her beauty may throw its magical charm
over many—princes and conquerors may
bow with admiration at the shribe ol her
riches, the sons ot SciencW and poetry
embalm her memory in song, yet fitsiy must
be her ornament, her pearl. Her name
must be written in the ‘book of file,’ that'
w hen mountains fade away, and every mem--
ento of earthly greatness in lost in <he gener
al wreck of nntnre. it may remain am ell
the list of that mighty throng which had
been clothed with ihe mantle ot righteous
ness, auil whose voices are at'uutd to th»
melody of heaven.
Wilh each » treasure, every lofty grati
fication on eaith may be purchased ; friend
ship will be doubly sweet --and the charac
ter will possess a price far above rubies;
life will be but a visit to earth, and death
llie entrance upon a joyful and perpetual
home. • * *
Such is piety. Like a under flower,
planted in the fertile soil of woman’s heart,
it grOT.'S expanding its foliage and imparting
its fragrance to all around, till transplanted,
it is set to bloom in perpetual vigoi, and
unfading beauty, in the paiadise ol God.
THE GREAT RACE-
We gave in our last (says the Lexington
t Kv t I ntpll'“*er cor\ cmlv the result of the
Vonli'M "between \Fagnef *' l j'.
Eagle. We now subjoin lor the .'
such of our readers as were not present to
witness the race, an interestingland graphic
description, which wt? find in the columns
of the Louisville City Gazette !
‘What could have added to tne oeaidf
ol the. day ? There was not a cloud f.P be
seen in the welkin. The air was light aff*A
bracing, and the prickles of the frost were'
very sensibly experienced—enough to im
part vigor to the lianiPt but no; sufficient
to be uncomfortable. Carriages, gigs,
barouches, cubs, buggies, sulkies, omnibus
ses, coaches, and every sort of vehicle otv
which contributions could l,c levied, were
held in request. The excitement was In
tense. Hundreds crossed the fields on foot.
In the morning, long cavalcades of horse
men could be seen turning up the streets
leading to the kourse. The w hole way to
the field was a string of carriages and horse
men enveloped in clouds of dust. The
thtong at the entree was prodigious.—With
all ;*:« order preserved by the gale keepers,
it ivits almost impossible to gain admittance.
Carriages were detained, some of them at
least half an hour, and many more, before
they could enter. The stands were jammed.
There never were so many ladies on a race
ro use in the west, and we never saw as
many present at any of the great contests
ill the east. The ladies were estimated at
about 800, and llie males on the course, at
as many thousand, including those who
occupied eligible stands on the exterior of
the course, it is probable there were from
twelve to fifteen thousand witnesses of the
•Four horses started. Probably there
never was a race whereinttnore feeling was
exhibited. Kentucky was determined in
her attachment to her stock. She went her
death on Grey Eagle. The South had seen
Wagner in his hard fought contests, when
l.c settled Josh Bell’s racing days over the
Eclipse course, and laid Sarah Bladen by llie
road side. Zelina had taken him at a von
plvs when he was not inspirits or condition
■i' ll showed him the frog of her foot; but his
victories over the Eclipse and Metaire eoiir
ses hail won him the name of a conqueror.
'Pile South went its death on him.— He had
been tried and there was nothing wanting in
‘Queen Mary and Hawkeye looked beau
tifully. The mare nt ver showed to a bet
ter advantage, but she w as in a contest whey*
she had to make her way against superior
speed and strength. We have rarely look
ed upon an animal of more surpassing
beauty than Ilawkeye exhibited. His coat
was transcendently fine utid of most ex
quisite bronze color, lie had shown bot
tom too. anti his friends were confident that
he would give trouble and no mi.s'ake.
'Pile excito'.nent increased as ihe time
drew nigh for starting. The murmur of
voices fir,in the stock holders stand, whence
the beaux yeax were glancing down became
mere audible. Veils were thrown up, hand
kerchiefs waved, and cheeks slowed with an
enthusiasm unusual lo our lair country
women. The warmth was universal. It
spread as rapidly as a prairie fire, and was
overpowering in its influence. Shout fol
lowed shout as the horses were brought
to the enclosure and the fovorites recogni
‘lst Heat. They fire brought up, all in
fine condition, and each locking as il nothing
but victo.y could satisfy him. Wagner
took the lead, followed hy Hawkey*. Mary
Quern third, aud Grey Eagle bringing up
the rear. As they run np the half mile,
Hawkeye brushed at Wagner, passed him
at the, three quarter post, aud led him down
the stretch, and as they left the Judge*’
stand, Hawkeye still kepljhim in hi* rear.
As they went round the third tire
tiack stretch, Grey Eagle .hat had be 3j~
trailing, made a brush at Queen Mary,
passed her, locked Wagner and on the ia«R
mile tip to the quarter stetch,- kept him
locked. As they can.e home, Wagner
'crushed by, and came in about a length
ahead. Grey Eagle contending. Queen Ma
ry third, and Ha wueje distanced, liine,
minutes 48 seconds.
2d Heat. Th« friend* of Wagner hr*’
came more emboldened. They freely ga ;< *
the odds.—Queen biary lad .ome few
that thought she would be . icond
at h ast in the race. Grey Ea;deV l»aek*rir
I'd down, although they were willing fS
take him with the odds, -.‘tu threw ca.dr
up to the scratch, \gain Grey fetf
behind in the start, Wagner and Queen Ma
ry are in first, hat the Eagle was ddterntla
ed to run for the heat-, lie had beeu hand
in hand, but he let oft a little, old was abt®
to pass the little .sorrel Qheeh. lie made
at Wagner. Then the loud shout of joy
wentupfrom mote that* a thousand v-orort.
Grey Eagle has locked the o >uturon
he will pm hi-a. ttfe wcjnd