Newspaper Page Text
9252132 D a 52,0
Me Democratic Review.]
F• V'• COLS.
trim the torch of Truth
o re it il'er the darken'd earth:
t he yearning heart of youth,
,; E tte the earnest thought its birth
: pea thy fling
. t sthy never_resting wing..
ze crowds thatllindly, grope •
despair, a ray of hOpe
-sthe mission of thy kind,
.ghty Mercury of Mind.
though thy birch be often fed .
i sil es where falsehood sits enshrined,
- m mingles , with the bread
givest to the' hungry mind :
eh the mind prolific teems
le trash and skeptic dreams !
Arid and humbly wait
thon bit see - their final fate.
Dee d to , aid . her giant blows,
• onna above her foes.
gat scribe struck long ago
Ids slowly•yieldn' ig race,
custom felt the b10w.,,
ter years•its mark could trace..
A that thou shalt leave behind
Protean public Mind
that thy choice would Make—
unknown to thee 'twill !Ate—
! thy arm shall help to mould.
.ntal mass, no longer cold.
tt thee forth I Thou herald ray
inning brightness, which so soon
fight, us that was far trom day
4 boasting Athens thought was noon!
; from Faustus' brain alone
l xist - thy being Bast thou grown
- wise, in strength so gicat,
iith fools, or sway the State
brightening path, it tends
.gher source to nobler ends.
as child of him who brings
man's device his own decree
tr of holy things
widence will make of thee,
angel, far and wide
Rh cu It find , itiee at his side,
Ile he sends in cadence clear
le to the heedless ear, .
ie mission from on, high
to the steadfast eye.
.thepressl ;It is the heart
;Viola the Mental pulse is fed:
' the press ! its throbbink dart
all would else be cold and dead,
form to moral strife
iggies of the inner la,
'lra meet, and clash and fall,
shouts trinmph o'er them all.
work i 3 all designed
[From the Christian Obset4er.l
bit ion of Frinds in litalttu.
. 411 : , :rta those orbs ollight
11117 1+.:a - worlds of endless joy;
Trhe'enzed ones again unite
da::;elen love and sweet employ;
. : 6 Ltxcan swing, that boundless sky,
rould.be enslaved to this dark elod ?
1Y could not rather upward 9y,
To eAett with sin* arta with God?
how like some land 'unknown,
the brightest world above,
the splendors of its throne,
seer could greet the friends wo love!
hearts no more entwined,
those realms we neer shall meet,
c a 4b .,
'angelic hosts ined
make our heaven, of bliss COmplete
-of sinners ! Lamb of God !
ad us to live; teach us to die;
us through atoning blood,
face to meet beyond- the sky.
?ugh thy foes be wrapt in flame,
;11 etl theater's from heriven shall fall;
1g for ever Jeans' Dame,
Sm, our Shield, our Life, env all.
oh, take your gifts all beck)
I've my heart tome,
:e them all=oh, how* I pant
TO see thee once more heel
and breathe in others ears
Par vows you breathed in mine ;
`SO---but first give back ray hessi
take-4oh! take hack thine !
eould'it not have me longer !mrp,...
, I Ntraine Mtn rtever be;
I would fain relieve thy Lomat, ,
4 tatale a weight,from thee!
Cw aitd breathe in other tam.
rorra you breathed irrtabur,;
t find gibe me' my bawl,
444 tike--otr, take back.tbine !
, •ft , ./..P.
. . ..' .'li • ,- ' ' s•: — . Z:' - : ; : P - 7- - ; . i.. - 1..) , *: - •5 •g ---
'" :1- ''' . •-•-.• ~ . r . : . :; • ; .. 1 :" i . 1 , 112' . —.....: " J: - . 7.'•fi..: 1 :i4 . .. '.. r , ..1 . ; - ,;;;:: :•'• .. ' '... '.; '...,.;:•. , • i . . : • . ,. ; _. , :,. •.. : . •- , - _ ~ •
;e 6 "1".. 6 .: --.,.• '.--,.. . ~..,:, -::::-.., - :i.:i, , ,,r . ..:. ..,',., '-i-::. •!:.,f'-'f . .."1: ..1 - ,1,...••••:- t--,:,••-,•,-,: ~-...!.• : •-::. -,,-. ,:., • 11 -1 11 KUP • !,; - . - k . ,71-1 , -•• -• ..,,- .„-......,-.:. .' ~ ,,.1., -', , 1 , ,..:: -..•'; •o
_. . 4 . : •.:
... 7 ,-• - , : ,-- ~;!3-•.;.•, : :;,; -, ......„T.!;• 71. 1 12,,1 , 1, - -..,0.-,:.;-..... : 2 % . :' . l. '.,.‘:,.. 1, H . ' . • ' 4 , ",. ! ' t . ',4i -. :1 ) !I t tt, I . ' ; '.:::.! . ..,i . t.e../:t.::: 2 ... 7i .- „ . - ' ~,:,, .;., f,, f- „..,:1•,•
..e:!' ..-;,:: .•••-•3,•,-•i
1 '.:- !.. 6 ,-- •..
•,, _ . ,
' ' ' - : ..•
k• - , i . ... ~. .
. : . •
. _ .... .
.. • :,' , 1::• -.
. . ..,
-• (Z - 2 ''s, ' : :V . .., : '., '( 1 - • 2', PV 1'... : , ' •• i . c‘if! .:‘ •,. 2
~,,_ . ‘ . ..,i.'
~ :„ , 7 , -, ,,
• t —, . t - • ~
... ' • . I' •• . . .
. el), •-g.• ' i -- ~,„ .„ , . . . - •• ~ 'ill -:•::•,•_:' • "V - ,- '.
.:• 1 - '• - ''
'; . ' ' .. 1
- . .
. • . -L,,.. \ •,, , --,; . ; . `,-.-...; ... - -
. . _, . ...,
. , • - -. •
. . ... ,
Letter from the Senior Editor.
PHICAO. 111. July 12, 1844.
I believe I wrote you last from 'Mack
inaw, a little Island containing only
about 1200 acres of land, situate at the
eastern extremity of the straits of
Afichillimackinum in about 46 degrees
north latitude. We left that plate on
the sth inst about noon, passed . the
straits and entcred upon Lake Michigan.
The straits Would hardly be known as
such, Vat fof the name; for there is
certainly lea room .enough bet Ween the
Islande, for all useful purposes. Tow
ards evening we anchored in a beautiful'
harborlon Beaver Island, and the, pas
senger's spent about two hours in ramb
ling!, along the beach and through the
groves culling flowers and gathering
wintergreen berries," whith we're
fouod i there in great abundance. On
the' sixth we entered Green Bay, - and "
traversed its- entire length, arriving at
Astor" a.small town at the southern
extremity, a little after noon. Astor,
(though I _ believe the name is, now
ch.anged to Green Bay.") is one of
the loveliest,spots I ever beheld. You
will readily conjecture that its name
was given to it in honor of John;Jacob
Astor °fie New York, who was the
founder of the town - and still owns a
considerable portion of it. In 1839 it
contained , ,2s,oo inhabitants, - now only
1500—More than half of its dwelling
houses are untenanted, and yet as I said,
it is one,of the most• beautiful sites in '
the world, and the climate perfectly I,
healthy.' It started up in. times 'of
speculation, and grew- tar too rapid for
its health. Business could not sustain
I it, anti like many of the towns in the
west brought into existence by the spit-
it of speculation, it enjoyed a mushroom
growth for a while, and then not, only
stood still, but actually declined as fast
as in the first instance it had advanded.
In passing out of the Bay into the lake
again, we passed a channel between
the main land and aft' Island called
-• Death door'," a narrow pass as we
double the point of the peninsula be=
(tween the Bay and the lake. At the
ivery point of the peninsula the share is
a bluff of perpendicular rock 200 leet
above the lake ; and so very true that'
it resembles Masonry,. Tradition says
that eighty canoes manned by Indians
and French traders were once wrecked
in a storm against these rocks.—hence
the name of ' , Death door.", The next
place at which we touched was Mil
wankie in Wisconsin Territory. This
is ,a place of considerable importance.
and I regretted extremely that T had it
a poor oppoytunity to see it, as it vas
evening when we arrived.. I'however
obtained from a friend a description of
Milwaukie River, as you probably
know, runs in 'a southerly direction
parallel to and within about half a mile
of Lake Michigan for several miles be- .
fore emptying into the 14e. The
principal part' of the village is situated
on the ground between iIM - River and
the Lake. The till is _perpendicular
on the side next the Lake and a b o ut 80
feet above it, and slopes westerly to the
River; and on the street next the Ri
ver and parallel to it are the principal
sores. The dwelling houses, court
house and churches are built on the
higher ground next the Lake, which is
beautiful gravel land covertl with smali
oak trees. At the southern extremity
of the point of land between the Lake
and River there is a marsh which, ex
tends-a mile and a half further south to
the mouth, of the River where the go
vernment has built a pier: but , the
steamboats all land their passengers on
the pier built out into the Lake near'
the foot of the hill, and I, think 'they
will always do so ; for althoUgh there
is water enough to run around up the
River intd town. yet the Channel is so
long and crooked, that it would occupy
more-of their time than they could af
ford to lose on their trips. §chooners,
and a small steam • boat which is 'used:
for a lighter, come up the River to the
upper part of the town.
The Menomine River from the west,.
intersects the Milwaukie in 'the marsh
about a qusrter of- a mile below the
town. The road to Chicago runs
across this - marsh and Mier; and the
point of land on the South side 'Of the
stream is - called Walker's point,' Where
there are 'a few' dwelling houses and
stores. There are three draw bridges
'over the Milwankie River, above the
month of the' Menkaine; •and on the
west side of the—stream, and north of
the Mannirie, the' flits - extend'up the
Riveisabont a of a mile. and-haek tothe
*esti 'oresutile: On these flats is a
considerable part of the village4thangli
not so - much as on the east side (tribe
River,) and all the machinery - ;. the - Mce ,
Regard/ess of. Denunciation from any :etuarter.—Gov.
l EZWILMDri\ 22LD2Caa OVOKUUD AIWCUM 2EO 066 C.
front' the dam being on the. west side Of
the stream. This, machinery is north
. 041 priacipal part
~9f the town atom'
half a mile, but there are several stores
and taverns at-that Point new,"and we
think when all the waterpower
proved it will be the most business part
of Milviaukie. There are now upon
the one tannery, one 'saw Mill; one
woollen faCtory, one furnace, One 'plan
ing Machine and turning shop,'` one four
story building nearly finished for manu
facturing purposes; oneleuring Mill of
four runs of stone nearly 'ready for
grinding, another of six runs i: of stone
and a foundry in process of erection,--
Schooners drawing seven feet, water can
come .up to the rear of all these build
trigs so as to load and Unload directly at
their doors. If a flouring mill can make
money at any point it must be here.
Racine and Southport are also thriv
ing villages'en the same shore. of the
lake Racine with' 12Q0, arid Southport
with 2500 inhabitants. ,
We arrived at this place on Monday
at 12 o'clock, without the least accident
or unpleasant occurrence having taken
place.. • A smoother *voyage -or more de
lightful trip was probably , never made
up the lakes. The Weather was calm
and more than beautiful during the en
tire time. From the time we left As
tor at theheattof Green Bay, until our
arrival here 'scarcely a ripple could be
seen upon the Surface, of the water.—;.
We dame out' of the Bay into the, main
body of the lake early on Sablath morn
ing—and itie.snn never rose _upon a
morning more beautiful and sublime.—
we had several Clergymen on board;
ari invitation was extended to the Rev.
Mr. Scott of New Orleans, (the same
who administered the ordinance of Bap
tism to Gen. Jackson) to perform- di - -
Sine service, which was accepted and
at half past ten the bell was
the entire_ company assembled in the
dining saloon where Divine service was
performed in the most decorous, devout
and impressive *manner. Mr. Scott - is
a very talented Man, and his introducto
ry prayer and sermon on this occasion
was appropriate, powerful and interes
rhave now spent-three days in" able
city,, and if I had space could give you
its Jhistory in detail, but find I must re
strict myself to a small limit, and don•
sequently must be very brief.
_ Chicago is the county seat of Cook
county, in the State of Illinois. It is
situate on the southwestern shore of
Lake Michigan, at the head .of Lake
navigation in about the forty-first degree
. of north 'allude.. The site of the city
loccupies a level prairie on both sides
of the Chicago river which empties into
the lake at this place. The city; as
laid Out corers an area of about three
and a half miles in length and two and
a half in.breadth, about a mile and a
'halt square of which is already built
. upon, and the streets opened and grad
ed, if it may properly be called grading
• when nature has made the ground so.
and that water will scarcely run in any
direction: Strange as it may seem, the
highest ground is on the take shore,- and
what little descent'there is found is the
other way, so that the water in the
ditches along the, streets run from the
lake, if it runs at all. The bank near'
the lake is not over four feet above the
water of the take. So 'you will per
ceive that the inhabitants can, have no
cellars to their
_houses, and after getting
back a few squares the streets 'are
low that water is constantly standing
in the gutters and under-the houses and
side walks which are mostly made of
plank . . The streets are . regularly laid
.out at right angles `to the, lake, and . are
wide and spacious. The dwellings are
. principlly of wood, thorigh there- are
- aeverarldocks of elegant brick buildings.,
principally occupied, as stores, business
houses.and, public offices. • .
The site of _the *city being a plain.
does_not afford, either from the lake or
"surrounding country: a very interesting
field ofvision. Iris . bounded on the
south mnd west : by :a : prairie, varying
' frOm tea to twelve miles in width most
of whichis low 'and-even .marshy, and
at'the present time; the whole country
having been inundated by heavy rains;
the water ,in.many, places is a foot or
More deep. Yei strange in. say,, the
citizens here are in the daily 'habit of
driving tehms'irross iherii in all . direF.
tiona.. , You .musk - riot lindersta.nitthat
these prairies ,are one continuous dead
level,; there,. Are „Partionit enineWhat
elevated; so as" ii susceptible of CO:,
tiiiitiatf. ..The"; climate is . said - AO', be
healthy . inditalubrions, is:- Much - tn . -is
auyin , 010:west: • • --
Chicago. rivet.; which . •bap; ; • two
brpnchee, one from the p9rth, on e
fraiit - the'south. ftifaiing a jnoction
in the city,' - wilt Atilt at alt seasons,
vessels of, `every.: class . navigating Alia
Lake some distance into the interior,
affording pecullat facilities for a harbor,
and giving to this advantages in a 'com
mercial point of view, unsurpassed by
any city of the west. ' ' ;* -;" •
In 1833 the place contained brit 100
inhabitants, and' but five or six log
houses. The population now is . 8000.
It was incorporated as a city in 1837 ;
and its greatest period of prosperity' was
previous 4o that time. The revuisions
of 1836-7 greatly retarded its growth;
yet it presents one of the most remarka
ble instances of sudden rise to japer:
tanee, especially in a commercial paint
of view to be found on record.
It is at this point that the Illinois and
Michigan canal commences, by which
was designed to connect the waters of
Lake Michigan and • the Illinois river,
but unfortunately the work has. been
suspended, although the general belief
is that it will soon.be resumed and com
pleted. The work was commenced
in . I*;•and was 'to have been made
upon the deep cut plan, '6O feet wide
and 6 feet deep and to be fed from Lake
Michigan. This 'plan will however
probably be abandoned, and the canal
when completed will probably be fed
from the Fox and Caldnut rivers. Its
length is 96 miles. commencing at
Chicago and terminating at the Mouth
of little Vermillion river onthe Illinois,
and when completed will afford the
best artificial link of the greatest con
tinuity,'Of inland , water communication
in the World, extending from the Aden
tic ocean by the Erie .Canal,--along the
chain of Lakes, through the I linois and
Michigan canal, the Illinois and Missis
sippi rivers to the Gulf of Mexico. I
The prairie's abound with game.—r
The prairie hen, the grouse and the
plover are quite, common. and afford
rare sport to the lovers of that kind of
amusement. I went out yesterday in
company with- several' gentlemen and
succeeded in kilting'a dozen or more.
They have dogs and horses trained to
the business. It is not uncommon - for
a sportsman to sit in his wagon, and,
keeping his eye on' his dog, discover
when he " sits" a bird, bring him
down the moment he rises, when his
faithful dog picks him up, brings him
to his master and will actually raise
himself 'upon the wagon wheel• to hand
in his game.
An Eloquegt Pict=
The following extract is taken from
a recennaddress of the Hon. GEORGE'
BANEROFT, the distinguished} historian,
delivered at the great Democratic Mass
Meeting, at Concord, New Hampshire,
on the 6th inst„ Praise from such a
source is precious indeed
.• In presenting to you the name of
JAMES K. POLK, of Tennessee, for
the office of President. my first word;
said Mr. Bancroft, is this=HlS PRIVATE
LIFE Is PEA. From boyhood, the ca
reer Of James K. Polk has been uvsul
lied. At the University he was no
ticed for his sobriety and diligence, ob
taining the highest honors in his class.
Educated in the bosom ol a pious fami
ly, and' in the Presbyterian church, he
has ever by his example manifested, by
the most regular attendance, the truest
respect for the institutions of public
worbhip. He is ignorant of every
game of - hazard, he knows nothing of
cards, his hand—l speak on the; au
thority ol men of honor. who iivemear
ho know him. Well. and Would
not deceive me- 7 -his hand has never
been raised against the life of .•his fel
low-man. Without taking the pledge,
and without pretension, he abstains
from the use of ardent spirits, and illus.
traces, by his example the , virtue of
strict temperance. ; In a word, his
vats character is unblemished as a mangy
and a christian. .1 say this reluctantly ti
Religion is the; very- best possessien in 7
the-world, and the lest to be spoken of:
It should dwell quietly in the heartand
rule the life; not be :hawked about as a
commodity; nor.scouredup as a rtrity
buckler for. protection ; nor be worn
overth•shoulders like a blanketfor de
fence. • I have said this reluctantly;
but -siltnce on the present- =occasion
might, to misinterpreted, and it is due .
to, our etndidate tosay thaais integri,
ty and..ourity,. and attachment.ta his
eayly, ['Fru ction s religious linty are,' ;
such,thgit in:the :present: canvass - • he
ages not ned,:_to HIDE His LIFE MEM=
TREseREENGF kROTIIEIpthaeSSANCITIN , I
(Rounds of applause.)
vice go haiiikiif •' the
remark of the Tliii); Ambrose `Sie4eer.
Presidetkcif le*BMiiiilire . Clay Con
ceutielo:niAde 14iet4 'wen able speech
of me; Ara 4
Concentien_of.lSitin faiii!fel - ive`pi3-
ihg the right of suffige. •
Henry Clay and "Gomes of Hazard."
We have had occasion frequently to
speak of the , gambling and, duelling
propensities of Henry Clay. But , a 4
portion oethe Whig press have denied
that Mr.- Clay' has, ." during thirty
years, played a game of cards, even
for spurt:' ,, Accordingly,. not • long
since, we , asserted the denial - of. his
friends in °impairer, and admitted that
it might be true that Mr. Clay aban
doned, in his maturer years an evil and
dangerous practice that be-,-was addict
ed to in his younger days. Though
we had no proof that he had abandoned
the vicious practiee, yet we tbOught it
due to Mr. Clay that the denial of his
friends should have as wide a circula
tion as tae charge. But it appears that
we were wren(' b in supposing that Mr.
friends had not misrepresented
the wavier. The following letter from
a distinguished citizen of Kentucky,
Genital McCalla, a man of high stand
and. character.among his neighbors,
and wherever, known, having held an
important office for twelve years in his
own State, , an exemplary' member of
the Presbyterian Church, and an honest
virtuous, and upright man. It will be
seen from the letter, that Mr. Clay as
recently as ffie 4th of July last, played
at'BitAG, and won more than a hundred
dollars; 'that it is a habit he has not
abandoned, but is yet notoriously ad
dicted, to, and it is =venially spoken
of by his poiitical 'friende and enemies
througieut. the section of country in
which _he lives.
The letter we copy from the-Gazette,
published at Lexington, Kentucky :
LVXINGTON, May 24, 1844.
Ste: Some •time ago, the 4th num
ber of the Junius Tracts," containing
the life . of Henry Clay, was placed in
my :fiends. Among some of its impru
dent prevarications I was particularly
struck with the following: -
" In 1919, when invited to a game
of brag, ,he (Mr. Clay) replied, ex
cuse me gentlemen, I have not played
- a-garne, of hazard for more than 12
year 4 arid I take this opportunity to
tvrit) you all to avoid a practice- de
stractive-of a good name, and drawing
after-it evil consequencee of incalcula
The evident object of the author is
to excite the belief that Mr. Clay has
not since that time played cards for
money,• or gamed. Brag is a game of
cards, and therefore the disclaimer and
infereeci apply to such games. About
the same time public declarations were
made in One of the leading New York
papers, •friendly to Mr. Clay, that he
was a reformed man in that particular,
and had trot gamed for many years:
In a speech which I made soon after
seeing that tract, I stated my co*evic
lions thdt Mr: Clay's habits were un
changed! and that he still continued
that practice, which rile is represented
by "Junius to have'stigmatized as ""'de
structive of a-good name." I referred '
to a ease as' late as the 4th ofluly last;
which occurred near Lexington, where
be played and won between one and
two-hundred dollars, as . I was informed
by a gentleman who teas present; and
perhaps played at the . satue table but did!
I was assailed by a Lexington editor,
for having made that assertion, and dar
ed to the proof. I did not wish to go
into a public controversy upon such a
subject, although well aware that the
fact Was notorious •in all this , country,
rind especially at the watering places in
Kentucky, on the steamboats of the
Ohio and 'Mississippi, and in Lexing.
toll, Washington City, and New Or
leans. That in fact, there were 'thou
sands who had been eye witnesses of
the fact. ' .
again.-in a Speech in Mercer,:, allu
, ded in a good„ natured way to Mr.
Clay's successful slitl in card playing,
but not relying upon that as sufficient
.to defeat his claims to public office, fatten
among professing Christians; many-Of
whom, even of the clergy, have Ifither
to suPperted'him far the Presideecy„,
with- a full knowledge - of his
This' last last speech has blown up the'
ire-of the editor of the Frankfort Com::
mon wealffi, , who had assailed- me, in
iris paper of the 28th instant; Willtch3T
acteristicAulgarity and fglt9 lie says
l'afake the charge against Mr.'ClaY on
neero testimony. He will find 'him' , l
eerimistaken. • I leave • it= for him and '
the , r gentleman of-the highest standing
in.lexington," : who has :authorized
hiin to use Harry Omen's, aliaa Bron
nan'e' 3 ,Harry's,.denial' of a :s4temeni
tibial° never Made; to 'choose such
associates allies. - end' 'witnesses.:
imagine'-their association veyy appree,
prime, and I will not disturb it. Nev
er wilt I retaliate the charge of trumnt-
[CM alco t3o . savcotaasa C 9 ZKRlcir
ty , iipon the editor of As -Common
wealth ; I do' not., suppose that.:;,the
amount of his intellect wouldever place
him in so, high a scale lunacy yt-,
(icy comes` eareeto his
Clay's, whole hist* in
.country is so mixed up wittOti; habits
at the ' , mid table, that a conversation
about him is alrimst invariably inter
mingled with 'sporting anecdotes of his'
past life. If any reformation hatt'talieo
place, it must have been long since the
period fixed by the veracious :indult.
of Junins.` I ai'Savt, on the, authdrity
Aif gentlemen of undoubted standing.
that, as late as the 4th of July last, he
gamed cards, at the place before men
tioned. for money which' he,toon.
If Mr. Clay will • dare to deny the
truth of the charge, as to his particular
instance which is given merely as one
out of many recent instances, I
produce the proof. The witnesses
shall be named,z7:and they must testify
or stand mute. 'There aro enough who
will, although reluctantly, state the .
I cannot but admire the cool' 'com
mand of countenance which his indis ,
erect friends must possess, :.when-they
attempt to deny a - charge so well known
and 'admitted in every circle in 'which
Mr. Clay has'moved, m
British Ambassador it Washington - .-
with whom I am informed has ;had
many a hard set-to, down ,to his hard.
favored associates at watering , places
and on steamboats.'
"I am charged with being incited to
this attack on Itlr. Clay by bitter per-
sonal malice:, resulting .attacks
made by him on, me. With these , the
public have nothing , to do, and, about
them they care nothing: I deny
personal rnalfce, , but 'avow - a deep
'conviction of Clay's unfitness:
'from his habits', for the oation
which he aspires; a station which
should be held by those only, who,
to talents such as he possesses, add
the higher qualities of good :morals:
and integrity in political life- of.which
I conscientiously believe him to be des.
JOHN M. McCALLA.
To the Eorroe of the lientuelt:
This is placing the matter in a tang.
gible shape. Here is a distinct..charge
that Mr. Clay is addicted to gambling;
not for sport merely, but for money.-:-.
The very day is given on-which he ilid
'play at brag; and that day is not op tbie=
ty years ago." but the 4th . of-Jrily last.
a day consecrated to liberty. This is
not all; the proot is offered, if the fact
We had hoped' that'the denial made
by his friends'miklit'be true. - But the
fact that he is still a gambler -is• nt
placed beyond. the Pale of further con.
troversy„ Clay. whose
head is hoary with- age, who has - lived
the ordinary number of years allotted
Ito the .life of man, - who has seen, we
think, the sun-4,seventy Summers set,
is still a gambleo „, . „ .
We cannot, notwithstanding his ma
ny vicious practices, but admire the y
the splendid talents of the min'; and
we think:it would be • infinitely better '
that his friends should,candidly confess
his many grievous faults while the
whole. country will hbnor to the high
'talent and those good qualities - of the*
heart that he - undoubtedly possesses.,
N. I.Tlebiap. , -
S METIIINO TOILE RiatratnEutp.—in
182: when General Jackson wiecan 7
didite for die Presidency, and arlien
all the signs indicted his success, ;Hen
ry Clay used . used the - . folloWing,lan-,
gunge at the barbecue - at Baltiniore
•• He mitail humbly prostratel'hithi .
self before- God,: and implore- lit mer
cy to visitjour Jevored land IVITH,
WAR. WITH FAMINE, _wcril
PESTILENCE, or with any Scnuraife;
fattier than that A. MILITARY
CHIEFTAIN should heelected.to the
Presidency," ; •
.stiz or . Lcriaimi.—Londottjerfei. , 6.e-
Qpbt,, the largest,'alul2#st
populous city , irr the world: `tha? -
ming a conception of Its . itnnietAsi),..,
when we reflect that its present 006 7
tion is equal to that of the:l3lx' lc:T.
States== - viz , 'Nfassae.huieits; -
Connecticut, Rhode Island, New flarq.-'
MORE er.e.:—The 1. Cato Chi
terprise" heretbffir'e a neutral
published ailliddletown; in. thit eann.7
ty. has placed at.
its latail:Ae names. ;
'43f Pout,' DALLas and atom.. 'Ai
Enteiprise" will , be of .sfviee ,
good cause, the prcr A gnii, . 0 $
- dernecratic sentiments.