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A. BUEHLER, EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR.
• . [From the American Review.
• •AlrE DEO.
Wee& in•doeide ef light are waving,
To •swift like swinging sees,
Nifhlo k ettave,tbeir tope are floating
Theglad children of the breeze.
Jactilort hi-moonlight straying,
Steals Won" the trembling fawn ;
ehddren, •now are playing
• Wand nut - the gate of dawn.
An hour ago, the tempest swelling,
'Emote in wrath the shrinking led—
Thunders trooped above our dwelling,
Throbbing like the pulse of God.
Over time's abyss impending,
Centuries in darkness lie.
11111ifilithillintig, TIM Unending, -
Misdates of a Deity S •
Life and death--a thin partition
All thy mysteries divide,
Far in shadow waikoethe spirit
With the ntortel, dile by aide.
la my beast thew many a token
Of the past's enchanted spell ;
4. the sound when hours are spoken
Lingers in the holler bell.
This in high melodious measure
Bards theli• holy strains prolong ;
Heir, to the eternal treasure
Denied in the depth of song.
EVENING RHAPSODY OF A CHILD
One evening liras wandering
Beside a river fair—
Wild roses and blue violets
I'd plucked to deck my hair
The birds were singing over me
In trees with foliage bright,
All nature smiled in harmony,
And filled me with delight.
My cup with Joy was running o'er,
My spirits light and free--
It seers d that I could rival them—
These songsters in their glee!
My heart was tuned—my song arose
With theirs upon the air—
It seemed that naught could change a scene
So beautiful and fair'
The sun tae■ Sinking in the west,
To gladden other skies ;
lie never sleeps, (that glorious orli,)
To other lands he hies !
Twilight wan Treading der the acene,
The hints had . ceamed to ohf;
Nature, with chastened beauty, sea
To heaven her utrering.
A anft and pleasing sadness
Waa stealing o'er to heart ;
I thought of bright `rnwllleving ones
That I hod seen depart !
And yet it w•as no sorrow
That thus my thoughts lieguiled ;
I could not have ■ real woe,
I'ol.l NMI TIT I CHILD !
It opened that those lost, loved ones,
Were angels, hovering near;
Spreading their height oiugs over me;
What then had 1 to fear ?
I raised my head in gladness ;
The stars looked down and smiled;
All things seemed bright and benutifid,
Furl WAS TST • CHILD.
OCTOBIRR.—III spite of the gorgeous liv
ery assumed by Nature during this month,
there is always a sad tone in the music of
its breezes. Its melodies are in a minor
key. Winter already casts his shadow
before, and Summer flees his approach.—
Love our firesides as we may, we cling in
stinctively to the careless season when
warmth was not to seek. In an ideal life
Summer would reign perpetually. When
we muse of brighter worlds ; when we
try to imagine what will be the condition
of thb blest, who ever thinks of lire ? No
poet of the ideal ever draws a cheering or
exalting image from winter. "Thick-rih
bed ice' and regions where "the air burns
frore, and cold 'performs the effect of fire,"
have been culled in to heighten our notion
of a place of torment. So we never long
for the "frosty Caucasus," even when we
are melting under Cancer.
Yet the pleasures of this season are
neither few nor slight. "Nome-bred hap
piness" begins with cool weather. The
friends whom pursuit of health and fresh
air has separated Tor two or three months,
will now meet and exchange greetings
with new zest. All is animation and
excitement, between the history of sum
mer tvanderifige and the preparation for
winter. It seems like a new lease of life
to the happy, refreshed and inspirited by
the heart-cheering breezes of our lakes and
mountains. ' May they include the poor 1
end needy in their plans for the approach- i
Ing severe season.
One of the saddening influences of the 1
illaUllllllli change is the prevalence of stor
my winds, which remind us of disasters
at sea. elow any hearts will tremble as
the loud blasts 4 f this month bring back
the sufferings o last fall, on our wreck
ntiewii epastr 'od help the poor mail
ner;inil spare the hearts that' watch for
hie returnl—Mrs. Kirk/and. .
Panes ON.--We find the followingnoble
sentiment---the key to fortune—in a little
English periodical: , ' •
-Tke taystagy . of Napoleon's career was
this, under all , difficulties and discourage
ment to prise - axon. It was the problem of
ell the kteroae; it is the rule by which to
judge rightly 04 wonderful success. It
should be the . slid Al, high and low,
fortonsta and nufurtunate,tiocalled—"press
on," never despair, never be dicouraged,
however stormyx , the heavens, however
dark thf way'Ofetwever4reat the difficul
ties, or repeated the failure, "press on."—
If fortune , has' played false with' thee to
day;do thou play true for this to-morrow.
Lei the foolishness of yesterday make thee
wise to-day. If thy affections have been
potired . out like water into the desert, do
flat kit down or perish of this, but “presi;
onil— a beautiful oasis, is before thee, and
thou mayet tench it, if thou wilt. If an-
other! has been false to thee, do not thou
lice ease the evil by being false to-thyself.'
41 not say, the world has lost' its poetry
an beauty, it is not so ; and even if it be
*Make thine own poetry and beauty, by
A +alive, a true, and above all, a religious
, -.* -
• reounsa.—The difficulties we com
plain of are laid in our way, that wo may
make them so many steps to perfection
end happines. •
Ito glover 4111 i Ur t.au X 3 CS solilow go utrewartl
AN INCIDENT IN THE LIFE OF LORD
57' N o JP.
It was getting towards midnight vyhen 1
a party of young noblemen came out from
one of the clubs in St. James street. The
servant of each aii_he stepped upon the e,
pavement, threw up hit, wooden apronal,
the cabriolet, and sprung to the head of the
horse, but as to the destination of the equi
pages for the evening, there seethed to be
some dissension among the noble masters.
Betwixt the hue of coronettild vehicles
stood a hackney-coach, and a person in an
attitude. of eager expectancy pressed as
near the exhilarated group as he could do
without exciting-immediate attention.- -
"Which way ?" said he, whose vehicle
was nearest, standing with his foot on the
"All together of course," said another.
"Let's make a night of it."'
"Pardon me," said the deep and sweet
voice of the last one from the crowd ; "I
secede for one., Go your ways gentlemen."
Byron stood looking after them a mot
meat, and raising his hat pressed his hand
hard on hie forehead. The unknown per
son who had been lurking near, seemed to
leave him to his thoughts or was embarass
ed at approachinu a stranger. As Byron
turned with his halting step however, he
came suddenly to his side.
"My lord In.he said, and and was silent
ae if waiting for permission to go on.
"Well," replied Byron, turning to him
without the least surprise, and looking him
closely iu the face by the lig h t of aitreet
" I I come to you with an errand which
per h aps"—
"A strange one I am sure ; but I am pre
pared for it—l have been forwarned of it.
What do you require of me 1 for I am
"This is strange," exclaimed the man.
" tlas another messenger then—"
"None except a spirit—for my heart a
lone told me I should be wanted at this
hour. Speak at rinee."
"My lord, a dying girl has sent for you."
"I)o I know her ?"
"She has never seen you. Will you,
rome at once, and on the way 1 will ek`
plain to you what I can or this singular er
rand ; though, indeed, When it is told, you
will know all that I comprehend."
They were at the door of the hackney
coach, and Byron entered it without further
"Back again !" said the stranger, as the
coachman closed the door, "and drive fur
dear life, fur we shall scarce be
Au heavy tongue of St. Paul's struck
melt , ' . the-oiling oiling vehicle hurried on
throe • yky , streets, and though
It i liv
so fal. h re uty had started neither
of the ttim occupants had spoken. Byron
eat with folded arms and bare head in the
corner of the coach ; the stranger, with his
hat covered over his eyes, seemed repressing
some violent emotion; and it was only
when they stopped before a low door in
a street close upon a river; that the latter
"Is she alive I" he hurriedly asked of a
woman who came out at the sound of the
"She was a moment since; butte quick !"
Byron followed quickly on the heels of
his companion, and passing through a dim
ly lighted entry to the door of the back
room they entered. A lamp shaded by a
curtain of spotless purity, threw a faint
ligh - rupon a bed upon wlvich lay a girl
watched by a physician and a nurse. The
physician had just removed a small mirror
from her lips, and holding it to the light, he
whispered that she still breathed. As By
ron paused, the dying girl moved the tin
angers of the hand lying on the coverlet,
and slowly opened on him her languid
eyes—eyes of inexpressible depth and lus
tre. No one had spoken.
"Is lie here f" she murmered. "Raise
me.mother, while I have time to speak to
Byron looked around the small chamber,
trying in vain to break the spell of awe
which the scene threw around him. Au
apparition from another world cold not
have checked more tearfully and complete
ly the more worldly and scornful under
current of his nature. He stood with his
heart beating almost audibly, his knees
trembling beneath him, awaiting whit he
prophetically felt to be a warning from the
very gate of heaven.
Propped with pillows, and left by her
attendants, the dying girl turned her head
towards the proud poet, and noble, standing
by her bedside, while a smile of angelic
beauty stole through her lips.
In that smile the face re-awakened to its
former lovliness, and seldom had he who
gazed breathlessly upon her, looked upon
such incomparable beauty. The spacious
forehead and the noble contour still visible
on the emaciated lips, boapoke genius im
pressed upon a tablet all feminine in its
language.; and in the motion of her grace
ful neck, there was something that still
breathed of surpassing elegance. It was
the shadowy wreck of-no• ordinary mortal
passing sway—humble as,: Water the sur
roundings end strange as had been Ids sum
mons to her bod-eide,"
"And this je Byron r she said at last, in
a voice bewilderingly sweet even through its
weakness., "My lord, I cannot die with
out seeing you—withbut relievingmy soul
of a mission with which it he long been
burthened.• Come nearer, for I have no
time for ceremony, and, must say what I
have to env—and die. •
She hesitate& and as Byron , took the
Thin hand she . held to him , she looked
steadily upon hie noble countenance.
"Beautiful," she said, "beautiful as the
dream of him which has so long haunted mg!
the intellect and parson of a spirit light!--
Pardon me, my lord! Pardon me that a
moment so important to yourself, the res
membrane() of an early feeling has been be
trayed into otpression !",
She paused a moment, and the bright
color that had, shot through her chock and
brow, faded again, and her countenance m
en malts heavenly serenity.
"1 am near enough to death," she resum
ed—" near enough to point you almost to
!leaven from whens I am ; and iris of my
heart like the one brrund of my life—like
GETTYSBURG, PA. FRIDAY E'VENING, OCTOBER 8, 1847.
the bidding of God—to implore you to pre
pare for judgement. Oh, my lord! with ,
your glorious powers, with yopy wondrous
gifts, be not lost. Do not for a poor pleae
ure of a world like this lose an eternity in
which your mind will outstrip the intelli
gence olangela. Measure this thought—
scan the worth of angelic bliss with the in
tellect which has ranged so gloriously
throUgh the universe; do not, on this one
momentous subject of human interest—on
this alone, be not short sighted!"
..What shall I do?" suddenly burstfrom
Byron's lips in a tone of agony. But.with
an effort as if struggling with a death pang,
he again drew up his form, and resumed
the marble calmness of his countenance.
The dying girl, meantime, seemed to
have lost herself in prayer. With her
wasted hands clasped on her bosom, and
her eyes turned upward, the slight motion
of her lips betrayed to those around her
that she was pleading at the throne of mer
cy. The physician crept close to her
bedside, but with his hands on his breast,
and his head bowed; he seemed but watch
ing for the moment when the soul should
take its flight.
She suddenly raised herself on the pil
low. Her long brown tresses fell over her
shoulders, and a brightness unnatural and
almost fearful kindled her eyes. She
seemed endeavoring to speak, and gazed
steadfastly on Byron. Slowly, then, and
tranquilly she sank back again upon her
pilloW, and as her hands fell apart, and her
eye-lids dropped, she murmered-"Come
to Heaven !" and the stillness of death waif
in the room. The spirit had fled.
PAUL Jusits.—Headly, in his sketch of
Paul Jones, relates the following laugha
ble anecdote :
he daring rover was hovering on the
coast of Scotland, and just then threatening
Kirkaldy. The inhabitants. as they saw
her bearing steadily up towards the place,
were filled with terror, and ran hither
and thither in afright, but the good min
ister, Rev. Mr. Shirra, assembled his
flock on the beach, to pray the .I.ord to
deliver them from their enemies. He
'vvas My . 6 crentelic man—one of the quaint
est of the quaint Scotch diYines—so 'that
his prayers, even in thesedays, were often
quoted for their oddity, and even for their
\V liether the following prayer is literal
ly true or not, it is difficult to tell ; but
there is little doubt that the invocation of
the excited, eccentric old man was suffi
ciently odd. It is said that, having gath
ered his congregation on the beach, in full
sight of the vessel, which, under a press of
canvass, was making.. a long tack that
brought her close to the town, ho knelt
down on the sand, and thus began:
Allow, dear Lord, dinna ye think it a
shame for ye to send this vileTirale_to rob
our folk o' Kirkaldy, for ye ken they're
puir enow already, and hao naething to
spare ? The way the wind blaws he'll be
here in a jiffy, and wha kens whathe may
do? lie's nae too good for anything.—
Mickle's the mischief that he has done al
ready. He'll burn their houses, tak their
very class, and tirl them to the sark. And
wae's, me ! wha kens but the bluidy vil
lain might tak their lives 1 The puir wee
men are most frightened out o' their wits,
and the bairns skirling after them...lean
na think of it! I canna think of it! I
hae been long a faithfulservant to ye Lord,
but gin ye dinna turn the wind about, and
blaw toe scoundrel out of onr gate, I'll nae
stir a foot, but will just sit there till the
de'il comes. Sae tak yer will o't.
MRS. 13ANCROFT IN LONDON.—"II so
hdppOlled that one afternoon, this summer,
our Minister's wife, Mrs. Bancroft, walked
down Regent street, and called at a fash
ionable store to purchase a shawl. She
found an excellent one, costing only £2O;
and wishing to test its virtues, she threw
it over her shoulders, and left her old one
to be ordered home. She sallied out a
gain, sailed along up Regent street, desk
ring to make a sensation with her splend
id shawl, and she succeeded wonderfully.
She soon . perceived that she was drawing
unusual attention. Some stood in great
wonder, some stop* and looked, some
laughed outrigholllainnus boys pointed
with ,theiicanes,young ladies turned round
onfiasaing and blushed, gefulemen on look
ing at her suddenly examinetk the sky for
stars, acquaintances rode by in carriages,
nodded, smiled, and bits their lips imme
diately afterwards. What could it all
mean? It certainly was unusuaLand.very
singular, and Mrs. B. hurried hoaw.out of
her breath, and-out of.her wits, too. Her
maid soon solved the mystery. The
shawl proved to be one which was exhib
ited in the front window of the shop, the
merchant having forgotten to remove the
show label, and there it was still, bearing
the following announcement in magnificent
caliiiiila, WERY CHASTE, AT £201"
thyrnastm R6PLY.••• A. rather ludicrous
circumstance occurred in ,s parish church
within:the Amite of caritayeron, on Sun
day ovening.? - 'the Officiating clergyman
in the course of ' sermon, and when
near the close, raised his voice to rather a
higher pitch, and said, 'flow is it that the .
Almighty glorifieth in the foighteriess of
sins ?" rite clerk, who was Teat asleep
below. him, roused by the higher tone iif
ficiently to catch the question, to the as
tonishment of the congregatiorriiestantly
replied, loud enough to be heard all over
the church, 441 don't know indeed, Sir."
llnisrosiv's GamesT Msut.--Who are
the mon othistory to be admired most ?
Tholie whom most things bectue who
'dread be weighty in debate, of m uch de.
vice in council, considerate in a sick room,
genial at a feast, joyous at a festival, capa
ble of discourse with many minds, large
souled, not to be shrivelled up into any
one form, fashion or tempeianient."
Costrov.—ln the whole course ol; my
life I never knew one man, of what ever
condition, "arrive to /any degree of reputa
tion in the world, who made choice of, or
delighted in, the company or conversation
of those who, in their qualities, were infe
rior, or, in their parts, not much superior
to himself.—Lord Clarendon.
.FEARL,EES AND FREE."
AM OVER TRUE 'FALB OF THE 'FEL LOOP
flow mysterious is the invisible chain,
forged by nature, vildelf, - iii Initial or thi
purest and strongest affections, binds pa
rent to child, and child to parent! Distance
cannot sever itt. time cannot destroy its
tension; with death oily do its links dis
solve their connexion.; Of all the streams
through which the social affections flow,
parental love is one
which more immediate.
y gushes from the heart's centre—thecon
deft through which filial affection passes
free from all the impurities of selfishness.
These, however, arc but truisms, and with
out further indulgencriin them we shall
proceed to narrate a-recent inskanee- in.
which the force of parental loie and filial
affection has been sadly but strikingly il
When the .last call for volunteers was
-made in Indiana, Edgar Derwin was the
first to ?enrol his name among the active
upholders of his countr7's standard. H
was a daring, intrepid, athletic youth,
knowing no fear ; a 'triot by intuition,
endowed with all m a a most ennobling
feelings, •though manh 's threshold he
had not yet crossed. ' e father, fast sell
ing towards life's winter eard his purpose
with silent approval, fo in truth, he felt
a secret, satisfactory p de, at the patriot
ism so promptly ovine by his son. - Not
so his mother. She looked to him as the
prop of her declining yeti's, and a present
iment audibly whispere to her that- he
was about to leave her, Sever to return.-
- She interposed rio otistecle to - his resolve;
though the tears that coursed down her fur.
rowed cheeks, as she embraced and blessed
him when leaving. too 'plainly told how
acutely painful to her-suss-the-separation
Young Derwin had gat no further than
Matamoros with his regiment, when' he
was seized with a severe fit of sickness.—
Being unable to proceed ie was placed in
the liffspital. His regi4nt marched on.
The captain of the coiripany to which
young Derwin belonged, lost no time in n
! forming his father of his son's illness, tel
ling him he need entertain no apprehensions
for his life, as his recovery might be pro
! pronounced certain. -This letter, notwith
-4 s tanding that'inunirance. - when -- it reached
the quiet western home of the sick young
soldier, proved to his parents a missive
surcharged with sorrew. : The first burst
of grief over, old Derwin, prompted by the
quick instincts of parental affection, conclu
ded that duty to his child, lying on a sick
bed in a foreign - emintryt=perhaps in a
grave made by strange ands, required
inure of him than unav ailing tears.
brushed them away, and *the early rays
of the next morning's sunfgilded the roof
of the humble log cabin, he departed; to
seek in Mexico, the son ho SO "much loved
—to succor him if alive, and if dead, to
transport his corpse where it would mingle
With its 'heave elifyz=-liihere` he- and. his
stricken wife might in death lay beside it.
He speeded on without impediment till
he reached this city, and while here, wait
ing for a conveyance down the Brazos, it
pleased Providence to afflict him with yel
low fever. From the boarding house 1
where he was staying, he was sent to the
Charity hospital, which he entered on the
Wednesday of last week. His **case"
was a severe one: it unsettled his reason.
All the imaginings of his fevered brain had
reference to his son. At one time he wit
nessed him in battle doing deeds of mighty
daring, and he cheered him on. Atanother
time, he saw him a manacled captive in a
prison-dungeon, and he would offer a large
sum for his ranson. Again, he would call
on the Mexicans not to desecrate his grave !
Skillful medical aid, and the watching
and nursing of the Sisters of Charity car
ried him through the most violent stage of
the disease : if they did notsnatch him from
death's door, they at least prevented him
from stepping over it. Thus he was, his
reason restored, himself lingering on the
confines of eternity, as it were, when about
noon on Monday, an emaciated youth was
'carried into the same wind 'did placed in
the bed beside him. His glazed eye ga
zed on the young, emaciated patient with
intense anxiety. He tremblingly looked
and looked till it might be laid that be
had well nigh looked his life away. He
sprdng from his bed ; with couvelsivegrasp
he clutched the small paper label which
the porter had just placed at the--bed's
bead of the recently arrived young patient,
opening it in his tremulous hand, he read :
"Edgar Darwin, just, hulians."
"My Sou!" he said, and no more did
he say, for as he uttered the phrase, be fell
mid-expired. • Young Derwin, wbo,on ac
count of hie sickness, had been ditclarged,
was on his return home, when he, too, was
taken by the
n pidemic, and hence the pain
fully singular Coincidence of this, meeting
between father atid - ion, and its - tregic ter
mination. Ite soon, though not immedi
diately, recognized hie father. The scene
was too much for his already shattered
constitution, before the bell of the cathedral
tolled twelve that night, he mast a corpse.
They now, though not at their homestead
in Indiana, sleep where the mournful cy
press and the death-burdiened north wind
chant the last requiem o'er the stranger's
gmve.—New Orleans Delta.
NATURE'S KITCHISN.--On the long san
dy beach facing Capri We made acquain
tance with a natural cuisine well known
to the cmitaditti and fishermen, and large
enough to dross the victuals of a regiment.
Here you need neither fuel nor fire, pots
nor pans; you have only to scoop a hol
low in the boiling sand, wrap your viands
;in p clean paper, and bury them. Twen
ly minutes will cook a fowl, four or five
an egg : “pomid'oro," and- such like, are
done to a turn before you can say Jack
Robinson.—Francis'a ftaly and Sicily.
AWKWARD MISTAKR: - A fine stone
church was lately bull►, in Missouri, upon
the facade of which, a stone-cutter was or
dered to cut 'the following as an inscrip
tion : ..My house ehallbecalled the house
of prayer." He was referred for accuracy
to the verso or, Scripture in which these
.but unfottunately he trans
cribed, to the scandal of the society, the
whole verse : "'My Muse shall be called
the house of prayer, butye have made it a
den of thieve:l."
Election on Tuesday next (the 12th.)
The lose!—Our own mechanics and
- iesirkilhops Mpriference to those of Eu
rope, now and forever, is the doctrine -ad
vocated by Gem JAMES IRVIN and the
Whig party. The Whigs are the AMER
ICAN PARTY. The tine issue before
the people is, IRVIN AND PROTEC
TION vs. SKUNK AND MIMI!
FREE TRADE. Who doubts the-result
Voters. of Aduto Comity,
REMEMBER, That James K. Po& mum
mended the REPEAL OP THE TARIP OF
1842, mad approve& the Bridal' Fete-trade Twit
of 1846, by which American Weep mud be ,
brought into ninon, competition with heti* n pau
REMEMBER, That Risco K. Polk, lm amp.
ping powers delegated by the Canaitetire to Corr
genii ileac, his . medrod oeturhy toan ITN;
NECESBARY WAR; waged for. the demon
banner' of a rimer Republic. and the litnloollatbal
of American Slavery.
REMEMBER, That dames K. Polk gave or
ders to the commander of our squadron in the
Gulf not to obstruct the PASEAGE OP SAN
_INTO MEXICO, by which act the
broken and dimirite . d soldiery of the enemy were
twiddled with a favorite and moiler leader.
REMEMBER, That holies ff r . Polk iiiMied
himself to the utmost TO DEGRADE GENE.
t3C(YTT & TAYLOR, by repeatedly tinging up-
on Congreas the appointment of a Lieutenant Gar
end to supersede them both
that haws' K. bywith
holding the reimisith supplies anion, has. through
out the entire camptiipt,einkturrnmed the opitia*th
of these offerers, and fovea timm to ampule tin en
emy under desperate odds.
REMEMBER, that James R. Polk's official
organ, the Washington Union, recommended
that the wsrlie conerrna into A CRUSADE A
GAINST THE ESTAHLISHIELERELIGWI
OF MEXICO, and that the tamples of Refuthan
be desecrated abil - pillalmd; to procusteniesns for
arming on thewar. .
REMEMBER, that James K. Polk. in ths Jana
spirit of black-cockade Federalism, CHARGED"
TREASOIyi upon all who dare to spark of them
things, or callin question "the merit* of his
REMEMBER, that, James K. Polk warmly
urged upon the hat Congress to lay • revenue tax
of 20 per cent. on TEA AMY - COFFEE, and
that the Union dandy denounced thlise members
of "the party" who termed obedience to hie Ex
And an you remember Istdia illi
REMEMBER ALSO, that tlselate Limbo°
County Convention, which called upon you to
east your suffrages for Mr. Sauna. APPROVED
of an these arta et . Mr. Tom irradopting ilea l&
Resolved, That the course punned by JANIS
K . . Pout, during his truly trying administration,
MEETS OUR MOST HEARTY APPROBA
TION ; and that the honesty, ability and armoem
he manifests in the prosecution of the present war,
notwithstanding the opposition be meets with in
the Federal party, eminently entitle him to the ee
teem and admiration ante American people.
EXAMINE YOUR TICKETS !—Let
every Whig be upon his guanl spinet spu
rious or mixed tickets. Let no one vote
without examining every name upon his
ticket, and comparing it with those below
volt cAIMAI. COMMINIONOreIt.
JOSEPH W. PATTON.
WILLIAM R. SADLER.
FOR agrairssirrAnva. -
WILLIAM -McSHERRY. -
AMOS' W. MAGINLY.
FOIL DIMIWTOR, -
THOMAS McCLEARY.. •
-- FOR TREANCIUM.
ROBERT G. HARPER.
KrOpreopplinents We becoming des
perate under tbe , tbreateuing gloom that
is daily gathering around their prospects,
and their leaders, will leave nothing un
done to carry the day. Let every one
then be WIDE AWAKE.
p 7 VOTE EARLY !nn•efiine or
rain, loheserrillid4 toter be at the Polls,
and at an EARLY none. Half the Victory
depends on' comrnencing rigid!
Freetrade,Pro-Slavory, Locothco War
Governor—Francis R. Shank
Canal Commissioner—Morris Longstreth.
Senator—James J. Kennedy.
Resolution adopted by the Locojoco Com
fy Convention, which settled the above
..RESOLVED, THAT THE COURSE
PURSUED BY .1 AMES K. POLK,
during his truly trying Administration,
MEETS OUR MOST HEARTY AP
PROBATION ;-mud, that the honesty, a
bility and firmness lie Manifests in the pros
ecution of the present war, notwithstand
ing the,opposition he meets with in the
Federal party, eminently entitle him the
esteem and admiration of the American
General James Irvin,
locrThe annexed Sketch of General IR
YIN IS taken from a series of "Sketches of
Public Men," hy Ea*sres BROOKS, of the
We remember Gen. Irvin as a member
of the memorable sessions of Congress of
'4l—'42 Of this Congress there were
three Sessions, and each remarkable for
the importance of the subjects discussed,
and the excitement attending the discus.
sions. The Abolition storm raged, and
memorials were literally poured into Con
gress from all the free States, remonstrat
ing against the odious rule of the majority,
practically declaring that men might not
oven pray for the redress of what they re
garded, and what, no doubt, is a public
grievance. The Compromise Act, which,
ten years before, had been born, of the
Nullification excitement, was also passing
through the last stages of its legal existence.
The whole country, too, was Bankrupt.—
The vices and follies of previous years had
stamped misery and misfortune upon the
face of the people. 'rho country had been
revelling in speculation, until her dissipa
tions made men, Corporations, and States
rock, as it were. like a ship upon the bil
Never had a Congress met under great
er eacitement,—never, indeed, in time of
clubipmlyp_smsjyruit run so high.—
The ao.oalled aDemocratic party" had
been so. long in power, that they seemed
to-.regard-the country-as theirs, by a sort
of prescriptive right. They had ruled,
and they had ruined, and by virtue of long
-precedent and bad example, they claimed
the right to rule on, and ruin more. It
was two weeke and more, wider this re
sinience-of the of the-majority by the
minority, before the popular branch could
be organized. Day after day Congress
met,-..day after day. preliminary questions
were discussed, but in all and thro' all, the
Demon of Discord stalked abroad, and
threatenid Something worse than the rising '
and,subsiding of stormy passions.
The French Assembly at Paris during
thtiJittrohnion. what the Jacobins and
thaConetindioneliste,were battling togeth
er, wairno snore the scene of strife than
occasionably our.own legislative chain be re.
Somethere were, who had been elected as
Whir l netbei4rehosen to reign, who were
determined to rule without a choice, and the
previlence of that sin üby which the an
gels tee," - had complete mastery over the
minds of such men as Henry A. Wise and
a etrigrus — e - iirniTeete; They could not
rule !tut! they would not serve.
":14-Wriiiinstich-iui assembly as this, made
-up.of afaeticious opposition and a few dis
cordant spirits, together with an able and
powerful body of Whigs, that Irvin
was introduced into the house of Repro
senistives....-A-reineteiber well his cOurte
ous demeanor, his constant attendanle and
the general respect manifested for him,
both by his colleagues and his associate
members. He was there not altogether
unheralded by fame, since the people who
sent him - to represent them bad dune so,
alike from personal respect and undoubted
confidence-in the ability and honesty of the
man of their choice. He had beaten
in fair fight the strongest manor the oppo
sition and that in a district which for ina.
ay years had been signalized for it. deal).
harmony with their present choice. His
own immediate constituents had always
voted for him- with increased favor. Where
Gov. Porter received majority of 1147
in 1841, General Irvin received a majority
of 342 in 1843., Never was favor sad
confidence more worthily bestowed than
in the person or ,the Whig muulitletelor
Governor. ~ I nVongress- he was devoted
to his eonstituenni sold State, and though
not one of those garrulous members whose
feet anti tongue more yearly illustrate per
pewit! motion than anything else infer in
vented or likely to be discovered, yet lie
ever had a word in.sesson when a season.
able -word was necessary in defence of the
right. Not wes he, as some have said, a
aionipit that lass of men whom the Poet
Paiute . •
"Reputed wise for iiiiyiagnothing,"
though in Cot/griefs no members are more
serviceable or more intelligent than those
who are rather heard by their votes than
We remember a speech of Mr. Irvin in
behalf of the Tariff of 184.2, and eminent
ly is this.gentleman and the whole 'Whig
arty identified with this wise and Patriot-,
lc law. We commeud the speech to those
who would see the mutual dependence be
tween labor and capital, and • the advanta
ges of the protective policy to the working
man. It is a speech indeed for every
Pennsylvanian to read, since it strikingly
illustrates the benefit of Protection to a
State like this, and is a truthful and intel
ligent exposition of the affairs of the State.
We look upon General Irvin as happily
illustrating the republican character and
powerof our free institutions. lie is Peen
sylvanian all over, born some forty-seven
years since in Penn's Valley in Centre
county. Whig Revolutionary blood runs
in his veins,—his maternal gratulfather be
ing one of the Revolutionary Whigs of Lan
caster. His father was born in Ireland,
and settled in the Valley in 1792. His
poor and honest parents appreciated the
advantages of education, and gave him all
that a country school afforded. Small
were such benefits, except to a mind re
solved upon advancement. Self-taught,
many are best taught, because they feel
that Knowledge is Power. Even at thir
teen, those small privileges of a country
school were denied him. and he was call
ed home to serve his lather in the varied
occupations of a busy life. Parental af
fection and confidence he enjoyed largely.
and contributed much to the happiness of
a home every day becoming more blessed
by his care and presence. Here wore his
triumphs, and here he won honors to be
envied. His studies were in the workshop
and his college among the utensils. of a
country store, He studied men more
than books, and learned . Irma the great
book of Nature when the school room was ,
debarred his presence. Good habits,great I
industry. sad a knowledge of business,l
have made hint a rich man, but neither
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parsimony upon the one hand, nor extrar
agance upon the other hand. ever control!.
ed his conduct. He is kind as a neighbor,
liberal as a friend, just as a citizen, and .
in all the relations of life a true gentleman
And an honorable man. His Aristocraop
if he has any, is that of Merit and not of
gold and silver. Poverty was his inheri
tance and riches the mere incident of hard
continued labor. 'We admire the man and
commend his life and example to than,
who, by a course of manly conduct. are
ambitious to be of service to the State and
The news from Mexico 11e 1 9.40.9 . re 4 by
the whole public to be of the most [midst
character. The hope was of Peace; but
there is no Peate. All is,asbefore,Weir; near
strife, new battles, new bloodshed ; ead
the prospect of peace is as fur oft perhaps
further off, than ever.
As we have always apprehended, the
President's terms have preventel peace . —
and that at a moment when the Mexicans
need peace as much as our own country
men desired it. The terms are too hard
evee 4 for a defeated nation. reduced to ex
tremity, and almost totally desperate.—
What these terms are we can only guess
from the vague accounts that come from
Mexico with the news—territory, territo
ry,—the Rio Grande, and California down
to the line of the Rio Gila,—whether to be
taken as the price of bloil, or paid for at
the rate of fifteen or chesty millions of dol
lars. There is the better reason for be
lieving that these were the President's terms
because they would give us some of that
"one-half or two-thirds of the territory of
Mexico," which Mr. Dallas, in his Pitts
burg speech, 80 complacently supposed we
might find ourselves in possession of at
the peace, and Which he seemed to think
such a trifle as to be unworthy of figur
ing among the "objects" for which we were
waging the war.
Is it wonderful that the Mexicans refuse,
utterly refuse, to give up "one-half or tw6-
thirds" of their territory ?—refuse with
Our bayonets at their throats, even, and the
Murderous mortars about to, play on their
devoted capital ?—is it wonderful that they
refuse ouch terms, while their eight Mil
lions of people can yet furnish armies to
tight the puny force which Mr. Polk has
sent rather to irritate and tempt, than to
overwhelm their efThrts ? Such terms
ought to have been proposed at the head of
fifty thousand men: or, rather, they ought
not to have been proposed at all. They
are time President's terms ; and the Pres
ident offers them his own will and' plea
sure merely. IVhat right has he to offer
such terms—knowing that it is, at least,
doubtful, supposing them even accepted
by Mexico, whether our own people will,
or can agree to them ? We do not know
that the Senate can ratify any treaty tak
ing land from Mexico south of 36° 30'.—
We may fight through anotheryear, wading
through carnage and heaping up a vast
public debt, to compel Mexico to grant the
line of the Gila. But what will it profit
us, when it is found that all this territory
may be rtfused by the Senate and Ameri
can people ?
The peace escapes us "by the act" of
the President. The responsibiity for the
failure of negetiations rests with him.—
And if Mexico now burst into a flame, and
new armies start upon all sides to hem in
Scott, amid the ruins of the "Halls of the
Montexumas," , afar from succor, and no
considerable reinforcements ready to be
marched to his assistance, within any rea
sonable time, the responsibility fur any
disaster that ,may befal the army will also
rest with and upon the President.
Santa Anna—What has been Seen.
President Pm.x, in hie nnnual message
of December 7, 1846, said :
4 •When orders were issued to the commander of
our naval forces in the OilIt; on the 15th day rilr,
May last, only two days after the existence of the:
war had been recognized by Congress, to pleat the
coast of Mexico under blockade, ME WAS DI
RECTED NOT 'a) otwritucl"rHE PAS
SAGE OF SANTA ANNA TO MEXICO.
SHOULD HE RETURN. • • Itrcmainato.
be seen whether his return may not yet prove favor
able to specific adjustment of existing difficulties.'
SANTA ANNA being thus passed into
Mexico by President Pour, to "Aid and
Comfort" the "poor miserable Mexicana,7
let us inquire what we have seen oE the
things the President told Congress remain
ed to be seen."
At the battle of Monterey, in September.
1840, we have vice five hundred Ameri
can Soldiern left on the field, killed and
At the battle of Buena Vista, in Feb's".
ry, 1848, where Santa Anna commanded.'
we have seen seven hundred American
Soldiery left on the field, killed and mut
At the battle of Cerro Gordo, where
Santa Anna commanded, wo Wire seen six
hundred American Soldiers left en the
field, killed and wounded.
At The battle of Churubusco, where San
ta Anna. with Valencia, commanded, we
have seen one thousand and seerniceri
merican Soldiers left on the field, killed
We have seen the loss of twenty-eight
hundred and seventeta Sinerican Soldiers.
with a host of others killed and wounded
by this "aid and comfort" to the meaty,
and still "it remains to be seen," as much
as it did when President Polk sent in his
message last December, whether,Santa
Anna's return, by Mr. Polk's agcney,"iney
not prove favorable to a pacific adjustment
of existing difficulties." And "it remains
to be seen," also, how much, loner ho
may continue the, war, organize ueW sr
titles, and give us battle, anti how many
more American soldiers he may kill.
LOCOFOCOISM AT WOUK.-- ' Fhe whol.
plan of the Locos now is to operate quiet
ly, and get out their full vote! They hive
mohey front llarrieburg, secret tinnier*
and extra Democratic Unietur,Whieb duo
are spreading in every direction: ineesti b litt
for them They have beau emulluer
cargoes of these vikr - papent to. WitillOs—`
whom they- thought were lukewarm": -• , ; r: •
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