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VOL. 5--NO. 38.]
"With sweetest flowers enrich'd,
From various gardens cull'd with cure."
'MIT DO I LOVE HER:
WHY do I love her? I 'cannot well answer,
Except in a negative wax;
It is not because she is famed as a dancer,
And trips over the floor like a fay;
Nor is it because she warbles so sweetly,
While touching the tuneful guitar,
'Tis not that she dresses with taste and so neatly
"Pis something more exquisite far.
Why do I love her?—'Tis not that her beauty
Is equalled alone by her worth;
'Tis not that in filial affection and duty,
She has not an equal on earth;
Nor is it because she has genius and talents,
With all that the schools can instil,
A rich entitled intellect, fancy to balance,
'Tit something more exquisite still.
'Why do I love her?--Beenuse I have reason
To know that her heart is an urn,
Where purest alfeetion, a stranger to treason,
Will warmly and brilliantly burn.
Because she will love with as fervent devotion,
As glows io a seraph above:
Because she's alive to each tender emotion,
I love her because she can love.
Far the Gettysburg Star and Republican Banner.
IDLE 110URS.-7 0. 11
A POLITICAL FACTION was SWIM time since
organized in several of our cities and large
towns, styled " The working men's party." This,
however, was evidently a misnomer; it should
have been "Agrarian," or some other term ex
pressivo of hostility to all of different habits of
thinking and acting, and a determination to de.
stroy the present distribution and security of pro
perty. It was a flagrant act of usurpation to ap.
propriate a word doscriptivo of the most valuable
members of society to a few disorderly and rev°.
lutionizing spirits, who, by deserting their ordi
nary occupations to wrangle in defence of theories;
have almost forfeited their claims to Ito classed
among those for whose riglis they appear so zeal
ous. To whom then would wo concede this title?
To all moductive laborers—to all who by their
personal efforts produce the necessaries of life, or
really promote the well-being of a community. 11
But before we discuss the character of those
who are engaged in it, let us examine the nature
of the thing itsialf—LAnon, we mean. This not
only provides for the bodily wants of men, but
likewise greatly enhances, and even creates the
value of commodities, and is thus the real founda
tion of wealth. Accompany me to the swamps
surrounding the bay of Honduras. Look at yon
leafless tree in which the work of decay has evi
dently already commenced, it now serves no pur
pose but to "cumber the ground." and will ore
long by its decomposition add to the noxious va
pors which ars even now floating in the atmos
phere. No, its fall is accelerated; the laborer ap
proaches, considers well its nature, size, and sit
uation, and then appLes atioke a ft er stroke of the
loudsounding axe, Atli the forest patriarch IS
stretched along the ground. The - saw is next
employed to convert_it into planks, which pinged
in the merchant's vessel, aro speedily convoyed
by favorable winds and waves to some mart of
commerce. Again the hand of industry is ap
plied; a hundred individuals; perhaps, aro engag.
ed in giving it a• thousand different shapes, the
plane and the hammer rattle - over and smootho it
until it ornaments our chairs, composes our la,
bles, sparkles in our sideboards, so that in fine
tho once worthless log of mahogany, by this moat
potent alchimy, is well nigh equivalent to its o
riginal weight in gold.
Such are the every-day results of labor, without
Which Providence has decreed that mortals shall
receive nothing that is good—good whether we
consider this in relation to their bodies, minds, or
morals. Health cannot be retained without due
exercise afire muscular system; knowledge and
wisdom come not by intuition, but are the fruits
of diligent, unremitted inquiries after truth, and
the practice of virtue rot:Oros an endless warfare
of principle with passion, tomptat*, and seem
ing pleasure. Experience, therefore, fully coin
cides with revelation in enforcing at least the lat
ter part of the injunction "six days thou shalt la.
bor"—obey this law, and contentment, health,
wealth (for it is "the hand of the diligent malted)
rich,") may be thine,—despise it, and all the hor
rors of ennui, shattered nerves, and a dilapidated
()slate must be the result. This furnishes a solo.
lion of the secret why the peasant, toiling all day
beneath the burning sun, and resting at night up
on his bad of straw, is more uniformly happy than
his nabob.lord, reclining under his pavilion,fanned
by fawning slaves, and on his couch of down in
vain assaying to close his eyes in slumber. "The
laborer is worthy of his hiro," "what each man
sows, that he shall reap."
It is time, however, that we designate th'e indi
viduals to whom wo would accord the title placed
at the head of our essay. No one will doubt but
that It is well merited by the hard handed sons of
industry, who earn their bread in the sweat of
their br . ow—by the pioneer of civilization, who
clears our western wilds—by thee,. whO turn the
furrow, throw in the precirms seed; and gather the
golden harvest-ALdid by all engaged In trades, the
products of whit aro indispensable for carrying
en the ordinary business of life—articles of food
and clothing, convenience and comfort. .Let
ever be borne in mind, however, that it ie not
merely tI:C amount of time and toil exptteded up
on any object, but adaptation to en end, dontand
for 7 its use, and real utility that doter Mine the
question or productive labor. 'A certain Gorman
prince devoted himself chiefly-to the manufacture
of sealing was, and, if his courtiers - aro to be be
lieved, produced a first rate article. Yet what
was gained, if the royal wax was,never to be de
graded by the contact.of plebeian hands? The do.
thronet! Spaniard (Charles IV.) was a most in
dustrious tailor, and sent most splendidly em
broiderod robes to"our lady of Loretto." Did he
on that account desorvo the gratitudo of an op.
pressed, impoverished, paralysed nation? Our
own aborigines were indefatigable in forming
and finishing their bow and arrows—who would
for that reason bring these weapons into competi
tion with the rudest rills over shouldered by a
Neither can this term, with any propriety, be
confined tognarina/ labor. Such might be the tact
if man wore merely a material being, with no
other than corporeal faculties and animal wants,
or if mind were not able to influence his happi.
ness, or produce any important result. Far dif.
foront is the fact. Who is more engaged in spe
culation than tho astronomer? Yet is he to bo
ranked amongst the greatest benefactors of the
hurriffn race, an every sailor who, by tho uid of
chart, quadrant, and compass, fearlessly plows the
main, must gratefully acknowledge. Does the
physician prevent disease ur expel it from the eye
tem, restore soundness to our limbs or lop them
when unclose from the body—will any one dare
to say that his years of preparation were mis.
spent, that his efforts are now mis-applied? Nor
can he be regarded as a supernumerary member
ofsociety who, studying its wants and mutual re
lations, suggests laws suitable to regulate its
tercourse, frees innocence from suspicion and in.
justice, detects villany and eventually brings upon
it condign punishment. Is "an honest man the
noblest work of God?" virtue man's highest dig.
nity? then must we equally prize those whose 'din
it is to promote moral purity, encourage the good
to persevere, and urge the vicious to reform. Is
knowledge preferable to ignorance, oi . vilization to
barbarism, and mental enjoyment riot the least of
our pleasures—how can we dispense with those
whose object it is to increase, pet 'telltale, and r e.
alio all these? All professional and literary men,
tkereforo, who faithfully discharge their duties
are in truth "working-mon."
Many aro disposed to look upon those of studi
ous habits as useless idlers, who scorning to put
their hands to the plow, live, as the common ex
pression is, by their wits. Such persons do not
take into consideration the days and nights con
sumed in anxious toil, the unwearied research
which must be made in every department of na
ture, and the thorough investigation of their own
minds, of men, and books, of the past, the present,
and the future which must be entered into by
those who would keep pace with the age, and sa
tisfy the intellectual wants of the world. The
broken constitutions of ninny of tho brightest or
naments of society, and the long list of those who
have early fallen victims to Intense application,
bear mournful testimony to the zeal with which
not one, but hundreds have exerted themselves in
throne various pursuits. At the same time, it can
not bo denied, that there are not a few against
whom this charge can be justly laid, who serve to
perpetrate the prejudice which similarly worth
less drones originated. Who can avoid feeling
the most sovereign contempt for those who, with.
out a single qualification for it, pretend to dis.
charge the funOions of a responsible station,mrike
it a pretext for indulging in idleness, and arro
gantly claim respect as due to a certain rank
which they do all they can to degrade? Yet would
it be as unjust to condemn all upon such grounds
as to rail at mechanics, indiscriminately, because
a bungling workman had Made a pair ofpincliing
shoes, or disappointed you by not sending them at
the appointed time. How groundless, then, and
how unjust too, in a land like ours, whore peculiar
privileges aro granted to none, aro those prejudi
ces by which the feelings of one part of society
are too often embittered against the other! To
the clear eye of common sense, their interests are
identical—each Is indispensable to the other.—
And what, through some have more of "this world's
gear" than others? If originally acquired by hon
esty and industry, what reasonable man can ob
ject to the fullest fruition which his neighbor can
There is another point upon which we had in.
tended to touch—the ridiculous ideas entertained
in regard to the relative respectability of different
occupations, with which is closely connected the
opinion that there is something degrading in be.
ing under the necessity of toiling personally. But
having aptead these remarks over a greater space
than usual, we, for the present, forbear, reserving
to ourselves the privilege of taking it up in some
futyre "idle hour." 11.
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[SELECTED FOR TILE STAR AND DANNER.]
[From "Annals of Education and Instructlon.".l
MR. EDITOR—I have been struck recently with
the analogy between the operation of physical and
intellectual digestion; and perhaps the following
remarks, may, present some points which are al
ready familiar to your readers in a new light.
Several ingenious physiologists, in making ek
periments on the stomach of man and other ani
mals, have confined food in hollow silver balls, and
caused the individual to swallow thorn. After re.
maining in the stomach for a long time,thoy were
thrown up by means of an emetic, when it was
found that the food, though ever so easy of diges
tion, has never been known to be at all altered.-t--
When, hbwever, the balls-are pierced-with boles,-
and then submitted to the action of the stomach,
the food they contain is slowly and partially di
gested. We are authorized, therefore, in 'conclu
ding, that although a person were daily to 'swallow
an - amount sufficient to sustain his, of the most
nutritous food in the world, yet it it were porfoct
ly inclosed in hollow metallic balls, he must soon
Now we are emloavering,in many ofour schools
to support and nourish the mind by a process
quite as unreasonable. Knowledge is indeed pro.
stinted to the child, but it is so thoroughly encased
as to be as Inaccessible to the . mind, as rood, in die
instance supposed, is to tho action orthe stomach.
win any ono ask c.liat this impenetrable cover
ing is? The answer is short: It is language which
the pupil does not understand. This is a worse
than metallic barrier to the child's improvement.
He reads, spells, and commits to memory ~ that of
which he neither knows the use nor the moaning;
to him it is completely 'encased. Here and there
a teat:tiller Is learning to pm-ft:rate' this hard cover.
ing, so as to enabled the mind to act upon the nu
triment presented to it. This is done every time
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a word is explained in such a manner as to render I
it clearly understood.
But suppose the covering with which tinowl
*edge is now wrapped up wore not only perforated
in many places, but entirely removed, would the
mind then expand, as a matter of soured The
food which is digested does not, as a matter of
course, nourish the body. There is something
else to be done, besides what is done by tho sto.
mach, before the body can be- betiefitted. If wo
could seize the perfectly formed chyle, and apply
it to the worn parts of the system, either
willy or internally, as the — mason would apply
plaster ton wall, would it tberefl,re adhere, and
answer the purpose? So, although knowledge
were stripped of the unintelligible language in
' which it is usually encased, something more to.
mains to bo (Irmo before thechild is any wiser for
it. Tho teacher can no more apply facts so as to
make them become a part of the pupil's mind,
without his own cooperation and effort, than the
well formed chyle of the human stomach could be
applied to increase the size of the body, or supply 1
its waste, in the seine arbitrary manner. AA the
living power that animates the human frame must
by a process of its own, appropriate to itself the
nutritious substance, before the body receives any
support, sn before the mind can be nourished, it
must, by a process of its own, appropriate to itself
the knowledge which is presented.
Again, let food be taken into the stomach which
the person dislikes; which he does not and cannot
relish. Now, although in itself tolerably whole.
sonic, -yet if loathsome and disgusting to the taste;
the digestive process is not so complete, nor as
similation so perfect as if the fond were gratifying
to tho appetite. The whole digestive apparatus
nay the whole system, in a measure, feels the vie
lence'done to it, and resists, to it certain' extent,
the encroachment. Neither is knowledge, though
presented in ever so pure and unobjectionable a
form, if not ndapted to the mental powew and taste
of the child, so useful to him as it otherwise would
be. All the mental faculties resist the arbitrary
attack upon their right of selection, and oppose the
violence done to them.
Lastly, let it not he supposed—ltß it often is at
the present day, that the mind is nourished, and
expanded, mid enlarged, in proportion to the num
ber of ideas whith. are presented or even received.
There are limits which the physical functions, in
the appropriation of nutriment to their support,
cannot pass. All that is eaten, or digested, or
oven that passes into the circulation, is by no
moans added to that mass of solids and fluids
which go to make up the animal body. Precise.
ly so is it in the application of knowlodgo to the
Art of Physical IllisEducation.—Hoto to
Make Children Deformed.
[From an English paper.]
At a publio meeting on this subject, held at
Leeds on the 9th ultimo, Fob. we believe] Mr.
Samuel Smith, Surgeon, said: "As ono of the sot
goons of the infit mary of this town, I have had
extensive opportunities of witnessing the baneful
effects produced upon the health and limbs of chil
dren by too long work, and too short intervals of
rest and relaxation. I have seen limbs which have
been beautifully formed, in a short time, from the
operation of these causes, reduced to the lowest
state of deformity; and individuals who, but for
these causes, would have been models of beauty
and manhood, doomed to remain through life, de.
formed dwarfs. It is now about twelve years ago
since my attention was first directed to this sub.
ject, in consequence of seeing an unut'ual number
of cases of deformity of the lower extremities sent
from a neighboring manufacturing town; the sur
prise, however, at this circumstance ceased, when
it was ascertained that at that period thn children
were worked much longer hours in tho factories
of that town than in this. The expenditure of
the infirmary for steel machines to prop up and
support bent bones from those causes, soon after
this period, became an item of such importance
in the yearly expense of the institutions, thiit the
weekly Board very properly thought ittheir duty
to pass a 'resolution taking from the surgeons the
power of ordering machines costing beyond a cer
tain sum, without first obtaining the consent of
the Board; and we have now freqUently to com
pound the matter, by getting the parish from
which the poor patient comes, to pay ono half of
and the infirmary the other. The
number and the serious nature of the machinery
accidents admitted into the infirmary is quite
frightful to contemplate. I feel confident that
the proportion of those accidents will be material
ly diminished by the ton-hour Bill, not in the pro
portion of one, two, or three hours which may
bo deducted from the amount of labor, but in a.
much larger proportion; for I haie long enter.
tained a suspicion that many of these poor chil
dren got their fingers and hands involved in the
machinery, while in that state of listlessness and
apathy produced by fatigue. I have it in conies
.an ovorlooker, that it is often necessa
ry, towards the latter part of the day, to shake
poor factory children by the shoulders, to keep
them awake while standing at their work..-.ls it
proper, is itvright, - that poor children who, even
when standing upOn their logs, cannot keep their
eyes open, should be placed almost in immediate
contact with all kinds of dreadful machinery?"
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From Mr. Sprague's Address before the Massachu
setts Society for Suppressing Intemperance:
The common calamities of life may be
endured. Poverty, sickness, and evetrdeath
may be met; but there is that which, while
it brings all theSe with it, is worse than all
tirse together. SV hen the husband and the
therforgets his duties he once delighted
to fulfil, and ,by slow degrees becomes. the
creature of intemperance, there enters into
his home the sorrow that rends her spirit,
that will not be alleviated,- that will not be
It is here, above all, where she who has
ventured every thing is lost. Woman;Awf-
Tering woman! here bends to her direst • af
fliction. The measure of her wo, in truth,
is full whose husband is a drunkaid. Who
shall protect her when he is her insulter,
her oppressor? Whnt shall delight her when
she shrinks from the sight of his taco, and
trembles at the sound of his voice? The
hearth is indeed dark that he has inade
solate.. There in the dull hour of midnight
her griefs are known only in herself, her
bruised .heart bleeds in secret. There,While
ho cruel author of her distress is drowned
in distant revelry, she holds. her solitary vi
gil, waiting, yet dreading his return, that
will only ring from her, by. his unkindness,
tears even more scalding than those shed
over his transgressions. They fling a deep
er gloom across the. present; memory turns
back and broods upon the past. Like the re
collection of the sun-stricken pilgrim, other
days come over her, as if only to mock her j
parched and weary spirit
She recalls the ardent lover,whose graces ;
won her from the home of her infancy, the
enraptured father who bent with such de
light over her now-born children; asks if'
this really can be him! this sunken being
who lots nothing fiir her but a sot's disou s
ting brutality; nothing for these alvished"and
'trembling children, but the sot's disgusting
example! Can we wonder that amidst these
agonizing moments the toader corcitOd.vio
lrfed aff•ction should burst asunder! That
the scorned and deserted wife should con
fess, "there is no killing like that which kills
the heart!" That though it woald have
been hard for her to kiss for the last time
the cold lips of her dear husband, and lay his
body forever in the dust, it is harder to be
hold him so debased in life; that even his
death would be greeted in mercy? Had he
died in the light of his gooduess, bequeath
ing to his family the inheritance of an un
tarnished name, the example amities that
should blossom for his sons and daughters
from the tomb; though she would have wept
bitterly indeed; the tears of the station he
once adorned, degraded from eminence to
ignominy; at home, turning his dwelling to
darkness, and its holy endearments to mock
ery; abroad, thrust from the companionship
of the worthy;.selflfranded, an outlaw; this
is the woe the wife feels, and is more palatial ,
than death; this she mourns over as worse
“STERN WINTER IS COMING.”
Stern Winter is coming—his menaces hear,
They breathe in the gale, and betoken him near—
He cornett from his den, from the dark dreary north,
When lie brings all his stormy artillery forth:
He will pour 011 the hill, on the plain, and the vale,
The snow and the sleet, the rain and the hail;
The stream at his bidding stands silent and still,
And he hushes the voice of the murmuring riß.
Ere long will the broad fleecy mantle of white
Mirelope the scenes of the summer's delight;
Time tree will grow hoary beneath its thick shower,
And over the hamlet and over the bower
It will spread the pale livery which tells that the reign
Of that tyrant, old Winter, approaches again!
With the bush where the roses that blossomed insigne
Blushed deep in the gaze of the sun-beam at noon,
The frost with its magical fingers will play,
And an icicle hang on each glittering spray.
Yet though sullen and cheerless the surface ofearth,
Still the heart has its sources of innocent mirth;—
The music that peals from the merry sleigh-bell
Of healthful and gleeful enjoyment may tell—
etalt•the fireside gathers its circle around,
Where the fondest endearments of life maybe found,
And the festival board with its plentifal cheer,
Enlivens the gloom on the face of the year.
Ah, let us remember, while round it we press,
How maßy arc pining in want and distress,
Scarce sheltered from winter's rode storms by the lint,
Which kuoweth chill poverty'sinerr.iless kit;
And while we give thanks to the God we adore
For His blessings, still let us REMENIBER TUE roost.
WINTER (says the Newark Daily) with
all its chillin g influences, is gradually advan
cing,and the dying and variegated fo liage of
Aut4mn, and all that before conveyed de
light to the senses, is giving way to barren
trunks and leafless branches, among which
the wind makes wintry music, sighing as it
goes,like the voice of Age lamenting over
departed glory. Its hollow murmurs—a /
wordless melody—seem to give us admoni
tion of the storms we are shortly to undergo:
they call upon us, too, to be thankful that
we are altered from the boreal blast, whilst
thousands are shivering, exposed amid sur
roundini, snows. But Winter, with all its'
terrors, has its charms; In this season of
outward gloom, how frequent, and how de
lightful, are the opportunities for domestic
enjoyment! When there is nothing to invite
abroad, how pleasant the hours we may im
prove at home! where,beside the social fire,
with the heart_warmed and enlivet.ed by
friendship, we hear the ruffian blast whist
ling without, unharmed and unchilled.
May think down hones to moments- Here the heart
May give a useful lesson to the head,
And Learning wiser grow without his books.
Why then should we indulge the forebo
dings of complaint? Drive awav dreary me
lancholy with her black train oi-gorgom,hy
dras, and chimeras dire." Never devote
those fields of imagiiiation and sentiment,
which ought to glow with every beauty, to
the possession of baneful demons, blasting
the whole scenery of genius and virtue.—
Happiness depends upon the management of
the mind, and should be subject to no more
skyey influences. Let uti then banish every
painful reflection, and even in Winter, fancy
that we see, with the muse of Bloomfield,
"delight on' tip-toe bearing the lucid train
of Spring;" and, although doomed for a sea
son to "the leaf-strewn wood, the frozen
plain," let us look forward, cheerfully, to the
time when the woods and plains will be a
dorned again and the lkwns of Nature be
converted into smiles ,fr the alchymy of
"With his ire, and snow, and rinne.
Let bleak Winter come!
There's not a sunnier clime
Than the love-lit horde."
Long cheerful winter evenings. These
constitute one redeeming trait in oar cold
varying climate. Our winter evenings are
sufficient to reconcile us to our locality on
terra firma, sn valuable are they as the sea
son for fire-side amusementsanil intellectual
improvement. What a pity it is that the
are so generally wasted. We have known
many an indolent mechanic who would tum
ble into bed by eight o'clock,whde his pains
taking spousd worked till eleven or twelve;
and many a farmer's wife will work till mid-
niht,while he dozes in the chimney corner.
This dozing is a bed habit. If you need
sleep, go to bed and have it, end then be
wids awilt.e when you get up. Don't•allow
vourse:f to snore in the curnor—it is ill bred
i and indolent. A man who will sleep like an
!animal while his wife is hard at.work, don't
deserve to have a wife; Take a hook or
newspaper, and read to her these long win
ter eveniwrs. It will be n mutual benetiG
It will dissipate much of the gloom and in
quietude ton often engendered by care and
I hard labor; it will make you more happy,
more useful, and more respected.
Our farmers are opt to mis-spend thes
long evenings in idle grumblings at hard
times, high taxes, and modern degeneracy.
Finding fault won't mend the times. They
must read, improve themselves and educate
their children, that the next generation may
be wiser than their.fathers. Our farmara
are but halfacquainted with the rich resour
ces of their soil. Were they-familiar with
the mast improved system of husbandry,
and easily they might become so, by devo
ting these long winter evenings to the read
ing of books which treat on this, subject,
they would have less cause to complain of
the times. Some of the greatest.and best
men of our country were sound practical
farmers. But they were not ignorant far
mers. They were men whom great emer
gencies called from the seclusion of private
life to take part in great national affairs,and
when the state of their country nolonger
required the exercise of their talents, they
returned again to the healthful and houora . ..
ble labor of the farm. When our fanners
are better informed, and not till then, may
they hope to take that rank, and : exert that
influence in society, to which the respecta
bility and importance of their occupation so
justly entitle them. We again say, let our
apprentices, our mechanics, our farmers,
read--spend their winter, evenings in ac
quiring knowledge, as the best preservative
from folly,vice and dissipation of every kind.
The speaker of the House of
tatives, has appointed Messrs. M'Elwee,
Kerr of Butler, iitevens, Anderson of Dela
ware, and Irvin, to proceed to Philadelphia
to investilmte the charges of abuses hi the
It is surmised by some, that if the Senate
should refuse to authorize the ,reprishls a
gainst France, the President will convoke
the new Congress, soon after the 4th. of
The Count de Leon, natural son of the
Emperor Napoleon, is afpreSent in London:
a marriao - e is spoken of between him and
the daughter of ono of the Emperor's bro
The expiration of the cliartei• or the Bank
of the United States, will probably induce
the incorporation of ten times the amount of
Banking capital by the States, The pro
ject of a new Bank, has bean started in
Charleston, S. C. It is designed, to have a
capital of two millions.
A liberal citizen of New York has , bought
and presented to the widow of a distinguish
ed gentlemen an elegant mansion in Hudson
square, for which $20,060 was paid.
Tni PRESIDEN - T'S LION.—We have had
i the pleasure (says a letter-writer) of an in.
I terview with the lion sent by (ha Emperor
l of 31oroccuto General Jaekson. The roy
al animal is an appropriate present. He is
the largest specimen of his kind that ever
visited this country, and exhibits that jeal•
oust' of his prerogative which distinguishes
great personages. Ho is royally ferocious,
j and on the slightest approach to his . cage,
thrusts his huge . paw through the bars and
I"roars you," though not "as gently 'as a
sucking dove." In the present mania for
;' monsters, this pet of the President's will be
I found second only to the Mammoth in Its
power to excite the terrors oft_ he timid. It
will be ex hibited shortly:
LETTER FROM MAJ. DOWNING.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 1834.
To my old Friend' Mr. Dwight,
of the New York Daily Advertiser.
I suppose you have read the message long
afore this, and begin to think the time aint
far otT when we shall all on us be called on
to give the Frenchmen a stirrin' up for not
paying us that just debt they owe us.
I wish I could write French as well as I
can American, for then I'd sit down and give
Louis Phillip my notions about this business,
for I am Ovally afraid , he and his folks
don't know as much a c tiatit the twin: of this
country as they ought to know. If theyor
any other nation think that because we dif
fer in opinion here among ourselves on home
matters, we are going to carry ourAitTer
eaCis into foreign matters, they are amazin
Waraint kalkilated to bring much profit
to any nation, especially to our; nation as
thin now stand, but it will never do to
look to profit or loss account in a business
of this natur.
The Frenchmen owe us five millions of
dollars, and they Must pay it, nr we must try
and get it out on 'em it it costs five times the
sum. The mode of doing this is for Con.
Mess to say. If Congress says, "wait a
spell," 1 fnr one of the people say, agreed.
If Congress says, "take French property
enuf to pay the debt," I say, agreed; and
then if the Frenchmen do any thing in turn
that looks like war, and Congress says, "go
[WHOtE NO., 2406-,,,
at 'Cu now hogs," . I for one say t tun rolt*:. -
dy,"—and if any may think he can do mom
rrood at the head of Brigade nf
I ean,he is welcome to my sward and enejOrl'
hat, and I'll take his place in therititilksi - ,L,
don't want a hatter , place to dO my..tittir n
my cousin/ than that. -.
I think it is the duty of every men orrthie
point, to drop all politics, Every, merit to,
he sure, has a right to give his opinfonAn
Congress, or out of Congress, as ' o the bt‘t
mode of sett lin this business; but when onco
that Congress has ordered isthat'is to be,
done, then my notion is for all Partiesi ,
shake hands and stand by the Governmeat,
l and if it cemes at last to the point, AND Wart
is ME word, then offcuat and goat itrittal
have no disputing among ourselves.ttll we
have thrash'd the enemy. •
If Congress shoulq agree with the diner !
al that the best course, in case F'renehtinert
don't pay us, is to take French propertj".os,
the ocean. I suppose the Frenchmen who
lose their proporty will think it mighty hard
in us: well, if they do, they will understand
exactly how our merchants felt mine 'to,'
years ago when their property Was taken
from them—ii aint a good tasted dish ant
Howsomever, I have a notion• that the
bast way arter all to bring the Freeehmen
to their soiree, is to stop all trade with 'am;
till they settle all old accounts. -This'. ie I L
peaceable mode, and they'll soon find otit,we
can give up their ribbons and ruffles a 'little
better than they can give up our Cotton and
Tobacco—'tie arra= to see how much good
solid articles go from this country to France,
and paid for in fashions and trash, that ain't,
worth, when yoti rely
_come to- look -darer
into 'em, the expense of bringing out.
Some will say that our Cotton and
bacco will go to Franca, through other CCOO•
trys—well, let 'em go so. The French can't
do without 'em, and will have to pay so
much the more for 'em. And then agin
some will say that French silks and ribbons
and gewgaws will come taus through other
countries, and if needs be will be call'd "En
glish" or "Italian" or "Swiss" or 'Spanish,'
but there is a rod in pickle for all that—if
I and the Gineral ony come out with a pro
clamation to our women and galls, and ask
'em to drop all use of preach goods, the jig
will be up with the Frenchmen at once—'
they may deceive our Consuls- and Collec
tors, hut they can't deceive our• Galls; for
they can tell a French hat aid Frenoh rib
bons and French Iluramery at fares jou aid"
throw a club. •
If any one thinks our galls aint got pstiri
otism enuf in 'em for this, when they come
to understand the natur of the business, they
will be as much mistaken as Commodore
Hardy was last war off Stonington.. Some
one went offand told old Hardy the Yankees
had but two guns, but hid no flannel to make
cartridges with, and that was true enuf; so
he brought in his ships and began.to blaze
away; hilt as soon as our gnlls come to hear
on't, they turned to, and afore 12
there warn't n flannel petticoat lefl in all
Stonington. Commodore Hardy 'got the
hull on.'em about his ears in cartridges a
bout the quickest tell you. "And arter
that when any one would tell him sich and
sich a. place had no flannel to make car-.
tridgee with, he'd scratch his head and say
but I'm afraid they have got galls and flan
nel petticoats, and. that's about the same."
I don't mean to say within about home po
litica now till this French business is settled.
Nly spunk is getting up a leetle abeut
and I don't know but I shall brnih up what
little I once knowed of that lingo, &Alen,
the "parley yoos" in their Congress "up
chamber" a thing or two perhaps, they have
forgotten about this country.
Your old friend,
J. DOWNING, Major,
Downingville Militia 2nd Brigade.
A GOOD DUSTNESS.—The Pensacola Mori.
dinn mentions that a person in that vicinity,
with the assistance of one servant, has made,
this season, twenty boles of Cotton, whieb
is worth at present prices upwards of 'one
As another instance ofgreat yield, it is
stated, that onirocre of ground an the plan
tation of Dr. Whitehead, yielde,d as the
produce of the second picking • 1950.1bscif,
C. tton; in the seed. , •
A shock of-an earthquake was felt- IN
Mikysvills, Ky. on Thursday 20th ult.,which
lasted. about 25 or 30 seconds. - '
The Report of the death of Warren'R.
Davis, Member of Congress from South Ca.
reline, prove to be ineorrect. The latest
accounts tell him basking beneath the miles
of beauty; the Ladies of his*District having
given him a ball on the eve of his departure .
for Washington. - These little favors sihe
to dispel the severity and gloom of political
life; and the Southern ladies, who unite to
the charms of person, an exceedingly. cUlti.
voted mind, have the: peculiar knack of get:.
ting up these things timely and prettily.
COAL TRADE or PENNSYLVANIA.....it jll
stated in the Miner's Journal that the tip
gregate amount of Coal sent to market,rroin ,
the several coal regions of Pennsylvania.
during the past year, was , equal to 485.0111,
tons, -The same papaiodds,—(such is "itl•
ready the great Consumption of this satiate)
--that there is already a short supply,: and
scarcity in all the markets except Phihidel'
Don Miguel is about to marry a daughfor'
at tlie flake of ikkglenn.
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