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one side of the road was a shanty, evidently landlord stood ready, with an open countejust put together with rough boards nailed nance, to receive us. My friend halted before against the trees, and a hole cut through to entering, and began spelling out the words on serve the purpose of a door. Upon the ground, the sign-board—“J-e-n Jen, n-y, ny, Jenny. leaning against the hut, was a board on which | What the deuce does all this mean ?" by the aid of the fire light we read in rude let. “Dat, massa? Dat means Jen-Lindebery ters, the words
body knows Jen-Lind—dats all de popilarty "EAGLE HOTEL."
“Well, but what is Jenny Lind ?" On the opposite side of the road was a can
“I dun no, massa, ony it's all de fashionvas enclosuremalso intended for human shelter. Like the other, this had its sign-board,
ebery body talks 'bout it. Walk in gemmen.”
Accepting the invitation, my friend began : bearing in bold characters, significant of competition, the words
"Well, what great man have we here? What
is your name? “Jenny Lind HOTEL.”
Name, massa ?” said the negro, scratching In what was meant for the doorway of each, his top. My massa aint hardly gim'e no name stood a negro, calling lustily, “Dis way mas- yet, sar; sometimes dey call me Pussy, 'cause sa, dis way-dis is de best house."
I go to de high church.” After a moment's contemplation of the scene “Oh you ’re a Puseyite, are you, and you go we turned to our ciceronem
to the high church ?" “Are these the "public houses” that you “Yes, massa ; I'se de saxton dare, ring de spoke of, Ebony ??
bell, make fire in de winter, and sweep out de "Ye-yi-yes, massa— bofe good, ---best we got dust and dead sketers, in summer time.” here, massa."
| “You are a useful pillar, no doubt; but have The hearty roar of laughter that burst from you got any medicine here—any hardware ?" us told the old rascal that his wool was safe, A look of grave astonishment overspread the and he was not slow in joining the guffa. features of our sable host. He shook his head.
"Well, Ebony, which is the best hotel ?! “Come, no flummery; show us your bar."
“De Eagle, massa—de Eagle's de most asto “Can't, massa ; it's agin de rule." cratic."
"Well," continued my friend, at the same "Good, let's try the Eagle."
time jingling the small change in his pocket; Approaching the “ Hotel,” we were received " I have got a hammer that will break the rule, by the landlord with a grin that extended from we are in danger of getting the ague. Have ear to ear.
you got a bar ?" “What is your name ?" inquired my com A grim smile passed over the features of the panion, as we entered.
negro, as he whispered—“Massa won't tell ??? “Martin, sar—Martin Ban Buren.”
"Never fear; out with it. I must have "Oh, indeed! I hope your excellency is something, or this confounded fog will kill me well. What have you got that's good here, before morning.” Mr. President."
"Come dis way, gemmen, please ;" said the "Got some hoe-cake, massa, and sound roun- host, leading us to a remote corner, out of hearts, and some rut beer."
the light-here's de bar," and suiting the "Nothing else ?!
action to the word he drew from his trowsers' "No, massa."
pocket a canteen of Monongahela cordial. "Got no medicine ?"
Well, it wasn't very bad to take, situated as we - Medicine, massa ? no; potecary shop over were, and our friend Pussey pocketed his two in Welden."
quarters with the dexterity of an old and practi“ Stupid booby! Have you got any "hard-ced hand. ware,' anything to warm a fellow's stomach of In the morning no stages arrived, of course, a damp night ?"
and after waiting, damp and breakfastless, till "Oh, no sar. Massa no let nigger sell licker nine o'clock, our discontented, hungry and fretbere, no how."
ful regiment of humans were quietly informed "Humph! Come, Charley, let's go to the that no stages would arrive, and that the whole Jenny Lind."
party, infantry and all, must foot it to WelWending our way across the road, we pro- den by crossing another bridge, which the ceeded to patronize the “opposition.” The tempest had spared; our baggage, they said would be sent after us during the day. In the Preparation was now made for a march, and course of the morning our friend of the pine- as every body must have a change of clothes log-fire field-bedstead, made his appearance at when they arrived on christian ground, the the cars, dressed like an opera-monkey, ele- baggage cars were overhauled, trunks opened, gantly begrimed with pitch-pine smoke, and and small packages made up, or the necessary swearing French oaths by the yard. He proved | linen for a change taken from the trunks and to be a fashionably mustachioed son of Gaul, put into carpet bags or valises, to be carried by taking notes of American travel, for publication hand, and thus one by one the party gradually in the metropolis of the French Republic, and lessened, each carrying in his hand a temporary I promise you the chapter of that night's ad- parcel. The last preparatory operation of this ventures was set in italics.
kind that I witnessed, was that of
“Be my executor, and a guardian to my There are some minds so gross in their conchildren,” said a dying man to his friend. struction, that to them civility and generosity
"Poor man!—What in the world have you are only inflictions. to leave for them ?” “A good name."
The honor of a poor man, like his purse, is "And you confide that to me, in trust for
often an object of suspicion and distrust. your children ???
The imagination often frames or conjures “I do."
up objects seemingly too pure for human "I will do my best," answered his friend. touch.
It is usual, we believe, on occasions like the us in jealousy and hate, and that tens of thoupresent, for the Editor to come forward after the sands who have arrived at legal citizenship, infashion of the prologue-speaker of a play, take capable of appreciating the great privilege which off his hat, approach the foot-lights, and having they possess, grasp eagerly at political power, executed an obsequious bow, proceed to give, and stand ready to cast their suffrages for the either in prose or verse, or prose-verse, or worse demagogue who yields most to their designs or prose, an inkling of the forth-coming scene. their cupidity. Growing out of these things are Imagine us before you-paint the character grave matters that require the serious consideraAmerican in all its preferences, but without tion of every friend of our Institutions, whether prejudice, and you see us hat in hand.
he be a native or adopted citizen. To these, and The REPUBLIC shall be like ourself, American, all other influences calculated to endanger our not only by origin and name, but in principle, existence or prosperity as a nation, or our rights and those who shrink from the touch and conta- and happiness as a people, the efforts of the gion of everything and anything homespun, or REPUBLIC will be faithfully directed. -- to the manor born,”
The interests of our mechanics and working
men and women, who have been sorely pressed of this “ Nation,” would do well not to touch
by the unfair competition and combinations of either of us, for with us there will be a flavor
pauper Europeans, will receive attention at our not to their liking. The glory of being a Ro
hands, and while we aim to supply them with a man was once a great glory; the stigma of being
large share of good and wholesome reading, in an American has been as great as was the glory
the Literary department of the Magazine, we of the Roman Citizen. But that stain is passing
shall strive ever to keep alive the glowing, and away-the day shall yet come, nay it is come al
warm into full life the latent fires of patriotism ready, when the descendants of those who pledged
that dwell in their hearts, and to inspire them, their lives, fortunes and honor on the altar of
and all, with a true sense of their dignity as free civil and Religious Freedom, may claim, possess
men, free women-virtuous and patriotic AMERand enjoy the high prerogative of American
ICANS. birth-the heritage of Freemen, nor fear the sneers and taunts of either the partizan dem Our TITLE PAGE.--We call attention, with agogue, or the despotic minion.
a fair share of self-satisfaction, to the beautiful But while we claim for the American Birth- composition which forms the title page of our right a proud position in the scale of social ex- Magazine. The allegory exhibits the “Contiistence, we must not be misconstrued. Our nental Soldier,” pointing with honest exultapride is for our country, our aspirations for its tion to the progress of civilization and science Free Institutions, our sympathies with all the under the American flag, while the Manhattan world. We have not forgotten either a Moul-aboriginal gazes with astonishment and awe, trie, a Montgomery, or a Wilson. The last upon the altered place of his nativity. The signed the Declaration of our Independence; massive pillars beneath, are typical of the firm the two former fought to secure it. We know foundation of our Republic, surrounded, guard. that thousands of liberty-loving foreigners are ed, and ornamented, with the venerated memoamongst us; men who hate tyranny with an ries of the heroes and sages of the Revolution, honest hate, and who love the country of their and the motto, “ Our Country and Liberty," adoption with an honest love. We know and ac which occupies the upper tablet, indicates the knowledge that much in the advancement of sci- character and purpose of the Magazine. The ence and the Arts, is due to the learning and drawing for this spirited and beautiful specimen industry of those who have come amongst us of art, was made by Mr. S. Wallin, from & from abroad, and to these and all of these the design by the Editor. The engraving was warmest grasp of friendship is extended. But executed by Mr. William Holland, a lineal dewe also know, and so do they, that the nations scendant of one of the Pilgrims of Plymouth of the Old World have made, and do now make Rock, and we challenge all magazine-dom to our fair country the lazar house of their moral exhibit a title, engraven on wood, that will sur. corruption--that their eyes and hands are upon pass it as a work of artistic taste and finish.
FOREIGN INFLUENCE.-Since it has been pro- derstood by the regal representatives of a by. ven by the test of two well tried pitched battles gone theory, and their efforts naturally turn to with old England, that cold lead and saltpetre the means of extinguishing the beacon itselfwill not suffice to break down the indomitable of destroying the great moral engine that is sispirit of American Freemen, and since our phy- | lently working their destruction. To this end sical powers, as tested in these two contests, the society known as the Leopold Foundation, have fairly and fully maintained our nationality was established, with the Emperor of Austria and independence for the time, our people have at its head. It meets and arranges its plans at quietly settled themselves down into a self-satis. Vienna, but the field of its operations is the fied notion of security, and gone to work making United States, and thousands of men, and hunmoney, enlarging commerce, building rail-roads, dreds of thousands of dollars (said to be not less annexing new territory and electing Presidents, than a million) have already been sent here to under the honest and gratifying conviction, that carry out those plans. The facilities to the in the event of another assault, we are ready, right of suffrage, and the eagerness of native willing, and able, to whip all creation, and send demagogues to invest them with that right, for any foolhardy invader that may dare to set his special objects, have aided materially in the hostile foot upon our soil, limping home again, work. Apart from political interests, England, as we have done before, and that there the mat whom we have called mother, entertains towards ter will end. Suppose we grant, for argument us other causes of jealousy. As the greatsake, this physical puissance in which we con est maratime and manufacturing power in the fide. Suppose it to be true that the United world, she looks upon our growing greatness States of North America are able to defend their with distrust and apprehension ; she sees our position as a nation, and their free Institutions, commerce spreading - our fleets whitening against the physical power of England, Russia, every sea-our flag respected, and our young Austria, Rome, Spain, and all other monarchi marine bearing the stripes and stars to every cal and despotic governments combined, what is cranny of the oceans ; she sees our manufacthe result? Are our Institutions and our Na turing genius, that giant ally of an Emtionality then secure? Is there no other influ pire's wealth, daily expanding in its growth, ence to be guarded against ? Are there no other contesting with Mercurial rapidity, the powers gates open, no avenues through which the enemy of her own, and already competing with her in may enter? In a word, have we nothing to fear some of its branches, in the best markets of the but batteries and bayonets? If this were all, world. In brief, she sees in us a rival, that in the the sword would indeed be mightier than the pen, uninterrupted progress of another quarter of a che elements of Nature would be changed, and century, will become her superior in all that matter would hold a mastery over mind—but it | pertains to civilization and national power ; and is not all—the battles that the freemen of our like her more despotic neighbors, she too, sends country are to fight against despotism, must her emissaries among us, to effect by serpenthenceforth be the battles of mind against mind, like stratagem, that which she has never been theory against theory, light against darkness, able to do by force-the destruction of our Union intelligence against artifice. These are the op and the downfall of our Institutions. posing elements, and the battalions of the enemy The influence of these various emissaries is are already in the field.
seen in shapes as various as their plans. We There is scarcely a crowned head in all Europe, behold it in the agitation of the question of from the lofty mitre of Rome, down to the most | slavery; in attempts to destroy our system of insignificant German principality, that has not popular education, and the erection of institutrembled under the moral influence of our insti- tions of learning, whose tenets are at war with tutions. There is scarcely a people not utterly freedom; in the numerous new-fangled ideas of chained down in beastly ignorance, that has not social reform-the giving away of the public exhibited symptoms of a yearning for freedom, lands—the agitation on subjects of labor-reand in many instances of recent date, we have sistance to the laws where they conflict with witnessed the sublime spectacle of the masses peculiar notions of right and wrong--seizing arrayed in arms against their tyrants. They upon the public press-the amendment of old have been mostly over-borne, it is true, by the state constitutions, and the construction of those combined despotic powers, who stand ever ready of the new states, in accordance with their views to aid each other in emergencies like these; and desires; and in their eager grasp upon the but, elthough the flame of growing liberty has | political rights of citizenship. been smothered, it has not been, nor can it be These influences we shall discuss at length in extinguished so long as the glorious beacon of future numbers, and endeavor to show the exAmerica sheds its warming and invigorating tent and importance of each, in its place, with lustre upon their hearts. This fact is well un- | such proofs as shall carry conviction to the
minds of all who will read, and if possible, furlough of six months might be granted to him, awaken them to a sense of watchful and active prior to the expiration of his term, to be devoted duty.
to breaking up and seeding his land. If this
plan should appear repulsive to the dignity of A ROAD TO CALIFORNIA. –The recent de- the soldier, who by ancient usage is not expectvelopments of our new empire, on the bor- / ed to work, and if the inducements here offered ders of the Pacific ocean, and the influence to him are not sufficient to remove his scruples which those developments have had in draw on that head, we would further recommend that ing westward, across the vast intervening de- a corps of pioneers, sappers and miners be organserts, so many thousands of our people to ized by enlistment, expressly for this object, and suffer and to die on their perilous journey, to that they be subject to the same duties, and engether with the vast and newly unfolded chan titled to the same privileges, as have been pronels of trade that it has presented, demand that posed in this article. Such a corps could be the attention of Congress should be speedily raised rapidly, from the bone and sinew of the directed to the adoption of some means by which land, and in five or six years we might have a a safe and easy transit may be made across the populous and safe post route through our own continent through our own territory. The plan of territory, from the Atlantic to the Pacific. a railroad suggested by Mr. Whitney, and which The subject is well worthy the attention of has received much favorable attention, both in Congress, and the plan is practicable. Let us see and out of Congress, will doubtless ultimately who will give it a thorough digest and place it be carried into effect; but this plan, after all, in a tangible shape before the councils of the does not comprehend all that is required. The nation. cost of transit by railroad, even if it were built, would doubtless exceed the means of thousands' THOMPSON, the Agitator, from the Parliament who would desire to cross, to say nothing of the of England, having been driven from Boston chances of keeping a railroad in repair during without a hearing, was permitted to speak to a the present wild state of the vast region through Mosaic crowd, at Worcester, Mass., two or three which it must pass, occupied, as the whole dis days after. In the course of his address this tance is, by tribes hostile to the progress of minion of British jealousy made the following civilization, and ever rcady to throw obstacles expressions : in the way of such a structure by destroying the “ Talk of this country being free-it was not rails, and otherwise harrassing the operations free. No honest Englishman, expressing his of the road. This road, if completed, must
honest feelings, could even travel through it.
He himself might wish to visit the mammoth necessarily occupy a great length of time in
cave in Kentucky--but he could not do it, at building, and after all, it will not answer all least with any assurance of returning alive. He the ends of a public road. Such a road must be could not see the father of waters' at the South built sooner or later by the Government, upon -he could not cross the Potomac-he could not which caravans of wagons, cattle, &c., may be
travel any where in the South with one-half enabled to pass in safety.
the liberty that would be accorded him within
the most despotic territories of Europe." It has occurred to us that such a road may be built, and not only built, but peopled, and the
Mr. Thompson seems to measure liberty by route placed under cultivation, without any
the same standard as the Irishman who robbed commensurate cost to the Government. A large
the hen-roost.--On being arrested and brought portion of our small army must now be reclin
before a justice for the crime, he expressed his ing in idleness, and as it is but fair that the
astonishment, and exclaimed : “ Faith, I thought men composing it should make to the people
this was a free country !" some return for the money they draw, we would suggest a plan that would result in a mutual be- PHOTOGRAPHIC ART-JOURNAL-We have seen nefit. It is to this effect. That the unemployed the prospectus of a new Monthly Journal, about portion of the army should be detailed to open to be issued under the editorial management of the great Continental Road, say from Weston, H. H. Snelling, Esq. As its title imports, the or Independence, Missouri, by way of either Journal will be devoted to the subject of the Santa Fe or Utah to San Francisco ; that in con- | Daguerreotype, and is intended as a vehicle of nexion with this, buildings should be erected in | information in every department of that art, inamall villages on the route, at proper distances, cluding the various methods of operating, and farms of a quarter section laid out, and each man, all new discoveries and improvements that may at the expiration of his term of enlistment, be from time to time be made. Mr. Snelling is entitled to a deed of one of these farms, with a abundantly qualified, by experience and talent, house, and a small allowance of stock and uten- to conduct such a journal. W. B. Smith, No. gils To further his means of subsistence, a 61 Ann street, is to be the Publisher.