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aury, April IS U4 -
Srene IV. The Democratic Platform.
Enter Hamlet, Horatio and Marcelh s
It's cold enough to take a brandy smash.
It ix. my lord, or to imbibe a julep.
What hour now 1
I think it's nearly twelve.
No! it has struck.
I heard it not; it then draws near the season.
Wherein this ghost is npt to toss hm shanks
Flourish of Trumpets and Drums.
Why, what's the jolly row I
The Hunkers hold a meeting in the Park ;
And us the people swallow nonsense down,
The drums and trumpet of a great brass band,
Make up for faint hurrahs.
Is it a custom ?
Yes, it is old, hoes;
But to my mind, although a native here
An anti-renter to the manor born,
Though diddling still the (illy young Patroo;,
A Butler did hi grandpa long ago,
I think the custom honored ij the ,r(,ach
More than the observe" ...
, my lord, it come.
Ye Presbyterian minister defend us!
Be thou a real or a Cock Lane Ghowt ;
Bring with thee new from heayen ot trother
Be thy intent to avk for cash or pay it,
Thou contest so like that jolly cock of war,
My dad defunct, that I will speak to thee.
I'll call the father Matin Matty-
My dad ! ex-President oh, blow your horn !
Let me not burst in ignorance ; but tell me,
Why those slim shanks ceased in those huge
Have burst the cemetery 1 why the sexton
Has let thee from thy comfortable coffin,
To go a wandering up and down o'nights,
Frightening all honest people trmn their
And why shouldn't I eh ?
The old man is culling me, and wherefore
Should I turn flummux nnd back out oh;
And for my soul what can it do to that,
When I never had any larger than a pin's
What if it tempt you to the Whigs, my lord ?
Or to a separate organization,
Which is, you know, political suicide,
Aud miserable madness 1
It waves me still ;
Go on, old cock I'm coming.
You ain't goin', ,10 how.
Let go your fingers.
Now just stay where you are.
Seo hero, you fellows, goiu' to let me go,
Or no? Oh! what's the use of fooliu', sa-ay ;
Didn't yer see the old man calls me now ?
Let go or else 111 lam you there take
Floors them, and tuts his stick after th.
.SVeii V A good deal farther off the very
edge of the Democratic platform. Enter
Ghost orwf Hamlet, arm in arm.
Now I am ti(i, myself. I'll go no farther.
If you ',iaVe any thing to ay why pit it out.
Viake a clean business.
Mark me !
Drive your car !
1 am thy daddy' spirit,
Doomed for a certain time to wulk New Yoiki
From Kiuderhook to Albany, and thence
Duwn to MaiihaUy.-., going it like brick.
In summer time I go to Saratoga.
And flirt with queer old maid and widows
Who have an eye to thy possessions, son,
' And cabbage at Kiuderhook. All thi I am
Condemned to do, until the many crime
j Done by that d d old Albany Regency,
Are washed away . But that I am forbid
To tell the secret of the Regency,
Though long defunct, I could a tale unfold,
Long a the devil', whose very shortest kink
Would harrow up thy gizzard, freeze thy
Make thy two eyes grow round as any sau
That light and fuzzy hair of thine to tand
On it tail end, like a pug-dog a begging ;
Oil, my prophetic soul ! Fat Lewis.
That same old fat and jolly gentleman,
With promise of many offices,
Won to his ways the Baltimore Convention.
And caused that Polk to get the nomination.
Oh, Hamlet, what a falling off was there,
That in the seat where Hickokt Jackaon sat,
Such a mean little man as Polk should squut
His dirty carcass in't. But. soft, as suits you ;
Mcthinks I got a bPtiff of daylight. I
Must G. D. V't mid vt'y shortly. So
Brief let me be your uncle Cass it was,
Who did your venerable daddy's busiiies.
Sleeping one afternoon, in the Convention,
At Baltimore, he stole upon frry Meep,
Ami in my ear the deep and deadly poison
Of the two-third rule, poured and poured, and
Till 1 was, sleepinsr, by a brother hand,
Of nomination, and of power bereft
Cutoff', untimely, as a frost-nipt-pablmai?,
No rcckoniusrinadu, but sent to '-Kiinleihook,'
With all the nation hooting at my heels.
II AM LET,
I will avenge thee, dad, I will, by jinks.
If you have any blood of mine, as much
As there is in a turnip, you wou't bear it ;
Come down on Cass like wrath ! Walk into
Like a thousand o'brick, and prove yourself
A regular horse. Go make yourcourt at once.
To abolitionists and colored people
White faces, are but dough-faces ; be.l black
la a honest color, and befits your purpose.
Go agitate, and spout at various meetings;
Speak loving to our colorod citizens
And so farewell, I'm dcviluh dry with talk
And hasten, hence to take a brandy smash
Farewell ! remember me ! You huvn't such:
A a shilling about you, hnve you ?
Blast tho one.
I'll not forget you though. Remember you!
Ye, won't 1 1 Maybe I wou't lum old Cass
Clean out of hi boots.' Remember you,' old
And keeping me in night-air w Hat a ye j ,e,, you , Ge, Mackenzib' book,
That uch a little man as thou, my dad,
So long politically dead and buried,
Dead as a door-nail should thus run a risK
Of catching cold, by roaming in a sheet,
On damp and dewy nighta without a glass
Of rum, to cheer your venerable shape,
It is the queerest go I ever heard of,
If yer goin' to speak, why don't you a-ay !
Ghost puts his thumb to kit nose, and twid
dles kit fingers.
It beckona you to go and take a walk,
A though it had a word or two to aay .
In private. t . . ,
Look with what courteous action .
It teem to say, get rid of two tpoonies,'
And com) and take a brandy smash with me.
But do'nt you do it.
Horatio. ' '
Not by no rseans, no how. .
, Hamlst. t !
Ai the old row won't talk, I'll fellow him,
Now don't be rth
And glean from that some little
If thou didst ever thy dear father love
Oh, happy! ,
j Revenge hi anti-democratic murder !
Murder most foul a at the best it is,
But thi mot foul and anti-democratic.
Just let me know the chap that killed you,
Hv iinka I'll mount him like a chicken-hawk
1 - .
Upon a gooseberry.
I find thee apt.
Now hold your yawp, young man, and liten
'Tie give, out, that having rnade aa
Of wry praeioua self, the party did'nt went rne
And started the two-tmra ruie in convention
To out my wirtn-but, eir, It" lie ,
Th party tfiat rtfada the two-third rule,
New ha the nomination !
Yes, ft'r! I will. I won't do nothing else.
Exit Hamlet, foiriiig rengenne.
Drowneo at Cafe Ma v. Mr. O. P. l'eunso
late of the firm of Pearse & Elbert, No. 42,
South Water Street, was drowned at Cape
May, on Thursday. It appeurs that his sis'
ter, a Mrs. Wade, was bathing, and being uu
expert swimmer, had gone out beyond the
breukers, and was floating about 011 the sur
face of the water. Mr. Pearse, being ujipre
hensive that she would drown, rushed to the
rescue, and was forced in one of tho break
era, and the under tow carried him out. He
snnk to rise no more. Mr. Wade preserved
her presence of mind kept afloat and was
rescued oy tne me Doai mat nau Doen caueu
for by Mr. Pearse but a few moments before
He ha reft a wife and two children, who.
at the time of his death, were ut their cot
tage, a short ride distant. Mr. Wade
mother was standing on the beach ut the
lime, and witnessed tho whole affair. Her
feelings' can be better imagined than descri
bed. She rushed into the breaker to meet
the boat, and clasped her daughter in her
arm. The body of Mr. Pearse had not been
recovered at the last accounts. . .
STorrAOC or Factories m Delawae
CoCKfvThe Delaware County Republican
ahy that a portion, if uot U of the manu
facturer of cotton Kood in that county nave
determined to close their factorieafor' several
week, immediate! bninodiatelr after the
4th of Jnly next, It i said that moat of
them have a large atoek of goeoe hnd
and lafliaf U eo,1 fslff, they have eonclu
ded to await until fa tfoarke become bet
BY CASSIl'SM. CLAY.
It is no doubt expected of me to give some
idea of Mexico and tho present war. Mex
ico extends from about latitude 16 north to 42
degree from the Gulf of Mexico to the Paci
fic, and was in extend, before the loss of Tex
as, about as large as the United States. It
embraces all the climates of the world, and
risps in temperature from the tropical plants
of Vera Cruz and Acapulco to the regions of
perpetual snow. The Rocky Mountains, which
seperate us from Oregon, extend through all
Mexico, and her whole surface is composed
of table lands aud Mountains, which rise in
steps from the Gulf and the Rio Grande, to
the highest level, and then descend in regu
lar gradations once more to tho Pacific. She
lias 110 navigable streams, and the mountains
and arid plains compose, I should image,
seven-eights of tho whole territory. It is now
three hundred year since the Spanish con
quest, and her population has long since reach
ed that barrier where nature imposes eternal
obstacles to further progress, where tho whole
products of tho earth are economically con
sumed by the people. No doubt, a better
mode of agriculure would increaneher popu
lation ; but ut present, to us) the language of
Malthus, she ha leached the point of subsis
tence. It in trno, that lha remote provinces
of California nnd New Mexico, and those bor
ckring upon the RioJ3rande, and subject to
Indian invasions, contain some uncultivatea
lands ; but the proposition, a ubove stated,
fipplie to the mas of Mexico. For in the
greater portion of tho whole Republic, wo
men and children may be seen picking up
grains of corn in the highways, and the rinds
of fruit throwu in the aireets are immediate
ly seized und consumed. So soon a you
cross the Rio Grande you feel yourself in a
frr.;.rii hind. Mexico ha no forest. It is
true, that along the streams and on moun
tain-tops there are trees, but you are struck
with this great cliaractcnstio thai ttio tuna is
bare of trees. The numarous varieties of the
Cactus of ull size, intermixed with Palinet
to, stunted or long grass, cover the w hole
Iim.I Ymi nre amonrr a people of a novel
color, and a strange language, t De verj
birds and beasts, and dogs, seem different
palridge, the laik, tho crow, the black-Uird
liller in sizo and plumage, anU sing uuiereut
Iv from ours. Tho building are ot jwoonsn
aud Spanish style. The goat and the sheep
feed together. The brick are ot clay ami
straw, sundried. The women go with earth
em vessels, to the well, just a Rachel wa
sent of old in the time of the Patriarchs of
Judea. The roofs of the house are flat, ana
places of recreation ; and the people wear
sandals a in the East, in olden time. Wheat
Indian corn, and herd of cattle, sheep and
the banana and the red pepper,- and
e . . . r
1;- .ml nniiiim am tne nrincinai nourvta ui
gfllllV ' " . g
subsistence. The product of the mine nre
the principal article of foreign exchange, ad
ded to woods, beside, tallow and cochineal.
The extreme drj nes of Mexico makes ir
,i,rtn neceaaaiv in' moat of the) country, and
the scarcity of water, and the habit of the
people, collect the inhabitant into eitie or
village. The land iteil i owneu VJ
large proprietor, not the least Of whom are
the priest. TKb great mass of tne peop!
are serf, with but few more right than A
merican slave. It i true that the children
of serfs are not of necessity also serf, but
Aht brihua slavery, and the wage allowed
v... L .iMhi,r alwav perpetuate it. Here
then i the secret' of the aueeesB of our arm
r rrMl v with! the tenantry and sol
dier in all Mexico, and where lhcJ V 1,01
filled with religious enthusiasm agauvt as,
thev care not who rulee them, American or
Mexican rnaatert . If all the Mexican holilera
were fieeboWer and ireerMtt, not : ot u
the American army could eerape from her
border.. The soldiers are caught up in the
Haciendas and tho streets of the towns, by
force consigned in some prison or convent,
thcro drilled, clothed, armed and then sent
on to the regular army. Such men avow
their resolution to desert or run on the first
occasion. Of near one thousand soldiers sent
from Toluca, to the aid uf Santa Anna at
Mexico, not one hundred stood the battle.
The whole people do not exceed eight mil
lions: of these, about two millions arc white,
and mixed bloods; the remainder are native
Indians. I never, in all Mexico, with the
exception of foreigners in the capital, saw a
single white man at work.
DEVICE OF AN ARAB I.ADY.
Eor the edification of those who imagine
they can penetrate the designs of woman, we
have translated from a French volume, on
Oriential tnenners, the following little story.
To understand it, we have to inform our rea
ders, that among the Orieutials it is customary
to agree for a time to pay a stipulated forfeit
if a husband receives from his wife, or a wife
from a husband, anything whatever, without
previously pronouncing Ihe word Diadeste.
Each, therefore, practices tin1 greatest inge
nuity to throw the other oil' his or her guard.
A philosopher of that country, who was by
no means insensible to female charms, had
often worshipped at their shrine ; and us
often (as he thought) had he suirered from
their wiles and caprices.
Rut ho determined to become w iser. He
collected a uumher ot ."tones ot tenia le cun
ning, and copied them into a book, which he
always carried about with him. as occasion
might require to consult it.
One evening, as he was passing through an
Arab camp, he noticed at the entrance of one
of tho tents a young woman of uncommon
bea)ty. She saluted him as he passed, offer
ing that he might enter to rest for a while
from his fatigue. Scarcely had he taken his
seat on the carpet, and near the beautiful
creature, when he became alarmed ; he drew
his book from his book from his pocket, und
began to read, without daring to cast a.-
glance at his fair neighbor.
"That must be a charming book," said
the lady, "which can engross your whole at
"Indeed, it is," replied the lhilosoiihcr
"but it contains secrets."
"Which certainly you would not conceal
from me !" said the lady, with an irresistible
"Since you will have it so," retorted the
philosopher; ''it contains u complete list of
all the arts and wiles of cunning women but
I am suru you could not learn anything from
it, and so it would not interest you."
"Are you certain that jour list is com
plete'!" said the lady again.
Thus, tho conversation Was gradually re
sumed, the philosopher pocketed his book,
and so far forgot himself and his system of
philosophy, that he wa kneeling before the
lady, holding one of her hands between his
own ; and who know what might have been
the result, had not the lady espied at a dis
tance her husband', wlro was returning home.
Struck with terror, she exclaimed, "I see my
husband at a distance, returning homeward.
Should he find' you here, he will put both of
us to death. I see but one chance tor your
escape, conceal yourself in this box, of w hich
I keen the key'
It mav be supposed the philosopher aid not
hesitate long to conceal himself, and the lady
Wko.l the box. and drew the key. As the
Arab entered his tent, the lady met him with
a smile, saying, "You come in good time, for
a stranger, calling himself a philosopher, stop-
Tied ot our tent to rest, but so far lorgot lum
GEMS OF POESY.
From Jerrold's Magazine.
THE XOWIMOP IX THE POOR MAM'a!
It was a darksome alley
Where light but seldom bIioiib
Save when at noon a sun-rayed touched
The little sill of stono
Beneath the poor man's window,
Whose weary life was bound,
To waste at one dull, ceaseless task
The passing season's round.
Spring's dewy breath of perfume,
And Suifimers wealth of flowers,
Or the changing hue of Autumn's leave
Ne'er blessed his lonely hours:
He knew too well when Winter
Came howling forth ngain
He knew it by his Tireless grate,
The snow aud plashing rain.
Pierced by the frost-winds beating,
His cheerless task he plied ;
Want chained him ever to the loom
By the little window's side ;
Kut when the t'ays grew longer,
He stole one iappy hour
To tend, within a broken vase,
A pale and slender tlower.
How tenderly he moved it
To catch tho passing my,
And smiled to see its folded leaves
Grow greener every day :
I lis faded eyes were lifted oft,
To watch the Snowdrop bloom,
To him it seemed a star of light
Within that darksome room.
Add as he gently moved it
Near to the suii-louched pane,
Oh ! w ho can tell what memories
Weie busy in his brain 1 "
Perchanco his home in childhood
In a sylvan valley lay,
And heard the voice of the running
And the green leaves' rustling play.
Perchance a long-duparted
Rut cherished dream of yore.
Rose up thiongh the inist of Want and Toil,
To bless his heart once more.
A voice of music w hispered
Sweet words into his ear,
And he lived again that moonlight o'er,
Gone by for many a year.
Or but lite love of Nuture
Within his bosom stirred
The same sweet call that's answered by
The blossom and the bird ;
The free, unfettered worship
Paid by the yearning soul,
When it seem to fuel its w bigs expand
To reach u brighter goal,
And aspiration, showing
Earth binds us not her slave,
Hut we claim a brighter being,
A life beyond the grave.
self and propriety, us to talk to me of love.
Th., Arab beiran to foam at the mouth
with ruu'O : but who can describe the agony
of tho philosopher, who could in his retreat
hear every word that was spoken.
"Where shall 1 find the wretch !'' exclaim.
i iU A rut. "that niv Bwordmay put an end
forever to a similar presumption !"
"Here, in this box," said the lady, holdiiij
out the key.
The enraged A nib snntefied it nut of he
hand, but she soon retook it. in a fit of laugh
"Instantly pay me ti forfeit,- for I have
n.iii.rht von nt last accept nig a thing without
w J '.
rtroiiouiicinir the word lhatlesle.-
For awhilo the Arab stood as if petrified
and after recovering a little from his anger,
said: "I have lost, anil must pay the lorieu,
tut let me' request you hereafter to gain your
end without giving mo silrH bitter vexa
tion." After awhilo the Arab had to' attend to
other business, and left his tent, and iHo lady
unlocked tne box, in which she found Ihe
poor philosopher more dead than nlive ; on
saying, 'you are sale ; ine imiius..iiu-, -ed'
nimbly frotn I'd retreiit. "Dejttrt in
peace," said the lady to him, "but do not
forget to record this day occurrence in j"r
Newspaper. The Lynn AW state that
family inthat town last Saturday, procured
some clam, with the intention ot eating
them ; but the lady having Heard ot some ot
the case lately reported in the newpaper,
thouctit it West not to cook the clam, and in
the afternoon they were given to the hog"
On Sunday morning, th next dky, the hog
welled up and died!
Gai A contract has been entered into
for the erection of Gap Work in Reading, for
the sum of tSO.Wft. Messrs nation, pun.
gan It Co., are the contractor.
Almost a fight; vn A tale of a Horse
A better joke came oil the oilier afteruooil'
on one of our Brooklyn ferry-boats, than often
occurs in this fun benighted country.
A gentleman who evidently had dined,
drove on the boat, and forgetting ihe festind'
lente rulee of ferries, nearly drove over a very
angry looking individual, who, if one might
judge from the acerbity of his countenance,
hid not; the latter seeing the vision oi u
horse's head appear over his shoulder, wheel-'
ed suddenly and caught the beast by the Prl
dle, looking horse whips at the incumbent of
'Wliul do yon mean by catching hold ot
my horse'!" said the driver.
Ami w hat ilo you mean oy inmost iirivins
v. ..IT t .1... t... !.(.. I,. u tl-IIM
over nit:" repueu mo mmn-i,
Yankee spirit of uusweritijj one question by
'Let go the horse :
"1 will no.''
Thl'd'iiver dismoiuited. advanced toward
.i ,t .. .:,. iu lil.n.l! mid shortening his
HUT HI IH I; ,
t..,l.l mum the kindle, sun'' out in a voice
i.,....t..i- i-l ti-11 von. sir, let iio ihttt
' 1 11 lie .hiasl:.e.nf J doV
' You wont f "No."
"Well then," replied th" driver, throwing
his wl'.ili iuto'tKe vel'lclc, and planting his
hand scoinfo. tal.lv in his pockets,- '.'Well, thim
just hold him. will you !' So sn.wng, wild
a polite how and, quizzical grin, vanished in
to the cabin. , , , ,
The crowd of passenger who had oecii
taiidiii-"w''o cfthtfighf roared aloud
not quite us gently however, "u sWati.g
fnmi," and the coiitendihg party, dropping
the reins ns if they were unpleasantly warm,
marched off for the other end of the bout,
his w Wile appearance bearing a slrikihg re
semblance to tliitt of a- nihil detected in th"
net of purloining his neighbor' imil'tou. A
A Great Shark. The Cape Cod Fisher-'
men have caught a large and ravenon shark.
Ho was" Harpooned when he attempted' to'
break tho cord and failing in the attempt, he'
turned b6ldly round and made a furious at
tack upon the boatj which be seiked by th
gunwale and"' held fast. Xn old salt on lWd
drove a lance three time through.' r.l body,
and though each wound was mortal, he held
on a full hour. He was 16 feet in length.
In hit stomach was found a number of hu
man bones, part of a negro's skull, with the
wool stilt adhering, a piece of red flannel
hirt, and a boot partly digested. The name
of P Brown wa distinctly visible on the
boot. Shark are not common in that neigh-
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