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[From the Jfew York Spirit of the Ti.no.'.]
Tlifc BACJIEI.OK'fi UHIDAL.
OlIOWAt PARODY ON 1HK "fllRIAL or SIR JOHN
Jiot n laugh was heard, nor n joyous noto
As our friend to thn bridal we hurried,
is'ot n wit discharged bin farewell shot
At the bachelor just to be married.
AW married liim quickly (o save I113 fright,
Our bends fr< in (liesad sight tuniing,
vtnd we sighed ns we stood by the Isunp'sdimliglit
To think he was no more discerning.
To think that a bachelor, free ami bright,
yfn I shy of the girls as we found him,
Should here by the altar, by dead of night,
lie caught ui the snare that bound hiin.
Few and short were the words we said,
Though we beat tilv ate of the cakes,
T lion escorted him home from that scene of dread,
ylnd thought how nwf'ly he shakes.
We thought as we hallowed his lowly l>ed
Of the beech, the birch, and the willow,
lfow the sLnvel and broomstick would break
o'er his bead,
llio Inxr, 1,? wm.1.1 dl.?.1 l.t- ~:11
Says lie, ' ihoy will talk of their friend who has
.4lid every old B.ieh \ri!l upbraid mo,
But nothing I'll reck if they'll let mo t-lcopon,
'Neath the eoverlet just ns they've laid me."
"But half of our henvv task was done,
Ere the elock told the hour for the other,
-'Ind we left with the hope that the fateheliad won
Would uover bo won by another
Flowly and sadly we marched down
From the top of the uppermost story,
y<inl we never have heard from, or seen the poor
V. hum we left not alone in his glory.
[ From the Family Herald.
IIE WAS A CHARMING CREATURE.
Ho was a charming creature!
I met him nt tlie ball;
rerfact in form nn.1 feature,
Ami so divinely tall!
He praised my dimpled cheeks and curln,
While whirling through the dance;
And match'd me with those dark ycd girla
Of Italy and France!
lie Paul, in accents thrilling,
' Love's bouiidIc?<- a the RC(l;
- lnd 1 fair maid, am willing
To give uj) all for thee !'*
I heard him, blush'd, "would aslt mamma,"
^iul then my eyes grew dim.
JJe look'd?I said, ".Mamma?papa?
I'd give up nil for him."
That my pnpa was rich and old
Full well my charmer know;
"Love's w ings," lie said, "when fringed with gold,
^ Irebeautiful to view."
T thought his hearing quite the ton,
Until I saw him stare,
"When merely told that brother Frank
Papa would make his heir !
Next day, and the day after,
I drosft'd for him in vain ;
"Was moved to tears and laughter?
lie never came again 1
lint T have heard for Fanny Dash
lie bought the bridal ring
yiiul that he'll wed hor for (ho cash?
The ugly, hateful tiling !
SHIP ON FIRE.
"Ay, ay, sir11 I answered, touching
my hat ami leaping into the stern
sheets, I continued, "push oft* there
foward?and now give way with a
There is something nohle in the
character of a saiior, wherever he is
found. Jl has a frankness, a generosity,
a daring courage which excites
our admiration, and wins his way to
1 lie heart. To their honor I can say
dint this is peculiar to no one nation
one nation more than to another. A
sailor is in most respects a citizen of
the world. No matter what land has
given him birth, his sympathy is arousecl
at once by the call for help.
ITe makes no distinction be!wc6n
friend and foe. To implore his <iid
Is to command his services. Nor did
this truth fail on the present occasion.
Nothing could rival the ardor of our
men. They bent lo their oars with
the thews of giants, curling the waters
in foam beneath om hows, and
sending the boats along as if tin y
bad been only pleasure skifls.
But swift ah was our progrosss, that
of ihc d '8t:o/ing element was still
more so. The fire had spread with
hticb frightful rapidity as to wrap the
whole tore part of the ship in flames,
and threaten to consume her before
we could arrive. Since it had found
vent it had raged with redoubled fury,
until now the shrouds, the foremast,
the bowsprit, the yards, everv
thinff Wfltj clmntnrl ""'I' ft? L
.. .4u Dim n u wiiii nrt;, wini'll
whirling round and round ascended
spirally to the masthead, shooting its
forky tongues out on every hand, and
streaming like a meteor away up into
the calm, blue sky. Meanwhile the
Harries liad broken out from the afterhatcllj
and catching at once to the
ratlins, leaped from rope to rope, ran
wildly up the rigging, spread almost
instantly to the huge lower sails, hissing,
Hashing, and roaring as they
went, until at length the whole ship
seemed a masts of fire, and nothing
was left untouched hut the narrow
quarter-deck, on which the now des
pairing crew had gathered in Crowds,
some eagerly endeavoring to lower
the only boat that had escaped the
j (lames, some frantically crying out
for mercy, some cursing and blaspheming
awfully in their agony, and
some stretching out their hands im.
ploringly for help.
"Give way, my men, give way?
will you son them miserably burnt to
deatfi before your eyes?" J shouted,
rising in the boat and waving my
cap 10 mo swiicrcrs, lorgeitmg in the |
excitement of the moment the immi-j
nency of our own danger in case of
an explosion. The poor wretches!
on the quarter of the burning ship
answered back with a hysteric shout. !
Our gallant tars started like mettled i
hounds at the cry, and with a few
vigorous strokes we dashed up to the
Keep her off there," 1 shouted,
seeing that we should bo swamped
by the eagerness of the sufferers to
I to escape, "koo^) her off?jump over
i uoarct, ana we il pick you up," 1 con- (
tinued, as well fell off from ncr quarter
again; and in less than three mini
utes the deck was hate, and our j
boats full of llie rescued crew.
"Mr. Danforth," at this moment
j shouted TafTrail, from the oilier boat
ahead, "there's a lady and her father
they say here, still on hoard?for!
! heaven's sake let us try to save them." i
For one moment ns I remembered '
my orders, and the extremity of our j
I danger 1 paused; but when I reflect*
| ed that by departing, we should;
I abandon two human beings to a horrid
death, I hesitated no longer.?
Hastily learning from the mate of the j
j vessel that they were their only pasI
sengers, and having taken refuge in
, the hold during the late conflict, had
! since been forgotten, and not feeling j
warranted in ordering any one on so ;
dangerous a service, I gave the boat
in cnarge to Irvine, who had luckily
smuggled himself on board, sternly
i bade one or two of crew who atj
tempted to follow, to keep their staI
tions, mounted her side by a rope that
hung over the quarter, rapidly traI
trnrooVl rln/ilr *? ? -
IVIDVU kill- V1 VjV i\ HI IIIC 1UIIISI Ul it IIU*
mendous heat, and darted down the j
companion-way, leaving the flames I
roaring not five feet from its entrance.
The cabin was a large one, and
fitted up with extraordinary teste.?
The decorations were even luxurious
and such as I had at that time rarely
seen in merchantmen. The staterooms
were of mahogany, inlaid
with a still darker wood, which I
knew not the name of, and finished !
off with the greatest elegance. Cur- j
tains, apparently of damask hung
around, and the show of silver and
cut glass by the companion-way was
i even brilliant. The cabin, was how|
ever, still as death. A lady's glove
j lay on an ottoman, and beside it was
: on open book; but no other traces
! of a human being were discernible
around. Where could the owner of
that small, delicate French gloye be?
i Was she already a victim to the
' frightful element? had the mate de'
ceived himself in supposing she had '
been removed from the hold ? was j
there no hope, if she still lived, of!
reaching her in time to save her from j
a horrid death?
All these questions (lashed rapidly I
across my mind, and my heart sick- j
I ened as J owned I could not answer. '
I The danger, meanwhile, grew more 1
and more imminent. I was standing,1
as it were, above a mine that had !
been sprung; for should tho flames j
reach the magazine inevitable des
w ucuon must ensue, in or could that
catastrophe he much longer post- j
poned. The devouring element had j
already gained possession of all
around, and even now might he eat-'
ing lis way to the magazine. Be-;
sides if I paused a moment longer
the fire would reach llie companionway,
and all hopes of escape from 1
the cabin he cut off. Had it been !
only my own life that was endanger- j
ered, 1 would not have hesitated in
periling it lo the utmost, hut when I !
! remembered that a dozen gallant !
I fellows of my crew, as well as a score I
: of others from the rescued sufferers,'
would be involved in my own fate, I j
could not doubt as to my duty.?
These reflections, however, had not
occupied more than tlio instant in
whicn I had been throwing open sue-'
eessively the doors of the vfirions
! state-rooms. Alas! all were empty.1
With a heavy heart I ]
was about to mount the companion-!
way, when I noticed (hat a magsivc
i curtain at the further end seemed to
divide oflf a smaller cabin aft of the
; one T wa? in. Without a moment's
delay 1' ..?ned toward it, hastily lifted
it astale, and there beheld a sight 1
shall never forget.
This after cabin was much smaller
but far more luxurious than the other.
It was adorned with every thing
that taste could suggest, or wealtli
afford. Ottomans ran completely
around it, forming a kind of divan.
A< one side was a harp, and beside
it some music was scattered on the
floor. But after the first hasty sur:
vo.y, I Raw nothiiyj hut a group of
two beings before me. One of them
was a gray haired man, apparently
i about sixty-five, dressed in th? p'rni
tlemnnly costume of a forfricr day.?
' He was bending wildly over the aj.
| most inanimate form of a fair girl,
I reclining on the cushions. Never
have I seen a being more beautiful
than that pale, half fainting creature
seemed at that moment. One arm
supported her on >he divan, and the
other was thrown around her father's
neck, the blue veins just discernible
as they stole along beneath the ivory
skill. HV?r liomt rr??lr?#l ?? *li?
..vv?u>vuiuuvii *nv, UV/OU11I
of her parent, and the hair, loose and
unbound, streamed in dark, flossy
ringlets over her snowy shoulders.?
At the noise made by my entrance
she started, raised her head, and I
could see through the tears that glistened
on her lashes one of the sweetest
hazel eyes 1 had ever looked upon.
A quick flush fhot over her
face, crimsoning it like a rose leaf as
she beheld a stranger; and half starting
to her feet, she essayed a mo
mi ni io spciiK, unci men sioocl with
half opened lips, gazing almost wildly
"For God's sake fly/"' I cried "the
ship is on fire in every part?we can
barely escape by the companion-way
?in another instant she will blow
up?why hesitate? For heaven's sake
"Old sir, God bless you for your
kindness, there is then hope! exclaimed
the old man?"but Isabel has
fainted," he continued, "go, fly, I will
die with her," he added in a voice of
agony, vainly essaying to raise in his
enfeebled arms the seemingly lifeless
I.!.. .1 -1.1
lunii i?i inr< uniiLTilicr.
I looked into her facc. The transition
from calm despair to hope, had
been too great and she had indeed
fainted. It was no time to hesitate.
Hastily raising the beautiful stranger
in my arms I called upon the old
man to follow, dashed into the front
cabin, hurried up the companionway,
and to my utter horror found
the flames had just crossed the entrance.
For but a second I paused.
Death was behind, perhaps destruction
Laying my hand \ipon the old
niLti's shoulder 1 urged him ahead,
hurriedly threw the shawl of the fair
girl around her face and form, made
a bold, desperate push for life, and in
another instant amid the cheers of my
men, had gained the quarter deck.?
The boat shot to the side, and a dozen
arms were extended to receive me
I carefully gave it in charge to the
nearest, almost flung the old man after,
and springing with a bound into
the stem sheets waved my arm and
' Shove off?board?give way?
and if ever you pulled before pull,
for your lives, mv men!"
With one soul the men bent their
brawny arms to the task, and while
the ashen blades almost snapped,
made the boat whirl from the quarter,
and then sent her with the velocity
of a sea gull over the deep. Not
a word was spoken. The old man
sat beside me in the bewilderment of
Sratitude, astonishment and only half
issipatcd fright?while the form of
his still inanimate child was extended
unaided, for the moment, by his side,
It was indeed no time to delay ?
Eyery man knew wo were pulling
for life or death. The other boat was
nearly a mile ahead, skimming swiftly
along from the devoted ship. Far
f?(Y"r?n (1)? mnniillt ' 'I
.... ...v iii/wmii nui I/am my nil?
brig, with all her exquisite tracery
reflected in the wave beneath, and
seeming with ihin, taper raking itiasts
like some aerial vessel floating half
way between sea and sky. Down
to the right was the burning ship,
presenting a vast body of lurid fife,
that roared aloeg her sides, streamed
out of her ports, eddied spirally up
the masts, and leaped in huge masses
straight out into the sky. Now ond
then, as her guns becamc heated,
they went off with a roar like thunder.
Meantime, the dense smoke
gathering in a thick cloud above,
hung like a pull over the consuiiuiifir
For some instants the flames appeared
to die in part away; but all
at once a stream of intense fire that
almost blinded the eyes, leaped perI
pendicularly upward from her decks;
the horizon for miles around was
illumined with a light more vivid than
that of the brightest noonday; a part
of the foremast lifted bodily out, shot
1 ke an arrow almost a cable length
on high; a concussion ensued that
made the boat shiver like a reed, and
rock a moment frightfully about; and
then a stunning roar followed, shaking
the firmament to its centre, and
j sounding as if a thousand broadsides
htul been discharged at oncei For a
moment as the burning fragments
sailed aloft, falling on every hand
about^ we held our breaths in momentary
expectation of death, and I
"Tho Lord have mercy on us all!"
But we were again almost miraculously
preserved. The offing we
; had gained, though hot Mtffi'/ient to
insure safety;.prdved great enough
! to relieve us from inevitable destrtic,
* .1 " ' " *" J
I nun. ruui any 01 mo liUflflg limbers,
however, struck us, we WiOTiid
have gone dotori together.
The 0&&wrffHit iipfrtar, hfMeter,
Recalled the sehfces 6f the fairj^irl at
my sjde. Wo wnj-e! soon Ward,
wiifcn the captain delicately resigned
his own cabin to the strangers.?
Cruising in the Ijast fVar.
bulletin" of general
Our Savannah correspondent informs
us that the subjoined bulletin
is posted up in the coffee-room of the
t ~ i
V/I1J X1V/ICJ) n# nnu n v^uuuuu
after being discharged by Judge Nichols,
was escorted, amid the acclamations
of the multitude:?
l,We have bin and offered the blessinsof
our free institutions to the enslaved
and benighted Cubans. We
found we was a castin our pearls
afore swine. Hut I estimate we've
larnt 'em what it is to slight the adces
of ginertis republicans. Oh, yes!
1 1 reckon v c've rend 'cm a lessen in
manners. Ktarnal History will pint
to the CUban expedition from New
Orlcanr. It is a go as posterity will
i n I'jii . I - _ i r i
v/ur mue unnci 01 neroes arrove j
at Cardenas with Olive branch in one
hand and the bgganet in the other.
Their fraternal overtoors was met by
a charge of Lancers". Our galLnt
fellers was ri'ed with siteh ongratij
tude. They paid back ine ciiciiiy i
noways slowly. It was shot for shot, |
' slash for slash, dig for dig, sockdolo-!
ger for sockdologcr. 1 n less than j
no time we had chawed up the!
whole troop, and left nofhin of the
. biggest on Ym but a little grease
"We marched on victorious to
within six yards of the? Governor's,
where showers of halls from the
honse-lops rained, hailed, and sncw!
ed upon as.?They galled our army
considerable, but no wus. Colonel j
W heat conic in for a sprinkle of the 1
pepper, and a spice or two on it stuck '
in Colonel OTiara.
"After an hour's fightin, the Gov- J
crnor and his staff knocked under,!
i and hiseted the white (lag. We sot
i fire to his house, and locked our prisoners
up in the barracks, and then
went and let the convicts out of gaol. '
I "The enemy havin cleared oft",
leavin us masters of the city, we calculated
we had licked 'em elegant, I
K..i ...l il-^ ? .?
; inn wik'.ii iiu* evcuin come uioy again j
riz. Two hundred horse was (lie
amount of their squad, and by the !
time we had done with them, we
I had whittled 'em down to a d07.cn.
1 Twelve of our ,earless warriors
breathed out their magnanimiis sperrits
on the field of glory.
"Lieutenant Jones, of Alabama,
had daylight let through his side,
but the bullet cleared his vitals. Captain
Logan, and Quartermaster Seixas,
of Miss., have bin took from us.
Major Hawkins, Kentucky, was
wounded serious, but the Major has
'Nothin would have made us pause
in our career of victory, but overwhelmin
numbers. The convicts we
had c ^tended the blessms of liberty i
! to,. < i'use tojine us, not bein the!
rogues we took 'em for. Not meetin
with the sympathy we expected,
! we indignantly absquatulated. We
fit our way backwards to the steam*
j er Creole; and I pjuess that artcr
' ages will locate this here exploit
alongside <<jf General Moore's, and
' call it the American Corunner.
. 4,Hcad Quarters, City Hotel, Sav.
I \ T _ ?
^ ^ ixipoz.
Pbns and Pants for tiik Ladies.
-?The Editor of the Pittsburg Commercial,
not having the fear of the
females before his eyes, but being
moved and seduced by the instigations
of "Penelope," perpetrates the
"It is scarcely necessary to say that
| the intensely absorbing question of
l "Woman's Rights" is still discussed
i in the Saturday Visiter. The most
| surprising thing of all is that every
i week some new female correspondent
announces a "righl" of wnioh i
nobody ever heard before. In this j
iiny s numDcr, a yung lady takes
the Editor to task for that
every young wonrtan must ha;?e a
lover, in order to keep her in a prosper
state of mind. She looks upon
such talk as this as mere theory, nnd |
; says that it is contrary to her ei^pz-1
rience m practical lile. fSlic calls a
Sentleman lover, an "ignoble appanage,"
and tells us thrtt the foolish
whim, that a woman can do so little,
and enjoy so little, without a lover,
is most destructive to the nobility of
The'substance of the TCditor's answer
is that it was not so when she
was a girl. What more could she
\\ ilhnni Hruihl. Il,iu
+ j ?IMP ??t^lnr 1 l^lll
will become exceedingly popular.?
. Howeaa* itWtfuld be for a female
I Father Matthew -to coax all tli"
young ladies into signing the,p|c<%e
>1 to abstain from till the inloxioatioiiH
1 of love! Sl?e could give to ea<ch heI;
roine a pewter medal, heaving appropriate
inscription??V\iye h pagafeUe!
| The editor of the Visiter hn? !?*?*??
_ _ . , - " -*r*? VP? |
. kft alone lately, but, in the present
' , number, a Correspondent namejl P?n61ope
comes t<? ihe rescue, \yit}i a
vigorous pn?. Wc h^veonc fault to
find however?she rails, geutlempii
i "gojitp*-,1 X'l'H jft^bnds as'"pnr^^s.',
. Such aWireviaitons arc an (pncroucji
ment on Man's "rights" and must be
Assault on the Queen of England.?The
Ilibernia brought advices
of an assault on the Queen.of;
land on the 27th ult., by an individual
named Plato, former]v an officer in
the 10th regiment of dragoons. It j
appears that shortly after 0 o'clock 1
on the evening of the 27th, her Ma- i
jesly was leaving Cambridge House !
in company xvith Prince Albert, j
when from the crowd assembled to ;
see her departure, a man walked out !
with a walking cane in his hand, and
made an assault on the person of liter
Majesty. He struck her on the head
and face repeatedly, but fortunately
no effect was produced beyond a demolition
of her bonnet. The Queen
appeared at the Italian opera the
same evening, where she was greet_
1 __ ?! Jl * ' *
ea wiiu me most joyai ami enunisiastic
reception. The assailant had
been taken into custody and has lift'
dergorie an examination at which lie
appeared perfectly sane, and it is
said he has been living in good circumstances.?S.
The President's Family.?Mr.
Fillmore was married in 182G to Abigail
Powers, the youngest child of
Rev. Lemuel Powers. She is still
living, and is described as a lady of
great worth, modest and imobstru
live in her deportment, and hirrhly
esteemed for her many, virt ties. They
have hut two children. The oldest,
a.son, is a young man of about twenty-one
years of age, who has just entered
upon the practice of the law in
Buffalo. He is paid to he a gentleman
of fine qualities, worthy to
be the son of a Republican President.
The daughter presents a more notable
example. She is about eighteen
years of age. Her accomplishments
are many and varied, and her independent,
self-reliant character is exhibited
in the fact that she is now, or
was very recently, a teacher in one
of the free public schools in Buffalo.
She is one of the women of whom the
Republic has much more reason to
proud than of all the gay, gaudy women
of fashion, who often show as
much scorn for school teachers as
they do ignorance of the true qualities
of a republican character. Such
a family will do honor to the While
Dangkks op the Plains. The
people of Independence recently held
an immense mass meeting, in which
a memorial to Congress was adopted,
praying protection from the Indians
along tne line of the Santa Fe trail.
A large amount of capital Is invested
in this trade, and the proceeds of it
are of great consequence to the people
of Western Missouri. Probably
sales to the amount of two millions of
dollars is not too high an estimate to
nlnw nnnn it. r nil (li/i i ... ......
^?v?vv utiu uiv/ ucuit; i?> ^v.?U"
slanlly and rapidly on the increase.
Surely Congress will no longer suffer
the depreciations and outrages of the
Indians to pass unavenged
A Marrying Genius.?There is a
man in the New York penitentiary
who has had twenty-seven wives.
He is just thirty-six years of age, and
has been engaged in the matrimonial
business since be was sixteen, and
has therefore, bad a new wife every
seven months, getting rid of the old
spouse, and courting the new one ad
interim. He declares he will have a
hundred wives before he dies, if they
do not cramp his genius within -. tone
Something wrong iv tup. Tini?.*
?If we may believe a writer in the
New Bedford Mercury, there is either
something wong in the tides
about the Polynesian islands, or the
received theory of the rise and tall of
the sea needs mending. Capt. Luckley,
of the bark Harvest, lately returned
from a whaling voyage, states,
and fortifies his statements with the
affidavits of individuals who have
livod for the last twenty years at the
Society Islands, "that the time of
high water takes place between the
hours of 11 and I o'clock, without
any variation, unless ranged bv wlivla
'l hc different phases ofthtrmoon have
no pnecjL whatever iti chunking the
time of high water. At the lull and
ckan^-j the tides arc from six to right
inches higher; the full rise being about
Important Treaties.?It is stated
that two treaties of considerable
importance were negotiated under
the dircclion of General Taylor, jijst
before his dewth, Ihit whe not concluded,
and will doubtless be approved
by hisHucccbsor. v One was with
Mexico, for the extradition of fngi'r_-?
ihcb iiurn 11*1 ice* ypon uie principle
rontaiiVed 111 the treaties with Franco
and Bngblriidi arid the other was with
Peru, for commerce in.Guano* on a
looting with the most favored nations.
This privilege has been heretofore
monopolized almost exclusively by
Great Brifrin.... 11 will hoof great
value to lUr* Agricultural interests artd
lUirllMilai-l" <lv/.. U? A* *
u, HH,' oi Kevovril
of the old
What is a Gentlkman??By the
appellation of a, gentleman, it is not
meant to draw a lino that would bo
invidious between high and low rank
and subordination, riches and poverty.
The distinction is the mind?
who ever is open, l^yal, and true?
whqever is of humane and affable
demeanor?wh iever is honorable in
himself and in his judgment of others,
and requires no law but his own
,,,,,...,1 , l-~ i-:
? viki lu iiitnut nun mini nil engagement,
such a man is a gentleman!?
' -> '
j Sad Mortality.?We have he;
fore us a letter written by George 11.
j Bradley, and dated 1/herty, June 21.
The writer says that his wagon, to
which were attached his brother and
himself, from Union county III. II. J.
OstOtter, IVom Chester, 111 and two
of the MacUills, from Union county,
III. left Independence in a company
of twenty seven persons; on tho 1Ith
of'June. When one day but, ofte of
the company was attacked with the
cholera; on the third day they were
stopped by the cholera and small-pox
breaking out amongst them, they remained
encamped two days, during
which they lost ten men. Next day
, the men were so alarmed that thvy
I proposed to turn back, and the resolution
was adopted almost unanimously.
On the return route there were
seven more deaths before they reached
Independence, where the company
separated?only 10 of the U7 surviving?.
'I'Iipv loft oionr ihtrwip
w J -^..v V. v? i Viiiirg 1V\,UI?UI
i them, (x e4)t their mules.
<S7. I a. via liejniblicritt.
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A "WEBSTER BOY."
The Websterian aphorism, "I take
no stop backwards," is becoming a
pet phrase with the people, and, hko
other notable sayings, is beginning to
! bo applied in ways quite foreign to its
: original significant. The New Orleans
Delta tells of a case in point.
A Yankee from the Old Bay Slate?
"a Bunker Hillcr, and nothing shor;
tor," as he declared tiimse'f, who had
! strayed down South, applied to a
Tei psichorean professor in the Ore*
' scent (!ilvr ->?
?iiiuudi iniii jute me
mysteries of (lie "poetry of motion"
?or, in his own words, to "learn him
to dancc them Polkas and other foreign
The terms were made known and
j agreed to, and the pupil was placed
! on the floor to learn the first lesson of
"advance and retire."
"iiook-e-here, Mister," said this
young srion of Massachusetts, "J
may as well tell you before we begin,
that I go my death for Dan Webster
?for Old lilaok Pan. lie is a real
Massachusetts monument in that ere
Senate, I tell you; and if you have
1 any Southern prejudice against him,
| I may as well clear out right off; for
! 1 can t shinrl it- n? "
I The professor assured him he had
. not, and I he lesson commenced.
The pupil was first instructed how
to make his ohesiiance to his partner;
next the "positions," and next to advance
Professor: "Advance, one, two,
three?-dal, al, al. Very flood; retire
now?same step?one two, three, dal,!
, ...o.uuu yji inuing, nowever, me
: pupil stood at the point to which he
i had advanced, as if he were trans|
fixed to it.
Professor: "What are you about
sir? retire?tread the same steps backward^?-just
ns you advanced.^
Pupil: "No I It hfi durnM if I do; I
told you I was a Wen$ter boy, and I
ain't any thing else?I believe in Old
Dan. Now, lie has said that lie ain't
ago:n' to take no step backwards; and
I m blamed if I will, any way you
can fix it?good morn';n\ stranger.'"
Saying this lie picked up his hat, pla?
rtul it on his head, and si >ped.
"Sam, do you know any songs?"
"Yes, 1 know two."
"What arc they, Sam?"
"One's Old Hundred and t'other
As a lady was viewing herself in a
mirror, t) said to her daughter,?
"What would you give to be as handsome
as I am? "just as much" replied
the daughter; "as you would
%ive to be as y<yunjg a? 1 aim
A FKUUN'' IIi'MtANi).?A gcntlv-ifc
man was w ';ed in the night nnd*i
told that his wife \M*s dead.
1 turned, drew the coverlet closer, pumNr
I iStI down hid ? """ ?i"WiT *
! afcheti'mif to ^eop autttit 1
grieved 1 shall he in th'3 jnornmgAfMA
'Mike, why don't you (ire at IheiitfJB^'.
are ducka, boy-~?lon't you see-you
buve got the whole flock before your
gtinr1 f *' *!?
*1 know I have, but wJ*rn I ccet
j tf(K>d dim at ti?
' will swim, rifipht betwixt him arid me.'
The Boston Post thinks* a man
would make a good deal of money in
Boston by minuing his business, be*
rmise'hc wcmld have little competition