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VOLUME III. SUMTERVflLE, S.C. A IGUST 8, 1849.
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Mr. Dallas's Eulogy on ir. Polk
On Monday, the 10th instant, Georga
M. DALLAS delivered a Eulogium upon
The late President POLK. In a literary
view, every thing from the polished pen
of that eminent man is worthy of careful
reading, while connected with such a
man as Mr. POLK it doubly commends
itself to public perusal.
I4 ving recently tried the patience of
our readers, in spreading before them elat'.
orate and indispensable documents, we
cannot further try forbearance by pub.
Dlish ing the entire production, though de.
seriving, in our estimation, of national cir
cul ation; but shall condense it sufficiently
for a correct understandingof the charac..
ter of him it honors:
James K. Polk is introduced as wel.
coming to the Presidential oflice his sue.
cessor, on the 4th of March, 1849, at the
capitol, and then "he seemed to glide
through extended avenues of approving
.and applauding countrymen just fast
enough to secure at his home an unosten.
latious and tranquil grave. It is around
-that grave, fellow-citizens, that I wish
you to stand with me for a while-sufFr
ong me to recall him whom it conceals,
.and to develop, .u-nmarily but truthfully,
the causes which link that sod of earth
wvith the freedom, prosperity, glory and
gratitude of America.
The permanent fame of eminent men
rests undoubtedly in charge of the unim
passioned tribunal of posterity. In a
government like ours especially--where
opposite opinions and antagonistic menas.
.ures are ever in ardent conflict-cotem
porary impartiality, though not wholly
impossible, cannot reasonably he expect.
-r. The tomb itself is no certain sanciu.
ary against the rage of prejudice which
has not been soothed, averted, or extin
guished by lapse of time. I feel admon.
ished then to beware of incautiously excit
ing the hot-breath of vituperation to see the
over the very turf you would conse.
crate and cherish. And yet so short, so
rapid, so signalized by extraordinary civ.
il achievements, so devoted to the attain
ment of vast and salutary purposes by no.
ble means, so conspicuously characteriz.
ed by intellectual and moral energy. so
eventful in national blessings and renown,
and so blameless and unspotted in all the
relations and intercourse of private life,
was the career of this patriot, that not to
portray it faithfully, even with the warm
coloring of personal or political friendship,
would be unjust to the occasion, unjust to
the living who arc here, and unjust to the
now forever gone.
Five years ago it may have been es.
teemed almost natural and thiir to ingumre
"Who is James Knox Polk?" but nou
w 'here is that corner of the earth so ob
scure as to needI the question answered?
Where is thme imperial sneer that did not
yield to amiazemnent, as lie freely handled
the immense executive p)OwIer of is free
country? Where are the sufrning mass.
es, insensible to the rescue of a distant
people from starvation? WVhere are the
sages of Political Economy to whom, in
adjusting the equilibrium of industrial
pursuits, lie has taught no lesson?
Where are the enthusiasts of human lib.
erty, to whom his voice has not become
familiar? W here are the veterans of nmil.
itary science, wvho still doubt the efficacy
of American cannon, whose thunders lie
opened? And last and least, though still
not little, wvhere are the Rothschilds, or
the Ba rings, or the Steightz, or the Ilopes,
or the Hottinguers, the golden necroman.
cers of finance, who do niot appreciate
the master of that wand of annexation or
extension which secured the boundless
and exhaustless treasures of California?
I allude now thus briefly to thme traits of a
national policy which lie controlled aiid
guided, only to venture the assertion, thut
the man you mourn, may, as the repre.
sentative chief of your republic, confront
future ages, unabashed by thme imposing
presence of aniy predlecessor.
If unimaportant to thme character or mer.
its of the deceased, they may nevertheless
lhe accepted ns somewhiat interesting Ihets,
that lhe was'dlescenmded from an Irish stock
of sturdly and determined republicans.
whose settlement on the Eastern Shore of
Maryland preceded the year 1700, and a
branch of whom came first in Pennsylva.
nia in 1772, and thence went into the
Western Districts of North Carolina;
that he was boin on the 2d of November,
1708, the son of an upright, intelligent,
and enterprising farmer; and that he was
the grandson of Ezekiel, and the grand
nephew of Thomas Polk, two brothers,
who were among the first signers of that
Declaration of American Independence,
whose bold and impressive avowal on the
20th May, 1775, has recently received
such interesting and irresis:ible authenti.
cation by the researches of Mr. Bancroft.
There would, indeed, seem to have
clustered in Mecklenburg county, imme.
diately prior to the revolutionary war, a
family group of these liberty.loving Polks
and their near connexions. Under the
inspiring auspices and orders of one of
them; the Convention assembled at the
town of Charlotte-it was presided over
by another, (named Alexander)-and an
other as recording Secretary, (also of that
name)-afourth penned the celebrated
manifesto I have mentioned, (called Bre
varo)-and afifth recruited a company of
rebels, of whom he retained the active
command duing the whole struggle.
When but eleven years of age, in
1806, his homestead was transferred to
the banks of the Cumberland river, in
Tennessee, a newly opened and thinly
settled field for agricultural industry, his
youthful education was, in consequence,
necessarily simple and contracted. Un.
der a parental fear that his constitution
had been too seriously impaired by dis
ease for the sedentary studies towards
which his inclination led him, he was at
first dedicated to mercantile pursuits; but,
yearning for mental exercise and acquire
ment, the counting-room, in less than a
month, became distasteful, and he ulti
mately succeeded in persuading his par.
ents to place him, after a preparatory
schooling in Murfreeshurg, and at the
age of twenty, in the University of North
Carolina. He left that seat of science
and learning in 1818, with physical
strength much diminished by the assidui
ty and intensity of his collegiate course ;
but with intellectual strength and repute
augmented to a degree, implied by his
having at every periodical trial of his
class, received its highest distinctions.
In his twenty-fourth year he entered
the oflice of Felix Grundy, for many
years a United States Senator from Ten
nessee, but then a lawyer of extensive
practice, and, after the customary proba
tion, procured his admission to the bar.
.\lr. P's legal career was one of unsullied
honor, of admitted ability, and of decided
success-bea ring him rapidly to reputa
tion and independence ; and also gave
him that extensive acquaintance which
demanded his services subsequently in a
political sphere. l'ersuadoed bv his ancighi
horhoiod, lie entered the General Asseni.
bly, in whieh lie remained for two sessions,
when his transfer to the Hall of Repre-.
sentatives at Washington was accomplish.
ed by general desire, on the 5th of DT.
Alt hough, perhaps, the youngest of 218
Representatives, there was not upon the
floor of that great chamber one whose
politics were more determinate and avow
ed. Ile had inhaled at every hour of his
life opinions and sentiments respecting
the rights of humanity, and the only le
gitimate foundations of civil power which
his judgment had approved, and which
now constituted as essential a portion of
his moral as his arteries did of his phaysi..
cal structure. Hie was impiulsively,
inst i ncti vely, and irreversably a Demo
erat-a D~eimocrat in fundamental theory,
in uncomipromlisinig practice, in look,
word, thought, and moation. It was
impossible for hiim to be anyvthing else.
It was is nlature.
When lie reached the Capitol, both
houses were illustratedi by the presence of
citizens who ha~d achievedl distiniguished
reputations, lie was in the riidst of such
associates as Edward Livingston, Jno.
Forsyth, D~aiel WVebster, Louis McLane,
James Buchanan, George Meduflie, Sam
uel D). Ingham, Win. C. Rtives, Edwvaril
Everett and ins. Hamiulton-while lie
had hbut to pass thrtough the Rotundo, into
the Senate Chambher, in order to tmingle
with those equally conspicuous, as Van
Bturen, WVoodbury, Tazewell, Macon,
WVhite-, Blenton, I larrison, Ranidol phi,
Bierrien, atnd Ilayne. Young as lie was,I
however, and unobtrusive as a dlebater,
Mr. Polk promply participated in the
leading discussion. His very first speech
related to the relinquishment of the titles
of public lands in Tennessee-a topic
wholly devoid of attraction, and vet it
maui fested so happy a faculty ini h'mcidly
arranging arnd ex plaing dry arid compl i
crated farcts, that his ebuaracter as an exact
and laborious mran of~ businiess, was at
once recogi sed and established.
For fourteen years he mnairntained a
leading position in the I louse ; andl, a
ter discharirging withI signal abliliity the
ardluous duties ofchairman of the Comn
mittee of Ways anid Means dui ng tihe
Uniited States Bank controversv, associ
rate in committee with such ~men as
Horace Bunny, R. H. WVilde, and C. C.
Camrbreleng, and the yet more important
ones of Speaker for four years, ho retircd
from Congress permanently in 1839,
when he was elected Governor of Ten
nessee. But at the recurrence of the
election in 1841 and 1843, although still
clung to as the champion of his party, his
competitor, Afr. James C. Jones, on both
It is enough, fellow-citizens, to have
glanced thus briefly at the incidents of
this comparative seclusion. I must has
ten to follow the quick flight of time, in
order to bring the lamented patriot once
more from the recesses of his happy home
into the blaze of his fame.
The nomination of Air. Polk for the
Chief aMagistracy, in May, 1844, was, at
the moment, unforeseen, but far from no. I
acceptable. There had suddenly arisen
a question or point of policy which quick
ened the pulses and divided the senti.
ments of Democratic citizens. That
question, whose magnitude and urgency
were conceded, seemed for the time to
domineer over all other considerations.
The republican convention which assem.
bled at Baltimore, swayed by a resistless
and patriotic desire for the annexation of
Texas, withheld their choice from one on
whom it would otherwise have fallen, and
conferred it on one to whom it was whol.
ly unexpected. The sterling merit and
substantial services ofthe candidate were
however speedily called to mind-the
hesitation inspired for an instant by an
abrupt proceeding was dispelled~-the
ranks of his party became serried and
Mr. Polk, after an unusually animated
canvass between himself and Mr. Clay,
The powers confided by the constitution
of the United States to the incumbent of
the Presidential oflice are large and influ
ential. The manner in which they are
exercised never has failed, and never can
fail, greatly to affect, for good or for evil,
the contentment and interests of the peo
ple, or the reputation and resources of the
nation. Hence the immensity of the trust;
and hence the vast reward of gratitude
and renown bestowed on him who, at the
end of his term of service, is discovered
to have so used his public functions as to
leave his country tranquil, prosperous,
honored, and strong. This is, in fact,
the only standard which the ardor of our
political controversies suffers to remain
unquestionable. Governed by this stand.
ard, fellow-citizens, and casting a rapid
thought upon the condition of America,
tell mue whether the sepulchre of the late
President should not be hallowed by your
reverence and afTection.
The glory of every administration con
centrates upon its chit-f. Ile it is, and
ie only, that the elective franchise has
lified from the common level to the lEx.
ective-to carry with him into govern.
ment the authority he has derived by that
process, accompanied by the instructions, I
wishes, and principles of his constituents;
to vivify, supervise, cheek, control; to be
disgraced by failures, and to wear the
laurels of succes-. Aided as lie neces.
sarily must be by associates and agents of
his own selection. the lustre of the t Iirni.
ted spheres combines fur the etlulgence of
his boundless one; and brilliant as the
sui.orlinate executions of duty may be
everything is so constitutionally ani es.
sentially dependent upon the oilipring of
the popular suffrage, and his truth to his
mission, that he rightfully bears the palmr
achieved by united excellence. The
American people will hereafter rank
among the most effective achievements of
the late President, the discrimination with
which he chose, and the wisdom with
which he iimspelled, the variotusly gifted
couinsellers of the Cabinet. * * * * *
Thle admnissioin of Texas as a State of
the Unioon, upn her acceptance of ce r
taini termis, had beeni provided for by a
joint resoluitions of Congress, piasseil bot
thxree (lays be fore lie took the oath of(P of.
lice; and nothiong was left to be done hbut
to expedlite the proceedring, so as to fore.
stall t he perplexities which might spring
from foreigii intermeddIlig; and to make
such military atrrangemoents as wol
protect our ntew f rointierm froi in llroads.
These dutties we-re prompljtly' and skilfully
d ischiarged . The people o f'Tex as ihld
ai convent ion, remodecledl their conilsiitu
tion, soubmitted it to the inspecctioni of Coni.
grness, and biecamre, by law, an inmtegral
part of our confederacy before the vear
I should deemt it ill -timed and isipla
ced to trace the cau ses, or to vindiente
thle right and~ the expediency of this exteni.
sion of our Repiubl ic. Periaps a de feat
of the Democoratic piarty at the election in
tile of 18441 would have discou raged and
thwarted that snovemient. T heir sucess~
on the contrary, proved how fixedl a ihld
it had1( upjon the popullar jud~geimenit; and
recoinmieded it to snore legislative fhvor
thn it hefore eiijoyed. Certain it is, that
lhe incorpobrationi took plice oiily afler thle
will of the Amier icaii peopJle, and the
sense of the A mneriexi Congress, had biein
tested awil recorded ag reeably to the fors
of the Amrericai Coiistitution; and4 that
every national functionary, espe-cially the
P'residenit, who emphat icall y "sh/r/ la/;r
care thai thec laws he f'aithfui//y cxrerutni,"
was botund to apply his legitimate resoniir
ces anid powers to its defence. Pre-del
icta ry steps to the ex tenit a uthiorized by
existing acts of Congress were taken, anid
it was hoped would overawe the gonam.
ding fever of our discontented neighbors.
They crossed, however, the Rio Grande,
on the 15th of April, 1846, and reckless.
ly commenced a series of hostilities that
only terminated with the ratification of
the Treaty of Peace on the 30th May,
1848. The contest had a duration of two
years, being six months shorter than the
last with Great Britain.
After minute and graphic specification
of the distinctive nieasures and results
which marked his artuinistration-show.
ing they were founded in patriotism and
wisdom, lie groups them in view by re
capitulation. so as to leave upon the mind
a full impression "or the prominent fea.
tures by which the late President stamp.
ed forever illustrious the single term of
In the measures of his policy, seper
ately or collectivel -in his extension
movcmeits, his conduct of the war, his
free trade, his financial system, his fbr.
eign intercourse-whatever difTrences
of sentiment may and must exist as to
the pruduce or expediency ofihir details
you cannot avoid feeling and confessing,
amid their broad bearings and progressive
aims, the prevading presence ofa gener.
ois and genuine patriotism. I know no
thing so worthy of encomium and ac.
knowledgement as this sort of patriotism.
It is the only element on whose buoyancy
can be safely confided the majestic argosy
oft he Republie, full-freighted withl you 'r
I liert ies, uniiion, rights and Ilamen.. It
should never fiil to receive the encour.
ugement of our applause in the living and
the homage of our gratitude in the dead.
It it wor thy of reiiark that, on quitting the
I'residential otlice, he left nothing iiinished.
Wimt he attempted, lie did. Iris measures
of policy were, one and all urged, discussed,
aduptedl, carried out. practically, tested by
tine, and triuumpliant in results, before lie
reliminuished the hem to another hand.
h'lo needs evidence, will find it in his
pulse, that since the spring of 1845, the peo
ple of the United States, their constitution,
scinCce, resources, courage, and character,
have assumned, to the whole world, a position
more elevated and influential than was ever
before accorded or enjoyed.
Vhodoubts that, from the same period,
(heir financial credit has been c'onstantly ris
ing, Until their contracts and securities, in
lespite of the ve tnmous dtefiiimation with
which they were previously overwhelmed,
ire now highest in the confidence of all
Who ciejtions, withi sincerity, the einan
iipation it their curreicy, conulnerce, busi
IesC, streiigtIi, aii clasoic'ity, from a palpita
ing :nl trembling dependence upon the ilue
u:ting schemes of bank parlors and stock
Joua;rds a broad!
Who disputes that New Mexico and Cali
ornia are inexiaustablle sources of bullion
lpital, (eatinel to auginent the wages, and
secure the indepernlence of their labor, and to
;Well the aggregate of their welaltlh beyond all
W1 ho, in tinie, does not firmly believ2, that
lie condit on and attitude in which .\r. Polk,
tfter toils that were fatal to hiinself, has left.
I S count ry, are the mot etlbet ive guarantees
or her prooiged peace a wl ha ppiness!
In his personial deportment, lie was plain,
maIteet ed, aiflible, and I; incd. in nu one res.
eat, that I tn aware of, did lie depart from a
onsistent simplicity of life and purity or
IannHers. All hi iabits were exemplary and
-egulated. I he was temperate, but not iinso.
i, industr uns but accesible, pimitual
lilt patien , moral without austerity. and de
ttnal thou"h not higoted. Aecistomed.
hrough a long service, to observe the diver
itieS exhibited by opinion oil eery SUbject,
me was inever suirpirsedl or pr~aovke by aniy
if its Ihases, into individuhl intolerance.
llis ordinary intercourse and associations
were eqyally respeeul and cordial with the
rienls and t he foes of his politics. And I
Wiust he pardunel for adding that in this gen
3ral ;ineityi\ towav~rds lis felliiw-citizenis,
withoiit dut inctiin of palrty, or coidfito, on
iretenision, lie was aiided by a1 weddied pairt
Ier, to whom'u all whoii h:iid the hiappiniess to
iw lien have united as wit h a single vioice
ni aLwrinig that high aind afh'ectionalte tribute,
soily birrepiroachable ondu1)1(ct, intehlli
.lecllow-.cit izens! Ilie whlose canoes, in
ibeidieiie toyouiir call1 1 have thus imperfect
Iy t ra'ed, s':u ik, wvith umnu111ri rmrig resignta
hon, toi hos laist rest at Nahilville oni the lith1
;Juone, suirruindiied lby his dearest friends,
md1( ained the~ souil-aspiirinig hocpes and sane-.
lonis of rehigiious faith. To'u him are now
dike :ihtlr'int the prniuse anid the censure
if mien. Ilis ea r, t hat wiiit to lie so1 ainiiik,
is numbi :1311 heedhess--his eve, that ishied
with recoiiitioni iover iiultituides, kiiows no
onue-noit even lien whoi gavte himii birthi, lnir
her whocharlimiieid his lite; buti thiough lie bie
as inisenisibile toi yiur siiithinzg as. the (codd siid
which covers lis relies, thme voiice of? a just and
geienrous hmiaiiity hids viol to dhepliore a 1loss
so -igin:i, so simblemn. and1( so premnaturie, Theli
tears shedi byv a ianon oni ii a pa~trioit's grave
aitte'st 1 t'he xistene of an hiinorabile public
gralt itudei, and~i they~(1 do resh len the pulrsuit of
a inoble faiie' Carolinianl.
A\ Nm.:w lueti:.---A hitherto untknuown
race of polle lhis liee diiiscovei'ed, it is
aire tail aind powu~erful ly biih, standiiig
seanil toi sevenl.andl.hlf iinglish fe't ini
tituite if' tihe151 usua i ibaract of' negroes in
featres.1\ln'hemet A\li si'nt an expiedi
tion til the. WIVhiti' Nile in seareb of' gold,
aiii theret fon tiiIIhis iraci of pi'iple--lif.
lteen hiiiiibiel of whomii, armedti to the teethi,
e;iine downvi ti the shilr tof the riier whiere
the vussil liy. he nlamei of the kinig
domi ocetipied lby 1this pieoplie is Illari, tad
its capital Pantenija. TI'hey raise wheat,
tobiacco etc.. and mttnifacturec thiri own
JESS BRYAN'S TALE OF
CASH'S BEAR FIGHT.
Every man woman and child in Pick
ens county knows Jess Bryan. And
to those whose circumstances unfortu
nately compel them to live elsewhere,
we would say, that Jesse is the present
sheriff of the county aforesaid. And
furthermore, we have the authority of
the Secretary of State for saying, that
he was the finest looking sheriff who
carried the returns of the last Presiden
tial election to Montgomery.
On reaching Montgomery, Jess went
to the capitol, and was introduced to the
Secretary: "I am happy to know you
Mr. Bryan," said the affable Col. Gar
"I am happy to find you do," replied
the sheriff, "for since I put on those
blacks I hardly know myself."
Jess is our crack tale-teller, and
many side aches have the boys had
from laughing at his Nubbin Ridge and
Sourwood stories. One of his we will
now give, promising that the gist of the
tale consists in his rich mode of telling
it, and that it must lose much by being
"Some years ago," said Jess, "be
fore I got to be sheriff of this county,
I was in Mobile, and one (lay I saw a
crowd moving out towards the Orange a
Grove: I joined it, and learned that a
match fight was about to come off be
tween Jim Burguss's bull dog and a
tame bear, for five hundred dollars a
side, one hundred forfeit.
As soon as the ring was formed, the
dog was turned loose at the bear, and
after one round he stayed loose--no
sort of talk could make him clinch again,
and Burguss paid the forfeit and drew
off the dog.
Just as the crowd was about to dis
perse, a tall, raw-boned native from
Chickassahay who rejoiced in the own
ership of a big, bony, stump tailed cur
dog, sang out, 'I'll be darned if Cash
can't take that bar-"
"What will you bet of that," said the
owner of the bear.
"a'll go my pile," said raw-bones,
and drawing out the foot of an old stock
ing, he shelled out twenty dollars.
Tie bear man covered the twenty and
the ring was again formed.
'Now, gentlemen said Chickasaliay,
'I wishes it to be understood as how,
nobody goes inter this ring but me an
Cash, an the bar, and nobody aint got
to speak or tetch but me.'
This was agreed to, and the bear be
ing unmuzzled, the word was given.
'Look out Cash ; mind your eyes !
Watch him, Cash !' cried raw-bones,
as Cash with a prudent iie.gard for his I
own interests, kept at a respectful dist
ance, his bristles standing up like the
teeth of a harrow. As soon as Cash
had taken a position a little in the rear
of his foe, and out of the range of his
paws, his master shouted-'Take him
With one bound, Cash sized the poor
brute by the root of his ear, keeping
his body side by side with his enemy,
so that the latter could not possibly
'Keep outen this ring, gentlemen,'
cried thme owner of Cash. 'Bring him
he're, Cash !' Cash, by main for-ce
dragged the bear half ar-ound the r-ing,
without oince exposing himself to the
furious blows of' the anmial.
'Shake him, Cash !' Again, the
br-ave (log shook his foe, until the bear's
teeth fair-ly c-hatter-ed wvithm pain and
i-age. Still, Cash, by keepinig yard
aim and yard arm with the hear, was
as safe as if lie had been in his master's
The owner of the bear- se.eing that
his bear- could not bring his arms to
bear, could not berto seeCahbr
thebea insuch a barefaced manner,
an 1gveu the day.
'You give it up,' said our- man, 'Well
then, gentlemen, clar- thme ring-Cash
leaves when lie (10 leave 'em. Hold
him, C'ash! You say its my money,
no discounits, iior nothing ? Watch
your time, Cash. Let go Cash !'
With a single spring, Cash was ten
feet beyond the r-each of the bear's
"'hat's a right per-t bar,' said raw
bones, 'but lie ain't nigh such a oneC as
me and Cash has tumk. We got one
this fall as imeasured nine feet from
snout to tail tip.
'hat's a lie,' said the discomfimtcd
owner of tile bear, 'you niever sawu a
bearm that lar-ge ini yuri life.
' I hmainit ? Well, I'll go you these
here two twenty dollar's un that branch
ot the subject.'
'It's a bet,' said the bear man.
'Well, come down to George Davis's,
and we'll try ihn case'
'George, let me see that biggest bar
skin I let you have a spell back, said
Davis handed out the skin, and it
measured nine feet one inch and a
'Twenty to start on, and twenty are
forty, and forty are eighty ! Sweet
J s ! Whoop !-Come, here Cash.
Good evening to you all, gentlemen,
sang the over-joyed native ; and the
last I saw of him, he and Cash were
eating ginger cakes at the market
house.- WVest Alabamian.
INCIDENTS OF THE WRECK OF TIIP
CHARLES BARTLETT.-A lady passen
ger in the steamer Europe in a letter
to the National Intelligencer, relates
the following incidents in that terrible
"The wild despair of one poor man I
shall never forget; he literally lost his
all-his wife and four children, and his
whole fortune. The poor creature
wrung his hand and tore his hair-it
was heartrending to see him. There
were thirty-five children under sixteen,
and seven under eleven months on
board. * * * Captain Forbes, of
Boston, as soon as the accident took
place, pulled off his coat and shoes and
lunged overboard, rope in hand, to do
all he could; he saved one poor man,
who died before he got him alongside
the ship. A more heroic deed I never
saw, and sturdy men shed tears when he
came back to the cabin safe among us,
The captain of the wrecked bark is a
munburnt old sailor, with thirty years of
uis service to look back to, and, as he
told us, the is sea first accident; he had
sevcr buried a soul from any ship he
:uad commanded. The tears rolled
lown his rough and sunburnt face as he
:old us the scene before the vessel went
A Jack Tar, growing sick of his bus
ness, deserted his ship, went into the
he country, and hired himself to a,
armer. lie was immediathly set to
loughing with a yoke of oxen and an
>ld mare called Jin. The sailor being
vholly unacquainted with the manage
nent of the tacks. sheets, and bowlines
)f his old mare and oxen, in his first
tttempt to put about missed stays, and,
>y turning the yoke, threw Jin and the
xen all down in a heap together.
lack, frightened with the confusion,
>awled out for help. The farmer ask
d, "what is the matter ?' 'Matter!
natter enough, by conscience,' replied
ack, 'the larboard ox has got on the
tarboard side-old Jin has got foul in
he rigging, and they are all going to
ie devil stern foremost.
UNGonLY BooT.-We once heard.
'om the lips of an old man of the Pu
-itanic school that, when brown top
)oots were first introduced, lie took a
ancy to a pair, which he wore for a
Sunday or two, when, to his great sur
>rise and annoyance, he was summoned
o a church meeting to answer for the
mgodly manner in which he appeared.
>n the Sabbath. The good man, with
he br'own.tops, looked as if le had been
harged with visiting Bartholomew
Vair'. The eld'r gravely arose, and
ttated tho judgment of' tile church,
which ran thus: "Should brother
George Slater. again applear' on the
Lord's day in ungodly brown-top boots,
ie will be expelled from this church,"
Fitz Greene ialleek gives the fol
owing summuary of' late news from Eu
IKingdomns to-day are upaide dlown,.
'1 he casite kneels before the town,
A ,,mona;rch featrs a prinuter's frown'i,
A b~rickb'at's ruage!
Five m, in, prerterencLe to ai enOWN,
Five shilhunga chanige.
Two old gentlemen of our acquain
tance were complimenting each other'
on their habits of' temperance.
"Did you ever, neighbor," said one,
"see mae with more than I could carry?"
"No, indeed," was the reply, "not
I. But I have seen you when I
thought you had better have gone after'
Mr "W A T suIat, WaE EA T" is the
heading to an editorial article in a coun
try exchange. Man alive, wHY EAT
w A'rs "soT'' before yo.(asil
"A SENsium: MAN.-'Well, Rob
er't, is there any answer? Buttons: 'Yesf
'm.- Mir. Jolliboy's compliments, and
he'll be blest if'you catch him at a p arty
this weather----unless you lot him dance
in his shirt sleeves.' "
Boswell asked his oracle, Dr. Johna
son, "Is not love and delusion that is
always beeinining again."