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VOLUME III. SIJMTEIIVsLALE, S.CG. AUGUST 8, 1849. NME 1
The Sumter Banner:
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Mr. Dallas's Eulogy on Mr. Polk
On Monday, the 16th instant, Georgo
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.
H14 ving recently tried the patience of
our readers, in spreading before them ela .
orate and indispensable documents, we
cannot further try forbearance by pub.
lish ing the entire production, though de.
:ser Ping, in our estimation, of national cir.
cul ation; but shall condense it sufficiently
for a correct understanding of the charac..
ter of him it honors:
James K. Polk is introduced as wel
coming to the Presidential office his suc
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.
tatious and tranquil grave. It is around
itha t grave, fellow-citizens, that I wish
you to stand with me for a while-suff.r.
Ing me to recall him whom it conceals,
and to develop, . u-nmarily but truthfully,
the causes which link that sod of earth
with the freedom, prosperity, glory and
gratitude of America.
The permanent fame of eminent men
rests undoubtedly in charge of the umnim.
passioned tribunal of posterity. In a
government like ours especially-where
opposite opinions and antagonistic meas.
aires are ever in ardent conflict-cotem
porary impartiality, though not wholly
impossible, cannot reasonably be expect
*pW. The tomb itself is no certain sanctu
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 meant, so conspicuously charucteriz.
ed by intellectual and moral energv. so
eventful in national blessings and reiown,
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 faithfilly,, even with the warm
coloring of personal or political friendship,
would be unjust to the occasion, unjijst to
the living whro are here, and unjust to the
now forever gone.
Five years ago it may ha~ver beeni es
teemed almost niaturail and fthir to inqurre
"Who is James Knox Polk?" but now
wvhere is thet corner of thre earth so oh
scure as to need tire question answered?
Where is the imperial sneer that did not
~' yield to amazement, as ire free-ly hanridied
the immense executive power of inis free
country? WVhere are thre suzfferinig mass
es, insensible to tire rescue of a distant
people from starvation? Where are the
sages of Political Economy to whlomn, in
adjustinig tire eqjuilibriumr of industrial
pursuits, lhe has taught no lesson?
Where are the enthusiasts of human libi.
erty, to whlom~ Iris voice hras niot becomre
famniliair? Where are tire veterans of rmil
itatry science, who still doubt the ellicacy
of American cannon, whose thunders ire
opened? And last and least, though still
riot little, wvhere are tire Rothischrilds, or
tire Ba rings, or tihe Steighrtz, or tire Hopes,
or the Hottinguers, tire golden necroman.
cers of finance, who do not appreciate
the master of that wand of anrnexation or
extension which secured the boundless
andi exhanustless treasures of Californiar?---.
I allude now thus briefly to tire traits of a
national policy which ihe controlled arid
guirded, only to venture tire tasertion, that
tire man you muourni, may, as thre repro.
sentativeO chief of your republic, conronrt
future ages, unabashed by tire imrposing
presence of airy predeccessor.
If unimrportant to tire character or mier.
its of tire deceased, they may nreverthieless
hue accepted ns somewhat interesting farcis,
that Ihe w'as descended from arn Irish stnock
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,
1798, 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 irresistible authenti
cation by the researchesof 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)-a fourth penned the celebrated
manifesto I have mentioned, (called lire.
varo)--and afifth recruited a company of
rehols, 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
TennessIee , 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.
case 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 leas than a
month, became distasteful, and he ulti
mately succeeded in persuading his par.
ents to place him, after a preparatory
schooling in Murfreesburg, and at the
age of twenty, in the University of North
Carolina. he left that seat of science
and learning in 188, with physical
strength much diminished by the assidui
ty and intensity of his collegiate course ; I
but with intellectual strength and repute
augmented to a degree, implied by his F
having at every periodical trial of his
class, received its highest distinctions.
In his twenty-fourth year he entered t
the office of Felix Grundy, for many t
years a United States Senator from Ten
nessee, but then a lawyer of extensive r
practice, and, afier the customary proba
tion, procured his admission to the bar. <
Mr. P's legal career was one of unsullied I,
honor, of admitted ability, and of decided I
success-bearing him rapidly to reputa i
tion and independence ; and also gave r
him that extensive acquaintance which
demanded his services subsequently in a t
political sphere. l'ersuaded by his neigh- "
horhood, he entered the General Asscn. i
bly, in which he remained for two sessions,
when his transfer to the Hall ot Itepre
senitatives at \Vashington was accomplish. I
ed by general desire, on the 5th of D - t
A Ithough, perhaps, the youngest of 218 s
Representatives, there was not upon the C
floor of that great chamber one whose s
politics were more determinate and avow t
el. He had inhaled at every hour of his r
life opinions and sentiments respecting 1
the rights of humanity, and the only Ic
gititate foundations of civil power which i
his judgment had approved, and which
now constituted as essential a portion of
his moral as his arteries did of his phIysi..
cal structure. Hie was imrpulsively,<
iinstinictively, and irreversably a Demo.
erat-a Demiocrat in fundamental theorv,t
in unicompromiisinig piractice, in look,
word, thought, and motion. It wasj
impossible for him to be anything else.1
It was his nature.
Whtcn he reached the Capitol, both
houses were illustrated by the presenice of:
citizens who htad achieved (list inguished
reputations. lHe was in thme miidst of such
associates as Enward Livingston, Jmio.
Forsyth, Daniel Webster, Louis McLane,
JIames lBuchanan, George Medutfie, Sam
neI D. Inghanm, Wmn. C. Itives, Edward
Everett and Jas. I Iamilton--while lie
had but to pass through thie Itotundo, into
the Senate Chamber, in order to mingleI
with those equally conspicuous, as Van
iluren, WVoodbury, Tiazewell, Mlacon,
Whilte, Benton, l larrison, Itandolphii,
lerrien, andm llamyne. Young as he was,
however, and unobtrusive as a debater ,
Mr. P'olk promply participated in the
lending discussion. Ilis very first speech
related to the relhnquishment of the titles
of' public lands in Tennessee-a topuic
wholly devoid of attraction, amid yet it
manifested so happy a faceul ty in Ih'icidly)
arraunginig and explainig dIry amnd compli
catedl facts, that his character as aii exact
and laborious man of' business, was at
once recognmised anid established.
F"or fourteen years he miaitainedl a
leadhing position in the Ilionse ; amid, af
ter discha rging withI signal abiility' the
arduous dumties ofchai rman of the Coin-.
imittee of' \Vays and Meants during the
United States Halank controversv, associ
ate in committee with such ~men as
Hlorace hlinany, It. H. WVilde, and C. C.
Camibreleng, and the yet more imaportanit
ones of Speaker for four years, ho ,-e~tie
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, Mhr. James C. Jones, on both
It is enough, fellow-citizens, to have
glanced thus briefly at tho 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 Mr. Polk for the
Chief Magistracy, in May, 1844, was, at
the moment, unforeseen, but far from un
acceptable. There had suddenly arisen
a question or point of policy which quick.
ened the pulses and divided the senti.
ments of Democratic citizeis. 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
>f the United States to the incumbent of
he Presidential office are large and influ
!ntial. The manner in which they are
axercised never has failed, and never can
rail, greatly to affect, for good or for evil,
he contentment and interests of the peo
)le, or the reputation and resources of rho
intion. Hence the immensity of the trust;
md hence the vast reward of gratitude
md renown bestowed on him who, at the
md of his term of service, is discovered
o have so used his public functions as to
cave his country tranquil, prosperous,
ionored, and strong. This is, in fiet,
he only standard which the ardor of our
olitical controversies suflhes to remain
inquestionable. Governed by this stand.
Ord, fellow-citizens, and casting a rapid
bought upon the condition of America,
ell me whether the sepulchre efthe late
'resident should not be hallowed by your
everence and aflhctioii.
The glory of every administration con
entrates upon its chief. lie it is, antid
e only, that the elective franchise has
fted from the comnoion level to the Ex
ctive-to carry with him into govern
nent the authority he has derived by that
rocess, accompanied by the instructions,
rishes, and principles of his constituents;
u vivify, supervise, check, control; to be
lisgraced by failures, and to wear the
aurels of success. Aided as lie neces
a rily must be by associates and agents of
is own selection, the lustre of tiir limi
ed spheres combines for the effulgence of
is bonndless one; and brilliant as the
ut.orlinate executions of duty may be
verything is so constitutionally ani es
entially dependent upon the oilspring of
he popular suffrage, and his truth to his
nission, that he rightfully bears the palm
chieved by united excellence. 'The
merican people will hereafter rank
mong the most effective achievements if
lie late President, the discrimination with
v hicli he chose, and the wisdom with
vhiich he iimipel led, the variously gifted
ounisellers of the Cabinet. * ** * *
The admtissiont of Texats ais a State of
lie Uin, u pon her acceptance of ce r
uin ternms, hiad been provided foir by a
Linut resolutions of Congress, paissedl but
biree days be-fore lie took~ the oath of of.
ice; and niothiung was Left to be donie buit
U expedhite the proeedhing, so us to fore
tall the perplex it ies which miight spriig
'romt foreign initermedduling; anti to matke
uch nuii ary a rranements as wouhIl
>rotect our new frontier fromii ntr oad.
l'huese dlutics were promiptly adskilltidly
I liarged . Thle people of T[exas lucid
Sconiveti on, remodleled theui r conast itu
in, submuitted it to lie inispectionu of Con.u
; ress, and became, by law, an inutegra .l
iart of our confederacy before the year
I should deemi it ill -tinmed a1(1nd mispla
ed to trace the causes, or to vinudicate
lie right anid thle expediency of tis exten.
ion1 of'our ipublic. Peuha ps a delbaut
>f the D~emocratic party at the election ini
lie of 18441 would have discouraged antd
hiwarted that movemient. Th'leir sueccess
>n the conitrary, proved how fixed a bold
t had uiponi the poptula r jiudgemuent; anid
reconnnitedied it to mtore liegisl ativye fhvor
hian it lie fore entjoyedl. Certuini it is, t hat
he incorporantioni tooik lalce only aufter the
will of the Amiericani people, andl the
senise of' the A mincn Congrcss, had beicn
estedl awl recorded aigreeab lly to theu form s
if' tihe Amtuericani Conistitution; and that
nvery niational functionaury, especiallhy the
c~are, thatl the laws be familhliu//1 cxrecual,"
was bound to apply his legitimate resour
e'es anmd pow~ers to its defence. Precdel
icta ry steps to the extent a uthuorized by
existing acts of Congress were taken, anid
it was hopied would overawe the asoma.
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.
A fter minute and graphic specification
of the distinctive neasures and results
which marked his aIthuinistration--show
ing they were founded in patriotism and
wisdom, he groups them in view by re.
capitulation. so as to leave upon the mind
a full impression ''of the prominent Iea
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
movemnents, his conduct of the war, his
free trade, his financial systein, his for
eign intercourse-whatever differences
of senti:nent may and must exist as to
the pruduce or expedicicy oflihir details
you cannot avoid feeling and confessing,
amid their broad bearings and progressive
aims, the prevading presence of a gener.
ous and genuine patriotism. I know no
thing so worthy of encomium and ac
knowledgenent as this sort of patriotism.
It is the only clement on whose buoyancy
can be safely confided the majestic argosy
of'the Republic, full-freighted with your
liberties, union, rights and flime.. It
should never fail to receive the encour
agenent of our applause in the living and
the homage of our gratitude in the dead.
It it worthy of remark that, on qiuitting the
I'resident ial oilice, he left nothing unlinished.
What he attemipted, lie didl. Illi measures
of policy were, one andi all urged, discussed,
adopted, carried out. practically, tested by
tuhe, and trimnplant in results, before he
reliniuished the helm to another hand.
Who needs evidence, will lind it. in his
pulse, that since the spring of 18.15, the peo
ple of the United States, their constitution,
sion me, resources, courage, and character,
have ass urned, to the wIhole world, a position
inre elevated and influential than was ever
before accorded or enjoyed.
Wh'lodoulbts that, from the same period,
their inancial credit has been constantly ris
ing, ntil their contracts and secunities, in
despite of the venouous defamnation with
which they were previously overwhelmed,
are now highest in the confidence of all
Who <pedtions, with sincerity, the einan
cipation of their currency, comnerce, busi
ness, strength, and elasticity, from a palpita
liog and i reinbling dependence upon the flue
tuting sceines of bank parlors and stock
Who isputes that. New Mexico and Cali
fornia are inexhiustable sources of bullion
capital, destined to augm went the wages, and
secure the independence of their labor, and to
swell the aggregate of their wealth beyond all
Who, in tine, does not firilv believe, that
the condition and attit ude in which .lr. Polk,
after toils that were tatal to himself, has left
his count ry, are ihe i o:,t etliet ive guarantees
for her proon~nged peace :iid happiiess!
In his personl deportient, ie was plair,
iairected, a l!hble, and kind. In no one res
pect, that I ati aware of, did be depart troni a
consistent siiiplicity if life and purity of
manners. Al I his h:,hits were exemplary and
regulated. lie was t em lerate, but inot unso
rial, iilustrinus but aiccessible, punctual
but patient, ioral without austerity. and de
votional thoughi not higoted. Accustoned.
throiugI a long service, to observe the diver
sities exhibited lby opinion on every subject,
ie was never surprised Jr provoked by any I
of its Ihases, into individiul intoeranie.
IIis ordinary intercourse ani associations
were eqiually respectul and cordial with the
frietils aid te tie loes of his polities. And I
iust he p3:ardonel for alding that in this gen
eralI aieuity t owardls his fellow-citizenus,
wvithouit dhst iictiont of party, or coiiditiion, or
piretenisioni, lie was aiided by a weidded part
ner, toi whiomi all who hi:nt t ho hapipiness to
knw hiir havi' united as with a single voice
m3 awaring that high andi atiectionate tributie,
won only birrepiroac hable conduct, intelli
gencie, gent'eess, miail virtue!
F"ello w- Cutziens! ! I whose carees, in
obiedieiie toyouiir eallt I have thus imperfect
ly traci'i, sanik, withI umurimiur.ng resigna
tionii, to his last rest at Nashiville ion the 7th .i
it. Juiie, siirrioundied hiv his dlearest friends,
andu amid~ the soul-iIasiing hopes and sane-'
tins ofi rhgiius tfaithI. To himi are now
alhke imhitferent thle prns andt the cenisure
ofi mien. II is ear, thai~t wont toi be so quiick,
is inimb aind heedlless-hi~s eve, that iashedl
with reciimoition~ iiver mmultitumdes, knows no
iine-iiit even tier n, ho gave himi birith, nor
hier whoii ch:iriiedl his lite; but though he be
as insensibile to your suit hing,. as thei co~ld sid
whliebi iovers his rielies, the voice of a just aiii
geneiirouis hiuianiity biids vout to depldore a hiss
ssigii:i, siisuieni, aind so pirmniatutre, T'he
te'ars -lied byv a iiat aoi in a piatriot's gerave
cannioit riahnima~iii th. idust wvitin; hut they do
grit ituide, andl thley' do fre'shien lie pursuiit of
a noible laiie' (aroliniani.
A N iW lheAt:.--- A hi thle rto uiiknowni
race of people hasi beeni dhiseci'erd, it is
said, ini the initerioir of' A frien. ITie meni
tituite iif the uisual chariacter oh negroes inl
tioni tup the, Whtite' Nile ini search of' igoll
ando thin'etilundlthis race' of' pueoplec-li'.
teenl hiudi il ut ofiwhom, a rmiedl to the tei'thi,
cameir downt tii the shoreii of'thei rivei' wheree
the vessil lay. Thle tinine of' the kiing
its ecapilt l'atenj~a. TIhey raise wheat,
tobacco etc., and mnumfact urIe thiei r 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
lie was the finest looking sherifl 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. Bryaa," said the affable Col. Gar
"I am happy to find you do," replied
the sher iff, "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 stoiies. 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 day I saw a
crowd moving out towards the Orange
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 B1urgruss 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.
"I'll go my pile," said raw-bones,
and drawing out the foot of an old stock
ing. lie shelled out twenty dollars.
The bear man covered the twenty and
the ring was again formed.
'Now, gentlemen said Chickasahay,
'I wishes it to be understood as how,
nobody goes inter this ring but inc 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 regard for his
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 car, keeping
his body side by side with his enemy,
so that the latter could not possibly
'Keep outen this ring, gentlemen,'
criod the owner of Ciash. 'Bring him
her-e, Cash !' Cash, by main for-ce
dragged the bear half around the ring,
without once exposing hlimself to the
furious blows of the animnial.
'Shiake him, Cash !' A gain, the
brave dog shook his foe, unitil the bear's
teeth fairly chattered with pain and
r-age. Still, Cash, by keeping yar-d
arm and yard arm with the bear, was
as safe as if he had been in his master's
The owner of the bear seeing that
his bear c'ould not bring his arms to
bear-, could not bear to see Cash bear
the bear- in such a barefaced manner,
and gave up the day.
'You give it uip,' said our man, 'Well
then, gentlemen, clar the ring-Cash
leaves when he (10 leave 'em. IHold
him, Cash! You say its my money,
no discounts, nor nothing ? Watch
your- time, Cash. Let go Cash !'
With a single spring, Cash was ten
feet beyond the reach of the bear's
'That's a right pert har',' said rawv
bones, 'but he ain't nigh such a one as
me and Cash has tuik. We got one
this fall as measured nine feet from
snout to tail tip.'
'That's a lie,' said the discomnfited
owner of the bear, 'you niever saw' a
bear that large in your life.'
'I hait ? Well, I'll go you these
here two twenty dollars on that branch
of the subject.'
'It's a bet,' said the bear mani.
'Well, conme down to George Davis's,
and we'll tr thne ae'
'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.- Vst Alabamian.
INCIDENTS OF THE WRECK OF THE
CIAILES 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; lie 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
sunburnt old sailor, with thirty years of
his service to look back to, and, as he
told us, the is sea first accident; he had
never buried a soul from any ship he
had commanded. The tears rolled
down his rough and sunburnt face as he
told us the scene before the vessel went
A Jack Tar, growing sick of his bus
iness, deserted his ship, went into the
the country, and hired himself to a
farmer. lie was immediathly set to
ploughing with a yoke of oxen and an
old mare called Jia. The sailor being
wholly unacquainted with the manage
ment of the tacks, sheets, and bowlines
of his old mare and oxen, in his first
attempt to put about missed stays, and,
by turning the yoke, threw Jin and the
oxen all down in a heap together.
Jack, frightened with the confusion,
bawled out for help. The farmer ask
ed, "what is the matter ?' 'Matter!
matter enough, by conscience,' replied
Jack, 'the larboard ox has got on the
starboard side-old Jin has got foul in
the rigging, and they are all going to
the devil stern foremost.
UNGonis BooT.-We once heard
f.om the lips of an old man of the Pu
ritanic school that, when brown top
boots were first introduced, he took.a
fancy to a pair, which he wore for a
Sunday or two, when, to his great sur
prise and annoyance, he was summoned
to a church meeting to answer for the
ungodly manner in which lie appeared.
on the Sabbath. The good man, with
the brown-tops, looked as if lie had been
charged wvith visiting Bartholomew
Fair. The elder gravely arose, and
stated tho judgment of' the church,
which i-an thus: "Should brother'
George Slater., again appear on the
L~ordl's day in ungodly brown-top boots,
he will be expelled from this chiurch,~"
Fitz Greene IIalleck gives the fol
iowing sumumar-y of late news from Eu
King~doms, to--day are upaide down,
' lhe casilt kn~iee~l before thne town,
A mnona~rch fears aprinter's frown,
A brickbat's rangce!
Five e, in prn'erennce to aeos
Five shilu ings channnge.
TIwo old gentlemen of our acq~uain
tance were complimenting each other'
on their habits of temnperance.
"Did you ev'er, neighbor," said one,
"see mue with more than I could carry?"
"No, indeed," was the reply, "not'
I. But I have seen you when I
thought you hiad better have gone after
W "WHAT SiIaa, WE EAT" is the
heading to an editorial article in a coun
try exchange. Manm ahive, wHY EAT
wArTs "soT" before you.-(?itaysvillo
"A SmosinmuE MAN.-'Well, Rob
ei't, is there any answer? Buttons: 'Yesr
'in. Mr. Jolliboy's compliments, ancd
he'll be blest if you catch him at a party
I this weather-unless you let him dance
Sin his shirt sleeves.'"
-IRoswell asked his oracle, Dr. Johns
son, "Is not love and delusion that is
alwavs beginning again."