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My w"ny own oh! breathes there one
B$ettheartsarer end lone,
hlikabot oeiJofe objeot'ieir? ' ; T
Wnoloplafr like tfcrf art'MMjl ".' ; 1 '
'Who dull to every nner ue,
. UT every soft affection cold,
s,;And5nhis, rery'tyouth seems eld! I
"Hough frequent cares my Blind enthrall,' ' '
is Could w. mke1 earthly weAh,'lone , J
Fair the iwet't belrie-s low I call '
,.M . i l. i- i ': i : My own! my ow'ni.'
JIol , Time may till; but speed to show
L Jer.(aUeif hopeVdclicious song,
And faany a sorrow! must know
:E&,'bh! iweetHraven.-may itbe lotog !
Ere those Hove from me are1 gone,
And life, a wildernesa hath grown,
And of earth's million's there is kont
.1.' ' 'il My owa!my ownl '
I, ,,-.. FRAGMENT..--.-.. t.:,
Amid the crowd there walked a youth, ;
.j. Whose heart seemed changed with wo;
His eyes were bent upon Ue deck,; r .
.His step war sad and slow; :!
It Was sot Unrequited lore, '. r-.
oNof disappointment's fruits, :'
That marked with care the cheek of youth
He couldn't find Ait booU.
v .,:wJWORK HER SLOW."
t... ..i .. .
' The traveller on our steamers hears this
wder till it . sometimes forms a permanent
eho in Lis mind, and whea he learns the
language of the' bell, which announces the
aaie,thiQg, the impression is much deepen
0&tJVor'Jk her tlow" rings in the ear of
t! mind,1 and associates' itself ' with other
things.' 'There . jpung man weary of
' tne tedium of; travel who has just taken bis
seat, at the card, table in the social hall ; at
i first -he plays far metre amusement : but soon
I lie1 Wgins to'leave-ihe rime,'" au4 when it
! is prnposea to piy lor liquor, ue const uxs
- rather than retire from the game. Fortune
and skill are with him and he beats. It is
no( suggested that .it would add interest
i te the game to have a small money stake,
Now young man j you are' In the gambler's
j channel; and Ohf, tbnt some voice, or lit
tlevtinkline bell,.' could say to you, "Work
her tuno" or you are wrecked. You will
i be a gambler soon. .
, A young maiden begins to love dress, and
indulges that Jove U the full measure of her
ability. That love increases by indulgence
abd may soon grow' beyond her means.
"fPork furrow,?. my dfau'ghter, ; or soon
your happiness may be, marred, by forced
seif-dejual, or you will purchase indulgence
at rice which brines ruin.. :' T
A bridal pir' are beginning when young
MiveM ineir tamer uvea wnen oia ana
riciw .nd; will, ..surely encounter i disgrace
nd smsery if some guardian spirit does not
wMs'f?V her ffot.." !- :
minever Vdu are 'trying a new chute,
wbea.tnere jure sandbars in your. course,
whaohere.are snags in your ohanneh when
many wrecks Ward you of danger, 'tvbrM
j -ism.. : i ! " ' "!':
Humenial omcj. Thefollowinff fin-
i Snmbeofyeang'. men noufieorngi e-
trtii?inXTidaWer; 2,S50,6f wfiich huve
actOlly fofed thefquS tioa,' and teen ac-
Nogbrf wfce aj'f"Isan.x1pim.:ta; pop ilh
qu4tiim, btf an'tsbrew npf their courage,
1,610. Number who have beew jilted, 85.
Number hunting for-fbrtunes, 2,349. j
KvinjUtr' f twtaiirin,ed'1ield-BatcniSlorV,
88wttcfft 66f'w3rA:avuig;!1 &5;
1h& 5PW!ff q.Me MJtiow to
marry again, 5. Number of widows, ditto,!
ditto, 306. .
1 irti. fiilf hjb kar actbally had
? kSJL4 ore r wiru ! ,' - . I
wo.wi "muuiw wuugg: in oreaa-
h lal Wf peasion, 1,640; of which have con
I JIM.) "Wii
cl'ddiad to'acceDti.SOS: of which' will" ask
her'mothef. l. " -"
Number 6f younladies in the 'market
with "metalic" charraes, , 147; of which
a jiip ajiar m each, whic(i have money
tM't4404 nltv.'t :- 'i, J' Ji ' ' "" oilvl
Number i of you" hp. ladies ' qualified to
mak' irodd wireJ, B.0;' bT' which 'would
of whicfi vsgre afUed In astronomy, 6,
S30; of wljicU aretIarnrd in the, (anguages
itiaai oi wnicn are aoie to spoil uietr, names,
662; of which know how, to waltz, 4,300;
of whiqh know 'how to use the spinningt
wheel, 40; f which kiow' how to spend
their husband s jnoney, b,b4U. . .
mod eiI . o.ii jici AN S. .
The following points from, the, spech of
B.'F.'Hallett, Esq., of Boston ahow up in
Snmtrable style the .gross inconsistencies,
miseraoie teriversaiions, inu uiicr
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lessness of piinciple of the Taylor, faction
mere is nun" in every point: , .;.
In short, the only rule., upon which an
honorable whig can support Gen. Tayjor,
is the rule of, contradiction., : They must
construe their candidate as, we are told to
interpret bad dreams, by onposites. ,
Ihey claim to be wines, and they sup-
port Uen., 1 ayior because He u not an ultra
whig, that is, not. enough of a whig to hurt
him. -' So the less whigery he has, the bet
ter he is for the whigs.
They are opposed to the. land indemnity
from Mexico, and go for Taylor because 'he
was in favor of taking seven of her pro vin
ces, up to the line of the Sierra Madret
I see, his letter to uen. Gaines.l . : , ,
They denounce the Mexican war as a
"God abhored war, and all engaged in it
as partakers in the-enme, and they support
Taylor because he has killed and captured
more ; Mexicans than any other oi . the
"criminals" engaged in that war. , ,
' ihey are the mends of peace and alraid
of another wai if Gen. Cass is elected,
who has been a friend of 'peace for thirty
odd years, and therefore they go for Taylor
because he has been like Gcliah of Gath,
"a man of warfrom his youth up! ' '
i bey insist upon liavuig a nortliem can
didate to humble the south, and are oppos
ed to a "northern man with southern prin
ciples:" aod therefore they take a southern
man with no principles at all. : .
lney firmly believe that the salvation ol
thepountry, depends upon the, whig. party,
and therefore they want a President who is
ra no party man ; who will have, no opinion
ot tiis own,, but will, e whig if , Congress
:: .'j "ten. j
is wjng; ueioocrauo ii vongresa is geino-
cratic ; abofatiouut if Congress is abolition
native American if Coneress is native Ame
rican ; and neither one thing nor the other
f-Ai 'Ci i it f n - -
u iue ; oenaie ana nouse oi . nepresenia-
tives happens to be divided.
In short, a sort of!, chameleon President,
who is jo take the hue and color of the
Congress be happens 4o light upon.
What did he tay LiddyPBg anew
Correspondent Good old Mrs. Call was
quite hard of hearing, being somewhat ad
vanced m years., Her daughter Lydia was
bonnie lass, who loved a good time, and a
knew well how' to eetit un ' Lvdiahad ar-
- a ,
ranged a junket, and the young' men .' and
maidens were all on tiahd; . among the rest
was the Genera!, then one of em. In the
midst jof the - fun in' popped old deacon
Li td see how tlie widow fared.- This was
a wet blanket upbit the merriment,' 4n'(J the
deacon hung on, till Lydia .was, all out
of patience. . She kept wishing and wish
ing be would go, but still he sat chatting
with the widow on things above and things
below,' but-by' and by, be gets, up to depart,
; Oil Deacon, deacon," said Mother, Call,
"don't think' of going before tea! "Oh do
stop, o tea, wont your ,.; ; ,n i
Tbf deacon, so strongly : urged, ! replied
WanlTCtheriUMufc i will, ks ' the folks,
ill wot expect mi? nproe before' Aafk.' ' : ' 1
-nrnaiaiu ne say, xyaiar tuu tot wia
t Lydia hfd ,a readjjnswer.Trfha .taysbe
ill not to-day, as the .folks . expect bus
home before dark! -Why how deaf you do
row, BVPthef c"l.t-1 i: '.-..vj;t
;014 welloeaye seme btheVday, Deacon',
now;do,!wphtybu?, said 'Mdtliir5 Call as
she "bowed the; Deacon bat.
J&fowk M'llidjAef .way
through I'll warranL"-Jau.
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.'United W Stand DiripKD.WB,FAjui,j;
pike county.1 Missouri, mon:
;:;the; dead sea,
lit.' Maury has given iu tlie last. South
em LiterarV Messenger, some account of
the progress made by Lieut. LynchTs ex
ploring party. -Hi . - -
la their march to Lake - iiberiasj. their
boats had to be ,. transported over the .most
formidable mountain gorges and heights,
and to be lowered1 down precipices with
ropes.-''--'"' Ui-u-urv.. -a f
mi i . 1 m a .i . wa lw . ,
t i vi at sin oi April, tne two r anniesif r n-
ny Mason and, Fanny- Skinner we're Xse
naraes pf.Uie boats employ e4 ip thetW-J
tuidu,j eacn wiiit me American ensign oy-j
ing, were upon the beautiful blue waters of
the Sea of (ialilee. Just as the apaustles
saw it when our Saviour said ta it; -Pce,
be still," this little band of rovers now be
held it. .,. : ... ii , ! til . -i ! i -i T
The navigation of the Jordan was found
to be most difficult and dangerous from its
frequent and fearful rapids'.' Lt. Lynch
solves the secret of the depression between
lake Tiberias and the dead Sea by the tor
tuous, course of the Jordan, which, in a
distance of sixty miles, winds throngh a
course of two hundred miles.. Within this
distance Lt. Lynch and his party plunged
down no less than twenty-seven threaten
ing rapids; besides many others of less de
scent. The difference of level between
the two seas is over a thousand feet.
The water of the Jordan was sweet to
within a few hundred yards of its mouth.
The waters of the sea were devoid of smell
but bitter, salt and nauseous. Upon en
tering it, tlie boats were encountered by a
gale, and 'it seemed as if the bows, so dense
was the water, were encountering the
sledge hammers of the Titans instead of
the opposing waves of an angry sea."
Ihe party proceeded until thev reached
the southern extremity of the sea, ; where
the most wonderful sight that they had yat
seen awaited them. ', .
In passing the mountain of Uzdom ( Sod
om ) we unexpectedly, and much to our as
tonishment, says Lieut. Lynch, saw a large
rounded, turret-shaped column, facing
south east, which proved to be of solid
rock sal, capped with ; carbynate of line,
one mass of crystaiizauon.
The party circumnavigated the lake, and
returned to their place of departure.
1 he bottom of the northern half of this
is almost an entire plain. ' ' ' '
the deepest soundings thus far are 188
fathoms, ( 1,128 feet.) Near the shore the
bottom is generally an incrustation of salt,
Ihe southern half ;of the sea is shallow
as the northern one is deep, and for. about
one fourth of its entire length the depth
does not exceed three fathoms, (18 feet.)
Its southern bed has presented no crystals,
but the shores are lined with incrustations
of salt, and when we landed at Uzdom, in
the space of an hour, our footprints were
coated with crystalization.' "
The opposit shores of the' peninsula, ' and
the west coast present evident marks of
There are unnuestionablv birds and in
sects upon the shores, and ducks are some
times upon the sea, for we have seen them
but canpot detect any living thiBg within
it. l teel sure that the refulUof this sur
vey will fully sustain the scriptural account
of the cites of the plain.,:
.The Jordan, although rapid and, impet
uous, is graceful in its winds, and fringed
with luxuriance, while its waters are sweet,
clear cool and refreshing. , . -. - , :
They found the summit of the west bank
of the Dead Sea more than .1,000 feet above
its surface,1 and very, nearly on a level
with tlie Mediterranean,
The bottom uf the Dead Sea forms two
submerged plains, an elevated and a de
pressed one. The first, ' its southern part,
of slimy mud covered by a shallow bay; the
last, its northern & largest portion, of mud
and incrustations and rectangular, crystals
ot salt. , . .
The slimy ooze,' says Lieut.' Maury,
upon that plain, at the bottom of the Dead
sea, will not fail to remind the saered lusto
rianof the slime 'pits,' in the vail, where
were joined in battle, four kings with five.'
A Strktchsr. There is an old story
told of a man who went into a swamp to
cut' wood, with, a horse harnessed with
green hide1. Cutting a log and trimming it
to raj purpose, be tacked bis none to it and
started for home a half a mile off, ; whist
line en his, wav : hut when he arrived there,
he found So his surprise:, thaf -the. Jog: had
not started an irich-the green hide haying
stretched the whole distance ! , He thbiight
he would not gd back uritil -the morning,
and secured the harness to the post, but in
the night the harness ,catxaqted, and draw
the loe to thie rerv soot where he had wish-
1 A'wagHo'ld oi tti:otle day.hat half of
the lawyers lira1 withoat a' eiasfr and:' die
., -'!,'u-j-'T ' fcvl v!?..T ,t.-,t-.?.-'i-i iwwrnt Ul
in- life K:mm tea
'. Kigali ttJicJa V tJaM uu,n
tx-r ."'.'"U"' i' '-
;t?t hi U: M!ii:-u-ni at" lit " -
.v;j DE?PJiaATIQN, ,.tUA--:iii
Some time ago,a wonderfully bashful youfeg
Minister, in the middle part of Ohio, paid a
visit to, a fair maden whom he had seen but
once,' arid" tliaVto know and love her. "
terine the room, f for there was but 'one in
tliehoUse) ha timidly bowed' aad- seated
himself in the corner by the bue fireplace,
in full view of, the enchantress. , Strange
were his feelings he could not for, bis life
utter a sentence. She sat waiting for sal
stations; but he, poor feTlowj; could drf noth
ing but look & then drop his yes.';Tbus-they
looked confoundedly . contused hes grasp
in? the tongues, crossing his lees, twitch-
mg ins panis ana opening ins mouiu inai ii
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mignt oe niiea. uui no every tuea naa
vanished; his mind was blank and his soul
too big for utterance. ' At last with the hot
blood rnshite to his face, and the tongs
between his haqds, be extended .them,. to
wards her, wide spread, and shutting them
togetner he thus eloquently remarked,.
Loos' otJT, on I'll sni !" ;
MATRIMONY.' J , '
Theie will be a great deal'of marrying
and giving in marriage this fall. ' Indeed,
the happy pastime , has already become a
serious one in extent only. We advise
both sexes to be on tlie alert, for jusjt as
certain as a snuffer to a candle, all the girls
or all the men we don't know which, Will
be married and out of the way before the
year is out. : A war of extermination in a
match-making sense is .going on, and
loneliness be unto those who. do not feel
aud acknowledge its influence. That heads
of families are wide awake no one can doubt
wtinnailllha fnllnninn. -!. . I "I l! Ml
Mr. Smithson wished to take Miss Brown
ly to the opera. . He bad been on terms of
intimacy with the family for about five
years, but "never spoke of love;", on . the
contrary he had frequently declared his in
tention of leading a bachelor's life. - One
mo ruing be put bis hand to the bell-nandle
aud was admitted. .'i ,.
Oh, James,' exclaimed Miss Jane, 'where
have you kept yourself so long?' . .
This took Smithson, a little aback, for he
had spent the preceding evening with the
family. - Before he could answer, however.
Jane's brothers and sisters (eight or ten in
number) had gathered about him. . Sum-
uiuuing mi ins courage, ne saiu
'1 have come to ask you ' .
Not here, James not now oh !' '
fThat is,' stammered Smithson, if you're
not eneaeed ' :!. u ;i i.
Oh! oh! water quick.'
What's that,' inquired her father, who
says she's engaged ?"'."''
I did'nt mean" said Smithson. in con
fusion. ; : ' .-: i .- ! .:: " ! '
Of course not, continued Mr. Brownly,'
you could'nt suppose. such a thing,, when
you've always been our favorite !'
Then advancing and taking poor Smith
son's hand, he said 1 !j
Take ber, my boy, she is a good gtrl and
loves you to distraction. May yon Doth be
as happy as the days are long .
Thereupon mother and children crowded
npon Smithson and wished him much joy,
and company coming in at the moment, the
anair was told to them as a profound se
cret. So Smithson got a wife without pop
ping the question, and. almost before he
i l : ir u.. t .i ? ,
anew iv nimseu.. duiwc cannoi neip minK
ing he was hurried into matrimony. Phil
adelphia jity Item,
The (Xoinion of Henrv Clau on Elevat
ing Military Chieftains to ihe Presiden
cy "Regardless of all imputations, and
proud of the opportunity of the free and
unrestrained intercourse with ail my eUow
citizens, if it were physicalfy possible, and
compatible with my official duties, I would
visit every state, go to every town and ham
etj address every nan in the Union, and
entreat them, by their love of country by
their love of liberty for, the sake of them
selves and their posterity in the. name of
their venerated ancestors in "the name of j
the human family, deeply interested in the
fulfilment of the trust committed to their
hands by all the past glory we have won
by all that awaits us as a nation, if we
are true and faithful, in gratitude to, nun
who has hitherto so signally blessed us, to
pause solemnly pause and contemplate
the precipice which yawns before us. If,
indeed, we have incurred 'the Divine ' dis
pleasure, and if it be necessary to chastise
this people with a. rod of vengeance, I
would humbly prostrate myself before Him,
and implore Him, in His meroy, to visit
our. favored land with war, with pestilencaJ
with famine, with any scourge, other than
military rule, or a blind and heedless enthu
siasm for mere military renown.
Just CompanionVlhj is -a ship like a
tfejshop-ke'epei ? "-Because a puff 'hefpiher
VUT WOT TUT VV
eura storv eoinsr the rotfnai W sj&jaa
freja atl sad, futaoeistia'taeal adartnmp
UpecbeS. which, antly illustrates--Get.
Taylor's feciHiafly mild fIroTjfhigJtexr,
that ii jniVht iMfre witi1xtinttffLA till
lafUt'tJie eleotioofae tUatiii jmSIf
ut ntrageuauuy .wblg' JaylontsaV tWfa
it is t Htto V wie si Vmw. iAi .
A traveler, after riding sv loSg 'dkfeWe,,
came to a tavern,!, U at3d and SZicW
ed the oldlaaySffthTiaVroom tfctv Wsi
horse ntAi arid US hih .at&rts of .
I am sorry to iafotu jou hav no n
oatsJsMdthweliMTVihiV utrt .
Then give liiS some com,r rv
'Well, ay ?AA .'y tive him a litUe
fal and sonre hay-V' i .
Oh & slrleVigy he lleMes."" .
w ill y pu let b4 taniTm the yard wat
ont any thing ?" ' InodfreS the disappoiateU
traveler. "'' io .'. i'if 7 . w
Now bAtMt aJaU iot t
enp of e,-30i iltit veu. vrw
: 'Hot rolls! hohorHwhat, air? and etof-
fee steak! Weereeirt of Vnrgtf.' " .
Then brine meottld-'waiaaa,' continued
thetrayelef., , i;.v.T u;'. .-. -nt
There is nothinor of the kind in our hnnae.
sir don't keep'em!",'' ,'. , ' ."'. ,
" IshbuTd UkVaslas'J o'f ofandy.; "
Ain't got ahy'of thatW!- ," ""Vl"1
i Well new, my good lady, 'continued the
traveler, ,you don t appear td keep any thins
.Yes we do, indeed!'
mat?'-'- ':: y
-s t4 V llt'.i.'SIf
i Altai was a tavern, out -nor air vara
tavern u-n i.l :r.ll;K'A iti.s-.ilrn3it
' . i ; -... t.i
yl il.lii I i! '1 ' I I I I II U ' H.B 7.W
,i U" Why is one of the steamboats? now
employed in ; the : Cincinnati and Louisville
mail line like Gen.. Taylor! ;' i.noii
,,'Becaate she is the regular JVuminee
. And why again? iw-.v wl ..-i;!j-.Ji '
.. Because she is run for "availability,'? the1
wates being too -'low for larger and' better'
bpats, miV.-;!i!; (..-; i : oft i i-i -H
Andtagaia? o-.ii-, ui iV :r$
Because a great many -persons supports
her quite reluctantly, land doj so ionly be-
cause they cannot do any better' ;.'ni
--.And again flu i'h- j.w-i.ii!) --ir-v5rt
; Because ihe b willing' ? ts be supported
by 'whigs, democrats, or natives." ' :(
: And again !.-. P '-,:!i-f i.-.m L-j
.. Because, by turns,' she adheres to "freeV
soil," (landing on the north side of the riv-1
er,) and slave territory," (landing bo tho
south side of the river.) .' y tT ,i.il
i And agaia? fi ; --'t '! noi'..;-ifc -i!
Because she' cannot fin very well.''-''-'-'
i And finally? : ;:. f-m-- l- !;: '. ,-nil
t Because in November next she-will 'lie7
withdrawn, put aside,'and soon be forflet'
ten as ever having occupied 1 her present;
position Madison Coitrieri '' 1 ' ,,;
.i -.vi-.it fit i i i ' m.iii 1 '' '" !;i,q
Oriental Lerend. Every' mani 'an
Eastern legend says, ,4has toangeLkoaeap
on bis right shoulder and, one i upon, hiajefm
When he does anything good,, the angel qn,
his right shoulder writes it do wn and seals
it; because what is once well done, is dbneJ
forever.; Wnen he' does evil the angel' trpt"
on his left shoiDder writes - it . down, buf
does not seal it He waits until: midnight, t
If before that time. the man. bows down.
his bead and exclaims,' "Gracious Alia! , I
have sinned! forgive me!" the angel rubs
it out; but if not, at midnight he seals, it and
the angel upon his .right shoulder weeps. ' I
N. P, Wills describes . a girl ha.jnei)
somewhere! as 'a .tall figure, like, a t womaq, ;
in two syllables connected by a hyphen at
the waist." " 1 ' '
The Brooklyn1 dogs are cunning canines;
one of therri was chased by the killers the
other morning; when he rushed into a store1
where muzzles are sold, thrust his nisei in
to one. and nuttinir.an extra curl to, bis tail. ,
stood at the door and barked his defiances.
- ; ., ' - - . y ;, i.i J-ilifW
Drop a line, if you wish to see me,' , as
the fish said to the angler. ," - ..
. .- . wi : L -,0 i- i' .uiyi.il
He who fogefs the fountain from wtac,n
he drank and the tree under which he cam-.
boled in the. days of his youth, if a stranger;
to the, dearest impression of. the human
Ian. . . . i . . i
.. : ; 1 .-i::l t'l fc--..ivtil TllS
Who says military qualifications alone is ,
inry Clay1.'', Who says Taylor has no oth-
qunlificatidnV 'tj.ntef' Wenster:'iV
! The difference of 'ipinibni ahoAd' never
destrby friendshi 'noT 'any 1 iocial. 'ter-i
couraa ' l,'n-i' '"? j 'i''i itu.j-iul
-.ibv-. U vi it'll i!n "?!! ;)'.- Ii ikilT ,rg
Ji Fo&teiti6 En>iL!It benefilj3
Taylor is not bound' hy' the icUo-oJ1 W