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MaHSH ALL COUNTY REPUBLICAN
AND FREE TRADE ADVOCATE.
VOL. I
THE REPUBLICAN & ADYOCATE,
19 rtlBLIMIKD BT
ROBERT L. PEGUES & GEORGE P. HOWE,
ur .1. ,.,.,. .niuat Spbixgs. Marshall conn
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MJOB WOHK mutt be paid for ondelivery.
rnon nticKwoon's Mir,szm!:.
Micmui), in hi) description of an Egyptian funeral pro
cession, which he met on his way to the cemrary oflto
ette, says: "The procession we'snw pass, Mapped bebre
certain houses, and sometimes receded a few jfcpa, I win
told that the dead stopped thus before the ('.tors o- their
friends, to bid tliem a last farewell, nd brfore those of
their enemies, to effect a reconciliation bef ire they parted
for ever." Correspondence it Orient, par JM. M.. Mch.iup
rt Poujoitlat.
THE LAST JOURNEY,
Slowly, with measured tread,
Onward wc bear the dead
Tu his long home.
Short grows the homeward road,
On with your mortal load,
Oh, Grave! we come.
Vet, yet ah! hasten not
Past each remembered spot
Where lie hat i been;
Where late he walked in glee,
Therefrom henceforth to be
Never more teen.
Yet, yet ah! slowly move
Bear not the form we love
Fast from our sight
Let the air breathe on him,
And the sun beam on him,
Last looks of light.
Rest ye set down the bier,
One he loved dwelleth bei
Letthedcad lie
A moment that door beside,
Wont to fly open wide
Ere he draw nigh.
Hearken! be speaketh ret
"Oh, friend! wilt thou forget
(Friend, more than brother!)
How hand In hand we've gone,
- i. . 1 1 l ; .. nnu
jiU lo each oilier .'
"Oh, friend! I go from tnee,
Where the worm feaiteth free.
Darkly to dwell.
.. Glv'st thou nonarting kiss?
icitfi.' IS it uuLue iu ibii.
Oh, friend, farewell'"
Vplift your load again,
Take up the mouruina; strain!
Pour the deep wail!
Lo! the expected one
To bis p ace nasteth On
Grave! hid him hail.
Yet, yet ah! slowly move;
Bear not the form we love
Fact from our sight
Let the air breathe on him,
And the sun beam on him
Last looks of light.
Here dwells his mortal foci
Lay the departed low,
Even at his gate.
Will the dead ipeak again?
UltVing proad bouts and vain.
Last words of hate'
Lo! the cold lips unclose
List! List! what sounds are thoar,
Plaintiveandl?
-Oh thou, mine enemy!
Come forth ! look on me
Ere Mice I go.
"Cur not thy foeman now,
M.rk! on his pallid brow
Whose seal it set!
Fard'ning I past thy way
Then wage not war with clay
Pardon forget."
Now hit labor's done!
Now, now the goal is won!
Oh, Grave! we come.
Seal op this precious dust
Land of the good and just,
Take the sou! home!
ii can wiin nii tu
MR. VAN BUREN.
We are reminded of the votes of Mr. Van
Buren to extend the tjght of sufferagc to ne
groes, while a member of the New York
Convention, and, also, of his vote on the
Missouri question.
In the Convention of New York an effort
wa made to admit the negroes to a free suf
frage. This Mr. Van Buren resisted, and ad
vocated a property qualification of two
hundred and fifty dollars, which was adopt
ed. Ihis was the utmost that could be done
There was a large majority in the Convention
resolved on admitting the negroes to vote
Mr. V. B. effected all that could be done by
obtaining the adoption of a property qua
jjgjo, which in fact excludes nearly all
,l Jl -w from a vote in New York, for
-ullT " loudly censured by the
wijicn no is no.
tinnicte
.l. n.fi.1.,,' ouostion formed
XJ.3 vote oil tm. iu.na.iu.. tty
J ..i o 'T. ""..! . ...7 : to
1 or oenate, aim wis j. iven m uut,i
the undivided wishes of his district.
this sJEalt above ;Hon. He gave an
:.r i ua . i.;tn:,nro'a!
to
e!o
. ... , . rju.. r i. in
liy Ulll IUI m ...
District of Oolumbia. He has always ex
pressed the utmost abhorrence of thesohemfs
of the abolitionists in every shape. H i
known to be. and recocnized by thnm oi
.their enemy. Mr. Clny is hailed as their
friend, as the advocate of gradual emancipa-
1 tion, of the reception ol their petitions, anti
js the presidera oi tne colonisation society.
.nimssipnan.
The elegant new steam ship Natchez
Capt. Story, of nearly 1000 tons b irthen
has sailed from Baltimore for New York
The Natcbes is the largest sieam vessel M
be United Slates.
HOLLY SPRINGS, MISS., SATURDAY, AUGUST 4, 1838.
HISTORY OF Tlin FIRST BoWIE KsiFB.
wairrix ar iTacu.
The following conceit appears in the
New York Transcript. Whether or not
the sketch is faithful to the original, we
leave to our readers to judge:
I owe my existence to Rsin Bowie. My
fir.-t feats were among the bears. And thetiy
ing growls of many a one after a fierce con
test, attest my science and courage. But I
pass over (for the present) this preface to a
far more glorious career, and come to the
time when, as Lrd Byron says, '! awoke
one morning and found myself faniou.:,"
The following is the history o( the part I took
in the first affair of honor between two.yi
tk,ncn. Col. .Imnes Bowie, the brother to
Itasifl Howie, had a trilling dispute with u
neighbor, which tbey resolved lo settle in
an tonontbk wdyl They exchanged two
siiots wjii'.ont erlect. James hearing of the
colubat, vwitli genuine fraternal affection, has
tened villi me, (wo had always boon inscp-
arable co -rmnions) to the assistance of his
brother. We arrived just as the second shot
had been exchanged. In single combat the
exchange of shots twice without injury, al
ways prove tne parlies genaenwa. Accor
ding to the laws o! honor, thefore the affair
might now have been settled. But Basin
Bowie.gi-aieful.for my services in destruction
of the bears, wfshed now to give me more hon
orable work. And I, feeling a strong affec
tion for the whole Bowie family, thirsted for
the blood of the Col's, aotagomsl. Torouali
tho persuasion and kind otfi'ies of Resin, the
contest was renewed. He presented me to
the Col., whose antagonist had the assistance
only of an ordinary butcher knife my groo
ved two edged point soon proved my supe
riority. I entered the body of my friend's
antagonist to the hilt, and was bathed in the
sweet warm life blood of his heart. When
the Col. withdrew me I knew that this was
my Christian baptism, and that Bowie Knife
would be immortal, i leoked in unspeak
able triumph at the agonized play of the
muscles of the dying man's face, at the con
vulsive auiveringoflhe lips, at the life blood
fast bubbling through the passage I had
made in this my first thrus for immortality.
1 watched till the last death sob and glazed
eye announced the work finished. But even
yet my triumph was not complete! L saw
the wife 1 had made a widow, and the chil
dren 1 had made fatherless and left to an un
feeling word without a protector, bewailing
wiih franlic lamentations their bereavement.
Then my triumph was complete. Suddenly
I received the gilt of second sight, and look
ed onward; but what I saw, and what ex
ploits 1 afterwards performed, I may here
after tell.
still the abst rbing theme in the Philadelphia
Journals. But oilier mountain creeks (in
England they would be rivers,) have since
had iheir flood, also. The Bushltlin, oooord
ing to the E.st (Pa.) Whig rose to a torrent
Sunday night, sweeping away three dams,
and fences, bridges, &c. in every direction,
emtying distillery yards of their pig pens
and in one instance taking up a stable bodily
with three cows in it, and landing the whole
concern safely on an island about 400 yards
distant. The Hollidsysburg Register gives
a fearful !"d almost sublime description of
the great inundation which overwhelmed
Gnysport on the Juniata on the 19th:
The clouds which had been floating about
the ridces of the allechanv for some days,
dispersed in the early part of that evening,
but seem to have collected again, and about
midnight visited our country with a storm,
which for violence and destructive effects is
without a paralled in the recllection of our
inhabitants.
It rained as though the floodgates ot the
skies had been drawn, and the water of the
great deep were poured out upon our devo
ted country. The sceue was ternnc. ine
horizon was biasing with deep red flames
of sheeted lightning, and the crashing peals
of thunder reverberated in awful grandeur a-
mong the mountains. Within the short
space of half an hour the torrent had swol-
en to such an immense volume trtat '.'ays-
port and its inhabitants must have been
involved in one common vortex of destruc
tion, but for the breeches which were, fortu
nately, made at several points in the em
bankment of the railroad, which gave the
water space to spread.
One store was crushed to atom's against
the viaduct. The water suddenly rose 14
feet, reaching above the doors up to the 2nd
stories and here manv fled and were saved.
The neighhorr, at Hollidaysburg, the other
side the river, looked on the trightlul torrent
but could n"t strech the hand of relief.
All seemed terror and alarm. Cries and
shouts and exclamations, and ringing of bells
might now and then be heard on the winds,
mingled wit)- the roaring of the furious flood,
and the crashing ol the deep toned thunder.
Three persons perished.
The inhabitants in despair silently looked
0" the ravages of the raging flood, as it ruh
d am? 0,'ceu' 'n 'ts w ft'T sweeping
I s 'ha'fri 'to08' horses and men, in ln-ed-i
i' j,',,.rimlnate confusion, until a-
! -;,id shifted to the Vrth, and soon alter
,he : '.ioh for three hors haddescend-
ura,n',u-Nn in sheets, abau'd. and not
edlromtheNo.,. . ,ether. Thecal
long after ceased alto. fi ocock m
tamed its greaost hight aix..
the morning and very soon began w
,-ind fell as ranidlv as it had risen.
The loss of property and houses is not so
tnivn m miirht hnv heen imagined from
fho fury of the flood. The railroad how
jver, is greatly damaged; but the travel from
liavsoort to Pittsbure is uninterrupted, as
the flood was confined to the eastern side of
tho mountain.
A SAILOR IN WOMAN'S CLOTHES
But I wan't safe yet; so I claps on a suit
of Suke's duds over my own gear, and be
ing but a little chap, with some slutching,
and letting out a reef or two here and there,
I sot mvsail all snualv bent, and claoued a
cap with a thousand little frills round my face,
and a straw harricane-house of a bonnet as
big as a Guineaman's Caboose, over all, with
a large black wail hanging in the brails down
afore, and my shoes scandaled up my leg;,
so that 1 made a good looking wench. Well
I bid all hands good bye. hnke piped her
evert bit; but, Lord love, we'd made our
calculations o matrimony, and got. the righl
bearings and distance, and she was to join
me at Portsmouth, and we were to -make a
long splice of it off hand; but theu, poor
thing! she thought, mayhap, I might be
grabbed and punished. Up comes the coach,
but the fellow wouldn't heave to dirtfctly,
and, Yohoyl' says I, giving him a hail.
'i -fiing u Portsmouth, ma'am?' says he,
throwing all back, and coming ashore from
nis crali.
To lie sure I am,' says I. 'What made
you carry on in that fashion, and be d d
"to you! Is that all the regard you have
for the sex?' says 1.
'Would you like to go inside, ma'am?' says
he, opening the gangway port.
'Not a bit of it,' says I: stowaway your
damaged slops below, but give me a berth
'pon deck.' . :
'Werrygood, ma'am,' says he, shutting
the gangway port again; 'will you allow me
to assist you up?'
Not by no manner o' means,' says f,
'Why, what the devil do you lake me foit
to think the captain of a frigate's maintop
can't find his way aloft?'
'You mean the captain of the maintop's
wife,' says Susan paying me back the pinch
I gave her.
'Ay, ay, my precious,' says I; 'so I do, to
be sure. God bless you! good bye."
Here I go like seven bells half struck! car
ry on my boy, and I'm blessed if it shan't be
a shinder in your way! And so we takes
our berths, and away wo made sail, happy
go lucky, heaving to now and then just to
take in a sea-stock; and the governor had two
eyes in his head, and so he finds out the lat
itude of the thing, but he says nothing; and
we got safe through the barrier, and into
Portsmouth, and I lands in the street before
they reaches tho inn, for, thinks I to my
self, I'd hotter get beartlied here for to-night,
and go abroad to-morrow morning.
THE BRIGHT LITTLE NEEDLE.
BI WOODWOBTII,
The gay belles of Cuhion may boast of eiwlling
In waits or cotillion at whist or quadriHet
And trek admiration by vauntingly telling
. efitjauaJ.,.-- 'vJ-'' -rtiTu'uj.Vw' -V'Jl- . ,
llut give me the lair one, in country or city,
Whose home and its duties are dear to her heart,
Wlio cheerfully warbles some sweet rustic ditty,
While plying the needle with exquisite art.
The bright little needle the swift little needle,
Tw i' . M - Alffetfl h- u Billy and art.
If Love hive a potent, a magical token,
A talisman ever resistless and true
A charm that is never evaded or broken,
A witchery certain the heart to subdue
Tis this and his armory never has furnished
So keen and unerring, or polished a dart,
, Let beauty direct it so pointed and burnish 'd,
And oh! it it certain of touching the heart.
Be wise, then, ye maidens, nor seek admiration,
By dreising for conquest, and Birting with all-,
You never, whate'er be your fortune or station,
Appear half to lovely at route or at ball,
As piiy couvencd ata work covered table,
Each cheerfully active and playingiler part.
Beguiling the task with a song or a fable,
And plying the ueedle with exquisite art.
Honor among rogues is an old maxim; but
the banks seem to have forgotten even this
small portion of faith. They hold it is right
for one knavo to defraud another, and have
commenced cozening each other according.
It will be recollected that the banks in
this State have been active during the past
season in buying cotton, and shipping it to
Mr. twiddle's nous in Liverpool, lor winch,
the latter, it wjft supposed, would furnish
an abundance of exchange. It has been as
certained, however, that Mr. Biddle has
gone into market and purchased a very
large amount of Mississippi bunk paper, at
a discount of from 25 to 50 per cent. What
does Mr. Biddle intend to do with this mon
ey! The answer is, that ho has purchased
it for the purpose of paying off his debt lo
the cotton banks, with their own paper, at
par. What then will become oi this ex
change!
Thus it appears that the State banks, af
ter all, have only been' operating for the
benefit of Biddle. They beat the bush and
he catches the bird,. Ho is the lion, and
they the jackass, and the people the prey.
But who suffers the loss of this heavy dis
count an the bank paper, which flows into
the coffers of Mr. Biddle? The answer is
obvious. First, all those who sell colton to
the banks, secondly, all who, in consequence
are compelled to take this depreciated paper
in tho course of business. Thus the product
of the rounntrv, the labor of the people, is
taxed for the benr-fit of a few corporations,
i he principal of which is a foreign institution.
That such is to be the result of this cotton
operation, ttie recent conduct of the Girard
bank, in paying off tho Vicksburg bank in its
own paper, is a conclusive proof, when ad
ded to the fact of the purchase of our mon
ev hv Mr. Biddle. What else can ho do
with" it?
How long will the people suffer themselves
to be taxed and humbugged bv this bank par
ty Three months will not elapse before
all tfid banks, except those of Mississippi
will be pav'.'Do 8Pcie, but when this event
i take place, ' beyond the calculation
v -A: not in the secrets of our banks.
The? have no Confidence
manifested by their Wising .. - -ing
each other's paper. Distress attl calam
ity have not vet .-ommenced in this state.
1 ' Miuwpptan.
THE LATEST YANKEE TRICK,
Three French Officers and six men captur
ed by three American Tars.
Tho town was all agog the whole of yes
terilay afternoon, in consequence of ihe ar
rival ot the schooner Lone, Cant. Clark, of
this port, from Matamoras. having on bojrd
in apparent captivity, three French naal
officers and six men." Every body we diet
had such a droll chuckle and grin on liis
countenance, that it was somo time before
we could understand what it all meant.
However, went aboard, saw the mate, and
received from him the particulars of the af-
lair, at. lotiows: 1
Tuc Lone left this city some time (since
with a valuable cargo for Matamoras. She
succeeded in getting into port despite pf tho
blockadej but in attempting to returi was
tiaptuted by the boats of a French brig or
war the four sailors ami u passenger were
placed oa boated the (J. S. sloop of war
v'lMdalia; and Uapt. Clark, the mate and
. ;i vnrd were allowed to remain on board.
a ptuc crew took cnargo ot fier, consisuti
ot a lieuttnanviuarter master, captain of the
loretop and six tmilors, nine in all and thus
rigged out,-the prize was despatched to ihe
French admiral at Vera Cruz. This capt tire
&e. took place on the 25(h or SJSth of June
ihe mute (oes not remember which, as he
had not the log convenient when we saw him.
After getting every thing in leadiuess
they proceeded ou their way to Vera Cruz.
The French were sirngers, not acquainted
with the currents, the coast, tue Northers,
&c. and the Yankee prisoners blarneyed
them, that they struck much farther to the
eastward than was necessary and actually
made a mistake of three degrees in their
reckoning. The Yankees, however, knew
where they were and what they were about,
and kept dark.
At length on the morning of the oai7i
of July, about 4 o'clock, the three American
tars commenced their celebration by a bold
stroke for independence, when they were
only 30 miles from Saoriacious where the
French squadron lay. Capt. Clark, the
mate and steward were all on deck. They
first tiwk the precaution to lock the door
of the cabin, thus fastaning in the lieut. com
mand) r, and putting the batch over the
forecsitle the captain then went up to the
man ft the wheel, ind placing his finger in
such way as to resemble a listo!, swore
he would blow his brains out if he did not
insiatly put the helm down. The fellow
obeyed, and was tied. Three others, who
were on deck, were also "lit ou," tied down
and secured. The other four who were in
the forecastle, were ordered up, and as they
came up one by one, they also were tied.
The iricolored flag was taken down, the stars
.Ti'drod Ipfa VVCie !Uu iiui-'. Xi L ajuin
Olailt, alter thus so completely re-tauing
his vessel without bloodshed, with a force
of three men against nine, resumed ' the
command and shaped his course fur this port
with his prisoners strung together like so
many dried apples, where he arrived yester
day at two o'clock.
These three gallant fellows appear to have
met with but little resistance. They were
determined to have possession of 'the ves
sel. This we paesume, the Frenchmen
perceived at the commencement of hostili
ties, and conclodej that it would be as well
to submit with the best grace possible.
The prize was WOrth about $25,000 of
which $15,000 was in specie and the re'
mainder in hides. This was too paltry a
matter to fight for, and we think it was
well enough that the blokaders disdained lo
shed blood for such a trifle.
The Lieut. Commandant, we understand
retained possession of the papers of the Lone
but whether he has yet given them up to the
Custom House officers, we have not learned.
At all events, we cannot think that any na
tional difficulty will grow out of the affair.
Our French friends should forget it all, or
only laugh at it as a cute trick of a nature
which the Yankees are always up to. It is
i ideed a most lauuiiable ioke, to think of
three men capturing ninel i, O. Pic.
tOThe war cry of the Feds for a long time
has been "down with the otiice hoiaerst" anu
the lato administration was cursed from
Maine to Florida, because it filled offices
with those it believed most worthy of confi
dence, but it could not do things in the
quick style ot the reds now a-uays. ine
Rhode Island Legislature in two days re-
moved three, hundred from office, and frit).
Kent of Maine has played the same game to
Ihr.tme of ten,or eleven hundred- Law ! tho
Feds dont like or desire office
At least one half of all the business pre
pared for the action of Congress was left un
finished at their adjournment on Monday.
So much for the nine days' s'peeclies of such
members as Mr. Bond, the disorganizing et-
Ibrts of John Quinny Adams, the speaking
against tune of Wise, rrentws, and others oi
the Whig nurty. Seveu uioutas have been
spun out by a reckless opposition in a con
stant war against every measure ol the au
minstration. It was onlv enough that any
proposition, no matter how simple, was
brought foward on the Government side,
and it was sure to bring some Whig speaker
to his feet. It is thus that the time of Con
gress has been wasted and one half of the
public businsss left unfinished. And such
must continue to be the case at all future
sessions so long as the country is cursed with
an opposition in venal alliance with the
banks and money power. Bait Rep.
Mr. Grundy's Bill to prevent Mr. Bid-
die from issuing and trading upon the Note,
ot the defunct Bank ol the United otatess
whir.h nassed the Senate some time since
has also passed the House. Tean. Weekly
Rtcord. 1
Correspondent Of the Baltimore Commercial Transcript
Wasiiinotox, July 7.
CLOSE OF THE SESSION SCENES
IN THE HOUSE.
In my letter last nighl, among other,
scenes attending the .'last night of the ses
sion, I hinted slightly at one of a decided
pugnacious character, as having come off just
asthe house has closed itsjabbath morning
exercises, and promised to give more particu
lars of it to night. This 1 am net able to do
as satisfactorily as I would wish, for many
and various are the accounts concerning
tho rise, progress, and final denoument of
said martial finale.
The oombattants however-were Messrs.
Maury and Campbell of Tennessee, which
cuiue m.il; uujs lurnisueu lour out ol the sev
eral champions who have figured on the floor
t .1 t ... 4 i i e
ot Congress as aspirants lor fisticuff f;:me.
1 he general report is that Mr. Maury, one
ot the absentees on the ca ol l ie IIoiki. cm
a i . . . .
ouuuay morning, on giving, in his excuse.
stated that ho was sleepy wheri he left the
House and had gone to bed, &c. with other
statements showing a mind 'careful of its
body's well being.
litis remark called forth some invidious
comments from his colleague Mr. Campbell,
winch led to a blow Iiom fllr. Maury, and
theu followed a regular scuffle, which con
sidering the liouran,J the circumstances,
was not cenductedon purely scientific princi
ples, but was made up of kicking, gouging
and all the other primitive modes, suposed to
characterise me western school ol 'the no
ble art of self defence.'
It is stated that Mr. Campbell has averv
I I... l l l .tic j 'i ,- ,
uunny ueau anu ims reuunuuney ot locks
proved as prejudicial to him aid' ! the long
tie-isesoi iiujaiom oi yore; lor ins ipponent
took advantage of the assailable point; and
not only bereft his head of several handsful
of its hairy covering, but it enable him to
punish Mr. C's person most uumerdifully.
1 heard a western member say to day that
he had lost hair sufficient to stuff anew his
Congressional chair.
The combattants were separated by Mr.
Williams of Tenn. and severe as the fight
wa3, it was soon over; leaving half of the
house (at that time, happily, not in a state
to observe any thing within the dark pre
cincts of the lobby under the ladies gallery,
wuereit occurreai wnoity ignorant ol it.
1 am glad therefore, that it was not so public
as Messrs. Bell and Turney,' set-to, but only
a bit of Congressional by-play, which like
thnt on the stage, can go on without inter
rupting the process of the performance.
i nave not heard how it has terminated
or how it will terminate, but 1 have no
doubt it has been slept off. I have only to
add that not having seen but the parting of
ine comDratt nts, tne above account may be
stances, but I give it as the general report
and belief.
It is with a feeling of shame that in my
last Congressional despatch, I conclude with
the fact that the house on tho last night of
us session should nave 'broke up in a row,'
but such is the melancholy fact. It cannot
be denied that the dicipline and decorum of
that bedy is rapidly settling down into a sad
and dangerous laxity, as witness the many
conflicts ol the session and the scorn with
which its own authority was treated on
Sunday morning at the ran road.
the people should rise in their might and
arrest this tendency to disorganization and
disgrace; remind their legislators of their
duty to illustrate by example the majesty of
law and authority, as by their -very position
as law givers the v are bound to do.
With the best wishes tor the prosperity ot
the Transcript and its readers, l most respect
fully make my conge.
lours, JU.
A cank-bhakk- A Mr. Henry Cane fell
from his horse last Tuesday, in Hardin Coun
ty, and broke both legs. Prentice.
rjCT'Speaking of the crops, the prospect
is not flattering in this region. Not more
than two thirds, if that, of an average crop
will be made, eithor of cotton or corn. This
is gloomy indeed; we advise evciy body
to be cheerful 1 and economical by way of
a substitute, l'rovidence is always good
enough only be better yourselves. Lex
ington Standard.
'Poor Pay, Poob Pheacii.' General
Charles Scott, while a prisoner during the
Revolutionary war met r.n Indian at a spring,
when the following dialogue ensued:
General. How do you do?
Indian. O, how do?
General. Whtre have you come from?
Indian. From the lower Catawha town.
General. Where are you going?
Indian. To the upper Catawha town.
General. What are you going there for?
Indian. I am going to preach.
General. Aye so you preach, do you?
Indian. Oh yes, me preach sometimes.
General. Well, do they pay you for preach
ing. Indian. Yes. little twenty shilling each
town pay me twenty shiling.
General. Why, that is d rf poor pBy.
Indian. Ay, and d d poor preach, to o.
Qfou mustn't smoke here, sir,' said the
captain of a North Rivor Steamboat to a
man who was smoking nmong ihe ladies on
the quarter deck.
'I mustn't ha! why not?' replied he, open
ing his capacious mouth, and allowing the
r nioke lazily to escape. 'Didn't you see the
sign? -all gentlemen are requested not to
smoke abaft the engine.' 'Bless your soul
that don't mean me I'm no gentleman
not a bit of it. Y'ou cau't make a gentle
man of me any how you can fix it.' So say
ing, he sucked away and 'took the msponsi-bifitv.'
NO. I.
A Fit :HT ON THE BA SK& OF THE
MISSISSIPPI,
One
ay as I was sitting on the s'.arn of
my broad horn, the old Irec and Easy, on
the Mississippi, taking a horn of midship
man's grog, with a tin pot in each hand, first
a draught of whiskey, and then one of river
Water, who should float down past me but
Jo Snag; he was in a snooze as fastas a church,
with his mouth wide open; he had been
ramsquaddled with whiskey for a fortnight,
and as it evaporated from his body it looked
like steam from a vent pipe. Knowing the
feller would be hard to wake, with all his
steam on, as he floated past nie. I hit him a
crack over the knob with my big steering
oar. lie waked in a thundering rage. Says
he, hallo stranger, who asked you to kill off
my live stock' Said I shut your mouth, or
your teeth will get sunburnt." Upon tbishe
crooked up his nis neck, and neighed liked
a stallion. I clapped my arms and crowed
like cock. Says he, if you are a game chick
en, I'll pick ihe pin fsrther offof you.
For some time past I bad beef; so wolfy a
boui the head and sfibifldersj iilat I was
obliged to beep kivercd up in a salt crib, to
keep from spiling; I had not had a light for
as much as ten days.. Says I, give us none
of your chin music, but set your kickers on
land, and I'd give you a severe licking. The
fellow now jumped ashore, and he was so
tall that he couldn't tell when his feet were
cold. He jumped a rod. Says he, take care
how 1 light on you, and he gave me a real
stupdologer that made liver and lights turn
to jelly. But he found me a real scrouger.
Broke three of his ribs, and he knocked out
five of my teeth and one eye. He was the
severest colt that I ever uido to break. I
finally got a bite hold of his posteriors that
he couldn't shake off Wc were now parted
by some boatmen, and we were both so ex
orsted, that it was more than a month before
either of us could have a fight. It seemed
to me a little eternity. And although 1
didn't come out second best, I took care not
to wake up a ringtailcd roarer with an oar
again.
Editorial Labor. Thn Ontih'neha Co.
zette, published at one of the Pacific Islands,
is printed in a barn which answers every pur
pose for publication office, bulletin "nffir-n
editorial office, printing office and chamber,
parlor, kitchen, dog-house and stable, for the
editor, his family and the cattle. He does
all his composition, writing, selecting, book-
aeeping, marsoung, ana aeviiung inmseil.
He says, with perseverance and economy, he
thinks he can get along tnit a tarn sight
squem".
How wc sympathize with such noor devils!
a printer has no more use for wife, than n
wagbii nas ur uve wneew isoi irTeyait-
lormerl to love and emov h e not In hau
their free spirits kept under subjection to the
most, iryannicai anu anmary oi an govern
ments the petticoat'. That'll not do.
"The Philadelphia Banks have one and
all, agreed to resume specie payments on
the first of August." We are glad to hear
it, and the rather inclined to believe there
is no sham this time, as the annunciation
has not been heralded forth with a Biddle
"flourshing of Trumpets," as noisy as impal
pable. "The State Bank of Indiana, and
the Banks of Kentucky have also agreed to
resume on the 16th inst." Tenn. Weekly
Record.
Tho wheat crop this season thrnnrmiit
Virginia and other adjacent States is better
.1 . 1. . I I , r
man any tout nas oeen raisea lor many vears.
If you want to know whether it is safe to
trust a man with goods on credit, see if he is
a paying subciber to some good newspaper
A report reached this City yesterday in a
letter from Philadelphia, that a dreadful riot
had taken place in the City of brotherly
love that the blacks and abolitionist had
assembers and attacked the citizens, that the
military bad been ordered out to quell the
mob and that 73 fell at the first fire: Seven
teen German volunteers also were either
killed or wounded. We have seen no con
firmation of the rumor; but from the great
excitement prevailing in Philadelphia, and
the murder of two citizens, we apprehend
the rumor to be true.
A lluiiider-bolt discharged its lightning
into the top of a tree within 10 or lS yards
of the house of. Jos. G. Boon in Tipton coun
ty, on Thursday last, and most shockingly
shattered a Itddcr, very innocently reposm'"
ogainst the trunk of the tree. It woke up
pretty tolerable quick as Pickwick would
say, after the moulten fluid lit upon It. We
were standing within ten yard's of ttre Trei
and never saw a ladder move much faster.
We think that streak wojild have hurried the
renowned squirrel tliat once beat a streak of
I! C. . . . ..
iigninuig irom me top lo ine bottom ot a
, . . U.. - ' i ' .... .. I. I .1 . . -,. , .
ning followed the winding grain of the tree;
he at least would have had his tail feathers
singed. There had been a slight shower,
but the clap of thunder that unrolled the
lightning, was the only one audible. This
is the firbt instanco within our memory of
the electric fluid decending from the clouds
upon a ladder. Memphis lmuire.
The Pontotoc Intelligencer, since its en
largement, has become one of the most effi
cient, and best conducted democratic jour
nals in the State. Mr. Bradford, the editor,
is worthy of all praise for the real and abil
ity with which the Intelligencer is conducted.
lie is, in truth, a gentleman and a scholar,
and we trust will receive the support which
he so well merits for his long and able
ad voi-acy of democratic principles.
Missitsppian.
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