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Editor.
G. D. GERE,
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From the Grenadian.
MODERN BANKING.
mm wp see. ourselves gradually fa-
Tnilliarizcd with the immense difference in
the value of non-specie paying bank pa-
Per sensibly feel its influence on our
own pecuniary concerns, and witness the
extraordinary zeal and assiduity with
which upstart bankers contend there is no
good cause for it when wo hear their
soul-stirring appenls to local prejudices,
and reliance placed upon the ingenuity
and management of a single 'prince of
demnfogucry' to sustain institutions that
are tottering at the approach of scrutiny
Kind, above all, when we sec the pros-
perky aud peace of a whole community
withering and blasting from this cause
aJone we cannot, wc will nor, as tne con-
f -11- LI
doctor oi a punnc pre?, noiu m pwtc
C. P. McDANIEL,
on this all absorbing subject. 1 hese are jy i)0 carried. He is distressed, unhap
times when honest men ere called upon ! w an(j unsettled in the course his interest
to study their rights and interests, as well quires he should pursue; his mind is in
as firmlv maintain thcmJVc have tic- j sfoly and irresistably brought to the re
Iibemteiy rcbrved our gooTrignt arm' ft r injection of the history ,of some broken
a contest of principle against power, in . bnk or olrier in some one of the older
which we will conlend for that only which Sta,es,and, in a state of alarm,, he "sells
our nearl nnu neari ipprorc -unpiaceu,
unpensioned, we will be no man's slave;"
and althooirh our remarks may be con
trued to bear personally upon some of
our fellow citizens we intend not to wound
the feelings of any. Our great aim will
be to redress the grievances of the much
injured, frugal, industrious and unembar
rassed portion of the community, by cxv
posing to their view as clear a light as
possible, the wrongs they have tamely
- ibmitted to, because they knew not their
Stent. In times of universal pecuniary
embarrassment, like the present, it is hard
enough that the honest veomnnrv of the
M i . i i
thf general distress, in the creating of
J . r
which they exerted little or no influence,
much less to be made the almost exclusive
sufferers by the wild machinations of these
modern bankers. A system by which a
wet offavorifes are financiered out of debt ;
loosely and wildly contracted, without re
gard to whom it may be injurious, cannot,
nnr will not. when fairly understood, re
ceive -he dispassionate approbation of this
community. The bank can lose nothing
bv a depreciation in the value of its paper,
because it will not issue until it is well
secured against loss, in the receipt of good
uM ;ntr TK K,rnwr
rmoer bearing interest. The borrower
mn lose nothing by its.-deweciation, be
cause dwy can always, evvn in law, pay
the bank back its own paper, however
much depreciated. Where, then, does
the los Hill, when we see mop.ev in eirct"
istion not worth one half its nominal val
nf The loss falls unon the nroducer. the
worker of the ground, wh: never borrow- hand of the people; but with all their be
ad of a bank in his life it is he who suf- j stowl of (acknowledged) talent, and
ferersbv this ruinous depreciation. We avo of candor, neither the head nor
will illustrate; that the reader rmy the thelwirt of the matter of fact man is con
better understand us. vtBce, nor will he be until he is relieved
The modern banker takes possession of from he influence of the galling chains
the charter of the bank, (it docs not matter of v?dage these agitators have forged
whether legally or illegally, as, in either for anl would fain fasten upon him, and
instance, lie contends (he money is good, smile he while Are the'good old limes
because other banks have been tolerated g ncr er, when the man of money, hard
without'ehnrters,) adopts Ml hi to it (already earnt; financial talent, and integrity above
procured at his private expense.) and floods suspion whose "word would stand a-
the country with money, taking care, in
the distributions, that those who can do
the bank the moct good are first accom
modated; popularity and influence with
the people constitute high claims to favor
iteism. Money aids and strengthens alike
the weak and the powerful; and some want
it to help their popularity; hut most ot the ; most profoundly versed in the secret of
applicants want it fof a higher and holier j makinguen his tools without their knowl
purpose to pay executions to the man edge ho is most deeply embarrassed
who, though he may not be in debt here, ; himself. hat he may have the more zeal
is most probably elsewhere; and whether j in the c!?e who has tact enough to make
itsui-bimornot, he is compelled to take good m(l believe him honest who will
the currency manufactured for the special , be self, crificing enough in small matters
turPse- togiv-himself character for disinterested
The paper of an institution, with no liberaln kvin be chosen by a professedly
prejudices against it, placed in the hands ; free peofc in his stead. If we have ar
of the influential, 'with gag law privileges,1 j rived atl3 degree of degeneneracy, hut
will soon become popular, and, through place inle hands of such a financier two
the influence of a few retained newpsapers, 0r three lewspapers of different politics,
it passes rapidly ito the hands of the com j ihat will! Ccrtairi to quarrel with each
mon people throughout the whole country, other n.-lLlers 0f sman 4mport, and one
It goes to the common people, (all that re-, uflder lW,edia(e control--give him
mains among us.) because they have the "dominion OVCr one bank permit him
substantial of life to sell yes, they re-j to exercise a ucontrolinff influence" over
ce.ve it, "after being duly endowed with one anothrwith an able legal adviser
popularity," for the products of their hard between ,em whoSe salary shall be a
labor aud close attention the whole year . high officand whole district may be
I'oralitlle while, it seems to be destined ! bought rn.c .i.i ,u- .;m(nffMOu.n
. ...
In fin f rDfl f nrr n n c ....r . nil llin lull...
ft ' o o n -
w vv H l . (1117, W X.I I IU' fill 1111. 11U1H
I ses ot trade; but just so soon as it
'mes the interest of the borrower t
the money should be depreciated, seem
ingly at his bidding, (he gave it currency,
and "he who gives can take,") it becomes
valueless upon the hands of the hard earn
pntedgc
hX , JP-
9 er, who has laid it up to buy groceries and
other necessaries for his family. With it he
endeavors lo supply himself with sugar
and coffee, with bagging and rope, clothing
forhimseif, wife, children, and negroes.
He is told by the merchant, "Sir , your
pioney may be very good, the bank very
solvent, the bankers honest, the cashier is,
we know, 'honest and capable,' but we
can't use the money, not one cent of it,
for any of the purposes for which your
paper money was intended we prefer to
sell you goods and charge them to you."
The countryman, whose necessities are
pressing him, may "grumble and grunt"
a httle, but buy he must, and on a credit,
(Villi tke aioney n his hand,) at a very
SOUTHERN
WHEN THE
VOL. I.
icavy per cent, upon ordinary retail good
"loney cash prices. The merchant is not
o blame; for he, under these circumstanr
s, can fix upon no certain time when he
;5in reasonable expect to realize his monev
for, although his customer may be as
-rood as any in the land, he has already
wld his crop, and all his available means,
for this unavailable trash, while it was in
character, and he hps nothing to pay with
This money has driven all the good funds
out of the country; and the merchant in
this wav is soon sold out, and ha no means
left to recruit, Do you not see how the
system" works? The agriculturalist,
w)10 started wiih the organization of the
i,.mk solvent and out of debt sees and feels
Ljt he has been duped, deceived, defiau
; and, being unused to such operations
unable to discover in himself any want
of foresight he knows not, nor can he
iips?,
IV IIU1 ' AU lit HIV f uviai IU1IO
alt'
' to whomsoever will buy at whatso-
erer
pnee be can get, and, perchnnce, a
rranch"of the bank itself makes the pur
case ; for to such a degree of science is
he system reduced, he has no means of
ascertaining who are and who are not
benches of some establishment or other.
0- perhaps he sells to a borrower of the
bonk, who helped to "endow it with credit
ard character." The merchant, who has
lien selling altogether on time, has ex
hasted his stock and lost his own credit,
ai, although rich in resources, is sued; he
fuincicrs with the attorney, and the plan
. . i i i iL. - r .i
e simj kiuuici iwy uic units im iiic iiiit-
A .Url in in nH rnrnv t hpi upr anrl mm.
j J' " "TV.:",
( ois cos's. Don t you see that the loss of
' iitpreciation1 falls most heavily upon the
irwmirtous and unembarrassed portion of
j thico.nmunity? The merchant, by the
j oprations we have described, has lost the
i god w ill of both customers and credit
or?. Out of goods, out of money, out of
creiit.out of debt, and out at the elbows,
in elf-defence he becomes banker him
sc! Not undcrstending the art of hank
inc expects as 8 "business transaction,"
for want of patronage and "endowing pri-
hf" in soon conpe,led to
and plates minus,) whi
ind up,
0
and plates minus,) while the pol-
isht'
modern banker is so deeply schooled
in tte "science that he is enabled to re
vel ith his eighteen hundred dollar equip
paeon all the luxuries of the South,
Itferested men may reason beautifully
and loquently, ;jca feeling' y, upon the
deepiniuries such banks receive at the
againcjiie world 7 will no more be cho
sen h5the man mo3t suitable to preside
over to destinies of moneyed incorpora
tions! Or has the time arrived when the
man vmo is most thoroughly schooled in
the seince of intrigue who is best ac-
quamtfi with the art of juggling who is
) -oviivi, a iiu nit; iiiJiueiui IILV.UVIU
i . . . . . "
Jspardized without their knowl
1 I M.
In m r -- a vmTvca
In. exatIningthe effrcts of Banks ad
vancing oncotlo0j we eft 0ff on Saturday
py reierrinlt0 the cnse of a Bnge crumb..
a W k years ago was not worth a
dollar, bnt tno is now possessed of leagues
of land anquindTeds of npgroes. Well,
tT" re.reav to ask how did ho manage
k WI vou- He too,t 8tock in one
of the new and paid it bv giving his
note oi ham. He was then appointod a
director, an soon geen men Df property
corning to hm soliciting his influence to
obtain a fevhundreri dollars to purchase
provisions f, lheir fnmiiies. He in com.
mnn w,,h hl hroiher directors, borrowed
some hundres of thousands of dollars from
the ttarik wh-h the directed and purchas
ed the land a,d negroes of every necessi
tous man in t,e country who would sell.
tie aided m tabliahing new oeshs by us
: Lin.I'IIS
W Shoo",
er
PEOPLE CEASE TO THINK FOR THEMSELVES, THEN THEIR LIBERTIES ARE
CLINTON, MI. TUESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1839.
ing or tending the funds of the rag shop
he directed; he then borrowed'fifty thou
sand dollars, one half in bis own name,
and the other half in the name of a broth
er director, from a new bank, promising to
lend a couple of their directors a similar
amount from his Bank; and no doubt he j
luinued his promise- At the time this mo
ney was borrowed it was current and he
invested it in land and negroes. Well here
are only two of his operations, in which
he puts himself in possession about 150
negroes and near 4000 acres of land for
which his paper is now lying in bank.
But this is not all his enterprize; he has
several other speculations on hand equal
ly magnificent; and hundreds of hia broth
er bank directors and their particular fn
verites are in a similar situation . Now
the Union Bank thinks that she was made
expressly for the benefit of such men.
Those unfortunate enterprising men who
arensolvent and in the sheriffs hands, arc
the objects of her official regard; and ac
cordingly we find hr 'ejacting the papered"
the mosfsubstantkil and best businesb men,
while she has accommodated the moat reck
less speculators with thousands. The
Union Bank professed to be in favor of re
sumption because she well knew that the
old river banks had prepared to resume
and were resolved to do it, but she was de
sirous to afford the gamblers retreats, some
apology for not resuming. Hence we
heard of ihe impolicy of resuming before
the flat boat men n ere scared away by our
summer sun the greatest pressure that
would be produced by "compelling the
people to pay their debts to the banks, and
the banks must push the people, if they
are pushed to pay their debts." The
peopla, however, are a few hundredauch
speculatrrs as we have mentioned above,
who have used the funds of the banks.
Well but how is is the Union Bank go
ing to help out the speculator we have in
troduced? Neither the bank he directs,
nor the bank he borrowed the 50 thousand
dollars from intends to resume specie pay
ment for some time, if ever. Their pa
per is already far below par, and be know s
that as soon as the other banks re
sume specie payments, he will be'abie to
buy up paper enough to pay his debts at
50 cents on the dollar. And in order to
prepare for such an event or some specu
lation equally profitable, he had obtained
from the Union Bank directly and indi
rectly on the names of others, 60 thousand
dollars!! The Union Bank well knew
that this transaction would have been
brought to light and she permitted the
bank commissioners to examine her
Now with these 60 thousand dollars.
thisgfeantic speculator will be "able to pay
for both the plantations alluded to, raise
his notes, and then his present crops will
pay his debt to the Union Bank. This is
the svstem of enterprizing fraud which
the Union Bank is fostering; and is the
recipient of the favors is a member of the
legislature, she will expect favor in return.
But can the honest yeomanry of the coun
try tolerate so monsterous a system.
Hundreds are now making fortunes in a
similar way; and every man in the State
who purchases a barrel of pork or a piece
of bagging is taxed enormously for their
exclusive benefit.
We have now presented you in a desul
tory manner ihe facts 6l principles which
are now in operation to despoil you of your
property, and to build up an aristocracy
out of the train of broken down specula
tors who are now taken up by the Union
Bank. We have called things by lheir
right names and have been much more
anxious to tell you the truth with clearness
than to write with elegance and grace.
We know that your own innate sense and
strong judgment can trace out the conse
quences ; and if the facts which we have
laid before you should excite you to a full
investigation of the subject we will have
attained our wishes. We know the tor.
rent of obloquy which we incur by thus
fearlessly discharging our duty as ihe con
ductor of a free press. Neither charac
ter nor life is exempt or can escape the
rancor and violence of the avaricious bands
who are bent on plundering the people.
Were we to consult our own ease and our
pecuniary interest we should take tbeadj
vice of many personal friends and let the
swindlers mve their full swing, look on in
silence while they were organizing the
means of reducing the country to the most
ing vassalage. But such is not our
rament. Our ashes would not rest
fly in ihe grave, if we witnessed de
ception, robbery and corruption, without
raising our voice or our pen to expose
their perpetrators: and to invoke on their
crimes the. judgment of an injured and
oppressed people. Vicktburg Sentinel.
From the Huntsville Democrat.
THE PRESIDENTS MESSAGE,"
Having spread this document before our
readers in our last paper, it has of course
before this time been read and consider
ed by all, and our remarks can add noth
ing to the reception which it's trinsic ex
cellence ensures , it with an enlightened
public It's contents afford much matter
for gratifying reflection to all who have
placed their confidence in their present in
cumbent, end the people have additional
evidence of his determination to urge to
success the prominent measures of his ad-ministrattoa-
MARKSMAN.
That portion of the Message which
treats of tlie chief of these measuies, the
Independent Treasury, places it in such a
light as, we think, mu-t tend to convince
the prejudiced and disarm opposition. A
grand objection to this measure, most loud -
ly and often repeated by all the varieties
cf the opposition press; is that some of the
j public officers have become defaulters, in
; gome instances for large amounts. This
argument against an excellent national
system, is now met and fairly answered by
'be recommendation of the President, that
"by an early enactment, similar to that of.
other countries, the application of public
.money by an officer of Government to pri
jvate uses, Should be made a telony, and
visitjd with severe and ignommeus pun
ishment " lie also recommends full mid
freo uen t examinations of the affairs rmd
dCCOUii
Me
'"cers, that defalca
nav be immedu.
tions, when
ately made
iu the
delinquents
properly uKiSned . "The goad erftVots-of
such precautions have been most satisfac
torily manifested in the department of the
mint, in which we believe the Government
has never yet lostja dollar by the dishonesty
of persons with the treasure. So, the last
great argument against the Independent
Treasury is answered; and if it is not done
so as to satisfy the whigs, it is lecause
nothing but a Bank of the United States
(right or wrong, constitutional or unconsti
tutional) can satisfy them.
If we are not mistaken, the conviction
is drily becoming stronger throughout the
Union, that the peeple ought by no means
to suffer the establishment of another such
institution. A majority have declared
their belief that such enactments are un
constitutional, while a great many who ad
mit the opposite doctrine, or leave it n a
doubtful question are well convinced of ts
expediency. All have seen that the pro
mised advantages of the late U. S B ink
were in some important respects delusive,
and that its advantages were not only un
seen, but greatly overbalanced the former
and were totally without any remedy with
in the function of the Bank itself.
It was a darling object wiih the Whigs
that Mr. Biddle's Bank, to prove that ii
wag i'dispens'i'ole to the country, should
take the lead in resumiug specie payments;
or rather, what would equally prove its im
portance, should rein in all the ether banks
which were anxioas to return to their duty,
till the President of that institution should
pronounce tite word which was to restore
prosperity to the country. As it was ap
pareo' from the "cotton bate" manifesto
that Mr. B. was in no hurry to resume,
some ot the other banks began to pay spe
cie, and the example wss immediately se
conded from many distant points of the
Union; so that the "regulator" soon found
himself merely an humble follower against
his will, instead of a dictator to a nation.
These facts of course put an end to the
empty boasting with which the federal pi
pern were crowded, that "no'hing cou'd
be done ithout a U 8. Bank that there
could be no resumption, no prosperity,"
without the magic aid of Mr. Biddle. All
mese assertions vanisnea into vninair.'
But the Bank party would do any hing
not amounting to self destruction, to se
cure their ulliruate object, Hence their
public movements relative to the State
bank deposite system. They would re:
ceive that ss a substitute, because they
knew it would soon fd, and have no al
tercative but their favorite scheme. So
they would accept the Sub Treasury, or
anv lhin else, if tbev thought thev could i
work it to their nurnose. This State bi.nl,
L ' i i u i !
piupu-iiHi is uui lame aiiu iiup irss it - :
sort, and can serve no other purpose but
tn enn 4V - r o little ovtra i m wsf Mil i . , - n
ivr vuiiivi VJL iiuirj ija i u utipin ,.iUiJr; LI LMJIl rt
few leading politicians who baveorigmated
and sustained it. and to be used as a nude
na for fbo mn:oa ,.f anh mm .hnmu (n 11
themselves conservatives, until they sha'l
jy 1
think it safe to come out upon the on
true national issue in financial politics, viz
the Independent Treasury, or a National
Bank.
In spite of all the feints and subterfuges,
the windings and turnings of the opposi
tion, the President has held an undeviating
course, and we heartily commend his firm
ness in urging that most republican mea-
sure, without the success ot which the fi
nancial interests of the country must re.
mam, as now, in an unstable and suffering
condition, the national treasury without
sufficient protection, and commerce sub
jected to the same adverse influence which
before controlled it.
That portion of the Message relating to
the removal of the Indian tribes west of
the Mississippi, vindicates the persevering
and praiseworthy policy of the Govern
ment in urging forward this important and
most difficult enterprise. A portion oi the
Seminoles now form the only exception to
entire success in this work, and we antici
pate much trouble and comparatively large
expenditures, before these lurking and
treacherous savages can be entirely dis
lodged from their swamps. We are per
suaded, however, (notwithstading the
mouthing of those who can recommend
nothing better; and are always ready with
their abuse,) that the Executive will not
be backward in carrying out the most effi
cient plans for their complete subjugation
which its wisdom can devise, and Congress
shall approve. If it is creditable to have
expended so much already within so small
GONE.
NO. 7.
a compass ; it would be
don the field because
till worse to aban
mre money and
troops are required.
The proposition to furnish the emigrant
Indians with enlightened forms of govern-
I nient, proceed from a laudable desire for
their welfare; but the task of adapting
, them to the circumstances and peculiari
leisof the several tribes, if not altogether
impracticable, will be with nit question the
most tedious and perplexing ever yet un
dertaken concerning ihem. Wc have no
expectation that the red men can be brought
to live harmoniously under any general
lorm ot civilized government, with a tol
erable degree of freedom, within lite i.irei?
ent century. If they are pot left to their
ancient prejudices, and the slow, very si w
operation of religious nnd literary innie-
lion, tbev must be reduced at once fcb
thev
wins iiniiifiij siitcry, iu oruer ioi,i f
cd into civilization.
The
atter for many
j? w nrwiroe wi nrrer oeai-
li
.--...nnou.nn.iim.iu-MNn
iijum ue iiir worn oi generations, uur
ing all which time our fnniiiMrs. if lot) as
Uniirotee.tpd US fhpv nnw nrn l,o r.v-
posed to the constant and blrdv inroads
of a cruel and faithle
ss t c a foe who, so
long as he remains himelf uncivilized, will
believe that he owes to the white man noth
ing but his wrongs, and the fire-arms with
which he revenges them. We think the
President could not have too strongly urged
the provision of military defences. fu the
mutual safety of the two races.
The following beautiful nassage is from
an oration recently delivered uy Judge
Reidof Florida:
"In a republic such as ours, then, bo
man happiness may be promoted by the
wisdom, justice, firmness, and moderation
of those who are the chosen pervants of
the people by free suffrage aud the ah'
sence of property qualifications for office
by an independent judiciary, by laws
which shall protect effectually life, liberty
and property by opposing and preventing
the amalgamation of the money with the
political fiower by opposition lo m .nop-
olies by the great caution in the grant of
charters, and by so retraining them, when
granted, as to make them subicct. useful,
and profitable to the oeonle. bv lea,slaiiff
as litlleas possible in favor of individual
interests: let indiv'dual interests be left to
thrnrKrivM . imrforfho nmiv.i oc .
of equal laws by abolishing Ihe idolatry
of men, and substituting for it devotioJ
to principle-by a strict construction of
constitutional p; rers by the diffusion
of knowledge, by inspiring every genera
tion, as it presses forw ird npon the atam?
of life, with cn abhorrence of the craft and
agoniss of stratagem, of selfish ambition,
and with a pure love for liberty and the
people, and especially, most especially, by
cultivating the female intellect.
On you, fair daughters of my country,
will mainly depend the character and for
tunes of the new state. Your smi'es and
your beauties are Ine nves that border and
bloom along the pith of human life. They
cheer and comfort the soldier in the battle
field the sailor on the bounding billow
ihe sage in dep recesses of the closet.
! When you approve, virtue becomes more
bright, serene and beautiful; when you
disapprove, vice assumes a darker and more
,hideous aspect. It is fo your eyes 'the
i first looks of childhood are directed in
j search of affection, from your lips the first
, lispings of infancy are caught ; boyhood
! repeats his first lessons at your knee and
",anuwu. u,,lows w,,ere ou Pin' W3y
manhood follows where
fcXfrt' ,hen ' your influence,
scatter
we the blessings von
have the power to
bestow. Speak the words of instruction
and encouragement, dictated hv rcuir own
",re "r s' ana 81
ate of Florida
made free, pros-
PPfOUS,
and happy, by the graces and vir
tue of her daughters, and the wisdom and
incorruptible integrity of her sons."
Type Stickdrs. We casually men tioned
a day or two ago that the newly
elected mayor of Baltimore was i short
time since a journeyman printer. The
instances are not rare in which those bred
in the profession of printing have become
distinguished and honored. We say noth
ing of Franklin, the beacon light of the
craft, we have in our day more than one
instance of this honorable distinction.
Isaac Hill, the Governor -of New Hamp
shire, was a journeyman printer; Samuel
Armstrong, late Mayor of this city, wns
once a journyman printer; Mr. Knapp, the
Secretary of the State of Vermont, was
a printer. And what i of more consc
quence in fhe editorial profession, some of
the most distinguished wee regularly
bred in the craft. Our neighbor Greene,
'he popular editor of the Morning Post
wr.s a ragged litde roller boy. Mr. Ho
mer of the Gazette was brought up on pica
and brevier. We recollect many years
since, of seeing a tow-headed overgrown
boy in an obscure printing offico in Ver
mont. That boy is now Mr. Greely, the
talented editor of the New Yorker. Of
equal obscure origin was the editor ot the
New York Spirit of the Times, Mr. Win
T. Porter.
The first we ever saw of Deacon Weld
'he editor of the New York Sun,, and a
dever writer for various magazines, c ,
was in a printing office at Dowell, when
he was no higher in grade than printer's
devil.' The truth fs, if a boy lias geniun
the art of printing will draw it out and
set it to- work. Printers with the same
amount of natural talent always make the
most popular editors, because they imbibe
the tnct f fhe profession. Schooled a
mong "types and shadows," they have
every opportunit of studying public taste
and of diversifying their minds so an to
meet the various wants of their various
readers. The discipline of their mind
may not be so severe and rigid as that re
quired for eminence in ihe legal profes
sion, but this is a peculiarity which the
great mass of renders care nothing about
and it is unfavorable to a free interchange
of mind with mind. Tact give us edit
orial fact. In our profession it is every
thing. Boston Time.
Not so slow. An Englishman was
boasting of his pedestrian feats, and said,
upon one occasion, for a short race, he ac
tually accomplished a mile in four minutes
and a half. "Well," said a Jonathan, in
company, "that's almighty tall running, to
be ure, but I've got a btother could beat
1 guess. I seen him start a convey of
partri Iges once, and take a run after them.
I don't mean to say, . stranger, H hat my
brother act'ly catched the partridges; but
every time he made a jump he did'nt take
a small handful) of feathers out of
some of their tails, mind I tell ye; and I
do believe, that after a leetle practice, he'd
bag more birds in the Meld than any sports
min with a double barrell'd shooting iron.
' an Dupont's best." .Ion Bull knuakled
I A Chinese philosovher1 defence of thm
iG,r . A. Chinese writer, treating of
the ignorance of Chinesi fmnlM nnd th
consequent unamiableness of wives, ex
horts husbands not to desist from teaching
them, for even 'monkeys may be taught
to play auticks; dogs may be taught te
tread a mill; cats may be taught to run
round a cylinder; and parrots may be
taught to recite verses. Since, then, it is
manifest that even birds and beasts may
bc la,,ght to understand human affairs,
how much more so may young wives, who,
after ally are human beingsT This is a
(-'binese philosopher's defence of woman,
an i we cnnot but admire the gravity and
"""itv with which he advocates the
ca.use and vndcates the character of the
fair sex.
A black fellow by the name of Jas.
Gives has been arrested in New York,
charged with biting off another nigger's
nose! As there is no accounting for
tastes, a hugh flat black nose maybe con
sidered by some a very delicious morsel.
r rr" -
! 1 HE B Half. It being agreed
at a party of twelve that a disputed ques-
,,on should be settled by the opinion of thl
majority:
the six ladies expressed them
selves opposed to the six gentlemen and
claimed the victory. A gentleman ob
J1 to s Lhe number of votes was
?ual' s,nf' "'y were half and half."
: True, replied a witty fair one, "but we are
POETRY.
For the Southern Marksman.
LINES
On the presentation of a nosegay by a
Lady to a Gentleman, with a request that
he should bestow it on the Lady of his
i choice.
This nosegay selected from choices!
fl. wers,
As sweet as e'er bloomed in Eden's
fair bowers;
For thine own sake accept it a magical
spell
Is concealed in this" cluster, which
naught can repel.
For the most calous heart to its powers
soon yields,
And owns by ;ts heavings the sensations
it feels .
Accept it present it to that lovely onev
Without whom it were better your life
ne'er begun.
Whose charms and whose graces and
whose witching smiles,
Whose love thriling accents, whose in
nocent wiles,
Have kindled that spark, tho' latent for
years,
Naught now can allay e'en sympa
thy's tears,
Like alcohol cast in a furnace of heat,
Would burst and echo, would ruin repeat.
Not sympathy's tears, but reciprocal
sighs,
Still breathing a hope of tenderest ties,
Would calm the heart-burnings, to a
gentler flame,
'Till fate iu her freak, should decide on
the same.
Present it to her 'twill produce those
dear sighs,
For which at her chrine your devoted
heart lies;
And nothing can sooth her deep throbing
breast,
Till at Hymen's grave alter, your vows
do attest.
Then give it O givej it to the girl of
thy heart,
'Twill ensure all you wish, in love's
pleasing art.
Thus spake the fair donor, with aheav
enly smiie,
Which came from a heart, free from all
guile,
I receive it, but oh! no tongu? can nor
ate,
The thriil which created my hearts joy
ous state.
Tho potion, sweet nectar, drank all at
a draught,
While cupied was sev'ring my hefttt
whins shaft.
Take back thy sweet noscga tale
back I implore,
I fain would have saidfrfer 'gff
Jor
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