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'Editors aniJProprietort.
Published every Saturday, at $3 in'advance, or
flat the end of the year. No paper discontinued
but at rbe option of tho editors until all arrearages
are paid and a failure to give notice (before the
end of the year) of a wish to discontinue will be
considered a new engagement.
One dollar per square, of twelve lines or less for
ttie first insertion, and fifty cent a square for
each subsequent insertion.
- Where the insertion of an advertisement is or
dered, without the number t)f insertions being spe
cified, it will .be inserted, (at the discretion of the
proprietors)! until forbid, and charged for accord
ingly. All advertisement from strangers, as well as
all orders for job-work, must be accompanied with
the cash, or a reference to some responsible and
convenient acquaintance.
The Hunter or Kentucky;
Am "The Hunters of Kentucky."
Oh! heotd ye not those bugle notes,
So startling, wild and clear?
.Their music o'er each bamlet floats,
And fills each list'ning ear
It is Clay's bugle blowing loud '
To summon ye, so lucky,
To join in one tumultuous crowd,
The Hunter of Kentucky,
Oh, Kentucky, the Hunter of Kentucky!
The Hunter of Kentucky.
Already answering to the call,
A gallant band attend him.
Of sportsmen keen, and eager all,
A helping hand to lend him.
Young Tennessee, with welcome cries,
Comes forward to help ye,
Where stands arrayed in sporting guise,
" The Hunter of Kentucky,
Oh, Kentucky, &c.
Hear Carolina's noble sons,
Shout out with their wild hosannas!
Like whirlwind on, the tumult runs,
O'er Georgia's green savannas.
Ohio too, lakes up the cry
She holed the fox before sir;
And Pennsylvania's boys are nigh,
To give him chace once more sirs.
Oh Kentucky, &c.
The wind that from four quarters rise,
Bear high the swelling chorus,
With shouts of joy each sportsman spies,
The game that's now before us.
It is the fox of Lindenwold,
Far-famed tbe region round;
By night, he prowls about the fold,
By day he's under ground.
Oh, Kentucky, &c.
His fur is smooth, his sides are plump
They're stuffed with "Treasury Pap"
Upon one leg he bears a lump,
Raised by a hunter's trap.
This trap was made of metal sound,
Set by the hunter "Tip;"
It gave the fox a woeful wound
It "caught him on the hip."
Oh, Kentucky, &c.
But lo! he's in the field again,
Roused from the linden biacken;
A limping leg trails o'er the plain,
His wonted apeed is slacken.
His race is rnn, his days are told
Those bugle note3 instruct ye
The bugle of a hunter bold,
The hunter of Keutucky.
Oh, Kentucky, 4ce.
Around him rally, far and near,
Who willing are to aid him,
Ye cannot now, I'm sure have fear,
Sly Reynard will evade him.
And if, in any chace before,
Ye've found yourselves unlucky,
Oh "pick your flints, and try once more,"
The hunter of Kentucky.
Oh, Kentucky, the Hunter ef Keutncky!
The Hunter of Kentucky!
Lo-co-ro-co Defined. The editor of
the Clarion, a spirited Whig paper, pub
lished at Raleigh, North Carolina, furnishes
a new explanation of the meaning of this
political appelative, which we publish for
the especial benefit of all concerned. He
aays it was given to a noiscy clique of pot
valiant politicians, in one of their towns,
who habitually congregated at the bar
room of the principal hotel, to luxuriate
on the beauties of Locofocoism and Whis
key. A atout, brawny Kentucky drover,
who stood six feet and upwards in his
stockings, a dear lover of Henry Clay as
all true-hearted Kentuckians should be
had endured their 'wisdomicai' lucubrations
and provoking taunts, until lie could bear
it no longer, and in the bitterness of bis
soul, he pronounced them all a set of
A pert disciple offered to bet that he
could not tell the meaning of the word.
Not tell the meaning of the word! quoth
he of the bloody ground. 'Well, what is it?'
'You ali know well enough what Lo means;
low in principle, low in patriotism, low in
righteousness, and now particularly low in
spirits. Well, Co means the company-?-the
whole gang of you in short, the low
company. . And then as lo Fo; it is easily
seen as told; it means foe to a good cur
rency, foe to American labor against the
labor of English paupers,- and to cap the
whole.Tbe to Henry Clay, the d dest clev
erest fellow in all creation. Well, the
other Co is the company of all this the
foe company rand together, forms, a kind
of double co-partnership, of which you
i:;em to be very active members, my
friend!' They looked at his fists and were
disvrrt t.
The Currency Mill
THE BILL OF 1838 A Dill to regulate
the Currency.
Be it enacted bu the General Assembly of
the State of Missouri, as follows:
Sec. 1. No person shall pass or offer
to pass, or receive or offer to receive, any
bank notes or paper currency, within the
limits of this State, after the first day of
March 1839, of a less denomination than
five dollars; after the fourth day of July,
1839, of a less denomination than ten dol
lars, and after the first day sf March, 1840,
of a less denomination than twenty dollars,
except the ten dollar notes of the bank of
the State of Missouri.
Sec. 2. No person shall pass or offer to
pass, or receive or offer to receive, any
bank note or paper currency, payable after
date, commonly called post notes, after the
first day of March, 1839.
Sec. 3. No person shall pass or offer to
pass, receive or offer to receive, any bank
note or paper currency, issued by any
bank, generally reputed and believed to be
a non-Bpecie paying bank, after the first
day of March, 1839.
Sec. 4. No person shall pass or otter to
pass, receive or offer to receive, any bank
note or paper currency, purporting to be
issued by the President, Directors and
company of the bank of the United States,
after the first day of March, 1839.
Sec. 5. No person shall establish any
agency, or any branch of any bank of
another State, or Territory, or of the Dis
trict of Columbia, after the first day of
March, 1839; nor shall any person who
may have heretofore established such
agency or branch of any bank, continue
the same in existence after the first day of
March, 1839.
Sec. 6. No money broker or exchange
dealer, shall carry on his business after the
first day of March, 1839, without a license
from the clerk of the county court of the
county in which said business is to be
transacted for that purpose. The tax on
sad license shall be one thousand dollars
annually, and shall be paid to the collector
of the revenue for the use of the State.
The license shall be granted on the presen
tation of the receipt from the collector for
said tax. An occasional buying and selling
bills of exchange, shall not constitute a
broker or exchange dealer within the mean
ing of this act.
Sec. 7. Every person who shall pass
or offer to pass, or receive or offer to re
ceive, any bank note or paper currency,
contrary to the provision of this act,-shall
be liable for the contents of such note or
paper currency, and per cent, dam
ages on the amount thereof, and the person
injured may recover the same before any
tribunal having jurisdiction of the amount,
on notice and motion; and he may call on
the opposite party to testify on oath in
regard to the matter, and in case of his
refusal may testify himself, but no answer
so obtained shall be given in evidence on
any indictment for the same offence.
Sec. 8. Every person who shall pass or
offer to pass, or receive, or offer to receive,
any bapk note or paper currency contrary
to the provisions of this act, shall be in
dicted and lined not less than dollars.
Sec. 9. Any agent, or broker, or ex
change dealer, for violating any provision
of this act, shall be indicted and fined not
less than ten thousand dollars.
Sec. 10. In case of violations of this
act by any incorporate bodies, the Presi
dent, directors, and cashier of said bodies,
or any one of them, shall be liable as in
case of private individuals.
Sec. 11. Every person required to be
licensed by the laws of this State, after, the
first day of March, 1839, shall, before he
can be licensed to exercise his trade, call
ing, business, or profession, take an oath
that he will not knowingly violate the pro
visions of the act to regulate the currency,
or suffer any agent or clerk of his to do so.
Every such person, violating the provis
ions of this act, shall on conviction forfeit
his license and be considered guilty of per
jury and punished accordingly.
Bee. iu. , very person who shall violate
any provision of this act, after the first
day of March, 1889, shall be ineligible to
any public office in this State, and every
public officer who shall violate any pro
vision of this act, after the first day of
March, 1839, shall upon conviction, forfeit
said office and be removed therefrom.
Sec. 13. The several circuit attornics
shall prosecute, and all erand jurors shall
present every violation of this act of
which they have knowledge or probable
Sec. 14. Tho judges of the several cir
cuit courts, shall give this act in charge to
all grand juries, and shall read it to them.
Sec. 15. This act shall take effect on
the first day of March, 1839. It shall be
published three times, weekly, in each
newspaper published in the State, immedi
ately after its passage.
THE BILL OF 1840 For the suppression
of - small Bank notes and for other pur
poses. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of
trie State of Missouri, a follows:
Sec. 1. If any person shall pass any
bank note of a less denomination than
five dollars, after the 4th of July, 1811,
the person so offending shall forfeit the
sum of ten dollars; and if any person shall
pass any bank note of a less denomination
than ten dollars, the note so passed not
beine under five dollars, after the 4th day
of July, 1842, the person so offending shall
forfeit the sum of 20 dollars. The word
"person" used in this section, shall be con
sidered to extend lo embrace incorporated
Sec. 2. The several forfeitures in the
preceding section mentioned, may be re
covered by action of debt, or on the case,
in the name and to the use of the State, or
by indictment; and it shall be the duty of
the grand jury in each county to indict
any person guilty of a violation of either
of the provisions of the first section of this
Sec. 3. It shall be the duty of the
proper circuit attorney, upon satisfactory
information, to institute and prosecute, in
the proper circuit court, all civil suits for
the recovery of the forfeitures in the pre
ceding sections mentioned.
Sec. 4. If any person exercising any
business or occupation by virtue of a li
cense granted in this State, shall violate
cither of the provisions of the first section
of this act, the license of the person so
offending shall be forfeited, and he shall be
liable on conviction of such offence, to all
the penalties imposed by law for exercising
such business or occupation without li
cense, if, after such forfeiture, he shall con
tinue to exercise such business or occupa
tion without obtaining a new license.
Sec. 5. If any incorporated company
in this State, shall violate either of the pro
visions of the first section of this act, the
charter of such company shall be forfeited;
and it shall be the duty of the circuit at
torney of the proper circuit, or such other
person as the Governor may appoint, to
institute legal proceedings against such in
corporated company in the manner hereto
fore provided.
Sec. C. Whenever the Governor shall
be satisfied that there is probable cause
for proceedings against any such incor
ated company, for violation of any of the
provisions of this act, it shall be his duty
to direct the circuit attorney of the proper
circuit, or such other person as the Gover
nor may appoint, to file in the office of the
Clerk of the Circuit Court allegations spe
cifying the charges upon which such pro
ceeding is instituted, and upon the filing of
such allegations a summons, accompanied
with a copy of the allegations shall be
issued by the clerk, commanding such in
corporated company, by the corporate
name thereof, to appear and answer the
complaints of the State, which summons
shall be returnable in like time, and man
ner, and subject to the same rules and regu
lations as processes in case of individuals.
Sec. 7. When any such summons shall
be issued against any incorporated com
pany, service on the president, or cashier.
or secretary, or chief clerk, or to any di
rector or trustee or manager of such com
pany, shall be deemed sufficient service of
such summons.
Sec. 8. No proceeding, instituted under
the provisions of this act, shall be dismissed
on account of any defect in any of the
allegations filed, but the same may be
amended in such time and manner as the
court shall direct.
Sec. 9. To the charges in the allega
tions contained, such company may plead
not guilty, and therefore the State shall
take issue, which issue shall be tried in the
same manner as a like issue between the
State and an individual.
Sec. 10. . If such company shall be
found guilty of any of the charges in such
allegations contained, the charier of such
comoanv shall be adiudued forfeited, and
the corporation dissolved, and the costs of
the proceedings shall also be adjudged
against such company. If judgment of
acquittal shall be rendered, the costs shall
be paid by the State.
Sec. 11. The proceedings upon such
allegations shall be instituted and prosecu
ted to final judgment, in any circuit court
of any county adjoining the county in
which such incorporated company may be
Sec. 12. No incorporated company in
this State, except the Bank of the State of
Missouri and its branches, shall exercise
any banking powers or privileges what
ever, either by issuing money, by receiving
money on deposit, by discounting bonds,
bills or notes, or by buying or selling bills
of exchange, or other money securities;
and all clauses in any act of incorporation,
except as aforesaid, conferring any such
powers or priviliges, are hereby declared
to be contrary to the constitution of this
State, and null and void; and if any such
incorporated company, except as aforesaid,
shall loan money, receive money on depos
ite, discount bonds, notes or bills, buy or
sell bonds, notes, bills of exchange or other
money securities, or loan bank paper, after
the first day of June next, the charter of
such incorporated company shall be for
feited, and the same measures shall be taken
by the same officer or person, and in the
same court, for declaring and adjudging
such forfeiture, as provided in the preced
ing sections of this act for violations by
incorporated companies of cither of the
provisions of the first section of this act.
Sec. 12. Whenever any circuit attor
ney shall be satisfied that there is probable
cause for proceedings against any incor
porated company, within his circuit, for
violation of any of the provisions of this
act, it shall be his duty to institute and
prosecute such proceedings in the same
way as if he was directed to do so by the
Sec. 13. Every circuit court shall cause
this act to be read to the grand jury of
eacn county in me circuit.
Sec. 14. Tho Secretary of State shall
cause this act to be published in each
newspaper printed in this State, as soon
after its passage as practicable.
Sec. 15. This act shall take effect from
its passage.
It is he who confers a benefit who gath
ers its most precious fruit.
Then, fare thee well my own dear love,
This world has now for us
No greater grief, no pain above
The pain of parting thus,
Dear love!
The pain of parting this.
Had we but known, since first we met,
Some few short hours of bliss,
We might, in numbering them, forget
The deep, deep pain of this,
Dear love!
The deep, deep pain of tli's.
But no, alas, we've never seen
One glimpse of pleasure's ray,
But still there came some cloud between,
And chased it all away,
Dear love!
And chased it all away,
Yet even could those sad moments last,
Far dearer to my heart
Were hours of grief, together past,
Than years of mirth apart,
Dear love !
Than years of mirth apart.
Farewell ! our hope was born in fears,
And nurst 'mid vain regrets;
Like winter suns, it rose in tears,
Like them in tears it sets,
Dear love !
Like them in tears it sets.
THE TARIFF. We take the following
common sense view of the Protective Pol
icy from a Locofoco paper, called the
"True Democrat," published in Chillicothe,
Ohio. It is abdut as consistent for a man
who entertains such views, to suppott Mr.
Van Buren, as it would be for a preacher
of the gospel to espouse and recommend
the Devil's interest:
"We lay it down," says the True Demo
crat, "as a common sense rule, that an indi
vidual should never employ another person
to do what he can conveniently do himself;
that a family should never go abroad to
buy that which they can conveniently buy
at home; and that a town and county stand
in the same relation to each other that in
dividuals do in a single family. We feel
that every American citizen, native or
adopted, is a near relative, constituting one
great family of relatives, mutually depend
ent every one on the other, and that, as
such, we must all fall or rise together. Now,
the simple question is, shall we prefer the
labor of these relatives, before that of
strangers? We say that it is every one's
duty first to prefer his own household;
next his own town or neighborhood; then
his State and the Union at large, AL
WAYS giving American productions the
preference before those of Foreign Coun
tries. These are our feelings and this is
our common sense view of the matter, and
we are free to declare it. If there are any
among us, native or adopted, who feel oth
erwise, let them reflect for a moment what
would be their and our condition were we
to be suddenly involved in war with some
foreign power like that of Great Britain, a
thing which happened twice within the re
collection of some of us, and may again
happen before the close of another year."
Why is a lover's sighs like long stockings?
Because they are heigh-ho's, (high hose.)
Why is a market like a love letter?
Because it contains tender-lines.
Why is a young lady like a due bill?
Because she ought to be "settled off" as
soon as she "comes to maturity!"
A Leap Year Anecdote. The editor
of the Nantucket Telegraph overheard the
following dialogue on New Year's night:
"Will you take my arm," said a gallant
to a young lady after the dance broke up.
"La, yes and you too, seeing its leap
year," was the quick reply.
We were forcibly struck a few days
since, with a remark made by an old and
affluent citizen. Speaking of his habits,
and of his constant attention to something
which occupied his mind, ho. said that he
always felt better, physically and mentally,
when employed in some useful pursuit, be
cause in the first place he knew he was
discharging his duty as a member of so
ciety and a man, and in the second, he
was prevented from indulging in painful
thoughts. This is sound philosophy. The
idler, whether rich or poor, young or old,
is far more apt to be annoyed by disagree
able reflections, to feel moody and discon
tented, to be hurried on into temptation
and crime, than the individual who, no
matter what his condition in a pecuniary
point of view, seeks to keep both mind and
body properly employed,' and thus to shut
out feverish desires and nervous phantas
magoria, which idleness is certain to call
into existence. Every individual lias a
part to play in the drama of life, and that
man . is happiest, be he rich or poor, who
with a proper consciousness of right and
wrong, virtue and vice, keeps his mind and
body in a wholesome slate of exercise,
ulways careful to bo prompted in his move
ments by honor, honesty and conscientiousness.
From the Mew Orleans Price Current.
IN'cw Tobacco Inspection Law.
Regulating the Inspection of Tobacco in
Hogsheads and Casks.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate aud
House of Representatives of the State of
ltouisianu m general assembly convened;
That there shall be appointed by the Gov
ernor and Senate from time to time, eight
Inspectors of Tobacco for the City of La
fayette. That from and after the first day
of May 1844 no owner or owners, nor
agent or agents of owners of Tobacco shall
offer the same for sale, until it shall have
been inspected in the manner herein direc
ted, under the penalty of fifty dollars for
every such offence, and as to each and ev
ery hhd. of Tobacco, and that the two ad
ditional Inspectors contemplated by the
provisions of this act be appointed forth
with. Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, dc, That
the owner or owners, or agent or agents of
owners of Tobacco brought into the city
of New Orleans, and intended for sale
therein, are hereby required to give notice
to the said inspectors at their office, that
the same may be inspected; and that at
least two of the said inspectors shall be pre
sent at every inspection, and in case of dis
agreement as to quality a third inspector
shall be called to decide; and no inspector
appointed in pursuance of this act shall ei
ther directly or indirectly buy or sell tobac
co on his own account, nor act in the sale
of tobacco as broker, agent or factor for
any other person, under the penalty of four
hundred dollars for every such offence.
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted, dc. That
from and after the first day of May, eigh
teen hundred and forty-four, it 'shall be
the duty of each and every Inspector of
Tobacco, when a hlid. or cask of Tobacco
is opened for inspection, to examine the
same carefully in at least three different
places, and to have a true and just sample
drawn therefrom, (and neatly put up by the
Inspector) for ;the use of the vender and
purchasers; that before pronouncing upon
the quality of the same, in no case shall the
brand or other mark be affixed on the hogs
head, cask or sample, until at least two in
spectors have agreed on the quality thereof:
the brand or mark to be affixed on the hogs
head or cask to correspond with that on the
sample and classed as follows: Admitted or
refused. That all Tobacco shall be classed
"Admitted" unless the same shall consist
chiefly of ground leaves, decayed, wet or
damaged Tobacco, or in a state too moist
to keep; that if any hhd. be partially dam
aged, to an extent not exceeding ten per
cent., said damage shall be cat oli", and the
samples be marked, "Trimmed or Cut," and
the probable weight cut off be marked on
the label of the sample; that all tobacco
shall be classed as "refused" when damaged
lo an extent exceeding ten per cent on the
net weight of the hogshead, or when the
same shall consist chiefly of ground leaves,
lugs, wet or damaged tobacco, or tobacco
in a state too moist to keep; Provided,
That from and after the first day of May
next ensuing, any person or persons requi
ring tobacco in hhds. or casks inspected by
stripping off the casks to ascertain the ac
tual tare thereof, and more fully to deter
mine whether the tobacco is firmly packed,
and free from trash, shall have that right
granted to them by notifying the inspector
to that effect: The inspector in that case
shall cause the hhd. or cask to be upended
by the necessary coopers and laborers sup
plied by the owner or consignee, so that
the space of eighteen square feet shall be
allowed by the warehouse keeper for each
hhd or cask: the inspector shall then cause
the hhd. or cask to be uncased or opened,
and the empty hhd. or cask taken off and
weighed, and the tare thereof inscribed
thereon; after which the empty hhd. or
cask shall be relumed on the tobacco from
which it came, and coopered up in good
shipping order, approved by the inspector,
for which service the owner or owners or
consignee shall pay over and above the
charges allowed by law, heretofore provi
ded for, twenty cents per hhd. additional
fee lo the inspector, and forty cents to the
coopers for such extra labor. And it shall
be the duty of the inspector to certify the
actual tare in his certificate, and that the
cask has been actually stripped.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted, $-c. That
if any person or persons shall alter or erase
any brand or mark of said inspectors, eve
ry person so offending shall forfeit and pay
the sum of one hundred dollars for every
cask, hhd. or sample label, the brands or
marks of which shall have been so altered
or erased.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted, $-r. That
nothing herein contained shall be construed
to extend to tobacco in carrots, or to strip
ped or stemmed tobacco, or to tobacco
stems in hhds, nor to leaf tobacco in hluis.,
boxes or bales, intcned for reshipmcnt with
out sale, unless at the request
of the
owner of the same.
Sec 6. Be it further enacted, t$ e. That
on the passage of this act, the Governor
shall appoint, with the advice and consent
of the Senate, suitable tobacco inspectors,
according to the provisions of this act, to
serve until the first day of February 1815
and for every two years thereafter; and
in case of death or resignation of any of
said tobacco inspectors during the recces of
the Legislature, the Governor shall make
temporary appointments, which shall expire
at the end of the next session thereafter.
Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, frc. That
the two inspectors appointed for tho city of
Lafayette shall be subject to the same du
ties and penalties, and receive the same
compensations that are established and pro
vided in this act for I he ini-pectcis of the
t'itv of New Oilcans.
Sec. 8. Be it further enacted, $c. That
from and after the first day of October
next, all hhds. or casks of tobacco, which
shall be offered for sale in the City and Port
of New Orleans, shall be made of well sea
soned timber.
Signed, C. DERBIGNY,
Speaker of the H. of Representatives.
President of the Senate.
Approved March 25th 1844.
Governor of the State of Louisiana.
The London Sun thus mourns over the
prospects in this country:
"There seems to be a growing impress
ion that nothing will be done relative to the
tariff, until the new President is elected,
and as Mr. Van Buren is understood to be
favorable to a low tariff we see with regret
that his prosjtccts are becoming "small by de
grees and beautifully less."
Here is an instance of that mental my
opism with which some men are afflicted
making it impossible for them to perceive
consequences that are more remote than
the length of their own noses. The Lon
don Sun would have Mr. Van Buren elect
ed because under his administration the
policy of the United States would be to
favor English manufactures at the expense
of America; but the sagacious editor does
not reflect, or perhaps he does not know,
that if Mr. Van Buren is elected he comes
in with a tail, the first and largest joint of
which is one Thomas II. Benton;, and that
the key note of Mr. Thomas II. Benton's
political song is "war with England" with
cause or without cause for Oregon or for
anything, or nothing war with England
at all hazards. Now we take it that one
year of war between England and tho
United States would sweep away from the
farmer all the profits of so-called "free
trade" for twenty years; and for our own
part we confess, so great is our horror of
war, that we would be content even to see
American industry laboring for twenty
years under all the disadvantages of such
one-sided free trade as England desires,
rather than encounter the miseries of a
war with England or any other great
power, however successful it might be, and
fruitful in warlike glories. Jour. Com.
Dancing. A young man who had at
tended more to the cultivation of his
heels than of his mind, flattered himself
that he could better his condition by shak
ing his fcef, rather than an empty skull,
issued the following proposals:
Dan Sing Skull.
miss ter lightfoot propoises to o pen a dan
sing skull in witch that hellcgunt hart will
be tort in the new west fashun. Ladies
and gentlemun hoo ma sea fight to patrun
eyes him in his under take in will please to
sin thare nams to this paper. Skull toe
bee o pen as sun as twen tea sinners do sin.
Home Made. We have been supplied
from the store of Messrs. Nash & Fontain,
with a superior article of Chewing To
bacco, manufactured by J. M. Feaile, Esq.,
of Chariton, co., Mo. We are no judges
of the "weed" as we do not use it in any
shape; but a friend of ours who (as he
says) "has been whetting his grinders" on
it, pronounces it equal to the best Vir
ginia Manufacture. Hannibal Journal.
Poetical. I sat by the open window
on a fine dewy evening; the stars shown
out, and the moon flung ber mild beams
over the rocks that boundfid my view; the
birds had retired to rest; the wakeful frogs
made music in the neighboring marsh; the
fire flies bespangled the darkness; I locked
out on the charming scene; 1 raised my
eyes to the milky way, and recollected
I had no clean shirt for Sunday!
Confab, between two fashionable girls:
"It seems too cruel to kill so many animals
for their fur thirty six poor squirrels put
to death to make a muff for us!" "Yes, it
is cruel. Why don't the monsters take
their skins off without killing!"
"Take care of the paint," as the French
girls say when a gentleman goes lo kiss
"Music and drawing taught here," as the
man said when he was pulling a wheel
barrow through tho streets without any
oil on its axles.
"I'm laying down the law," as the client
said when he floored his counsellor.
King Charles and Dr. Bushby. King
Charles 11, on a certain time, paying a visit
to Dr. Bushby, the doctor is said to have
strutted through the school room with his
hat upon his head, while his majesty walked
coniplaisanlly behind him with his hat
under his arm; but when he was taking his
leave at the door, the doctor, with great
humility, thus addressed the king "I hope
your majesty will excuse my want of re
spect hitherto; but if my boys were to
imagine there was a greater man in the
kingdom than myself, I should never be
able to rule them."
Rewards of Merit. -"Sam," said one lit
tle urchin to'another, the other day, "Sam,
does your school-master ever give you Bny
rewards of merit?"
"1 s'nosc he docs," was the rejoinder.
,,C e,vcs M1C " 11 ,, b ' '
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and says i rainu iwu.
There is much truth in the following
maxim, by one of the ancient sages "A
small neglect often breeds great mischief
for want of a nail, the shoe is lost for
want of a shoe, the horse is lost for want
of a horse, the rider is lost."
The most disagreeable situation for a
worthy man. is to be unable to reconcile
his heart and his conduct.
When I wish to judge the character of
a man whom I have not time to study, I .
always inquire in the first place, whether he
has preserved his earliest friends.
The happiness or iinhappiness f life de
pcnJs more on little ciicuinstances or inttr
ests of the heart, tln on the events appar
cnttv f the statist importance.

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