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We publish with pleasure the following poetical
effusion by a valued fiiend. Although young in years,
he has contributed some fine things to the periodical lit
erature of the day. The law is a jealous mistress, but
till our friend will steal away from her tomes of Nor
man jargon, occasionally, and revel in the shady bowers
of poesy. If it were not for -the injunction ot secresy
contained in the note accompanying " the Old Man's
Soliloquy," we would certainly accompany it with the
writer's name. Our readers may look for an occa
sional treat from the gifted pen of the " Leydon Bard."
FOR TUB CADIZ SENTINEL.
THE OLD MAIN'S SOLILOQUY.
BT THE LEVDON BARD.
Ha ! what a toilsome race I've ran
Upon this couree of strife.
Since first my infant steps began
To move and bound with life?
How heavy has the load became
Which I am doomed to bear;
How wearily upon my frame
Turn these frail limbs I wear?
Alas, alas, I'm helpless now
With old and hoary aee,
Lone years of grief have blanched my brow,
.. With their triumphant rage j
All early hopes have vanished too
Beyond my feeble grasp ;
No longer them I seek to woo,
Or dream their shades to clasp.
The young, tho thoughtless nnd the gny,
Laugh my white locks to scorn ;
And hasten from my sight away
As tbou'', a demon born !
With vai ..jntempt they pass me by
My bending form to scan ;
And with a sneering accent cry,
"There goes Vie poor old man !"
Ah ! they forget that long ago
I too was hale and young;
And with the glee of childhood's glow
To their fond idols clung!
That in the days of happy youth
I leaped at pleasure's call ;
And 'mid my comrades then, forsooth,
Was gayest of them all !
How mould'ring time flings to decay
The joys, we boast to span !
How soon youth's follies fide away
Beneath the age of man!
Swift, as tho darting eagle's flight,
Tho season hurries on ;
And not till launched in manhood's night
Arc they aware 'tis gone!
Oh! that they mitrht but understand,
How oft fair childhood's flowers
Could well be culled by youth's fresh hand,
To cheer their after hours !
Then would life be another scene
From that which round us lies;
A lovety landscape, fair nnd green,
Whose foliage never dies!
FOR THE CADIZ SENTINEL.
CATCIII3VG A UACIIELOIt.
AN APRIL FOOL STORY.
BY THE EDITOR.
Tho fame of the Hon. It. B-
elled not only over these United States, hut was
well known in various parts of Europe, particu
larly at the Court of St. James. He at one time
represented a district of Western Pennsylvania
in Congress, and while occupying a scat in that
body, ho becamo distinguished for his profound
learning, logical rjasonitig'and powers of elo
quence. A3 a debater, he had few equals, and
being a decided advocate of the Tariff policy, it
appeared to be a sort of ambitious pleasure for
him to meet the oppouents of that measure in
wordy combat. Although an eminent and eru
dite lawyer, yet he appeared to take more de
light in the study of political economy and the
Science of Government, than in perusing the dry
pages of My Lord Coke's " black lettered lear
ning." His books were tho only mistress at
whose shrine he worshipped tho only deity to
whom ho bowed. He mingled but little among
his fellow-citizens, and was never seen enter
taining " tho masses " at tho street corners and
at the public houses. Occasionally, when any
thing of general interest was brought before
town meeting, ho would consent to mako a
speech, and immediately leavp when througl
Ho was rarely seen at parties of pleasure, partic
ularly where tho "softer sex" were assembled
and never ventured to interchange with them
" those sweet unutterable words," the eloquence
which lovo employs,
Men of gunius are said to bo always slovenly
and of course B could not help being slo
venly also. Many amusing anecdotes are told of
his carelessness, one only of which I will relate
and then proceed to the " subject under consid
oration." He had an old negro washer-woman
named Nelly,, who took great delight in starch
ing the line linens of our old bachelor friond.
Nelly Called regularly once a week at tho rooms
of the "old , coon," to take away his linens
Each week tho number of pieces seemed to be
decreasing, and poor Nelly began to have seri
ous apprehensions that some feminine African
was sharing the profits, but as long ns she was
not formally dismissed, she said nothing on the
subject. At length B - , in dressing him-
, self one day, did not succeed in finding a single
piece of linen in his wardrobe. His suspicions
against Nelly were at once aroused,, and ho ac
cused her of want of honesty. Sho protested her
innocence. But there was the empty wardrobe,
and sho alone had access to it. Nelly was dis-
missed, and the milliner was set to work, to fit up
a new lot. roor ieny maue uie iihuci &uuwii
to some of her fiiends, determining that not a
shade of suspicion should darken her fair
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fame. Some person suggested to her that
B , although lie put on clean linens,
sometimes forgot to take off the old ones; and
Nelly lost no time, to see him relative to the
" Massa B ," she said, while the big
tears were streaming dowu the furrows of her
sable countenance, " doy tell movthat you has
got nil the shirts on what was lost, sarlin it is,
massa, dat Nelly is not to blame." B
looked duinb-foutidtid, but the sorrowful coun
tenance of the old negro forbade him treating
her in any manner tho least unkind. He drop
ped the Now York Albion, (a paper which he
was fond of perusing,) and upon examination,
actually discovered that ho had fourteen ihirli
But, I have digressed. I have said that
B had an aversion to the society of ladies,
md as he had seen the flowers of some fifty
summers h 00m on I us beauiliui eann, 11 was
scarcely presumable that he possessed a hearl
vulnerable to the shufls of Cupid. Some w;igs
who were acquainted with the peculiarities of
bis character, took it into their heads to have
sport at his expense on the fust of April
last, all fool's day." Judge B
-of the U.
Court was a particular friend of Mr. B ,
and whenever he visited the city of P , our
hero never failed to call upon him. The Judge
generally put up at tbo houao of Mr. A ,
who had a very interesting and accomplished
daughter. The aforesaid wags, it appears, had ap
prized Miss A of the trick they proposed
playing off, and having no particular aversion to
fun, she yielded her consent. On the morning
of the first of April, our wags came across the
old bachelor, and (old him that his friend Judge
B was in town, at tho house of Mr.
, and wished to see him forthwith.
lost no time, but stalled down town
immediately. Arriving at ihe house of Mr.
he rang the bell, and Miss A
received h:m at Ihe door, and invited him to
walk in. "I wish lo see Judge B ; I be
lieve he stops with you, said the old woman
hater, looking through his spectacles very anx
iously upon tho pleasant countenance of the
d-imsel.--" No, sir, he does nol. nor have I heard
that he is in the cily at all." B was com
plelely " obflusticated," as they say out in Illi
nois: " he spake not a word.
But like a dumb statue or brcathlens stone.
Stared on the damsel, nnd look'd deadly pale."
" There was silence for the space of" consid
erable time. Jj bit His nnger nuns, an
amusonient of which he was very fond, but could
not got a word out. " O! were I in tho Court
House, (thought he to himself,) in the midst of a
difficult ejectment suit, ov in Congress demolish
ing tho arguments of South Carolina milliners
and Virginia abstractionists any where else but
here. What am I to do? whither shall 1 flee?"
At length, Miss A
broke the silenco,
(ladies arc always tho first to break silence,) but
she did not tell him that it was the first ot April,
as she was fully conscious that he was aware of
that fact already!
Miss A was justly celobratod for her
line conversational powers, and she entertained
Mr. B very agreeably indeed. His em
barrassment passed ofiTike a summer's cloud, and
the sunshine of the lady's brilliant eyes beamed
bright and beautiful before him. Ho was in a
steel trap! Tirno flew unheeded by hours ap
peared but as momenta to our hero; and it was
not until "twilight dews were falling," that the
old bachelor was aware of tho length of his visit.
For once in his lifo he fell "all ovcrish," as Jon
athan Slick says, and began lo think that there
were " more things in heaven and earth, than
were dreamed oft' in his philosophy." Ho told
the young ludy a round unvarnished talo of his
bachelor lifo -a bachelor's troubles and a bache
lor's clouds! And "these things to hear did
Miss A seriously incline;" and sho told
him if ho had any good friend of his, who wish
ed to shako off tho dull monotony of single bles sedness,
he had but to teach him how to repeal
his own tale, and that would woo her. Upon
this hint, like Othello, the Moor, did the old
bachelor himself speuk. His heart had been
touched by the elect t ic flame of love, and it was
"love at first sight," loo! He declared his pas
sion whether on bended knees or not, this de
ponent is not informed " popped the question,"
as they say down east among the Yankees, and
" Not so badly fooled, after all," said Cuiblos
to himself, as he was leaving tho house of Mr.
A true I have not seen my friend of
the woolsack and black robes, but who cares 1
have wooed and won a fair maiden in double
quick time. Sho is intelligent, and what is bet
ter, has a glorious fine ankle! The young wtgs
will laugh out of tho other side of their mouths,
who fooled mo so bad! ha! ha! ha!" J lie
"old cooii" tasted the honey on the young
maiden's lips, and bade her good night !
B visited iho houso of Mr. A
daily, and he became so fond of tho society of
Miss A , that ho fell miserable when ab
sent from her. Coko and Plowdcn, were allow
ed to slumber on dusty shelves essays on banks,
tariffs and political economy, were thrown asido
as drv and useless. " Lalla Rookh" and the
" Loves of the Angols" wcro considered deci
dedly sentimental, useful, instructing and alto-
gether the best works for a man's library ! Moon
light rambles along the margin of the limpid Al
legheny, at the witching hour of midnight, when
Diana's silvery beams were dancing upon the
Lluo waters, were regarded as more conducive
to health and happiness, than " trimming the
midnight lamp," in a close, illy ventillatcd room.
And he thought Tasso was a happy mortal and a
w. so man, and Lord Is icon was a fool ! Bear s
oil, otto of roses, cologne, and all that sort
ling, were put into requisition to flavor the
old bachelors person, when in the company of
his Laura! What great fools these old bache
lors will make of themselves! they are infinite
ly wotsc than the sickly, sentimental school-boy
of seventeen summers! Whithersoever went
M'ss A , there was seen Mr. B : he
stuck to her closer than a brother. In the ball
100:11, the "dry bones" of Benedict might le
heard rattling among the soft and tender sinews
of 1 It t lo boys and girls, like an old oaken tree
shorn of its bark, amidst a nursery of young
shoots! And in the holy sanctuary, where nev
er before was seen his countenance, ho was a
weekly visiter, and even if Miss A seated
herself in. tho choir, there was Mr. B at
nor side, even thougn tuo whole congregation
hold split their sides with laughter! Perseve
rance, said cicneca, will scale tlio most rugged
mountain; and it is only by perseverance, some
times, that men can expect lo win the object of
their adoration. My last daily paper from the
containcd the following an
nouncement, right under a picture of two hearts
pierced by an arrow: "Married, on the
instant, by the Rev. G U , D I)., the
Hon. II. B to Miss A. E. A , daugh
ter of J. A Lsq., all of this city."
Who wouldn't be an" April Fool!"
SHORT PATENT SERMON.
Those are the words of my text for this occasion.
Touch us gently time
Let us glide adowu thy stream
Gently an we sometime glide
Through a quiet dream!
My hearcis you may travel all over the world,
and at the same time you are doing nothing but
going through the world. This you know, as
well as I, is sometimes hard digging; but a little
pushing, perseverance, and tho sweet oil of hope,
generally overcome all difiicultes. No matter
where wo seek repose in this jostling world,
Time will keep stirring us up with sticks and po-
King straws at us. roots talk about tune Hit
ting by, with silken wing and rustling sound, and
feet that gently fall on flowers; but for my part,
1 think he comes tiainping along with the big
gest kind of boots, crushing at every tread some
of us, fioor insects, into tho dust of death, and
most horribly mangling others.
iJy friends if piayors would avail any thing,
would be our daily petition that Time would
touch us gently that we might be permitted to
glide down tho stream of lite as gently as we
sometimes glide through a pleasant dscam. Life
liter all, is little more than a dream. Wo revel
imid imaginary pleasure grunt and groan be
neath fancied ilis have now and then a touch
of tlio nightmatc and are occasionally delight
ed with the deceitful visions of bliss. I some
times doubt whether I really live and move and
have a being, or am laboring under a pleasant de
lusion who'ih'ei'j'as the Iranscendentalist would
say, there is au actuality affiliated with nn ideal
and carnasious existence. But what's the odds
loiv me to ask, so long as we are happy?
My dear friends as for asking Time to touch
us gently, we might as well request a thunder
bolt to descend without noise, in consequence
of family sickness. While time handles us ten
derly kisses and caresses us, as it were, with
parental affection waters and nourishes ottrope
uing buds of dolight. fills our bosoms with bo
nnets of hone's lovliest flowers allows neither
care, trouble nor sorrow to torment us and with
a wary wing, secins careful not to brush a parti
cle! ot youthful bloom from our chocks. But, my
dearly beloved brethren, when a few years have
rolled away, wc fi-el that time drives us in his
old wagon along rougher roads than wo have
been accuulomed to travel, and at a much swift
er pace; that ho is sowing salt in the once
green pasture? ot our hearts that ho is strew
ing thorns and thistles where sweetest of rosos
once bloomed and that ho is robbing us ot
joys winch tho world can never again bestow.
When wc look in the glass and find furrows
ploughed in our ficoa, wrinkles upon our brows,
and whole handfuls of hair torn from our top
knots, we cannot but cotno to tho conclusion
that Time has handled us roughly; and enter
taining this idea, wo are not quite so much mis
taken as wa3 tho somnambulis', who imagined
that a moonbeam had set his shirt-tail a-firc.
My worthy hearers let Timo use you as he
may, you ought all to prepare for tho dread cri
sis that awaits you. Commence to-day, for you
are not sure of living any decent length of tunc.
Nay, lo-moriow you may bo cold tallow, done
up in tho rag and laid aside. Even you, little
babies! you admired specimens of domestic man
ufacture ! you juvenile joys of milk ! Yon may
spring a leak in less than a week, and let life's
contents soak into the earth; andwhero will you
be, I ask, unless your parents possess sufficient
piety to oflbr up sufficient prayers in your be
half? And you older ones! tho hoops may fly
olf from your barrels before you are aware of it,
allowing all the vital brino to escape, and leave
you tainting in tho moulding sepulchre. Time,
the old man-rnowcr, is in the midst of us all
whetting his scythe- for the next fatal stroke. 1
know not tho victim soon to fall before his keon
edged bushwhacker, or I would point him out.
Perhaps it is myself; for I feel that I am almost
gono to seed, and am half ripo for the harvest;
but certain it is that somo 0110 must shortly go
for on every side wc constantly behold, in Ihe
great family of mankind, many falling into dust
to rise no more. Oh! it is a melancholy Bight lo
see so many of our friends annually dropping,
like loaves and tendrils from the troos, to be
trod upon by thc'carcless foot of posterity, and
have tho ploughs of generations intermingle their
sacred ashes with tho vilo earth that nourishes
potatoes, pumpkins, turnips and toadstools! It
is mournful to reflect upon iho frailty of human
ox'sterrco ; and sadder still lo think that llio bcau-
tiful materials of mortals should thus be cast to
the four winds of heaven, or loft to rot and en
rich the soil from whence they sprang. But, my
dear friends, we have this consolat ion, that while
wo drop a tear npon tho dust of former friend
ship, we can say, in tho assurance of heavenly
hope, his is not the end of man. So mote it be!
The Ball Itoom and Home.
A bll room! what a scene of cominon-place!
how hackneyed in novels, how trite in ordinary
life, and yet bill rooms h ivo a character in all
igcs. something in the l'ghis, the crowd, the
music, conduces to stir up many of the thoughts
that belong to t'mcv and romance. It is a mel
ancholy scene to men after a certain age. It re
vives m.iny of iltosc lghter and more graceful
images connected with the wandering desires of
youf-: fhudows that crossed us, nnd secerned
love, but were not, having much 01 ine grace
and charm, but none of the pnssion and tragedy
of love. So many of our earliest and gentlest
lecollcclions ate connected with those chalkcu
floors, and that music painfully gay, and those
quiet nooks and corners, where the talk that ho
vers about the heart and does not touch it has
been held. A part and unsympalhising in that
austercr wisdom which comes to us after deep
passions have been excited wo see form after
torm chasing the uutteillics mat dazzle us no
lougcr among tho flowers that have evermore
lost their fragrance.
Somehow or other, it is 0110 of the scenes that
remind us rno3t forcibly of the loss of youth!
We are brought so closely in contact with the
young and Willi the sliort-liveu pleasures mat
once pleased us, and have forfeited all bloom
IIupiiv the man who turns from "the tinkling
cymbal" and "the gallery of pictures," and can
think of some watchtul eye and some kind heart
at homo. But those who have no home ana
they are a numerous tribe never feel loncliet
hermits or sadder moralists than in such a crowd
SnyistRS nnd Sentiments oftiic Ancient
Poets 011 Lite mid Death.
"Life, as well as all other things, has its
bounds assigned by nature; and its conclusion
like the lust act of a play, is old age the fatigue
of which we ought to shun, especially when our
appetites are fully. satisfied. -Cicero.
Socrates, on the day of his execution, a little
before the draught of poison was brought to him
entertaining his friends with a discourse on the
immortality of the soul, has these words: " Whe
ther or no God will approve of my actions,
know not, but this I am sure of, that 1 have at
all times made it my endeavor to please him, and
I have a good hope that this my hope will be ac
cepted by htm."
"In this life no mm has so much care as he
who endeavors after the most happiness." JSion
Epaminondas, being asked whether Chabrias.
fphicrates, or ho himcelf, deserved most to be
esteemed, replied, "lou must hist see us die
before that question can be answered."
"Death only closes a man's reputation, and
determines it as good or bad." Phahtris.
" It is in human lifo as in a game at table
one may wish wo had tho highest cast; but if our
chance be otherwise, it i3 our duty to play as
well as we can. and make the best of it. 7 Plu
Silenus, being asked what was the bpst thing
that could behd man, answered, " ihat
was beat fur all never to be born, or to die immc
diatcly after one's birth."
" Thrice happy they, beneath their northern skies.
Who Ihat worst fear, the tear ot death, despise:
Hence they no cares for this frail being feel,
But rush undaunted on the pointed steel;
Provoke approaching fate, and bravely Scorn
To snare that life, which must too soon return."
"Oh, the precarious turns of human stata!
How blind is man how thoughtless of his fate!
Oft through his limbs death's fatal arrows creep.
When, Bunk, he lies in luxury and sleep.'
" Be not grieved ahove measure for thy de
ceased friends; they arc not dead, but have only
finished th it loumey which it is necessary for
every one of 113 to take. We ourselves must go
to that place of reception, in whxh they are all
of them assembled; ami in this general rendez
vous of ninukind, livo together in another state
of being." Antiphancs.
TiairTATio.v. To resist temptation once, is
nol sufficient proof of honesty. If a servant, in
deed wuto to te.sist the continued temptation of
silver lying in a window, as some people let it
lie, when he is sure his master docs not know
how much there is of it, he would give a strong
proof of honesty. But this is a proof to which
you have no right to put a man. You know, hu
manly speaking, there is a certain degree of
teniptation which will overcome any virtue.
Now, in so fir as you approach temptation fo a
man, you do him an injury; and, if ho is over
come, you share his guilt.- Johnson.
Ciiastitv. How largo a portion of chastity is
sent out of tho world by distant hint, or nodded
away, and cruelly winked into suspicion by the
envy of those who are past all temptation of it
themselves. How does the reputation of a help
less creature bleed by a report which the party,
who is at the pains to propagate it, beholds with
much pity and fellow-feeling that she is hear
tily sorry for it- -hopes in God, that it is not true;
however, as Archbishop Tillotson wittily ob
serves upon it, is resolved, in the mean time, to
give tho report her pass, that at least it may have
fair play to take its fortune in the world to be
believed or not. according to tho charity into
whoso hands it shall happen lo fall. Sterne.
Happiness. The carlh can bear a great do
grco of happiness; can boar it for long without
its bringing with it a curse or a disappointment.
It is in stillness nd in retirement where this
good fortune blooms tho best, and on that ac
count the world knows little of it, and has little
faith in it. But, thank God! it may bo abun
dantly found in all times and in oil countries;
and it is we whisper this to tho blessed ones
in order that wo may rejoice wiih them it is of
extremely rare occurrence when it haimons in
actual life, as, for the sake of effect, it happens
in books, that a strong current of happiness car
ries along with it unhnppincss ns in a drag-rope
The Joyois One. Adelaide devoted very
much time to her children; yet she continued tor
many others " a song of joy," iudisponsablo at all
festivities; and wherever her kind, fair counte
nance showed itself, under lowly roof or in lofty
costle. bv the song of mourning or the marriage
hymn, there was she greeted ns a messenger cf
heaven sent iorlh with consolation ana joy. one
was still the swan of whiteness, freshness, slen-
dcrncss, and grace, and the happiness of her
home was the living well 111 winch sue oatnea
Benefits and Injuries. There needs no
greater subtlety to prove that both benefits and
injuries receive tneir value irom me tiiieiiiioii,
when even brutes themselves ate able to decide
this question. Tread upon a dog by chance, 01
put him to pain upon tho dress.ng ot a wound;
the one he passes by as an accident, and the oth
er, in h's fashion, he acknowledges as a kind
ness; but offer to strike at hi in, and though you
do him no hurt at all, he flics yet in the face of
you, even for the m.sciiief you barely mount to
The Dvixo. But tho truth is, there belongs
to a dweller on the boidets of the kingdom ol
death, a peculiar rank, a peculiar worth, and the
man believes that the whispering of spirits from
the mysterious land reaches the car which bow
itself to them on this account the wise and the
strong of the earth listen silently, liko disciples
and piously like little children, lo the precepts
that are breathing forth Irom dying lips.
A Bhoke.n FoitTtrxE. Ovid finely compares a
broken fortune to a falling column; the lower it
sinks the greater weight it is obliged to sustain
Thus, when a man's circumstances are such that
he has no occasion to borrow, he finds numbers
willing to lend him; butshould his want be such,
that he sues for a trifle, it is two to one whether
he may be trusted with the smallest sum.- -Gold
Vamty. Tho vanity of voting men in having
fine clothes, and new-fashions, and valuing them
selves by them, is one of the most childish pieces
of folly that can be, and the occasion ot great
Diofuseness. and undoing of young men. Avoid
curiosity nnd too much expensiveness in your
apparel: be comely, plain, decent, cleanly, not
curious nor costly; it is a sign 01 a wean neao
niece to be sick for every new fashion, or to
think himself tho better in it, or the worso with
Labor the only Source of Wealth. It ii
to labor that man owes everything possessed of
changeable value. Labor is tho talisman that
has raised him from the condition of the savage
that has changed the desert and the lorcst into
cultivated fields; thai has covered the earth will
cities and the ocean with ships; that has given us
plenty, comfort, and eleg'.mce, instead of want
misery, and barbarism. Encyclopaedia Pritanni-
Slander and scandal differ much in the man
nor of their attack. Slander is " the pestilence
that waikelh in daikness," but scandal is " the
destruction that waste! h at noonday." Scanda
seldom looks forward to !ho consequences of its
acts, and sometimes repents of them; slander ev
or looks at the result of its labors, and is disap
pointed 11 it, la;l in its object. Slander is dehbe
rate: scandal is thoughtless. Malice is the com
pnnion of the one; folly is tho comrade of the
OATIEEIJIiVCiS ASD GOSS1PIXGS.
" A snapper up of unconsidered triflea."
" Its worry conwenicnl to find one's self marri
cd, not only to your vife, but to all her relations
as lives within hlty m:lcs round."
A western editor says he once hoard a wes
tern giil, atler giving her lover a hearty smack
exclaim, "Dog my cats, if you lmiut been taken
a little rye, old boss
Gentleness is a sort of mild atmosphere, and
it enleis into a child s soul, like the sunshine. in
to a rosebud, slowly but surely expanding it into
beauty and vigor.
There is a place in the fir west called " Sun
dowu." Ihe other side 01 it would lie au appro
priatc spot for holding a 451 eat whig mass meet
A Mr. Iluguins in Deleware, was lately nrtt
ricd to Miss House. There will be lots of hui
gings in that house if fortune favors
The exports from New Orleans, dm ing the
quarter, ending the 31st March, amounted lo
more than $ rJ,UOU,lHJl and more than tioublc
those of any previous quarter
Why is a negro like a man who keeps a gamb
ling house? Because black-tegs sustain him.
Gen. Boyer, who was driven out of Ilayti, is
making arrangements to proceed lo Jamaica, pro
bably to be near tho theatre 0) operations
Havli. Wo may expect soon to hear of dark
deeds in that quarter.
It is stated in Herapalh's (British) Railway
Magazine, that en invention is about being tried
to make boats go on ciu-als at somo thirty miles
an hour. Ihat would bo a "great go" indeed
The grand result of our exploring expedition
is, many thousand specimens ot plants, bird:
fish, reptiles, Sfc, itc, a minute history of which
with illustrations, is soon to nc published
A man in London, for a wager, recently drove
14 pair or 2$ horses, attached to a largo wagon
13 miles without accident
Tho London Times pars an annual stamp du
ly of .7,000 has 20,000 subscribers, and avc
rages 780 new advertisements daily.
Tun PoLK-A-mxoE. The democrats propose
to make tho whigs dance this now fashionable
danco from now till November, to the tune of
Polk and Dallas.
The Boston Atlas, in its rage at the democra
tic nominations, calls General Jackson a "super
an Hilled old dotard.
Tho election in Now York on Monday for
School officers, resulted generally in favor-of the
" Native" ticke Is, which were supjwrted by the
whigs en masse. Of course!
Cnpt. C. F. Di iscoll, late master of brig Hope,
N. Y. has been arrested on a charge of having
taken negroes from a port in Africa to soil them
as slaves. If tho charge is ustaincd, the pnn
ishmont is death.
A British vessel was plundered at Grenada a
short timosinco by pirates. . .-,-, i
Polk and Protection.
Tho following extract from a speech deliver
ed by Col. Polk of Tennessee, whilst a member
of Congress, in January, 1833, is a triumphant
refution of the charge that he is an advocate of
Free Trade.'1'' . It will be perceived, that so far
from having defended the doctrines imputed to
m by the whigs, he advocated a bill affording
Ihe amplest jrotection to the manufacturing in
terests: " No member of the committee (of which ho
was one.) who yielded his assent to this bill, I
may safely affirm, desires to prostrate the manu-
icttirer, nor Will such, in their ludgment be th
effect of the bill. I venture to affirm that the
bill, so far from prostrating these establishments.
iflbrds sufficient incidental protection to ena
ble all such as ate based on real, not borrowed,
capital, and which arc conducted with economy
and skill, not only to stand, under this bill, but
to realize greater rales of profit upon the capital
and labor employed, than is derived from any
other regular bmincss in the country ." .
Does this look like "Fkee Thadi:?"
1HA Clay scolt Kandolph's I.ifel
On pages 209 and 300 of a "Biography of
Cloy? written by his fiiend George D. Prentice
will be found the following:
"In due time the patties fired, and luckily for
both of them, or at least for Mr. Clay, Mr. RAN
DOLPHS LIFE WAS SAVED BY HIS GOWN.
The unseemly garment constituted such a vast
circumference, that tho locality of the thin and
swarthv Senator wa3 at least a matter of very
vague conjecture. Mr. Clay might as well have
filed into the outspread topof an oak, in the hope
of hitting a bird he supposed to be snugly perch
ed somewhere among the branches. His BALL
HIT Till CENTRE OF THE VISIBLE OB
JECT, but Randolpli was not there; and, of
course, the ball did no harm and no good."
This show s that Mr. Clay shot with the aim of
practised skill and deadly malice.
The Verdict of '32.
In 1832, when HENRY CLAL had a fair run
against uen. JAt;asu. lor tne Presidency, tno
vote stood as follows:
Jackson, 707,007 ,
Here is the recorded verdict of the PEOPLE,
by which it will be seen that Henry Clay was so
odious to the American People during the cam
paign of 1S32 that old Gen. JACKSON beat
him nearly HALF A MILLION of votes! Only
look at the verdict! Don. Union.
Signs in Schuylkill.
Tho Orwigsburg "Stimme des Volks" (Ger
man,) of last Saturday, contains a card, signed
ny i. IliwsixoER and Peter Bkeitioam, citi
zens of Port Clinton, who slate that their names
had been used by tho Clay Club, without their
authority and against their consent. They are,
is all sensible men should be, for Polk and Dal
Vol. Pol It at Home:
Tho Democrats of Tennessee are making pre
parations for holding the largest Democratic Mass
Meeting that has perhaps ever witnessed in the
United States. Il is to be held in Nashville,
some lime in tho month of August. Gen. An
drew Jackson", if Providence spares his life, will
preside; and the most distinguished speakers will
bo invited from all parts of the United States.
C7"Thc York Gazette says the whigs are very
curious to know what the K. 111 Mr. Polk s name
stands for, and gratifies their inquisitiveness by
informing them it means noon killer!
The full inline of the Democratic candidate
for the Presidency is James Knox Polk- and
whiggery will never survive the knocks which
s'ich a name is sure (0 give it. Democratic I -
Col, Poi.k. The Puis tun Atlas of Saturday
venluitsto aspeiso the ptivale charactct of Gov
ernor Pulk. It is no go. The National Intelli
gencer, the lending uhig journal, says:
"OF MR. POLK AS A PRIVATE GEN
TLEMAN, AND AS KNOWN TO US IN HIS
SOCIAL AND DOMESTIC RELATIONS,
WE HAVE NO DISPOSITION TO SPEAK
OTHERWISE THAN WITH ENTIRE RES
O-The whigs are all wrong in their doggerels
blind as beetles, bats and young puppies, else
Ihcy would pee that wo hive Iho "PoA-e, and
that their old tiag must wear it, provided he shows
lilo enough to make its use necessary. So here
Democrats, arouse ! advance ! advance !
Join gaily in the fray; -Since
now you have a gloriou3 chance ' rv,
of Polkin-g Harry Clay. . -
OrA gieat cry has been raised by the feder
al newspapers since (he nomination of Col. Polk
because he was defeated in his own stato for 1
Governor at the last election. These worthies
have forgot, perhaps, that ho was defeated at that
time, not by a majority, but a plurality of only
3,383 out of 112,7S1 votes." Had the friends
of Mr. Tyler not run a candidate at that timo, he '
undoubtedly would have been triumphantly elec
ted. They have forgot, too, that Federal whig
gory has always been in a majority often or fif
teen thousand in Tennessee. O yes, they have
forgot all these things! v,
Tho alteration in tho narno of the Presidential
and Vice Presidential candidates, is remarkable.
It speaks for itself, and speaks truly : ;
Polk and Patriotism .
Dallas and Democracy
Clay nnd Cootiery
Frelinghuysen and Federalism!
Facts for the People. Proclaim it in tho
eats of a virtuous people, that Henry ClayVbloo
dy hand" caused tho murder of Cillcy, and that
ho tried to quit his conscience by saying it would
"only be nino days' talk!"
Proclaim it m tho ears of every coon in tho
land, that Henry Claj, by a baso coalition with
John Quincy Adams, cheated General Jackson
out of tho Presidency in 1821, and that too, af
ter ho had been instructed lo vole for General
Jackson. -.. .,
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