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What is it but a Map of busy Lifo?—Coirpn-. PORTSMOUTH. VA. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 9, 1845. OIJR FLAG! FREE TRADE—LOW DUTIES—NO DEBT—SE PARATION FROM HANKS—ECONOMY—RE TRENCHMENT—AND STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE CONSTITUTION. THE GOVERNOR. I3y a joint resolution, offered by Mr. Ranks last Saturday, the House agreed to go into the elec tion of Governor to-morrow. EDITORIAL CONVENTION, N. C. 1 he editor of the Raleigh Standard in his last paper, we see, invites the editorial corps of North Carolina to meet in Convention at Raleigh on the 8th of January next, when lie promises to “ show them that some things can he done as well as others.” Friend Holden, that is rather selfish ; if you are going to have any good doings in Raleigh, you might have invited your neigh bors if they do not live exactly within the bounds of "Old Rip’s Farm.” THE PRESIDENTS MESSAGE. The manner in which the Annual Message of the Presideut has been received by all parties, with here and there a solitary exception in the ^ big ranks, has been highly complimentary to the good sense and patriotism of the American people. We have hardly heard a note of disap probation, except from the New York Tribune aud Evening Post. From the first we had no right to expect any favor, and as for the last, al though professionally Democratic, it has from the commencement exhibited a littlo hostility to Mr. Polk—it is in the hands of the indefatigable Slamra of the New York Globe, and if he does tlam that paper into its true position, before he is done with it, we have miBsed our guess_that’s all. The Boston Post, in copying the Message, remarks, as follows, which is only the expression of the whole press of the country : “It is a paper that will not suffer in comparison with the most able that have issued from the Executive Depart ment of the national government. Calm, lucid, dignified in its enunciation of measures, vigorous and direct in its expositions, it cannot fail to elicit the applause and excite the patriotic pride of the great body of the American people, while it will exalt the character of us distinguished au thor as a sound and clear-sighted statesman, and as a competent and faithful guardian of his coun try’s honor and welfare.” The tone and style of the Message is found ve ry defective by our whig cotemporaries in Rich mond ; but the Star, neutral in politics, bears the following testimony on that subject : “ So far as the style is concerned it is good—the tone of the Presieent is dignified euough for the occa sion.” There, Messrs, of the Whig and Times, digest that. From the Norfolk Beacon. SHIPWRECK AND LOSS OF LIFE. The shipwreck of the ill fated French barque “ Emilie ” on our coast, has awakened in the pub lic mind the most intense commiseration and pity, and the awful deaths consequent upon it, the most soul harrowing feelings and emotion. Under our Marine Head of yesterday, we published all the particulars that we were then in possession of, re lative to this afflicting disaster, but being imper fect, and not as full as we desired, a naval friend, who visited the scene of disaster, has kindly sup plied the lack, and furnished ns with the following particulars: “ The barque Emilie, of Bordeaux, Captain Sauve6ire, went ashore on Tuesday night last, during a gale from the NE., and the weather be ing so thick and foggy she was not seen from the shore until the following day. “ The vessel is a total loss; she was in ballast and consigned to Robertson & Branda, of this place. She is now lying in three fathoms water, not more than 150 yards from the beach. The fore and mainmast are still standing with all their sails and rigging yet upon them. The following is the account of this melancholy disaster, as I ob tained it from the Captain and crew which is con firmed by the Commissioners of Wrecks, who were on the spot. On Tuesday, the Captain was unable to obtain an observation at meridian for his latitude, but by dead reckoning he supposed himself sufficiently far north to stand in for the land and made Cape Henry. He sounded several time* during the af ternoon, and felt confident of his position, and stood on, hoping to see the light or got a pilot. At 8 P. M., not seeing the land, he determined to "wear ship ” and stand offshore; and while in the act of sounding, the vessel struck, and so vio lently, as to tear off the rudder, sternpoat, and part of the stern frame; she immediately sunk in two and a half fathoms water, the sea making a complete breach over her from stem to stern The launch was immediately got out, but was stove and sunk along side. As the deck was un der water and every sea washing over them, the captain and crew took refuge in the tops, and re mained all night in this horrid aituation, expect ing every moment to be washed overboard with the maste ; they were all wet and with no sheltet from the wind and cold. The next day, (Wed nesday,) the weather was still so thick that they could not see the land, nor could they be seen from the shore until late in the afternoon, although the vessel is bo near the beach. The crew with much difficulty succeeded in sending down the fore and foretopsail yard, and constructed a raft for the purpose of reaching the shore. Previous to launching the raft, one of the crew in attempting to swim ashore was drowned the remainder now attempted to embark on the raft, 10 of them succeeded in reaching it, hot the line that attached it to the wreck was parted bj the violence of the sea, leaving the captain, mate | and one of the crew still on hoard. The raft was soon alter driven on shore, and 4 of the 10 persons who embarked on it were saved, the other six perished from the cold and exhaustion after reach ing the beach ; one other person was drowned alongside of the ship before shoving oft', but his body came ashore soon afterwards. Throughout the day the weather continuing very had, and the surf being too high to launch a boat, no assistance could be rendered from the shore to three survi vors on the wreck, and who were plainly to bo seen in the foretop making signs for help, they remained there all night exposed to tho bleak N. wind. The next morning (Thursday,) Mr. John R. \\ hitous, Alfred Bonny, Mr. Moore and Ca son, launched a boat and put off to tho wreck, and rescued the sufferers from their perilous situation, but nearly insensible from cold and hunger. The six bodies that were found were temporarily in terred on the beach, and the survivors taken to the house of Mr. Noah Chappel, at Little Island. Messrs. Cornick and Hunter, the Wreck Com missioners for this district, received the inlellig gence of the wreck at midnight of Friday, and although residing more than 15 miles from tho scene of the disaster, repaired at once to the spot, where they continued their unremitting attention tu the sufferer*. The consignees, Messrs. Robertson & Branda, received intelligence here on Friday night, and hearing at the same time that the captain and crew were all French and could not speak a word of English, despatched at once one of their clerks, with warm clothing and conveyances to bring up the captain crew. Mr. Fleurot, the American Consul at Mar tinique, being in tho City, took a carriage and proceeded to the wreck in company with Messrs. Robertson &, Branda’s agents, to render bis ser vices as an interpreter to the survivors, and lias just returned in company with myself to the city. 1 he Captain of the Emilie and one of his men are now at the house of Major Cornick, unable to be removed. The remainder of the crew are yet at Lillie Island, but will come up to the city to tnorrow or next day.” THE POWER OF STEAM. 1 he President's Message was delivered in Bos ton in twenty-three hours after it started from Washington, averaging within a very small frac tion, twenty-three miles per hour, including de lays and all stoppages. THE REVENUE CUTTER LEGARE. We see by the last Mercury that the Legare is in Charleston. That paper in speaking of her says: “ It is with much pleasure we learn that the U. S. Revenue Iron Steamer Legare, Capt. Coste, was docked yesterday with all her arma ment and apparel as she came from sea. Those who have never seen a steam propeller, have now an opportunity of gratifying their curiosity by visiting the • Charleston Floating Dry Dock.’” It does not inform us, howovcr, for what purpose she was docked. A LEGACY. The following is an extract from the will and testament of Col. George Mason, of Virginia, and we commend it to the careful attention of Ameri can youth, as embodying sentiments worthy of imitation: “ I recommend to my two sons, from my own experience in life, to prefer the happiness of inde pendence and a private station, to the trouble and vexations of public business, but if either their own inclinations, or the necessity of the time, should engage them in public affairs, I charge them, on a father’s blessing, never to let the mo tives of private interest or ambition induce them to betray, nor the terrors of poverty and disgrace, or of death, deter them from asserting the liberty of their country, and endeavoring to transmit to their posterity, those sacred rights to which them selves were born.” MARRIAGE NOTICE EXTRAORDINARY. The following most extraordinary marriags no tice we copy from the Baltimore “Covenant,” an organ of the Odd Fellows. Taliaferro P. ShafF ner must be a tremendous man to maintain his perpendicularity under such a superincumbent mass of official dignities, says the Boston Times. Married.—In Worcester, Massachusetts, on Thursday, Oct. 9th, Tad. P. Shaffner, Esq., Attorney and Counsellor at Law, of Louisville, Ky., Past Grand H. Priest and Grand Patriarch of that State, a Grand Representative to the Grand Lodge of the United States from the Grand Encampment of Kentucky, Junior Editor of the “Covenant,” of Baltimore, ex-Editor of “The Frce-Mason,” of Louisville, Corresponding and Recording Secretary and Librarian ef the Ken tucky Historical Society, Recording Secretary of the Board of Missions of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, C aptain of the 1st Company, 132d Regiment, 29th Brigade of Kentucky Mil ilia, &c., to Miss Nancy R. Pratt, of the for mer place. Papers throughout the Union,including Texas, Oregon and California, please copy. HORRIBLE—SEGARS. We wonder what our friend, Lash, will say to this catalogue of poisons contained in the segar, aa analysed by the Reverend gentleman. We J think he will ask “ what is the price of putty V* I ho “ Mysteries of Tobacco,” is the title of a new hook, a violent assault upon the weed, by a Mr. Lane, a clergyman, or New York, just is sued from ibe press of that city. By this work, the tobacco smoker is told that he enjoys at the same time, a *• largo quantity of animal matter of an albuminous nature, the roalate of lime with an excess of acid ; acetic acid ; nitrate and muriate of potash ; a red matter, without name, and nature undetermined, which is soluble in alcohol, and swells and boils in the fire; muriate of ammonia, and some other substance of peculiarly acrid though colourless character. To think that one w ho smokes carries all these diabolical substances in his jaws, should be caution enough against the practice. We do not see that Mr. I,ane Includes in these pestiferous commodities, one, more delete rious perhaps than all, which recent cupidity has f"und it advisable to incorporate among the rest. This is opium. The leaves previous to being made into the segar is saturated in liquid opium, , ami thus teceive a large degree of that oblivious influence which is so grateful to the smoker, lie little dreams of the terrible penally which his nervous system must pay hereafter for this per nicious indulgence. From this recent practice conies the greater expensiveness of the superior segar, and the increasing value of the ciude opium.” From tho Wilmington Journal. TERRIBLE RAIL ROAD ACCIDENT— COLLISION OF THE ENGINES—CULPABLE ANI) RECKLESS CONDUCT OF THE ENGI NEERS. • It is our duty, at a public journalist, to record one ot the most culpable and reckless pieces of business which has come under our notice for a long while. At 12 o’clock, on W ednesday last, !in broad day light, the two trains of ears, the one going North, and the other coining South, caiue in direct collision, thereby endangering the lives of a large number of passengers, in both trains, j Happily, no one was seriously injured. This will appear the most extraordinary part of the , affair when we state the circumstances. It is a j rule when the trains meet between two “ turn ■ outs,” that that one which has crossed the half , way line shall make the other run back to the I station which it has last left. On Wednesday last, both the up and down trains were rather late. I hey came in sight of each other at a point, some 26 miles from Wilmington, the half-way line nearly eipti distant from each. Both Engineers crowding on all steam, as the phrase goes, each endeavoring to reach the half-way line first, in order to make the other run back. Onward both of them flew for the contested point, at a terrific speed. Each thinking, we suppose, that hu would reach there first, and bo able to stop his engine. Onward they came, at tho rate of some twenty-five miles an hour, As, they approached one another, both Engineers gave their engines the reverse action, hut alas! too late. The en gines would not recede. An awful collision ensu ed, by which hoth engines were almost stove to pieces. The Engineers, themselves, and the Mail Agents, when they saw that the meeting was in evitable, jumped overboard and escaped injury._ There were a large number of passengers on both trains, and it is really miraculous that they were not seriously injured. The np-going Engine, the Henry Clay, one of the most powerful owned by tho Company, broke the down coming one, the New Hanover, almost into pieces. The names of these reckless men, who thus risked the lives of their fellow beings, are, John Britt, who had charge of the Henry Clay, and Thomas Surlee, who conducted the New Hanover. No excuse can bo pleaded in palliation of this reckless con duct. 'These fool hardy men Raw each other for miles, and it is no good excuse to say that they thought they could back their Engines. They ought not to have risked such a centingency.— Luckily there was another Engine some miles above, which brought the passengers to town again, when they arrived about 6 o’clock, P. M. The mails both ways are thus detained a day. The lives of nearly a hundred people have been placed in imminent peril—two Engines have been almost destroyed, and all through the unpardona | hie recklessness of these two Engineers, Britt and i Surlee. We hope that the board of Directors j will adopt the most stringent means in their power to award them adequate punishment for this awfully criminal conduct. Since the above was writen, we have received the following note from one of the Directors : Mr. Fulton—If you should make any re marks in your paper of to-morrow, of the late ac cident on our Road, will you be so kind as to j state that the Directors of the Road held a meet ing this morning, and discharged both engineers from the service of the Company. Yours truly . ARRIVAL OF THE CAMBRIA. SIXTEEN DAYS LATER FROM EUROPE. Depression in the Cotton Market—Continued llise in the Coni Market — Frightful Condi tion of Ireland—State of the Money Market. The steamship Cambria, Captain Judkins, with dates from Liverpool to the 19th ult., and Halifax dates to the 3d inst., both inclusive, an chored off Boston Light on Thursday night at half past seven o’clock. The news by this arrival will be found to be interesting, and rather important in a commercial point of view. We make up our account princi pally from the New York Herald. Affairs in England had reached a crisis ; Cab inet Council after Cabinet Council had been held; the impending famine had alarmed the Ministry’; and the London 'Times had insisted upon the opening of the ports. Throughout the kingdom, the feeling appeared to be universal that some prompt and decisive step was absolutely necessary. The last Cabinet Council of which we have accounts, was held at the residence of Sir Robert Peel on the 5th ult. All the Ministers in town were present, and previous to its session, the President of the Board of Trade had an interview with the Premier. It was expected that the quo* lion whether or not the ports should he immedi ately opened, was then decided. It was conceded on all hands that the alterna tive ol the Ministry in this crisis, was open ports or st resignation. 'The corn market continues to rise, and the avet ages to fall. The latter now stand for the week at 14s; but the belief is gaining ground, that before the end of the year, with the advanc ing market, corn will be admitted at the lowest duty—a shilling per quarter. The produce markets remain in a tolerably heal thy condition. J 1 he cotton market partakes of the depression into which every description of business is for the time plunged. There is very little doing, though as compared with toe inactivity of the previous fortnight, the market wear9 symptoms of anima tion. I he American Provision Trade does not pre sent much activity. r American wool app«ars to command much at tention. Letters from Stockholm announce feara of fa mine in Sweden, from the badness of the harvest, both in quantity an* quality. The Government is taking measures to prevent it, and already have the manufacturers of brandy from corn been offered a high premium if they will abandon their trade for three months. I he potato disease has spread to a fearful ex tent in the south of Kngland. I he accounts of the potato crop are more alar ming than at the last arrival. The most of those sent to London and Liverpool market are said to be wholly unfit for food, and so completely rotten as not to be worth the freight. 1 rade in the manufacturing districts is down. Marshal Soult, Minister of War, has resigned. Gen. St. You has been appointed his successor. Meetings have been held in Ireland to take into consideration the state of the potato crop of the country, and resolutions were passed, and tub fitting to Sir H. Peel, asking fbr the opening of i the porta ; to stop the distillation of grain, and the ' granting of a loan of a million and a half, to sup- j ply thoir present necessities. On Thursday week, the Bank of England, raised the rate of discount to 3 1-8 per cent.; a movement which has a tendoncy to arrest all fur- 1 ther speculation in railway stock; and on Thors- ! day last it was believed that the Bank intended to raise the discount still higher, but the meet ing passed off without any intimation of the kind. The value of money is higher in every point of , view. I ho King of the Belgians has been opening the Chambers in a speech which makes mention of a 1 commercial treaty with the United States; hut the details of the treaty have not appeared. The state of the potato crop, and the suffering which, it is feared, the Belgians will endure in conse quence, are to be provided for. the King suggests, by employing the poor on public works. The accounts from Algeriashow that the French are still busy making the most ample preparations for the subjugation of the inhabitants. A rumor from Russia, which has obtained little i credit, states that Nicholas intends to abdicate in favor of his succes ;or, and that when he left St. Petersburg for Italy thia had been resolved upon. 'I he new tariff of the Zollverein has been pub lished, but has excited little attention in England. As regards the United Stales, the increased duties will not affect the importations. The transit du ties on cotton have, it will be seen, been reduced by the Hanoverian States. The Duke and the Corn Lau/a.—It is now currently reported that the Duke of Wellington is opposed to changes in the corn laws, or to”lhe a doption of any measures which may be supposed injurious to the agricultural interests. The Duke, it is rumored, washes his hands of all such pro jects, but says to his colleagues. “ if you are de termined to interfere at all, call Parliament to gether, and lay your plans before them.”—Mor ning Chronicle. London Corn Exchange.—Nov. 17.—The report gives a good arrival of Grain, particularly of foreign, as having been received during the course of last week, and there was alio on the whole a fair supply of Irish Oats. Of Flour of our own manufacture the quantity repxirted ex ceeded 5,000 sacks, and we had aleo 3,516 barrels in from Montreal and Quebec. With English Grain throughout the week the market was mode rately supplied, if we except Barley, which came to hand to the extent of about 6,000 quarters.— The amount of business transacted during the week was not large, but no disposition was evinc ed for failing prices, and on the whole rates were fully supported at the end of the week on the few tales made. From the Baltimore Constitutiou. OUR MINISTER IN FRANCE. We make the following extract from a letter of a young and highly intelligent American, now on a visit to Europe. It is the more gratifying, as coming from one, who, in his political senti ments, is decidedly opposed to Mr. King : “ Our Minister, Mr. King, is very much es teemed here; and I am proud to say, fully sus tains, hy the purity of his character, the firmness of his conduct, and the strength of his fine in tellect, the honor of the American name. His health has suffered much from attacks of rheuma tism, materially aggravated by the climate, which is very dilTicult for a foreigner, and especially a Southerner, as he is, to bear ; and this rather on account of its variable nature, and its perpetual humidity, than from the severity of its winter.— He has frequently expressed an anxiety to return home, and occupy himself with the more peaceful enjoyments of his extensive plantation in Ala bama ; but the President hat only answered these applications by bis sympathies, and hie entreatiee that he should remain, aeeuring him on each oc casion, that so important a situation could nut spare so able a men. Thif to our diplomatic rep resentative is no little compliment, coining as it doee from the oracle of an Administration, which boasts among its renka of many of the ablest statesmen in theoountry. The President has at last, I hear, reluctantly yielded to his request, but in sueh way as to induce Mr. King to sacrifice his own wishes still further, and remain a year longer. Were his health perfectly good, 1 am persuaded, so happily is he situated in other respects, he would continue to occupy his elevated position with great satisfaction ; but health, you know, is too important to be neglected; and this he feels most seriously. His popularity is much increas ed by his mingling often with society, and every where most favorably representing us by the courtesy of his nature, and the polish of his man ner.” IIOPKINS L. TURNEY. The Hon. Hopkins L. Turney, recently elect ed to the Senate by the Legislature of Tennessee over Mr. Nicholson, ths regular democratic can didate, has published a letter vindicating his con duct and defining his future course. He appears to be sound upon all publie questions, with the exception of Distribution, of which he avow* him telf the advocate ; and in the course of his let ter he expressly charges President Polk with having “ exerted hit influence, private and of ficial," to tecure the election of Mr. JYicholton. Under all the circumstances—anxious as we are to give even Mr. Turney a fair trial in the Sen ate upon public questions, we cannot regard this charge in any other light than that of a foul libel upon the character of the President. We be lieve it to be false, out and out; but it is jast what might have been expected from one who owes his election over the nominee of his party, to a fraction of democrats and to the Whig leaders in the Legislature of Tennessee. Still, if JMr. Turney does well we shall commend him; hut th« democrats intend to watch him. Better have two open enemies than one false friend.—Raleigh Standard. Boston, a No Government Citv.—Aider man Pope last evening retired from the Board of Alderman, after it refused to concur with the Coonoil in going into a joint convention- for the election of a Mayor. [ Vice. See proceedings in another place.] If a few more retire—there now being only seven in all—the Board instead of be ing funclut officio, will be defunctut- officio-._ Boston is getting to he a great city. It can’t p*y Hs primary school teachers, private citizens Hav ing been obliged, for shame sake, to-do it for them, to the tune of some $9,000, and the poor lamplighters and scavengers don’t get paid, in any way, either from the public or a private purse. In the mean lime, the whig*and natives eye each other savagely, and are fast losing their temper. We do hope that some good guardian angel will protect oor lair town, and preserve its ancient glory and honor.— fiction Timet. Oi.n rot Goon.— Thia is too serious a matter to make light of, as the whale remarked when llMiy were dripping the oil out of bis head. REWARDS OF DRUNKENNESS. If you wish »o bring yourself into notice con., to town every Dow and then and run horse race through the streets, and be governed by the emit,8 eel of inebriates; and if you wish to become drunkard commence dram-drinking moderately__ that i» take a little when you are warm t0 c.k | you ; when vou are cold to warm yon ; at night lo make you sleep sound ; in the morning t0 shaki* off your drowsiness, before meals to promoted/ geslion, when depressed, to revive your spirit; when in company, to make you jovial. |n short drink a little, when you work and when you play when you are sick and when you are well; whi>„ you are at home and when your are abroad, an(1 you will soon be a confirmed drunkard. If you wish to be always thirsty, be a drunk ard; for the oftener and more you drink, the often er and more thirsty you will be. It you wish to prevent your friends raising jou in the world, be a drunkard, for that will iTefeit all their efforts. ' If you would effectually counteract your own attempts lo do well, be a drunkard, and you will not be disappointed. If you wieh to repel the endeavors of the whole human race to raise you to character, credit and prosperity, be a drunkard, and you will assuredly triumph. 3 If you are determined to be poor, be a drunk ard, and you will soon be ragged and pennyless. If you wish to etarve your family, be a drunk ard, for that will make the task easy. If you wish to be robbed, be a drunkard, which will enable the thief to do it with more safety. If you would wish to bluul your senses, be a drunkard, and you will soon be more stupid than an ass. If you would become a fool, be a drunkard, and you will soon lose your understanding. If you wish ro unfit yourself for rational inter eourse, be a drunkard, for that will render you wholly unfit for it. If you are resolved to kill yourself, be a drunk ard, that being a sure inode of destruction. If you would expose your folly and secret*, be a drunkard, and they will soon runout as the li quor runs in. It you think you are too strong, be a drunkard, and you will soon be subdued by so powerful an enemy. If you would get rid of your money without knowing how, be a drunkard, and it will vanish | insensibly. I If you wish to have no resource when past labor but e work-house, be a drunkard, and you will be ; unable to provide any. If you wish to expel all comforts from your 1 house, be a drunkard,and you will soon doit effec 1 tually. If you would be reduced to the necessity of i shunning yoor creditor*, be a drunkard, and you | will soon have reaeon to prefer the bypaths to the ! streets. If you would be a dead weight to the commu I oily, and encumber the ground, be a drunkud, fur ; lhat will render you useless, helpless, burthen eome and expensive. If you would be a nuisance, be a drunkard, for i the approach of a drunkard us like that of a dung hill. If you would be lm«ed by your frienda, be a drunkard, and you will soon be more than disa greeable. If you would be a pest to uociety, be a drunkard, and you will be avoided as infectious. If you do not wish to hare your faults reformed, continue to be a drunkard, and you will not care for good advice. If you would smash windows, break the peace, get your bone9 broken, tumble under carts and horses, and be locked up in watch houses, be a drunkard ; and it will be strange if you do not succeed. If you would destroy your body be a drunkard, as drunkenness in the mother of disease. If you mean to ruin your soul; be a drunkard, that you may be excluded from heaven. Finally, if you are determined to be destroyed, in estate, body and sold, be a drunkard, and you will sooa know that it. is impossible to adopt a more effectual means to accomplish your end. A German pedadogue lately died, having du ring his life given to young geniuses 911,501 caning9, 123,990 floggings, 136,793 taps with »ho ruler, and 10,249 boxes on the ear. It was further calculated that he had made 700 boys stand oa peas, GOO kneel on a sharp edge of wood, and 5,000 wear the fool’s cap. THE BILL OF FARE. A newspaper is a bill of fare, containing a va riety of dishes, suited to the different tastes and appetites of thosi> who sit down at the entertain ment. Politics are beef steaks, palatable to almost every one. Those who prefer them rare done, choose them from France. Electioneering i» venison. Congress news, stuffed meats. Es says, humorous, speculative, mural and divine, are a fine boil«;d dish, where, by a happy com mixture in the use of bread, meat, and vegetables, a diet is obtained, nutritive, pleasant and healthy. Ship news if» loneh at eleven. Poetry is custard. Sometimes t her# comes along a printer’s dun \ that is sour Itroot, or cranberry tart.—Pioneer. From the Portsmouth Mercury. LIFE’S TRUE JOYS. Fame ! ’Tis but a meteor glare, That dazzles to deceive. Sock not, its laurel wreath to wear, Its web of care to weave. Wealth * tis the pageant of an hour, That ne’er can fill the heart; Strive not to gain its boasted power, But choose “ the better part.'* Power * but the shadow of a name, That makes ** still tbc slave : Like its fair sisters, Wealth and Fame, ’Tis not thefood we crave. Within the chambers of the soul, A vacum still we find ; Nor fame nor power ; nor solid gold, Can satisfy the mind. Friendship ! sweet visitant from Heaven, This is thy mission here ; To thee, the antidote is given, For every earthly care. Love’ blest radiance, from the throne Of Uwcrratsd Light, Thor$ loo wilt cheer our earthly home. And make our pathway bright. Woold’st thou trne happiness attain Court then, their gentle sway ; A halo, bright with many a gem Will crown thy darksome way. Not then, In vnin is life’s best boon, Nor hope of bfiss above, The path of life will brighter shins, Its goal, be endless love. As sinks the sun beneath the wave. Calmly thon’lt tink to rest; The burnished cloud reflects its rsyt Thy memory shall be blest.