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What is it but a Map of busy Lifo?—Coirpn-.
I3y a joint resolution, offered by Mr. Ranks last
Saturday, the House agreed to go into the elec
tion of Governor to-morrow.
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 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.
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
“ 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.”
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.
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.
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
“ 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.”
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.
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
From tho Wilmington Journal.
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 .
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
I he American Provision Trade does not pre
sent much activity. r
American wool app«ars to command much at
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 ,
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
If you would be lm«ed by your frienda, be a
drunkard, and you will soon be more than disa
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
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.
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
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.
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.

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