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•'•'it j , < i * - J 4 i fil ' f *<* . ■ , * No. 21 * }, \ rm .__ - ■ • .... _ _ _ ...___ ^ alxftu fi»r el^x ' ting northeas \ and sleet fal j ’ time. Forwi • . coated with \ fra Kanrllo _____ I *wiii'-iiiiug iu»«;k un ii, loos i i cnea; 1 ‘put me along side of that, and' I’ll give you a bottle of rum each to-night; and a 1 iu mth’s extra wages when you are paid off.’ ( The men bent to their oars, but their I strokes were uneven and feeble. They i were used up by the hard work of the proceeding fortnight, and tho’ they did ' 1 their best, the boat made little mo*e « way than the tide. This was a losing 1 A the tide liad set tbefce knetkw, and, the life fellows were ,-"4r,n’a espying them as the ice ^Mr. Larkin ?’ 1 the next morning attef stiff in the arms, Captain the How replied, while the big tears tiki happiness gathered in his _ little stiff in the arms, Captain, hut very easy here,’ and he laid his hand on the rough chest, in which-beat a true and manly heart. My qifeint, breve Down-Easter!—He who lashes the seas iido fury and lets loose the tempests, wul care tor thee. The storms may rage without, but in thy bosom peace ind sunshine abide always. ROMANCE OF REAL lIfE. How true is the remark of Byron, hat “truth is-stranger than fiction !”— How often do we see this realized !— Look at the case of Napoleon ! It far surpasses the wonders ot the wildest ro- i nance. Or still more recent, that of < Louis PhiUippe! How fuU ot changes tas been the life of the Ex-King of the i Barricades ! How many “ups and i towns,” to use an onliuary phrase, has ic experienced ! But the New World , s not without its frustration—and Santa !(yia may be designated in proof. The i »ne-legged Hero of Tampico, as some •fhis admirers delight to call him, has •eon tossed at, mt by fortune w ith a ra pidity of Change truly extraordinary.—| «i | He has experienced almost every mid-| ch fortune. j4t one moment basking iij power, and sawoumJed by sycophui* mud flatterer*—af anothenieno urncd a Miter, with a.price set upon his nfl flliwiler. Cn exile in a foreign: outlawed and proscribed. At tu* I ry Iht lia Uive and to sops extent comfortable for in a considerable time yet. # tap By the explosion in the rock, an iron set bar 2 feet 9 inches in length and 1| inch the in diamiter, not in circumference, as cap jome of the papers had it, was forced pot piite through his head, and passing up- Au ward a considerable way, fell on a spot exp where it was picked up the next day. vot Striking hjfn on the face, just below the ant ;heek bone, it forced itself through the hin ikull near the top of the head, passing D* lirectly through what the craniologists dep all the organ of veneration. When | frit licked up it was tbund to be actually wil greased with the matter of the biaiu. sur Mr. Gage, upion meeting with the ac- Ca 'ident, got into a cart aud rode home, ed, irst telling a man who was at work with us. lira to lie there nejft day, as he should ed ne there! Arrived at the house, he tnl A , I Mvwfpnrg/ill the tune; and I’d bet mpr one nA only making belietk now. *M> the (Jd Ginerai dear old jj?icl0> y tbatV dead and gone, could be here w to have the handling of him for a tl> while; if he didn’t bring him into t ttac* i I weold'nt guess agin. Wit, as I said afore, Ginerai Taylor (Mistily in thi way all over the coun. ?• First, I thought I would figure ind in some of the strong Whig dia> ctej for thinks I, if I can make our sads show a bold front for Cass there, will be such a wet blanket for the hip that they’ll give it up. Well, tiled a public meeting without distinc s of pasty; and I put it to ’em strong Cass and the Constitution, and Cali. «y .forever. Thnjr all bate nod, and try Utile thileWhurr^’d and clap and thinks I fh etide is turning, I’m ing 'in carry this place all holler, hip mid. But when I gotthrough, JH raaty-foc*4 former, away back one corner, got op and looked round, 1 says he—‘Three cheers for Zac ha Taylor.” Thunder and cannon f if re wasn’t a roar set me down for a •. Why, Colonel, I haint heard noth like it since the storming of Chepul ec. It took me right off my feet. I at once the battle was all agin us re, and thought I better make my es* •e under the smoke of it as fast as sihle. At first I felt rather bad about, d then agin I thought I ought to have ected it, for I knew the Whigs had ed that Ginerai Taylor was a whig, I had made up their minds to go for ). So I streak’d it off for a strong mocratic district; for I found our main cadence must he among our own mis. Here 1 called a mass meeting bout distinction of party, for I was e we should get up such a roar for ss that the VY higs would be dumfound* and be pretty likely to fall in with Well, how do you think it work ? 1 made a rearin speech for Cass; 1 ’em what a great statesman ami -J—a - great warrior he was; and li< w he had proved »he former by offering to swallow all Mexico, and how lie hadptoved the latter by breakio bis sword in a pas sion; and inure Ilian all that, since the nomination at Baltimore he was. the greatest Democrat in the country. And now says I my friends, threo cheers for Cass, Constitution, and Calilbrny.— Well mey gin three loud cheers, and I thought that nail was well drove and clinched.. Then a blacksmith with a smutty nose and a leather ap"on on, gets 'up and sings out, “Nine cheers for old Rougn ana Ready! And. by jingo, i it went like a humcaue; full twice as | loud, and three times as ninny as me cheers for Cass. I had a good mind to cut and run, and give it all up. But at last I plucked up courage ami liiced the storm. I called out to the blacksmith, and says I, my friend, when we called this meeting without the distinction of party, it was all meant for Ginerel Cass, the Democratic candidate, and it’s very hansome for a Whig to come here and interrupt us in this way. “ You take me for a Whig, do you f says he. “To be sure I do,” says I; “You arc no Democrat to act in this way.” At that he reddened up so the smut on his face turned blacker than it was before, and says he, “I’d have you know, sir, I’m as good a Democrat as you are. My lather and mother was Democrats before me. I was born and bred a Democrat; and 1 mean to live and die a Democrat but I go forold Rough and Ready, let who will go agin him.”— Then he called out agin tor nine cheers for old Rough and Ready; and the way they roared ’eft out was a caution. I see it was no Qse talking about Whigs and Democrats, I must try some other hook. So I cruised round on the Frcc-soil territory, and. got l|p meetings, and preached up the Wihrlot Jfroviso hot and i forFree-soil and Gineral Taylor?” ' I fgun to think the only chance was 1 foriS to try to carry the South. Sol 1 w .eeled about, and jumped Jim Crow, i/u the Slave States. I told ’em they must stir round and elect Gineral Cass or the whole slavery business would be I upset; but if they would only elect him they might feel safe, for they had his letters to show that he was in favor of upholding slavery all weathers, and of carrying it into every Territory we could lay our hands on. They all answered me very coolly, that they had rather trust a straight-forward Southern man, that they new had no tricks about him, than to trust a Not them man with South ern principles; and they reekoned on the whole, they should go for Gineral < Taylor. As a last' chance, I thought I j would try to rouse ’em up in old Pe,m sylvany. So I went to ’em, and U*d ’em their coal ami iron was in danger, and the only way tor ’em to save it was to elect Gineral Cass, who w’ould ; protect u to me uat s euo, tor he was as good a tariff man as Henry Clay. At that, every one of ’em, Quakers, and Germans, and Dutchmen, and all, put their finger agin the sidp of their nose, and said, “Friend, we tried a tariff man last time, hut *we did’nt save our coal and iron by it; so we have made up our minds to try an honest man this time— we are going for Zachary Taylor.” By this time I was convinced the | game was up, and it was no use to stump ! longer. We’ve got into the cur rent where we can’t help ourselves, and are going down the Falls of Niagara as fast as we can go; and I hope you and all the rest of our party will lie as calm and composed, and considerate, as the Indian was, that went down them awful falls a great many years ago. He tugged and pulled his canoe against the current with all his might till he found there was no chance left, and then he las' down his paddle, and took up his bottle of rum, and sot down quietly in the bottom of his canoe, and tipped the bottle up to his mouth, and sot and drinked, and took the good of it, till he pitched head over heels down the falls, and went out of sight forever. Now, my last advice to you, dear Colonel, and to all our friends* and es pecially to dear old father Ritchie, is to set down quiet and composed in the bottom of the boat, and eat away at the public crib, and th ink away at the bo’ - tie of the. subtreasury till the 4th ot March, v * on we shall all pitch over the fails to' ter, drinking our last guggle. I nain vour dear fiicnd, AJOli JACK DOWNING. Uloody I kaukpy.— i nree men Killed ami Several Wounded.—The town of Yellville, in Marion county, Ar kansas, was on last Monday week the scene of one of the most frightful and disgraceful rencontres that we have ever . known. We would premise, that for many years there has been waged, between the Tutt* and their friends, on the one part, and the Fiver cite nnd their triends on the other, a most deadly feud, lhe war between the Montagues and Capu lets did not begin to equal it. It seems that a man named Mooney, who belongs to the Everett w:™ Waa badly, beaten some three or Ami ”'-CKa since; and that the Everetts and Mooney got up a kind of agreement among them selves, by which they and their adherents forced themselves into a regulating par ty, and had declared that tho Kings* Shelt, Williams, and Hafmpton Tutt* must leave the country. On Monday they all met at Y ellville* Hampton Tutt has a sto*-e there, and was pruck nt enough to keep out of th« way. He knew that a row' would be raised, and that they wo^^if possible kill him. Jesse Turnefl^Mq., spoke there that day, and after flPspeaking, the two parties, armed to the teeth, had some w'ortls, and drew up in battle ar ray—but the matter was quitted, and no outbreak took place. Towards evening, and w'hen the people had pretty gener left for home, the fight commenced. A man by the name of Wadkins, of the Everett party, shot down Jack King.— \f fko onmn f?mo Sim Pt'nrtvff fiv*J>rl uf Sinclair, and missed him Sinclair re. turned the sh.i, mortally wounding Eve rett. King’s brother was shot at by Bartlett Everett, ’the ball grazing his shoulder; he in turn shot Bart Everett dead in his tracks. Atler Sim, Everett was shot, he gathered a rock, and pur* sued Sinclair; but finding King, who had* been shot in the beginning of the fight, he lamed on him and mashed his skull in a shocking manner, and expired wh»le in the aoU Kinsr l*”-* until morning. * ,Wti0Rms was badly l.eaten. He was taken into custody, tali-tade hisVscapo that night ' 1 I_ r the matter is not at an end.—Batm&Ue Eagle. , ;$■, ANECDOTE OF JACOB^sfoR. Do you ever trust Mr. Astor t in quired Mr. K. ‘1 dont trust strangers, • sir,’ was the reply, ‘unless they furnish satisfactory city reference.” ‘Then, ‘quoth Mr. K., the skins I have select ed must suffice for this time,’ and, pay ing for the same he departed. In the afternoon of the same day, just before the spiling of the New Bedford packet, the yc’uiig trader returned for his lot of Sirs, throwing the whole pack‘on his i back, ho left the store, but had not pro ceeded a dozen yards from the store, when Mr. A. called his name, and bid ing him come back. ‘Sir,’ said Mr. A. ‘you can have credit for any amount of | goods you require, provided they are to | found in my store,.’ ‘But,* stammered I M;. K. ‘but my, dear sir, I can give you no city references; 1 am a stranger here.’ 1 ask no other recommendation,’ res)ionded the rich merchant, ‘than that already furnished by yourself. The man who isnotaliove his business need nev er hesitate to apply to John Jacob Astor, for credit.’ Thus commenced a trade between two merchants, which was con tinued to the mutual satisfaction and ad vantage of both for a long tenn of years. iur. iv. is now, one oi me hiosi emi nent capitalists in New Bedford, H ARD^LIXESFOR LOVE RS. An eccentric old gentleman, (says the Nottingham Mercury,) who lives in the county of Lincoln, has just put in force the following scheme, as a prevent ative to his daughter, a pretty girl about twenty years of age, marrying a young man to whom she has been very much attached <1*001 childhood. The conjug al knot was to have been tied the fol lowing year, But.— “How oft, ali'?! one hour will blast the hopan Of many years The old man hearing of the foolish wager* that has lately been made iw Yorkshire to sell in oue year two mill ion boxes of lucifer matches, has dcclar; ed that bis daughter shall not be given in marrage until her lover has performed a similar task, that is, that he shall sell one^nillion boxes lucifer matches, and a half million packets paste blacking; and that he |hall sell only two boxes for a penny, and not more than one shill ing’s worth at a time'*. The young man has willingly consented to comply with the old man’s wish^with a hope that ha a inav sell them sooner than the old man ■ anticipates. He will commence in Nottingham next week, and from thence he w ill pass through the several towns in England till his mission be completed.